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Laba Sosseh wrote the African hit song "Diamoule Mao " - The intro part is apparently in the Congolese language, Lingala. I am looking for an English translation.

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From Senior Vice President Nancy Pringle, Provost Linda Petrosino, and Professor Gwen Seaquist, representatives of the Ithaca College bargaining committee.

The Ithaca College bargaining team is disappointed that the contingent faculty unions have announced that they have voted to authorize a strike. This announcement comes despite the fact that there has been significant and meaningful progress made to date in the negotiations for a part-time faculty contract—having reached tentative agreements on 23 separate articles—and that negotiations with the full-time contingent faculty are still at an early stage.

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Celebrate all you love about IC during the fifth annual I Love IC Week!

All are welcome to participate in the weeklong lovefest that celebrates all things IC. Every event is planned and supported by the students in Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT).

Share the love and join the conversation by using the hashtag #ILoveICWeek on social media!

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The College’s applicant tracking system, PeopleAdmin, will be used to house and maintain job descriptions for staff positions effective February 28, 2017.  Change requests to job descriptions for existing positions as well as requests for new position descriptions will be managed through this system. 

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Romulus Linney’s one-act play “Can Can” is set to take the Earl McCarroll Studio Theatre stage in Ithaca College’s Dillingham Center. Performances will be held on Saturday, February 18th at 8:00 pm, Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Monday, February 20th at 8:00 pm. “Can Can” is a student directing project directed by Aaron Roberts ’17, who is also serving as the production’s scenic designer.

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Contributed on behalf of Interim AVP/CIO, David Weil for Digital Instruction and Information Services

On Thursday, March 23rd Marya Schnedeker is the Engineering Lab Coordinator for the Bray Lab within the Tufts University Department of Mechanical Engineering and Chris Sledziona oversees the Center for Applied Research in the Department of Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. They will be talking about the role of makerspaces in education in the Klingenstein Lounge at 11:00 AM as part of Ed Tech Day.

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The 2017 Campus Life Awards committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff, and students to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who have made a difference in their roles as student leaders on campus.

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Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 17 years.  A significant part of this relationship has involved an ongoing Faculty and Staff Lecture Series at Longview.

 

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Submitted on behalf of the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship Committee.

As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship and what they will mean for Ithaca College, we invite you to join us on Monday, February 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge to participate in Making Excellence Inclusive: Teaching, Learning, and Classroom Climate, a panel presentation and discussion.

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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

 

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