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Tuesday December 1, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.

Writing Center

Smiddy 107

This workshop introduces you to effective reading strategies you can use in all your classes. In addition, the workshop provides strategies for reading in the sciences and the humanities.

Refreshments served.

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Do you have questions about the racism crisis and governance issues that have led to confidence/no confidence votes on President Rochon's leadership? Faculty (from all schools), staff and students will share their brief thoughts on different aspects of racism crisis and governance issues on campus.  Everyone welcome! 

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Celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2015 graduates at a dessert reception on Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites of Phillips Hall.

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Ithaca College is excited to partner with Plum Benefits and offer Faculty and Staff a chance to win a Plum Benefits gift card! Just visit and register between now and November 30th to be automatically entered. Please see these details for more information.

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The Student Accessibility Services office is seeking volunteer proctors for final exam week. If you have time available during the week of December 14-18, and can give us a three-hour block of time for proctoring exams, please contact us. Our daily seating times for exam administration are:

7:30 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 1:30 PM

1:30 - 4:30 PM

4:30 - 7:30 PM

6:00 - 9:00 PM

This may be a good time for you to get some grading or reading done and, at the same time, provide a valuable service to the IC community. If you are interested in helping, please contact Kelly Charnley at or at 4-1257 for more information.

Thank you very much for your consideration.


Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

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The Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) managed computer labs will have modified hours during the Thanksgiving break.

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Paul Wilson recently presented a paper at the Society for Utopian Studies conference in Pittsburgh.  His paper, “Reimagining the Zambian Afronaut in Contemporary Art,” examined a 2012 photobook and exhibition by the Spanish photographer Cristina de Middel and a 2014 short film by the Ghanaian filmmaker Frances Bodomo about the Zambian space program of the 1960s.

Paul Wilson is assistant professor of contemporary art and museum studies in the Art History department.

Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Megan Wolk on 11/18/2015 

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Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Luca Maurer, Jeff Cohen, Sandra Steingraber, Kathleen Mulligan, Rachel Wagner and Shoshe Cole; staff members Gerald Hector and Chris Biehn; students Evan Popp and Stephanie Cruz. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page

IC in the Media

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Join us from 5-8pm on December 4th, 2015 for the opening of the Ithaca College Student Print Fair; an exhibition of etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, silkscreen, and more!  Meet the artists, purchase unique prints, and check out Behind the Layers: Demons Withinnew sculptural work by Stanislav Mehne. 



The Ithaca Department of Art, Creative Space Gallery, 215 The Commons, Ithaca, NY



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From Nov 20-22, three members of the Central New York chapter of Colombia Support Network (CSN-CNY) will join thousands from across the nation at Fort Benning, GA, to demand a dramatic shift in U.S. foreign policy and the closure of the controversial U.S. Army School of the Americas SOA (Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation).

The SOA made headlines in 1996 when the Pentagon released training manuals that advocated torture, extortion and execution. Despite this admission and hundreds of documented human rights abuses connected to soldiers trained at the school, no independent investigation has ever been taken place. This year marks the 25th anniversary Vigil to remember those killed by SOA graduates throughout Latin America.

Prof. Patricia Rodriguez (IC), Prof. Colleen Kattau (SUNY-Cortland) and Ithaca activist Beth Harris will host a workshop at the event in Georgia, and show the new film produced by CSN-CNY called 'Campesinos in Colombia: The Heart of a New Nation', which tells the story of grassroots organizations uniting to demand and propose change. A report back and showing of the film is planned for early February 2016.


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Sox Sperry will lead a discussion entitled, “Bridging Sustainability Education With Media Education: Methods, Techniques, and Hands-On Approaches From Practitioner Experiences in the Field” at the International Media Education Summit 2015 on Nov. 20 at Emerson College in Boston. He will be presenting alongside Antonio Lopez, author of “Greening Media Education: Bridging Media Literacy With Green Cultural Citizenship.”

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Students from Xanthe Matychak’s Make Better Stuff lab at Ithaca College hosted a public laser-cutter demo at Ithaca Generator for November’s First Friday in Ithaca. The Make Better Stuff Lab is a course Xanthe developed for IC freshmen where they learn about sustainable design principles and then design and manufacture a product that uses those principles. During the First Friday Demo, the class fielded several great questions from observers. Here are some examples:


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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) invite you to attend our monthly meeting, on Tuesday, December 8th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., in the Human Resources Conference Room, Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, and participate in a facilitate discussion on supporting transgender and gender nonconforming students. Luca Maurer, LGBT Education, Outreach & Services Program Director, DAC Member will facilitate this meeting entitled “Pronouns and Forms and Policies – oh my! Addressing the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students”.

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Bigoted comments, jokes, negative assumptions and stereotypes are challenging because they can provoke our emotions and make us reactive, scared, confused, uncertain, judgmental, and less able to access our intelligence and good thinking.

DATE: Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 
Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Training/Conference Room

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Conflict is a universal and routine human experience. We more or less successfully engage it every day of our lives. Once in a while, however, it sticks and we get stuck! This highly engaging and interactive three hour workshop explores the experience of conflict and its effects on us as individuals and our interactions with others. We then explore and experiment with some key skills and inclusive strategies we can all use to shift negative conflict interaction both for ourselves and for others.

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Ithaca claimed five Empire 8 championships during the fall sports season to lead the conference's standings as the top intercollegiate athletics program in the Empire 8.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson.

Greetings to the campus community,

By now most of you are aware of my recent appointment as the interim chief diversity officer. I assumed this new leadership role with mixed emotions as I have witnessed IC students raise serious questions about Ithaca College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Most of you are also aware that the college has made a declaration of numerous plans and initiatives to address these questions, which can be viewed at I will share a few updates on some of those plans below.

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Exciting news from DIIS

Contributed by Marishya Y. Weiss on 11/17/2015 

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submitted on behalf of Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh

Your new Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) (formerly Information Technology Services) department is currently in transition and hard at work transforming our services.  At Tuesday’s “Dollars and $ense,” we shared information about our new Strategic Plan, new Organization, and new Governance process with attendees.  We encourage you to visit our new DIIS web site ( to learn more about our transition.

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The Fitness Center will be closing at 2:00pm on Friday 11/20/15, and will be open for limited hours over Thanksgiving Break.  Our hours of operation will be as follows:

Friday 11/20: 7:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 11/21 - Sunday 11/22: Closed

Monday 11/23: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday 11/24: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday 11/25 - Sunday 11/29: Closed

We will reopen with our regular academic year hours on Monday 11/30/15.

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