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The Blood drive will run from 10 to 5 pm. You can stop by our table in Campus center all this week from 10 to 2 in the  lobby by  the information desk. Or  email Walk-Ins the day of the drive are welcome to you just may have await!

 We will be taking Double Red Blood cell donation 4 every hour too till 5pm.


The Bone Marrow registration  will run from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm December 10th the day of the blood drive in the Emerson Suites. You will be able to register as a Bone Marrow donor. All you have to do is a  simple swab of the check and answer some question. Stop by on the 10th of December to help save a life!

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Contributed on behalf of Marisa Kelly, Provost

I am delighted to announce that the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has formally accepted Ithaca College's most recent report, the Periodic Review Report (PRR) we submitted in June 2013. Acting at their November 21st meeting, the Commission also reaffirmed our accreditation, and gave us a commendation for the quality of our PRR process. This is a wonderful achievement, and a major step in maintaining a positive ongoing relationship with Middle States, our regional accrediting agency.

The Periodic Review Report documented our performance over the past five years in meeting regional accreditation standards related to assessment, planning and budgeting. The PRR also documented progress on recommendations resulting from our 2008 self-study and Middle States team visit. These recommendations asked us to take action in five particular areas: institutional effectiveness, college-wide assessment processes, general education curriculum, administrative support of assessment, and student learning outcomes assessment.

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If you have time available during final exam week and can give us a three hour block of time for proctoring exams, please contact us.

This may be a good time for you to get some grading or reading done and, at the same time, provide a valuable service to the IC community. We can ask your deans and supervisors for release time, if necessary.

If you're interested, please contact Kelly Charnley for more information. She can be reached at or 274-1257.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

The Staff at Student Disability Services

This is a reminder that Ithaca College Policy 2.1.4 states that “only items pertaining to College business may be sent through the campus mail system.”

Personal packages should be sent to your home address. The Mail Service department should not be expected to handle, sort and send notifications for personal packages. Some examples of this include cell phones and/or accessories, personal book orders, wine orders, LTD and other miscellaneous packages that are not business related. This does not apply to Resident Directors.

All personal mail may be dropped off at the following locations: Phillips Hall Post Office, mail collection box outside Campus Center, mail collection box across from Sub Connection in the Towers Concourse, or left at your home address for your mail courier to pick up.

Additionally, outgoing pre-paid personal parcels must be dropped off at the Phillips Hall Post Office from 8:30am - 2:30pm or the Mail Center from 8:30am-3:15pm.

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Congratulations to Carin Pracht ’14, on her recent achievement of earning Microsoft Certifications for Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

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The LGBT Center Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series will show the documentary “How to Survive a Plague” — the story of how activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition — on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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The Ithaca College Department of Speech Langauge Pathology and Audiology was well represented at the 2013 American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention held in Chicago from Nov. 14-16. 

More than a dozen students and faculty members for IC presented at the convention, which is considered one of the top conferences for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. 

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 Join us on December 5 in The VIP lounge at the A & E Center from 9AM-3PM for a workshop on how to use the IPad as an assistive technology device. 

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IC Bustrip to NYC December 7th

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Thursday, December 5, 2013
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Elia Kacapyr, Professor of Economics, will discuss how he has increased engagement in the classroom by adding more time for in-class discussion and problem solving. He will describe his process for recording short videos using Camtasia to deliver the content normally covered in lectures and share how he restructured or “flipped” his course.
(Register Here)

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The Work/Life Mission Series "Gaining the Edge on Diabetes" would like to present our last series workshop... 

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Composer Jorge Grossmann (Assistant Professor, School of Music) has been awarded a commission from Harvard University’s Fromm Music Foundation in the amount of $12,000, which will fund the composition of a new work for piano and electronic sounds.

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The holiday season is often a time when most of us forget about eating healthy and indulge in all the holiday treats like cookies, casseroles and cakes! But remember, sticking to your healthy eating and exercise routine through the busy schedules and holiday feasts is an ideal way to look and feel better once the holidays pass.

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U.S. PIRG is a federation of state-based, nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations that work for the public interest on a range of issues. The organization focuses on finding good ideas and pushing for real change, even when a powerful interest stands in the way.  When U.S. PIRG Campus Organizers fight for the public, they stand up to some of America's most powerful special interests, from Wall Street to Big Oil, from the Auto Industry to Super PACs.

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Members of the campus community are invited to gather at Muller Chapel at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to offer support to one another and share their thoughts and prayers following the automobile accident that claimed the life of one Ithaca College student and injured three others. The chaplains and professional staff from the Counseling Center will be available during and after the gathering.

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MLK Celebration 2014: A Single Garment of Destiny  A Day On, Not A Day Off  January 20, 2014

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Join us on Thursday, December 5, from 2:35 – 3:50 p.m. in Williams Hall 323, as The School of Business welcomes Paul Hilton from Trillium Asset Management, LLC., to discuss this topic and “How to Combine Performance and Impact for the Next Generation.”


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It is with a great deal of sadness that I inform the Ithaca College community of an automobile accident that has claimed the life of one of our students and left three others injured.

While returning from Thanksgiving break in Massachusetts late last evening, Michael N. Clark was killed when the car he was driving swerved to avoid a deer and overturned on Rt. 88 near Cobleskill, New York. Michael was a junior English major from Boxborough, Massachusetts.

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Last weekend Nicholas Walker, Professor of Double Bass, taught double bass at three midwest music centers, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and Carnegie Mellon University. 

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Signup for Road Trips to the Real World to learn about career opportunities while visiting organizations in major east-coast cities including Boston, New York, D.C. & Philadelphia.

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