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Find out more about how to use the new IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about important strategies around utilizing LinkedIn to make connections, networking etiquette, and informative career networking groups.

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Susan Giarratano (M.S. candidate, Occupational Therapy), Kevin Guevara (junior, English with Teaching Option), Alec Tucker (junior, History and Theater, Education Studies Minor), and professors Ellie Fitts Fulmer and Nia Nunn-Makepeace (both Education) presented, “Breaking the Tension: A Racial Comedy Pedagogy for Multicultural Education” at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference in New Orleans, LA. This roundtable presentation focused on Giarratano, Guevara, Tucker, Fulmer, and Makepeace’s current research on the potential for and tensions in using racial comedy media clips in college classrooms. An earlier stage of this work will be published this November in the journal Perspectives in Urban Education.

The LGBT Center is hosting a social for asexual students and their allies at 4 pm in the LGBT Resource Room (located on the lower level of Hammond Health Center). Warm up with some hot beverages, eat delicious snacks, and meet new friends in the LGBT Resource Room. All students are welcome.

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Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Luca Maurer at or (607) 274-7394. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

It is with great pleasure and pride that we are announcing this year’s recipients of the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Presidential Scholar Awards, named after the first four presidents of the Ithaca College chapter:

Shirley Hockett Presidential Scholar - Kaitlyn DeHority

John Bernard Presidential Scholar - Sean Themea

John Harcourt Presidential Scholar - Danica Kelley

Raquib Zaman Presidential Scholar - Merrideth Maley

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All students, staff and faculty are invited to a silent retreat on Saturday, November 14, 1-5 pm in Hill 107. 

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As first posted to Intercom on 10/16, on October 20, 21, and 22, the U-Lot (Campus Center) parking lot will serve as the reserved parking for numerous 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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Baby to Toddler Lab

Contributed by Kellie Mooney on 10/19/2015 

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 Come join the fun!  Babies and toddlers ages newborn to 36 months are needed for lab sessions in the physical therapy (PT) course Motor Development Across the Lifespan. 

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The deadline for summer session 2016 undergraduate course proposals is November 1st.

If you'd like to propose a summer session undergraduate course, contact your department chair.

Questions? Visit the For Faculty site or contact Jen Wofford at

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  Please join the Chemistry Department in welcoming back Samantha Cary (Chemistry '12) on Tuesday, October 20th in CNS 333 @ 12:05 pm.

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Physics & Astronomy Fall Seminar Series

Tuesday October 20, 2015
12:10 PM in CNS 206B

David Gonzalez: ”Equations of Wonder and/or A Poet Looks Up" with observations and commentary by Karen Jenson

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Sodexo’s Fall 2015 Global Chef Program Brings the Unique and Delicious Flavors of RUSSIA to Ithaca College

Chef Liliia Shkileva is an Executive Chef at State Moscow University and will cook on Ithaca College's Campus on today and tomorrow! 

During her visit, Chef Shkileva will prepare classic dishes from Russia and will provide active demonstrations of meal preparation for guests.  This will provide ample opportunity to interact with Chef Shkileva and experience firsthand the cultural and educational benefits of her visit.

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Congratulations to Scott Erickson, Professor & Chair, Marketing/Law in the School of Business who presented the paper “Strategic Approaches to Knowledge and Related Intangibles” at the 16th European Conference on Knowledge Management in Udine, Italy, on September 3-4.

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We want to hear from you! Complete our Satisfaction Survey by November 4th and enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. 


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 Celebrate. Engage. Commit. Join IC Dining Services in our effort to waste less! WasteLESS Week is designed to educate and empower the IC community to save food, water, energy, and the Earth’s natural resources. This year’s WasteLESS Week will be filled with lots of exciting events, prizes and giveaways, so don’t miss out! 


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In my September 6 Intercom message, I outlined some of the steps Ithaca College has been taking to move us forward in becoming the community of learning, personal growth, and mutual respect that it is intended to be.

Since that time, we have continued to encounter episodes that challenge our goal of creating a respectful and inclusive culture in which we identify difference as a source of strength rather than division. There is no place at Ithaca College for actions, whether they be through words or deeds, that denigrate or marginalize any individual or group on the basis of race, religion, sexual identity, or social status.

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Sarah Schaack
Reed College

"The Genome-Wide Dynamics of Spontaneous Mutations over Long- and Short-Time Scales"

October 22   
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Meet for beverages & goodies at 3:45.
CNS 1st floor lobby.

All are cordially invited to attend.
Please bring your own reusable mug.

View other IC Events here.

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Thu., Oct. 22, 4 p.m., Friends 309 -- A free and open-to-all workshop with award winning film director and screenwriter, Jay Craven, and film composers, Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus. Craven has done seven feature films with actors including Martin Sheen, Kris Kristofferson, Michael J. Fox, Bruce Dern, Jacqueline Bisset, Ernie Hudson, Genevieve Bujold and more. Hyman and Claus have done music for over 20 feature and nationally broadcast documentary films and have worked with Craven on many of his films.

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Donald Beachler's reporting on the behind-closed-doors process employed by the Tompkins County Democratic Committee in selecting candidates in two electoral districts for the upcoming general election is one of the five most read articles in the October 12-20 issue of the Ithaca Times

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The 57th annual Cortaca Jug football game between Ithaca College and Cortland is Saturday, Nov. 14. Read more below to find out how students, faculty, staff and alumni can receive their tickets to the Cortaca Jug game. 

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On October 20, 21, and 22, the U-Lot (Campus Center) parking lot will serve as the reserved parking for numerous 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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