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Apple has informed us that they are discontinuing the ‘private’ iTunes U service that IC has used since 2008 on September 1, 2015. This affects iTunes U in the legacy private iTunes U that you access via or myHome. This also affects iTunes U access from within Sakai. It does NOT affect content on the “public” itunes U that is part of the iTunes store.  ITS attempted to contact most content owners during the past month.

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Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) was a featured speaker at the inaugural Statera Foundation Conference on August 1, 2015 at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah.

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 The School of H&S is searching for an Academic Services Coordinator (Level G Non Exempt).  This position will work with the Assistant Dean of Student Services, and will prepare and review student academic data, advisor assignments, degree evaluations, and degree audits.  In addition, this position will provide assistance to students in resolving scheduling conflicts, orientation, and registration procedures. The Academic Services coordinator will assist with the coordination of registration, orientation and Fall Welcome related events. This position will prepare confidential correspondence, spreadsheets and reports, and maintain files and records. This position will serve as a resource for students, faculty, and staff providing information and assistance regarding academic services.

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity taught a summer course on Islam as part of SUNY and St. Petersburg State University's annual Institute on Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture, in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July.

 The Office of Extended Studies will be closed on Friday, August 14 for staff development. Email for assistance.

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The Ithaca College Catholic Community is heading down to Philadelphia in order to celebrate Mass with Pope Francis when he holds the only Mass that is open to the public on Sunday September 27th. 

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Gladys M. Varona-Lacey, Modern Languages and Literatures professor, presented a conference paper at the XVI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánca in Tenerife, Spain (July 2015). Her paper, “Recuerdo, ausencia y desplazamiento en ‘Cortado en dos’”, analyses a short story by Mirta Yáñez, a Cuban writer, was recently inducted to the Academia Cubana de la Lengua.

Marie Sanford, Jana Waller, Tina Caswell (Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology), and graduate student Spencer Horchler (Class of 2016) presented a poster at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Schools Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Their presentation, Bridging Transition Plan through Social Communication Support Groups highlighted recent outcomes of ICREATE: the Ithaca College Ready to Expand/Explore All Transition Experiences.

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Marie Sandford, Clinical Associate professor in the Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and graduate students Dana Sharabi (Class of 2015), Maria Sanchez-Freeman (Class of 2015), Alexandra Fish (Class of 2015), and Erin Gatti (Class of 2015) presented their work at the 4th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues and Practices at the Institute of Phonetics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic


Their presentation, Comparing Instructional Approaches for Attaining Oral Proficiency in Adult English Language Learners shared results of pre, intermittent, and post -ratings of intervention outcomes for individuals working to modify their accented English.  

Marie Sanford, Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and graduate students, Anne Escobedo (Class of 2014) and Julie Balazs (Class of 2013) had a manuscript accepted for publication in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Vol. 8, Issue3.  In their article, Identifying Reliable Predictors of Oral Proficiency in Non-native Speakers of American English, they reported on speakers of Mandarin-, non-continental Spanish-, Arabic-, and Hindi-influenced English.

In May, the authors were informed that this article was selected by the editorial board for inclusion in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Annual Review.

Information Technology Services is currently planning for software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs, eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2015-16 academic year. If you need specific software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify Lisa Efing-Guida ( and Brian Brashear ( no later than Monday, June 1, 2015.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by April 15.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at

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Did you know that your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you with legal and/or financial help?!

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IC is growing in its number of students who are the first in their family to attend or complete college. As you know, first generation students face unique challenges, and many find it hard to believe that those of us within the academy were ever outsiders. We are asking for your assistance with helping them succeed in imagining themselves as college graduates.

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Ford Hall—The School of Music’s largest performance venue—received an extensive renovation this past summer, with vast improvements to the acoustics, interior design, and functionality.

▶ See the new hall: View the Ford Hall Renovation photo gallery 
▶ Hear the new acoustics: Check out the expanded webcasting schedule
▶ Attend a concert: Visit the School of Music's concert calendar 

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High on the hill in Collegetown last Thursday, June 12, in front of a standing-room-only crowd, members of the Ithaca College School of Music Jazz faculty—including Michael Titlebaum (saxophone), Greg Evans (drum set), and Nicholas Walker (double bass)—played side-by-side with the Ithaca High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Treat, an IC School of Music alum.

A unique opportunity for both groups, the concert featured compositions by Ithaca College Jazz Studies Director Michael Titlebaum, Ithaca College Professor Emeritus Steve Brown, and Ithaca High School students Soren Jung and Kieran Loehr, as well as works by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Machito, Rogers & Heart, Bob Shaut, and Pat Metheny.   

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Attention faculty, staff, and students: Do you play mandolin, bazouki, guitar, fiddle, flute, whistle, recorder, banjo, drum, bass, dulcimer, harmonica, or accordion, even just a little bit? Come join us on Friday afternoon for some fun folk. Fridays 4-6, near the Fish Bowl. 

Fans of traditional music, bring a book or a friend and come hang out in the IC pub to listen. 

We'll be hosting a contra dance on campus on the evening of Friday, May 2. Stay tuned for details!!!

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Peter Melcher (Biology) presented a talk at the American Society of Plant Biology Northeastern sectional meeting in Rhode Island, March 30th, 2014.

Title of talk "A new approach to measure hydraulic resistance in plants"

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