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The fourteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 15. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here.

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Fractionation (the opposite of escalation) is a process by which big conflicts are broken down into little conflicts, where they can be more easily understood and resolved.  We’ll explore the way conflict manifests in three venues (intrapsychic, interpersonal and intergroup) but we’ll focus on interpersonal aspects.

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The Roy H. Park School of Communications will honor Journalist Barbara Walters with the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism on Friday, March 18 in New York City. David Muir ’95 will present the award to Walters.

To watch the livestream of the event, visit: The broadcast will begin at noon EST. 

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As noted in a recent intercom announcement, Ithaca College’s Task Force on Meals & Entertainment has developed a proposed policy on the utilization of Ithaca College funds for meals, receptions, alcohol, etc. in order to help us be more purposeful, efficient, and equitable about how we spend on food and under what circumstances. Representatives of the Task Force and the IEBC solicited feedback from Student Government Association, Faculty Council, Staff Council and from those who attended the campus-wide open session on March 3. 

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Paula Ioanide, associate professor of comparative race and ethnicity studies, was honored to present on the emotional politics of racism with sociologists Rayshaw Ray of Univ. of Maryland and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva of Duke University in February. The symposium, titled "Know Justice, Know Peace," was organized by David Ikard, Professor of Africana Studies at University of Miami. A video of the symposium may be viewed here.

A major runway resurfacing project will require the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to close this coming summer from July 8 (starting approximately at 8:00 pm) to July 23 (ending at approximately 5:00 pm).

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James Suh has put together a great IC A Healthy Me Challenge this year - Food & Fitness. James is a senior Public and Community Health major from New Jersey and enjoys hiking with his dogs, running, and cooking healthy & delicious meals! 

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Great News! The Campus Store Clearance Sale will be extended!

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 Dining Services will operate on special hours during Spring Break. Click here for our Spring Break Hours of Operation. 

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(The following message is being sent on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities)

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Join us at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 24th in Klignenstein Lounge for a talk about the opportunity for Business Intelligence/Analytics in Higher Education. 

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Is your department interested in having a portal on OrgSync to manage events and student involvement? Would you like students involved in your programs to be able to have those recorded on a co-curricular transcript? If so, you are invited to participate in a new-user training on Wednesday, March 16 from 2:00-3:00pm in Friends 110 computer lab. 

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is scheduled to perform major network maintenance this weekend, late evening Saturday, March 12th into mid-day Sunday, March 13th. The maintenance is required to replace aging components of our network infrastructure. This upgrade is the first in a series of steps that are planned for the spring and summer to create a more robust, modern network to help minimize issues such as those which disrupted our network earlier this week.

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin Rifkin:

Last October a pilot Faculty Scholarship, Research and Creative Inquiry Fair was held in conjunction with the Faculty Colloquium series where various faculty members from Research Council presented their research or scholarly work. 

The event was very successful and we would like to repeat it on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, in the Clark and McDonald lounges. 

The fair will consist of five minute “lightning round” talks in Clark Lounge which will start at 4:45 and end at 5:45pm, to be followed by the Colloquium speaker.  Poster presentations and visual pieces such as art, photos or film, will also be displayed from 4:30 – 6:30 pm in McDonald Lounge. 

We strongly encourage faculty to share their recent research/scholarly work or works still in progress.  Wine and cheese and other refreshments will be available.

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2017 Senior Class Gift Committee.  

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Contributed on behalf of Tom Grape ’80, chairman of the Board of Trustees

Dear Ithaca College Community,

It gives me great pleasure to announce the members of the search committee for Ithaca College’s ninth president. The committee represents the wide breadth of our Ithaca College community and possesses a rich diversity of experience and perspective. We are deeply grateful that these individuals have agreed to devote their time and wisdom to collaborating on the important process that lies ahead, and we are confident that the college is in very good hands.

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Submitted on Behalf of Robert Sullivan, Faculty-in-Residence of the Center for Faculty Excellence:

Congratulations to the 51 students who have been selected to participate in the 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Asheville, North Carolina on April 7-9, 2016.

NCUR is the largest and most prominent celebration of undergraduate research in the world. Each year NCUR gathers young scholars from hundreds of institutions of higher learning and from every corner of the academic curriculum, creating a unique environment for the recognition of undergraduate student achievement.  Ithaca College is proud of the fifty-one students, representing a wide variety of programs, who will be presenting their original scholarly work at NCUR.

Students, listed below by school and major program, will be accompanied by Associate Professor Robert Sullivan, Communication Studies, Professor Gwen Seaquist, Legal Studies and Professor Nancy Brcak, Art History.

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Soda is full of empty calories (calories from solid fats and/or added sugars) or artificial sweeteners. 

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The cutoff is fast approaching to nominate your outstanding student for student employee of the year. We would really like to hear from you as to which student stands out in your department. Students are in integral part of keeping your department moving. So tell us, which student goes above and beyond their assigned duties, the one who takes the lead and provides your department with the support they need? Which one of your students has your confidence that whatever task is given to them, they will not only get the job done but they will, as they usually do, exceed your expectations? Please take the time today to nominate that student…they deserve it!!

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Henrietta Awo Tiwaa Osei-Anto, MPP, MA, is a PhD Candidate in Health Policy at the Heller School School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She has previously been a researcher at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the American Hospital Association. 

The title of her talk is: “Understanding the Association between Racial Residential Segregation and Breast Cancer Treatment and Outcomes”

Friday, March 11 at 2:00-3:00pm in CHS 201



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