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The IC Amani Gospel Singers held its fall concert on Saturday, November 15 in Emerson Suites. Twelve of the group members performed seven songs that were selected by the members in the student organization.  Some songs featured included "Blessed Assurance," "Expect the Great," and "I Feel Your Spirit." Congratulations to Xavier Edwards, who performed a solo song he chose himself and prepared over the course of the semester.

Amani Gospel Singers is a student-led vocal group on campus  focused on spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through songs of praise and worship. Individual members and small groups of members have the opportunity to practice pieces on their own and perform in concert as well.

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Do you know someone with MS (multiple sclerosis) or have a close friend or relative who knows someone dealing with MS? Looking to join an organization that positively impacts the IC community? Check out ICMSA (Ithaca College Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Club)! Under the leadership of Julie Donner (President), ICMSA has become a powerful force on campus that brings awareness to the student body on MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Julie, like other members of the organization got involved because someone close to her had been diagnosed with MS and she wanted to know what she could do to help.


As an organization, ICMSA is dedicated to raising awareness for MS as well as funding research and supporting community members affected by the disease. Their weekly meetings consist of discussions on why they are members of the organization, how they can fundraise and why it is so important to spread awareness.

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The Fall 2014 Ithaca College photo workshop class is proud to present Plan Z, an exhibition of photographic works, set to open at 133 The Commons, on December 12th, from 5:30-8:00PM.

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George Shank and Randy Laurenson to retire January 5, 2015

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Luca Maurer, program director of the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services, presented at the National Sex Ed Conference in Meadowlands, NJ. The Center for Sex Education’s National Sex Ed Conference is the largest gathering of sexuality educators in the world.

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The Roy H. Park School of Communications will host a variety of end-of-the-semester screenings, exhibitions, and presentations to showcase student work. All events are free.

Thursday, December 11

Doc Workshop
7:30 p.m.
Park Auditorium

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Join Stillwater Magazine in Clark Lounge (located in Campus Center) tomorrow, Thursday, December 11, from 7-9pm, for a night of creative expression and delicious cookies!

Read your own prepared piece, write a short improvisational story based on a selected prompt, or simply listen and enjoy. Note that prepared pieces should be no longer than 3 pages, or 5 minutes in total. No prior experience necessary.

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We know the last week of classes can be a stressful time and we want to encourage you to stay healthy! Regular exercise and good nutrition will help you beat the stress and stay energized.

Post a picture to Instagram of you making healthy choices during the week of 12/8-12/12 with the hashtag #ICStressfree and be entered to win awesome prizes like a 60 minute massage, a day pass to Rasa Spa, a week membership to Island Health and Fitness and many others! Examples of activities include exercising, taking a yoga class, eating a vegetable based meal, getting eight hours of sleep and other things that keep you healthy.

This contest is open to Ithaca College students, faculty and staff. The deadline to enter is 12/12 at 9am. So, post your healthy photo now at #ICStressfree!

Questions? Please contact Hannah Goodman at or Liz Adams at



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 A talking circle to discuss diversity in theatre and its implications beyond the stage will be held on Tuesday, December 9th, in studio five in Dillingham Center.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, December 10th.

 Important reasons not to miss the next screening:

1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)

2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases

3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease

4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive   (above ideal )

5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.

6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure

7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects

8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure

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Claire Gleitman, Professor of English, will publish two articles in upcoming issues of The Arthur Miller Journal.  Her research article "Saint-Mamas Strudel and the Single Man in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman" will appear in the journal's spring 2015 issue, and her review of IC's spring production of The Crucible is available in the present (fall 2014) issue.

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 Ithaca College Circle K will be hosting a fundraiser with One World Market, formerly 10,000 Villages, Monday - Wednesday, December 8 - 10, in North Foyer.

One World Market will bring a variety of clothing, jewelry, and chocolate made under FAIR TRADE working conditions for the IC community to purchase. Come check it out, and make a difference with your purchase! Cash and credit will be accepted.



2014 De Luca, PA, Stoltz, JA, Andrade, MCB & Mason, AC. Metabolic efficiency in courtship favors males with intermediate mass in the Australian redback spider, Latrodectus hasselti. Journal of Insect Physiology. In press.


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Submitted on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Here at Ithaca College we have embarked on a number of major projects and initiatives that seek to improve upon all aspects of the college's operations. The Division of Finance and Administration factors heavily in these changes. In an effort to ensure that the campus remains informed about the changes, we have created web sites, sent INTERCOM announcements, and also produced In The Loop summaries. Today we are sharing an inaugural annual report that captures all the major accomplishments the division had during the academic year 2013-2014 that highlights the much needed team work required from many campus constituents. We will continue to find creative ways of keeping the campus informed of the work that is taking place in the division, to ensure that everyone remains engaged in the critical work that is ahead, and more importantly how everyone can become more involved in accomplishing the college's shared initiatives.

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; highlights across the next week are listed below. 

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

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This past Thursday, hundreds of Ithaca College students made a passionate and powerful statement in response to recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York. By filling the Campus Center and then the atrium of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, they made their sentiments known with their voices and their bodies.

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 The Catholic Community will be hosting a special Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on Monday December 8 at 5:15PM. Come and celebrate the Patronal Feast Day of the United States with us!

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Image Text Practicum, June 29-July 11, 2015 

Taught by Nicholas Muellner (Photography) and Catherine Taylor (Writing)

Create original projects at the intersection of writing and photography while working with internationally renowned artists.

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Early Arrival Requests for those students who did not live on campus during the Fall semester but are required to check in to their Spring housing assignment prior to the published Spring semester check-in date must receive written approval from the Office of Residential Life to arrive early. Students without written authorization found in a residence hall or who make an attempt to check-in early are subject to a $100.00 unauthorized presence fee. The earliest date you can request is the Wednesday prior to the published residence hall opening date for the Spring semester.

Students who had an on-campus Fall assignment and would like to return to campus prior to the official Spring semester opening can return to their Fall assignment as early as January 4th, 2015 as part of our Break Housing options. They do not need to submit an Early Arrival Request form.

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"When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others."
~ Dalai Lama

You have one more week to use the power of "Thank You" this month! Remember, the coupon redemption process will end at the close of business on Friday, December 12, 2014. This timeframe will not be extended.

Please return any unused or unwanted appreciation cards to the Office of Human Resources to be recycled.

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