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This semester, there are over 20 free classes per week to participate in at the Fitness Center.

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IC will be hosting Dr. Tine Reimers as the lead presenter for a faculty development workshop this weekend, co-presenting with several of our own faculty members highlighting their experience and expertise in student centered integrative learning.  Please join us this Saturday, August 28, from 8:30 - 4:00 in BUS 111 to support your colleagues and to enjoy a lively and enlightening session on a key topic for Ithaca's academic and curricular future.

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Start the new academic year with IC IM!  Sand Volleyball is coming up!

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WICB and VIC were nominated for several awards in the Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) student production competition. Winners will be announced at the National Student Media Convention in Louisville, Oct. 27-31.

The stations were nominated for:

• Best Student Media Web Site:  

• Best Regularly Scheduled Program: VIC's "Disney Mania" 

• Sports Play-By-Play: Two nominations for WICB basketball coverage

• Best Feature Program: WICB's SportsTalk "2009 Year in Review"



Interested in joining ICTV, The Ithacan, VIC, WICB, Park Productions or Buzzsaw? Find out more at Rush Night! All majors are welcome.

Rush nights are:

THE ITHACAN - Thursday, August 26, 8pm, Park Auditorium

Thursday, August 26, 7pm, Park Auditorium

ICTV - Monday, August 30, 7pm, Emerson Suites, Campus Center

PARK DESIGN HOUSE (PDH is expanding. We are also looking for event planners and PR students) - Tuesday, August 31, 12:10 p.m. in Park 220

Wednesday, September 1, 7-9 pm, Park 220

BUZZSAW - Wednesday, September 1, 8pm in Williams 323, the central lecture hall

Join STAT - NOW!!

Contributed by Lynne Pierce on 08/24/2010 

Are you interested in working with students, faculty, staff and alumni to create school spirit?  Then join Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT).

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Short-term study abroad programs are an important component of the overseas study options available to Ithaca College students. The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite faculty and staff members to submit proposals for new and repeat short-term study abroad programs for winter, spring break, or summer 2011. 

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The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to welcome Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction Jeffrey Eugenides, acclaimed essayist Paisley Rekdal, and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in poetry Matthea Harvey as part of this semester’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. They will be reading at 7:30pm on September 7th, October 5th, and October 27th, respectively. The readings are free and open to the public. 

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Ithaca College is among only 19 schools nationwide to earn five stars — the highest rating — in the Campus Pride Climate Index National Assessment Tool. Campus Pride is a national nonprofit organization that works to create a safer environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) college students.

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Calling All Musicians!

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 08/24/2010 

Have you been wanting to play in orchestra since coming to college, but haven’t had time or the opportunity?

The Ithaca College Sinfonietta is an orchestra ensemble open to all Ithaca College and Cornell students. All string, wind, brass, and percussion players, both music majors and non-music majors, are encouraged to join-no audition is required.

There will be one concert each semester, and rehearsals will be held weekly on Mondays from 6 to 7:50 pm in Presser rehearsal hall at the Whalen Center for Music on Ithaca College Campus.

Our first meeting is on August 30, 2010.

If you are interested in participation
Please email Chun-Ming Chen at:

Meditation for Anyone

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 08/24/2010 

Beginning Wednesday, August 25, there will be informal meditation in Muller Chapel every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.

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This PALS course teaches the principles of rifle safety to include marksmanship fundamentals, range procedures, safe weapons handling and target engagement and his held on the Cornell campus. 

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Hardwick, J.C. and Smith, J. 2010. Undergraduate Neuroscience Faculty:  Results from a Survey of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Members. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education.8(2): A101-107. View the PDF here.


A survey was presented to members of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) to get a better idea of how neuroscience research and education is being delivered at the undergraduate level. A total of 155 individuals completed the survey, with 118 coming from faculty at traditional PUIs (primarily undergraduate institutions) and 37 from faculty at doctoral-granting institutions.

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Ms. Mary Pitti, MS, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College, and Elizabeth Begley, MA, CCC-SLP, College Station Medical Center, College Station, Texas co-authored two apps entitled Small Talk Dysphagia and Small Talk Oral Motor.

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 Dr. Quarrier, Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy recently presented 5 health related lectures over 9 days while cruising on board the Explorer of the Seas Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

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The eighth annual "Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen" film series will begin on Wednesday, August 25, with a showing of Gay Pioneers. Gay Pioneers is the story of the first organized annual gay civil rights demonstrations held in Philadelphia, New York and Washington DC from 1965-1969.  The screening will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 103.

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Wellness Clinic Re-opens

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 08/23/2010 

The Wellness Clinic will reopen for the semester at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25. If you would like to become a member, go to our website ( and follow the "Join The Clinic" link. Fill out the health history form, which will automatically be e-mailed to us. We will get back in touch with you.

Group Exercise classes will begin on Monday, August 31. All classes (except Pilates) are included free with your membership. If you would like to ONLY participate in group exercise classes, we offer that type of membership as well. This semester we will be offering some new and exciting classes such as zumba.

We now offer payroll deduction for payment of dues. If you would like this option, drop by the Clinic or give us a call for more details (274-1301).


Pathways is a mental health crisis prevention and intervention program offered by the I.C. Counseling and Psychological Services.

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The Office of Residential Life will continue to accept Off-campus Applications until September 30, 2010. 

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Several of Ithaca College's schools have mandated that their students participate in a sexual harassment prevention training session before beginning an internship.  Students who are not doing internships are also free to participate.

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