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If you are a student and you need to drive a College-owned/leased vehicle for any reason, you must complete a driver safety class.

The next driver safety class will be offered on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 7pm-9pm in Textor 101.


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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.  

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Does your department have a student who will need to drive IMMEDIATELY upon returning in the Fall of 2010?

Please have your student contact the Office of Risk Managment to register for the upcoming Student Driver Safety Class.  You can register by telephone at 607-274-3285 or via email   The class will be held in Textor 101 from 7pm-9pm.

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Cathy Crane Receives NYSCA Grant

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 08/09/2010 

Cathy Crane, associate professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts, received a grant from New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA) for the completion of her new film, "The Death Pasolini Foretold."

"The Death Pasolini Foretold" is a full-length experimental biography exploring the year leading up to the murder of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini. 

This project received previous support from Office of the Provost and a James B. Pendleton grant. Crane will work on the film during her sabbatical leave this year.


The Office of Admission is pleased to announce recent changes on our team.

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 Peter Melcher presented "The impact of xylem wounding on the measure of stem hydraulic resistance" at the Botany 2010 Conference in Providence, RI. August 2010.  Co-authored with Steven Warchocki  (Biology '09).


Plant performance is directly related to plant water status and because xylem hydraulic resistance impacts water supply to leaves it has been used to characterize plant adaptations to environment. Xylem tissue in plants contain both living and dead cells. The cells responsible for the mass flow of sap from roots to leaves are composed of numerous dead hollow conduits. The design of these dead conduits e.g.,

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When:  Tuesday, August 10, 2010 

Where:  HR Training Room, GL052 Peggy R. Williams Center 

Time:  11:15 – 12:00 p.m. or 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. 

Why:  Sit in on an actual meeting, meet our leader, and possibly join!      

Attending the Open House is the perfect time to meet our leader, Samarra (She’s terrific!), and see for yourself how Weight Watchers can help you reach your goals. And what could be more convenient than meeting here on campus?

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 Dr. Mike Buck, Clinical Associate Professor from the Dept. of Physical Therapy; Dr. Amy Firth, Assistant Professor from the Dept. of Health Promotion & Physical Education; and Dr. James Pfrehm, Assistant Professor from the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures are presenting The "What/How/Why" of Learning via iTunes U: Three IC instructors’ perspectives at the 4th Annual SUNY Fredonia Teaching & Learning Conference.

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Choosing to make small “upgrades” in your diet can have positive effects when it comes to your wellness. When considering your diet, make “upgrades” by making more conscientious choices whenever possible. Samarra Mbenga, Leader of the Weight Watchers at Work program here at I.C., “upgraded” a common recipe for a Bacon and Turkey Club sandwich and provided comments on why the changes were "upgrades". See if any of her “upgrades” and comments give you ideas on incorporating changes into your meal choices without sacrificing flavor!

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Jeff Cohen, director of the Park Center for Independent Media and associate professor in the Department of Journalism, recently had two columns featured on the front page of the Huffington Post.

One column focused on WikiLeaks and the release of classified Afghan war documents, and the other focused on The Colbert Report and host Stephen Colbert’s interview with Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner about the U.S. prison population.


Jessica Brandt, a Television-Radio major, was one of five students nationwide to receive a $5,000 John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation Scholarship.

Bayliss scholarship recipients are chosen for their academic achievement, extracurricular radio activities, their passion for radio, and their desire to contribute to the overall advancement of the radio industry. 

Brandt recently won local radio station’s Z955's Wannabe a ZJ Contest, and is now working at the station full time. She is the co-host of the morning show and has her own show weekdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and on weekends from 3-7 p.m.

Brandt previously worked at both WICB and VIC. serving as a DJ for modern rock shows, City Rhythms (WICB’s hip hop program), as well as her own specialty Disney show.


Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 08/06/2010 

Quoted in the media: faculty members Stephen Sweet, Rebecca Lesses, Sandra Steingraber, and Rachel Wagner; staff member Marian Brown; and President Thomas Rochon. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations: 

IC in the Media

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The Library hosts Elsevier Representative Rachel McCullough who will cover all the ScienceDirect basics, highlight the handy features and fill us in on the new collaborations with NextBio and PANGAEA.

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The Student Employment Office will be offering Student Supervisor Training and Information sessions.

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The Office of Marketing Communications will close at 11:45 am on Friday, August 6, for a division event and will reopen Monday morning at 8:30 a.m.

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The Office of Enrollment Management will close at 11:45 am on Friday, August 6, for a division event and will reopen Monday morning at 8 am.

The Office of Admission will close at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, August 6, 2010.  Our President's Hosts will offer our scheduled tours at noon and 1:00 p.m.

Ithaca College is #2 in the Great Radio Station category according to Princeton Review’s 2011 edition of “The Best 373 Colleges.” Ithaca has two student-operated stations — 92 WICB and VIC Radio, based in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

Since 2003, Ithaca has been ranked in the top 10 of the “Best Radio Station” category, reaching the #1 spot in 2010.

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Lisabeth Chabot, College Librarian, recently spoke about "Developing a User-Centered Academic Library" with the library staffs at Beijing Sport University and Chengdu Sport University.  Hongwei Guan, Assistant Professor, HPPE, served as translator.

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ICView, the magazine of Ithaca College, has two writing internship positions available for IC students for fall 2010. These internships offer students a hands-on opportunity to learn how a magazine is run—from concept through production.


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