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The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress has featured Patricia R. Zimmermann’s essay on the amateur film “A Study in Reds," on their newly developed extended film essay site.  Zimmermann is professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

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Contributed on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration

On Thursday, August 20, 2015, we received news that Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed our A2 stable rating from two years ago. This rating signifies that we are financially stable, and we are operating within acceptable parameters that will allow us to continue to provide the academic and operational excellence that make our institution great. The rating is a direct result of the bond issuance process we are currently going through in order to refinance two tranches of debt that have “bullet maturities” in fiscal year 2016 and 2017.

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“Memories are made in every moment this family spends love, joy, and time together”  

Make the most out of the time spent with family! Check out our Family Fun Month webpage - for family time suggestions like…

  • $1 Movie Days
  • National Dog Day
  • Gorge Hikes and more!

Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce the recently completed upgrade to the Remark Classic OMR Optical Scanning Software. This upgrade provides three new reports for exam processing as well as some enhanced features, such as scoring Extra Credit Questions and the ability to score an exam using ½ point increments.

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On behalf of the men and women in Information Technology Services, welcome or welcome back to our students, staff and faculty.  Your ITS team has been busy this summer implementing several new systems, enhancing the functionality of others and planning for new projects. 

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Join us in Ford Hall for the first concert of the new academic year!

On Thursday, 27 August at 7:00 P.M., Professors Jean C. Radice and Mark A. Radice will be joined by sophomore music major Christopher Davenport in a program featuring compositions by César Franck (1822–90), Olivier Messiaen (1908–92), and Jean Langlais (1907–91).

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) formerly known as the All-College Review Board on Human Subjects Research (HSR) is responsible for reviewing all college research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, and students that involve the use of human subjects.

If you are uncertain whether your project requires review, or if you plan to submit an IRB proposal in the coming semester, please visit the Institutional Review Board on Human Subjects Research.   You will find application forms, examples and instructions, proposal submission deadlines, committee meeting dates and a listing of members. 

Protocols for the September 2 meeting must be received by Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by 5pm. 


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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research/IACUC Chair

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

Ithaca College’s animal use program is managed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.  A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee website –

Protocols for review must be received by Thursday, August 27, 2015 by 5pm.

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The Fitness Center will begin operating with our full academic year hours on Saturday 8/22/15.  Any changes to these hours will be posted on our website and intercom.

Monday: 7:00am - 11:00pm

Tuesday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Wednesday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Thursday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Friday: 7:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

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Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, published an article entitled “The Impact of International Student Teaching Experience on Teacher Identity and Cultural Competency” in the peer-reviewed journal, The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp.17-32.

This study examined the impact an international teaching experience had on pre-service teachers’ identity and cultural competency. A convenient sample of 17 (N=17) college students was used for this study. Data were gathered through participants’ pre- and post-self-reflective papers and two weekly reflective journals completed while abroad.

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Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently presented a paper titled “Instructional Assessment Methods” at the 22nd International Conference on Learning in Madrid, Spain.

As teachers adjust their instruction to diverse students’ learning styles, assessment methods must also be aligned to similar principles if the students’ learning is to be truly measured. Assessment is an integral part of the instructional process. It can provide valuable information to both students and the teachers. Assessments can be a vector to quality corrective instruction, a second chance for struggling students to demonstrate success, and a means to provide a more complex challenge for advance students. Assessments enable teachers to determine what students need along their journey to learning and achievement in school. 

Constantinou's paper discusses the step-by-step process of applying various formative assessment tools for individual, partner, small group and whole class assessments.

The following is being shared on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities. 

Congratulations and a Fond Farewell to Lisa Belokur! 

It is with a great sense of pride that I share with the campus community that Lisa Belokur, Director of Facilities Services, has been provided with and has accepted a significantly elevated employment opportunity at Cornell University.    This move, although somewhat difficult for those of us at IC who have relied upon Lisa’s stellar contributions during her 12 year tenure at the College, represents a wonderful opportunity for her career and her family.

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LGBTQA+ and Allied Student Community Welcome -  Tuesday August 25, 7 pm Taghannock Falls Room, Campus Center
Come out and join us for this annual tradition! Enjoy refreshments and an opportunity to meet the LGBT Center program director, student staff, and student leaders of our four LGBTQ-themed student organizations, as well as info about our spectacular ZAP panel program and how to  get involved.

Learn more about our unique and supportive campus and the surrounding community, meet old friends and new, find out how to get involved, and let the LGBT Center know what services, policies, and offerings meet your needs and what more could be put in place to better serve you!

Visit the events calendar


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ITS wants to remind everyone to NEVER respond to email messages requesting passwords or other personal information.

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Cashiering Services Update

Contributed by Jaimie Voorhees on 08/20/2015 

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This is a follow up to the intercom message dated 7/13/15 regarding Cashiering Hours and Services:

Ithaca College’s Cashiering Services office located at 328 Campus Center is no longer operational.  The College has entered into an agreement with CFCU Community Credit Union for departmental cash needs that were previously handled by the College’s Cashiering Services office.  CFCU is currently located on the ground floor of the West Tower and will be moving to 328 Campus Center once the renovations to that space are completed.

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A-Lot (near Rowland Hall), J-Lot (behind the Towers), M-Lot (at the A&E Center), T-Lot (next to Terrace 2), and D-Lot (between Clarke and Bogart Halls) will be closed beginning Saturday, August 22nd at 7pm throughout the day on Sunday, August 23rd. 

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Using primary-source documents in IC's Karel Husa Archive & Gallery, Stephen Gomez-Peck will share his work and findings on Karel Husa’s Landscapes—from Husa’s innovative compositional techniques to experiencing independent research for the first time, to getting to know Karel Husa as a human being.

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 Matthew Holtmeier Writes on El Norte for National Film Archive

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 As the result of an external review conducted over the summer, the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is making changes that will allow students to obtain access to needed mental health services more quickly and efficiently. The changes include the addition of a counselor position and a new, telephone-based assessment process.

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Thursday, August 27th 7:00 to 8:30PM in the Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall

What:  A celebratory gathering of the Class of 2018 to launch their sophomore year. Hosted by Office of the President, Office of Career Services, and the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs.  

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