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‎‎"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." ~Mary Engelbreit

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Did you know there's a particular way to set up your room/background for a Skype interview? More and more employers are relying on Skype and phone interviews to screen candidates, so you need to be ready.  Learn how to prepare and what to expect for these types of interviews.

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Start the year off right with the Welcome Back BBQ on Friday, September 5 at 4:00 pm on the Academic Quad.

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Hillel is excited to welcome students back on campus and invites everyone to join us for a Kosher BBQ at the Academic Quad today starting at 4:00pm.



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Jeffery Lewis, MD/DMD
Cayuga Facial Surgery 

Clinical aspects of cancer diagnosis
September 11
4:00 p.m. CNS 112

Meet for beverages & goodies at 3:45
CNS 1st floor lobby.
All are cordially invited to attend.

Please bring your own reusable mug.


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Ithaca College has memberships with both EDUCAUSE and ELI (the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative).  As an ELI member institution all IC faculty/staff can participate in events like the one below on Monday September 8th.  Feel free to register if you’re interested!


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We'll be kicking off another great year of volunteering in our local community by helping out with Some BIG events and IMPORTANT causes.

Students can choose to volunteer with one of three different sites:

  • Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event - An opportunity to pack nutritious, low cost meals for food insecure areas across the world.
  • AIDS Ride for Life - Volunteer at the check-in station of the biggest HIV/AIDS treatment and awareness fundraiser in southern New York. Cheer on the cyclists and help make this event a success!
  • The Salvation Army of Ithaca - the Salvation Army serves over 100,000 meals annual to residents of Ithaca, NY. Help them prepare and serve one of their Saturday meals!

Service Saturdays is your opportunity to make a difference the fun and easy way!


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Applications for Kaplan GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT Test Prep class scholarships are now available for Fall 2014.

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Interested in teaching an undergraduate course during the 2015 winter session or 2015 summer sessions?

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Tom Shevory of IC’s Politics department will be the featured speaker at next Monday’s ENVS Seminar (Sept. 8). His talk, entitled “Moldovans, Mongols and Modesty: Perspective vs. policy,” will draw on his experiences with global policy issues in Asia.  

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Don't miss out on attending the First-Year Diversity Speaker, Maura Cullen, TOMORROW night! Her award-winning session will inspire, educate and motivate you on how to embrace diversity and take meaningful action toward an inclusive community.

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This Saturday, September 6th, from 10 am to 4 pm the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) will be hosting tours to a number of permaculture installations around the area. One stop will feature IC’s permaculture installation outside of Williams Hall (across from the IC Bookstore entrance).

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A public conversation marking Constitution Day, "Targeted Killings, the Constitution, and You: U.S. Drone Policy and Citizens’ Rights,” will be held on Wed., Sept. 17, 2014, 7:30–9:30 pm in Emerson Suites, Campus Center.

Recent drone technology has several promising business and benign applications. But it also has some frightening ones -- such as targeting and killing people. The U.S. government claims “targeted killings” are necessary for national defense and fighting terrorism, yet many innocent civilians in several countries have been killed by drones. Outrage has grown about these deaths and about the fact that President Obama has claimed constitutional authority as commander in chief to use drones to kill U.S. citizens accused of potential or actual terrorist acts.

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If You Like It, Lock It

Contributed by Crystal Young on 09/04/2014 

Submitted on behalf of David Dray, Deputy Chief for Public Safety and Emergency Management

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I would like to update the campus community on the process and timeline in the search for IC’s next Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs.   As you know, this leadership position has overall responsibility for the quality of the educational experience in every dimension ranging from academic programs to residential and co-curricular life.

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Spanish Studies Abroad, SIT (the School for International Training) and IES (the Institute for the International Education of Students) are all long-standing affiliates of Ithaca College, and each semester many IC students study abroad on programs run by these organizations.  Over the next two weeks, representatives from each of these organizations will be on campus to present an information session and to table in the Campus Center lobby. 

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Are you looking to eat more organic foods? Start here with the BalanceWorks September Newsletter, highlighting the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen food lists! 

The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) will kick off their annual discussion series with a presentation on “Technologizing Funk/Funkin Technology." Adam Banks will discuss the rhetorical practices of the DJ in black music traditions on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall. His talk is free and open to the public.

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  • Do you need help budgeting your time?
  • Unsure how you will get through all your reading assignments?
  • Stressing out about your first exam?

We can help! Throughout September, the Academic Advising Center is providing workshops to address some common challenges faced by first year college students. In these workshops, you will learn strategies and skills to prepare you for academic success.

Sign up today by emailing Space is limited!

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series at Ithaca College will kick off the new year on Tuesday, Sept. 9, with the documentary “Off and Running,” the story of an adopted girl’s complicated exploration of race, identity and family that threatens to distance her from the parents she’s always known. Free and open to the public, the film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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