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Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Provost & Vice President for Educational Affairs


The Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs would like to invite all members of the campus community to an art exhibition by our very own Ithaca College students.


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Akropolis Reed Quintet
Kari Dion, clarinet; Tim Gocklin, oboe;
Andrew Koeppe, bass clarinet; Matt Landry, saxophone; Ryan Reynolds, bassoon

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ENVS Lecturer Xanthe Matychak is working with local electronics company, Wicked Device, on an NSF SBIR-funded project to develop technology that empowers students to design, conduct, and share air quality experiments with a global network. 

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Thursday, February 9, 12:10-1:05 in Textor 103.

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is seeking help recruiting applicants for Student Leadership Consultants (SLCs) and Orientation Leaders (OLs).

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 Interested in learning more about research in chemistry and biochemistry? Interested students can work with Chemistry Department faculty in research projects across the field of chemistry. 


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Submitted on behalf of the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship Committee.

As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship and what they will mean for Ithaca College, we invite you to save the date - Monday, February 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge - and to participate in conversations that matter.

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The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies (OIPES) would like to invite all staff and faculty interested in taking students abroad to attend our upcoming workshop about  the development and planning of faculty/staff-led short-term study abroad programs.  The workshop will be held on Friday, February 17, from 3:00-4:30 pm, in the Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center.  Participants are invited to stay for a wine and cheese reception with the workshop facilitator and International Programs staff from 4:30-5:00.

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Are you an Ithaca College faculty member who has found an innovative way to use technology in teaching or research? 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 Educational Technology Day College Showcase. The 27th Annual Ed Tech Day will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

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"Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric": a community screening and discussion February 8th, in Textor 101, from 7-9 pm. Free and open to the public.

In January 2017, National Geographic published a special  issue on gender, featuring photos, text, and graphics related to gender expressions around the world. This was to be followed by a TV special in February - Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. IC has acquired the documentary for a special community screening of this program, to be held on February 8th, in Textor 101, from 7-9 pm. A discussion will follow the 90-minute screening and be led by Carla Golden, Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies and Luca Maurer, Program Director of the LGBT Center. Golden and Maurer will bring an intersectional feminist/queer critique to this mainstream production. 

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Is your Ithaca College laptop getting replaced under the Technology Renewal Program for Spring 2017? If so, you have a great opportunity to bring your laptop to the DIIS Laptop Fair for early replacement!

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The Department of Writing is pleased to announce its first Handwerker Reading of the spring semester, which will take place at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, February 7th in the Handwerker Gallery (Gannett Center).

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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour on Thursday, Feb. 9. Also tested will be the Outdoor Warning System (OWS), which features a siren tone and loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the tests.

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The City of Ithaca will be closing a portion of South Aurora St./Rt. 96B near Ithaca College on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6-7. Motorists will need to use an alternate route while a new water service line is being installed. The project is planned to start at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, and be completed by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The schedule is subject to change.

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Weight Watchers is offering a special promotion to inspire new members to enroll in the Weight Watchers At Work program between 2/13/17 – 2/24/17.  Here are the details:

From February 13 through February 24, Weight Watchers will be hosting special Inspire Events at their weekly meetings across the nation to motivate employees with personal success stories and practical tools.

All NEW members who attend an Inspire Event and join the WW At Work program will be eligible to receive a FREE Starter Kit full of exciting gifts ($70 value) to help them get started and stay on track throughout the year! The Kit is uniquely designed to support members' weight-loss efforts. It includes:

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On Wednesday, February 15, Jane Fischer ’94 will host a free, hourlong webinar titled “Improv-ing Leadership: Being Creative, Collaborative, and Change-ready.” 

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Deep Diversity Book Group

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 02/03/2017 

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Please join your colleagues for reading and discussion of Shakil Choudhury's, Deep Diversity. 

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DIIS commonly receives reports of email scams circulating on campus, most recently this past week when about 4,000 users received a "phishing" email (so named because the sender is fishing for your personal information). While most people recognized it as suspicious and deleted it, some did not. We thought it would be helpful to share one of these messages to point out and explain the "red flags", designated as "(RF #)" in the sample message below.

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Wonderful performance by our resident faculty and guest artists coming up:

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To the Ithaca College Community and Administration:

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE), are writing in support of our part-time and contingent co-workers in their present union negotiations with our college. We view these negotiations as necessary steps toward fair, living wages and a more equitable working climate. Above all else we see this as an issue of justice.

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