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Holocaust Survivor Speech

Contributed by Kayla Reisman on 04/13/2015 

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Interested in hearing the first hand story of a Jewish man in the Holocaust? We are the last generation that will be able to do so, so this is something to tell your children about! Come on Wednesday April 15th at 6:30-7:30 in the Business School Room 111, to hear a remarkable survivor story.

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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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April Earth Day Sweepstakes

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 04/13/2015 

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Everybody loves a Sweepstakes!

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Please join us as Majors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy give talks on their research for the 2015 Spring Seminar Series

Amy Parker: Contact Binary Stars 

Matthew Bellardini: A Summer of SOFIA

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This June Jason Hamilton from the Environmental Studies & Sciences Department will teach a Summer Session course in herbal remedies and nature-based healing. ENVS 140 will explore both modern herbalism and ancient vitalist traditions. 

 

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Come explore your voice in a fun, informal workshop with touring singer-songwriter Eli Conley at 12 noon on Friday April 17 in the Handwerker Gallery. Total beginners to experienced singers are welcome! Queer and transgender folks all too often find spaces focused on singing lacking relevance to our lives, awareness of our needs, and commitment to collective liberation. It is a powerful act for LGBTQ people and our straight and cisgender allies to find the power in our voices, listen deeply to each other as singers and raise our voices together in song.

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; highlights across the next few weeks are listed below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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Excitement is building about the Izzy Award ceremony, happening this Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites B&C, Campus Center (Phillips Hall).

Author NAOMI KLEIN (pictured; photo by Kourosh Keshiri), joining us in Ithaca amidst her whirlwind book tour of Europe and North America, and investigative reporter DAVID SIROTA, who continues to poke the powerful with new exposés just about every other day, will accept the Izzy Award and each give a speech.

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Critical Health Issues, HLTH 20500 is a 3 credit online Summer Course offered during the two week May Session.  ICC Attribute: Diversity. Social Science. Self and Society. ICC Theme: World of Systems.

Please contact Stewart Auyash at auyash@ithaca.edu for more information.

 

The College is committed to supporting employees in multiple ways.  With this comes an understanding that everyone’s needs are different at different times in our lives.  To help manage the various demands of work and life outside of work, you may want to consider a Flexible Work Arrangement.

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Understand the specific financial challenges facing the LGBT community, both financial and legislative and find potential solutions to address them. Also learn how to develop an estate plan — wills, trusts, power of attorney and healthcare directives.

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Upon death, an estate plan legally protects and distributes property based on your wishes and the needs of your family and/or survivors with as little tax as possible.

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Want to learn about sustainable tourism while traveling in Costa Rica? Take RLS 27700 Ecotourism and Natural Resource Management in FA15, Block II and travel to Costa Rica in January 2016! Info Session on Thursday, April 16, 12:15-1:00 p.m. in CHS 200. 

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following events.  Visit www.ithaca.edu/cfe for updates.  All events are open to faculty and staff. 

Teaching and learning blog threads@CFEThis week's post is titled Mutual Mentoring: Reciprocal and Contextual.

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Mark Kastel, Senior Farm Policy Analyst
at The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group based in Wisconsin, will present a talk entitled:  Connecting the Dots: Climate Change, Human Health and the Economy — We Can’t Afford Not to Eat Organic Food.  The speech will be held in the Park School Auditorium on the Ithaca College campus on April 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Kastel is a nationally recognized expert on food and farm policy. The Cornucopia Institute acts as an organic industry watchdog.

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Seniors in the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department participate in a final-semester seminar where they explore their trajectories at Ithaca College and reflect on what in the world comes next. A brief presentation at a catered ENVS Senior Expo event gives each of them a chance to discuss a seminal research project, describe a life-altering experience from their time at IC, or reflect on an environmental issue that is of particular interest.

 

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Jason Hamilton, natural history expert in the Environmental Studies & Sciences Department and initiator of IC’s immensely popular Environmental Sentinels course, will be teaching a Maymester course – ENVS 142 – in the art and science of tracking.

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Dr. Heather Sheridan-Thomas will present "Helping Teacher Candidates Understand the Expectations of the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)" Monday, April 13th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Textor 101. The presentation is intended for any faculty members associated with the preparation of teachers (e.g., professional education faculty and faculty in the arts/sciences) as well as interested teacher candidates from any program area. The ALST is one of several new teacher certification examination for the State of New York. 

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Stephen Mosher, Professor, Department of Sport Management and Media, along with Elijah Breton (Sport Studies/Communication Studies '18) and Brian Hotchkiss (Sport Studies/Writing '09) presented at the Annual Popular Culture Association Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4. Their presentation was titled "Tony Stewart and NASCAR's Deadly Sins."

As Ithaca College welcomes the many prospective students and families visiting campus for the Ithaca Today events this weekend, please be aware that these visitors will significantly impact campus parking on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 & 12.  

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