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In 2007, The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) in Ithaca, NY created a program called Talking Circles on Race and Racism in order to bring racially & ethnically diverse people together to have an honest and open dialogue on race.


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
319 Gannett Center

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Mark your calendars now for this semester's wonderful line-up of creative writers in the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. Nonfiction writer Maggie Nelson, poet Elizabeth Willis, and novelist Rachel Kushner will all be giving public readings. For details on the authors and the series, please visit our webpage at:


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The Technology Learning Center will be providing information sessions for students and faculty on Taskstream, focused specifically on the ICC Directed Response Folio (ICC DRF). Click here for more information about Taskstream.

These sessions will be held Monday, January 27 through Thursday, January 30 in the Friends Hall 110 computer lab.

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The 5th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us as we explore and celebrate the notion of community and culture. It is necessary to RSVP for this important event as seating is limited.

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The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) Program, in its expansion, houses approximately 1,200 first-year students in the towers and upper quad residence halls. This new component of the FYRE program connects the Integrated Core Curriculum (ICC) themes with programs offered in the residence halls.

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Now that the holidays are over, your wallet may be feeling a little lighter than usual. While managing your money can seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be! January is a great time to make changes and create new habits, so follow these guidelines to stay smart about your finances:

  • Don’t be afraid to use some tricks to make yourself save money – do whatever works for you.
  • ALWAYS pay bills on time to keep a good credit score – and check your report for errors!
  • Don’t invest in something that sounds too good to be true with high returns and little risk. 
  • Insure against major financial disasters with homeowner’s, car, and health insurance – don’t worry about smartphone, travel, or extended warranty insurance.

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The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) Program, in its expansion, houses approximately 1,200 first-year students in the towers and upper quad residence halls. This new component of the FYRE program connects the Integrated Core Curriculum (ICC) themes with programs offered in the residence halls.

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Student Disability Services will contact faculty regarding students in their classes who need materials in alternate format prior to the beginning of each semester.

In compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, class materials must be made available in alternate format for those students needing the accommodation. This includes course packets, handouts, syllabi, quizzes/exams and any other materials used in class. Alternate formats include audio versions of written documents, documents in Braille and/or enlarged print, video captioning and materials in electronic format.

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This is a reminder to all, that the State of New York prohibits smoking in the public areas of all buildings within the state. As such Ithaca College has an established smoking policy (2.8.10) that directly addresses this for the campus community and provides a listing of the designated outdoor smoking areas.

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Yoga is well-documented as a healing and transformative art in modern times.  Iyengar students require an anatomical understanding of the shape and precision of the poses (asanas). Iyengar Yoga, with its precision and regular practice can heal or lessen back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries/conditions, reclaim energy and health, and using the awareness of the body as a tool, transform negative mental states.

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Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program are invited to submit applications and project proposals to be considered for the summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 before February 14, 2014.

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Stephen D. Younger, Scholar in Residence, Department of Economics, delivered a lecture "The Incidence of Fiscal Policy in Armenia," at the American University of Armenia, Monday, January 20, 2014.

Students Disability Services (SDS) was created to assist faculty and staff in their every day efforts to ensure equal access for students to all college programs and services. The following is a list of frequently asked questions.

We hope this information is helpful in providing the best possible service to students.

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Welcome back, everyone! We're gearing up for another awesome semester and want to share what's new at IC Dining's Retail Locations. 

Be sure to check the calendars in the Dining Halls in IC Square Food Court for special events and Limited Time Offers.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and CFE Faculty-in-Residence for Interdisciplinary Teaching Mara Alper invite faculty interested in interdisciplinary teaching and learning to join us this semester for active, collaborative discussions. We especially encourage those who have considered this approach, but are uncertain how to do it. This group will collaboratively study and reflect on the philosophy, process and logistics of this approach, then develop plans that can be put into action in 2014-15.

Together, we will explore innovative approaches for new or existing classes with both experienced faculty and those new to this approach. We will pool expertise and insights that enhance our interdisciplinary teaching.  This collaboration will synthesize concrete ideas, potential projects and elegant solutions that support our teaching and IC20/20 integrative education goals. We will meet every other Wednesday beginning Feb. 5 from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. in Gannett 316.

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Scheduling Assistant in Outlook Web App

When creating meetings on your calendar in the Outlook Web Application, you have access to a "Scheduling Assistant." Like the feature found in the Windows and Macintosh Outlook applications, the scheduling assistant in OWA allows you to add multiple people to a meeting and helps you quickly find an available time for everyone involved.

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The Fitness Center's Spring 2014 Group Exercise Schedule is now available.  Classes will begin on Tuesday 1/21/14, and with the exception of Tai Chi and Iyengar Yoga are available on a first come, first served basis.  Tai Chi and Iyengar Yoga are available to IC Faculty and Staff only, if you are interested in attending please e-mail Sean Reilley.  Enjoy!

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; this week's are listed below.

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the webcasting schedule for more information!

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Every year the college celebrates the history and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in our MLK Day Celebrations. This year’s theme is a ‘Single Garment of Destiny’ and will feature many educational sessions that relate to Dr. King’s vision in our modern global society. These sessions are open to all members of the Ithaca College Community. For students, each presentation will count towards SLI Credit in the Leading in a Diverse World Series. To receive SLI credit for any of these events, please log into OrgSync and register for the sessions.

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