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A huge kudos goes out to PODER this week for ALL of the events they have sponsored for Latina/o Heritage Month so far!  Award-winning poet Carlos Andres Gomez kicked off the month on September 16 followed by Kat Lazo, a Latina feminist, on September 21.  This past Monday, there was a Bachata Workshop held in the ALS Room in West Tower where attendees learned traditional Bachata moves led by specialized Bachata dance instructors.  Great job with these events

STAT celebrates IC Alumni

Contributed by Theresa Radley on 10/05/2015 

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Kudos to Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) for working with the IC Alumni Association to put on a fabulous series of Alumni Weekend events this past weekend!  Events included a class reunion party, the Homecoming game vs. Alfred, the athletic hall of fame induction ceremony, a picnic on Saturday, and a special dinner featuring the 2015 alumni award winners.  Thanks for bringing so many alumni back to campus to celebrate!

This past Saturday, the Ithaca College Chapter of the American Advertising Federation held their 12th biannual Creative Crunch competition.  Teams of 2-4 students had just 2 hours to design 2 print ads and a 3rd ad of their choice for a mystery brand.  All students who participated gained valuable skills in advertising and communications as well as some great alumni networking opportunities. In fact, the judges of the competition were some of our own IC alumni!

Stop Wasting Ithaca's Food Today, also known as SWIFT, is one of the hidden gems of Ithaca College's student organizations. SWIFT ensures that IC dining halls' excess food does not go unused. Every Friday at 4PM, SWIFT members congregate in Towers Dining Hall to take leftover food and save it for future use. The student organization's adviser, Towers Dining Hall service manager Brandon Innerst, takes an active role in the organization by helping students with packaging and storage materials. Every week, SWIFT ends up distributing anywhere between 20-60 meals by bringing them to Rescue Mission in the Ithaca Commons.

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Erika Bucior (ENVS '16) and Stephanie McCulloch (ENVS '16) are the recipients of the ENVS Professional Development awards intended to develop skills, provide professional development experiences, and participate in research projects to help further their post-college careers.   

Erika will travel to Puerto Rico to study the competition between two species of the Scaevola plant, one native and one invasive.  Stephanie will travel to Belize on an immersion course to learn about the Belizean ecology and culture. 


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Wednesday, October 14
Show Me the Money - Grants 101 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Founders Room - PRWC - 3rd Floor


Lunch will be provided – limited to first 20 registrants

Bring your ideas/concept paper and talk with Wade Pickren, PhD, Director of Sponsored Research and Warren Calderone, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.



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Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.

With the cold season approaching, it’s a good time to review some important safety and prevention tips regarding Carbon Monoxide (CO). 

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Date: Saturday October 10th, 2015


Time: 4:00- 6:00pm

Location: Job 161/ Studio 6

Contact information:

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Angela Rudert, PhD, a lecturer in Religious Studies, will give a talk on Wednesday, October 7th at 7:00 PM in the Longview auditorium.

The presentation, Hindu Goddesses in Images and Narratives, is related to a freshmen seminar, Power and Narrative in Hindu Goddess Traditions, that Rudert is currently teaching. 


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Accompanist Wanted!

Contributed by Garrett Downing on 10/05/2015 

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The First-Year Cabaret is looking for a talented pianist to volunteer a small portion of their time to accompany this year’s production. 

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Employee Benefits & Work/Life Newsletter October edition is now available.

Love Between the Covers, an NEH-funded look at the $1.2 billion romance publishing industry, will air at Cinemapolis Tuesday October 20 at 7:15 pm. Admission is free.

U.S. Representative Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill in 2014 proposing to prohibit the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) from funding any project relating to the research of love or romance (H.R.5155). Yet, popular romance is the highest selling book genre in the world today, representing the largest share of sales revenue in the industry. Moreover, 84% of romance readership are women, and women dominate the author rolls.

Popular romance is a women’s industry, perhaps the largest in the US. Yet a US legislator made a point of crafting a law against funding its study. Why?

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Please join the Chemistry Department in welcoming Prof William Jones of the University of Rochester on Tuesday, October 6th in CNS 333 @ 12:05 pm. 

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Please join us as Luke Keller, Ithaca College Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, gives a talk entiled:

When did the first planets form? (And what were they like)?

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Thank you to everyone who donated to our annual drive for the BackPack Program! Our Food Frenzy event on October 1st ended our drive and, after tallying all of your donations, we collected $6,000 - $1,000 over our goal! All collected funds go to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and will provide 2,000 BackPacks to children in Tompkins County. Thank you again for your amazing display of generosity! 

Are you on a meal plan and want to give your dinner a boost? For $8 extra you can add a juicy steak to your plate, choose from 6oz Filet, 12oz New York Strip, or 12oz Rib Eye! On Wednesday, October 7th, Dining Services will feature Stone Steakhouse Station in Campus Center Dining Hall! Simply swipe your ID card and pay $8 at the register. No meal plan, no problem! Just add $8 to the cost of your dinner!


Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.


Kevin Murphy, Professor in the Department of English, has had his essay, “Heaney Translating Heaney: Coupling and Uncoupling the Human Chain,” accepted for publication by Texas Studies in Literature and Language.  Murphy’s essay focuses on Seamus Heaney’s use of translation in his final volume of poems, Human Chain, to address critical elements in his poetic formation.

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Take advantage of the next two week of concerts offered by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; some highlights are featured below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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On Thursday, October 8th, at 6 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery, On the Verge will present a staged reading of Arthur Millerís first major Broadway success, ALL MY SONS. The reading was directed by Claire Gleitman (Professor, English), and the cast will include faculty members (Greg Bostwick, Kathleen Mulligan, Jennifer Herzog, Theatre; Chris Holmes, English) and students (Dan Wisniewski, Hailee Murphy, Justin Albinder, Adam David, and Fiorella Fernandez). Danica Kelley assistant directed and Kelsey Dunne was the stage manager.

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Asma Barlas, Department of Politics, was interviewed at an annual festival, "Il tempo delle donne," organized by women journalists of the Italian newspaper, Corriere della sera, on October 1st in Milan. She was asked about Islamic scriptural traditions that, according to ISIS men, permit them to enslave Yazidi women. (A short radio interview with Barlas and her co-panelist, Amina Wadud, on women and Islam can be found here:

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