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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency.

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Today I am announcing the creation of a new position at Ithaca College: Chief Diversity Officer. The position, which will report directly to me, will provide clear leadership and ownership over the implementation of our ongoing work to improve our campus's racial climate and build a culture that lives up to its values of civility, mutual respect, and justice.

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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) invite you to attend our monthly meeting, on Tuesday, December 8th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., in the Human Resources Conference Room, Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, and participate in a facilitate discussion on supporting transgender and gender nonconforming students. Luca Maurer, LGBT Education, Outreach & Services Program Director, DAC Member will facilitate this meeting entitled “Pronouns and Forms and Policies – oh my! Addressing the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students”.

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Conflict is a universal and routine human experience. We more or less successfully engage it every day of our lives. Once in a while, however, it sticks and we get stuck! This highly engaging and interactive three hour workshop explores the experience of conflict and its effects on us as individuals and our interactions with others. We then explore and experiment with some key skills and inclusive strategies we can all use to shift negative conflict interaction both for ourselves and for others.

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Contributed on behalf of Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras

Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, November 15, 2015
4:00 p.m. | Ford Hall
Whalen Center for Music

Stucky: Radical Light (2015-16 Husa Professor)
Brahms: Symphony No.2, D Major

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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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On Thursday, November 12 between 6:00 and 8:00 PM there will be an outage of the campus voice mail system due to maintenance. This will not impact telephone dial tone and general telephone use. The campus Emergency Notification System will continue to function during the voice mail maintenance. Any callers who would reach the voice mail system during this period will receive a recording stating maintenance is ongoing and to call back after 8:00 PM.

Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS)
Service Desk

104 Job Hall

Find out more about how to use the new IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about important strategies around utilizing LinkedIn to make connections, networking etiquette, and informative career networking groups.

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On Wednesday, November 11, the Office of Admissions will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and their families.  The M-Lot parking lot at the A&E Center has been designated as reserved parking for that event, and therefore will be unavailable to college staff, faculty, and students in the morning.

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Ithaca College’s Mock Trial Team A finished second among a field of fourteen teams at the Fourth Annual Friar Faceoff at St. Bonaventure University this past weekend. Ithaca’s A team finished with six wins, one loss and one tie, prevailing over teams from Case Western, Geneseo, and St. Bonaventure. Ithaca’s B team finished with a 2-6 record. 


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This production is the department’s Senior Directing Project this semester and is directed by Phoebe Sullivan-Bing ‘16. Tickets for Scarcity are free but reservations are required. To reserve tickets, e-mail and indicate a first and second choice of performance date and time. If you are reserving for more than one person, ALL names of ticket holders must be included in your e.mail in order for a reservation to be completed. All tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be picked up at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the performance. Performance times are 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 14th, Sunday, November 15th, and Monday, November 16th. A 2:00 pm matinee will be offered on Sunday, November 15th. All performances will be held in the Earl McCarroll Theatre (Studio 2) in Dillingham Center on the Ithaca College campus.

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Register and Win!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/10/2015 

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Plum Benefits offers exclusive discounts of up to 50% off tickets and up to 60% off hotels, with access to preferred seating and special offers for top shows, attractions, theme parks, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more. Plum Benefits is a unique benefit offered exclusively to companies and their employees.

Ithaca College is excited to partner with Plum Benefits and offer Faculty and Staff a chance to win a Plum Benefits gift card! 

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Dr. Bradwell gave an invited presentation at Corning Community College on the topic of “Surviving Diversity: how to reject diversity as a practice of racism”.  Dr. Bradwell’s talk is a continuation of his work on his “diversity kills” thesis.  The talk was supported and sponsored by the Diversity Council and Faculty Student Council of Corning Community College.

 Assessing Communication and Information Needs of

Community Dwelling Older Adults in Tompkins County

Amy Johnstone, Natalie Lang, Danielle O’Donnell and Kelly Pettigrew, graduate students of the occupational therapy program at Ithaca College invite you to participate in this research study. The title of the study is Assessing Communication and Information Needs of Community Dwelling Older Adults in Tompkins County. The purpose of the study is to identify how older adults (60+) within Tompkins County obtain information and news about the community. The results of this research will be used to provide the Ithaca Area Agency on Aging with information regarding barriers that prevent elders from receiving area information and communicating with others in the community. This information will aid in transforming Ithaca into an age friendly community. The results of this study may be published in scientific research journals and/or presented at professional conferences, however your identity will remain anonymous.



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John Bradac, Director of Career Services, attended the NY State Career Directors Conference held in Skaneateles NY on Friday October 16th.

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Saturday, November 14 from 8am-noon there will be FREE BREAKFAST at the Terraces Dining Hall.

Come join your fellow IC Community members as we tailgate for Cortaca on November 14 at the “Terraces Tailgate Event”. There will be music from IC Alumnus Chris Washburn, tons of prizes (including 2 free tickets to the BOC spring show and 2 free tickets to IC Theater Departments’ Anonymous), games and other activities.

This is an event you do not want to miss. Bring your Ithaca College ID and your school spirit to get in. The event is FREE and open to all members of the IC Community (Faculty, Staff, Student, Alumni) with an Ithaca College ID. Anyone without an ID will be charged $5.

Seniors, do not forget to bring your Senior Card for an additional raffle ticket to be entered to win 2 free tickets to the Senior Semi Formal.

No bags or bottles will be allowed into the event!!!


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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by November 15, February 15, and April 15.  If the 15th falls on a weekend, proposals will be due the next week day.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at

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Wednesday, November 11, 12:30- 1:45 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Faculty facilitator: Dr. David Gondek, Department of Biology

Open to Faculty and Staff.

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You don't have to have a connection to the armed forces to attend Ithaca College's 13th annual Veterans Day Celebration!

TODAY: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Noon-1 pm

Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music

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Dance Minor Audition

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 November 17th ,Tuesday, at 6:00 pm is studio 3 Dillingham!

Please come ready to dance. We will begin with a ballet barre, then jazz and modern. Bring ballet and jazz shoes, if you have them. If not bare feet is fine. You do not need to prepare anything. Any question, please contact Lindsay Gilmour, dance minor coordinator.

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