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The award is presented annually by Community Dispute and Resolution Center (CDRC) and Greater Ithaca Activity Center (GIAC).

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An article by Steve Seidman, professor emeritus and lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communication, was published in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture, edited by Jacqueline Edmondson.

His article titled, “Rock Concert Posters” chronicles the history of poster styles and the evolution of one-time event notices into collectable artwork and souvenirs.

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The Office of Human Resources would like to present to faculty, staff, and students our newest Work/Life Mission Series. This semester's Work/Life Distinguished Faculty series will explore a variety of topic presented by our very own distinguished faculty! Join us for our first workshop:

Smart Money: Personal Finance for Your Everyday Life
PRESENTER: Professor Joseph Cheng
WHEN: January 30th starting at 11:15am 
WHERE: Human Resources Conference Room (GL52)

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Harry Potter FOREVER postage stamps (book of 20) now on sale at the Phillips Hall Post Office. 

And later this month, the USPS will be raising postage stamp prices.

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As part of a larger effort to improve the security of our digital information, ITS has developed a Quick Guide to using AES Crypt.  AES Crypt is a free program that allows you to encrypt and password protect files (e.g., Word documents, Excel Spreadsheet, etc.) to prevent unauthorized access and to maintain the integrity of the data.  

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, published an essay, “Frances Flaherty and Non Preconception" for the 2013 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar 2013 Catalog, History is What’s Happening.

Through archival diaries, letters, speeches, and publications, this catalog essay probes how Frances Flaherty developed theories of documentary based on Zen principles of non preconception and the participation mystique, ideas often falsely attributed to her husband, explorer and filmmaker Robert Flaherty.

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Johanna Goehner is back at the Wellness Clinic this semester teaching Pilates. The class will meet on Tuesdays at 1:30 (starting January 21st) and will run for 14 weeks (through April 29th). The cost is $70. Space is limited so if you would like to reserve a spot, contact me at or call 274-1301.

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 Human Resources recognizes the importance of accessibility to your benefit vendors. To accomplish this, our Aetna Representative, Denise Dolinsky is available on campus each month to answer any questions you may have on how to use the Aetna Medical plans, or specific questions related to Aetna coverage, claims, providers, etc.  

Meetings with Denise are held in Human Resources between 11:00am-1pm the following Tuesday’s in the first quarter of 2014.

Tuesday, January 14th

Tuesday, January 21st

Tuesday, February 4th

Tuesday, February 18th

Tuesday, March 4th

Tuesday, March 18th

To schedule a meeting call Human Resources at 274-8000.

Happy New Year! 

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If you might be interested in offering a one credit course that takes advantage of or connects with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, there is still funding available. Please read the FLEFF mission statement below and contact Warren Schlesinger, FLEFF mini course coordinator at or at 4-3951 for more information.

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On Monday, January 20 & Saturday, January 25, the Ithaca College Community will celebrate national Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

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Ithaca College's Center for Life Skills invites individuals who have experienced a stroke to participate in its spring session.

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  • Are you looking for a venue to connect with students outside the classroom?
  • Do you have an engaging presentation around the topic of leadership?
  • Did you read a research article or book that relates to student leadership?
  • Did you go to a conference recently and saw an idea that would help students grow in their ability to be a leader or lead others on campus?

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The IC Gerontology Institute is delighted to welcome our new staff member – Teri Reinemann, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator.


Teri will provide administrative, program development, and program management support for all the outreach and engagement activities of the Gerontology Institute, including the planning, implementation, coordination of ICGI workshops, student engagement, service learning, and community outreach programs.


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Happy New Year! The first Weight Watchers At Work meeting of 2014 will be in Job Hall 161, one of the classrooms in the hallway (beneath the fountain) between Job Hall and Dillingham Center. This location change is for January 7th only.

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Jeff Falardeau, who has served as Ithaca College's Assistant Director of Athletics for the Athletics & Events Center since 2011, has been named Associate Athletics Director for External Operations at Colgate.  He will oversee all external operations in the department at Colgate, serve on the director of athletics' senior staff and supervise several sports.

"Jeff has made exceptional contributions to Ithaca College guiding the opening of the Athletics & Events Center and implementing policy and procedure for the state-of-the-art facility," said Susan Bassett, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports. "We would like to thank him for his dedication to Ithaca College and wish him well in all his future endeavors."

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The J.J. Staff Scholar Award Committee is currently accepting scholarship applications for the Spring 2014 semester. The deadline for applying is Friday February 14, 2014. 

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The Fitness Center will be opening with limited hours beginning on Monday 1/6/14.  The reduced hours are listed below.  We will resume our regular academic year hours on Monday 1/20/14.

Saturday 12/21 - Sunday 1/5: CLOSED

Monday 1/6: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday 1/7: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday 1/8: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday 1/9: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Friday 1/10: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 1/11 - Sunday 1/12: CLOSED

Monday 1/13 - Thursday 1/16: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Friday 1/17 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 1/18 - Sunday 1/19: CLOSED


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Ithaca College officials are closely monitoring the weather situation and are in consultation with local law enforcement agencies and other local employers regarding the storm that is currently impacting the region.

The college remains officially open at this time. Any announcement of a change in the college’s operating status will be made via the Emergency Notification System (ENS), posted on the college’s website and Emergency Hotline (274-1495), and distributed to local media outlets.

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