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Please join the Office of Title IX and the Center for Faculty Excellence on February 22, 2017 from 2-3:30pm in the Ithaca Falls room of the Campus Center. The webinar, Pronouns Matter: Create Inclusive Policies and Practices To Help Students Feel Welcome; Increase Satisfaction & Engagement, features Luca Maurer, Director of the Center for LGBT Outreach, Education and Services. 

 

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The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies (OIPES) would like to invite all staff and faculty interested in taking students abroad to attend our upcoming workshop about  the development and planning of faculty/staff-led short-term study abroad programs.  The workshop will be held on Friday, February 17, from 3:00-4:30 pm, in the Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center.  Participants are invited to stay for a wine and cheese reception with the workshop facilitator and International Programs staff from 4:30-5:00.

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The Educational Affairs Staff Development Committee is presenting a series of three events this semester.  All educational affairs faculty and staff are invited to participate.

“Working with Students who are Experiencing Academic Challenges” 

February 23, 12:10 – 1:00 pm, Taughannock Falls Room, 3rd Floor Campus Center. 

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Submitted on behalf of Assistant Provost Tanya Saunders

I am pleased to announce that two faculty members from the School of Humanities and Sciences have been selected for the 2017-18 London Sabbatical Program. I thank the members of the faculty review committee for the gift of their time over winter break and the sabbatical -eligible faculty who applied with such worthy proposals.

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Thursday February 16, 6 pm in the Handwerker Gallery
Film Screening of Gen Silent
Gen Silent startlingly discovers how oppression in the years before Stonewall now affects older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with fear and isolation. Many who won the first civil rights victories for generations to come are now dying prematurely because they are reluctant to ask for help and have too few friends or family to care for them. Gen Silent shows the disparity in the quality of paid caregiving from mainstream care facilities committed to making their LGBT residents safe and happy, to places where LGBT elders face discrimination by staff and bullying by other seniors.

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Inside Higher Education recently published an article by James Pfrehm, Assistant Professor of German. The article, "Finding Brains in Blood and Brawn," describes how Pfrehm found new inspiration for his career through the interdisciplinarity, collegiality, and inclusiveness of MMA training.

You can read the article here: 

www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/02/14/cage-fighting-way-reinspire-ones-inner-academic-essay

 DIIS will be hosting three Lynda.com Workshops by Laurie Burruss from Lynda on Thursday February 23rd at the times listed below. Focusing on three topics, they allow the campus community a chance to see the possibilities for the use of Lynda.com inside and outside of the classrooms.

With Lynda.com, our campus community has access to over 4,000 video courses, covering a wide range of topics from Accounting to Web Development.

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 We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Chemistry, support our part-time and contingent colleagues across campus in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. We feel it is in the interest of our students to have all their instructors compensated and treated fairly.

 

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There’s a very old saying in the theater: “There’s no tragedy like Greek tragedy.”

 

 

 

 

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An article published by David Brown (Professor, Department of Mathematics) was recently cited by the American Mathematical Society Blog, “What is an Experimental Math Course and Why Should We Care?”.  

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Dance Minor Placement Class for Fall 17 Modern, Ballet and Jazz          February 21st 5:15-7:30 in Dillingham studio 3.

 

If you wish to be placed in level 1 in Fall 17 no need to attend. (Please note that classes are limited and you are not guaranteed a spot at any level)

All potential minors must meet with the Dance Minor Coordinator Lindsay Gilmour to discuss scheduling and acceptance into the minor. lgilmour@ithaca.edu

 

Open letter to the Ithaca College community:

We, the undersigned members of the steering committee of the Jewish Studies program, are writing in support of our part-time and contingent colleagues in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. We view these negotiations as necessary steps toward fair, living wages and a more welcoming and equitable working environment. It is in everyone’s interest that the wide disparity between faculty wages be ameliorated.

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Representatives of both full-time and part-time contingent faculty have been negotiating with the administration for over a year. The two most important issues for our membership - fair pay for part-timers and job security for full-timers - remain at a standstill, with the administration refusing to even discuss reasonable solutions that would help us, our students, and our college.

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Associate Professor Joshua Bonnetta will present three new works at the 2017 Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival) taking place from Feb. 9-19.

Lago, developed in response to former Associate Professor Ron Jude's photo book Lago, is a multichannel sound installation of two compositions comprised of field recordings collected in the Sonoran Desert. The work will be accompanied with a 4-channel video installation Land of Thin Air. These two works will be exhibited for the duration of the festival in the Marshall McLuhan Salon at the Canadian Embassy. Land of Thin Air was co-edited with current Ithaca College student Jacob Schaffel-Scherrer.

El Mar La Mar is a feature length film co-directed with Northwestern University Assistant Professor John-Paul Sniadecki. The film is explores at a highly politicized area of the south-western Sonoran desert along a stretch of the Mexico/US border.

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Monday, February 13th, 2017, 7:00pm, Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center

Black History Month @IC

Activists on Activists connects current students with local (NY State) social change agents for the opportunity to bring dialogue around continued action and advocacy post-undergraduate experience.

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Are you on a meal plan and want to give your dinner a boost? Join us tomorrow night at dinner in Campus Center Dining Hall for our special Valentine's Day "By Land and Sea" event for some delicious Surf 'n' Turf!

     

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The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies (OIPES) would like to invite all staff and faculty interested in taking students abroad to attend our upcoming workshop about  the development and planning of faculty/staff-led short-term study abroad programs.  The workshop will be held on Friday, February 17, from 3:00-4:30 pm, in the Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center.  Participants are invited to stay for a wine and cheese reception with the workshop facilitator and International Programs staff from 4:30-5:00.

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The part-time, per-course faculty union at Ithaca College recently announced that iwill be holding a strike authorization vote on Monday and Tuesday, February 13 and 14, 2017.

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 The online submission process for faculty sponsors/students to submit student presentations for the 20th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  Submissions will be accepted for presentations, performances, and displays.

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 WGST presents Robert Jensen, University of Texas professor, discussing his latest book, The end of patriarchy: Radical feminism for men.  In this book, Jensen asks one key question: What do we need to create and maintain stable, decent human communities that can remain in a sustainable relationship with the larger living world?  His answer: A radical feminism that critiques institutionalized male dominance, rejects men's assertion of a right to control womne's sexuality and reproduction, and demands an end to men's violence.  

Jensen, who teaches in the School of Journalism at UT, Austin, is the author of several other books, including The heart of whiteness: Confronting race, racism, and white privilege and Getting off: Pornography and the end of masculinity.  

 This talk is free and open to the public.  Jensen will be selling and signing books after the talk.  

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