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The Ithaca College Department of Occupational Therapy was well represented at the AOTA conference in Nashville, Tenn. last month. A host of faculty and several alums presented at the national conference, which is the largest gathering of occupational therapists in the world. 

Faculty presenters are listed below in bold and alums are noted in parenthesis:

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Stephen Mosher, Department of Sport Management and Media, recently presented at the 4th Annual Sport Studies Symposium at Rockford University. His presentation was titled "The Long, Slow, Tortured Death of Sport Studies in American Universities (And Possible Path to Their Resurrection)."

The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce the inaugural year of the H&S Summer Scholars Program. The Program provides paid positions for H&S students to engage full-time in a research, scholarship, or creative inquiry project, in collaboration with a Faculty Mentor.

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Submitted on Behalf of President Thomas Rochon

Dear Colleagues,

Below you will find the text of my commentary that was published in the April 30 edition of The Ithacan.I wanted to make sure that part-time and adjunct faculty have the opportunity to see this important message on the issue of “neutrality” as it pertains to the upcoming union election. 

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A new workflow has been created to streamline the process for assigning a grade of “I” (Incomplete). 

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The Wi-Fi rebuild in Smiddy Hall was recently completed. Our testing shows that Wi-Fi performance is much improved, but we'd like affirmation from the people that use Wi-Fi in that building.

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We regret to announce that former member of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees Larry Smith ’69 passed away on April 28 after a hard-fought battle with aplastic anemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. A devoted alumnus of IC’s School of Business, he served on the board from 2006 through 2013 and his presence within our college community will be sorely missed.

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Please remember that special optical scanning procedures and schedules are in place for the processing of final exams, Tuesday, May 5th through Monday, May 11th.

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If you are considering using a student response system for your fall 2015 courses, please contact the IC Bookstore and include Turning Technologies NXT clickers with your textbook orders.

More information is available on the Clickers ITS web site

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Teaching a summer course? Have end of the semester questions on Sakai, Turning Technologies, Turnitin? Want to get started building your fall courses?  ITS has set up some drop-in hours with professional staff on these technologies, course design, screen casting, web conferencing etc.

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If you are teaching an online course this summer it's never too early to start planning.  ITS professional staff can help with Sakai, iRubric, course design, video screencast production, Turnitin, paperless grading, web conferencing, Office Online etc.  In May, we are offering special drop-in hours. Bring your syllabus and content and we can help you make progress on your course.

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The Office of Career Services will be offering updated drop-in hours starting next week as well as for the remainder of the academic year.

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 Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost/VPEA

Please join me on Thursday, May 7, 2015 for the final Faculty Colloquium for the spring semester.

Gary Sforzo, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences.  He is Coordinator of the Clinical Exercise Science degree program and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to Exercise Physiology, clinical aspects of exercise physiology, and strength and conditioning.  Dr. Sforzo trains students so they may assist others with improving health and physical performance whether a top athlete or an aging person with limited function.  He supervises student interns preparing for careers in cardiac rehabilitation, wellness, medical fitness, corporate health and fitness, and strength and conditioning.  

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Join us on May 7th from 11:30 - 1:30 in Klingenstein Lounge to learn how the Mind, Body, Me wellness program can help you meet your wellness goals! 

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Don’t forget to check out our new Wellbeing Tracks! The Wellbeing Tracks are pathways for you to follow in your journey for better health. Each Wellbeing Track is designed to focus on a specific aspect of health and help you to lead a healthier lifestyle.

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Congratulations to Julianna Kittredge, winner of the inaugural Linden Award for Learning Portfolio Excellence!  Kittredge is a senior health sciences major with a nutrition concentration. During her time at Ithaca College, she has interned with the Cornell Cooperative Extension and has competed with the Ithaca College women’s crew team. 


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Mary Pitti, Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology and Michael Matheny, Associate professor in Exercise and Sport Sciences  presented at the annual New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) conference on April 23, in Rochester, NY.

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The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County (DCTC) Presents
The Diversity Roundtable
“Beyond Diversity: Moving to an Inclusive Culture”
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8:15 a. m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ithaca College, Emerson Suites
Ithaca, New York

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The Human Services Coalition is presenting a community workshop facilited by Dr. Paula Ioanide, Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Culture, Race & Ethnicity.

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Felicitaciones to members of IC Teatro for three consecutive weekends of performances in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Teatro Campesino. Members of IC Teatro coauthored original actos over the course of the 2014-15 academic year and presented them at the College of Wooster on April 10th, the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) on April 18th, and Dartmouth College on April 25th.

Kudos to the members of this spring's Teatro aventura:

Vanesa Cruz, Eddie Dowd, Ria Hall, Linette Goris Jaquez, Julia Katz, Anna Levitt, Max Ocean, Vanessa Reyes, Emma Rizzo, Kiah Simms, Nathiel Tejada, Thomas Williams

And special thanks to Sarah Browne, Beatriz Montilla, and Jeffrey Stewart for their performance assistance at GIAC.


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