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 Dr. Jesse Kleingardner (Chemistry IC' 06), Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow with the Ithaca College Chemistry Department, has been appointed in a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the Chemistry Department of Messiah College, starting in August of 2015. Congratulations, Jesse!

The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its Faculty-in-Residence program in the academic year, 2015-2016.  The program will bring together 3 to 5 faculty members who have proposed a program of study, reflection, planning, and action related to some aspect of faculty excellence and development.  Successful proposals will link faculty interests to Ithaca College initiatives and have a potential impact beyond the faculty member’s own discipline or department.   Proposals are especially welcome that address scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), diversity, undergraduate scholarship, research, and creative inquiry, interdisciplinary, career development, and digital humanities. Each Resident will work on a proposed project and meet regularly with the other Residents and CFE Director for discussion, planning, and collaboration.

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The holiday shopping season has begun and if you are still struggling with what to get that "hard-to-shop-for" person on your list... STOP! Let your Personal Assistant do the work for you!

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that the Gannett Center is now in the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and December 15th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking for feedback on any issues.

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The events of recent weeks across the country and here in Ithaca have affected each of us in the Ithaca College community. Many students, staff, and faculty have been experiencing feelings of loss, confusion, sadness, and anger.  Healing begins when we can share our reactions with each other, and have those reactions heard.  Student Affairs and Campus Life and The Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness want to remind you that support is here for you.

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Harriet Malinowitz, Lecturer in the Department of Writing, has published an article on about violent, racist repression in the U.S. and in Israel/Palestine – and on the impunity enjoyed by those who represent the “law” in both places.

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Are you getting a laptop replaced as part of Technology Renewal for Spring 2015? If you are, you have a great opportunity to bring the laptop to ITS for replacement early in the semester!

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Assistant Professor Steve Gordon served as co-producer of The Santa Con. The film premieres on Lifetime on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. and will re-air throughout the weekend.

Gordon teamed up with Melissa Joan Hart, who directed and starred in the film.

Jake Witterschein '15 and Clinton Butler '15 worked as production assistants.

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Kristin Schultz and Taylor Flynn, both IMC juniors, have been awarded a Media Fellows Scholarship from Washington Media Scholars.

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Join Ithaca College as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during our MLK Campus-Wide Celebration Event! On Monday, January 19, 2015, students, staff, faculty and community members will honor Dr. King by coming together to discuss the relevance of his work today.

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All members of the campus community are invited to attend the open interviews and presentation sessions by our finalists for the position of Case Manager. The Case Manager will work within the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life to enhance our Assisting Students At Risk Initiative. This program serves to identify, track, and intervene with students who are experiencing distress due to health, academic, and other related concerns.

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The Caring and Sharing Committee's Holiday Drive is in full swing and there are several ways you can still help.

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***Due to weather and sensitive road conditions, Snyder's talk has been postponed until Thursday, February 5th, 6pm.



The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to invite local artist/photographer Laurie Snyder to share her artistic practice in a presentation called ART IS HARD on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m..

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With a winter storm forecast to impact the region over the next several days, we want to take this opportunity to remind the campus community of our closing policies and procedures. As per the Ithaca College Policy Manual, weather conditions, no matter how extreme, normally will not close the college when classes are in session. Individual classes or specific activities may be delayed or canceled without an official closing.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Sherry Deckman, Assistant Professor, Department of Education; Joslyn Brenton, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology; Ali Erkan, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Computer Science; Judith Ross-Bernstein, Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Excellence.

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As one of the top scholars on the subject of lynching and mob violence in the post-Civil War U.S. South, the Journal of American History invited Dr. Trotti  to contribute a response to an essay by historian Michael Pfeifer. In "The Multiple States and Fields of Lynching Scholarship" Journal of American History 101(December 2014): 852-3. Dr Trotti offers a review and critique of Dr. Pfeifer's essay “At the Hands of Parties Unknown? The State of the Field of Lynching Scholarship.”  

The traffic light at the intersection of Alumni Circle and Route 96B has defaulted to a flashing yellow light due to a system malfunction. The Office of Facilities has been working with outside contractors to diagnose the problem and identify the corrective action as quickly as possible.

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 This Thursday December 11, the Catholic Community will be hosting a special Journey Into Christmas Mass at Muller Chapel. Come celebrate Christmas early with your Ithaca College family. 

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Textbook Buyback and Rental Return at the Campus Store begins Thursday the 11th.

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