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Monday, December 14, 2015 12:00- 1:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Randy Devett-McKeon, Academic Advising Center

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Stress: Its Nature and Management (3 credits) offered online during the winter intersession (January 11-22).  

All of us experience stress.  Learn about the nature of stress and how to manage it so you can achieve your optimum potential.  This course offers a personalized learning experience, with discussion, workbook activities, and projects focusing on understanding stress and making it stress work for you. 

Attributes:  ICC - Social Sciences, Theme: Mind, Body, Spirit; GE 1: Self & Society, Liberal Arts
3 credits.  HLTH 22700-01 CRN 30050.

For more information contact Deborah Wuest at

2016 MLK Celebration

Contributed by RahK Lash on 12/11/2015 

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Every January, the Ithaca College community celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a series of programs sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement & Multicultural Affairs.

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While many of us are coming back with full bellies from Thanksgiving, families across the Southern Tier still go hungry every day. Our “Season’s Eatings!” Food and Fund Drive is in full swing, so now’s your chance to help feed those in need!


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Dillingham Café will be closed Friday, December 11th, for a special event. Grab & Go offerings will still be available at Library Café and Terrace Dining Hall.

Contributed on behalf of Nancy Pringle, IC United Way Campaign Chair

Next week Ithaca College will kick-off its United Way Campaign. Please be on the lookout for the announcement in Intercom and an email containing information about accessing the online donation system, as well as options for obtaining hard copy pledge forms.

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Nominations for the Izzy Award for calendar year 2015 are now open. The annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media, named after legendary journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone, is a project of the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM).

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Dr. Matt Mogekwu, chair of the Journalism department, was a Keynote Speaker at the International Conference on Post-graduate Students’ Research on Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Southern and Eastern Africa - Positioning African Ways of Knowing and Knowledge Production in the Global Conjectures.

The conference took place in Durban, South Africa from November 20 -21, 2015. The focus of his presentation was communication strategies for spreading such knowledge.

Debaters travel to Russia

Contributed by Scott Thomson on 12/10/2015 

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 Ithaca College debaters Charlie Vaca (Accounting, 17) and Jose Escano (Legal Studies, 16)  traveled to the Russian Federation on the weekend of Dec 5 and 6 to compete in the 2015 Moscow Open Debate Tournament held by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.  The tournament was attended by students from all over the world from Indonesia to Switzerland.  Ithaca College was the only entry from the United States and finished 23rd out of the 37 teams entered.


LUNCHEON SPECIAL: A Photography Exhibition
113 N Aurora St. Ithaca, NY 14850
Thursday, December 10th at 6pm - opening reception


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The search committee for the next dean of our School of Humanities and Sciences thanks those who have participated in the numerous meetings and open presentations for our four candidates.  We are meeting on December 11 to compile feedback and present our recommendations to Provost Rifkin - and if you have attended any of these meetings, we encourage you to share your thoughts.

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The holiday season is the perfect time to experience the best that Broadway has to offer! Discover brand new hit shows and some fantastic favorites - and with PlumBenefits, you're guaranteed to have fun and save money! There's so much to enjoy — look for great deals on One World ObservatoryMadame TussaudsCircle Line Sightseeing Cruises, or hop on board Big Bus New York

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Arhlene A. Flowers, associate professor of Integrated Marketing Communications, announces the publication of her new book, Global Writing for Public Relations: Connecting in English with Stakeholders and Publics Worldwide, which was released this month by Routledge, a global publisher of academic books, journals, and online resources in the humanities and social sciences.

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Dr. Donathan Brown, assistant professor of Communication Studies and former H&S diversity fellow, has been asked to deliver another keynote address abroad, this time in Bangkok, Thailand.  The address, titled "The Global Diversity Crisis: Challenges and Expectations, will be given at the Third International Conference on Language, Literature, and Society.   

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In January, evaluation sessions will be held for student ICC portfolio submissions from the Writing Intensive, Ithaca Seminar, and Quantitative Literacy ICC requirements. Sessions begin with discussion of using the evaluation rubric, including norming activities, and evaluators then review individual student artifact submissions.

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On Friday, December 11, parking capacity in the U-Lot (Campus Center parking lot) will be reduced for the majority of the business day.  Approximately 25 U-Lot parking spaces will be blocked off as reserved event parking.  All other spaces in U-Lot, including all signed reserved spaces (e.g. handicapped, CFCU customers, etc.) will continue to be available for regular use.  The blocked spaces will return to regular use at approximately 3 p.m. 

Posted on behalf of President Rochon.

President Rochon will be holding open office hours this Friday, December 11, from 1:15-3:15p.m. for IC community members who would like to have a conversation with him.  All members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to drop by his table that will be set up near the Information Desk, just inside the Campus Center main entrance.

Additional opportunities to speak with the president during open office hours will be scheduled and shared with the community at the beginning of the spring semester. 

Ithaca College students and alumni from all majors and class years come together to discuss career-related topics, current job trends, career path ideas, and more during this annual series of events held during winter break and in the spring. Network Nights also feature an alumni panel presentation or keynote speaker. Lifelong connections, professional contacts, and career insights make Network Nights invaluable events that all IC students and alumni should attend!

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2016 Employee Permits

Contributed by Amy Shippos on 12/09/2015 

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Employee permits for 2016 will be available to order online beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Current Employee Parking Permits will expire on January 15, 2016. You may order your new parking permit online at

When registering online, please identify your preferred delivery method.  Permits can be delivered via campus mail, picked up at our office or mailed to your home address.


Please contact us if you have any questions.



Parking Services

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The Ithaca Gun Factory manufactured high-quality firearms adjacent to Fall Creek and powered by Ithaca Falls for almost a century. Lead contamination of on-site soils and the erosion and subsequent deposition of these soils into the Fall Creek gorge are one unfortunate legacy of the operation. After the factory closed in 1986, it became an EPA-designated Superfund site due to excessive lead concentrations in the soil. 

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