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The 5th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us as we explore and celebrate the notion of community and culture. It is necessary to RSVP for this important event as seating is limited.

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Have you ever had a question about race but were too scared to ask, or just unsure how to ask? How is racism recognized? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your life and the lives of others? How do you cope with the effects? Who do you believe needs to assume responsibility for eliminating racism?

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The Catholic Community is back celebrating Mass at Muller Chapel on January 19 at 8PM. Come join us!

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Beginning with the upcoming Spring ’14 semester, S-Lot Ext. (located across Grant Egbert Blvd opposite S-Lot) will be available for both Student and Employee parking (Red & Blue). Due to an increase need for employee parking on the south side of campus and after examining the availability of spaces in the surrounding lots outside of O-Blue, the Parking Policy Committee has approved S-Lot Ext. to be designated as both Student and Employee parking.

Also as a reminder, parking regulations are in effect 24/7 including Fire Lanes, Handicap Spaces, Reserved Spaces, and No Parking Zones.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parking Services office at (607) 274-3756 or via email at

The Jewish Studies program at Ithaca College invites you to attend a performance by Israeli Stage of the play Oh, God In Anat Gov’s touching comedy about faith in secular society, a psychotherapist named Ella, single mother of an autistic child, gets a visit from a new, desperate patient, God.

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The Office of Facilities will be closed on the following dates and times to allow staff to participate in the interview process for the new Associate Vice President for Facilities.

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The Ithaca College School of Music’s annual celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will feature American soprano Marlissa Hudson performing selections from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” The MLK Day Concert will take place on Monday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Ford Hall. It is free and open to the public.


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Naeem Inayatullah’s (Politics) three-page article, “Playing on the Shores of an Imperial Pedagogy,” appears in the journal Critical Studies on Security, Vol. 1, No. 3, (2013), pp. 355-357.  He discusses three of his courses: “Cuba and Haiti,” “Music of the African Diaspora,” and “Seeing ‘War of the Worlds.’”

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MLK Day is right around the corner!  Monday, January 20!

Every year the college celebrates the history and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in our MLK Day Celebrations. This year’s theme is a ‘Single Garment of Destiny’ and will feature many educational sessions that relate to Dr. King’s vision in our modern global society. These sessions are open to all members of the Ithaca College Community. For students, each presentation will count towards SLI Credit in the Leading in a Diverse World Series. To receive SLI credit for any of these events, please log into OrgSync and register for the sessions.

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If you were inducted as a member of Phi Kappa Phi at another institution, we want to know!

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Michael Twomey (English), Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, has published an eco-critical essay about the medieval English romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  Titled "How Green Was the Green Knight? Forest Ecology at Hautdesert," the essay explores the poem's adaptation of "the forest of romance," a literary convention, to the environmental realities of fourteenth-century English forests.  The essay appears in Arthurian Literature 30 (2013), 27-54.  Michael presented earlier versions of this paper before the triennial congress of the International Arthurian Society, Bristol, UK, in 2011, and before the Ithaca College English Department's honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, in 2012.

Quoted in the media: Faculty members Rhoda Meador, Deborah King, Scott Hamula, Maura Stephens and Jeff Cohen; staff members Thomas Rochon and Gerard Turbide. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

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If you're back on campus, come get your stuff! We currently have over 1300 packages stored, waiting for you to pick them up.

Phillips Hall Post Office - 9am - 5pm
Mail Center - 9am - 5pm
Circle Apartment Mail Room - 11am - 5pm
Bogart Mail Room - 11am - 4pm


In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi.

Please encourage students registered with Student Disability Services to meet with you during office hours to discuss their accommodation plan.

 "In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation will be provided to students with documented disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Students must register with Student Disability Services and provide appropriate documentation to Ithaca College before any academic adjustment will be provided."

The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel will be closed from 8:30 A.M. through 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 to attend a Division of Human and Legal Resources Winter Retreat.

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Ithaca College football head coach Mike Welch will lead the American Football Coaches Association in 2014 as president of the organization. Welch, who moves up from first vice-president of the Association, succeeds outgoing president Mack Brown of the University of Texas. Welch was elected president by members attending the Association's 2014 convention this week in Indianapolis. He is just the eighth coach from a Division III program to hold the prestigious office of the national association.

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Contributed on behalf of Vice President Gerald Hector. 

On January 31, 2014, the College’s Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services, Mr. Ed Fuller will be retiring after almost thirty nine years of service.  Twenty of those thirty nine years he served as the Associate Vice President responsible for all information technology services.

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 Facilities Services provides confidential shredding service for on-campus generators of confidential documents.


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Faculty members play an important role in the lives of students that extends beyond the teaching of course material.  The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes faculty’s potential to influence student’s attitudes about mental health care.  We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly.  Therefore, we invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or to report your concerns via the Students at Risk Initiative.

In an effort to prevent potential negative outcome of students in distress, the enclosed statement was generated as a guide for faculty to consider including in their syllabi.


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