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Public Viewing Night at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory CANCELED!! October 3, 2014 from 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

CANCELED due to forecast of cloudiness, poor visibility & rain!!

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Overload stipends are available for faculty interested in teaching 1 credit hour block II mini courses in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.  Faculty from all departments are encouraged to apply. Mini courses are designed to take advantage of FLEFF films and events and engage students in sustainability related topics broadly defined. FLEFF will run from April 6-12, 2015. The theme for this year’s Festival is Habitats.


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Dr. Alex Moore is a Senior Research Associate in Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and is director of Cornell’s Field Program in Earth and Environmental Systems in the Hawaiian Islands. She has taught geology and environmental sciences for many years in the US and overseas, and for over 15 years has conducted field work with undergraduate students in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

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Submitted on behalf of Luke Keller and Nancy Pringle, Search Committee Co-Chairs

We write to update the Ithaca College Community regarding our efforts to identify the College’s next Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs (VPEA).

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Do you have an idea for an online business, a hot show, or exciting film concept?

The Park School will host a live event on Friday, October 10 featuring an alumni judging panel and live audience voting. Students will have 3-4 minutes to pitch their idea for a chance to win a share of $1000.

First Prize: $500

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"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?"
~ Bob Marley 

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The 111th Topical Symposium had the theme of Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate and was held at SUNY Plattsburgh. To learn more about the symposium browse to

The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBT themed film series will show the documentary “Jihad for Love” on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The 7 p.m. screening in Textor 101 is free and open to the public.

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Notice of Availability:  procedures, practices and programming the College uses to keep students and employees safe, and facilities secure.

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The college’s exterior vehicular directional signage system was completed late last semester and now should be utilized for all campus events. To provide the best experience possible to our visitors, the following guidelines and options have been developed for temporary event-related signage for on-campus college-sponsored events. All three options include standardized design templates in which event-related text can be customized.

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 South Hill Natural Area West (B-Plots) closed during hunting season

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The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, via the City of Ithaca Police Department, has received notice of a phone scam being conducted in the Ithaca area.  Please be aware of the scam description detailed below, do not follow the instructions provided if you receive such a call, and report any encounter with this scam to the Tompkins County Dispatch Center immediately at 607-272-3245.

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The Office of the Provost and Center for Faculty Excellence are pleased to co-sponsor a series of informal gatherings for faculty to talk about courses they are teaching in each of the six ICC themes. Participants should come prepared to talk for 2 minutes about what they are doing to address the theme and also to hear how their colleagues are integrating the theme into courses. We anticipate mutual learning among faculty members that will enrich every ICC course. Faculty who aren’t yet teaching in a particular theme are also welcome to attend and gain insight into possibilities for their own courses. We encourage you to drop in for a few minutes before or after class or stay the entire time as your schedule allows. Refreshments will be provided. 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (Register here)
3:00-4:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Nominations are open for student or faculty membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Sigma Xi is a national honor society of scientists and engineers who are elected to the society because of their research achievements or potential. The Paulen A. Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1965.

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 TODAY! 12-12:50pm Taughannock Falls Room, 3rd Floor of the Campus Center

Jeff Collins, LCSW of Hospicare & Palliative Care Services will give a talk about what it means to experience HOPE when confronted with the pains of death, suicide, and grief.

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The science doesn’t lie: singing really is better for your health than yoga.  And, in the words of Ella Fitzgerald, “the only thing better than singing – is more singing.” Scientists have shown that not only does singing in a choir make you feel good; it’s got health benefits, too. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, found that choristers’ heartbeats synchronize when they sing together, bringing about a calming effect that is as beneficial to our health as yoga (Sarah Rainey, The Daily Telegraph, National Post Wire Services | July 10, 2013)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (bring your lunch)

Peggy Ryan Williams Center, Garden Level, Room 052

Presented by: The National Association of College and University Attorneys

Seating Limited!  Please RSVP to

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is an annual effort to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems. The ITS Information Security Office is promoting NCSAM on our campus.

Watch for our security tips with these themes throughout the month of October:



For more information throughout the month be sure to visit the ITS Information Security Office website at

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Interested in teaching a winter session course?

OES will accept winter course proposals until end of day Wednesday, October 1.

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