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Jennifer Germann, Associate Professor in Art History, has been awarded a Core U.S. Scholar Fulbright award to the University of York in the United Kingdom to support research into her project, "Entangled Lives: The Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray (c.1770s-80s) and the Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Rank in British Portraiture." 

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On Thursday, March 23rd the college held its 27th annual Educational Technology Day and it was a big success.  We had well over 1,100 people participate in the event this year, with over 700 people from as far away as Buffalo, Oswego, Binghamton and Albany, and hundreds of Ithaca College faculty, staff and students.

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Education Studies students presented a paper investigating racial comedy in college teaching at the University of Pennsylvania’s Ethnography in Education Research Forum in Philadelphia last month. Stephanie Graziano (’17 Speech Language Pathology & Audiology), Alec J. Tucker (’17 History, Theater), Kevin Guevara (’17 English) and Dr. Ellie Fitts Fulmer (Education) presented their work, titled “Laughing at the Truth: Investigating Racial Comedy in Anti-Racist Teacher Education” as part of a data analysis workshop alongside advanced doctoral students and early career faculty members. Their work explores the strengths and drawbacks of using racial comedy media in teacher education. The analysis in this session extended the work of this undergraduate research team’s efforts towards forming an architecture of racial comedy pedagogy for anti-racist education, looking closely at the imperfections and controversies embedded in it. The student research team will present the next iteration of their work at the Whalen Symposium on April 13.

Submitted on behalf Carole Dennis and Wade Pickren, Co-chairs Research Council

Please join us on Monday, April 3 for the Spring Faculty Scholarship, Research, and Creative Inquiry Fair. 

This is a chance for people across department and school lines to learn more about the exciting pursuits of their colleagues and to engage with one another as members of a common learning community.

The Research Fair will take place from 3:30- 5:30 pm in the McHenry Lobby of the School of Music with the first half-hour being a time for greeting and gathering.  We will enjoy wine, appetizers, outstanding presentations, and excellent conversation.

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 Manage My ID will be upgraded to “GET Funds”


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Dear Students and Colleagues,

On Sunday we go back to the bargaining table in one last attempt to reach a deal before we strike.  We do this on the heels of receiving support from our tenured colleagues and students who have committed in overwhelming numbers to strike with us.  We are intrigued to see that just as we are about to strike, the administration is suddenly beginning to make more serious proposals to improve the lives of contingent faculty. We should note that every single item the administration has proposed we have had to fight for, tooth and nail. While this represents two years of hard volunteer work from contingent faculty, the college has spent hundreds of thousands of student tuition dollars trying to prevent us from winning what they put in their latest proposal.

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The Office of Human Resources invites you to attend the IC My Future Retirement Planning Event on April 19. The event will be held 10am to 2:15pm in the Emerson Suites. There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Please feel free to attend just one of the seminars, or three!

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As tenured, tenure-eligible and NTEN faculty of the Politics Department, we are taking a collective stance in support of the demands by Ithaca College’s contingent faculty for greater equity and stability in their conditions of employment. We are joining the strike on March 28 and 29.

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It's student recital season!  Besides the highlights of ensembles/guests/faculty events below, check out the full calendar of concerts.

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Free and open to the public

Thursday, March 30, 2017
104 Park Center (Business School)
7:00 P.M.

Confucianism has a lot to teach us about global order. During its transition from the Zhou to Qin dynasties (770 B.C.E. to 221 B.C.E), China faced issues of national identity and international relations much like the issues early modern Europeans were to face centuries later. In response, early Confucians developed a model of global political order known as “tian xia.” In this talk, I will argue that an updated version of this model is not only possible, but in fact is superior to both nation-state and cosmopolitan models of governance.

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Coffee Film Festival!

Contributed by Carol Jennings on 03/24/2017 

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Join us for an evening of films about coffee and then sip some local brews at The Studio. Featuring Guatemalan mountains and Ecuadorian rainforests, these films share origins with some of the coffee you’ll drink. As you taste coffee from local roasters like Gimme! Coffee, Ithaca Coffee Company, and Argueta’s Coffee, follow the cherry’s journey from farm, to hand, to bean, to cup.  

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The interest and creativity on our campus for designing custom 11oz mugs has been amazing.  We have placed two templates in WebCRD where you can add your design and send it off for printing on our dye-sublimation equipment.  As the semester winds down, consider creating a design to thank a roommate, professor, staff, family or friend.  $6.99 per mug. 

Log in to your WebCRD account and choose the IC Office Catalog> Center for Print Production Items>IC Inventory Items.  There are two options for the photo mugs.  A two sided design and a continuous design.  The dimensions the design needs to meet are listed.

We have samples to display at the graduation fair next week that will include bandannas for you and your favorite dog, flip flops, t-shirt, football key ring and a card caddy that you can attach to your cell phone.  All customizable by you!


Resources and how to guides can be found at

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental  Film Festival, and Claudia Costa  Pederson, assistant professor of art history at Wichita State University published a chapter analyzing the experimental media work of French Canadian artist Vincent Grenier.


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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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Former Marvel editor Jim Shooter and famous comic book author Rodger Stern will speak on Saturday, March 26 at noon in Klingenstein Lounge.

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

What is abundantly clear to the college’s bargaining team at this point in contingent faculty contract negotiations, is that all members of the campus community, regardless of where they stand on the many various issues, want both sides to resolve these negotiations so that everyone’s attention can be refocused back to the day-to-day commitment to the education of our students.

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ITHACON Schedule

Contributed by Katharine Kittredge on 03/23/2017 

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ITHACON 42 will be held on Saturday, March 25 10am-5pm; and Sunday, March 26 11am-4pm.  All events and activities are Free.


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Join the Educational Affairs Staff Development Committee for a casual continental breakfast.  There will be activities, games, good food and good coffee, and a chance to get to meet your colleagues from across the Division. Thursday, May 25 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am in the Clark Lounge.

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Do you find that it is hard to budget your money?  Are you overwhelmed by promises of “easy money” and credit card offers that arrive in your mailbox?  Wondering what are smart choices for paying for college?  Help is on the way!


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