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Primitive Pursuits and Camp Earth Connections are leading a Winter Survival workshop for adults on Saturday February 6 to hone skills in observing, enjoying and surviving the winter world in the Finger Lakes.

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XMRV was recently reported in October, 2009 in the journal Science that suggests a viral etiology for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).  CFS is characterized, most notably, by prolonged fatigue or post-exertional malaise following normal, non-stressful levels of physical activity that are typical of activities of daily living (ADL).  Often those with CFS are unable to maintain a normal lifestyle, including regular employment, due to excessive recovery time associated with ADLs.  The discovery of XMRV by Judy Mikovits and her colleagues at the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease in Reno, NV holds promise for improved treatment strategies for these patients.

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Influenza Vaccination

Contributed by David Newman on 01/29/2010 

There is probably more influenza to come

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The members of the First-Year Experience Coordinating Committee, once again, would like to invite all first-year students to attend a series of events designed to highlight the wonderful speakers, films, athletics and performances that happen on our campus all year long!  After a successful fall semester of featured events, we're happy to announce a few of the First-Year Experience featured events that will be occurring in early February:

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 The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the first reading of its Spring 2010 “Thursdays at the Handwerker” series on February 4th at 6:30 PM. The reading, themed “Paradigm Shift,” will feature assistant professor of writing Linda Godfrey and junior writing major Carrie-Lynne Davis.

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 The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the first reading of its Spring 2010 “Thursdays at the Handwerker” series on February 4th at 6:30 PM. The reading, themed “Paradigm Shift,” will feature assistant professor of writing Linda Godfrey and junior writing major Carrie-Lynne Davis.

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IC Alum Publishes Book on Swimming Performance with Human Kinetics Publishers

Ian McLeod, IC Athletic Training Major, Class of 1997, is the author of Swimming Anatomy (2010), his first book. Recommended by USA Swimming to author this text, McLeod has extensive experience working with world-class athletes, particularly swimmers. A certified athletic trainer and certified massage therapist, he was a member of the U.S. team’s medical staff at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. You can listen to Ian discuss common training errors, injuries, and strength & conditioning for swimming by clicking here, or you can purchase a copy of this beautifully composed and produced book by clicking here.

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INPORTANT NOTICE: Please be careful

Contributed by Mark Ross on 01/29/2010 

As we head into the winter months, it’s important to take precautions against icy conditions. When temperatures drop below freezing, walking from parking lots and building to building can be dangerous. Though Maintenance and Facilities do an excellent job salting and shoveling campus walkways, black ice and icy patches can strike before getting attended to. Slips and falls are the number one cause of accidents at Ithaca College. Nationally, they cause more than 1,500 deaths per year and 300,000 injuries, but there are many ways to prevent such accidents. Here is a list of ways to protect yourself:

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On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., in the Longview Auditorium (Bella Vista Drive), there will be a showing of the film made of Kennesaw University's 2009 fully staged production of Writing professor Dr. Katharyn Howd Machan's poetic monologues, REDWING: VOICES FROM 1888, directed by Dr. John S. Gentile, with a cast of eight actors performing 56 characters. This event sponsored by the Gerontology Institute is open to the whole Ithaca College community.

Nick Kowalczyk, assistant professor in the Department of Writing, 
was featured in a story that aired on WSKU radio in Ohio on 
January 20, 2009, about President Barack Obama's Jan. 22 visit to 
Kowalczyk's struggling hometown of Lorain, Ohio. Kowalczyk's 
interview focused on a nonfiction book he is writing about the 
city. The story can be heard at

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will host a double feature on Wednesday February 3, in Textor 103. Two films will be screened: 7 Years at 7 pm, and Harsh Beauty at 7:30 pm.

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The big game is coming up! Watch the Indianapolis Colts vs. the New Orleans Saints this Superbowl with IC After Dark on February 7th! For Free!



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A new part of Ed Tech Day on March 25 is organized by the Finger Lakes Faculty Development Network. We invite proposals for presentations by faculty and staff on the theme of best practices and scholarship on enhancing teaching with technology.

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Sexcapades! Monday February 1st

Contributed by Nancy Reynolds on 01/28/2010 

Ever played Sexuality Pictionary? Drawn a vibrator? Made a sperm out of paper? Take a break from studying to attend Sexcapades on Monday, Feb. 1st from 7-8 PM in Clark Lounge. Sexual health information and free safer sex supplies will be abundant. This is an FYE Event! Co-sponsored by The Advocacy Center, Planned Parenthood, and the IC Center for Health Promotion

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Please participate in the revived Faculty Colloquium Series of the Center for Faculty Excellence. Scheduled on announced Thursdays from 12:10 to 1:00 in the Demotte Room of the Campus Center, the colloquia feature presentations and discussions of faculty scholarship. You may propose a session or plan to attend them.

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Signups are due Friday!

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Thinking about applying for the RA position?  Take time this weekend to submit your application.

As an RA, you will: 

  • Give back to the IC Community
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Strengthen your organizational skills
  • Confront challenging situations
  • Create and foster community on campus
  • Mediate roommate conflicts

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The editorial board for the IC Journal are currently looking for papers based on race, culture, gender and/or ethnicity to be apart of this years Spring 2010 edition. The purpose of the journal is to raise awareness and to promote discussions about various issues and complexities of race, culture, gender, and ethnicity and the impacts on our community, whether that may be here at Ithaca College or throughout the world. These papers can range in length but must be at least 6 pages. The deadline is February 19th.

This is a great opportunity to get students' work out and published to the public since you can find the Ithaca College Journal of Race, Culture, Gender and Ethnicity in the Library of Congress. If you would like to submit a paper the deadline is February 19th and can be emailed to    

Also if you would like to be part of the Journal's editorial board feel free to contact If you know anyone who may be interested please spread the word.

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Need Gear? XC-Skis, Snowshoes, Winter Camping Equipment? OREC opens Thursday, January 28th!

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Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowships

Contributed by Lynda Walters on 01/28/2010 

Contributed on behalf of Leslie W. Lewis, Dean, School of Humanities and Sciences

The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Provost’s office will be co-sponsoring a pilot program that will offer two Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowships to graduate students in one of four fields within the Humanities and Sciences: art history, anthropology, sociology, speech communication.

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