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Submitted on behalf of Patricia Spencer, Faculty Director of Service-Learning

Why should you work for the Office of Civic Engagement?  As a student, working with the OCE has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my time here at IC, and here is why you should join us:

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Resistance is a matter driven by the force of collective momentum. In a Chicago neighborhood, Mothers of Color are intervening in gun violence through community mediation. In Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, LGBT people of color are working with small businesses to develop safe havens from violence. In Atlanta, Trans people are building alternative models within the criminal justice system for diverting arrests and decreasing jail time. In a political landscape where oppressed communities often cannot rely on police or the state to keep us safe, community based safety strategies are essential to survival and resistance.

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The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute presents:

Meaningful Activity for Aging Gracefully
Presenter: Eleanor Leibson, OTR/L, PYT, DRS

Monday, November 30
2:00-4:30 p.m.
Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road, Ithaca  

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On November 12, from 12 noon to 1:00 PM, representatives from New England Aquarium will be hosting an Employer Information Session in Career Services (101 Muller) and will also be talking with students about full-time job and internship opportunities. There will be many opportunities available across many disciplines. Come and find out what they are!

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, are you still trying to plan how you will make it home for break? Ever thought about sharing the ride home with a fellow classmate? It’s easy! Simply log on to, sign up or update your profile and post a ride. You will be amazed how quickly you will find matches!

When you post a new ride on Ithaca College’s Zimride network November 1 – 30, you will automatically be entered into the 2015 Zimride by Enterprise Thanksgiving Post a Ride Sweepstakes and have a chance to win a $200 MasterCard gift card.  So wherever you need to go, Zimride can help get you home in time for Thanksgiving.  Post your ride today!

Gobble Gobble!

For official contest rules click here.

Wed. Nov. 11th from 6-7pm in Williams 225. Refreshments will be served!

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Update on H&S Dean search

Contributed by Diane Gayeski on 11/06/2015 

We are pleased to report that the H&S Dean search is progressing well and on schedule.  The search committee met recently and faced some difficult choices as it reviewed the candidacies of a well-qualified, large, and diverse pool of leaders and discussed the results of related referencing calls.


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The November installment of the Dollars and $ense Discussion Series will take place on Tuesday, November 17th.  This time, your colleagues from Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) will take the lead and present on various topics, including their recent reorganization

Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the discussion, which takes place 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.


Do you have a passion that could become a business? Come to the BOLD Conference on December 5th from 9:30am-2:30pm in Emerson Suites to learn leadership skills from some of the best entrepreneurs. Students who attend BOLD can receive SLI credit for one Leading Self and two Leading Others sessions. 

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The time is near! Next week, bring any article of clothing with RED in it to any Spirit Week event! In return, get 1 FREE Cortaca T-shirt! All RED donations will go to the Ithaca Rescue Mission. (one t-shirt per student ID).


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Maximize your time away from IC and participate in Network Nights, Career & Internship Connections, or Road Trips to the Real World!

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Alternative Spring Break offers students the opportunity to volunteer at one of five locations in the eastern United States during spring break, March 12 - 20.

There will be an information session for students who would like to learn more about the five ASB locations for March 2016. Students can come to the session to learn about the trips, and why this program is a great way to spend spring break!

To learn more or to apply for ASB, go HERE.

The session will be held in Ithaca Falls Room on Monday, November 9, at 12:10pm. Ithaca Falls Room is located between Grand Central Smoothie Shop and the Campus Center North Foyer.

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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 strategies we can all use to shift negative conflict interaction both for ourselves and for others.

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Every year, Ithaca College's International Club presents the One World Concert, celebrating the different cultures represented at Ithaca College and Cornell through various musical and dancing acts. 

This year, we have a spectacular line-up of performances with some of our favorite acts returning, in addition to some new ones.

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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) invite you to attend our monthly meeting, on Tuesday, November 10th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Human Resources Conference Room, Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, and participate in a discussion on Microaggressions, facilitated by one of our committee members, RahK Lash, Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs.

(Due to conflict with the Veteran's Day Celebration, we have changed the time time of this event to 2:00 p.m.)

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Sunday, November 15th at 12 noon in Williams 319, join ICWC, eat pizza and learn how to use Bootstrap to create a professional online presence sure to impress potential interviewers!

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Composting in the Circles!

Contributed by Mark Darling on 11/05/2015 

Interested in being part of the NEW Circle Apartment Food Waste Composting Pilot Program, or just interested in how to compost in general? Come to a "Bucket Session" and find out!

We'll go through the basics of food waste composting, and where/when Circles residents will be able to dispose of their food waste as compost.  

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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.

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 Deb Harper presented on a panel of counseling center directors at the 66th annual Association of University and College Counseling Center Director’s (AUCCCD) Conference in Salt Lake City in October 2015. 


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