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Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Anthony Adornato, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, will discuss how he is using new technologies to complement the in-class learning experience. Although students are considered "digital natives," many don't yet understand how to use social media to enhance their learning experience. He will outline how Facebook and Twitter, among other platforms, are used to reinforce course topics, concepts, and readings.  
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Sam Brunk, a renowned Zapata scholar and author of The Posthumous Career of Emiliano Zapata: Myth, Memory, and Mexico’s Twentieth Century and Emiliano Zapata: Revolution and Betrayal in Mexico, will present Remembering Emiliano Zapata: A Brief Visual Tour of Mexico’s “Revolutionary” Century, on Monday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 103.

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The Writing Department will be offering an online section of Personal Essay (WRTG 20500) this summer from June 30 to Aug. 1. The course encourages students' own self-exploration of their identities and introduces them to the Personal Essay genre through assigned readings and writing practice. Various techniques of narrative and reflective storytelling also are taught. The course is ideal for students in Ithaca, at home, or on the move, as it's online and all the work will be turned in digitally.

Do you have questions about planning your retirement, your eligibility to retire, retirement income options, social security benefits, health care in retirement, volunteer opportunities, or even when you should start your planning? If so, you’ll want to stop by IC My Future, a retirement planning open house being held next month. The open house will bring available resources together in one setting to help assist you in planning for your retirement and to help answer your retirement-related questions. The more information you get now, the easier it will be to make decisions that will achieve the brightest future for you AND you'll be entered into a door prize raffle just for stopping in! 

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following upcoming events.  Visit for updates.

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The Senior Class of 2014 would like to invite campus community members to wish them off to the “real world” in style.  We invite you to send words of wisdom to the graduates via!  Use your favorite quote or your own words, but please take a minute to congratulate the graduates on work well done, to wish them well as they leave Ithaca College, and to provide them with guidance as they make this big step into the next phase of their careers.
Your words of wisdom will be printed and made available to graduates at the upcoming Graduation Fair, on Monday, March 24.  Each graduate will leave with at least one “words of wisdom” keepsake.
You never know how much the couple of minutes you’ll spend sharing your words of wisdom will impact a graduate.
All submissions must be received no later than 5 pm on Thursday, March 20.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 3:30-4:30 PM
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Co-Sponsored by Women's Studies

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The upcoming meeting of the Ithaca College Medieval and Renaissance Studies Faculty Colloquium will feature a presentation by Michael Twomey, IC's Dana Professor of the Humanities, entitled "Exemplary Environments:  Representing Nature in Medieval Encyclopedias."  All are welcome to attend.

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Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, Professor of music education and conductor of the Symphonic Band at Ithaca College, was just honored with membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.  Invitation to membership is extended to only a few conductors annually, and follows a rigorous vetting process.  It is considered a pinnacle achievement in the world of wind bands.

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Our latest Newsletter is now up on our website ( It includes many interesting articles such as Ways to Improve Heart Health, Client of the Month, Fitness Specialist of the Month, the Clinic Olympic Challenge and a delicious recipe. Check it out!

ITS has several changes to announce for Technology Renewal starting June 1 with the Summer 2014 lab system installs.

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Ergonomics is simply fitting the job to the person. It is a way to modify and adapt your working space to create a supportive environment that protects the body. Located on the Ithaca College website, under the Office of Human Resources' Work/Life section, there is a brand new section titled “Ergonomics: A Workstation that Works for You!” Please follow this link to the page:

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Jake Brenner, assistant professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Mary McKean, Environmental Studies ‘15, and Rhoda Meador, director of the Gerontology Institute, presented a workshop entitled “Grey and Green: Cultivating Active Retirees” at the 33rd annual Making Brooklyn Bloom Conference: Sowing Connections, Growing Gardeners, on  March 8, 2014 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 


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 What do recording artist Drake, First Lady Michelle Obama's cousin Capers Funnye, and performer Lenny Kravitz have in common...?

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As you begin to plan for Commencement/Senior Week 2014, please keep in mind the following on-campus housing guidelines. All campus residents except for graduating seniors, Resident Assistants, and Circle Apartment residents are required to vacate their rooms no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 10, 2014 unless they receive written approval from the Office of Residential Life to remain. For students with a final exam scheduled, or final papers/projects due on Monday, May 12, 2014, the deadline to vacate their rooms will be extended until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Students with a Monday final exam, paper or project due should notify their RA.

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Chris Hummel, MS, ATC to receive national service award from National Athletic Trainers' Association at June Annual Meeting

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Jim Rutman, an agent with Sterling Lord Literistic since 1998, will visit Ithaca College on Wednesday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery to talk with students about the publishing world.

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Are you a dedicated student leader at Ithaca College? Do you spend your free time at meetings for student organizations or volunteering in the community?

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Ed Tech Day 2014 will be held next Thursday, March 27, 2014 in the Campus Center. Over 55 technology vendors come to campus to showcase their latest technology including 3D printers and present seminars focused on technology issues facing educational institutions. The College Showcase features faculty, staff and students demonstrating how they are using educational technology including Calvin Chestnut, an Ithaca College student, showcasing his work with Google Glass.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this invite; you don't need to register - just come!

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In Outlook, you generally view your events in a calendar or grid view.  You can also view your events as a list, which you can sort and search through.  To view your calendar events as a list, follow these steps: 

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