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Syracuse University Press features new book in their series The Iroquois and Their Neighbors


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At Ithaca College, student employees are an essential part of our workforce. Your role as a supervisor is central to helping student employees develop positive work habits that they will use at Ithaca College and in their future professions. The Office of Human Resources is holding an all-day program for supervisors of student employees on October 15, 2015.   

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Cheryl Rameau, Esq. Class of 1990, will be the keynote speaker at the annual ALANA ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BANQUET on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Emerson Suites. 

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 This Sunday the Catholic Community is returning with their full schedule of Mass times. Please feel free to come by and check it out. We are also offering Confessions from 12-12:45 and from 7-7:45 if you are interested in the Sacrament of Reconciliation before Mass. 

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Join us for cake to celebrate recent LGBTQ rights victories! The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series at Ithaca College begins Tuesday September 1 at 7 pm in Textor 101, with cake for those in attendance, and a screening of “Gay Pioneers.”

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The Division of Institutional Advancement and Communication staff will be attending an all day retreat on Friday, August 28. Alumni Hall will be locked.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and the division will return to normal business hours on Monday, August 31.

She’s Fit to Lead™ is an online community helping women identify their unique areas in need of improvement and growth. She’s Fit to Lead™ believe that women can improve one leadership aspect at a time by confronting personal challenges and tapping into their inner strength and leadership potential. (


She’s Fit To Lead at Ithaca College (IC SFTL) is dedicated to creating strong and empowered leaders on campus focusing on mind and body wellness. SFTL strives to help women unlock their inner strength. By learning from each other and sharing our experiences we can inspire future leaders.

Please email Manda Goldberg if you are interested.


Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, published an interview to Brazilian film critic Ivana Bentes in the LL Journal of the Graduate Center at CUNY. The interview goes over the status of Brazilian film criticism today and the main figure of Cinema Novo: Glauber Rocha. You may read the interview (in Spanish) here:

Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving recombinant DNA or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

Federal guidelines require that applicants possess prior experience with a particular agent or procedure, and those supervising the activity should be familiar with proper safety precautions, procedures involving storage, and disposal. A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Biosafety website –

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We are seeking participants for a study aimed at understanding spine biomechanics during running.

If you are a runner or are physically active, in the age range of 30-50 years and free from any medical condition that would prevent you from running, please register on the link below. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 


Thanks. We really appreciate your help.

Rumit Singh

Paula Twomey, Spanish instructor in the Department of Languages and Literatures, has published °Improvisaciones!: 101 Skits With a Point of View en espaŮol with Teacherís Discovery. This resource book fosters speaking skills in which each participant in a given situation presents a different point of view. This technique forces them to respond as that person. °Improvisaciones! holds students responsible for higher learning skills in addition to developing new vocabulary and grammatical structures. Each improvisation has a Reflection (writing component) that invites students to make a personal connection to the activity. Other titles by Twomey include Un-Classic Fairy Tales in Spanish with a Twist, Aesopís Fables in Spanish With a Twist, Hablemos: 25 Dialogues in Spanish, Escribamos, Reflexiones and forthcoming in 2016, Greek Myths in Spanish With a Twist.

Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost" is scheduled for Monday, August 31, during the lunch hour (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.) in the Human Resources Mini Conference Room (garden level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center).   Please bring your lunch; beverage and cookies will be provided.

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The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to announce the release of a second book by Dr. Donathan Brown.  The new book, "Voting Rights Under Fire: The Continuing Struggle for People of Color," is published by Praeger (2015) as part of their well known series, "Racism in American Institutions." Written as a political and legal analysis of the rise of voter identification laws in correlation with shifting racial demographics, this book engages many debates surrounding the right to vote. We are especially pleased to add that one of Brown's advisee, Holly Athas, was awarded an Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award to work alongside her advisor. Holly provided excellent research and editing skills, and her name  appears in the acknowledgment section of the book.  


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Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), a student organization that works to build traditions, seek links between students and alumni and promote school spirit and pride within the Ithaca College community, is seeking student nominations for the upcoming year.

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Ithaca College employees often enroll in courses that enhance work performance, promote self-improvement, or provide qualifications for higher job classifications. Whatever your circumstances or educational goal, extramural study can be an important step toward a new future. The Office of Extended Studies invites eligible Ithaca College staff and faculty to enroll in courses on an extramural (nondegree) basis in undergraduate and graduate courses this fall.

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There will be an outage of the wireless network (in academic and administrative buildings only) for 30-60 minutes starting at 6:00 AM on Thursday, August 27th. The outage is necessary in order to perform a critical upgrade. My-ResNet will not be available in academic and administrative buildings, but will be available in the residence halls during the outage.

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Andrew Utterson recently contributed an invited essay to the Library of Congress’s National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) National Film Registry (NFR).

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Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 16 years.  There are a number of opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview.


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 Thursday, August 27, 7:00 p.m. • Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall

Join your friends from the class of 2018 to celebrate last year’s accomplishments and kick off another great year at Ithaca College.


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Join us for an afternoon of Copland, Bernstein, and other American masters!

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