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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following events.  Visit for updates.  All events are open to faculty and staff. 

Teaching and learning blog threads@CFEThis week's post is titled Mutual Mentoring: Reciprocal and Contextual.

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Mark Kastel, Senior Farm Policy Analyst
at The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group based in Wisconsin, will present a talk entitled:  Connecting the Dots: Climate Change, Human Health and the Economy — We Can’t Afford Not to Eat Organic Food.  The speech will be held in the Park School Auditorium on the Ithaca College campus on April 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Kastel is a nationally recognized expert on food and farm policy. The Cornucopia Institute acts as an organic industry watchdog.

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Seniors in the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department participate in a final-semester seminar where they explore their trajectories at Ithaca College and reflect on what in the world comes next. A brief presentation at a catered ENVS Senior Expo event gives each of them a chance to discuss a seminal research project, describe a life-altering experience from their time at IC, or reflect on an environmental issue that is of particular interest.


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Jason Hamilton, natural history expert in the Environmental Studies & Sciences Department and initiator of IC’s immensely popular Environmental Sentinels course, will be teaching a Maymester course – ENVS 142 – in the art and science of tracking.

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Dr. Heather Sheridan-Thomas will present "Helping Teacher Candidates Understand the Expectations of the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)" Monday, April 13th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Textor 101. The presentation is intended for any faculty members associated with the preparation of teachers (e.g., professional education faculty and faculty in the arts/sciences) as well as interested teacher candidates from any program area. The ALST is one of several new teacher certification examination for the State of New York. 

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Stephen Mosher, Professor, Department of Sport Management and Media, along with Elijah Breton (Sport Studies/Communication Studies '18) and Brian Hotchkiss (Sport Studies/Writing '09) presented at the Annual Popular Culture Association Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4. Their presentation was titled "Tony Stewart and NASCAR's Deadly Sins."

As Ithaca College welcomes the many prospective students and families visiting campus for the Ithaca Today events this weekend, please be aware that these visitors will significantly impact campus parking on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 & 12.  

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Join your colleagues on Monday, April 13th for this month’s Dollars and $ense discussion on Strategic Sourcing. 

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The Department of Chemistry Presents:

The Jean Dreyfus Bossevain Lecturer

Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University, Daniel G. Nocera is widely recognized as a world leader in renewable energy research. His "artificial leaf," a system designed to mimic photosynthesis in plants, was named Time Magazine's Innovation of the Year for 2011.

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The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, & Ethnicity (CSCRE) hosts:

Alexander Aviña
- "Specters of Revolution, Past and Present: Popular Protest and State Violence in Mexico"

  • Thursday, April 16
  • 7-9PM
  • Hill 104

Alexander Aviña is an Associate Professor of History at Florida State University.  He received his B.A. in History at Saint Mary's College of California and his PhD in Latin American History at the University of Southern California. He recently published his first monograph, Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside, with Oxford University Press. His next major research project explores the links between counterinsurgency, state terror, and the formation of a transnational narcotics economy in 1960s and 70s rural Mexico.

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Contributed on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

On the heels of President Rochon’s March 5, 2015 campus discussion, we will be announcing some steps towards engaging the campus around the ideas and concepts we received via the various feedback loops that were established.  We are very pleased to see so many comments from the campus around ideas on alternate sources of revenues, but more importantly ways that we can streamline costs at the College to ensure that our precious resources are spent in strategic and prudent ways that benefits student education.

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IC My Future Door Prize Winner!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/09/2015 

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The Office of Human Resources’ third annual Ithaca College IC My Future, a retirement planning open house, was a great success! We were pleased to see so many of you attend the event to take advantage of being able to interact personally with representatives from various resources to help you plan for your future. 

We would like to congratulate Yuko Mulugetta, our door prize winner, who has won a pair of Hanger Theatre tickets!

We hope to see even more of you next year as we continue this tradition of excellence! 

Please join Ithaca Waldorf School (IWS), Ithaca College Recreation & Leisure Studies, Alliance for Childhood, and Ithaca Children's Garden's Hands-on Anarchy Zone for two important events:

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On Monday, April 13, at 6:00pm at Emerson Suites Ask Big Questions (ABQ), a non-denominational fellowship in campus, launched by Hillel at Ithaca College in the Fall 2014 will host a campus-wide conversation regarding sexual assault.

It is a first of a kind, student-led attempt to have a facilitated conversation for students, faculty and staff around the table.    This event will open with a reception at Emerson Lounge.

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The implementation of WebCRD and trainings offered through December of 2014 provided the opportunity for the campus to become familiar with using the new online print ordering system.

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Thank you for testing your financial knowledge by participating in the “What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge” hosted by TIAA-CREF. 

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Thank you again for coming together and ensuring IC Giving Day on February 26 was a huge success. We have finished some more in-depth analysis, and the results tell a story of how our community came together in one day, like never before, and encouraged more gifts and more spirited participation on and off campus than ever.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by April 15.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that the Hill Center is now in the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and April 16th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking for feedback on any issues.

Once testing confirms successful network performance, the building will move from ‘testing’ to a ‘completed’ status. This expected completion will mark the tenth building to enter the new updated wireless environment at Ithaca College. 

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The Ithaca College Office of Human Resources has a new way for you to receive the latest information on Employee Benefits & Work/Life related programs and resources! 

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