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Celebrate National Retirement Security Week with a Financial Wellness Check-Up!

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ithaca College campus

Co-sponsored by the School of Music and Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF)

All day - starting at 11am and finishing with the spectacular concluding concert at 7:30PM.  Exact schedule for the day will be available soon.

Music from around the world:  America, Africa, Trinidad, Japan, India, Brazil and Argentina

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Register now through Homerconnect for Intro to Linguistics the 2-week winter session this January. This will be an online course for 3 credits. Counts toward either a Humanities or Social Sciences perspective, for either Identities or Worlds of Systems. Info at  For additional info email 

NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick event will be held at Cass Park on Friday Oct 21 at 6PM - FREE!

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The Park School of Communications is proud to screen Fair Haven on Friday, November 4 at 5pm in Park Auditorium.

Fair Haven was written by assistant professor Jack Bryant.  A Q&A with professor Bryant and special guest, award winning filmmaker and director Kerstin Karlhuber will follow the screening. 

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You are invited to attend an important lunch on Monday, October 24th at 11:30 am in the Emerson Suites to welcome to campus 15 FLEFF Diversity Scholars.  This represents an opportunity for you to help Ithaca College in its recruitment efforts to become more diverse and inclusive.

The Diversity Scholars are graduate students who have expressed an interest in exploring Ithaca College's artistic and intellectual environment. The Diversity Scholars will attend the World Music Festival Concert on Sunday night, October 23 and three Research Forums on October 24th. The 11:30 am lunch will feature Raza Rumi, Ithaca City of Asylum Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College, as the keynote speaker. 


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 The Women's and Gender Studies Program brings Lenelle Moïse back to campus to perform her new show: AMPLIFY: A "Speaking Intersections" Mixtape.  Speaking truth to power, Haitain-American poet and playwright Lenelle Moïse will perform original poems, essays and monologues to illuminate the intersections of race, class, gender, spirit, and sexuality.  Tuesday, November 1st from 7-9 pm in Emerson Suites.  


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 Come learn about the Women's and Gender Studies Program, meet other interested students as well as faculty who teach in the program.  All are welcome; feel free to drop in at any time between 5:30-7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 26th at the Handwerker Gallery. 

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Contributed on behalf of Tom Grape ’80, chairman of the Board of Trustees

To the Campus Community:

From October 19 to 21, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees and I will be on campus for our first full board meeting of the academic year. I always look forward to the October meeting, because I get to experience the energy of our campus when the semester is in full swing.

After our meetings conclude, I will share updates about our work. In the meantime, I wanted to send you a preview of what we will be working on this fall and beyond. 

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Professor Malpass presented his paper, Middle Preceramic Lithics from the Casma Valley: Bipolar Cores and Edge-Ground Cobbles," at the 35th annual Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Harvard University, October 15-16, 2016.

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Dr. Evis Sammoutis was recently awarded a highly competitive Chamber Music America Commission to compose a new woodwind quintet for District5. The commission is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the premiere of the new work will take place in fall 2017.

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Submitted on behalf of James W. Nolan Jr. ’77, Parent ’01, chair of the Presidential Search Committee

Your search committee has been active! Since my last communication, we have been very busy in narrowing the pool of applicants. We are pleased by the quality of the candidates we have been in contact with and encouraged by the prospect of a successful conclusion to the search. The work takes time, patience, and persistence, and I am grateful to the committee members for their efforts.

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Ithaca College Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony-Award winning musical, “Company,” a mature, multidimensional examination of modern romantic relationships. 

Performances will be held in the Hoerner Theatre in Dillingham Center on Oct. 25, 27, 28 and 29, Nov. 2, 3, 4 and 5 at 8 p.m., and on Oct. 30 and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Ithaca College box office in Dillingham Center or online at The box office is open Monday through Thursday, noon–5 p.m.; and Friday, noon–4 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (607) 274-3224. Tickets range from $8 to $16. 

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This is a reminder that there will be an information session on the Education Minor on Tuesday, October 18th from 5:30 to 6:30 in Williams 314.

There will be additional sessions on Thursday, October 20th (12:10-1:00) and Friday, October 21st (9:00-9:50).


Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, has published the lead essay for a round table on Feminism and Islam in the current Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Fall, 2016).  The essay, "Secular and Feminist Critiques of the Qur'an: Anti-hermeneutics as Liberation?" has six respondents with a short rejoinder from Barlas. The Journal can be accessed here: 

A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) has recommended that DirecTV, LLC, modify claims made for its satellite television services to better disclose to consumers that limited programming is available in 4k, or ultra high-definition format, modify its claims that DirecTV is wireless, and discontinue a “free upgrade” to Genie HD DVR claim.

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Individuals who had stroke more than 6 months ago are needed for a study investigating the impact of physical therapy on walking and balance. Participants will be randomized to exercise in the water or on land using a treadmill 3 times per week for 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time. Please contact Sarah Fishel at for additional information. 


This winter break earn 3 credits towards ICC general education requirements! Sign up now for this thought-provoking and applicable course in cultural anthropology (ANTH 104000) this Winter 2017 session! It's a ten-day ONLINE class from January 9-20, 2017 that  connects you and your major to the current global era. Sign up for this active and engaging course that you can take from the comforts of wherever you are!

Contact Dr. Sue-Je Gage at for more information or go to

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The Park School of Communications is proud to screen Fair Haven on Friday, November 4 at 5pm in Park Auditorium. 

Fair Haven was written by assistant professor Jack Bryant.  A Q&A with professor Bryant and special guest, award winning filmmaker and director Kerstin Karlhuber will follow the screening.    

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