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The Office of Admission concluded its review of a record applicant pool last week.  The College received 18,208 applications for the fall 2014 freshman class, up significantly from the 15,658 (+16.3%) applications received last year and 13,812 (+31.8%) applications received two years ago.  Not only is this year’s applicant pool larger, it also boasts impressive academic credentials and contributes to the growing diversity of our campus.


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The Upstate Venture Capital Association of New York (UVANY) and nine colleges based in the Central New York State region will be competing in the upcoming event: "Tomorrow's Leaders: Student eShip in CNY" to be held on Tuesday, April 8th in Emerson Suites.

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Wednesday, April 30. 2014, 2:00- 3:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Please join us on Thursday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in Textor 101, for a special lecture with TJ Ciaravino ‘95 (School of Business alumnus) entitled: “E-Commerce: The Future of Marketing.” 

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The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tn. is excited to announce that storyteller, Regi Carpenter, will once again be a featured teller at the largest and oldest storytelling festival in the country.

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Join us on April 3, 2014 at 2:00pm for an informational session on Flexible Work Arrangements in the HR Conference Room (PRWC, GL52).

Do you know that Flexible Work Arrangements offer staff options to help manage the demands of work and life outside of work? Learn more about the options a Flexible Work Arrangement can offer you, such as: 

  • Flex Time: Work start, end times, and lunch periods may differ from the standard; however, the same number of hours/week worked are retained and schedules are consistent.
  • Compressed Work Week: Alternative schedule that compresses a normal week into fewer than five days. The same number of hours/week worked are retained and schedules are consistent.
  • Job Sharing: Full-time position is shared between two employees, each working part-time hours.
  • Telecommuting: Work from a remote location one or more days/week. The same number of hours/week worked are retained and schedules are consistent.

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Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost

Please join me on Thursday, April 3rd for the fifth Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  Dr. Jorge Garcia, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will be presenting “Contesting Liberalism in 19th Century Mexico:  A Conservative Utopia.” 

Professor Garcia received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin in 2010.  His research interests include in Mexico and Central American literature, culture and intellectual history; Latin American contemporary crónicas; civic responsibility and community engagement through filmmaking in underserved communities. He recently presented work in a conference titled “Counterstories of Greater Mexico” at Cornell University. 

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17th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival presents

Dissonant Environments 
a informal and interactive panel featuring new media artists Leila Christine Nadir and Cary Peppermint from EcoArtTech and NPR Journalist Jonathan Miller 

Moderated by Tom Shevory, FLEFF and Politics

Wed April 2
Hill 104
7 p.m.


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 Don't have enough scandal in your life?  Enroll in The School for Scandal.

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Asma Barlas, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), has published a chapter on Islam in the Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender,  edited by Adrian Thatcher (Oxford University Press, 2015).  An early online version is available at Oxford Handbooks Online,

Department of Writing Associate Professor Tom Kerr presented a paper entitled “Slacktivism, Activism, and Open Access Pedagogy"” at the Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, March 19-22.

Spring is coming! What is your favorite Spring activity? Is it running, walking the dog, barbequing? Whatever it is, share it with us for a chance to win!

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IC’s trumpet ensemble was selected through taped audition to perform a prelude concert at the ITG conference this coming May 20-24.  Their concert will take place on May 22.


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Read Club Hub Volume 4 Issue 11 to find out more about Student Volunteers for Special Olympics' annual Flame event, SAB's Tedx-Ithaca College event and the 37th annual Festival of Black Gospel.

Dr. Janet Galván was a headliner at the American Choral Directors Association Central Division Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio in February.  She conducted the middle school girls honor choir.

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The last Coffee with the Provost meeting for the spring semester has been scheduled for this Thursday, April 3.

Thursday, April 3, 9:00 – 10:00 am Ithaca Falls – Campus Center

The meetings are limited to no more than 12 people.  Please RSVP to MaryAnn Taylor please RSVP to ( if you wish to attend.

View the Events Calendar listing.




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Bruce Henderson, Communication Studies, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Steven Hartman (1987) has published a translation of stories by Swedish author Stig Dagerman titled Sleet (Verba Mundi Books, 2013) that has been has been long-listed for the 2104 Best Translated Book Award given by the University of Rochester’s weblog Three Percent. 

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The twelfth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 25. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please visit to register.

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 Writing Department offers 5 Online Courses this Summer....

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