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I’d like to invite you to the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra’s final concert of the 2014-15 season. It is a first of its kind collaboration between the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra, several schools at Ithaca College, a brilliant collection of renowned guest artists, faculty soloists and notable alumni. It should prove to be a very unique and enjoyable evening. There will be two opportunities to see the concert in Ford Hall.       

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Erika Bucior presented a poster at the Northeast Regional American Society of Plant Biologist Conference held at Northeastern University in Boston, MA on  April 11th and 12th.

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The Faculty Handbook Amendment Committee (FHAC) will hold its final information session regarding the committee's draft revision of tenure and promotion policies and procedures. 

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The Spring 2015 Jewish Studies Faculty Showcase Presents 

Dr. Garrett Eisler 

"America's First Holocaust Drama: We Will Never Die (1943)"

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Handwerker Gallery

*Free and open to the public

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Religion and Prisons

Contributed by Nancy Menning on 04/15/2015 

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Are you interested in how eastern, western, and indigenous religions have influenced prison policy and practice?

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Please join us on Wednesday, April 29, from 4:00-5:00 pm, in the second floor atrium of the School of Business for a farewell reception for Interim Dean Jim Simpson and Dr. Athena Zhang.

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Dr. Matthew Holtmeier, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies, recently presented at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Montreal, Canada.

Participating in a workshop titled 'Teaching Transnational Cinemas,' he discussed how to enact a critical pedagogy through assignment and curriculum design, and best practices for contextualizing transnational media. This panel was selected by the SCMS Transnational Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group as having particular significance to the academic study of transnational media.

After 27 years of service to Ithaca College, Prof. Stephen Clancy of the Art History department has announced his retirement, effective at the end of May 2015.

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Learn about sustainable tourism while traveling in Costa Rica! 

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Archaeogeophysical and 3D laser scanning at the Old Fort Johnson National Historic Landmark site in Fort Johnson, New York provides a case study for creation of an integrated landscape. The ability to digitally image above and below ground features creates a new way of visualizing an integrated landscape.

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Mara Alper's presentation "Re-Imagining Water: Citizens Educating Fellow Citizens About Water" at the 7th World Water Forum, in Korea on April 14 was attended by an enthusiastic international audience from Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. After her presentation, people discussed their water interest areas and experiences educating others. Her materials were requested for presentations about water conservation and bottled vs. tap water at Seoul National University, a Korean water conservation company and an Indonesian youth education program.

During the forum, Mara enlisted international guest experts for her online course "Water Planet" and her Ithaca Seminar "The Power of Water." They are from Laos, Slovakia, Austria, Great Britain, Indonesia and the US.

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Enter the world of this essential element as we explore questions such as: What is your water footprint? Why is water considered 'Blue Gold'? Why is water an important part of many religious rituals? We will use perspectives from the arts, humanities and sciences, with a focus on the global politics of water and sustainability and its media representations. Internet readings, videos, podcasts, guest lecturers and discussions link students with national and international experts. This asynchronous class that can be done from anywhere with high-speed online access.  Homerconnect GCOM 20100 LIberal Arts 3 cr. Questions? Email Mara Alper    May 26-June 26

Enjoy an evening out with your children at the IC Family Carnival! Inflated bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, and assorted activities stations will transform the fitness center into a children’s play land. You will want to stick around for the live entertainment, raffles, and snacks!

The event is on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 to 8 pm in the gyms on the lower level of the Fitness Center. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for anyone over 18, and $16 for parties of 5 or more. Members of IC Student United Way organize and run the Family Carnival. All proceeds benefit the ICSUW's fall grant program, during which funds are allocated to organizations in the Ithaca community.

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CNS 112 Refreshments served 
3:40 p.m. CNS 1st floor lobby.  


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It is that time of year again when picnics, receptions and banquets are held to celebrate the completion of the academic year, students’ accomplishments, and Commencement.  Many times, such events take place off campus, at private homes, and other locations.  If alcohol will be available for students in attendance, it is important to remember the responsibilities that are associated with such an event.

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April Earth Day Sweepstakes

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 04/15/2015 

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Everybody loves a Sweepstakes!

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Are you a supervisor on campus? Would you like to gain resources to help prevent sexual harassment in your area? Come join us for lunch and learning on April 22th, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Office of Human Resources Training Room, Peggy Ryan Williams Center.  

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Information Technology Services is inviting current Ithaca College employees, who meet the required position qualifications, to apply for the position of Coordinator of Classroom Services.

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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee would like to inform our community that we have concluded the funding request process for this academic year.

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Each year we assess the First-Year Residential Experience program and make improvements to address the feedback received from students, Resident Assistant staff, and FYRE Associates. As a result of the feedback we received this year, FYRE will be piloting two new models (running concurrently) for 2015-2016.

All first-year students will continue to live in the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) located in all 11 quad buildings (including Clarke) and the East and West Towers.

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