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The 2014 Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat (CCLR) will be held on October 31-November 2. This two and a half day retreat presents the opportunity to explore various aspects of diversity and their relationship to leadership. During the retreat, the entire group will participate in a series of educational sessions and discuss issues as a large group, as well as in smaller, informal conversations.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is inviting tenured faculty from across campus to apply for the position of Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE).

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Making connections is critical for anyone who wants to find professional opportunities, however, it can seem like a daunting process. This workshop will examine the different ways that people network and discuss strategies for doing it successfully..

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In 1971 a small group of citizens, horrified at the seemingly endless war in Vietnam and government harassment of peaceful organizers and civil rights and antiwar activists, mustered their courage and creativity and did something completely crazy: They burglarized an FBI office in the Philadelphia suburb of Media, Pennsylvania.

On the night of one of the biggest sporting events of the decade, they broke in and hauled off every document in the place. They spent the next weeks combing through the papers, copying the most damning and mailing them off to various journalists. They believed that once Congress members and the public knew, they'd do something to change FBI operations.

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that the Park School of Communications is the first building to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and October 3rd we are continuously monitoring the performance of the network and are asking the Park School community for feedback on any issues.

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Submitted on behalf of Interim Provost Linda Petrosino

I am pleased to announce that Dean Leslie Lewis has agreed to chair the search for the Assistant Provost for Finance and Administrative Operations. Joining her on the search committee will be Diane Long, Associate Professor and Chair of the Occupational Therapy department; Yuko Mulugetta, Director of Enrollment Planning; Robert Cree, Associate Vice President for Business and Finance; and David Pacun, Interim Associate Dean of the School of Music. This position has been posted, and we encourage you to spread the word to qualified candidates.




 Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost

Please join me on Thursday, October 2 for the second Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  

Dr. Katherine Beissner, Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and fellow of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, will be presenting “Pondering Pain:  Lessons from the Big Apple and Beyond”

While Dr. Beissner enjoys working in a variety of physical therapy areas, her primary research interest is in geriatric pain management through the use of cognitive and behavioral self-management strategies. Her recent research examines how race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health history, social support and physical abilities affect the function and quality of life of older adults.  

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You are invited to join the Ithaca College Department of Physics & Astronomy for Public Viewing Nights at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory

The Fall 2014 Schedule is as follows:

October 3 - 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
November 7 - 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
December 5 - 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

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

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In case you've been looking for us in the Center for Health Sciences -- we're not there!  The Gerontology Institute and the Department of Aging Studies are now housed on the second floor of Job Hall--across the hall from the new location of the Office of International Programs! Our phone number and mailing address remain the same: 607-274-1965, and 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. If you have any questions, please call 274-1965 for assistance, or visit

A screening of Fresa y Chocolate (an LGBT themed film), sponsored by ¡CULTURA! Ithaca in collaboration with the LGBT Center, Sept 30 7 pm at Cinemapolis at 120 E Green Street in downtown Ithaca. As part of CINE con CULTURA, a film festival featuring Latin American films, in celebration of Latino Heritage Month in collaboration with ¡CULTURA! Ithaca.

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Submitted on behalf of Robert Cree, AVP for Business and Finance.

Please join us on October 1 and 2 for our two finalist eMarketplace vendor demonstrations. Once implemented, the eMarketplace solution will allow the college to streamline its purchasing processes, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

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Dear members of the Ithaca College Community,

On behalf of students, faculty and staff I want to wish everyone Shanah Tovah, which translates from Hebrew as Have a Good Year!

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Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently published an article entitled, "Promoting Healthy Competition Using Modified Rules and Sports from Other Cultures" in the peer-reviewed journal, Strategies, Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, (volume 27, number 4, pages 29-33).

The article looks at the original meaning of competition and how it has evolved to the present day. Constantinou considers ideas for modifying rules and implementing activities from other cultures, which can intensify the benefits of competition while reducing the potential negative effects. 

ITS offers technology workshops every week on a variety of topics and software applications in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs congratulates Mary Holland as she takes on an exciting new role as a Program Coordinator in the Office of Student Activities at Syracuse University. Mary has served as the Student Organization Business Specialist for over two years, working with hundreds of student organizations to manage their finances and travel. She brought a fun spirit to her role and created a supportive learning environment for students, and she will be missed! You can say goodbye to Mary at a celebration on her last day: Friday, September 26 from 4:00-5:00pm in the Student Activities Center.

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Submitted on behalf of Nancy Pringle, Vice President for Human and Legal Resources

As a community, Ithaca College values a respectful environment free from harassment and discrimination. I believe that all of us recognize that unwanted advances, sexually explicit conduct, differential treatment, or offensive jokes have a detrimental impact on our community. Our obligations as members of the Ithaca College community, including some responsibilities specific to supervisors are outlined in the College’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy, the Institutional Policy on Disability and the Sexual Harassment Policy. 

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Join us on Tuesday, October 7, for an engaging discussion with clean tech leader Dan Miller.  His presentation, “How to Fix Climate Change for Free,” will take place in Textor 102 from 6-7:30 p.m.  

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 The college community is invited to participate in a Virtual Banned Books Read Out.

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