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 The Ithacan will be hosting a Twitter Chat in collaboration with the University of Missouri's two newspapers, The Columbia Missourian and The Maneater, from 7–8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The chat will discuss how to ethically cover topics regarding racial issues in both a campus and a broader community. We hope this collaboration will provide a dialogue between aspiring and current journalism professionals and further the conversation between the media and the public. Use the hashtag #RaceReportingICMU to ask questions and engage.

December 2, 2015, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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All faculty and staff are welcome to attend a Pathways training to learn to identify and respond to a student who might be experiencing academic or other distress. We appreciate your willingness to learn crisis response skills before you need them.

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Finalists for the position of Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences will be on campus soon and we ask that you save the dates for the open campus meetings.

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This Tuesday (11/17), the Department of Writing's Handwerker Reading Series will feature readings of creative prose by faculty writer Professor Catherine Taylor and student writers Kimberly Nicolas and Gretchen Hohmeyer. This reading will take place at 6:00pm in the Handwerker Gallery (Gannett Center) and will feature the following writers:

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Want to win a $25 gift card to Miracle Nails, $20 gift card to Le Nails or a Free Haircut from Supercuts? Stop by North Foyer on Monday, November 16th from 10 am - 5 pm to enter to win. Raffle tickets are $1 for 1 or $5 for 6. Want a manicure that day? Sign up for a maniCURE here!

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Please join us for a talk with Rebecca Metzler, Colgate University: Composition and Structure of Oyster Cement  Provides Unique Materials Properties


Rebecca Metzlera, Rebecca Rista, Erik M. Albertsb, Jonathan J. Wilkerb,c

aDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, Colgate University, 13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346 bDepartment of Chemistry, Purdue University, 560 Oval Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47907 cSchool of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 701 West Stadium Ave., West Lafayette, IN 4907


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Please join the Chemistry Department in welcoming Prof. Barbara Baird, Cornell University, on Tuesday, November 17th in CNS 333 @ 4 pm.

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The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is providing notice of a fraud scheme that has been reported as targeting students at several colleges and universities.  Please be aware if you encounter something similar that it is not legitimate and report specifics to the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333.

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite all faculty and staff to attend our upcoming workshops designed to assist in the development of short-term study abroad programs.  The workshops are offered as a two-part series. We recommend that those interested in developing short-term study abroad opportunities for Ithaca College students attend both workshops (Program Planning and Proposal Submission Logistics and Risk Management and Student Safety) in order to have a full understanding of the process and requirements for designing and leading short-term study abroad programs.

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"Modeling craniofacial diseases in the nematode C. elegans"

November 19 

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.

View other IC Events here.

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Your colleagues in Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) will take the lead at Tuesday morning’s Dollars and $ense session.  AVP/CIO Keith "Mac" McIntosh and members of his team will present on various topics, including their recent reorganization, strategic plan implementation, and new projects planned for this academic year. 

Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the discussion, which takes place Tuesday, November 17 in Emerson Suite A at 9 am. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

The family of Shannon Sakosits invites her friends and classmates to join them in a celebration of her life. A junior majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications, Shannon passed away on Nov. 11 following a brief illness.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, New Jersey. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 2 Fremont Ave., Park Ridge, New Jersey.

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Your Chance to Win This Month!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/13/2015 

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Ithaca College is excited to partner with Plum Benefits and offer Faculty and Staff a chance to win a Plum Benefits gift card! Just visit and register between now and November 30th to be automatically entered. Please see these details for more information.

Depending on how many entries, this gift card could be worth up to $100 at Plum Benefits.

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You are at increased risk for developing pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Are 45 years of age or older
  • Are overweight
  • Have a parent with diabetes
  • Have a sister or brother with diabetes
  • Have a family background that is African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American-Indian, Asian-American, or Pacific-Islander
  • Had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes), or gave birth to a baby weighing 9 pounds or more
  • Are physically active less than three times a week

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It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Michael LaTour. Mike passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, November 18th.

67 million people have high blood pressure in America

What we already knew:

·Risk of CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease) doubles for each incremental increase in SBP of 20 mmHg or DBP of 10 mmHg.

·Aerobic exercise training leads to reduction in resting BP of 5-7 mmHg in those with hypertension.

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Fall 2015 ICWell Newsletter

Contributed by Maria Russell on 11/13/2015 

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Fall 2015 Edition ICWell Newsletter written by Larissa Meléndez (M.S. Exercise and Sport Sciences ‘16)

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Take advantage of the next week of concerts offered by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; some highlights are featured below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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People with visible and invisible disabilities represent a large minority and workforce demographic in the US. It is also a minority that any person can join at any time. Therefore, it’s important to know how to hire and to work with people of this demographic, as well as how to represent them correctly in your marketing and advertising. specializes in photographic imagery of real people with disabilities

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