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Dawn Montanye has worked in the conservation field for over twenty years, linking ecological, social and economic systems. She worked with the World Wildlife Fund for many years managing poverty-environment projects in Asia, East Africa and Mexico; and then working with their Northern Great Plains (US) office to implement economic incentive programs on private lands. During this time, tens of thousands of acres were placed under long-term conservation management. 

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Andy Smith's lab published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology titled,"'Double network gels and the toughness of terrestrial slug glue".  Alex Wilks ('15), Sarah Rabice ('14), Holly Garbacz ('15) and Cailin Harro ('17) co-authored this paper.


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MBTI Workshop

Contributed by Jane Ray on 10/08/2015 

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Carl Jung’s theory of personality types understandable and useful in everyday life. The information will enhance your understanding of yourself, your motivations, your natural strengths, and your potential areas for growth. It is a valuable tool for team-building, understanding communication styles and resolving personality-based challenges.

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On Monday, October 12, the Office of Admissions will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and their families.  The M-Lot parking lot at the A&E Center has been designated as reserved parking for that event, and therefore will be unavailable to college staff, faculty, and students in the morning. 

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The next All Supervisorís Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., in Emerson Suites. It is an expectation that all supervisors attend. More information will follow. For now, please hold the date.

 Please join us for the annual tradition of Emerson Halloween on 11/1 from 6-8pm!

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On Thursday, October 15 between 6:30-7:00 AM, users will not have the ability to dial 911 or 9911 from campus telephones. Regarding 9911, dialing the extra 9 may be familiar to some users from other business or hotel telephone systems; it works, but is not required at Ithaca College.

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We are excited to welcome you today at 3:00 p.m. for our Blue Sky Reimagining Kick-off event. If you have preregistered, please be sure to sign in when you arrive to be eligible for the iPad drawing.  

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The Committee for College-Wide Requirements (CCR) will be holding an open forum Town Hall meeting on Monday October 19 from 4-5 pm in BUS 301 for all interested faculty and staff.

The Director of the ICC, Chairpersons and members of the CCR representatives will be present to hear your thoughts and address questions or concerns. The agenda is open but CCR will be primarily discussing recent changes and proposed changes to the ICC.

If you are unable to attend please don't hesitate to contact your school CCR representative or Vince DeTuri,

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Climate Change Theatre Action

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 10/07/2015 

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Friday, November 6, 2015, 5:00-7:00 pm
IC Library, Gannett Center, 2nd Floor

Initiated by Saviana Condeescu (assistant professor - Theatre Arts, CP Snow Steering Committee) and Wade Pickren (director, Center for Faculty Excellence).

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

It is my pleasure to invite faculty applications for the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester of the London Sabbatical Program. Applicants should be eligible for an approved and funded sabbatical from their school covering faculty salary either for the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester. The selected faculty members are expected to teach one course complementary to the London Center curriculum, interact with London Center instructors and students, and attend London Center faculty meetings.

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Join us for the Work/Life Presentation of Sleep Success: It's not what you think! As a counseling health psychologist, Assistant Professor Jessye Cohen-Filipic has worked with many people who are having sleep problems. In this presentation she will discuss briefly the importance of sleep and then focus on sleep hygiene and strategies for getting a good night’s sleep. Jessye will offer tips on improving your sleeping environment, relaxing before bedtime, and getting on a good sleep schedule.

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A Night of Collaboration

Contributed by Janet Galvan on 10/07/2015 

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  The Choral Collage is the first choral concert of the academic year.  Featuring the Ithaca College Chorus, the Ithaca College Madrigal Singers, the Ithaca College Women’s Chorale, and the Ithaca College Choir, the concert is the culmination of many collaborations – both within the School of Music and across campus.  

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Often, managers and educators put together diverse teams or groups, but then work in ways that fail to reap the benefits of that diversity. This highly interactive workshop offers both a framework and practical tips for leveraging the power of diverse teams, optimizing innovation, and strengthening organizational decision-making. It invites participants to become intentional and strategic about this work. Designed for supervisors who lead diverse teams and faculty members who want to leverage diversity to enhance classroom learning or to strengthen students’ readiness to embrace diversity in community settings. Open to all interested in the topics covered.

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 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! Tonight only, 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.



Matt Clum (Environmental Science '15) won the student paper competition at the Annual Meeting of the Middle States Association of American Geographers this past weekend in Binghamton, NY.  His paper is titled: "HABITAT PREFERENCE OF RAINBOW TROUT (Oncorhynchus mykiss) DURING SPAWNING MIGRATION IN A HEADWATER STREAM". 

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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) invite you to attend our monthly meeting and participate in a discussion on domestic violence and sexual abuse as it relates to gender, facilitated by two of our committee members, Darnell Thompson and Maggie Wetter of Residential Life.

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Ithaca College students are invited to participate to come together in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a sustained, confidential, frank dialogue around issues of race and racism. The Diversity Awareness Committee will initiate a Student Talking Circle facilitated by professionals from the Multicultural Resource Center. The Talking Circle will be made up of 16 racially and ethnically diverse people who will meet once a week for five consecutive sessions to self-reflect, share experiences, and learn from others’ perspectives and attitudes. Spaces are still available!

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This professional webinar session provides higher education administrators and staff an opportunity to learn about the importance of developing a comprehensive strategy to recruit and retain Latina/o faculty members and professional staff. The demographic reality of the growing Hispanic undergraduate and graduate student population compels higher education leaders to employ courageous leadership to create proactive measures that ensures their faculty and leaders reflect the diverse communities that they serve. Towards that goal, this webinar highlights key programmatic and policy recommendations, based on empirical evidence, to support institutional initiatives to improve Latino(a) faculty and professional staff representation.

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Join your colleagues and join the conversation on Wednesday, October 7th for this month’s Dollars and $ense meeting.  Vice President Hector will update faculty and staff on campus cost control measures currently underway.  The session will be held 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in Emerson Suite B.

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.


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