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Faculty and staff members from the Education Department recently delivered a presentation at the annual AACTE meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Ellie Fitts Fulmer (Assistant Professor), Cristina Gomez (Assistant Professor), Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson (Associate Professor and Chair), Linda Hanrahan (Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Programs in Education), and Emily Hess (Coordinator of Field Experiences/edTPA Coordinator) presented, “Making [Good] Choices: edTPA Narratives from Teacher Educators in an Early-Adoption State.” The presentation, delivered with Dr. Kathleen Hinchman of Syracuse University, offered insights from the first year faculty and staff who implemented the edTPA performance assessment in two New York State teacher preparation programs. 


Congratulations to Mark Ross

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Congratulations to Mark Ross of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), who qualified for and passed the examination to become a certified Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO).


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 Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Please join us for an opening night reception (Catered by a local Ba-Li Cravings Israeli Bakery) and a screening of an award winning 2014 Israeli comedy "Zero Motivation". 

"A zany, dark, & comedic portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female Israeli soldiers. The Human Resources Office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters who bide their time pushing paper and battling in computer games, counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment - to friendship, love, and country - are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit."

This film will be followed up by a "Women at a Workplace" panel immediately after the screening.

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Fiona Gillison, PhD, from the Department of Health at the University of Bath, UK is presenting on “Waste the waist vs Passport to Health: How do we identify the ‘active ingredients’ in different and complex exercise programs?” a comparison of two different community programs designed to promote physical activity to sedentary adults.  The talk is on Thursday March 19th from 12:10 to 1:05 pm in Hill 107 and is free and open to the public.

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New Humanities Blog

Contributed by Michael Smith on 03/16/2015 

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As part of a series of initiatives to promote the ways the IC humanities departments (Art History, Communication Studies, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy & Religion, and Writing) contribute to the educational experience and the spirit of inquiry at the college, the Humanities Working Group announces a new blog, "Learning/Thinking/Being Human."

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 War,Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective will be offered online during Summer Session II beginning on June 29- July 31.  

Attributes: (ICC) - Humanities, Liberal Arts, (ICC) - Social Sciences, Theme:Power and Justice, Theme:Quest Sustainable Future 

Course description: An investigation of the cost -- human and economic -- of organized violence, including genocide, and the efforts being made to ameliorate or eliminate the devastation. Particular emphasis is placed on the role that can be played by health care professionals who believe that war may be a preventable phenomenon that can be eradicated by traditional public health methods that have triumphed over other major health problems in the past. 3 credits

For more information, contact Stewart Auyash at or 274-1312


The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present an evening with award-winning poet Li-Young Lee in the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. He will read from his work at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 18 in Klingenstein Lounge in Campus Center.

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Ryan DeLany, professional academic advisor in Ithaca College’s Academic Advising Center, has been selected to present at the upcoming Region Two Conference of NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising) in Richmond, Virginia. Entitled “Maximizing Efficiency in Transfer Student Advising,” his presentation will focus on Ithaca College’s success in providing structure and support to incoming transfer students. Topics covered will include the credit-bearing Ithaca College Transfer Seminar and the Peer Leader Student Ambassador program. Established in 1979, NACADA has a membership of over 11,000 higher education professionals, and a mission that focuses on the theory, research, and practice of academic advising in higher education.

Without science and a strong woman... you must see this incredible story about Maki Inada (Biology Department) and the need for research!

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Five Physics/Astronomy students attended the recent American Physical Society Meeting in San Antonio, Texas from March 1-March 4

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Please join us for a talk with Timothy Dolch, Cornell University, entitled: 

Pulsars as Gravitational Wave Detectors: A Radio and Optical View

On Tuesday, March 17 at 12:10 in CNS 206B

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ITS offers technology workshops on a variety of topics and software applications in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) to all faculty, staff, and students. Click the link below to register for our upcoming workshop:

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Students who are interested in volunteering to help out at ITHACON or the Tori Cup should attend one of two meetings: Tuesday, March 17 in Job 160 at 12:15pm, or Wednesday, March 18 in Friends 208 at 7pm.


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   The Ithacan was presented with a Gold Crown award by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the spring National College Media Convention on March 13 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City. The Gold Crown awards are the highest honors presented by CSPA.

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Under the new leadership of Chief Information Officer, Keith 'Mac' McIntosh, ITS kindly asks students to participate in the 2015 Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Study of Students and Information Technology.  A sample of students will be emailed an invitation to this survey on March 20th. ECAR is offering the chance to win a $100 gift card from Amazon for survey participants. 

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Please join me in congratulating Sarah Schupp on her new position as an Undergraduate Experience Coordinator at Cornell University.

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Contributed on behalf of Robert Cree, AVP for Business and Finance.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Reynolds as the Director of Financial Services effective April 1, 2015.

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Please join the Office of Legal Affairs in extending best wishes to Traevena at a reception on Tuesday, March 17th from 4:00p.m.– 6:00p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge.

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Ithaca College’s 25th annual Educational Technology Day will be held this Thursday, March 19th, from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Campus Center Emerson Suites and surrounding locations.  The event features a vendor showcase with national and local technology companies, a college showcase with faculty and staff showing how they are using technology in and out of the classroom, and a series of seminars by IT thought-leaders, faculty, vendors and others.  The event is free and open to the public, including all faculty, staff and students.

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee.  More information about the Senior Class Gift Campaign and Committee can be viewed at

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