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Emmy Award–winner Chris Regan, a 1989 graduate of Ithaca College, has been selected to deliver the main address at the 2014 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 18. Currently a writer for the long-running animated hit “Family Guy,” Regan won five Emmys and two Peabody Awards writing for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from 1999 to 2006.

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Dr. Yuko Mulugetta, Director of Enrollment Planning, presented a session at the 40th Annual North East Association for Institutional Research Conference held in Newport, RI, November 9 - 12, 2013.

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Remember taking a survey last fall on how you like to be appreciated and recognized?  The results of the survey were posted on the Intercom:  http://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php?story=20121012143933580

Since then, what has happened?

The committee members are very pleased that the administration has taken the results and comments of the survey seriously. Administration has discussed many of our topics prior to our survey; however, our committee has contributed to the climate and has accelerated some initiatives, such as:

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 The Ithaca College Jazz Vocal Ensemble performs a Concert this Thursday evening December 12, 2013  at 7:00 PM in Hockett Recital Hall

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The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department is again offering the awesome Winter Sentinels course. You shouldn't miss it if you want to make Ithaca in winter a pleasure rather than something to be endured!

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 President Rochon will be visiting the December meeting.  We'll also be considering proposals brought forward. 

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The Library Café is extending service through Friday and Saturday this week. Swing by from 4:00-11:00 PM on 12/13 and 12/14 for coffee and snacks! Starbucks Coffee, Tazo Tea, and Hot Chocolate will be available during crunch time at the Library on the 2nd Floor. The Library Café will also have sweet treats, fresh fruits, yogurt and breakfast items to choose from -- grab a bagel, muffin or danish to keep you energized during finals!

  Join us at Campus Center Dining Hall to end the semester with a splash before finals stampede onto campus! For Swipe + $10, you'll receive a Sizzling NY Strip Steak and a Luscious Lobster Tail, complete with scrumptious sides. Simply swipe your ID card and pay $10 at the register. No meal plan? no problem! Just add $10 to the cost of your dinner. 

Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.

Questions? Reply to this post or contact the number below.

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There are lots of ways to help make this campaign the most successful ever!

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On Sunday December 15th from 5-7pm, the Ithaca College Fitness Center will be hosting its first ever Yogathon, the perfect way to get your mind and body ready for finals week.

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  Ithaca College's annual winter celebratory events are as follows:

  • Family Holiday Party 
    Fountain Place - December 14
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm (RSVP Required)
  • Holiday Faculty/Staff Reception
    Fountain Place - December 17
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (RSVP Required)
  • Campus Holiday Luncheon
    Terrace Dining Hall - December 19
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm (NO RSVP Necessary)

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Thursday, December 12, 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Register Here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Organized by Marilyn DIspensa, Instructional Technology Coordinator
We welcome your attendance at the wrap-up meeting for the Fall 2013 iPad Pilot. Twenty iPads were loaned to faculty and used for a wide range of projects. Participants will informally share their experiences. Light refreshments provided.

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As we stated last week, the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences is temporarily suspending the Environmental Studies minor as of December 20, 2013. Students currently registered in the Environmental Studies minor are not affected by this suspension, and will be able to complete the minor on schedule. We will accept applications from interested students who have not yet entered the program up to and including December 20.

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 Dr. Christopher House, assistant professor of Communication Studies, will teach "Introduction to Culture and Communication" online during Winter Session 2014 (January 6-17). To enroll, simply log onto homerconnect and search the winter session offerings.

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The Campus Store will start its end of semester textbook buyback Thursday, December 12th; we'll also be accepting rentals for return. Buyback will run right through the end of finals on Friday the 20th.

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Opening Reception: December 13, 2013, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Exhibition Hours: December 14 and 15, 12:00 – 6:00 PM 

108 N. Cayuga St.  /  Ithaca, NY  (above Bandwagon Brew Pub)

The Fall 2013 Ithaca College photo workshop class is proud to present There’s No Reason to Go to The Alamo, an exhibition of photographic works, set to open at 108. N. Cayuga St. in Ithaca, NY. This project brings together the works of nine artists who navigate personal, cultural, and political narratives through a variety of photographic techniques, formats, and media.

Featured artists: Ian Bliss, Karissa Breuer, Krystal Cannon, Gary Chin, Erik Frid, Tommy Geanakos, Alex Mason, Emily Sprague and Leslie Thompson.

The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.   

Photograph by Gary Chin

Date & Time: Thursday, December 12th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am 
Location: Technology Learning Center in Friends 101 (TLC)

  • Turning Technologies: ITS supports this student response system. Come get an overview on how it works and how you can use it to engage or assess your students. <Register>

If you can't make it, these sessions will be held again in January.  Alternatively, contact Marilyn Dispensa for a one-on-one consultation.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) published a chapter, “Impossibilities: Generative Misperformance and the Movements of the Teaching Body,” in Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear (eds)International Politics and Performance: Critical Aesthetics and Creative Practice, (Routledge), 2013, pp. 150-57

The chapter first emerged as a talk, “Failing to Teach,” prepared for Ithaca Seminar Faculty Workshop, in May 2008.  Naeem thanks Warren Schlesinger (Accounting) for his support of this project.

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Minna Resnick, Art Department, has been invited to participate in the International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal in 2014.

This is the largest printmaking exhibition worldwide, comprising 400 artists and 800 works from 70 countries. The organization publishes a hardcover catalog. The Biennial includes individual featured exhibitions, as well a conference and workshops. This three month event takes place from early August to the end of October.

 Has the holiday spirit got you tapping your toes and humming favorite seasonal songs? Are you looking for a wonderful event to share with family and friends, guaranteed to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy?  Please join us on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm for the annual Holiday Concert presented by the Ithaca Concert Band, IC voICes, and the Seneca Singers!  Held in Ford Hall of the Whalen Center, the concert is free, open to all, and appropriate for all ages. 

We hope you will join us for what has become a favorite community tradition!  Come early and get a good seat, and happy holidays to all!

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