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Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost

Please join me on Thursday, April 3rd for the fifth Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  Dr. Jorge Garcia, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will be presenting “Contesting Liberalism in 19th Century Mexico:  A Conservative Utopia.” 

Professor Garcia received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin in 2010.  His research interests include in Mexico and Central American literature, culture and intellectual history; Latin American contemporary crónicas; civic responsibility and community engagement through filmmaking in underserved communities. He recently presented work in a conference titled “Counterstories of Greater Mexico” at Cornell University. 

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17th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival presents

Dissonant Environments 
a informal and interactive panel featuring new media artists Leila Christine Nadir and Cary Peppermint from EcoArtTech and NPR Journalist Jonathan Miller 

Moderated by Tom Shevory, FLEFF and Politics

Wed April 2
Hill 104
7 p.m.


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 Don't have enough scandal in your life?  Enroll in The School for Scandal.

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Asma Barlas, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), has published a chapter on Islam in the Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender,  edited by Adrian Thatcher (Oxford University Press, 2015).  An early online version is available at Oxford Handbooks Online,

Department of Writing Associate Professor Tom Kerr presented a paper entitled “Slacktivism, Activism, and Open Access Pedagogy"” at the Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, March 19-22.

Spring is coming! What is your favorite Spring activity? Is it running, walking the dog, barbequing? Whatever it is, share it with us for a chance to win!

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IC’s trumpet ensemble was selected through taped audition to perform a prelude concert at the ITG conference this coming May 20-24.  Their concert will take place on May 22.


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Read Club Hub Volume 4 Issue 11 to find out more about Student Volunteers for Special Olympics' annual Flame event, SAB's Tedx-Ithaca College event and the 37th annual Festival of Black Gospel.

Dr. Janet Galván was a headliner at the American Choral Directors Association Central Division Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio in February.  She conducted the middle school girls honor choir.

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The last Coffee with the Provost meeting for the spring semester has been scheduled for this Thursday, April 3.

Thursday, April 3, 9:00 – 10:00 am Ithaca Falls – Campus Center

The meetings are limited to no more than 12 people.  Please RSVP to MaryAnn Taylor please RSVP to ( if you wish to attend.

View the Events Calendar listing.




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Bruce Henderson, Communication Studies, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Steven Hartman (1987) has published a translation of stories by Swedish author Stig Dagerman titled Sleet (Verba Mundi Books, 2013) that has been has been long-listed for the 2104 Best Translated Book Award given by the University of Rochester’s weblog Three Percent. 

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The twelfth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 25. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please visit to register.

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 Writing Department offers 5 Online Courses this Summer....

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On Tuesday, April 8, the School of Business will be co-hosting “Tomorrow’s Leaders: Student Entrepreneurship in CNY,” with the Upstate Venture Association of New York featuring the CEO of Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya.

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Naeem Inayatullah was a discussant for two panels at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association: Telling Stories: Space, Place, and Personhood, and Place Matters: Globalization and Its Frictions, Toronto, March 26-30, 2014.

With FLEFF and GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, Cinemapolis is swamped with long lines this week.

All ready, hundreds of tickets for individual  have been sold for FLEFF-- and the festival is not moving down there until THURSDAY.

Brett Brossard, the executive director of Cinemapolis and an IC alum, has suggested that festival goers seeking advance tickets should go to the Box Office when the films are running--not at the actual start times of the films running this week.

This way,the Cinemapolis Box Office personnel have time to help you secure your tickets. So look for when the last time is for say,the 7 p.m. might be 7:20...then go to secure your advance tickets with your pass at 7:30!

In other words, go to the Cinemapolis Box Office once everyone is the theaters watching the films, rather than in line waiting to buy a ticket.

It will be less hectic. That way,  the staff and you can focus more easily on your selections. And you will avoid the long lines during FLEFF!

Faculty Council is seeking two candidates to serve on advisory committees for the College's Strategic Sourcing Initiative. The Strategic Sourcing Initiative is designed to implement significant changes to the College's procurement procedures. It is important that faculty have input into this process to assure that it properly supports our educational mission, while the changes are defined and implemented. Deadline for nominations, including self-nominations is Tuesday, April 1 at 5 PM. Please submit a short statement of intent to either or

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In the Outlook Web App you can “publish” your calendar, making it visible to others, including people outside of our organization.

This is NOT the same as sharing or setting permissions for people on campus. Publishing your calendar does not allow people to edit your calendar. For information on sharing or setting permissions for people within our organization, click here.

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; this week's are listed below.

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

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