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Every year in Napa, California, an event called PBL World takes place, or Project Based Learning. Here, educators gather to empower a new generation of students through alternative project based learning techniques. This event is sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, and allows educators to learn new techniques in project design, assessment, and management of curriculum through workshops and training sessions.

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Posted on behalf of Robert Cree, AVP for Business and Finance.

I am pleased to announce that a longtime procurement professional with an extensive background in supply chain management and experience in strategic sourcing has been named Director of Procurement at Ithaca College.  Dean Casterline, who has served since 2005 as a Senior Subcontract Manager for Lockheed Martin and previously as a senior supply chain management professional for IBM Corporation, will join Ithaca College on December 1.

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Newly born poker club is asking for an advisor who knows about and would like to discuss the game of Texas No-Limit Hold’em. We will start off out meetings with several lessons of the game for those who do not know and discuss something related to playing the cards.

All are welcome to join!

Also, anybody who would like to be a poker dealer for the club is very, very welcomed as well!

Just feel free to join anytime. Contact Jimmy Tang at or 917-873-0458. Thanks!


The Ithaca College chapter of Phi Kappa Phi will hold its annual Fall Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 14th, 4:00 PM in Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center.

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Quoted in the media: Faculty members Joslyn Brenton, Stephen Mosher and Jeff Cohen; staff members Gerald Hector and Luca Maurer; alumni Zach Ford and David Muir. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

IC in the Media

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The acting and musical theatre majors in the Styles of Acting course would like to invite you to enjoy their scenes from several plays by William Shakespeare. Scenes will be performed from Romeo and JulietHamlet, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Coriolanus and King John.

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Recent issues of American Theatre magazine feature book reviews by Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Garrett Eisler.  One of Eisler's reviews was recently cited in a New York Times feature.

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Mark your calendars—our Weight Watchers At Work meetings are moving again! WW@W will be meeting in the HR Mini Conference Room GL28 in Peggy R. Williams Center on Nov 11th and Nov 18th. The best way to get there is to go to the HR reception desk, go down through all the HR offices, talk a left out the exit door, and the conference room is the 2nd door on the left. It overlooks the loading dock area and private employee entrance. HR staff at the reception desk will post signs and can provide directions as well.

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Submitted on behalf of Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President, Office of Human Resources

The next in our ongoing series of meetings for supervisors will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Emerson Suites.  It is an expectation that all supervisors attend.  Please hold the date.

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Independent journalist Madiha Tahir will screen and discuss her film on Pakistani survivors of U.S. drone attacks.

"Wounds of Waziristan: Ethnography of a Kill Zone"
7 - 9 p.m.
*Free and open to the public*

Since the drone attacks began in Pakistan in 2004, much of the focus by analysts and academics has been on aspects of drone technology. Tahir’s documentary, “Wounds of Waziristan,” considers the voices of those who experience such attacks firsthand, who have been either labeled de facto as “combat militants” or summarily dismissed as “collateral damage.”

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Dr. Chrystyna Dail, Assistant Professor in Theatre Arts, was featured as a presenter at Cornell University's 'TWO FOR THE SHOW: A Mini-Symposium on Broadway Revivals'  on November 6, 2014. 

Dr. Dail's presentation,These Are Dangerous Woods: Normative Gender Roles from Broadway to the Big Screen” was featured alongside a presentation by Jordan Schildcrout (SUNY Purchase).

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion

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Last semester, Michael Faber hosted meditation sessions on-campus, twice a week at the noon hour. The Work/Life Initiative is looking at the possibility of bringing meditation back for the Spring 2015 Semester at the same time of day.   

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The Unites States Postal Service has strict requirments on how international mail is addressed and has begun returning mail to the senders for non-compliance.  There is a link on the Mail Service web page to a document on the regulations.  A brief overview is listed below reflecting common issues that the Mail Service department and the Phillips Hall Post Office encounter.

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The third Thursday in November is the date of The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. They encourage smokers to use this date (NOVEMBER 20, 2014) to plan in advance to quit smoking THAT day! We want to take this time to follow The American Cancer Society’s plan within our Ithaca College community. If you are a smoker looking for motivation, use this time and start toward a healthier YOU!

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Contributed on behalf of Sally J. Neal, Director of the Center for Academic Advancement

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Dr. Kara Lavender Law is a research professor at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA. She has logged more than 12 months of sea time on oceanographic and sailing research vessels, where she has studied large-scale and mesoscale ocean circulation, the role intermediate and deep water formation in the North Atlantic plays in meridional overturning circulation, and – more recently – the distribution and behavior of plastic marine debris, the subject of her presentation at Monday’s ENVS Seminar.


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Assistant Professor Candidate in Ecology

Understanding how ecology and evolution interact to make or break species”

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Part of the Department's Seminar Series.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Meet for beverages & goodies at 3:45
CNS 1st floor lobby.
All are cordially invited to attend.

View other IC Events here.

We are off to a late start but we can make it up with a little heart. Help us reach our $60,000 goal. Every gift counts!

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Parnassus ("core apps") users wishing to upgrade to Office 2013 on their college-owned Windows computer may now do so. When Office 2013 was first announced to campus in May 2014, Parnassus core apps users were advised not to upgrade due to potential incompatibility issues.

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