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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson.

Greetings to the campus community,

By now most of you are aware of my recent appointment as the interim chief diversity officer. I assumed this new leadership role with mixed emotions as I have witnessed IC students raise serious questions about Ithaca College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Most of you are also aware that the college has made a declaration of numerous plans and initiatives to address these questions, which can be viewed at I will share a few updates on some of those plans below.

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Exciting news from DIIS

Contributed by Marishya Y. Weiss on 11/17/2015 

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submitted on behalf of Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh

Your new Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) (formerly Information Technology Services) department is currently in transition and hard at work transforming our services.  At Tuesday’s “Dollars and $ense,” we shared information about our new Strategic Plan, new Organization, and new Governance process with attendees.  We encourage you to visit our new DIIS web site ( to learn more about our transition.

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Last weekend, Ithaca College Women in Computing (ICWC) held an informational session on Git and Github, an online, collaborative environment for software development.  The session was extremely helpful for many computer science majors on campus, but students from all majors are welcome at ICWC’s events. Keep an eye out for ICWC’s Bootstrap Resume workshop coming up on November 15!

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Last Friday, IC International Club held one of its biggest events of the year: the One World Concert. This event is a culmination to a week-long series of events celebrating International Education Week, which is a time to celebrate the many different cultures represented at Ithaca College and Cornell. The One World Concert in particular showcased different cultures through various music and dance performances, many of which were performed by our very own IC students! Congratulations on another year of success.

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Shoutout to the IC Senior Class and IC Spirit Week for co-planning and putting on Mr. and Ms. Ithaca this past Monday! During this America's-Next-Top-Model-themed event, fourteen contestants sang, danced, and showed off their talents to a room full of their fellow classmates until ultimately Mr. Jake Winslow and Ms. Frances Johnson prevailed! Congratulations to Mr. and Ms. Ithaca of 2015! Check out the rest of the Spirit Week events coming up tonight, tomorrow, and Friday here.

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A round of applause goes out to CMA EDU of Ithaca College for hosting a CMA viewing party last week!  Guests gathered in Friends, ate pizza, and enjoyed the show together.  Some lucky guests even won CMA swag!  CMA EDU had another great event Wednesday. November 11. They sponsored a Skype networking session with Lucia Kaminsky from Warner Music Group in Nashville. 

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Every student at Ithaca College has benefited from the services offered by the Student Government Association. Whether it’s educating its campus about the importance of voting, placing students on staff-run college wide committees, or assisting with important causes, SGA utilizes many “under-the-radar” strategies to serve as the bridge between the Ithaca College administration and the IC student body.
The Student Government Association is one of four elements of the shared governance of Ithaca College, along with the administration, faculty council, and staff council. And although SGA is recognized as an OSEMA student organization, the group is self-governing as well. SGA’s executive board consists of student body president Dominick Recckio, four vice presidents running departments such as academic affairs and communications, a Senate Chair, and a Chief of Staff.

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Dr. Andrew Utterson recently delivered a paper at the Sixth International Conference on the Image, held at the University of California, Berkeley, where this year’s special theme was “Media Materiality: Towards Critical Economies of ‘New’ Media.”

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 Everyone is invited to join Muller Chapel for a Peace Vigil on Thursday at 12:15 in the sanctuary.

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Cyndy Scheibe, Executive Director of Project Look Sharp, will present “Engaging Students and Inspiring Teachers with the Power of Inquiry-Based Constructivist Approaches and Multimedia Literacies” on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 1:15-2:30 p.m. at the 2015 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Communicating with others - peers, faculty and staff, supervisors and colleagues at internships or jobs, or the general public - is something you do every day, so make sure you're doing it professionally. The impressions you make on people can have tremendous impacts on your ability to be successful in the working world. Come to this workshop to learn everything from e-mail and cell phone etiquette, to dining and meeting expectations, to what you should wear in various settings.

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Wednesday, November 18, 4:00- 6:00 pm
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center

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Dean Diane Gayeski, Associate Professor of Strategic Communications Scott Hamula, and Adam Peruta, a former Assistant Professor here in Strategic Communications and now at Syracuse University have been published in Advertising & Society Review. Their article "The Complex Challenge of Branding in Higher Education: Where's The Pedagogy?" focuses on higher education branding and its drivers and challenges.



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submitted on behalf of Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh


Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) (former Information Technology Services or ITS) is undergoing a major transformation which impacts all provided services.  I am writing you today to provide you with a general update about some of the expanded services for teaching and learning that will be coming by the end of the academic year, along with a specific update about our Optical Scanning services. 

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Brett Powell, who teaches Media Planning in the Department of Strategic Communication, was recently named to the Central New York 40 Under FORTY Class of 2015.


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Plum Benefits offers exclusive discounts of up to 50% off tickets and up to 60% off hotels, with access to preferred seating and special offers for top shows, attractions, theme parks, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more. Plum Benefits is a unique benefit offered exclusively to companies and their employees.

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Digital Instruction and Technology Services (DIIS, formerly ITS) is pleased to announce support for Microsoft OneDrive for Business beginning November 17, 2015.

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 Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) attended the annual meeting of the International Studies Association-North East, Providence, Rhode Island, November 6-7, where he participated in four panels/events:  

  • “Yes, International Relations Theory Sucks at Methodology and this is a Good thing,” for the roundtable, IR Sucks at Methodology: Discuss;
  • “Howard School Exceptionalism?” for the roundtable, Author Meets Critics: Robert Vitalis’ White World Order, Black Power (2015) ;
  •  “Structural Failures: How do I do What I do?” presenter and mentor for the all day Methods Workshop;  and, 
  •  “Translation, Travel, and the Desire to be Dominated,” for the roundtableReflecting on the Potential for Transnational Solidarity.

How Much Does Diabetes Cost?

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/17/2015 

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Did you know that The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. is $245 billion? This means that 1 in every 10 health care dollars is spent on treating diabetes and its complications.

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As of today, all students, staff, and faculty of Ithaca College have unlimited access to, an online video training resource.  Through our lyndaCampus agreement, our campus has access to over 4,000 video courses, covering a wide range of topics from Accounting to Web Development.  With courses for all skill levels, practice environments, exercise files, and on-the-go learning from your laptop, tablet, and mobile device, lynda provides something for everyone.  This is a huge advancement in our ability to provide self-paced, just-in-time learning to our community and to enrich teaching and learning here at Ithaca College.

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