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The Office of Civic Engagement will support up to five faculty to participate in the Global Service-Learning Institute, November 5-7 at Stella Maris Retreat Center in Skaneateles, NY. If you currently use service-learning pedagogy in an international setting, or you are considering it, this institute offers a unique opportunity to develop effective strategies and vet them through a peer review process.

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On the heels of Tutor Appreciation Week and in celebration of Disability Awareness Month​, Student Accessibility Services (formerly Student Disability Services) and Tutoring Services (formerly Academic Enrichment Services) would like to invite the campus community to  a Student Accessibility Services/Tutoring Services Open House, Friday, October 24th from 9am-11am in 110 Towers Concourse.  


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Ford Hall—The School of Music’s largest performance venue—received an extensive renovation this past summer, with vast improvements to the acoustics, interior design, and functionality.

▶ See the new hall: View the Ford Hall Renovation photo gallery 
▶ Hear the new acoustics: Check out the expanded webcasting schedule
▶ Attend a concert: Visit the School of Music's concert calendar 

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is inviting tenured faculty from across campus to apply for the position of Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE).

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High on the hill in Collegetown last Thursday, June 12, in front of a standing-room-only crowd, members of the Ithaca College School of Music Jazz faculty—including Michael Titlebaum (saxophone), Greg Evans (drum set), and Nicholas Walker (double bass)—played side-by-side with the Ithaca High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Treat, an IC School of Music alum.

A unique opportunity for both groups, the concert featured compositions by Ithaca College Jazz Studies Director Michael Titlebaum, Ithaca College Professor Emeritus Steve Brown, and Ithaca High School students Soren Jung and Kieran Loehr, as well as works by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Machito, Rogers & Heart, Bob Shaut, and Pat Metheny.   

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April 30-May 1
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are welcome to attend and learn about the research that they have conducted this year. 


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

View other IC Events here.

Attention faculty, staff, and students: Do you play mandolin, bazouki, guitar, fiddle, flute, whistle, recorder, banjo, drum, bass, dulcimer, harmonica, or accordion, even just a little bit? Come join us on Friday afternoon for some fun folk. Fridays 4-6, near the Fish Bowl. 

Fans of traditional music, bring a book or a friend and come hang out in the IC pub to listen. 

We'll be hosting a contra dance on campus on the evening of Friday, May 2. Stay tuned for details!!!

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 All are welcome to hear what students have been working on for their honors research.

Thursday, April 24    
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112
Reception at 3:45 p.m., CNS 1st floor foyer.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

View other IC Events here.


Julius LucksCornell University

April 17
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are welcome to attend.


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Peter Melcher (Biology) presented a talk at the American Society of Plant Biology Northeastern sectional meeting in Rhode Island, March 30th, 2014.

Title of talk "A new approach to measure hydraulic resistance in plants"

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M Lot at the Athletics and Events Center will be closed for event parking Wednesday, Feb 19 through Saturday, Feb 22.  All Faculty/Staff and Students that utilize this lot will need to plan accordingly around this week’s event. SASP will be present and the lots will be barricaded prior to each event, any cars left over night will be ticketed and towed.  

Ithaca College will be hosting UNYSCSA Swimming and Diving Conference Championships. 

Ticket & Spectator Information
IC Faculty/Staff/Students with ID: FREE
All Session Pass: $65
Day Pass: $20
Single Session or ½ day pass: $12

Come out and support Bombers Swimming and Diving!!






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Jean C. Hardwick, Shannon E. Ryan (’12), Eric Beaumont, Jeffrey L. Ardell, E. Marie Southerland, Dynamic remodeling of the guinea pig intrinsic cardiac plexus induced by chronic myocardial infarction, Autonomic Neuroscience, Available online 31 October 2013, ISSN 1566-0702,

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Department Newsletter: 2013    (PDF)

Printed copies are available by request. 
Just let Nancy Pierce know, 274-3161.

One of the winners of the Thirty-Fourth Annual American Book Awards is Will Alexander's Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat published by Essay Press, of which Writing Department Associate Professor Catherine Taylor is a Founding Editor.

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Newest Research Findings Hit the Media:

Learn and read more about Andy's work here.

Kathleen Mulligan (Department of Theatre Arts) has been named a recipient of The International Alliance of Women (TIAW) World of Difference Award for her project "Wheels for Women", which benefits the residents of the Sakhi Shelter for victims of domestic violence in Kerala, India.

"Each year, through the TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards, The International Alliance for Women recognizes up to 100 extraordinary women – and men - from around the world who have contributed to the economic empowerment of women. This impressive group includes recipients from six continents who have supported women’s economic empowerment across a wide range of circumstances, from small communities to large cities, from rural areas the developing world to the business capitals of the developed world.  What they have in common is their outstanding commitment to better the world through the economic empowerment of women." (TIAW Website)

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Sarah Brylinksy, Communications Management and Design ’08, recognized in Sierra Magazine for her “Aha Moment” here at IC.

Below is an excerpt from her interview:

A couple of months into a freshman seminar, Sarah Brylinsky sat through a PowerPoint presentation. It wasn't much more than a series of line charts from a 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. But the charts had pluck. Their lines were fire engine red, and they rose fervently up, up, following the perilous trajectory of greenhouse gas concentrations and surface temperatures. The final slide was just a quote from David A. King, the former chief scientific adviser to the British government: "In my view, climate change is the most severe problem that we are facing today--more serious even than the threat of terrorism."

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This month, Ithaca College Summer Music Academy (SMA) celebrated the conclusion of its third successful year. Having enrolled 381 participants—an increase of 19% from 2012—SMA students hailed from 18 states and six foreign countries, including Argentina, Canada, China, Japan, Morocco, and Taiwan. The SMA expanded to offer new programs this year, including an International Division, Performance Track, and Jazz Institute, which each added to the success and prominence of the Academy.

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Wendy Dann, assistant professor of directing at Ithaca College, and Sarah Pickett, assistant professor of sound design and composition at Carnegie-Mellon University, combined forces this summer to workshop a new play: The Liberator: a play with music and machinery.  Ithaca College alumni and students joined local actors, Dann and Pickett for a week in July on the IC campus, supported by an Ithaca College Creative Project Grant.

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Lawrence Doebler, professor of performance studies and director of choral activities at the School of Music, will be retiring at the end of the semester after 35 years with Ithaca College.

To celebrate Mr. Doebler's time here, the School of Music will hold a reception in his honor on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the in TC Lounge on the 14th floor of the East Tower (formerly the Tower Club). 

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