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Exhibiting artist Michelle Marie Murphy will speak about her work on view at the Handwerker Gallery in the three-artist exhibition, BRIGHT SPECK, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 6 p.m.. 

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Today the contingent faculty union met with administration to attempt to head off a strike and settle a contract that provides fair pay for part-time faculty and job stability for full-time contingent faculty. We did not come to an agreement, and as of today our strike on March 28th and 29th is still on.

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From Senior Vice President Nancy Pringle, Provost Linda Petrosino, and Professor Gwen Seaquist, representatives of the Ithaca College bargaining committee.

We are writing to update the Ithaca College community on our most recent bargaining session with the union representing part-time, per-course and full-time, one-year faculty, which took place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. The college administration deeply values all of its faculty, and has been working to address their concerns while at the same time maintaining the long-term financial viability of the college.

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Workshop: How to Use Adobe Illustrator to Create Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Web Comics [As offered at San Diego Comicon 2017].  Led by Howard Simpson, Artist, Owner of Abba Studios, and Just Create blogger Learn to create layouts, inks, colors and lettering for your next comicbook, web comic or graphic novel.  Create a template that is a print-ready resolution independent file for all uses.

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Renowned fantasy writer Tamora Pierce – is the creator of the Tortall Universe cycles of novels, and of the Circle Universe cycles of novels. She has created many memorable and beloved characters, including the warrior woman Alanna of The Song of the Lioness quartet, the first series within the Tortall universe; the spymaster Alianne, daughter of Alanna and principle character of the Tricksters cycle of books; and Keladrin, of the cycle Protector of the Small, the first openly female character within the Tortall world who becomes a knight

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ITHACON, Ithaca's classic comic book convention, is being held on March 25 and March 25 at the Ithaca College Campus Center. Acres of free parking and all events and activities are FREE. 

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ITHACON, Ithaca’s classic comic book convention, is being held on March 25 and March 25 at the Ithaca College Campus Center. Acres of free parking and all events and activities are FREE. 

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At noon on Saturday, March 25 in the Klingenstein Lounge. author Rodger Stern and editor Jim Shooter will talk about writing and editing Superman, Spiderman, X-Men and the Avengers.

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Inner Strength (as featured by The Ithacan) is now open for block 4 sign-ups. 

Inner Strength is a group fitness class that differs from our more traditional classes in a few key ways:

i.      Participants sign up and commit to the entire block of classes rather than signing up 30 minutes before each session.

ii.      Participants meet with the instructor for pre and post fitness testing and functional movement screenings.

iii.      Class workouts and movement progressions are tailored to meet each individual participant’s ability.

We are offering two sections of Inner Strength this block.  Both sections will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a student section running from 4:15pm – 5:00pm, and a faculty/staff section running from 5:15pm – 6:00pm.  If you are interested, you may register at the Fitness Center front desk any time before Tuesday 3/28.  If you have any questions please let us know.


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Contributed on behalf of Interim AVP/CIO, David Weil for Digital Instruction and Information Services

  • 55+ National, regional and local technology vendors
  • 45+ seminars on a variety of topics including: Makerspaces, 2017 Technology Outlook for education, Women in IT, Teaching and Learning with Technology, Security, AV solutions, and more
  • Startup Central with emerging companies
  • Demonstrations, 3D Games, Robotics, and more!

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Our Middle States liaison, Dr. Tito Guerrero, has named Dr. Joseph Bascuas chair of the visiting review team for our reaccreditation self-study. Visiting team chairs are assigned by the Middle States Commission from a group of potential evaluators who have experience as members of evaluation teams.

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Ithaca College is partnering with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier to bring their mobile food pantry to the IC community.  The Mobile Food Pantry is used to deliver fresh produce, dairy products, and other food and grocery items directly to distribution sites where people need food. When the truck arrives at a site, volunteers place the food on tables surrounding the truck. Clients are then able to "shop" free of charge, choosing items that they need.

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Thank you to the campus community for your patience as the Shared Governance Task Force reviewed the feedback we received in the fall and completed a second Draft of the Charter of Shared Governance. 

The Shared Governance Task Force is pleased to inform the campus community of the following timeline for release of the draft of the shared governance document.

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The fifteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 21. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here.

All students, staff, and faculty who wish to celebrate the accomplishments of our LGBTQA+ and allied seniors and graduate students are welcome and reservations are required

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Tompkins County Public Library, in partnership with Humanities New York, will host a weekly discussion series on community and civic engagement beginning April 6 at 6 p.m. in the Library’s Ezra Cornell Reading Room.

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Help the Friendship Donations Network with a fun raffle!

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On Thursday, March 23rd, the College will be holding its 27th Educational Technology Day.  This exciting event attracts hundreds of visitors to our campus to explore new technologies and learn more about how technology can be used both in and out of the classroom.  We are asking that students, staff, and faculty please be aware of the parking impact of Ed Tech Day on both the event date and the preceding Wednesday, as described below.

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After thorough consultation with president-elect Shirley M. Collado and search committee chair Brian Dickens, we have decided to defer the timing of the search for a Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer to the fall semester, after Dr. Collado officially assumes her role as President.

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On Thursday March 23rd, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall, Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa will perform with the IC African Drumming and Dance Ensemble and Worlds of Music Class.

The concert will feature music from the Ewe, Dagomba and Ga tribes of Ghana by the African Drumming and Dance Ensemble and the Worlds of Music Class.

Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa is very visual on stage and do an intense performance that incorporates modern African dance to enhance the music with colorful costumes, call and response singing supported by great melodic instruments, guitars, flutes keyboards and percussion featuring the Gangan (Yoruba talking Drum).

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The Ithaca College Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium announces a presentation by Dan Breen, titled “Marlowe’s Edward II and the Limits of Humanist History,” on Thursday, March 23, at 12:10 to 1:45 p.m. in Business 301. 

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