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Catherine Taylor, Associate Professor in the Writing Department, read from her creative writing in Warwick, England and Berlin, Germany.    

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 Please join us to celebrate Dr. Katherine Beissner and her 28 + years of service to Ithaca College.  Please stop by Clark Lounge on Thursday, December 11th from 4-6pm to wish her well. 

The Student Accessibility Services office is seeking volunteer proctors for final exam week. If you have time available during the week of December 15 - 19, and can give us a three-hour block of time for proctoring exams, please contact us. Our daily seating times for exam administration are:

7:30 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 1:30 PM

1:30 - 4:30 PM

4:30 - 7:30 PM

6:00 - 9:00 PM

This may be a good time for you to get some grading or reading done and, at the same time, provide a valuable service to the IC community. If you are interested in helping, please contact Kelly Charnley at kcharnley@ithaca.edu or at 4-1257 for more information.

Thank you very much for your consdieration.

It's officially Holiday Season and what does that usually mean? Gift Giving! Let the BalanceWorks December Newsletter help you avoid over-spending this season! 

With the holiday season upon us,  it is a good time to review the college's policies on the safe use of decorations.  Please take a moment to read this important information.

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IC Voice Faculty Deborah Montgomery, Marc Webster and Ivy Walz will perform Mozart Requiem with Blackstone Valley Community Chorus, directed by mother of alum. They will also lead a singing master class for Boston area high school student singers.

 

Katalin Lustyik, Associate Professor, (MASS Department,Television-Radio Program) gives an invited presentation at an international workshop entitled "The Transnational History of Children's Media" hosted by the Department for Media, Cognition and Communication  at the University of Copenhagen on December 3-5, 2014.

Dr. Lustyik's presentation, focusing on one of her current research projects, is entitled "'Intruders' welcome in Hungary?" Fifty years of children's television in a transnational context."

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, presented a paper entitled “Taking Things Apart: Convening Micropublics in New Media Arts,” at the 20th Annual International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

ISEA is an international symposium for new media scholars, artists, designers, programmers, coders, and innovators.

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Biochemistry majors Emily Powers ('15) and Katie Luckett ('16) presented their research, performed in collaboration with  Jean Hardwick (Biology), at the annual Society for Neuroscience meetings in Washington DC.   

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 Jean Hardwick was awarded the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience "Outstanding Service Award"  at their annual meeting as part of the Society for Neuroscience meetings in Washington DC.

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A powerful quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of Dr. King's greatest visions was a world with communities working together to address their challenges.

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Please join us for a talk entitled: Astro-geology from Io to Old Faithful
with Julie Rathbun & Tyler Nordgren, University of Redlands

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Mara Alper was selected to present at the 7th World Water Forum in Korea in April 2015, the world’s largest water related event. She will present her talk “Re-Imagining Water,” with an emphasis on water awareness and education to motivate behavioral changes. It will highlight content from her IC courses “The Power of Water” and ‘Water Planet,” and engage international educators and NGOs in discussions about effective water education approaches.

As described on the organization’s website: “The World Water Forum is the largest water-related event in the world. This multi-stakeholder event is attended by world-renowned scholars, international organizations, officials, mayors, parliamentarians, NGOs, research institutions, public and private businesses, and civil society organizations.” Held every three years in a different host country, it features panels, discussions and a Water Expo showcasing solutions to widespread water issues. This year’s theme is “Implementation.”

Water Water Forum website: http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/introduce/intro.asp

Natasza Kurpios, Cornell University  

"Keeping your organs in shape: Transcriptional and cellular control of tissue morphogenesis"

December 4 
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Meet for beverages & goodies at 3:45
CNS 1st floor lobby.
All are cordially invited to attend.

View other IC Events here.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBT themed film series will host a showing of the documentary “No Regret” on Tuesday, December 2. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; highlights across the next few weeks are listed below. 

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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Optical Scanning procedures and schedules are in place for Final Exams during the week of Monday, December 15th through Friday, December 19th.

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The Wi-Fi rebuild in Williams Hall was completed in November. Our "statistics" show that Wi-Fi performance is much improved, but we'd like confirmation from the people that use Wi-Fi in that building. Please let us know if the Wi-Fi network is now meeting your needs by completing this quick 2-question form: 

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Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program are invited to submit applications for the Summer 2015 and 2015-2016 Academic Year. Awards range from $3,375 during the academic year to as much as $5,100 for full-time summer internships. A portion of the award is paid directly to the student over the course of the summer or academic year, with the remainder applied to the student’s college account.

For more information please visit Office of the Provost - Dana Student Internship Program

The application deadline is February 13, 2015.

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Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost
Please join me on Thursday, December 4 for the final Faculty Colloquium for the fall semester.

Dr. Zillah Eisenstein, Professor in the Department of Politics will be presenting "A Sharing:  Against Disciplining/For Imagining."

Dr. Eisenstein has been a professor of Politics at Ithaca College in New York for the past 35 years and is now “Distinguished Scholar in Residence there. She now writes regularly for Al Jazeera. Throughout her career her books have tracked the rise of neoliberalism both within the U.S. and across the globe. She has documented the demise of liberal democracy and scrutinized the growth of imperial and militarist globalization. 

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