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Don't miss this opportunity to learn from ENVS naturalist, tracker and department chair Jason Hamilton and fulfill your ICC requirements. This is a “Maymester” course being held in June 2017. ENVS 14200: The Art and Science of Tracking will fulfill the following requirements: ICC Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation and Mind, Body, Spirit themes and Natural Sciences perspective designation.  

The class will introduce you to wildlife tracking techniques and show you how to read what’s actually happening in the landscape – feeding, breeding and other animal behaviors, and their interactions with humans and with other animals. It will enhance your ability to “read” the landscape and perceive many of the activities and interactions that bring the story of natural landscapes to life.   

Summer 2017 registration is now open!  


Chris Sinton, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, is a co-author on a web-based teaching module on Water, Agriculture, and Sustainability.  The five units in the module provide “a framework for students to learn about how people interact with water, peer into our water future, and consider ways we might foster more sustainability in water management.”  This is one of several modules and classes that are part of the NSF-supported Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future (InTeGrate) program.  The module is available for public use at 

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, will bring his stand-up act to Ithaca College on Saturday, April 8, for a 7 p.m. show in the Athletics & Events Center.

Tickets are still available, and can be purchased by clicking here. Please select the “Buy Tickets” button under Trevor Noah’s photo. This will take you to the University Tickets system. Once you are on the University Tickets site, click on the “general public” button to create your account, or sign in if you already have an account.

Tickets are $20 for Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff. Maximum number of tickets per person is 6.

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The Fitness Center will be operating with reduced hours over Spring Break.  Our official hours of operation will be:

  • Friday, 3/10 - 7:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday, 3/11 - Closed
  • Sunday, 3/12 - Closed
  • Monday, 3/13 - Closed
  • Tuesday, 3/14 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, 3/15 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday, 3/16 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Friday, 3/17 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday, 3/18 - Closed
  • Sunday, 3/19 - Closed

We will resume our regular academic year hours on Monday, 3/20.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren on 03/02/2017 

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Welcome to threads@CFE: This week's post is: Recommended Reads: Learning to Learn

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This is a reminder that DIIS will be updating one of our authentication systems at 8:30 AM on Monday, March 13th (the first day of spring break, when the college is closed). The impact will be limited to just the services listed below. We will be coordinating with each service provider, and login to these services will be unavailable starting at 8:30 am until each service provider completes their portion of the work that morning or afternoon. All other services will remain available throughout the day. 

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Information session for Primate Behavior and Ecology Field School in Costa Rica offered this summer through Study Abroad (pending final approval) - Thursday, March 2nd 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Williams 118. All are welcome!


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Following our peaceful and legal demonstrations on Monday and Friday of last week, at which IC Contingent Faculty gathered together with student allies, tenured faculty, and community members to protest the refusal of the administration to settle a fair contract with the union, we received a sharply worded letter from William Kerry, IC’s Chief of Police, threatening “a variety of actions up to and including legal proceedings” should the union attempt to picket or demonstrate peacefully within college property. To justify this blatant abrogation of the right of IC faculty and students to free speech and assembly in their own workplace, Chief Kerry accuses the participants of the demonstrations last week of having “stopped traffic” and “entered the college.”

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The Handwerker Reading Series proudly presents some of the best writing by Department of Writing faculty and students this Thursday night at 6:00 PM in the Handwerker Gallery (Gannett Center).

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  This Thursday - Music in CNS!

12:15pm in the CNS lobby - Ithaca College Tabla Ensemble. A C. P. Snow event, bridging the Humanities and the Sciences.

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The online submission process to submit student presentations for the 20th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on March 2, 2017. 

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Mark A. Radice performed Bach, Franck, and Messiaen at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Syracuse, New York

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 Registration to work Commencement Weekend (May 19-21) will close on April 1 - make sure you sign up early.

Reminder that non-exempt/hourly employees will be paid time and a half based on a 37.5 hour work week.  Exempt staff are encouraged to participate as well and may, at the discretion of their superior, be granted a flexible schedule in recognition of their work at Commencement.

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The Park School of Communications invites you to:

Young Women Talking Sports Careers: A Glimpse at the Next Generation of Sports Media

Wednesday, March 1
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
Meet and Greet reception to follow 

Ashley Kirby '15, Coordinator, Events and Gameday Operations (New York Jets)
Charlotte Robinson '13, Senior Account Executive (Octagon)
Kristen Gowdy '16, Media and Marketing Assistant (USA Bobsled & Skeleton)
Jenna Harner '16, Sports Reporter (WENY)
Kerline Batista '16, Business Communications Coordinator (Major League Baseball, NYC Office)

Laurie Greenberg, '80 - Media Marketing Entrepreneur and former VP, Multimedia Sales at ESPN

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This Thursday and Friday, March 2 and 3, the U-Lot (Campus Center) parking lot will serve as the reserved parking for various events associated with Board of Trustees meetings.  As a result, the lot will be closed to general usage and other campus community members will need to use other parking locations on these dates. 

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OSEMA is looking for 1 adviser to travel with students on their Summer Service trip to Boulder Creek, California, from May 13 - 20, 2017. This trip will take place at YMCA Camp Campbell’s Outdoor Education Camp, located in the beautiful Redwoods about an hour south of San Francisco.

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Submitted on behalf of Cathy J. Saloff-Coste, MS, RD, CDN, Ithaca College Registered Dietician Nutritionist

We’re in the midst of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) and the focus this year is on getting screened. It is a good time to assess your own thoughts about eating, body weight, and exercise. Are your attitudes in a healthy range, or could you be at risk for disordered eating?

Maybe you are concerned about a friend who has recently become preoccupied with food, dieting, weight, and body image, and who seems depressed or irritable, and may be having difficulties with classes, work or friendships. These signs might indicate an eating disorder.

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 Dr. Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt Presents: Rare and Beautiful: The Chemistry of Plutonium & Beyond  

Thursday, March 2nd at 4:00 pm in CNS 333 


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Today (3/1), all are welcome to come to Muller Chapel to receive ashes and begin the Lenten season with God in prayer. Ashes will be distributed at the 8 am Mass, the 12:10 Scripture Service, the 3:10 Scripture Service and the 5:10 Mass. 

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