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You have a fantastic opportunity on Thursday, February 26, to show your Ithaca College pride and come together with the entire IC community to do great things for IC students. Why? Because February 26 is the first-ever IC Giving Day.

How It Works

Our goal is to secure 607 gifts -- a nod to our favorite area code -- in 24 hours from alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and other friends. If we reach that goal, a group of special alumni will give an additional $226,000 to help IC students. A matching gift of $26,000 will also be awarded to the school at IC with the highest level of participation based on its total number of alumni, parent, and student donors.

Additional opportunities to support schools will also be available throughout the day in the form of hourly competitions, which will be promoted via social media and other electronic means.

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Associate Professor Cathy Crane’s work will be featured as part of the American Originals Now series at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

A selection of Crane’s 16 mm short films spanning the last twenty years will screen on February 21, 2015. The following day, Crane will screen Pasolini’s Last Words (2012)
followed by excerpts from The Manhattan Front, her current project. Many of The Manhattan Front's conceptual design elements were developed with Ithaca College students in a Practicum Course on the Art of Preproduction. To view images from the class, click here.

Crane teaches in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, and has won numerous awards and recognition for her professional work including a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship in Film and Video and a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship.

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Jennifer Eichberg-Higgins, Teacher of the Year from Buffalo, NY, and Kim Ferrie from Albany will present creative lessons in physical education on Feb. 19 in Gym 1 Hill Center from 12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. Both teachers are alums of the HPPE Teacher Education Program.

For more information or to RSVP, click here

 Ithaca Shakespeare Company's production of RICHARD II  is the first show in the company's cycle of Shakespeare's history plays.

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Are you an Ithaca College faculty member who has found an innovative way to use technology in the classroom? Are you a staff member involved in a campus wide initiative using technology to enhance the workplace? Are you a student organization developing or applying technology? If so, you are invited to participate in the Ed Tech Day College Showcase.

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 In order to celebrate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of lent the Catholic Community will be hosting four services throughout Wednesday February 18, all with Ashes distribution. 

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs presents  a series of personal and professional development programs designed to enhance opportunities for college women student leaders. 

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The February installment of Vice President Hector’s “Dollars and $ense” discussion series will take place on Thursday, February 19, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the Ithaca Falls Room.  Faculty and staff are invited to attend for an update on and engage in discussion around this month’s topic, Budget and Monthly Results.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

There is still time to take the What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge and be entered to win a tablet computer! 

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Student Employees perform an invaluable service with enthusiasm, dedication and initiative.  Along with our annual celebration of appreciation, that takes place in April, we will be honoring one Student Employee with an Ithaca College Student Employee of the Year Award.  Each Department will be allowed one student nomination. The Student Employment Office will begin accepting nominations immediately and continue to do so until March 15, 2015. All nominations must be completed online and contain the required documentation, noted below to be considered complete and eligible for the committee to review.  Ithaca College employs approximately 3,000 student employees each academic year and we know that selecting just one student nominee per department is a hard task. We highly suggest departmental committees for the nomination selection review.

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We are pleased to announce our newest IC A Healthy Me Challenge - The Stop Light Challenge developed by Joseph D'Alessandro (Health Sciences Major, with a Nutrition Emphasis).   

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ICNYC Info Sessions

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 02/16/2015 

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost
This week, information sessions regarding the ICNYC Program are being held for majors in the School of Music (Tuesday at noon in Whalen 3320) and for majors in the School of Business and in the Park School of Communications (on Thursday at 12:10pm in BUS 111 for both Schools).
If you are a major in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, please plan to attend the ICNYC info session scheduled for Tuesday, February 24 at 12:10pm in CHS 201). H&S majors will have their information session on the same date at the same time in Friends 301.
All students of any major are invited to meet the Director of the ICNYC Program, Mr. Hersey Egginton, on Thursday, February 26 at 12:10pm in BUS 204. If you miss your School info session, please attend this general session for all students and majors. We look forward to seeing you!

 Lunch and conversation with Carole Dennis, Professor, Occupational Therapy, regarding her proposal and grant submission experiences.

Thursday, February 26
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Founders Room - Founders Room – PRWC – 3rd Floor

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



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 Lunch and Conversation with Jake Brenner, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Science regarding his proposal and grant submission experiences.

Wednesday, February 25
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Founders Room - Founders Room – PRWC – 3rd Floor

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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Join us on Wednesday, February 18, from  6:30-7:30  p.m. in Business 103, to learn more about the School of Business' M.B.A. programs.

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Majors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications and School of Business are invited to attend a joint information session about the ICNYC Program.

The info session is scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:10 p.m. in Business 111. 

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 ICNYC program.

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Tompkins County Public Library, in partnership with the Tompkins County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission, will host “Hiving the Bees: Frederick Douglass and John Brown,” a presentation by Ithaca College Professor Hugh Egan, February 18 at 6 p.m. in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.


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Associate professor Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct creative work in Valencia, Spain, in late spring and summer of 2016.

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Make LinkedIn Work For You

Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 02/16/2015 

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Your online presence impacts your career success.  Learn how to make your LinkedIn profile impressive, navigate the site and effectively use this networking tool.  We'll share tips for students which will help you build a successful profile.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present award-winning nonfiction writer Janisse Ray as the first Distinguished Visiting Writer of the semester. She will read from her latest book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 19 in Klingenstein Lounge in Campus Center.

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