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The Wi-Fi rebuild in Hill Center 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. Please let us know if the Wi-Fi network is now meeting your needs by completing this quick 2-question form: 

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The latest version of Chrome, version 42, is now blocking Java plug-ins, rendering Chrome incompatible for use with Parnassus "core applications," HomerAdmin, Nolij Web advanced functions, and other systems that require a Java Plug.

Note: This information does NOT apply to:

  • Parnassus "self-service" functions such as viewing payslip information and submitting time cards
  • HomerConnect access
  • Nolij Web basic search and viewing of documents

Chrome continues to be a suitable browser for these purposes.

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Ithaca College School of Business has a strong investment curriculum and opportunities for hands-on experience managing real money.

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Seniors are you one of 476?

Contributed by Alyssa Cooper on 04/23/2015 

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If you've made your senior class gift then the answer is YES! And we thank YOU!

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Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, presented the paper "7 días en La Habana: The (Dis)-Enchanted City" at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference in March, 2015. He also presented a paper titled "8-A: Orlando Jiménez Leal's Counter-Cinema" at the MACLAS Conference last weekend here at Ithaca College.

The Park School Writing Award Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Faculty Award. Andrew Utterson was recognized for his article, "Early Visions of Interactivity: The In(put)s and Out(put)s of Real-Time Computing" in Leonardo, a highly competitive and peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by MIT Press.
The committee felt his work displayed "a highly original connection of media/arts and technology, simultaneously fitting well into the historical literature on human-machine interaction and forging a new perspective on relationships to the arts … and exemplified a balance of scholarly substance and accessibility to a wide audience."

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Please join us in celebrating these authors and these words Wednesday the 29th at 6:00 PM in the Handwerker Gallery. 

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Please join us on Wednesday, April 29, from 4:00-5:00 pm, in the second floor atrium of the School of Business for a farewell reception for Interim Dean Jim Simpson and Dr. Athena Zhang.

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Let's make history together. Join us for the first ever Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival. This week-long event celebrates the beauty, diversity, and complexity of the Pan Asian experience. Thursday's theme is MODERN VOICES.

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The Leadership Scholars program recognizes students with a demonstrated record of academic and co-curricular achievements. Students enter the program during their first year at Ithaca College and take on new leadership challenges every semester until they graduate. Components of the program include service projects, professional development, and leadership in student organizations that is recorded in leadership portfolios that are presented to administrators and peers every semester.

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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies, received a Service Award for his nine years as a Lifeline Counselor for The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.

Katalin Lustyik gave an invited guest lecture entitled "Media Studies in the 21st Century: Researching Children's Media Culture" hosted by the Department of Communication at Corvinus University, in Budapest, Hungary on April 20, 2015.

Lustyik is an associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies (Television-Radio Program).

Union Election Information

Contributed by Molly Israel on 04/22/2015 

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Linda Petrosino

Dear Campus Community,

I encourage you to visit the college’s Union Choice website to view an important update on the union election entitled “Election Dates and the Importance of Voting.”

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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, Manager of IC’s Office of State Grants (HEOP and CSTEM) in the Center for Academic Advancement, recently presented at the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs.  His workshop, entitled “Make it Happen! Creating Connections for ALANA Student Development in STEM” was selected from a record number of submissions. 


The following is submitted on behalf of Wade Pickren, Ph.D., Sponsored Research Director:

Congratulations to the students who participated in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington on April 4/16 – 4/18, 2015.

As a program of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, promotes undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study through an annual conference for students. The first conference drew more than 400 participants from schools across the country. Now in existence for over twenty-five years, the conference regularly hosts more than 3,000 students and their faculty mentors to present their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts and performances. NCUR was held at Ithaca College in 2011.

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Aspiring writers are welcome to join us at the Park Auditorium today at 4:30 - 6 pm for the Asian American Creative Writing Workshop, which will help us understand the very broad and diverse genre of Asian American literature, as well as how to improve your own writing. Participants are welcome to bring their own work for feedback.


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 Deborah Rifkin presented a workshop, "Aiding Grading: Team-Based Learning and Peer Evaluations," at Loyola Marymount University's Center for Teaching Excellence on April 20, 2015.



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It is with great excitement that we announce the members of the 2015 Orientation Leader Staff:

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Don’t forget to come to IC’s Annual Family Carnival hosted by the Student United Way. Activities for all ages include arts and crafts, face painting, and an inflated bounce houses! There will also be live performances, a raffle, and snacks.

The event is on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 to 8 pm in the gyms on the lower level of the Fitness Center. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for anyone over 18, and $16 for parties of 5 or more. Members of IC Student United Way organize and run the Family Carnival. All proceeds benefit the ICSUW's fall grant program, during which funds are allocated to organizations in the Ithaca community.

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Stop Hunger Servathon!

Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 04/22/2015 

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 Did you know that $3 can help a child in need? Until April 24, Dining Services Retail Locations are taking donations at the registers for the BackPack Program for Food Bank of the Southern Tier. 

You may donate any amount, but if you can spare $3.00, it'll supply a BackPack full of nutritious food for a child who otherwise might not be able to have 3 meals a day over the weekend. 

Donate today at  at Grand Central Café, Food Court, Sandella's Flatbreads, Business School Café, Park Café, and CHS Coffee Cart.

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