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Ithaca College students have been working in teams on topics ranging from the environmental history of extreme weather events in Ithaca, the evolution of ground transportation in the region, and the impact of exotic species on the landscape and economy since the 1960s.

Four groups will present a synopsis of their findings followed by time for questions and answers on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00 PM at The History Center.

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Dr. Matthew Holtmeier, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies, recently presented research at the Power Dynamics: Media and the Environment conference at the University of California Santa Barbara. 

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The Division of Educational Affairs seeks a graduate program chair or tenured faculty member teaching in a graduate program to serve as Faculty Coordinator of Graduate Studies. The responsibilities of this individual are to liaise among graduate programs, facilitate inter-professional opportunities, lead strategic planning/vision, monitor costs and effectiveness of graduate marketing strategies, and advocate for graduate programs institutionally. The individual will serve as a member of the Graduate Council. In this role, the individual will report to the Vice Provost for Academic Programs.


This position is a three-year appointment starting in fall 2016, with possibility of renewal. The individual selected will be reassigned for 3 credits of teaching each semester to complete these duties and will receive a stipend of $3,500 for summer work.

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Staff will be attending a Divisional Diversity Meeting.

Please be mindful that this may affect the delivery date on print requests since staff will not be monitoring the WebCRD queue during this time.

Contact us at 607-274-3998 with questions.

Dissertation Diversity Fellow Kayla Wheeler will be offering a special course for the Fall 2016 semester titled Black Lives Matter: Religion and Justice (RLST 27501-01). The course will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00PM - 5:15PM.

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Last week, IC Courage hosted a Color Wars dodgeball tournament in the A&E Center to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times, an organization that provides programming for children with cancer.  Teams of 5 chose a color and competed in fierce dodgeball matches against each other for ultimate glory!

This year marks 10 years for Spit That!, IC’s only spoken word poetry club.  This milestone was celebrated last Friday night at Spit That!’s annual showcase.  Ten of Spit That!’s dedicated poets prepared and performed poetry at the showcase alongside special guest Jaylene Clark Owens, the woman who founded Spit That! In September 2006.  The room was full of emotions as each poet took the floor and wowed the crowd.  Congrats on another successful year!

Congratulations to Colleges Against Cancer for leading yet another successful Relay for Life at Ithaca College!  The event took place this past Saturday, and between online donations, registration for the event, and cash donations made the night of, the student organization was able to raise over $50,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society to be put towards cancer research.  The event itself was also a huge success keeping relayers entertained for 12 hours straight with tons of great performances, music, games, and more.

On Monday, April 28, students, faculty and staff filled Emerson Suites to help honor the most outstanding efforts from students in academics, leadership, service and involvement at the OSEMA Recognition Ceremony. OSEMA staff members and Student Leadership Consultants presented awards to student organizations. Additionally, annual awards for student involvement were passed on to this year’s most dedicated and successful student organizations.

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 Site Specific Dance Event Thursday May 5th at 4:00 pm. Meet in Dillingham Lobby. Free!

Rain of Shine!

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Our next Dollars and $ense meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016. This session will be extended by half an hour to allow for the Division of Enrollment Management to update us on the fall 2016 enrollment confirmations.  The meeting will start with an update from the Facilities Department on the pending summer renovation projects, followed by the presentation from Enrollment Management, and close with some updates about the fiscal/academic year 2015-2016 close out. 

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People from all walks of life are currently seeking to learn more about the natural world. Learn basic skills and sensory awareness that can apply to all aspects of your life. Unplug from technology, take lots of field trips and learn to see the world in a whole new way. Being out in nature increases fitness levels, lowers stress, improves critical thinking and is just plain fun!  

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We invite you to a report back from the School of Americas Watch pre-delegation at the border in Nogales, AZ & Mexico, by our friend Beth Harris. Beth will be returning on May 1st, and will be presenting at Ithaca College on Friday May 6, 4:00-5:30pm in Job Hall 160 (see directions below).


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Entire Campus Power Shutdowns:  In order to perform required maintenance and complete upgrades on the campus electrical infrastructure, the Office of Facilities will be conducting two campus wide power shutdowns.  Power will be turned off to the entire campus beginning at 6:00am and will be restored in the evening hours when work has been completed (approximately 6:00pm).  The dates are as follows.

            Saturday, June 4, 2016
            Sunday, August 14, 2016

Intermittent Power Shutdowns:  Additionally, several buildings will be without power or on generator back up power at various points during late May and early June.  We encourage members of the campus community to read the full details on how the power shutdowns may impact your specific building.  Please see the detailed announcement on the Facilities Website.


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This event is free and open to all Faculty and Staff!  On June 7th, 14th and 21st, from 12:00 – 2:30 pm, please join Training for Change (TFC) Consultants, Laura Branca and Kirby Edmonds, to view and discuss the eye-opening and powerful three-part series (one hour episodes, one episode each day) PBS documentary, Race: The Power of An Illusion. Each episode will be followed by a discussion about the film and its relevance today.

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Sound, Music and Wearable Computing for Rehabilitation and Learning


Ye Wang, Sound and Music Computing Lab, National University of Singapore 

Time and Location: 

4pm on Monday, May 2 

309 Williams Hall


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What are some of the everyday and long-term strategies we can employ to help undo individual and structural racism? 

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Bhavani Arabandi, Assistant Professor of Sociology, recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Review of Women’s Studies, Economic and Political Weekly (EPW). EPW is one of India’s foremost interdisciplinary journals with an international reputation.


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 Join us at 6:00 PM Tuesday, May 3rd, in the Handwerker Gallery for a reading and awards ceremony. 

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"Teaching Information Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice in an Undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology Program: A Student Reflection" was published in "Contemporary issues in communication science and disorders: CICSD" 43(Spring 2016):35-49. 

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