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Apple has released their latest operating system, OS X El Capitan (version 10.11). This is a free upgrade for most Apple computers and is available for download from the app store.

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Draw Draw Draw!

Contributed by Bill Hastings on 09/30/2015 

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Please join us and participate in the BIG DRAW! This is an international drawing campaign for those who love to draw and those who think they can't!

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The deadline for winter session 2016 undergraduate course proposals is October 1st.

If you'd like to propose a winter session undergraduate course, contact your department chair.

Questions? Visit the For Faculty site or contact Jen Wofford at

Summer session course proposals due November 1st.

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FOOD FRENZY! Thursday, October 1st from 11:30am to 2:00pm in  Emerson Suites 



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Dixon Landers, Senior Research Environmental Scientist with the US EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory/Western Ecology Division, will talk about his current work applying a recently developed Final Ecosystem Goods and Services classification system to real world issues at multiple spatial scales (community, region, and national). 


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Dear IC Community:

As a follow-up to recent conversations with the deans, President’s Council, and Administrative Assembly, we are announcing that the college is moving to a strategic marketing communications model that focuses on three key areas: enrollment, advancement, and top college priorities as defined by the president, deans, and VPs in collaboration with faculty and staff across campus. As such, the Office of Marketing Communications will become the Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications, effective October 1.

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Make LinkedIn Work for You

Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 09/29/2015 

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In case you haven't heard, employers ARE researching candidates online before hiring them. In this workshop, we’ll cover what you should be doing to maintain your professional image, including how to use LinkedIn. This professional networking platform allows you to not only promote yourself, but find job openings, network with other professionals, find alumni mentors, and more.

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Notice of Availability - Ithaca College 2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

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Submitted on behalf Benjamin Rifkin, Provost & VPEA

Please join me on Thursday, October 1 for the first Faculty Colloquium of the academic year and the first Faculty Scholarship, Research, and Creative Inquiry Fair. 

Gwen Seaquist, J.D., Professor and Coordinator of Legal Studies, School of Business, will be presenting “Independent Contractor or Employee: Financial and Legal Implications,” which is co-authored by Alka Bramhandkar, Professor, Department of Finance and International Business, and Marlene Barken, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Studies. 

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Contributed by Katie Sack on 09/29/2015 

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Most of us would say no. However, we are often not sure how to improve our sleep. In fact, many of us try strategies that are actually detrimental to good sleep.

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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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October is LGBT History Month

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 09/29/2015 

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October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month.  Each day throughout the month a video highlighting a different historical figure will be available for viewing in a special section of the LGBT Center Website: LGBT History Month Featured Videos

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 Were you someone who sang in high school or college?  Do you find yourself singing spontaneously throughout the day?  Do you want an easy way to relax and to sharpen your mind, maybe put a spring in your step?  Like meeting new folks in all walks of life around campus? If you are a faculty or staff member who answered YES to at least one of these, IC voICes, our faculty/staff choir needs you! Best news of all? Rehearsals start at 4 PM Tuesday, September 29th! No auditions necessary!

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For the third year, Arno Selco is the captain of a team that will compete in the Hangar Theatre Charades Challenge during the October 25 Acting Out event.

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Sophomore Year is an important time to put together your personals career goals and direction. As a Sophomore have you decided on a major, a minor, or concentration? Have you made a plan of how you are going to get experiential learning opportunities and or leadership experience? Join the Career Service's office for an in-depth discussion, specifically for a sophomore's next steps.

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On days that classes are in session there is a shuttle that provides transportation between Longview and the College in the morning, with stops at the Center for Health Sciences and Textor Circle. This shuttle is available to members of both the Longview and Ithaca College Communities.  

There have been a number of recent revisions made to this schedule, particularly on the Tuesday/Thursday runs.


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Steven Mauk (saxophone), Kim Dunnick (trumpet), and Diane Birr (piano) performed this past July at the World Saxophone Congress conference in Strasbourg, France.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) served as associate editor of the Journal of Narrative Politics, volume 2, (1).  The current issue has a strong Ithaca College connection with essays from, Chris Smith (English and Politics 2017), Emma Kast (Politics 2014), and Matthew Connolly (Writing 2011). 

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Please consider submitting your work. 

 Sara Haefeli delivered a paper, "The Politics of Protest: An Intertextual Reading of John Adams and John Cage," and chaired a panel on "Post-postmodernism" at the recent Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) conference in Greenville, SC, September 24-27.



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 We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  


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