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Are you looking for a 3-credit, 2-week course to get ahead (or make up) general education/ICC requirements?
 
Are you interested in thinking about where you stand on some of the most critical issues of the day, and why?—And why others might agree or disagree with you?

  
Take ‘IDEAS & IDEOLOGIES’ during the May Session! (May 13-23)

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Drop by the Mind, Body, Me Open House on June 18, 2014 and see how the wellness program can help you paint your wellness picture!

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The warehouse will be closed Wednesday, May 21st through Thursday, May 29th for the annual inventory and audit of supplies.

The warehouse will resume normal business hours on Friday, May 30th.

BIOL 10700

May 27- June 27, 2014

Is there a gay gene?  What are designer babies?  Can we clone humans?  What does it mean if alcoholism runs in my family?   Did we really evolve from monkeys? Is depression genetic? What is genetic testing?

Explore these questions and many more in a one-month course designed specifically for the non-biology major. 3 credits.  No prerequisites.

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Laura presented at the 2014 Council of Science Editors, held May 2-5, 2014, in San Antonio. This year's theme was entitled: 4D Publishing: Data, Decision, Difference, and Direction. Laura's lecture was entitled, "Reference and Networking Tools: New Ways to Read, Store, and Share." 

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As the flowers bloom and the trees bud, we are reminded that Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings... and of course, warm weather and outdoor fun!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Spring Into Mind, Body, Me Photo Contest. We really enjoyed the outdoor photos and experiences you shared with us! 

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Safety Tip of The Month

Contributed by Tim Ryan on 05/09/2014 

 Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and we’re getting ready to clean up inside our homes and to work outside in our lawns and gardens.  But all that lifting, climbing, trimming and other spring cleaning activities heighten the risk for home injuries.  According to the Home Safety Council (www.homesafetycouncil.org) there are over 10 million unintentional home injuries in the U.S. per year that result in visits to hospital emergency rooms. 

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 This will be the final Student Driver Safety Class offered for the semester. If you have a need to drive Ithaca College vehicles during the summer or immediately upon return in the fall this is the class for you! 

You may register on-line for the class at:  www.ithaca.edu/riskmanagement/ed_prog/.  Please be advised a minimum of 20 students is required to hold a class; we request that you register as soon as possible.

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I invite you to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions Marisa Kelly has made to the Ithaca College community after her 3 years as Provost and Vice President of Educational Affairs at a farewell reception to be held on Monday, May 12th from 4:00-5:30 PM. 

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Ithaca College is exploring the development of a system where you could earn “digital badges” for completing non-credit programs outside of your degree-seeking curriculum in areas that would be considered “personal or professional development”.  Topics might include: personal finance, personal wellness and/or nutrition, leadership, media & technology, software, sustainability, civic engagement and much more.  Badges could be incorporated into your ePortfolios or other badge systems.

Help us by taking this ONE MINUTE SURVEY.  Results will be used to guide a more in-depth analysis in the Fall.

THANKS!  - the Office of Extended Studies

survey link: https://ithaca.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_enA4JeVrqlqZHXD

On Wednesday, May 21st ITS will be performing extensive work on the IC web infrastructure which will result in a 2-3 hour downtime of websites and web services starting at 6:00 AM.

The main IC website, as well as myHome, myIthaca, and HomerConnect will all be unavailable during the downtime. While the normal IC website content will not be available, people who attempt to access www.ithaca.edu will be re-directed to a temporary web page that will provide direct links to the following major services:

  • Outlook email and calendar
  • The ACE page (access to HomerAdmin, Parnassus, Argus and Advance)
  • Sakai

All other Web services will be unavailable. We'll make every effort to have the work completed by 8:00 AM, but if complications arise the downtime may extend to as late as 9:00 AM.

Note that myHome is set as the default browser Web page on many campus computers, and will display a "page not found" message during the downtime.

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Bridget Tobin, Politics, co-authored History is Ours: Accounts of the Chilean Coup and Resettlement in Ithaca, NY with Tim, Shenk, director of the Committee on U.S. Latin American Relations. The book is an oral history of the Chileans who came to Ithaca following the U.S.-supported military coup of September, 1973. Bridget worked on this project during her year-long internship with CUSLAR.

Project Look Sharp will be celebrating Memorial Day weekend with another webinar entitled “Media Constructions of Peace and Social Justice: Reflecting Diversity.”  On May 22nd this webinar will go live from 7-8 EDT and will be free of charge. 

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"I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness" ~unknown

There are things you can do to be happy when you're feeling down. Check out the BalanceWorks May Newsletter for some natural happiness boosters next time you are in a slump. 

The Office of Marketing Communications seeks student graphic designers for Summer 2014 and the 2014-2015 academic year. 

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Did you know that students, faculty, staff, and even parents are always welcome at Ithaca College alumni regional events?

Alumni regional groups in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. have planned outings at Major League Baseball games in May and June -- and you're invited!

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Important Information for SPSS Users

Contributed by Irene Scott on 05/08/2014 

ITS will soon be upgrading the college’s academic network SPSS license to version 22, and will send out renewal messages to all SPSS users by late May - early June.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce its Faculty-in-Residence for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Each of the Residents will focus on a project that has relevance for the College.

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The Ithaca College Art Department presents: NoEcho, A pop gallery transforming a raw industrial space into a display of the varied talents of junior and senior art majors at Ithaca College.

From auditory sculpture to figurative oil paintings, NoEcho features an eclectic and vibrant body of work that reflects both the students' range of interests and the dynamic nature of the space.

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Some ITS Staff Office Relocations

Contributed by David Weil on 05/08/2014 

As part of the dominoes of moves that will be occurring over the summer to prepare for the PT Rochester program move to the Ithaca campus, most of the department of Enterprise Application Services (EAS) within ITS will be temporarily moving to the second floor classrooms in Friends Hall.  

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