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The 2014 Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat (CCLR) will be held on October 31-November 2. This two and a half day retreat presents the opportunity to explore various aspects of diversity and their relationship to leadership. During the retreat, the entire group will participate in a series of educational sessions and discuss issues as a large group, as well as in smaller, informal conversations. 

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Students from all majors and class years are invited to connect with recruiters from companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies during next Monday's Job & Internship Fair. You can explore careers options while finding full-time and summer jobs as well as internships. Check out our video featuring two of our PCAs, Heather Crespin & Amanda Lee, who share their perspectives on why you should attend.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following September events.  Please visit for updates.

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From Luke Keller and Nancy Pringle – Co-Chairs, Provost Search Committee

Ms. Julie Tea from AGB Search will be visiting campus on September 8-9 to meet with members of the campus community regarding the qualities desired in the next Provost.

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‎‎"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." ~Mary Engelbreit

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Did you know there's a particular way to set up your room/background for a Skype interview? More and more employers are relying on Skype and phone interviews to screen candidates, so you need to be ready.  Learn how to prepare and what to expect for these types of interviews.

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Hillel is excited to welcome students back on campus and invites everyone to join us for a Kosher BBQ at the Academic Quad today starting at 4:00pm.



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Jeffery Lewis, MD/DMD
Cayuga Facial Surgery 

Clinical aspects of cancer diagnosis
September 11
4:00 p.m. CNS 112

Meet for beverages & goodies at 3:45
CNS 1st floor lobby.
All are cordially invited to attend.

Please bring your own reusable mug.


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Ithaca College has memberships with both EDUCAUSE and ELI (the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative).  As an ELI member institution all IC faculty/staff can participate in events like the one below on Monday September 8th.  Feel free to register if you’re interested!


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Interested in teaching an undergraduate course during the 2015 winter session or 2015 summer sessions?

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Tom Shevory of IC’s Politics department will be the featured speaker at next Monday’s ENVS Seminar (Sept. 8). His talk, entitled “Moldovans, Mongols and Modesty: Perspective vs. policy,” will draw on his experiences with global policy issues in Asia.  

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This Saturday, September 6th, from 10 am to 4 pm the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) will be hosting tours to a number of permaculture installations around the area. One stop will feature IC’s permaculture installation outside of Williams Hall (across from the IC Bookstore entrance).

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A public conversation marking Constitution Day, "Targeted Killings, the Constitution, and You: U.S. Drone Policy and Citizens’ Rights,” will be held on Wed., Sept. 17, 2014, 7:30–9:30 pm in Emerson Suites, Campus Center.

Recent drone technology has several promising business and benign applications. But it also has some frightening ones -- such as targeting and killing people. The U.S. government claims “targeted killings” are necessary for national defense and fighting terrorism, yet many innocent civilians in several countries have been killed by drones. Outrage has grown about these deaths and about the fact that President Obama has claimed constitutional authority as commander in chief to use drones to kill U.S. citizens accused of potential or actual terrorist acts.

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Submitted on behalf of David Dray, Deputy Chief for Public Safety and Emergency Management

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I would like to update the campus community on the process and timeline in the search for IC’s next Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs.   As you know, this leadership position has overall responsibility for the quality of the educational experience in every dimension ranging from academic programs to residential and co-curricular life.

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Are you looking to eat more organic foods? Start here with the BalanceWorks September Newsletter, highlighting the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen food lists! 

The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) will kick off their annual discussion series with a presentation on “Technologizing Funk/Funkin Technology." Adam Banks will discuss the rhetorical practices of the DJ in black music traditions on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall. His talk is free and open to the public.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series at Ithaca College will kick off the new year on Tuesday, Sept. 9, with the documentary “Off and Running,” the story of an adopted girl’s complicated exploration of race, identity and family that threatens to distance her from the parents she’s always known. Free and open to the public, the film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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(Submitted on behalf of Samarra Mbenga, leader of the Weight Watchers At Work program at Ithaca College) 


Although Weight Watchers has been around for 50 years, the program today is NOTHING like it was even 2 years ago. It is more flexible and accessible than ever. Just to give you a brief example:

  • a baked potato and chicken for no points
  • a free bar code scanner to scan your favorite foods in the grocery store?!

See what I mean? Come learn more!

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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour on Tuesday, Sept. 9. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and a loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the test.

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