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Faculty Council is seeking self-nominations for multiple positions as follows:

 College Advisory Committee on Campus Security and Campus Life Committee, 1 year term (multiple positions available)

Further information:

Please send self-nominations to Peter Rothbart, Chair of Faculty Council,

All nominations must be received by Friday, September 25, 5 PM.

As Ithaca College welcomes alumni and their families to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2015, various parking lots will be closed and reserved for Alumni Weekend events.  These closures will begin on Friday, September 25.  Please be aware of the lot closures that will be occurring, as described below. Please also note that individuals seeking handicapped parking in any closed lot can continue to access that parking at any time by speaking with the attendant of the closed lot.

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update on Dean of H&S search

Contributed by Diane Gayeski on 09/24/2015 

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Based on a campus pre-search study conducted by our consultant, Julie Tea of AGB Search, and feedback from the search committee,  the finalized prospectus is now available on the College’s Web site and on AGB Search’s site

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The Parnassus system will be unavailable for all users for up to 11 hours on Sunday, September 27th, from 12:01 AM (approximately midnight on Saturday) to 11:00 AM Sunday morning due to system upgrades.

Information Technology Services (ITS) Helpdesk
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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost for Provost Rifkin

Dear Faculty and Staff:

On behalf of Provost Rifkin, I am pleased to invite you to a presentation by Ms. Ulrike Leibrecht, Managing Director of CEPA Europe, an organization offering customized educational programs abroad in support of faculty-led short-term programs. Ms. Leibrecht will speak on the advantages of a partnership with CEPA and on the development of academically focused faculty-led program opportunities in Europe, Asia, and Brazil. Staff who are considering the development of non-credit short-term travel programs for students are also encouraged to attend.

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Yom Kippur Services

Contributed by Kayla Reisman on 09/23/2015 

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 Join Hillel for Yom Kippur Services!

Yom Kippur

  • Tuesday, September 22nd: Evening service 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 23rd: Morning service 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 23rd: Meditative Walk and Contemplative Practice in Nature 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 23rd: Afternoon/Evening Service 6:30pm 
  • Break Fast to follow 7:45 pm

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Ithaca Dining Services would like to thank everyone who has donated to our donation drive! We partnered with local DJ, Chris Allinger, for his final Walkin' the Country tour for the BackPack Program. On Friday, we were able to present Chris with a total of $4,062.65! This total alone can provide 1,354 BackPacks for children of Tompkins County who are in need. 

Stay tuned as we gear up for Food Frenzy!, our annual food vendor showcase, on October 1st. This will close drive...let's end it with a bang!

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It's an annual tradition! A fun, relaxed and social get together for all LGBTQ and allied students to meet each other, our campus chaplains, and students from the chapel communities - Wednesday September 30, 4-6pm in Muller Chapel.

Great Chocolate of all kinds! Great Conversation with the Chaplains & Students from the Chapel Communities. Sponsored by The IC Chaplains and the LGBT Center

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On Friday , October 2 at 4pm in the Park Auditorium there will be a screening of a new film documenting Professor Kathleen Mulligan’s “Voices of Partition” project and the creation of the original theatre piece Dagh Dagh Ujala (This Stained Dawn).

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 With the Pope's visit to Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia this week the Catholic Community would like to invite you to a couple of events where we will be live streaming what the Pope is doing.

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Seniors, see you there!

Contributed by Alyssa Cooper on 09/22/2015 

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Don't miss the Senior Class Celebration & IC Donor Reception.

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Submitted on behalf Benjamin Rifkin, Provost & VPEA

Please join me on Thursday, October 1 for the first Faculty Colloquium of the academic year and the first Faculty Scholarship, Research, and Creative Inquiry Fair. 

Gwen Seaquist, J.D., Professor and Coordinator of Legal Studies, School of Business, will be presenting “Independent Contractor or Employee: Financial and Legal Implications,” which is co-authored by Alka Bramhandkar, Professor, Department of Finance and International Business, and Marlene Barken, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Studies. 

Dr. Seaquist has a JD degree from the University of Mississippi Law School and was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School.  She recently finished her fourth textbook: Labor Relations, Bridgepoint Education, Inc.           

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Wednesday, September 23, 3:00-4:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center  (Register here) Walk-ins welcome.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Civic Engagement Present:
What about service learning matters?  Using a taxonomy to identify variables to improve research and practice
With Julie Hatcher and Tom Hahn

Webinar from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM (Register Here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Faculty and staff are encouraged to self-nominate for service on self-study committees associated with our Middle States accreditation process. Student self-nominations will be solicited after the Spring 2016 course schedule is published so spring course schedules can be taken into account. Self-study committees will begin their work in Spring 2016 and should complete their responsibilities by the end of Spring 2017. 

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IC Circle K International held their first meeting on September 2nd,making dozens of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to donate to a local homeless shelter. With both new and returning members, the student organization is excited to continue their work as IC's collegiate Key Club, focusing on community service, leadership development, and friendship. Andrea Wollin, '17, this year’s Vice-President, states, “Circle K is known for helping out the community, but it has become much more than that to me, because by giving back I have gained a greater understanding of how much this wonderful community has helped me grow and mature as an individual.”

The intersection of personal development and volunteerism is clear in Circle K, where the organization maintains traditions such as playing Bingo with residents of Longview Assisted Living each Monday.

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As many of you are already aware, Dr. Shaianne Osterreich has decided to step away from the Ithaca Seminar program after six years of outstanding leadership. As a result, a three year appointment (with possibility of renewal) as Ithaca Seminar Coordinator is open to interested faculty. The person in this position provides leadership in the ongoing oversight, faculty development, and assessment of the Ithaca Seminar, oversees the first year ICC kickoff events, and works collaboratively with the Director of the ICC and faculty and staff across campus on Ithaca Seminar scheduling and programming. A detailed list of job responsibilities is available from the Vice Provost for Academic Programs (


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 "How have the effects of colonialism influenced our lives today? What is the distinction between Hispanic and Latino/a? Since those terms refer to cultural heritage, what race do Latino individuals identify with? How does white privilege, machismo, and cisgender privilege shape identity?"- Kat Lazo, Expanding the Conversation Within

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Join us for the Work/Life Presentation of Sleep Success: It's not what you think! As a counseling health psychologist, Assistant Professor Jessye Cohen-Filipic has worked with many people who are having sleep problems. In this presentation she will discuss briefly the importance of sleep and then focus on sleep hygiene and strategies for getting a good night’s sleep. Jessye will offer tips on improving your sleeping environment, relaxing before bedtime, and getting on a good sleep schedule.

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The Division of Enrollment Management invites you to celebrate Martha Gray’s 27 years of service to Ithaca College at a reception on September 24th from 2:00pm- 4:00pm in Clark Lounge.  

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