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Contributed by Mary Ann Rishel on 12/02/2015 

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Mary Ann Rishel, Professor Emerita, Writing, recently served on a Ph.D. review committee for the Australian National University, Canberra.  The candidate’s dissertation included an original satiric novel with an exegesis of David Foster Wallace’s novel, The Pale King.

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(An excerpt from a message sent from our leader, Samarra Mbenga, to current At Work members and those subscribed to our listserv) 

We will be launching the biggest change to Weight Watchers in 50 years. Wait until you hear about the innovative improvements to an already stellar program! What is good is getting even better! Please be sure to make it to a meeting next week!

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Imagine being 29 years old and trapped inside your country. Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour is a conscientious objector who refused to take part in mandatory military service and was denied a passport as a result. He wrote WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to dissect the experience of an entire generation born amid the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war, and to get his story heard outside of Iran. 

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 Welcome back from break! 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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Visiting artist Sarah Gotowka's dye workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 9, from 11am-1pm.  The event is open to the public and free, and supplies will be available on a first-come basis.  Silk scarves and handkerchiefs are available on-site. Articles of clothing may be brought from home  but they should be clean & cotton/wool, and please bring a plastic bag! Drop-ins welcome!


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Come to the North Foyer of Campus Center on Wednesday, December 2, and Thursday, December 3, to support One World Market and IC Circle K!

From 10-3pm One World Market, a Fair Trade business selling products from around the world, will be here hosting their annual Holiday Sale. There will be winter clothing, scarves, jewelry and even chocolate! A portion on the proceeds will go to help fund Circle K ‘s weekly service projects. Come out and support a great cause!

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 Are you on a meal plan and want to give your dinner a boost? For $8 extra you can add a seared tuna steak or Roasted Rack of Lamb to your plate! Tonight, Dining Services will feature Kalamata in Terrace Dining Hall! Simply swipe your ID card and pay $8 at the register for a ticket. No meal plan, no problem! Just add $8 to the cost of your dinner. 

Our full menu is available on Facebook!

Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.


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Exhibiting artist Sarah Gotowka will give a public lecture on her work in the current exhibition, MAKE DO, contextualizing it within the greater reaches of her practice. Gotowka collaborated with the IC Gardens and Dana Summer Fellow Vin Manta '17 to plant several natural pigment plants over the summer of 2015, the plants of which were harvested with the help of classes from the ICSM program. A dye workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 9, which community members may take part in-- see Intercom for event posting.


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On Saturday December 5th at 4PM, the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert of uplifting music at Ford Hall in the Whalen Center of Music.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear campus community,
As I write this, the tragic events in Paris and Mali, and the recent loss of our Ithaca College student, Shannon Sakosits, are still fresh on my mind. As a result, I find myself thinking a lot lately about the relationship between losing something or someone that is dear to me and having to live with a new reality. I have lost a number of loved ones during my time here at IC; as I have gained more clarity about my personal and professional life, the realities of loss and change have become more apparent.

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Note the original dates of January 8th/9th have been changed to the 9th/10th.

Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is planning major network maintenance for late evening Saturday, January 9th into mid-day Sunday, January 10th.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) will be hosting candidates for the position of Director of Architecture and Infrastructure on campus over the next few weeks.  All members of the campus community are invited to attend one of the open presentation and Q&A sessions:

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IC Asian American Alliance and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association hosted an incredibly well-attended Ramen Night on Thursday, November 19th featuring homemade ramen with all the fixings that you could dream of! The meeting with a meal featured several different types of broth including miso and shio. For many, this was the best ramen they had ever had! This event truly succeeded in exposing the Ithaca College community to Asian and Asian American cultures in a fun activity in a safe and educational environment. Kudos AAA and CSSA!

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The Senior Class is at it again! The Seniors truly showed gratitude and bomber spirit in the week leading up to Thanksgiving Break in their “Give Before You Gobble” Thanks-Giving Back Week! The week of volunteer opportunities allowed the Class of 2016 to play bingo with Circle K, volunteer with Loaves & Fishes to feed the greater Ithaca community, make Thanksgiving cards and SunnyGrams, and organize the Tompkins County Public Library! The altruistic spirit is fueling their overall goal of 2,016 volunteer hours before graduation!

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Guiding Eyes For the Blind supports the lives of individuals who are blind and visually impaired by raising future Guide Dogs on campus. To help connect their mission with Ithaca College, they held an event featuring a student who lives life with a guide dog on Wednesday, November 18. Tim Conners inspired all who came to the event and put a personality and a face to individuals who utilize guide dogs. Great job Guiding Eyes!

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Hi-Fashion Studios held their renowned fashion show on November 19th at 8:00pm in Emerson Suites. The fashion show was themed "Timeless," featuring fashions from past decades- the 20s until today. IC Voicestream and IC Beatbox performed during intermissions. This incredibly well-orchestrated event brought Emerson Suites to a standing ovation. Look out for these trendsetters!

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Brothers for Brothers (B4B) is a student organization dedicated to providing a safe space and support system for marginalized men on campus.  B4B welcomes all students on campus who identify as male and incorporates many aspects of community involvement.  They operate on a CAPS system, which stands for community, academic, political, and social.  These are the four major focus areas of B4B: community service, academic commitment, and political and social consciousness.

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"Contemporary Jewish Identities: Gender, Race, and Power" (JWST 29400) is being offered in Spring 2016 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:35-3:50 and from 4:00-5:15 in Job Hall 160. The 2:35-3:50 section has just opened for enrollment.

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The Holiday Season shouldn't be stressful, it should be exciting! Check out the BalanceWorks December Newsletter to help find your joy this season! 

For your convenience here is a list of services offered in the Office of Career Services during finals week as well as winter break:

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