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Tuesday, November 17, 9:00- 10:00 am
Wednesday, November 18, 3:00- 4:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Michael LaTour. Mike passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, November 18th.

67 million people have high blood pressure in America

What we already knew:

·Risk of CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease) doubles for each incremental increase in SBP of 20 mmHg or DBP of 10 mmHg.

·Aerobic exercise training leads to reduction in resting BP of 5-7 mmHg in those with hypertension.

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Fall 2015 ICWell Newsletter

Contributed by Maria Russell on 11/13/2015 

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Fall 2015 Edition ICWell Newsletter written by Larissa Meléndez (M.S. Exercise and Sport Sciences ‘16)

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Take advantage of the next week of concerts offered by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; some highlights are featured below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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Join Hillel and Student Alliance For Israel in the Business School (room 206) wtih bagels and coffee to hear how Israelis from all different religions are coming together to help Syrain refugees in Europe.

To learn more about IsraAID check out their website:

FB Event:

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People with visible and invisible disabilities represent a large minority and workforce demographic in the US. It is also a minority that any person can join at any time. Therefore, it’s important to know how to hire and to work with people of this demographic, as well as how to represent them correctly in your marketing and advertising. specializes in photographic imagery of real people with disabilities

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Bring an article of clothing with RED in it to the Spirit Week "Shed the Red" event and in return, get a FREE Cortaca T-shirt! All RED donations will go to the Ithaca Rescue Mission.

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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency.

This workshop gives participants a basic framework, including definitions to develop understanding of the relationship between diversity, inclusion and cultural competency and some tools for assessing and developing cultural competency in their areas.

Facilitated by: Laura Branca and Kirby Edmonds, TFC, Training for Change 
Date/Time: December 7th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Office of Human Resources Conference Room (GL054)

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Dan Carrión received his BA in Environmental Studies from IC in 2008 and went on to complete a Master’s in Public Health at New York Medical College in 2011. In the fall of 2014 he began a PhD in Climate and Health at Columbia University. His experiences in the workforce have been diverse: working for a Latin American solidarity organization, a county’s solid waste division, a community health center, and most recently Columbia’s College of Physicians & Surgeons directing the Summer Public Health Scholars Program. In his chosen field of Climate & Health he hopes to explore strategies to utilize adaptation and mitigation strategies to simultaneously address health disparities. 

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Posted on behalf of President Tom Rochon

This has been a challenging, emotional, and important week in the history of Ithaca College. 

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Posted on behalf of C. Vivian Lorenzo, MD

I am writing to update the campus community on the results of additional laboratory testing related to the death of an Ithaca College student yesterday.  The New York State Department of Health has advised us that testing is negative for any bacterial infection that would require preventive antibiotics to close contacts. 

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Please join us for a talk by William Dunham, Visiting Professor of Mathematics at Cornell University on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 4:00pm in 309 Williams Hall.

This talk should be accessible to any student who has seen calculus.

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Bart D. Ehrman, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presents Misquoting Jesus: Scribes Who Changed the Scriptures and Readers Who May Never Know.

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The Fitness Center will be open with reduced hours on Saturday 11/14/15.  Our hours of operation will be:

9:00am - 11:30am


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Friday, November 13, 2015, 2:00- 3:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett
Facilitated by Gwen Seaquist, Professor and Legal Studies Program Coordinator; Mike Titlebaum, Associate Professor, Music Performance

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/12/2015 

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Did you know that diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today—nearly 10 percent of the population? This means that every 19 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes.

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Dr. Jordana Dym, Skidmore College, will present "'Mapitas:'Geografías Visualizadas and the Editorial Piedra Santa: A Mission to Democratize Cartographic Literacy in Guatemala" on Monday, Nov. 16, 4pm in Textor 101. The lecture is sponsored by Latin American Studies

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Look no further! Plum Benefits offers exclusive discounts of up to 50% off tickets and up to 60% off hotels, with access to preferred seating and special offers for top shows, attractions, theme parks, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more. Plum Benefits is a unique benefit offered exclusively to companies and their employees.

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 The silent retreat scheduled for Saturday 1-5 pm in Hill 107 is being postponed to the spring semester.  

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