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From films on lacrosse and Native perspectives on disability to hip hop performances and panels on identity exploration -- we have a little bit of everything!

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Are you on a meal plan and want to give your dinner a boost? For $4 extra you can add a juicy steak to your plate! On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week (11/5-11/7), Dining Services will feature Stone Steakhouse Station in Campus Center Dining Hall! Simply swipe your ID card and pay $4 at the register. No meal plan, no problem! Just add $4 to the cost of your dinner.

Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.

Questions? Reply to this post or contact the number below.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Rachel Marks at or (607) 274-5899. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

6pm - Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Taughannock Falls Room  

"Building Community Among Strangers: Challenges of Resettlement in Honduras"   

"What makes post-disaster development different from other types of community development is not only the tragedy of the situation but also how the disaster event can open minds to new possibilities." -Dr. Alaniz

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After Dinner Mint | "Forces of Nature"
11/4/13 | 7 p.m. | Hockett Family Recital Hall

Oceans, wind, weather, wildfires—and the fluid states of war and peace they share—continue to inspire composers and performers in a number of soulful and enchanting ways. These elements permeate the varied motion of animals and the cycle of plants, transforming the natural world around mankind, cutting canyons of clarity, beauty, and awe in their wake. 

Join a storm of Ithaca College School of Music faculty for the next After Dinner Mint concert, where their variations on this interconnected beauty will affix the power of sound to the very Forces of Nature. 

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   Take a break to enjoy this Friday's seasonal lunch buffet at the Tower Club.

-- 6 Convenient parking spots designated for Tower Club patrons during lunch time.
-- Great venue for a meeting or a relaxing lunch with a commanding view of Cayuga Lake and the surrounding area.
-- Tower Club features a different themed menu every Friday, so please join us!

To reserve your table at the top, call: 607-274-3393.

Bountiful Harvest Lunch Buffet
-- Friday, November 1st, Tower Club/14th Floor/E. Tower
-- Lunch is Served from: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Rachel Marks at or (607) 274-5899. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

ITS is currently planning for critical software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs for the Spring 2014.

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Monday, Nov 4 2013// 5:15-6:30 pm, Friends Hall 306, Ithaca College

Felix Muruchi’s personal history as a miner, construction worker, student and union activist, nonprofit organization, political prisoner and later candidate, and most recently indigenous rights lawyer provides an extraordinary lens to grasp Bolivian struggles for social justice. This talk will have translation by Linda Farthing.

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ITS offers computing workshops every week on a variety of topics in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering training on Taskstream, Sakai, Access, Excel, Outlook, Windows 7, OS X, Web Profile Manager, and Photoshop from Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 8.  

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We are interested in learning about your perceptions of your work environment at Ithaca College.

Through work, it is common for individuals to find meaning and purpose. As occupational therapy graduate students, we are interested in your perceptions of your current work environment at Ithaca College.

Survey link:

You are invited to participate in a brief, anonymous online survey that is being conducted by graduate occupational therapy students at Ithaca College, supervised by Dr. Julie Dorsey. This 10-15 minute survey investigates employee perceptions of their current work environment and experiences on the Ithaca College campus. By completing this survey, you indicate that you are at least 18 years of age, and are a full or part time employee of Ithaca College (student employees are not eligible).

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Mike Haaf (Chemistry) and Gary Wells (Art History) have co-authored a publication in the Journal of Chemical Education entitled "Investigating Art Objects through Collaborative Student Research Projects in an Undergraduate Chemistry and Art Course."  The article can be viewed here:

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Please join us to celebrate all things autumn at this year's Annual Employee Benefit & Work/Life Fall Harvest Festival!  The festival will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 10 am to 3 pm in Emerson Suites, and will feature our many benefit vendors, community resources and on campus organizations.   In addition, there will be fall inspired food, games and prizes.  We look forward to seeing you there.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the many benefits available to IC faculty and staff prior to our annual re-enrollment period which runs from November 11 -22, 2013.   

Benefit Eligible Faculty & Staff Only. You will be asked to present your College ID to enter. 

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During the weeks of January 6-17 I will be offering Introduction to Linguistics (LNGS 23200, CRN: 30023) as an online course. I structure the course content and policies with a lot of flexibility in mind, in order to allow you to work at your own pace and independently. There are live online lectures, but I record and post them on Sakai so you don't need to attend them in real-time if it's not convenient for you. Also, there are no exams or term papers; rather, there are a series of textbook readings and discussion sheets that you must complete and submit to Sakai. Also, the course counts for the old Gen-Ed system as a 3A, LA, or SS; and for the new Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) it will count as a Humanities perspective in the World of Systems theme. 


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Janice Levy, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, won first prize in “Best of Show,” an annual collaborative effort between The Photo Review and the Photography department at the University of the Arts.

“Best of Show” features a diverse collection of prize-winning work by 16 photographers. The work selected is international in scope from the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. The exhibition, running November 1-December 6, 2013, gives the public the opportunity to view the juried work featured in The Photo Review’s 2013 competition issue. The University of the Arts has a longstanding relationship with The Photo Review, an independent journal of photography founded in 1976.

Levy’s award-winning image was taken during her during her 2010-2011 sabbatical in Riyadh, KSA.

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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor and director of the Los Angeles Program, moderated a panel at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California entitled THE PRIME TIME CLOSET - 10 YEARS LATER.

Using Tropiano's 2002 book, The Prime Time Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV, as a springboard, the panel featured Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men), Andrew Rannells (Girls, The New Normal), Sherri Saum (The Fosters), and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal).

William Ryan, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, recently presented a paper at Academic Mindtrek in Tampere, Finland titled "Social media and the transformation of brand communication." The paper was authored by Ryan, Assistant Professor Adam Peruta, and IC graduate student Suzanne Chouman.

In August, he presented a paper at Digital Games Research Association conference in Atlanta, GA. The paper was titled "Transforming game narrative through social media: A case study of the Mass Effect Universe in Twitter," which was completed with Zach Gilson '13.

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Cory Young, Associate Professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, Aditi Rao, graduate student, M.S. in Communications, and Bob Regan, Director of the Executive Master's program in Communications Innovation, will present a paper at the National Communication Association's annual convention, held November 21‐24, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

The paper, entitled "Media for Social Responsibility Mini Course: Media Coverage of Global Nutrition" addresses food related discourses and the role of media in reporting issues such as body image or food as an industry in a responsible manner. They will also discuss how to repackage the mini-course material into a SPOC, a small private online course similar to a MOOC (massive open online course).

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Addendum to Michael Taves’ FY 2014-2015 Computer Related Budget Information Memo

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The following review appeared in the November 2013 issue of CHOICE:
St. James encyclopedia of popular culture, ed. by Thomas Riggs.  2nd ed.  Gale, part of Cengage Learning, 2013.

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Staff Council challenges departments to showcase their creative talent by carving, sculpting, painting, or otherwise transforming a pumpkin into an irresistible Halloween masterpiece. Rally your co-workers to join you for some seasonal fun and friendly competition... ALL for a great cause!!

If you're in the Main Lobby between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, Oct. 31, stop by our table and donate your spare change to your favorite carved pumpkin. Not only do the proceeds go to a good cause, but you can help that department win the grand prize trophy and a year of bragging rights.


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Maurice Grant '13, Adeesha Ekanayake '14, and Prof. Doug Turnbull (Computer Science) recently had their peer-reviewed paper "MeUse: Recommending Internet Radio Stations" accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval. The conference will be held in Curitiba, Brazil from November 4-8.

Prof. Turnbull is also a co-author on a second paper entitled "Taste Over Time: The Temporal Dynamics of User Preferences" which will also be presented at the conference.

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