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Effective communication helps us better understand people and situations, enables us to resolve differences, helps build trust and respect, and creates an environment where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish. As simple as communication seems, much of what we try to communicate—and others try to communicate to us—gets misunderstood, which can cause conflict and frustration in personal and professional relationships. By learning effective communication skills, you can better connect with your spouse, kids, friends, and coworkers.

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It’s inevitable. At some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult co-worker, customer or family member, the strategies are essentially identical. In this seminar you will learn strategies to defuse negativity and hostility and create a positive atmosphere of co-operation.

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Come to IC Square TODAY between 11 AM and 3PM to celebrate Black History Month with some great food and music. We're serving up special items available today only. 

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Contributed on behalf of Cathy J. Saloff-Coste, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietician and nutrition consultant at Hammond Health Center.

If you’ve been following this Intercom series during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, you know that it’s not always obvious to see when someone has disordered eating, or even when they are in the throes of a full-blown eating disorder. You may be wondering if a friend or if you might be at risk of developing an eating disorder. 

A first step might be to take the online screening at If the results show that you (or your friend) are at risk or clearly have an eating disorder, it is time to seek help. 

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"How to make a hermaphrodite, and the surprising consequences of doing so"

March 3       
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.

View other IC Events here.

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Ithaca College is set to host the New York State Collegiate Track Conference Indoor Championships beginning on Friday at Glazer Arena inside the Athletics and Events Center. 

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You may not hear a lot about adult bullying, but according to the Workplace Bullying Institute, up to a third of workers may be the victims of workplace bullying. About twenty percent of workplace bullying crosses the line into harassment. Workplace bullying refers to the repeated, health-impairing, mistreatment of a target, driven by the perpetrators need to control. Allowed to continue this behavior undermines legitimate business interests, lowers morale, and impacts the overall ability “to get work done.” Workplace bullying can make life quite miserable and difficult. Supervisors should especially be made aware of workplace bullies, since they can disrupt productivity and create a hostile work environment which can lead to legal ramifications.

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Bigoted comments, jokes, negative assumptions and stereotypes are challenging because they can provoke our emotions and make us reactive, scared, confused, uncertain, judgmental, and less able to access our intelligence and good thinking.

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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency.

This workshop gives participants a basic framework, including definitions to develop understanding of the relationship between diversity, inclusion and cultural competency and some tools for assessing and developing cultural competency in their areas.

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Come to this information session on Tuesday, March 1 to learn more about the Student Assistant and Marketing Intern opportunities.  There will be FREE pizza!

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Raza, Rumi, scholar in residence at Honors Program will participate in a panel - Thinking Dissent - Local and Global; and present a paper on 'Pakistan's New Media at NYU.

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Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Literatures, will present with Sonja Gandert on Cuba's "Memory Wars" at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University on Thursday, March 3rd at 5:15pm. Then they will guide a discussion on the Cuban works of art in the museum's collection.

This event is free and open to the public. 

For more information please visit the museum's website here:


The online submission process for faculty sponsors to submit student presentations for the 19th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on Friday, March 4, 2016.  

Students can now either:

Submit the Online Student Submission Form  themselves OR

Contact a faculty collaborator to have them fill out the Faculty Online Submission Form.

IMPORTANT: Please only submit one form. DO NOT submit both. 

Faculty can still submit multiple students' work.
Once the form(s) is/are submitted, an e-mail detailing next steps will be sent to you.

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Keep on Saving!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 02/25/2016 

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Just because America Saves Week is coming to an end, doesn't mean your savings should! 

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series will show the documentary “Love Free or Die” on Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in Textor 101. It is free and open to the public.

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Welcome to threads@CFE.  This week's post is the second of a two part (re)post on Peer Instruction that discusses how peer instruction can help you flip your class.

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 Kathleen Mulligan, Associate Professor in Theatre Arts, served as the dialect coach for Geva Theatre's production of To Kill A Mockingbird, currently running in Rochester, NY through March 20, 2016.

Geva Theatre is acknowledged as the national leader in serving a region through theatre.


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Students can choose from six mini courses starting after spring  break. All are one credit and students attend films and events sponsored by the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. All of the courses have engaging topics connected to FLEFF. Students can register on HOMER using the CRN's below.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has published Open Spaces:  Openings, Closings, and Thresholds of International Public Media (University of St. Andrews Press, Scotland: 2016).

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The following Shared Governance Listening Sessions will be open to the entire campus community. 

After members of the Task Force give a brief introduction, the objective of each of these sessions will be to listen to and discuss ideas and priorities as to how our community can improve shared governance on campus.

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