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Deborah Meier will be giving a presentation at Cornell (120 Physical Sciences Building, 245 East Avenue) on Monday, December 9th from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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 David Turkon (anthropology) co-organized and participated in a roundtable, and completed term as chair or research group, at annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

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On Wednesday and Thursday December 4th and 5th from 9am-3pm in the North Foyer (lobby area outside of Emerson Suites) there will be a Holiday Sale hosted by the store in the commons Ten Thousand Villages and one of Ithaca College’s volunteer service organizations Circle K International!

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 It's cold outside! Don't hike across campus for a hot cup of coffee!

The Library Café opens today, offering Starbucks coffee, Tazo tea, baked goods, fresh fruit, and more! Our regular hours of operation will be 4:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight, Sunday - Thursday. 

Now you don’t have to lose your seat while you study!

The Campus Store will be holding our annual Customer Appreciation Sale December 9th and 10th during regular business hours!!

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Winter Session, Jan. 6 – Jan. 17
BALLROOM: Waltz & Foxtrot (Beginner Level)
MWF 4pm-5:15pm Fitness Center Aerobics Room
No partner needed – meet people!

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The Caring and Sharing Committee's Holiday Drive has begun and there are several ways you can help!

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A new webseries highlighting the Skip Landen Golden Doorknob Awards premieres this week on www.knobontrial.com. The series, Murder Trial of the Golden Doorknob, debuts on December 5 and features work from numerous student filmmakers and Park School courses.

Last year Prof. Steve Gordon created an assignment for his Program Development class -- package the Golden Doorknob films for distribution. A student team led by Ben Ratner ’14, who is also the producer of the webseries, pitched a concept about a doorknob that goes on trial of murder with select Golden Doorknob films used as evidence in the case.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has been named to the editorial board of Film Quarterly.

One of the most internationally prestigious and authorative academic journals in film, Film Quarterly was founded in 1958.  It features scholarly articles, interviews, festival reports, and book reviews exploring international cinema, Hollywood, documentary, experimental work, animation, independent film, and emerging media.  Film Quarterly is published by the University of California Press.

 

 If you are teaching next semester and are considering a new technology for your courses, ITS is offering two information sessions which will be held in the Technology Learning Center in Friends 101.

Monday, December 9th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

  • Turnitin: Turnitin is more than just originality checking software.  It is integrated with Sakai and allows you to do paperless grading on your computer or an iPad. There is also a peer-review feature. <Register>

Thursday, December 12th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Turning Technologies: ITS supports this student response system. Come get an overview on how it works and how you can use it to engage or assess your students. <Register>

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For your convenience during this busy time of the semester, the Center for Print Production is open 7 am - 6 pm (M-F) from December 2 - 20, 2013.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s “Thank You for Making a Difference” peer-to-peer appreciation program was a resounding success with record numbers of employees using the power of "Thank You"! 

In recognition of the kind-hearted spirit of this campus, and understanding that many employees were away for the entire week of Thanksgiving break, the Bookstore will reinstate coupon redemption from Wednesday, December 4 – 6, 2013!

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The large number of students using test accommodations through Student Disability Services during finals week necessitates careful planning for adequate test space, proctors, readers, scribes, and to ensure test security.
Faculty can assist SDS staff by observing the following procedures:

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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 redcross@ithaca.edu. 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 kcharnley@ithaca.edu 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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