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Please join us for a talk with Professor & Chair Dr. Beth Clark Joseph, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Ithaca College: OSIRIS-REx UPDATE: NASA’s Asteroid Sample Return Mission Target: Carbonaceous Asteroid 101955 Bennu

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Submitted on behalf of the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship Committee.

As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship and what they will mean for Ithaca College, we invite you to join us on Monday, February 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge to participate in Making Excellence Inclusive: Teaching, Learning, and Classroom Climate, a panel presentation and discussion.

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The Handwerker Gallery is hosting a pre-release screening of the documentary film, RE:Thinking, on Tuesday, February 21, at 6 p.m.. Filmmaker Deborah C. Hoard of PhotoSynthesis Productions (Ithaca) will be present to introduce and answer questions about the film following the screening. Please join us for this exciting event!


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Following the overwhelming show of support from contingent faculty in last week's vote, the bargaining committee(s) for full and part-time contingent faculty will return to the bargaining table for two scheduled sessions this week. The committee representing part-time faculty will be looking for the administration to move beyond rhetoric about bargaining and to actually address the fundamental issues separating the parties. To date, the administration has put forward 4 claims to justify their obstinacy concerning the faculty's pay parity proposals.

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Celebrate the new single occupancy All Gender restrooms in our building with yummy treats and LOTS AND LOTS of beverages in the LGBT Center (lower level, Hammond Health Center) on Tuesday February 21! Join us in the LGBT Center either from 

9 am-11 am for breakfast treats with coffee, tea, and other assorted beverages.
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3 pm-5 pm for cake and punch, and other assorted beverages. 

Two times during the day to accommodate busy student schedules. Stop by for a few minutes, or more if you have time, and tour the new All Gender Restroom near the LGBT Resource Room. There are also 4 new All Gender restrooms near the Health Center waiting room.

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Ithaca College is in contract negotiations with two bargaining units represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) one for part-time, per course faculty and the other for full-time contingent faculty who have year-to-year contracts.

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Zoom is offering custom webinar trainings for Ithaca College.   Zoom is an online web conferencing tool available to all students, faculty, and staff that can be used on any device. It's great for collaboration, screen sharing, teaching remotely, and more. Please register for the webinar using the links below.

Introduction to Zoom
This webinar will introduce you to the features of zoom as well as training on configuring your profile settings and using the session controls.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm (Register)
  • Friday, Feb. 24, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Register)

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 Open statement to the campus community.

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2017 Women Leaders Series

Contributed by Michele Lenhart on 02/17/2017 

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You are invited to a series of personal and professional development programs designed to enhance opportunities for college women student leaders. Be sure to register for the following workshops on OrgSync for Student Leadership Institute credit. (Locations for each event can be found on that site, too.) Many of these sessions will fill quickly, so be sure to sign up soon!

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Wednesday, February 22
Park 223

Ed Rivera '88 would like to invite students and faculty to a webinar, Creating Value in A Digital Economy by Maxwell Wessel.

Maxwell WEssel is the General Manager of, a business unit of SAP pursuing disruptive growth, and coauthor of Harvard Business Review article"the Problem with Legacy Ecosystems."

Ed Rivera (Finance '88, Harvard MBA '95) will be on campus Feb. 20-24 as pat of Park's Professional-in-Residence program. Ed is a new media executive/entrepreneur and former VP for Sony Music Entertainment.

The Educational Affairs Staff Development Committee invites educational affairs faculty and staff to participate in a session on “Working with Students who are Experiencing Academic Challenges” on February 23, 12:10 – 1:00 pm, Taughannock Falls Room, 3rd Floor Campus Center. 

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María DiFrancesco, Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of Modern Languages & Literatures, recently traveled to Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) to deliver an invited lecture entitled, “Space and the Body in Pedro Almodóvar’s La piel que habito.” During her trip to Trinity, Prof. DiFrancesco also taught a guest class on Alejandro Iñárritu’s film Biutiful (2010). Prof. DiFrancesco’s visit was facilitated by the “Mexico, the Americas, and Spain” (MAS) program, which supports opportunities for intellectual engagement with Hispanic language, life, and culture.

Be aware that con artists will use video relay services (VRS) to try to scam deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Don’t become a victim. Deaf and hard of hearing taxpayers should avoid giving out personal and financial information to anyone they do not know. Always confirm that the person requesting personal information is who they say they are. Read the entire IRS warning by clicking here

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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Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 17 years.  There are a number of opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview.


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Want to stay in beautiful Ithaca for the summer? Looking for ways to earn money, or for summer housing? Please see the online student jobs database or The Office of Residential Life's summer positions page for more information on our various positions!

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Thank you  to everyone who showed up to donate Blood yesterday 2/16. The RED Cross was able to exceed  our goal of 114 units, for a total of  133 units of Blood, of that 20 Double Reds were collected.

With out you the donor! this event would not have been so successful . Thank you so very much for helping those who need this life saving blood, YOU made there day much better!!!

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Due to an anticipated high volume of Admissions visitors, N-Lot parking will be reserved as guest parking for a portion of the day on Monday, February 20.  This is the parking lot located between the Yavits and Allen playing fields.  The lot will be closed as of 8 a.m. and will re-open for regular use at approximately 1 p.m. that day.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we welcome prospective students and their families to Ithaca College!