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Take advantage of the first few weeks of concerts offered this semester 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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The J.J. Staff Scholar Award Committee is pleased to announce that four Ithaca College staff members are recipients of the J.J. Staff Scholar Award for the Fall 2015 semester.

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Tuesday, September 29
2:00-4:30 pm
Country Inn & Suites, 1100 Danby Road, Ithaca

Katie Orem, MPH, Geriatrics & Palliative Care Program Manager, eMOLST Administrator, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield 


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Dr. Blackwell will be addressing this years Discussion Series theme "Beyond Community" by presenting her work on the increasing complexity of community in Los Angeles in the context of indigenous migration from Latin America. Based on collaborative research on tranborder community building and political participation among indigenous women migrants active in the Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales (The Indigenous Front of Binational Organization) (FIOB), her research seeks to better understand how indigenous migrant women advocate for themselves as they navigate the multiple systems of racial meaning that shift, overlap, and hybridize in the process of migration. 

When: Monday, September 21 from 7-9PM

Where: Clark Lounge


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 FOOD FRENZY! Thursday, October 1st from 11:30am to 2:00pm in  Emerson Suites 


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Stop by IC Square at 3pm TODAY to enjoy some refreshments and cheer on Chris Allinger (radio personality of Q 103.7) as he completes his walk around Tompkins County to raise money for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.



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 The Ithacan has once again been named a finalist for the National Newspaper Pacemaker Award and the National Online Pacemaker Award by the Associated Collegiate Press. The winners of the awards — widely regarded as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism” — will be announced at this fall's National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas, on October 31. 
 The Associated Collegiate Press is the oldest and largest membership organization of college journalists in the country. 

In addition, The Ithacan has been honored as a National Finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists' 2014 Mark of Excellence Award competition, recognizing the paper as one of the top three non-daily student publications in the country. 
SPJ the country's largest organization of professional editors and reporters.

Racism is not a thing of the past. Discrimination is still a fact of life for many people of color and immigrants, especially in housing, employment and education. One way of taking the first steps in creating a community where everyone feels safe, valued and respected is by engaging in dialogue about race and racism. The Talking Circles on Race and Racism are designed to serve as a discussion tool to increase community communication about race and racism and help individuals increase their comfort level in addressing issues of racism in their own lives.

Ithaca College students are invited to participate to come together in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a sustained, confidential, frank dialogue around issues of race and racism. The Diversity Awareness Committee will initiate a Student Talking Circle facilitated by professionals from the Multicultural Resource Center. The Talking Circle will be made up of 16 racially and ethnically diverse people who will meet once a week for five consecutive sessions to self-reflect, share experiences, and learn from others’ perspectives and attitudes.

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Don't miss the Senior Class Celebration & IC Donor Reception during Alumni Weekend.

Be the first to hear the Senior Class Gift Campaign announcement and network with IC's most loyal supporters.

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Join us for an Alumni Weekend of professional development training in the Office of Career Services!

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As part of Alumni Weekend 2015, all campus community members are invited to join the School of Business on Saturday, September 26, 9:30-11:00 a.m., to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the School of Business Center for Trading and Analysis of Financial Instruments (also known as: the Trading Room). 

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Due to several recently reported incidences of theft and burglary on campus, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management would like to provide some anti-theft tips to the campus community.  Theft is the most common crime on campus, from offices to residence halls to public spaces.  However, a few quick and important measures can help you protect your space and property. 

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Gorge Safety Reminder

Contributed by Andrew Kosinuk on 09/17/2015 

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Ithaca is well known for the beauty of its gorges—a main attraction in the region and a must see for members of our campus community. Perhaps less known is the potential for danger and the fact that it is illegal to swim in these gorges. Over the past two decades, there have been over 25 accidental deaths and numerous serious injuries suffered by people swimming and jumping into the gorges. 

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Saturday is a busy day on campus for Ithaca College's athletics department, with home field hockey, football and men's soccer games all starting at 1 p.m.

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Contributed on behalf of Provost Benjamin Rifkin

Join us in creating a vision for the future of education at Ithaca College!

All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend our Blue Sky Reimagining kick-off event on: 

Thursday, October 8
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

in Emerson Suites 

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"–What exactly does ‘a Hispanic’ look like? Do I need to look like Juan Valdez and sell Folgers in a T.V. commercial, sift my fingers through Colombian coffee beans I picked myself, sitting on the back of my reliable mule, Conchita, next to a brokedown Chiva in an oversized sombrero,– for me to “look” Latino? or look like “a Hispanic” as you say? And what is “a Hispanic” exactly?" (Carlos Andres Gomez, Juan Valdez)

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Go Paperless & Win!

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Delta Dental is giving members an incentive to go paperless- through September 30, 2015 when members opt for electronic dental benefit statement notifications in lieu of mailed statements they will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a tablet of their choice with a value of up to $500. Visit Delta Dental to learn how to go paperless and win!


Submitted on behalf of Marc Israel, Assistant Provost for Finance and Administrative Operations:

Faculty are encouraged to review new guidelines pertaining to requesting internal funding from the provost’s office.   

Significant changes include new applications and fixed deadlines for the Academic  Challenge and Mini-Grant funding.  

The new deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Selection Process:  November 1st Deadline (for grants whose funds must be used between December 1 and May 31).
  • Spring Selection Process:  May 1st Deadline (for grants whose funds must be used between June 1 and November 30).

Please review the new guidelines and restrictions by visiting the Office of the Provost – Information for Faculty – Internal Grants at


Questions may be directed to Karen Emnett, Assistant to the Provost/Office Manager at


Field Study is a selection of photographs and videos that examine the indelible relationship between humans and nature.

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As a follow-up to comments made by Nancy Pringle at the All College Meeting on Thursday, August 20th, we are asking all staff employees to complete an Individual Development Plan in consultation with their supervisor.  The original deadline of September 30th has been extended to October 30th.  

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is an organized approach to professional development.  IDPs have long been used as a tool to help employees develop their skills and achieve their goals.

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