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Star Crossed Lovers

Contributed by Greg Bostwick on 11/03/2015 

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 Is Romeo and Juliet really the archetypal love story it's made out to be?

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 Jill Mayer, PT, DPT, NCS and 7 graduate students of the Department of Physical Therapy are looking to identify individuals who have a diagnosis of cancer (any type) or are newly in remission who are interested in receiving an individualized home exercise program. Participants must also be currently going through active cancer treatment or less than 90 days post their final treatment.

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 The location of this event has changed. This event will be held in Williams 225, 7:00pm, Wednesday, November 4. 

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Working outside the United States can be simple or more complicated than you imagined, depending on what you want to do or where in the world you want to go. This workshop will help you figure out how to job search and network internationally, relocate and adjust to new cultural norms, and offer best practices for launching an international career.

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Submitted on behalf of Keith McIntosh

Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS/formerly ITS) requests your participation in the second annual Higher Education Techqual+ Project for Ithaca College. This online survey is designed to get campus perspectives and expectations on a range IT service outcomes including internet connectivity, online services, and support. This survey will be conducted every year.

A random selection of 25% of faculty, staff and students will be receiving an e-mail from me on Thursday, November 5  with a subject line "Invitation to take 2015 TechQual+ Survey for Ithaca College Students, Faculty, and Staff". The survey will be open through November 20th, 2015.

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I would like to invite you to the second informal gathering of folks on campus interested in SoTL. This gathering (and future ones) will be called eponomously—SoTL in a Bottle—as we share ideas and drinks at The Argos Inn during happy hour (4PM).

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You don't have to have a connection to the armed forces to attend and appreciate Ithaca College's 13th annual Veterans Day Celebration!

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 IC's chapter of the Music Teachers National Association welcomes their faculty sponsor, Assistant Professor of Piano Laura Amoriello, who will present "Mindful Performing," a lecture on performance anxiety. The event will take place Monday, November 9th at 6:00 pm in Iger Lecture Hall (Room 2105) in Whalen Center. Strategies to manage performance anxiety, including mindfulness and re-writing negative self-talk, are not limited to musicians; all are encouraged to attend and support IC's MTNA chapter.

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According to the Job Outlook - Fall 2015 Update Survey of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), of which Ithaca College is a member, hiring of new graduates is expected to increase by 11% for the Class of 2016.

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The Finance and International Business Department in the School of Business is proud to announce the kick off for this year’s High School Investment Competition!

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One hundred and fifty-eight students were inducted into the Oracle Honor Society on Monday evening, November 2, 2015 at a ceremony held in Emerson Suites.

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Kudos to Active Minds at Ithaca College for hosting their Self-Care event on October 22! Counselors from CAPS presented students with techniques on how to manage stress and care for their physical and mental health during their time at IC! Visit CAPS’ web page to find out more info on mental health services they offer!



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Kudos to the Park Association For Journalists of Color for hosting a Skype Session with Buzzfeed editor (and IC alum) Aaron Edwards! PAJC members got the opportunity to learn more about Edwards’ current role as a mobile news editor and former position as a New York Times producer, as well as discuss the obstacles of being a journalist of color in the work force.



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The Macabre Theatre Ensemble isn’t your typical student organization. At Ithaca College, with a world renowned theater program, the Macabre Theatre Ensemble shows a different side of performing arts. Audience members are engaged with the show, breaking down the fourth wall to become a part of the productions. In “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, the performers explore gender and sexuality wearing nothing but sexy undergarments as the cult classic plays in the background. By the end, the audience is doing the same.

Macabre Theatre Ensemble came to life in Spring 2012, taking over the cult phenomenon “Rocky Horror Picture Show” in Fall 2013, a task previously held by IC Players. The supernatural, horror-comedy, avant-garde experimental theatre found its home at IC, and now proudly features four major productions this Fall, beginning with the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” this Halloween weekend.

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Please join IC's Latin American Studies Program and Department of Art History for a lecture by Dr. Kency Cornejo (University of New Mexico), on "War, Feminicidio, and Migration: Central American Art on Systematic Gendered Violence."  She'll speak in the Handwerker Gallery on Thursday, November 5th, at 6 pm, as part of the Latin American Studies Program's event series focused on Central America.

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The launch of Media Literacy Week (#MediaLitWk) in the United States starts Monday 11/2 and continues through Nov. 6. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.

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 The Ithacan was honored with both the 2015 Newspaper Pacemaker Award and the 2015 Online Pacemaker Award for overall excellence by the Associated Collegiate Press at the Fall National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas, on October 31. 

The Pacemaker, one of the nation's most prestigious college journalism awards, is widely regarded as "the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism." Founded in 1921, the ACP is the oldest and largest membership organization for college student journalists in the country.

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Introducing Plum Benefits!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/02/2015 

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Plum Benefits offers exclusive discounts of up to 50% off tickets and up to 60% off hotels, with access to preferred seating and special offers for top shows, attractions, theme parks, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more. Plum Benefits is a unique benefit offered exclusively to companies and their employees.

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Because it's that time a year again... Read all about Healthy Holiday Habits in this month's BalanceWorks Newsletter

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