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MLK Week Educational Workshops
Get an early start on your credits for the Student Leadership Institute by attending these four outstanding MLK-themed workshops.  Students must register through the SLI website to receive SLI credit.  Don't forget to bring a lunch!  Only cookies and beverages will be provided.

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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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The All College Meeting will be held in the Emerson Suites from 9:00 - 11:00a.

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Affinity groups are designed to be a safe place where both staff and faculty may speak on common interests and provide an opportunity to seek and support one another.

The Working Parents Affinity Group (WPAG) provides different perspectives on integrating work and our families as working professionals. This group is co-facilitated by two moms who work here on campus and who are interested in developing a resourceful place for other working parents to come together and share with one another based on ideas that YOU provide!!

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Join Campus Choral Ensemble!

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The Shirley and Chas Hockett Chamber Music Concert Series
Featuring: Rhythm & Brass

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A Comment Policy has been established that applies to all blogs on the Ithaca College website.

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Performance by Brave New Voices poets Simone Crew, Angel Nafis, and B. Yung
Friday, January 28, 2011
7pm, Emerson Suites

A project of Youth Speaks, a nonprofit organization that sponsors local and national youth poetry slams, festivals and reading series, Brave New Voices brings together hip-hop sensibility and immaculate writing to engage and electrify their audience.  Poets from this group have been featured on HBO, at the Sundance Festival, and soon right here at Ithaca College! 

The Ithaca College group Spit That! and IC student Dana Butler will open the event starting at 7pm. 

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Have you ever wondered what Mindful Eating was? Have you even heard of Mindful Eating? Being mindful is a state of being aware. It is a process of observation and attention in the flow of changing stimuli and perceptions. Mindfulness is ‘in the moment’, present, engaged awareness. An important characteristic of a mindful state is that it is free of judgment. Also, mindfulness is not a passive state; we apply intention when we are mindful.

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The Caregiver Support Group will meet Friday, January 21, from Noon-1:00 p.m. in the Gerontology Resource Room (413 CHS).

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We regret to inform you that tonight's Network Night event in Washington, D.C., has been canceled due to the winter storm battering the Northeast. But don't worry, we're already working on the rescheduling of this event!

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The Faculty Development Committee seeks nominations for Faculty Excellence Awards by March 25, 2011. This year, we are fortunate to offer five awards, each for $1,500. In order to be eligible for these awards, a candidate must be a full-time faculty member who has completed at least one year of employment at Ithaca College and who will be full time (TE or NTEN) during the 2011-2012 academic year. 

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The Traditional Music Club is IC's newest music club formed with the intention of connecting students and community members who have an interest in traditional music. Whether you play or have an interest in learning Southern Old-Time, Celtic, Bluegrass, Contradance, or any kind of folk music, this club is for you!

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The Division of Legal Affairs will be closed on Wednesday, January 12 for an all-day, division-wide meeting. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the Finance and Administration office at extension 4-3118.

Diego Vega is awarded first place in the 2010-2011 competition, out of over 100 qualified submissions. 

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Please join us for a reception honoring longtime administrator Paul Hamill who is retiring after 24 years of dedicated service to Ithaca College. We will bid Paul farewell on Wednesday, January 26, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., in Klingenstein Lounge in the Campus Center.

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Moving forward and effectively immediately, the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs, formally the Office of Academic Funding, will operate out of the Office of the Provost. In addition to his current responsibilities, Associate Provost Bashar Hanna will serve as Interim Director and will be assisted by MaryAnn Taylor. Faculty and staff who require assistance or have questions relating to grant funded initiatives are invited to contact Bashar Hanna ( or MaryAnn Taylor (  Additionally, Dr. Paul Hamill, who recently retired as Director of Academic Funding, has graciously agreed to stay on as a consultant as needed.

Gregory Woodward
Interim Provost and VPAA


MLK Day of Service
Saturday, January 29, 9:00am-4:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"  Ithaca College students are invited to do something for others by participating in the MLK Day of Service.  Start the year off right by volunteering your Saturday at a local Ithaca organization!  Organizations involved include Beechtree Care Center, New Roots Charter School, Finger Lakes ReUse Center, Ithaca State Theater, Books Through Bars, and Coddington Community Center.

Food, t-shirts, and transportation will be provided.  Spaces are limited and filling fast, so register NOW at

For more information about this service event, contact Don Austin at

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Please do not forget to attend one of two awareness sessions we will be conducting as part of our project to investigate an enterprise content management (ECM) solution for the College.  ECM is a blanket term for what we have been calling document imaging or management and offers among others, the following distinct advantages over traditional paper-based processing:

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Jeffery Meyer will be performing with the piano and percussion duo Strike in Alabama at Auburn University, and in Wisconsin at Lawrence Conservatory of Music and UW Madison School of Music this week and next.

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