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Archaeogeophysical and 3D laser scanning at the Old Fort Johnson National Historic Landmark site in Fort Johnson, New York provides a case study for creation of an integrated landscape. The ability to digitally image above and below ground features creates a new way of visualizing an integrated landscape.

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Mara Alper's presentation "Re-Imagining Water: Citizens Educating Fellow Citizens About Water" at the 7th World Water Forum, in Korea on April 14 was attended by an enthusiastic international audience from Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. After her presentation, people discussed their water interest areas and experiences educating others. Her materials were requested for presentations about water conservation and bottled vs. tap water at Seoul National University, a Korean water conservation company and an Indonesian youth education program.

During the forum, Mara enlisted international guest experts for her online course "Water Planet" and her Ithaca Seminar "The Power of Water." They are from Laos, Slovakia, Austria, Great Britain, Indonesia and the US.

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Enter the world of this essential element as we explore questions such as: What is your water footprint? Why is water considered 'Blue Gold'? Why is water an important part of many religious rituals? We will use perspectives from the arts, humanities and sciences, with a focus on the global politics of water and sustainability and its media representations. Internet readings, videos, podcasts, guest lecturers and discussions link students with national and international experts. This asynchronous class that can be done from anywhere with high-speed online access.  Homerconnect GCOM 20100 LIberal Arts 3 cr. Questions? Email Mara Alper    May 26-June 26

Enjoy an evening out with your children at the IC Family Carnival! Inflated bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, and assorted activities stations will transform the fitness center into a children’s play land. You will want to stick around for the live entertainment, raffles, and snacks!

The event is on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 to 8 pm in the gyms on the lower level of the Fitness Center. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for anyone over 18, and $16 for parties of 5 or more. Members of IC Student United Way organize and run the Family Carnival. All proceeds benefit the ICSUW's fall grant program, during which funds are allocated to organizations in the Ithaca community.

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CNS 112 Refreshments served 
3:40 p.m. CNS 1st floor lobby.  


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April Earth Day Sweepstakes

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 04/15/2015 

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Everybody loves a Sweepstakes!

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Are you a supervisor on campus? Would you like to gain resources to help prevent sexual harassment in your area? Come join us for lunch and learning on April 22th, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Office of Human Resources Training Room, Peggy Ryan Williams Center.  

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Information Technology Services is inviting current Ithaca College employees, who meet the required position qualifications, to apply for the position of Coordinator of Classroom Services.

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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee would like to inform our community that we have concluded the funding request process for this academic year.

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Each year we assess the First-Year Residential Experience program and make improvements to address the feedback received from students, Resident Assistant staff, and FYRE Associates. As a result of the feedback we received this year, FYRE will be piloting two new models (running concurrently) for 2015-2016.

All first-year students will continue to live in the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) located in all 11 quad buildings (including Clarke) and the East and West Towers.

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By participating in Service Saturdays, volunteers will identify and articulate at least one challenge or need existing in Tompkins County. In addition, through their participation in the program, volunteers will articulate the goals of at least one community organization in Tompkins County.

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Ithaca College Director of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports Susan Bassett has announced the hiring of Will Rothermel as Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance, Facilities and Events. Rothermel is a highly-successful athletics administrator with proven success and demonstrated achievement at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels.

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The Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra’s final concert of the 2014-15 season on April 21—beginning at 8:15 p.m. in the James J. Whalen Center’s Ford Hall—will challenge the norms of classical performance, adding layers of motion and design seldom seen in a traditional concert setting.  

Dressed in white, the members of ICCO will perform a choreographed program featuring 20th century composers—without pause—intertwined with theatrical images and virtual environments projected on the walls and ceiling of the hall, as well as on the performers themselves. Featuring special guest faculty soloists Elizabeth Simkin on cello and Jennifer Hayghe on piano, the event is free and open to the public.

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Beginning at 3 p.m. this Wednesday, April 15, the U-Lot (Campus Center Lot) will be closed as reserved event parking for the Izzy Awards occurring in Emerson Suites.  The lot will be available for regular usage until that time, while beginning at 3 p.m. vehicles parked in the lot earlier in the day will be able to exit but not re-enter the lot. 

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Wellness Clinic Newsletter

Contributed by Scott Tuohy on 04/14/2015 

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Our newest Newsletter is now up on our website ( It includes many interesting articles featuring the Wellness Incentive Program, nutritional advice, No Pressure Blood Pressure, and the Participants of the Season! Check it out!

Due to Teacher Recruitment Days, The Central NY Communications Consortium as well as the Student Employee Appreciation Luncheon, the Office of Career Services will be closed from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, on Thursday, April 16.  Drop-in times will be 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on this day.

We apologize for any any inconvenience.

If you have any questions please call 607-274-3365 or send an email to

Thank you!

The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Faculty Development Committee are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 Faculty Excellence Awards.

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 Join IC Project Sunshine on Saturday April 18th in order to decorate 'Sunny Grams' (greeting cards) which will be sent to children staying in medical facilities across the country. We will be in Williams Hall, room 310, from 1 - 3 pm. IC Project Sunshine will provide all the supplies such as cards, markers, crayons, and stickers. 


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The Ithaca College Latin American Studies program is hosting a two-day Latin American Studies conference, Friday, April 17th - Saturday, April 18th in the IC Campus Center.  MACLAS--the Mid-Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies--will bring 120 Latin Americanists to campus to celebrate this year's conference theme: “Altered States: Cross-disciplinary explorations of tradition and the emergent in Latin America.”

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Larin, H., Wessel, J. (2015) Do emotional-social intelligence, caring, moral judgment and leadership of physical therapy students predict their clinical performance? International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 10(4).


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