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The Campus Life Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.  The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, February 27, 5pm.

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Invitation to Help

Contributed by Christine Haase on 02/23/2015 

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Associate Professor Rachel Wagner’s husband John was seriously injured in a terrible automobile accident last week. You may have heard about it in the news late last week, involving a head-on collision with a dump truck in white-out conditions in Ovid, New York.

John is expected to make a full recovery but it will take a few months. It is anticipated that he will be released from the hospital within the next day or so of this writing.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost
A final information session for students interested in the ICNYC Program for Fall 2015 will be held Thursday, February 26 at 12:10 p.m. in BUS 204.

Hersey Egginton, Director of the ICNYC Program, will be in attendance to answer any of your questions.

This general session is for all students and majors. We look forward to seeing you!

Are you interested in an internship experience in beautiful Washington, DC? If so, please attend the information session scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 26 in BUS 111.

Ithaca College has an arrangement with the Cornell in Washington Program (CIW) that allows you to study full-time in Washington, DC and to take advantage of the wonderful internship opportunities the City offers. 

Dr. Robert Hutchens will be in attendance to answer questions and to talk about the program. Whether your internship interest is political, financial, or issue-oriented, there is an organization in DC that shares your interest and needs interns.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) attended the 56th annual meeting of the International Studies Association, in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 18-21, 2015.  He participated in five panels: 

  • “Why Don’t I See the Problem," roundtable presenter for Strategies of Critique for Narrative Approaches;
  • Chair for the panel, Politics of Survival: Debilitation, Precarity, and Resilience;
  • Co-host for “Narrative Approaches,” in Critical Security Studies Methods Café;
  • Roundtable presenter in the panel, Race and International Relations: A Debate Around John Hobson’s “The Eurocentric Conception of World Politics,” and,
  • Chair for the panel “Telling Stories: Migration, Translation, Complicity” 

  • Want to find full-time positions, summer jobs, or internship opportunities?
  • Hoping to expand your professional network?
  • Interested in learning more about possible career paths that you're considering?

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, February 25nd.

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Please join us as Majors in the department of Physics and Astronomy give talks on their research:

Eli Adler:  Understanding the characterization of thin film growth

Connor Shea:  The Characteristic Phase Transitions of Cobalt Doped Barium Iron Arsenide Single Crystals

Jonathan Smucker: Temperature of the Ithaca College MOT

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February 22-28 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW), and the theme this year is “I had no idea.” It is time to dispel some of the common myths about eating disorders and to get the real facts. 

Up to twenty four million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the United States. These are serious, potentially life-threatening illnesses, not lifestyle choices. Eating disorders impact not only those who are ill, but also their friends, family, and the whole community. 

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 Professor and ENVS Chair Jason Hamilton made a presentation on Sustainability Science to faculty and students at the Wells College Science Colloquium on Friday 20 February. 


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 The Campus Bookstore is taking an additional 50% Off the last marked price on all clearance apparel! 

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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; highlights across the next few weeks are listed below. 

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

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 The students in the Styles of Acting course would like to invite you over to the house. The House of Atreus, that is.

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 On Friday (Feb 27) at 3pm, in room 2330, Whalen Center for Music, Professor Timothy Johnson will present a lecture that he also will be giving at the Grawemeyer Award Conference in Louisville, KY. 

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At its February meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees granted emeritus status to three former faculty members and awarded promotions and/or tenure to nine current faculty members.

The following retired faculty members were named professor emeritus:

Department of Education

Jeff Claus, who retired in 2013.

Department of Mathematics

Stephen Hilbert, who retired in 2014.
Dani Novak, who retired in 2014.

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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Educational Technology Day we're pleased to announce the addition of Featured Sessions to this year's event.  Presented by nationally recognized thought-leaders, these sessions will focus on technology, teaching and learning, leadership and innovation. 

These sessions are part of Ed Tech Day on March 19th from 9 AM to 4 PM in the campus center.  Ed Tech Day features over 60 national and local vendors, 55 sessions and presentations, and much more.  All Ed Tech Day events are free and open to the entire campus community.  Details are on our Web site:  

The complete schedule will be posted in early March.  Below is a preview of the Featured Sessions.  

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The online submission process for faculty sponsors to submit student presentations for the 18th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on March 2, 2015. 

The Symposium is a celebration of student research, scholarship, and creativity featuring oral presentations, poster presentations, and creative works by students from all academic disciplines (graduate and undergraduate.)  It will be held in the Campus Center on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Students?  Interested in participating? 
Contact your faculty collaborator to discuss proposal submission. 

Faculty?  Online proposals submissions will be accepted for presentations, performances, and displays.  

Submission information can be found on the Whalen Symposium website at

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Phi Kappa Phi Book Drive

Contributed by Tammy Sritecha on 02/22/2015 

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Phi Kappa Phi is a national collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines that follows the motto “let the love of learning rule humanity.”  In honor of this phrase, the Ithaca College chapter of Phi Kappa Phi will be holding a book drive on campus.  Book drives are a way to draw attention to the importance of literacy and gather crucial resources for community members who would otherwise have limited access to them. All books collected will be donated to IC Books Thru Bars, a student-run program that provides books to incarcerated persons in New York State prisons. 

Help make this book drive a success by donating a new or gently used book. It's an easy way to make a big difference!

  • Collection bins can be found around campus from Monday, March 2nd to Friday, March 20th. 

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The course explores the intersections of health and geography. Where we are born and the places we inhabit contribute to our physical and emotional states and determine our overall health status. It is more than a cliché to state that “geography is health destiny.” As part of FLEFF, the course will study this topic through films, videos, readings, and guest speakers. Students will also participate in the FLEFF films and activities

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The U-Lot (Campus Center) parking lot will be closed from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25 as reserved special event parking.

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