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"–What exactly does ‘a Hispanic’ look like? Do I need to look like Juan Valdez and sell Folgers in a T.V. commercial, sift my fingers through Colombian coffee beans I picked myself, sitting on the back of my reliable mule, Conchita, next to a brokedown Chiva in an oversized sombrero,– for me to “look” Latino? or look like “a Hispanic” as you say? And what is “a Hispanic” exactly?" (Carlos Andres Gomez, Juan Valdez)

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Go Paperless & Win!

Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 09/17/2015 

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Delta Dental is giving members an incentive to go paperless- through September 30, 2015 when members opt for electronic dental benefit statement notifications in lieu of mailed statements they will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a tablet of their choice with a value of up to $500. Visit Delta Dental to learn how to go paperless and win!


Submitted on behalf of Marc Israel, Assistant Provost for Finance and Administrative Operations:

Faculty are encouraged to review new guidelines pertaining to requesting internal funding from the provost’s office.   

Significant changes include new applications and fixed deadlines for the Academic  Challenge and Mini-Grant funding.  

The new deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Selection Process:  November 1st Deadline (for grants whose funds must be used between December 1 and May 31).
  • Spring Selection Process:  May 1st Deadline (for grants whose funds must be used between June 1 and November 30).

Please review the new guidelines and restrictions by visiting the Office of the Provost – Information for Faculty – Internal Grants at


Questions may be directed to Karen Emnett, Assistant to the Provost/Office Manager at


Field Study is a selection of photographs and videos that examine the indelible relationship between humans and nature.

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As a follow-up to comments made by Nancy Pringle at the All College Meeting on Thursday, August 20th, we are asking all staff employees to complete an Individual Development Plan in consultation with their supervisor.  The original deadline of September 30th has been extended to October 30th.  

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is an organized approach to professional development.  IDPs have long been used as a tool to help employees develop their skills and achieve their goals.

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Saturday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so we’re getting ahead of argh-selves and celebratin’ on Friday.

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Contributed on behalf of Bonny Griffith

It is with very mixed emotions that I share the news that Kris Miller, Director of Creative Services in the Office of Marketing Communications, has accepted a position at the University of San Francisco. Her last day at IC will be Thursday, October 8.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence invites you to join the Fall 2015 reading group, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom.
Dates: TBD

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Alumni, Students, Parents, and other Professionals: Join the IC Mentoring Network

Announcing our NEW Multicultural and LGBTQ discussion forums

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Do you want more out of life? Do you want to inspire and lead others to do the same

This presentation is for the "go getters and go givers" who are ready to change their life as a spectator for that of someone who lives a #FrontRowLife. Jon Vroman is a nationally acclaimed speaker and will be coming to share his ideas about living a Front Row Lifestyle and will be promoting the Front Row Clubs around the country. Come to Emerson Suites at 7:00 next Monday the 21st for an opportunity to learn from Jon and share amazing ideas with your peers.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Tyler Reighn at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

ICHired, Ithaca College's new portal for posting jobs, internships, fellowships and experiential learning opportunities, has been live to recruiting organizations for 48 days and Career Services is happy to report that it is having immediate and significant impact on the number of opportunities available to IC students and alumni.

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Matthew Klemm, Associate Professor of History, presented a paper entitled "The Healing Power of Words, Thoughts, and Intentions According to Peter of Abano (d. 1316)."

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The IC Library having some hosting problems with, so our website is now available at this new address:

Ron Gilmour
Web Services Librarian
Ithaca College Library

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Join us for an engaging and informative webinar with national transgender business expert Vanessa Sheridan. Vanessa has been writing, speaking, and providing corporate consulting/training services on transgender issues since 1991, helping organizations to become transgender inclusive and gender authentic.  This is part of a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. This is an hour-long webinar followed by a 30 minute discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Transgender Issues in the Workplace: What you need to know

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern 
(Time includes optional 30 minute discussion period)
Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room

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Wednesday September 16 | 12:00 – 3:30pm (attend as your schedule permits)
Center for Faculty Excellence. Gannett 316
(Register here) Walk-in Welcomed

Join the event as you are able to attend. See the full agenda here.

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Most of us would say no. However, we are often not sure how to improve our sleep. In fact, many of us try strategies that are actually detrimental to good sleep.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

Ithaca College Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the Fall 2015 College Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. Convened by the Office of International Programs, the Office of Faculty Excellence, and the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement, the Symposium will take place on Monday, 28 September 2015 from 3pm to 6pm in the Clark Lounge. (Faculty who have teaching obligations may arrive late.)

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders for Provost RifkinDear 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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Carlos Andres Gomez

Contributed by RahK Lash on 09/15/2015 

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"Carlos, what's genocide? Your books leave out Emmett Till and Medgar Evers; Call themselves World History and don't mention King Leopold or diamond mines; call themselves "Politics in the Modern World" and don't mention Apartheid." - (Carlos Andres Gomez, What's Genocide?)

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The Hammond Health Center will be closed from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 so that our staff can attend mandatory training. No services will be available during this time.

As always, if you have a medical emergency, call 911.

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