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 The Cortaca Blood Drive Challenge will be Monday October 6th in Emerson Suites from 10 to 5 pm, and Tuesday October 7th in the Fitness Center from 10 to 5 pm.

Help us to beat Cortland and show them how much we are a giving campus with 200 blood  donors each day!!! And think of all the help our community will get too!!!

Please sign up with  or call 1-800-REDCROSS to make an appointment. You can also sign up in Campus Center from 9 to 3 at our table September 29, & the 30, and October 1,2,and the 3rd. 

Please help by being a regular donor so blood products of all types are available whenever and wherever they're needed.

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A cartoonist and graphic memoirist, Alison Bechdel will speak on campus Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Textor 102. Her lecture is titled: “Dykes, Dads, and Moms to Watch Out For: The illustrated life of Alison Bechdel.”

The lecture is sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications and includes support from Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Education Outreach and Services; Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies; Department of Writing; and Department of Journalism.

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 On October 2nd, Sox Sperry, a Program Associate and curriculum writer for Project Look Sharp, will be conducting a free teacher webinar on how to use media decoding to invite students into a conversation about the challenges revolving around sustainability. High school and college educators and teachers-in-training are invited to register for this webinar where they can learn pedagogical techniques and curriculum materials that can help students to engage in critical thinking and emotional honesty. The agenda also includes discussion on the complex environmental, economic and social systems that underlie sustainability.

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IC FIT KIDS: Personalized one on one training customized to help your child reach their fitness goals at the Ithaca College Robert R. Colbert Wellness Clinic!

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 Assistant Professor Donathan Brown of Communication Studies has been invited to be the plenary speaker at the closing session of the The International Conference on Arts, Culture, Heritage and the National Development Plan: Vision for 2030.  The meeting will take place at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa, October 1 - 3. 

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Tuesday, September 16th, CNS 333 at 4:15 p.m. Alumnus Jason Diaz will be giving a presentation on:

"Phosphorylation as a key regulator of Merkel cell polyomavirus protein function."  

Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) was discovered in 2008 as a novel DNA virus associated with a very rare skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma.  Research efforts have focused on how this virus causes cancer, but much of its basic virology has yet to be explored.  The major viral protein, Large Tumor antigen (LT) is a multifunction protein that interacts with numerous cellular proteins to manipulate the cell for the virus’s advantage; additionally, LT is a key initiator of viral DNA replication.  These multiple activities must be tightly regulated to ensure a productive infectious cycle.  Using mass spectrometry, I uncovered three novel threonines that are phosphorylated during LT expression in cells; this talk will demonstrate how some of these modifications control LT’s ability to initiate viral replication.

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Professor of trumpet Frank Gabriel Campos and professor of guitar Pablo Cohen appeared on American Public Media's 'Performance Today' on Thursday, September 11. They performed the Siete Canciones Espanoles (Seven Popular Songs) by Spanish composer Manuel De Falla. Campos and Cohen created the trumpet and guitar arrangement of the popular work, originally for voice and piano.

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

Now that the start of the academic year is upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to update the campus community on the progress of the Strategic Sourcing initiative.

As a quick reminder, the goals of this initiative are to streamline the purchasing process, to be more responsive to the procurement-related services and support required by the campus community and to fully leverage the value and benefits of our annual purchasing volume.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present award-winning poet Kevin Young as part of this semester’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. He will read from his work at 7:30pm on Wednesday, September 17 in Clark Lounge in Campus Center.

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John W. Rawlins III, Assistant Director for Multicultural Affairs in the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) has accepted a position as Special Assistant to the Associate Vice Provost at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.  His last day at the College will be Friday, September 19.

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Join Jewish community in celebration of the start of the New 5775 Year!

Wednesday, September 24th, at 7:00pm, Emerson Suites. Cost $10. Formal Attire

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The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute is offering the following workshops this fall. For more information and to register, visit or contact Teri Reinemann at or 274-1607. All workshops are held at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road (Route 96B) and are scheduled from 2:00-4:30. Admission to the workshops is free for IC faculty, students and staff. CEUs are available for some workshops at a cost of $20 per workshop.


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Sound Wealth Financial Group is seeking applicants for a Financial Representative position. They are a general agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, which is one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the U.S. To learn more, attend the Sound Wealth Financial Group Information Session on Monday, Sept. 15 at 1:00pm in Career Services.

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Learn more about City Year, a nonprofit that has hired 10-15 IC seniors each of the last several years, during their information sessions. Join us on Monday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 or 4:00pm in Career Services.

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Peace Action New York State uses lobbying and direct political action to promote the non-violent resolution of conflict, the abolition of nuclear weapons, halting the global spread of conventional arms, building a human rights culture and supporting human needs instead of militarism.  Learn more about this organization and its Student Organizer Internships during their info session.

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Bob Freeman from the New York State Committee on Open Government will be on campus Tuesday, September 16 to discuss the Freedom of Information Act and other government access resources. He will speak at 5:30 p.m. in Park 223.

Freeman has addressed numerous government related organizations, bar associations, media groups and has lectured at various colleges and universities. He has also spoken on open government laws and concepts throughout the United States, as well as Canada, the Far East, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and has taught the only course in an American law school on public access to government information.

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Join 500 of your peers and 67 employers at the Job & Internship Fair tonight in Emerson Suites!  You'll get career info, find jobs & internships and network with employers.  You also might win one of 5 $25 IC Bookstore Gift Cards during our door prize drawing.

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Submitted on behalf of Interim Provost Linda Petrosino

I am pleased to announce that effective September 16, there will be several staffing changes in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs.

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Have you always wondered what it might be like to order tapas in Spain? Do you wish you could ask someone what it's really like to live with a Spanish family? Ever wonder what you might have to do to get a cell phone in Sevilla so that you can keep up with your friends and family while away? If so, than this is your opportunity!

The Spanish section of Modern Languages and Literatures invites students interested in learning about Spanish culture (and culture shock) to come to an hora de cultura. Emma Rizzo (Journalism major, Spanish minor), currently studying in Seville, Spain, will be our invited speaker during a web conference on Monday, September 15th at 3 p.m. in the Languages and Cultures Exchange Cooperative (Job 209). Come ready to participate and to get a real sense of what it means to live la vida loca! 

This event is free and open to the public. 

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 Attention, nature lovers! Ithaca College Natural Lands seeks volunteer stewards. Learn how to join here.

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