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All faculty and staff are welcome to attend a Pathways training to learn to identify and respond to a student who might be experiencing distress. We appreciate your willingness to learn crisis response skills before you need them.

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Reposted with permission from the NYS Division of Consumer Protection.


The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is alerting the public to be aware of text messages received via cell phones from entities masquerading as financial institutions, utility companies or cell phone service providers.

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Thanks to all who came out to the Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fall Harvest Festival. We had a record turn out this year! We hope you enjoyed the festivities.  Our generous benefit providers and community agencies donate raffle items each year for the employees who participate.  We appreciate our partners taking the time to attend the event and for their generous donations.   

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If you were at the Annual Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fall Harvest Festival earlier this week, then you know we asked attendees to answer that exact question.  The answer is $9,038. This includes the amount the college paid for administration of the plans, medical claims, pharmacy claims, and contributions they made to Health Savings Accounts.

Our lucky winners are as follows with the 15 closest guesses.

  • Brandy Hawley
  • Karen Howe
  • Enrique Gonzalez
  • Mike Yaeger
  • Cheryl Christopher
  • Melissa Chiotti
  • Chris Crawford
  • Will Dawes
  • Karen Serbonich
  • Terri Reyna
  • Lynne Pierce
  • Patti Banfield
  • Marilyn Dispensa
  • Fernando Gualtieri
  • Doreen Hettich-Atkins

Thank you to all who came to the Fall Harvest Festival and participated in the fun!

I would like to extend my thanks to all members of the Ithaca College community who assisted with an extremely successful Family Weekend.  Nearly 2000 family members registered to attend.

Mark your calendars for Family Weekend 2014: October 24-26

Photos of the event will be posted later this week at

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Rachel Klumpp, '14, a speech-language pathology major and aging studies minor, received in October the State Society on Aging NY award for best undergraduate paper, "Nutrition Programs and Policies for Elders." Although extenuating circumstances precluded her being able to attend the annual conference in Saratoga Springs, the award included free registration and hotel accommodations. Congratulations, Rachel! Rachel's abstract of her award-winning paper is below:

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The Ultimate Bomber Squad: LET'S DO IT!
After 42 days of intense cardio and resistance training LET'S DO IT  made it to the top, and proved themselves to be the Ultimate Bomber Squad. Congratulations! 

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Two members of the Aging Studies department presented at this year's annual State Society on Aging NY conference in Saratoga Springs in October 2013. Associate professor and chair Mary Ann Erickson moderated a panel and also presented in the Walter Beattie Symposium on "The Role of Gerontology Education Centers in Capacity Building." Assistant professor and IC/Longview coordinator Christine Pogorzala presented a poster session, "What's That There? Experiential Learning Opportunities in an Undergraduate Memory Loss and Aging Course." 

The Caring and Sharing Thanksgiving drive is underway! We need donations, let's fill the bins! 

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CSCRE assistant professor Paula Ioanide will offer "Watching Race in American Media" as an online course during the Winter Session (Jan. 6-17). Course fulfills General Education requirements 1: Self & Society and GE h: Historical Perspective, Humanities, Liberal Arts, and Diversity Designation. To enroll, search course number CSCR 26100 for Winter 2014 term on Homerconnect.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Explores how representations of racial and ethnic identities in U.S. film, television, and music influence the construction of political, racial, and gender identities nationally. Investigates how cultural representations of race, ethnicity, and gender are central to the development of U.S. mass culture and consumerism, nationalism, citizenship, and social movements. Particular attention is given to the role of black and Latino/a culture and music in developing strategies of resistance to oppression. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (Y)

Congratulations to the HSHP students who were inducted into the Ithaca College Oracle Honor Society on Monday, November 4. After completion of their freshman year, students who are in the top 10 percent academically in each school are invited to become a member.

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The Work/Life Mission Series "Gaining the Edge on Diabetes" would like to present our second series workshop...

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum; Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion

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Stillwater Magazine is hosting a reading event Wednesday, 11/13 at the Handwerker Gallery from 6:30 to 8. Join us for an exciting night of spontaneous storytelling! 

Come ready for any or all of the following:

Read a prepared piece

Write a short improvisational piece based on a prompt you select

Or listen and enjoy! 

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Dr. Ernest Nalette, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical /Rochester Center, was the keynote speaker last month in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital ’s Physical Therapy Month celebration.  

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Terry Ruger, Assistant Director ITS, is a panelist at the annual ACM SIGUCCS conference in Chicago on "Technology in Classrooms and Event Spaces". The panel is comprised of representatives from NYU, the University of Rochester and the Cleveland Institute of Art.

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Chrystyna Dail, Assistant Professor of Theatre History, will give a talk about the "Changing Needs and Expectations for Graduate Students in Theatre and Performance Studies" at the national meeting of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) in Dallas on Saturday, November 9th.  Chrystyna currently serves as the co-chair of the New Paradigms in Graduate Education Committee for ASTR. 

Are you new on campus as an administrative assistant? Or would you like a refresher on what we offer?

Did you know we sent out over 3 million pieces of mail last year?

Did you know the design of your mail piece or the size of the envelope can impact the cost of mailing it?

Are you aware that you can ship FedEx, DHL, UPS Campusship and certified mail from your desktop?

Come to one of the two sessions; Tuesday November 12 from 9-10am in the Six Mile Creek Room located in Campus Center or Friday November 15 from 1-2pm in the Six Mile Creek Room.

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Students to re-stage the 1889 Paris World Fair, Tuesday, November 19.

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Professor Turkon gave the opening presentation and participated in the closing panel discussion at "Towards Dynamic Small Towns: A Research Symposium" held  at the University of the Free State in South Africa

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