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The thirteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 24. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here. All members of the campus community who support our LGBTQ and allied graduates are welcome to attend. And any student of any year may attend, but all MUST rsvp in advance.

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Students from the theatre department took on different roles last week to assist sixth year physical therapy students to get hands on experience working with patients with neurological impairments as part of a cross-departmental collaboration. 

Six student actors -- Aaron Roberts, Jose Useche, Alexandra Nicopoulos, Lydia Flock, Tyler Sapp, and Brooke Shilling -- participated across three lab sections of Neurological Rehabilitation II to portray different levels of recovery after traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident and various stages of Parkinson’s disease. 

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(Posted on behalf of Rotarian Sarah Robarge, IC Rotaract Advisor from the Ithaca Rotary Club)

Do you want to help make Ithaca College, Ithaca, and the world a better place? Are you still looking for your place to fit in, connect, and lead, during your college years? Ithaca College Rotaract is looking for you!

is a college level organization of Rotary International, which is made up of clubs whose members are service minded professionals and community leaders.

get together for service projects, social activities, and leadership workshops. Working closely with the local Ithaca Rotary Club, we get to know and network with local community and business leaders while making a difference in the world around us.

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Enhancement to HomerConnect

Contributed by Brian Scholten on 04/07/2015 

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Five focus groups were conducted in February to gather feedback about ways in which the HomerConnect user experience could be improved. Seventeen faculty members/academic administrators and sixty nine students participated.

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Lately, IC Counseling & Psychological Services hs received questions about the availability of open appointments.  This FAQ guide is intended to answer some of these questions:

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April Earth Day Sweepstakes

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 04/07/2015 

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Everybody loves a Sweepstakes!

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All submitted portfolio applications have been reviewed and three finalists have been chosen to present their portfolios on the evening of April 13th.

Hannah Andrick
Julianna Kittredge
Carin Pracht

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm in Textor Hall, Room 102

Please join us as these three finalist present their portfolios demonstrating what they have learned and the connections they have made among different elements of their Ithaca College education. Faculty judges will evaluate each presentation to determine the $3,000 first place winner. Light reception to follow.

Everyone from the Ithaca College community is welcome to attend. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact or call 607-274-3113  as soon as possible.

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The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) is an educational community experience for first-year students with goals of easing student transitions, developing strong, active communities, and stimulating intellectual curiosity.

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This support group is held every Thursdays from 1-1:50 in the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) group room located on the 2nd floor of the Hammond Health Center.


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Call   1-800-GIVE-LIFE or go to 

Friday April 10th  from 9am to 5pm

Walk-Ins Welcome, the Red Cross will have extra hlep here!!

Double Red Donations will be available, three appointments every hour and two  on the half hour.

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Tuesday-Friday 10-12:30 (no class July 3rd).

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Do you have questions about how Flexible Work Arrangements work for your department? Have you received a request from an employee that you have questions about? Are you considering all options when you review a Flexible Work Arrangement? Let us help you! 

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Jonathan Ablard, Associate Professor/History and Latin American Studies Coordinator
Christopher House, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

Moderated by Wade Pickren, Director, and Judith Ross-Bernstein, Assistant Director
Center for Faculty Excellence

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Julia Lapp, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, presented at the European Institute of Food History and Food Studies in Tours, France in late March.

The presentation titled "From Schmierkase to Sustainability: New York State Cheese and the Artisanal Cheese Movement" is based on Lapp's current research about New York State cheese manufacture. In her research, Lapp explores the history of cheese making in NYS and interviews contemporary NYS cheese-makers about their work in relation to the development of the regional food system.


Did you know that your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you with legal and/or financial help?!

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Beatriz Montilla (Spanish), Priscilla Lee (Film, Photography, & Visual Art), and Dr. Sherry Deckman (Education) recently presented a breakout session at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Alumni of Color Conference. The interactive session focused on cultivating cross-racial empathy in race-focused higher education classes and study abroad programs. Beatriz, Priscilla, and Sherry are currently in the process of preparing an article manuscript based on this work.


Peter Martin (Education) recently published his work “Contradictory Reforms: When NCLB Undermines Charter School Innovation” in the journal Current Issues in Education.  By examining how a particular public charter school was transformed in response to the need to improve student scores on state tests, the article discusses how the two most prominent current educational reform efforts act at cross-purposes. 

Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras, conducts and teaches at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and conducts the Erie All-Area Orchestra in Buffalo, New York.

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Habitats Reading: Sorayya Khan's CITY OF SPIES

Sorayya Khan

Book launch of her new novel, City of Spies

Wednesday, April 8
6 p.m.
Handwerker Gallery
Ithaca College

Free and Open to the Public

Sorayya Khan is the author of two previous novels, Noor and Five Queen’s Road. Her work has appeared in several anthologies and literary reviews. She is the recipient of a Fulbright research award, a Malahat Review Novella Prize, and a Constance Saltonstall Artist Grant that took her to post-tsunami Banda Aceh. She lives in Ithaca,  New York.

This reading is programmed by Barbara Adams,  Associate Professor of Writing  at Ithaca College and FLEFF Literary Curator.

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