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When: Tuesday 2/9/16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: A&E Center VIP Room

Who: All Ithaca College staff members who are willing to listen openly, respect differing opinions, and to engage in discussion while sharing ideas and constructive feedback are encouraged to attend.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present readings by three acclaimed authors in the Spring 2016 Distinguished Visiting Writers Series: poet Vijay Seshadri, memoirist Abigail Thomas, and fiction writer Percival Everett.

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 SPEAKING INTERSECTIONS is a dynamic reading of black feminist queer immigrant literature.  Speaking truth to power, Haitian-American theatre artist (and alumna, class of '02) Lenelle Moïse performs original poems, essays and monologues to illuminate the intersection of race, class, gender, spirit and sexuality.  

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Posted on behalf of Tom Grape ’80, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and David Lissy ’87, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees.

This message is the first of many that we will be providing to the campus community to keep you apprised of the presidential search process. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible at each step along the way to identifying the next president of Ithaca College. Very soon we will be launching a presidential search website which we will use for all matters related to that search, from these beginning steps through the bringing of finalists to campus.

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The Ithaca College Board of Trustees charged Provost Rifkin to convene a task force to review and suggest changes to the structure of shared governance at Ithaca College.  In its resolution, the Board of Trustees asked that the task force consist of students, faculty, and staff.  The task force met for the first time on Thursday, January 28. The Task Force has decided that, in an effort to truly make this an inclusive process, we want and need the input from all members of the Ithaca College community.  

We have crafted a brief survey that will be helpful to us as we begin our work.  We value your input and appreciate you taking time to share your opinion in this brief survey.

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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival will host its kick-off event with a one-time only screening of the internationally acclaimed hit feature narrative film SHAH (Pakistan, 2015). The screening is Sunday February 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Cinemapolis.

The first 50 people to arrive at the screening will be treated with free admission to this very special international event. SHAH trailer (in Urdu) here. The FLEFF screening will have English subtitles.

Adnan Sarwar, the film’s producer, director, screenwriter, actor, and composer, will be present at the screening.  Raza Rumi, City of Asylum Writer in Residence for the Ithaca College Honors Program, will moderate the post-screening discussion.

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All faculty are invited to an informal gathering of folks on campus interested in SoTL. This gathering (and future ones) will be called eponomously—SoTL in a Bottle—as we share ideas and drinks at The Argos Inn during happy hour (4:30PM - 5:30PM). In addition to convivial hilarity, we will share our SotL ideas, projects, woes, stumbling blocks, and successes. The idea is to bring awareness and foster connections in our growing community of scholarly teachers and SoTL researchers. The next SOTL in a Bottle will be Friday, February 12, 4:30-5:30PM at the Argos Inn. 

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Due to the increase in activity in Human Resources this month, our Weight Watchers meeting is being relocated on February 9th to the large conference room (PRW 137) behind the Admissions reception desk in Peggy Williams Center.

 

Please refer to the Intercom story dated 2/4/2016 for more information about our WW meetings...and join us!

Click here to view Plum Benefits February Entertainment Guide featuring offers from Walt Disney World ResortUniversal OrlandoSeaWorld Orlando and more.

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The first weekend of the spring semester was an exciting time for game developers at Ithaca College. The Global Game Jam, taking place from January 29th to the 31st, took place at event sites in 93 countries all over the world, including at Ithaca College.

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Leigh Ann Vaughn presented a poster co-authored with Emma Hayden (Psychology BA, 2015). This poster included Ms. Hayden’s honors thesis research, and it was about psychological need support, regulatory focus, and self-compassion.

 

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Ellie Fulmer, Assistant Professor of Education, recently published an article in Dragon Lode, the children’s literature journal of the International Literacy Association. The piece, titled, “Swimming with Flotsam: Peri-Postmodernism and the Postmodern Picturebook” explores a new subgenre of postmodern children’s literature, what she calls, “peri-postmodernism.” The article centers on the chief tenets of this subgenre, as explored through the responses of early adolescents, using David Wiesner’s award-winning text Flotsam (2006) as a case study.

The Department of Writing's Handwerker Reading Series invites you to come celebrate creative writing on campus with fiction readings by Asst. Professor Linda Godfrey and sophomore Writing major Khin Chan Myae Maung, to be followed by Stillwater Magazine's open mic reading event, all starting at 6:00pm in the Handwerker Gallery (Gannett Center) on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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The Ithaca Shakespeare Company presents the third production in their series of Shakespeare's history plays.

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Here’s a practical webinar that gives you step-by-step advice for developing a set of skills that will guide you to success in your management career. You’ll gain tips and advice for managing your employees, organizing a productive team, and delivering results.

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Take advantage of the semester's first few weeks of concerts at the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; some highlights are featured below.

More than 30 web-streamed performances are available live and on demand this semester at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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Dave Gondek (Biology). “Local professor weighs in on Zika outbreak”. Ithaca Journal. February 3, 2016View the PDF here.

Photo by Kelsey O'Connor

 

Biology Seminar: February 11

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 02/04/2016 

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Sarah Refi Hind, Boyce Thompson Institute

"The tomato receptor FLAGELLIN-SENSING 3 perceives flgII-28 and activates immune signaling"

February 11   
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.

View other IC Events here.

The Office of Human Resources invites you to participate in a 2-hour session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of the hiring manager.

Topics for this training session address important components of an inclusive search and selection process: beginning with building diverse pools, navigating the hiring system, assembling your search committee, inclusivity in the selection process, crafting interview questions, the on-campus visit through onboarding for success.

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The 7th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us for this annual event that explores and celebrates the notion of community and diversity. This year’s event promises to be really special as we explore the topic of Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Higher Education, our guest speaker is Dr. Derald Wing Sue.

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