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Next up in our series of event spotlights for MLK Week 2017 are two events happening on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017; the MLK Scholars Civil Rights Tour Presentation and the MLK film and discussion.

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The Ithaca chapter of Writers Resist will host "Justice for All: A Writers Resist Reading" on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the First Unitarian Church in Ithaca. The reading will feature IC alumnus Dubian Ade and IC faculty members Christine Kitano, Raza Rumi, and Saviana Stanescu, among others. The event is free and open to everyone.

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The sophomore class council is looking for a new adviser! SCC plans events for the sophomore class, whether that be a de-stress event during finals or a movie night! Your role as adviser is to guide them into making the best decisions for the student organization. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Lynn Pierce.


 Catherine Taylor published a portfolio of her writing in the current issue of VERSE (Volume 33, Numbers 1-3), an annual literary journal published by the University of Georgia and the University of Richmond. The writing, entitled "Inanimate Subjects," is an excerpt from her forthcoming book, You, Me, and the Violence.


Parking Services Announces a Major Customer Service Enhancement Upgrade to its Parking Management System.

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The next event spotlight for MLK Week 2017 is to reveal our fantastic slate of educational workshops! This year, we will be examining our theme, “The Ultimate Weakness of Violence” through a variety of engaging and thoughtful lenses. We are offering workshops at three different times through the week.

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DIIS will be upgrading the College's Internet connection on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 7th starting at 9:00pm and continuing through 3:00am on Sunday, Jan. 8th.

The objective is to improve reliability and performance by replacing outdated equipment and increasing our capacity to 2 Gigabit/Sec. The upgrade will impact the ability to access many systems and services (Outlook email, Sakai, myHome, Parnassus, etc.) based on whether you are on or off campus. See the chart of system availability for details.

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Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Allison Meyer, and Gordon Rowland published an article on their study of powerful learning experiences and Suzuki music teachers in the International Journal of Education & the Arts. The article can be found at



Gordon Rowland co-edited a book with Allison Carr-Chellman (Dean, School of Education, University of Idaho) called Issues in technology, learning and instructional design: Classic and contemporary debates (2017, Routledge).

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The new wireless networks, IthacaCollege and IthacaCollege-Guest, have been operating reliably since late November, so DIIS has now scheduled the shut down of the old networks (ICAirnet and ICAirnet-Secure) for Wednesday, January 11th at 8:00 AM.

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The south section of M-Lot (A&E Center lot) will be closed as reserved event parking on Friday, January 6 until 4 p.m., and until 8 a.m. only on Saturday, January 7.  Individuals who typically park in this location are asked to use other parking options, including all other sections of M-Lot which will continue to be available for normal use.  Individuals requiring a handicapped accommodation can access the reserved area by speaking to the lot attendant.

Do you love leadership? Do you have a really awesome presentation or idea you want to share? Is your department or student organization sponsoring a program in Block 1 that focuses on one of the three leadership areas (Leading Self, Others, or in a Diverse World)? 

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DIIS will be upgrading the College's Internet connection on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 7th starting at 9:00pm and continuing through 3:00am on Sunday, Jan. 8th.

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Please mark your calendars for the All College Meeting that will be held Thursday, January 19, from 9:00 to 11:00a.m. in the Emerson Suites of the Campus Center.

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Both locations will be closed from 9am-11am while staff attend the Finance and Administration All-Division meeting.

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The offices within the division of finance and administration will be participating in an all-division meeting on January 4, 9:00 - 11:00 am.  Please note, services may be limited during that time.



Please stop by the Budget Office between 1:00 and 3:00pm on Friday, January 6, 2017, to wish Sarah Kane farewell as she leaves Ithaca College.

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On November 20, 2016, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies Rebecca Lesses presented a paper on “Gender and mysticism in ancient Judaism.” She spoke in a panel organized by the Mysticism, Esotericism, and Gnosticism in Antiquity section. 

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Naeem Inayatullah (and David Blaney, Macalester College) published “The Costs of Weaponizing Emancipatory Politics: Constituting what is Constitutive of Capitalism" in, Spectrum: Journal of Global Studies, 8(1), 2016, pp. 46-69.  

The article asks whether capitalism's relation to racism, sexism, colonialism, ecological plunder, and Eurocentrism is logically necessary or merely historically correlative.

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The first event spotlight for MLK Week 2017 is our keynote speaker. We are very excited to welcome Dr. Russell Rickford to the IC campus as the MLK Week keynote for the 2017 celebration.

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