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DIIS would like to remind everyone to unplug computers, printers, and other electrical devices prior to the start of the campus power outage this weekend. 

While DIIS expects that all computing systems and services will remain online and accessible from off campus during the power outage, there is the possibility of extended system downtime for any system or service due to unanticipated problems. 

See additional details of the power outage on the Facilities website.

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Maura Stephens, associate director of the Park Center for Independent Media, published an article in the May 2016 issue of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Economics and Sociology (AJES). In “Challenges for Social-Change Organizing in Rural Areas,” she investigates the numerous obstacles faced by rural organizers and activists working on environmental, justice, equity, and human rights issues. Compounding these obstacles is the abandonment of rural areas and small towns by mainstream media. 

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Dr. Matthew Holtmeier (Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies) and Dr. Andrew Utterson (Assistant Professor in Screen Studies) recently presented papers at a symposium on Media, Communication, and Film Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges, held at Muhlenberg College, PA.

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Plum Benefits for Yankees Fans!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 05/31/2016 

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Come out to Yankee Stadium in 2016! Share unforgettable memories with family, friends and associates and cheer on the Yankees in their quest for a World Series Championship. 

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Aloha All! We are heading out for our new lives in Hawai`i in a week -- there are many we would like to see before we go!

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Before Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the legendary Broadway hit Hamilton he wrote the Tony Award winning In the Heights. See In the Heights and three other great shows at the Hangar Theatre this summer.


 Take part in a kick-off walk next Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. 

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Hello!  Orientation is seeking for faculty and staff volunteers to facilitate “Ithaca Dining Experience" programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.

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Hello!  Orientation is seeking for faculty and staff volunteers to facilitate “Ithaca Dining Experience" programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.

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The eighth annual Izzy Award and I. F. Stone Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on Free Speech TV over Memorial Day weekend.

The show features the compelling speeches made by the Izzy Award winners--independent journalists Jamie Kalven and Brandon Smith and Inside Climate News founder and publisher David Sassoon--and by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! host and executive producer, who was inducted into the I. F. Stone Hall of Fame. 

The show, directed and produced by Peter Johanns, associate professor and program director of television-radio in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, will air on Free Speech TV and stream online at the following times:

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The network upgrades that were performed this week have been completed with a high degree of success! 

As a result of this week’s work we have made significant progress in modernizing our campus network infrastructure.  We have replaced critical network hardware that was over 8 years old, and made a number of configuration changes to improve redundancy and availability.  

While a huge step forward, there is still work that is needed to further improve reliability and functionally of our network infrastructure for the campus.  Pending no unforeseen circumstances, the remaining work planned for this summer will require less downtime and disruption.  More details will be forthcoming. 

Thanks again for your support, understanding and patience as we undertook this critical maintenance work!

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Participate in the end-of-fiscal-year Fill the Fountains for Financial Aid campaign! If 1,000 people make a gift to the college in the month of May, a group of alumni will give $50,000 to the IC Annual Fund for Financial Aid. 

More than 85% of IC students receive financial aid. It's important. So here's the plan. To help unlock the $50,000, go to and make a gift of any size to the IC Annual Fund or any other area: your favorite department, school, Bomber team, or even a student club or organization. That's it!

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Beginning the week of May 23rd, the Campus Store and MACs General Store will begin our summer hours.

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Casual, pick-up summer softball is back for students, faculty and staff for 2016, NO EXPERIENCE or skill required.


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Customer Service Essentials

Contributed by Jane Ray on 05/25/2016 

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Excellent customer service is much more than having a “good attitude” – it is a set of professional skills that you can learn, and practice, that benefit your career and your personal life.  Using extensive role-playing and team exercises, this customer skills program teaches you how to become supremely confident in any customer situation, using the same proven skills that hostage negotiators, psychotherapists and law enforcement professionals use in their worst situations. 


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The Campus Store and MACs General Store will be closed on Thursday and Friday (May 26-27th) for our annual inventory.

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Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone?

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Summer Hours 2016!

Contributed by Tanisha Malone on 05/24/2016 

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Summer Hours will begin Friday, May 27, 2016, and continue through August 5, 2016. During this period, full-time employees will work two fewer hours (37-1/2 hours reduced to 35-1/2, 40 hours reduced to 38 hours) and receive their usual compensation. Ithaca College’s official business hours will end at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays instead of 5:00 p.m. This year, there will be 11 Fridays on which the official hours will be reduced by two hours. 

The Summer Hours policy applies to all full-time, benefits-eligible staff. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page:

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Ithaca College will be introducing a co-curricular transcript for all undergraduate students beginning in August 2016. This transcript is intended for experiences outside of the classroom where learning is guided by an office or organization at Ithaca College. 

Do you sponsor co-curricular learning experiences that could be included on the co-curricular transcript? The co-curricular transcript (CCT) is a basically a list of groups students are members of and events they have participated in. It is a distinct document from the academic transcript (it does not contain items that are part of any credit-bearing course), and it is not as comprehensive as a portfolio.

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Please find attached the information about a Cuban Cinema course this summer taught completely online. 


Cuba Virtual: Del cine en pantalla grande a Youtube

Summer Online Course


First Session (June 2016)


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