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Hello Early Risers!

Due to popular demand the Fitness Center will be opening at 6:30am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the rest of this semester.  For a complete listing of our hours please visit the Fitness Center website.  See you bright and early!

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In October 2013 Apple released their latest operating system, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, as a free upgrade through the App Store for Mac OS 10.7 and 10.8 systems.

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The 5th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us as we explore and celebrate the notion of community and culture. It is necessary to RSVP for this important event as seating is limited.

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Nancy Ramage, Dana Professor of the Humanities and Arts Emerita, and retired professor of Art History, has just published the sixth edition of the book she wrote with her husband, Andrew Ramage: Roman Art: Romulus to Constantine.

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 Ithaca College’s “A” Mock Trial team recorded 4 wins and 4 loses and finished 4th out of a field of 16 teams this past weekend at the University at Buffalo. 

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U-lot will be closed and reserved for the visit of U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand on Monday, Feb. 3rd.

If you have any questions please contact Parking Services at 607-274-3756 or via an email to Parking@Ithaca.edu.

Jennifer Case, who holds a PhD in English from Binghamton University, will be presenting a lecture and teaching demonstration on Thursday 30 January from 12:10 to 1:00 pm in CNS 112. Her teaching and research interests lie with environmental literature and place-based studies.

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When you log into the Ithaca College myHome portal on Wednesday, January 29, the sign-up page for the Emergency Notification System (ENS) will automatically appear. We urge you to add or update your contact information when you see this page. This is repeated at the beginning of each semester, though you may add/update your information at any time by going to the ENS website.

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The Office of Human Resources would like to present to faculty, staff, and students our newest Work/Life Mission Series. This semester's Work/Life Distinguished Faculty series will explore a variety of topic presented by our very own distinguished faculty! Join us for our second workshop:

Can We Talk: Things to Know about YOUR Heart
PRESENTER: Dr. Gary Sforzo
WHEN: February 6, 2014 starting at 1:00pm
WHERE: Human Resources Training Room (GL54 PRWC)
RSVP to benefits@ithaca.edu (We need ten people registered to hold this event) 

This workshop is also part of our Open You HEART to Learning Challenge for Heart Awareness. Learn more information here: http://www.ithaca.edu/hr/benefits/wrklife/go_red.

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Handwerker Gallery’s 'artist talk' this Wednesday, Jan. 29, will feature assistant professor of art Carla Stetson, whose work Aerial Reconnaissance is one of two concurrent exhibitions that opened in the space last week.

Beginning at 6 p.m. in the gallery's main lobby, attendees will have the opportunity to gain a unique perspective on the series of drawings from the artist herself. Light refreshments will be available during the lecture, which will be followed by a brief Q&A.

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Before the turn of the new year, Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras, presented three days of conducting masterclasses at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, one of the largest performing arts institutions in the world and one of the most important in the area of conducting training.

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The Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble recently returned from the Jazz Education Network conference Dallas, TX.   Over 1500 people attended the conference, which included jazz students, educators and world-class performers.

 

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Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras, will be presenting three days of conducting masterclasses at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, one of the largest performing arts institutions in the world and one of the most important in the area of conducting training.

 

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The ITS Technology Learning Center (TLC) in 101 Friends Hall is open 9:00 - 5:00, Monday through Friday for all of your computer training needs.  We offer a variety of services to help you get the training you need, when you need it.  We are always happy to assist you in any way we can!

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring a series of personal and professional development programs designed to enhance opportunities for college women student leaders.

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Paula Twomey, Spanish instructor in the DMLL, has published Ten Fairy Tales in Latin with Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, in collaboration with Suzanne Nussbaum.

The ten tales include Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Little Red Hen, The Gingerbread Man, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Pied Piper, and Sleeping Beauty. These popular fairy tales are presented as a script designed to be read aloud as reader’s theater or performed for a larger audience as a mini-drama. Each tale concludes with both a traditional ending and a “twisted ending” – an unexpected alternative conclusion to the story.  A puzzle or activity accompanies each tale.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series will host a showing of the documentary “One Wedding and a Revolution” at 7 pm in Textor 103 on Wednesday January 29. It is free and open to the public.

The film chronicles the events leading up to February 2004, when the mayor of San Francisco ordered city officials to allow lesbian and gay couples to get married. Pioneering activists Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, celebrating their 51st anniversary, had the privilege of being the first couple to tie the knot.

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Last semester the Mind, Body, Me wellness program held a Recruiting Frenzy, where current members who recruited new members to join were entered into a prize drawing. The individual who was recruited also received an entry into a prize drawing. 

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Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost

Please join me on Thursday, February 6th for the fourth Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  Dr. Alison B. Shields, Department of Marketing and Law, will be presenting “Brand Nostalgia and Consumer Responses to Changed Brands.” 

Professor Shields received her Ph.D. from Kent State in 2013.   Her research interests include branding strategies; consumer brand relationships; consumer decision making; and consumption patterns over time.  Her recent work on brand nostalgia establishes the connection between consumer acceptance or rejection of updated brands and the consumer’s reported nostalgia towards the brand.  

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce that the application deadline for Talking Circles on Race and Racism has been extended to January 30. Please continue reading and submit your application today. 

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