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Department Newsletter: 2013    (PDF)

Printed copies are available by request. 
Just let Nancy Pierce know, 274-3161.

The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, October 30th.  Important reasons not to miss the next screening:

1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)

2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases

3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease

4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive   (above ideal )

5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.

6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure

7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects

8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure

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Visiting artist Brian Bishop will give a free Encaustic Painting Demonstration on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 10-10:30 a.m. at the Art Department, Ithaca College in room 127 of the Ceracche Center and a lecture about his work from 1-2p.m. in room 126.

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Do you know which former U.S. President has a hearing impairment or what popular rock star has ADHD? Or, that Albert Einstein had Dyslexia, ADD and was very likely on the Autism Spectrum? While it's probably no surprise that Robin Williams has ADD but did you know that Michael Phelps, David Beckham and APL.DE.AP from The Black Eyed Peas also have a disability?

Come and celebrate Disability Awareness Month with Student Disability Services by stopping by our table on Tuesday, October 29 from 10-2 in the Campus Center Lobby.

We'll have games, trivia, give-a-ways and more. And, you'll have the opportunity to step up and pledge to be a Disability Ally.

See you there!

The premiere performance of Theatre Arts professor Dr. Saviana Stanescu's BACK TO ITHACA: A CONTEMPORARY ODYESSY is tonight at 8:00 PM in Dillingham Center. Written and Directed by Dr. Stanescu, the piece has been a collaborative effort with the cast and is based on interviews with local Vietnam veterans. 

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Don't you want a Google Nexus7 Tablet just in time for the holidays???

Just follow the link below. You don't have to be on a meal plan to enter to win! Everyone is welcome to participate.

It's short. It's easy!

And, your feedback is important to us!

  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, October 25th, 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.

Come see your friends perform in a musical revue that parodies the First-Year Experience!

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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, Powerpoint and Photoshop from Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1.  

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 The Offices of Career Services and Alumni Relations is offering one of our most successful alumni programs: The Susan A. DiPace '74 Speaker Series: What Can You Do With a Liberal Arts Degree?

Tuesday, November 5, 7:00-8:30 pm Clark Lounge.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge

The School of Business and the Center for Faculty Excellence are very pleased to co-host a reception in honor of Charles "Randy" Christian, the Executive-in-Residence for our School of Business. 

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Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Civic Engagement Service-Learning Series
Topic: Building Sustainable Service-Learning Partnerships
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
12:00 - 1.30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Belisa Gonzalez, PhD, Ithaca College, Department of Sociology; Richard Kiely, PhD, Cornell University, Engaged Learning and Research
This workshop will discuss key components and best practices for building quality community partnerships in service-learning. The workshop facilitators will describe activities such as community partner selection, site review, on-site planning and programming, MOU development and how to negotiating roles, responsibilities and resources to ensure sustainability. The workshop facilitators will offer examples of service-learning partnerships in Ithaca, NYC, and Nicaragua and share a number of resources including a newly created community-campus standards document.
(Register Here)

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Monday, October 28, 2013
3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Marie Sanford, Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, was selected as a faculty presenter at the 48th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Society for Social Work Leadership on Health Care in Philadelphia (October 2-5, 2013).  Her seminar entitled “Interviewing Practices and the Interpretation of Children’s Statements” A Linguistic Perspective,”  offered identifiable linguistic indicators used in evaluating statements obtained from investigative interviews of children.


 Come downtown to hear some spooky music inspired by Halloween. Saturday 8pm at First Presbyterian Church, 315 N. Cayuga.

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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!!

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Come join the fun!  Children and Adolescents are needed for lab sessions in the physical therapy (PT) course ‘Motor Development through the Lifespan’.


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 Come join the fun!  Babies and toddlers ages newborn to 36 months are needed for lab sessions in the physical therapy (PT) course ‘Motor Development Through the Lifespan’.


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 Along with door prizes, food,  games and a plethora of informative vendors on hand there are will be 2 beautiful fall gift baskets raffled off. Each benefits eligible employee who enters the Festival with their college ID will be entered to win the gift baskets.


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Want to advance your research skills and writing skills? This Spring, the Writing department is offering a new course titled "Inquiry, Research, and Writing Across the Disciplines"--WRTG 21700. In this course, students will learn what it means to think, communicate, and write like a researcher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences.

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