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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 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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For a downloadable version of our Hours of Operation, click here. See below for Today's hours.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) and David Blaney published “A Problem with Levels: How to Engage a Diverse International Political Economy,” in  Revista Contexto Internacional. 


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For our upcoming concert, the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble will perform a piece that will feature messages of healing, hope and aspiration for our campus at this difficult time.

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Message from Trustees

Contributed by Molly Israel on 11/19/2015 

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Posted on behalf of  Tom Grape ’80, chairman of the board of trustees, and David Lissy ’87, vice chairman of the board of trustees.

During the Thanksgiving holiday, all of us will have the opportunity to express our gratitude but also to reflect upon ways that we can come together as a community to make Ithaca College an even stronger, more welcoming place for everyone.

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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 staff of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services knows that being back at home can be wonderful, but sometimes stressful. And some students may believe this particular break is a good time to come out to family and friends. Coming out is a highly individual, personal process. Only you can know when and whether it's the right time for you. The basic resources section of the LGBT Center website includes specific resources for you, your family, and friends, about coming out - whether you decide to do so this week, or at any other time of the year that's right for you. The Thanksgiving break resources page includes additional helpful information including how to find the nearest LGBT community center to your home community, national hotline information, and more. Resources are also always available from the LGBT Center, throughout the academic year. Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving break!

 If you haven’t re-enrolled yet, the deadline is Friday, November 20 at Noon!


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Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, presented the paper "Cine y nación en Puerto Rico" at the South Central Modern Languages Association Conference in October, 2015. His presentation examined the construction of nationhood in Puerto Rican Cinema. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 2:30 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Tuesday December 1, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.

Writing Center

Smiddy 107

This workshop introduces you to effective reading strategies you can use in all your classes. In addition, the workshop provides strategies for reading in the sciences and the humanities.

Refreshments served.

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Do you have questions about the racism crisis and governance issues that have led to confidence/no confidence votes on President Rochon's leadership? Faculty (from all schools), staff and students will share their brief thoughts on different aspects of racism crisis and governance issues on campus.  Everyone welcome! 

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Celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2015 graduates at a dessert reception on Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites of Phillips Hall.

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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 and register between now and November 30th to be automatically entered. Please see these details for more information.

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The Student Accessibility Services office is seeking volunteer proctors for final exam week. If you have time available during the week of December 14-18, and can give us a three-hour block of time for proctoring exams, please contact us. Our daily seating times for exam administration are:

7:30 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 1:30 PM

1:30 - 4:30 PM

4:30 - 7:30 PM

6:00 - 9:00 PM

This may be a good time for you to get some grading or reading done and, at the same time, provide a valuable service to the IC community. If you are interested in helping, please contact Kelly Charnley at or at 4-1257 for more information.

Thank you very much for your consideration.


Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

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The Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) managed computer labs will have modified hours during the Thanksgiving break.

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