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Antonio Cepeda-Benito, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and former Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Vermont, will be on campus Tuesday December 1 to engage in interviews for the position of Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.  The campus community is invited to his open presentation in Textor 102 from 12:05-1:00. 

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Sneak Preview of Hangar Theatre Season 2016: Subscribe now for the best seats to see all four productions at nearly the cost of three! Go to: www.hangartheatre.org/mainstage-season.html

Carlos Figueroa, Assistant Professor, Politics Department, presented a paper titled Bridge Narratives and Spatial Citizenship at the U.S. Mexico Border at the Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens:  An International Conference on Nationalism and Identity in Toronto, Canada (October 2015). 

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The theme for the 2016 MLK Celebration is "Conscience Asks the Question" 

MLK Celebration 2016 will be held from Monday, January 25 through Saturday, January 30.

Workshops are sought to fill four educational workshop sessions held on Tuesday, January 26 and Thursday, January 28 from 12:10 – 1:00 pm and from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to propose a workshop for the event.

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 Please join the Chemistry Department in welcoming back Erica Schlesinger, UCSF, on Tuesday, December 1st in CNS 333 at 12:05 pm. 

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Just visit www.plumbenefits.com and register between now and November 30th to be automatically entered. Please see these details for more information. Depending on how many entries, this gift card could be worth up to $100 at Plum Benefits.

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The ABC'S of Diabetes

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/27/2015 

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This November, we hope you increased your knowledge about diabetes. There are important changes to make, on both a local and national scale. Each individual is responsible for their own personal health, and we encourage you to make choices and changes that are healthy for you! Whether it means altering eating habits, exercise routines, or a schedule of doctor appointments, there are always ways to make healthy changes. 

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Click here to view or download Dining Services' Thanksgiving Hours or see below for a quick reference.

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The search committee for the controller position is excited to announce that three candidates will be on campus for interviews and invites you to attend open campus meetings.

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Take advantage of the semester's final two weeks of concerts at the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; some highlights are featured below.  

Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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The Ithaca College Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is currently accepting applications for assistance and collecting donations for Cops, Kids & Toys.

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The Office of Career Services will not have drop-in times available on Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is planning major network maintenance for late evening Friday, January 8th into mid-day Saturday, January 9th.

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The Campus Store and MACs General Store will have adjusted hours for the Thanksgiving Break.

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Click here to view or download Dining Services' Thanksgiving Hours or see below for a quick reference.

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Following the unrest and tensions at higher educational institutions across the country, there is a call for change rising on campuses across the country. Demonstrations and protests, large and small are happening on campuses across the country. Today’s campus is ripe for a civil conversation on the issue of race relations and the campus environment.

We’re at a crossroads in the area of civility and conduct within higher education. During this webinar, our expert presenter — Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, the President and a Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute and Washington Consulting Group — will provide strategies for engaging in best practices that meet the needs of your diverse student body so you can educate students about what constitutes racist speech and action, respond to incidents swiftly and effectively when they do occur, and adjudicate incidents effectively and fairly. 

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Ithaca College is excited to partner with Plum Benefits and offer Faculty and Staff a chance to win a Plum Benefits gift card! Just visit www.plumbenefits.com and register between now and November 30th to be automatically entered. Please see these details for more information.

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Following an investigation by the Office of Public Safety, Ithaca College has identified a current student as the person responsible for posting two threatening messages related to the Cortaca football game to the Yik Yak social media platform on November 11 and 12. The student was referred judicially for harassment and cyber bullying under the Student Conduct Code. Because of federal privacy laws, neither the name of the student nor the outcome of the judicial process can be made public.

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If you would like to improve your communication skills within an atmosphere of fellowship and fun, then Toastmasters is for you.

 

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Diabetes Statistics

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/20/2015 

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Here are some startling statistics about diabetes:

  • Diabetes nearly doubles the risk for heart attack and for death from heart disease.
    • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of early death among people with diabetes. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely than people without diabetes to die of heart disease or experience a stroke.
       
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure.
    • In diabetic kidney disease, cells and blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, affecting the organs’ ability to filter out waste. Waste builds up in your blood instead of being excreted. In some cases this can lead to kidney failure.
       
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among working-age adults
    • High blood glucose and high blood pressure cause small blood vessels to swell and leak liquid into the retina of the eye, blurring the vision and sometimes leading to blindness

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