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We had an awesome Alumni Weekend! Here's a recap of a wonderful weekend of partnerships with Alumni, Ithaca College Athletics and Spoon University - Ithaca College! We'd say it was a big win all around! Thank you!


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Vincent Wei-cheng Wang, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Politics, featured for work on U.S.-Taiwan relations and Obama's foreign policy pivot to Asia.

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New Parking Options

Contributed by Amy Shippos on 10/14/2016 

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Timed Spaces in the Visitor Lot

Four 30 minute timed spaces have been added to the Visitor Lot for use by faculty, staff and student in need of short term parking to go to Peggy Ryan Williams Center.

Eastern Campus Visitor Spaces

Visitor parking has been added in M-Lot to provide some options for visitors wishing to park on the eastern end of campus.  These spaces will be located near the outdoor pool and in the circle at the lower entrance to Glazer Arena.  Visitors will need to stop by the A&E Center desk to obtain a permit to park in these spaces.

Steve Gorn, ethnomusicologist, world traveler and performing musician presents a series of events that are free and open to the public.  

Sponsored by Hospicare and Palliative Care Services in partnership with the Ithaca College School of Music and the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. No reservations are required. 

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Submitted on behalf of Marc Israel, Assistant Provost for Finance and Administrative Operations:

Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the internal funding initiatives housed within the provost’s office. 

Academic Challenge Funding
Awards for faculty-student teams (consisting of at least one faculty member and one student) involved in goal-oriented collaborative research, professional or creative activity.

Academic Mini-Grant Funding
Awards for tenured or tenure-track faculty to further faculty research, professional or creative activity.

The deadlines are as follows:

Fall Selection Process:  November 1st Deadline (for grants whose funds must be used between December 1 and May 31).

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Tuesday, October 18th from 8:00am through 12:00pm in Emerson Suites, Ithaca College will be holding our annual Point of Dispensing (POD) for all faculty, staff, and students to receive a free flu vaccination

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The Perks at Ithaca College

Contributed by Katie Sack on 10/13/2016 

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Ithaca College faculty and staff members have the opportunity to enjoy many perks that come with working for the College. These include access to our recreational facilities, discounts on tickets, transportation options, and more! 

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 Don't miss the last day to register to vote!

The last day to register in New York State is Friday, October 14.  Registration forms must be post-marked by that date.

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We are looking for infants who will soon turn 5 months, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees, and are developing typically.  


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You are invited to a public presentation by Angel Alvarez, an agricultural engineer and community development practitioner from San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. Alvarez will speak about development work in rural and indigenous communities in the region.  

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Created by Michael Levine, of the Dallas Brass, Harmony Bridge(TM) is designed “to connect public school band musicians with seniors in retirement homes and communities.” Through a carefully developed and sequenced curriculum, public school-age children are provided the skills and resources to rehearse, predominantly independently, and perform in small ensembles, for residents of area senior communities utilizing “music of their time.” 

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Wednesday, October 19, 8:30-10:00 am
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Gerard Dunphy, P.A.,M.S. is retiring from his position as a Physician Assistant at the Hammond Health Center after 26 ½ years of service. 

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Along with food and fun, this years' Fair will include hourly raffles provided by the Office of Human Resources.  While you're with us be sure to enjoy a complimentary 10 minute chair massage with one of 4 licensed massage therapists from Massage Station. Chair massages are not only one of the best ways to relax for a few minutes, they offer many other health benefits. These include stress reduction, improve sleep quality, increase mental clarity, increase energy and circulation as well as lower blood pressure and increased immune function.

Stop by and join us on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 10am to 2pm in Emerson Suites.  Benefit Eligible Faculty and Staff Only. Please bring your College ID.

 Happy Fall! Click here or see below to view our Hours of Operation for Fall Break. 


Have a safe and happy Fall Break!

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Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to bring their personal computers to the fixIT shop for a free five-minute computer check-up! The fixIT shop will be open the following hours during fall break:

  • Wed. 10/12, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thur. 10/13, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Fri. 10/14, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sat. 10/15, Closed
  • Sun. 10/16, 12:00pm – 7:00pm

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The Latin@ Film Festival “Cine con Cultura” will end this week with the film Ixcanul from Guatemala at Cornell Cinema. We would like to encourage our colleagues and students to go.

Here is the trailer and the summary of the plot:

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The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity will host its second event of the semester with a screening of "La jaula de oro" ("The Golden Dream") on Tuesday October 18th at 6pm at The Forum in PRW (2nd Floor).  

Q&A to follow with director Diego Quemada Díez on Skype.

This event is Free and Open to the Public.

Summary of the film: Juan, Sara, and Samuel, three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, travel to the United States in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico, they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn't speak Spanish. Traveling together in freight trains and walking on railroad tracks, they soon have to face an odyssey that will change their lives forever. (


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LGBT History Month Continues

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 10/11/2016 

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is celebrated in October.  In observance of LGBT History Month, the LGBT Center website will feature videos highlighting different historical figures who have made a difference in the LGBT community.  Visit the LGBT Center website's LGBT History Month Featured Videos section to find a new video each day of October. Here are some figures who will be highlighted in the coming days:

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Paula Twomey Publishes a Book

Contributed by Tina Bennett on 10/11/2016 

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Paula Twomey published "35 Discussion and Response Topics For Immediate Communication."  This book helps student practice speaking skills in small groups for a brief conversations. Students use basic interrogatives, develop an exchange of ideas, improve writing skills, review vocabulary in context and practice tense usage.

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