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Ithaca, NY – On November 11 2013, the entire teaching at the Elizabeth Anne Clune (EAC) Montessori School in Ithaca New York participated in a full day training that focused on the integration of media production and analysis into core curriculum. Chris Sperry facilitated the workshop as Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Ithaca College’s media literacy initiative, Project Look Sharp (www.projectlooksharp.org).  Both Project Look Sharp and the Ithaca City School district are excited to be bringing their professional experience to help out the local Montessori schools. 

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As a reminder, ITS full time staff will be participating in an all day retreat on Wednesday March 12, 2014. The Helpdesk will be open normal business hours but second tier support will not be available.

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Writing Department Associate Professor Catherine Taylor gave a presentation on “Research and Innovative Writing: History, Archives, and Documentary Aesthetics” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a public reading of her creative writing as part of the "Felix Series of New Writing" on Thursday, March 6th.

Click here to read Club Hub Volume IV Issue X and learn about the great work Club Hub, CAC, ALS, SAB and other student organizations are doing on campus.

Mary Ann Erickson, associate professor and chair of aging studies, recently presented at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)'s Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference in Denver. Erickson's presentation, "What Undergraduate Intellectual Biographies Tell Us About Aging Studies," summarized the narratives of 17 recent graduates, who had participated in a gerontology senior seminar in which they were required to write an intellectual biography outlining the experiences that shaped their identity as a gerontologist.

 

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The Fitness Center will be closing at 2:00pm this Friday 3/7/2014, and will remain closed through Monday 3/10/2014.  We will reopen with limited hours on Tuesday 3/11/2014, and will resume our normal academic year hours on Monday 3/17/2014.  Please visit the Fitness Center website for details and updates.

For those of you who will be in town, Island Health and Fitness is offering a reduced rate on day passes for Ithaca College faculty and staff (must bring your ID).   The cost will be $6/day at the main location, and $5/day at the community corners location.  The reduced rate will be valid from Saturday 3/8/2014 - Sunday 3/16/2014.

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Assistant Professor Joshua Bonnetta gave an artist talk and presented his installation work Strange Lines and Distances at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland in February. The work will be released in March as LP/DVD by Experimedia Films with a monograph by Jeffrey Sconce.

Strange Lines and Distances won the Deluxe Cinematic Vision Award at the Images Festival for 'excellence and innovation in the 'visual realisation of work by a Canadian film or video artist' and has been previously presented at the Berlin Film Festival and the Rotterdam Film Festival.

Julie Blumberg, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, spoke on a panel titled "How Social Media Changed The Conversation Between Author And Audience" at the Association Of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Seattle in February.

The AWP Conference "celebrates authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers."

The fixIT Shop will be open with limited hours during Spring Break. Please visit our website for more details on hours, services, and rates at www.ithaca.edu/its/help/fixit/.

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Brian DeMaris, assistant professor of performance studies and director of Opera and Musical Theatre at Ithaca College, will be featured on the Out of Bounds radio show with Tish Pearlman during spring break.  

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Ithaca College is on spring break the second week in March and there are no classes scheduled, but we are open for business Tuesday through Friday. Our Weight Watchers At Work meetings will take place as usual on Tuesday, March 11th in Peggy Williams Center, Rm GL052.

Please refer to Missed the Weight Watchers At Work Open House? Still want to visit? for meeting details and links to more information about this high-ranking program.

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Monday, March 31, 12.00-1.15 PM
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Provost Marisa Kelly, Dean Diane Gayeski, Assistant Provost Danette Johnson, Theater Chair Catherine Weidner, and English Chair Dan Breen

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Hello Campus Community!

The Fitness Center will be closing at 2:00pm this Friday 3/7/2014, and will remain closed through Monday 3/10/2014.  We will reopen with limited hours on Tuesday 3/11/2014, and will resume our normal academic year hours on Monday 3/17/2014.  Please visit the Fitness Center website for details and updates.

For those of you who will be in town, Island Health and Fitness is offering a reduced rate on day passes for Ithaca College faculty and staff (must bring your ID).   The cost will be $6/day at the main location, and $5/day at the community corners location.  The reduced rate will be valid from Saturday 3/8/2014 - Sunday 3/16/2014.

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On Thursday, March 13th (the week of Spring Break) ITS will be performing extensive work on the IC web infrastructure which will result in a 2-3 hour downtime of websites and web services starting at 6:00 AM.

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Spring is coming! 

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The TLC (101 Friends Hall) will not be providing computer training workshops during the week of Spring Break (3/10 - 2/14).

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Keri Watson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, recently published "Before We Were Us, We Were Them: Curating Controversy" in the Journal of Museum Education. The essay, a version of which was presented at the College Art Association's 102nd Annual Conference, was also selected for inclusion in the Museum Education Roundtable.

Our February is HEART Month campaign helped to raise awareness about heart disease, strokes, heart attacks and other heart related symptoms. This year's challenges included a photo contest, heart healthy lunch-and-learns, and mapping your heart history and we are pleased to announce our winners:  

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Bhavani Arabandi (Assistant Professor of Sociology) has been granted a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. scholar grant to perform research in India.

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