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This year’s IC A Healthy Me Challenge was a series of two 30-day events consisting of fitness, nutrition, and mind based activities geared towards encouraging staff and faculty to develop holistic healthy habits that could be sustained for the rest of their lives. 

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The Friends of Ithaca College invite you to the 23rd annual Founder's Day Concert in the Park.

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Dr. Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Newspaper Research Journal. 

Newspaper Research Journal is a refereed journal published quarterly by the Newspaper and Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.  It focuses on topics of interest to journalism and mass communication students, scholars and media professionals. Newspaper Research Journal comprehensively answers questions about U.S. newspaper performance and related topics of interest. Significant themes of research range from balance and fairness to the use of computer analysis in newspaper reporting.

Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies, presented a paper entitled “‘Last Show of the Series”: TV Finales as Event Television” at the University Film & Video Association Conference at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

In May, Dr. Tropiano received the Park Faculty Writing Award for his book Saturday Night Live FAQ: Everything Left to Know About Television’s Longest-Running Comedy (Applause Books, 2013).

A panel of Park School faculty whose professional expertise represent scholarly writing, journalism, and screen/scriptwriting reviewed the nominations and selected the winners.

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Paula Twomey, lecturer in Spanish, has published a mystery thriller in 10 episodes.  

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The Office of Employee & Organizational Development is pleased to once again offer Engaging Professionals at Ithaca College (EPIC), a competency-based certificate program for administrative office professionals.

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Dr. Donathan Brown has contributed the sole chapter on American immigration reform in a larger volume titled 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: Challenges and Expectations. Published by Jagielloian University Press in Krakow, Poland, the project includes contributions from international scholars in political science, law, and American Studies.

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On days that classes are in session there is a shuttle that provides transportation between Longview and the College during the morning, with stops at the Center for Health Sciences (by the building entrance that faces F Parking Lot) and Textor (by the flag pole traffic circle).  This shuttle is available to members of both the Longview and Ithaca College Communities.  The shuttle schedule is posted on the Gerontology Institute web site ( 

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A national organization that works to create a safer environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students has included Ithaca College on its list of the top 50 LGBT-friendly colleges and universities. The listing by Campus Pride highlights the positive efforts to improve safety and academic life for LGBT students as well as the institutions leading the way.

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Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) Workshop – Undergraduate Neuroscience Education:  Innovations in Creating and Sustaining Programs and Courses

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Submitted by Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost

Please join me on Thursday, September 4th for the first Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  

Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Distinguished Scholar in Residence in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Steingraber has dedicated her career to exploring the links between public health and the environment with a special focus on chemical contamination and climate change. Dr. Steingraber will be presenting “Neutrality Advocacy, and Morality in a Time of Climate Emergency: The Role of Science in the Climate Change Movement.” This talk will including research findings from her new book in progress, as well dispatches from Steingraber’s ongoing work as a science advisor to Americans Against Fracking, co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, and recruiter for the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21.

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Dillingham Café, is now open for service! Our newest café is located in the lobby of The Dillingham Center for Theatre Arts. Stop by and check it out!

Are you on a meal plan and need lunch on the run? GRAB and GO service starts on Wednesday, 8/27 from 10:30 AM-1:30 PM.  

No Cash? No Problem! Dillingham Café accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks and ID Express. 

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Sherry Deckman, Department of Education, presented, “Beyond the Numbers: Institutional Influences on Experiences with Diversity on Elite College Campuses” at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting this summer in San Francisco. The paper, co-authored with Natasha Warikoo (Harvard University), draws on 77 in-depth interviews with students from two different universities. The paper argues that though the schools have demographically similar student bodies, different institutional approaches can have significant impact on students’ campus diversity experiences. The full paper will be published in Sociological Forum this winter.




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LGBT and Allied Community Welcome - Wednesday August 27, 6:45 pm, Textor 101
Come out and join us for this annual tradition! Enjoy refreshments, a short film that highlights our unique and supportive campus community, and an opportunity to meet the LGBT Center program director, student staff, and student leaders of our four LGBT-themed student organizations.

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The research team used a Leica C-10 3d Laser Scanner to complete a scan of the entire house taking readings of house details about every millimeter. Evan Van de Wall also used a higher resolution Next Engine Laser Scanner to record fine details such as fireplace mantels and attic beam work. Colleen Mahoney and Greg Fobes gathered cesium magnetometer gradient data in the front yard to support her senior thesis, which is comparing total field data versus fluxgate and total field versus gradient data.

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The Gerontology Institute and the Department of Aging Studies are now housed on the second floor of Job Hall--across the hall from the new location of the Office of International Programs! Our phone numbers and mailing address remain the same. If you have any questions, please call 4-1965 for assistance. Continue to watch Intercom, where we will announce an open house for the campus community later this semester, once all the facility's "tweaks" are completed!

Jake Brenner, Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, was invited to a workshop in 2013 sponsored by the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education for early-career faculty with interests in geography teaching and learning. A collaborative article from that workshop, titled "Improving Geography Education Research across the Different Elements of Geography," was recently published in the Grosvenor Center's journal, Research in Geographic Education. The article included a case example from Jake's work with Environmental Sentinels (ENVS 120), an IC course in which wilderness awareness skills are used to teach local natural history and ecology in an attempt to combat "nature deficit disorder." Full reference information is below. The case appears on pages 23-25.

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The Caring and Sharing Committee is *accepting donations of new or very gently used backpacks, lunchboxes, and other school supplies for Ithaca College employees needing assistance.

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Information Technology Services would like to remind instructors and administrative staff that all Optical Scanning of exams and course evaluations that are processed will be moved into a Sakai Drop Box.

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