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Tumblr: The Artist and Librarian Blog: art resources and librarianship, by Sarah Burris

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Dear Colleagues,

Ask Big Questions is a nationally recognized initiative intended to support deep, sophisticated conversations among students on and off campus. Whom are we responsible for, what do we choose to ignore, where do we feel at home? - are several among many completely developed conversations that will be facilitated on Ithaca College campus this academic year.

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Our plane is scheduled to leave from JFK on January 4, 2015. The trip is 10 days, which leaves you time to extend and stay in Israel or Europe while you are already there, and come back in time for the Spring Semester!

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Circles Market is hosting a BBQ TODAY from 5 to 7pm at the Circles Community Center Grill! You can get a free hot dog or hamburger, plus a bag of chips, with proof of any $5.00 purchase at Circles Market. But before you head out to the grill, spin the prize wheel for a chance to win free entry to “Get your Grill on” at Stone Steakhouse or “Seas the Day” at Seafood House dining hall events. You’ll also be able to sign up for a 7 Meal Plan while you’re feasting – it’s convenient for those times between classes when you’ve forgotten to pack a snack. You’ll NEVER go hungry!

Soak in the last few days of beautiful weather and join us on September 10th! 

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Stop by IC Square at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 12th to support Chris Allinger, radio host of Q 103.7, as he raises money for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's BackPack™ Program. Ithaca College will be his last stop and we've set up the sage to welcome him back to Ithaca!

On Monday, Chris began his 100+ mile trek around Tompkins County at Cornell University. As Chris walks, he collects donations to support the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The BackPack™ Program provides healthy, kid-friendly foods to children at risk for hunger. These children do not have access to food at home over the weekends and holiday breaks and each child in the program discreetly receives a backpack stuffed with food to last through their school break.

Show your support for Chris and the Food Bank by cheering him on the last leg of his route through IC Square on Friday, September 12th at 3:00 PM. Refreshments will be provided!

More information about Walkin' the Country and the Food Bank can be found here

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ITS offers technology workshops every week on a variety of topics and software applications in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:

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Submission deadlines for short-term, faculty-led courses to be taught abroad in 2015-16 are approaching. Any faculty member interested in leading such a course abroad during the 2015-16 academic year is encouraged to be in touch with the Office of International Programs to begin discussing ideas for such programs.

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Have you ever had a question about race but were unsure about how to ask? How is racism recognized? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your life and the lives of others? How do you cope with the effects? Who do you believe needs to assume responsibility for eliminating racism?

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite all administrators, faculty and staff members to attend our upcoming workshops designed to assist in the development of short-term study abroad programs.

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Lisa Barnard, Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication, has had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2014 MAPOR (Mid-Atlantic Public Opinion Research) Conference.

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The Friends of Ithaca College invite you to the 23rd annual Founder's Day Concert in the Park.

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As per the college’s new Adobe agreement, ITS is able to provide Adobe software on all Ithaca College-owned computers. Please see our previous intercom article here for more information. ITS will continue work to create a self-service installation portal, but should you need immediate access to any Adobe applications please contact the ITS Helpdesk at or extension 4-1000 for details on how you can install these applications.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from the New England Center for Children (NECC) will visit campus to conduct an information session about the organization and discuss job opportunities.  NECC will also be at the job and internship fair at 5:00 p.m. on the same evening.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) will visit campus to conduct an information session about the firm as well as upcoming internship and job opportunities.  PWC will also be at the job and internship fair at 5:00 p.m. on the same evening.

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Marlena Grzaslewicz, an Emmy-winning sound editor, recently finished work on Ken Burns' upcoming documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate Story. The PBS series begins on Sunday, September 14.

Grzaslewicz served as dialogue editor on the project. At Ithaca College Grzaslewicz is a Pendleton Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

To watch the preview of the series, visit:

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Chip Gagnon, Associate Professor of Politics, has published a co-edited volume, Post-Conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Routledge, 2014).

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Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Lindberg has accepted a position as Director of Athletics at Wells College.  Mike, who has served Ithaca College and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics over the past 28 years begins his tenure at Wells College on Sept. 15, 2014.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to welcome acclaimed writers Kevin Young, D.T. Max, and Victor LaValle as part of this semester’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series.

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Don Beachler (Politics) published, "The Quest for Justice in Cambodia: Power, Politics, and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal,"  in Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, Volume 8 , 2014, special issue on Post-Genocide Cambodia.

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 What do Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Bluest Eye, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Bridge to Terabithia, The Kite Runner, and Lord of the Flies have in common?   These books have all been banned and/or challenged.

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