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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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Submitted on behalf of Nancy Pringle, Vice President and General Counsel

Please join the Office of Legal Affairs in congratulating Traevena Byrd, Associate Counsel, as she has accepted a position as the General Counsel of Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Traevena’s last day at the College will be March 30, 2015.

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It’s not too late to take part in the Mind, Body, Me Heart Health Trivia Challenge on the Mind, Body, Me Facebook page (!

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All faculty and staff are welcome to attend a Pathways training to learn to identify and respond to a student who might be experiencing distress. We appreciate your willingness to learn crisis response skills before you need them.

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March is Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month!

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March 2nd is almost here, but there is still time to take the What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge and be entered to win a tablet computer! 

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Starting Monday February 23rd all CLEARANCE APPAREL is an additional 50%OFF last marked price.

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Craig Duncan, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, will give a talk on Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00 PM in the Longview auditorium.

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Four Ithaca College staff members receive the J.J. Staff Scholar award.

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Ready to chop off some locks? Register now for Monday, March 2nd in North Foyer:

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

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 IC Challah for Hunger is inviting faculty and staff to braid challah bread with them next Thursday, February 26! Come have a great time as you make the challah in the Terrace Bakery at 6:00 PM. They will then be sold the next day in Campus Center, donating the proceeds to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Don’t wait until it is too late to sign up and sign up now by clicking this link:

IC Challah for Hunger is a club on campus that makes challah on a weekly basis and donates the proceeds to hunger related causes, as well as raises awareness of social justice issues. You can stop by our table every week to pick up a delicious challah!

If you have any questions, please email

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"Ecological and Evolutionary Insights
from (sometimes) Common Backyard Birds"

February 26     
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.

View other IC Events here.

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Please join us for the Spring 2015 Jewish Studies Faculty Showcase featuring our interdisciplinary teachers and scholars during a series of lunch hour presentations. 


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Marie Sanford, Clinical Associate professor in the Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Class of 2015 graduate students Alexandra Fish, Erin Gatti, Maria Sanchez-Freeman, and Dana Sharabi presented their work at the 18th Annual Conference of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Their paper, entitled “Comparing Instructional Approaches for Attaining Oral Proficiency in Adult English Language Learners,” examined articulation, rate of speech, and intonation features of instructional materials that incorporated functional and work-related vocabulary compared to academic and curriculum-based vocabulary.

Sanford also presented a poster session co-authored with Ithaca College's Jana Waller and

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Join our newest IC A Healthy Me Challenge - The Stop Light Challenge developed by Joseph D'Alessandro (Health Sciences Major, with a Nutrition Emphasis).  

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Individual development planning identifies the employee’s development goals and the strategies for achieving them by linking them to the organization’s mission and goals. Taking responsibility for your professional development can be challenging. Let us help you get started! The Office of Human Resources would like to invite you to attend a workshop devoted to creating an Individual Development Plan. We will meet on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in room # 52 on the Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center. 

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Be counted in the first 75 filmgoers and vampire fans  and score a FREE TICKET to our special FLEFF Preview event screening of A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night on Sunday March 1 at Cinemapolis.

Tickets open at 6 p.m. on Sunday March 1. 

Screening at 7

Post screening discussion moderated by Timothy Murray, Director, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, with Matthew Holtmeier, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies, Ithaca College, and Chelsea Wessels, Film, Cornell University.

The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

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Dr. Ed Baptist, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, will be on campus   Tuesday, February 24, to share insights from his new book The Other Half Hasn’t Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (Basic Books) and from his crowdsourcing project, Freedom on the Move. In a review of Dr. Baptist’s new book, the Daily Beast notes that  “Baptist turns the long-accepted argument that slavery was economically inefficient on its head, and argues that it was an integral part of America's economic rise."


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