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It makes up 60% of your body. You can’t survive without it. Water is considered “blue gold,” but it’s much more valuable than gold. In this lively class, you learn about your water footprint, water in your body, in your hometown and on the planet. We examine water from personal, social/political and creative views in this unique online class with conversations, films, readings and guest experts from around the world to answer your individual questions.

Fulfills ICC Humanities Quest for Sustainability + Power and Justice + Gen Ed. Requirements.

Can be done from anywhere with high-speed online access. 

Register on Homer: GCOM 20100    General Communications  3 credits  Online Course May 16 – May 27, 2016     

If you’d like more info, ask Mara at

On Friday, April 15, the Ithaca College Student United Way will be holding their annual Family Carnival from 5pm-8pm in the IC Fitness Center lower gyms. The carnival will include a bounce houses, food, raffles, crafts and various activities.

The admission is $3 per child and $5 per adult and $16 total for parties of 5 or more.

The money raised is used to create small grants that support a variety of local community organizations. Funds have been used to assist many organizations over the past seven years, including Ithaca Health Alliance, Greater Ithaca Activities Center, and Ithaca Children's Garden.


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 Faculty, staff and student groups are invited to reserve a table at the upper deck of Terrace Dining Hall. Reserve your space at the table today!


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Thurs Apr 14, 8-10pm
Fitness Ctr: Mondo Gym

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Join us on Wednesday, April 13th at 5:30pm in the Clark Lounge as we celebrate our graduating seniors and take part in an entertaining battle between the eight languages taught in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department.

Performers in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, and Spanish will compete for this year's trophy! 

Latin is the defending 2015 champion!

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On Thursday, May 5th join Rochester-based Holocaust survivor Helen Levinson and other Ithaca-based Holocaust survivors for a candle lighting ceremony, Ithaca Children's Choir performance, and the chance to hear her story. A reception will follow the presentation.

This event is Thursday, May 5th 7-9 pm at Temple Beth El, 402 N. Tioga St. Ithaca, NY

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Beth Belanger, American Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will present “‘A Perfect Nuisance’: Working-Class Women and Neighborhood Development in Civil War St. Louis” on Tuesday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m. in Textor 103


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Soup Supper with Sr. Donna

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Come join the Catholic Community Thursday, April 15, 7pm for food and to chat with Sister Donna.

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Environmental Studies senior Erika Bucior was awarded a Fulbright to spend the 2016-17 academic year studying an invasive plant species in Tinidad and Tobago.

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Please save the date: On Wednesday, May 11th, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge, the Humanities and Sciences Faculty Senate and the Humanities and Sciences Deanís Office will host a reception in honor of Michael Richardson, to thank him for his service as this yearís Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Janice Elich Monroe, RLS and Susan Durnford, SLPA were invited to present two seminars at the NDVWSC event <> April 4th-5th in Snowmass, CO.  Presentations included “Storytelling as Therapy” and  “The BREATH Pathway” which included evidence-based storytelling and mindfulness intervention approaches for veterans, caregivers, and clinicians.


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All are invited to the second-annual Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival. The festival opens this Friday, April 15, at 4:00pm in Textor 102 with a screening of Americanese. Director Eric Byler and author Shawn Wong will be joining us. Events run through the weekend, culminating Sunday night with the closing gala at 5:30pm in the Business School atrium. 

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The Office of Human Resources invites you to attend the IC My Future Retirement Planning Program on April 26. The event will be held 10am to 2pm in the Emerson Suites. There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Please feel free to attend just 1 of the seminars, or 3!

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 Four Ithaca College students presented at the 2016 Phi Alpha Theta Upstate and Central New York Regional Conference hosted by the Ithaca College Department of History.  Alyssa Gilliam, won a "Paper Award" for her research paper “For the Cultivation of Still Wider and More Unselfish Interests: Female university students and community in Great Britain, 1850-1910.”

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Some of Ithaca College’s brightest and most creative students will present their impressive research at the 19th Annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium on Thursday, April 14.

Four hundred and twenty students representing 49 departments will participate by giving oral presentations or displaying posters and other creative works. There will be 326 presentations in total.

This year’s keynote address will be given by Professor of physics and astronomy Luke Keller and senior Madison Mangano.  Keller and Mangano will present Mangano’s senior thesis, entitled “Listening to the Atoms and Molecules of Distant Solar Systems.” Her research focuses on the use of sonification – the transformation of light signals into audio signals – to analyze complex spectral data sets.

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National Financial Literacy Month is an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach individuals how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.

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Three individuals will be recognized for distinguished service and accomplishments in their respective fields by being awarded honorary degrees from Ithaca College: New York Times correspondent Adam B. Ellick, Fisher House Foundation chair and chief executive officer Kenneth Fisher and Young People’s Chorus of New York City founder and artistic director Francisco J. Núñez.

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Your Chance to Win a Tablet!

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In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, we are pleased to team up with TIAA to bring faculty and staff the newest What's Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0. By testing your financial know-how, you could win a tablet computer

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 We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically. 



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