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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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Thank you so much to the more than 150 students, staff, faculty, alumni and Friends of Ithaca College who volunteered to help with the Move In Crew on Sunday. 

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In what ways should we seek to improve human life? Who decides? Explore these questions and how to use systems thinking to combine disciplinary expertise. Block I, MW4-5:15.

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The Ithaca College Student Handbook is now on-line and may be accessed at  There is a lot of valuable information in the handbook, including the student conduct code, policies, and residential life information, with which you should become familiar.

The College is also required by law to provide information related to all federal and New York State laws that are critical for you to know, including the College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

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   One of the School of Music's minor ensembles, Brass Choir, is still seeking participants. This ensemble meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00-10:50am in IRR in the Whalen Center for Music. It is a group of brass and percussion instrumentalists who are dedicated to performing challenging repetoire with the utmost musical integrity. The ensemble is typically composed of music majors and minors with the occasional outstanding non-major. Performances this semester include the Veteran's Day Celebration on campus, a run-out performance to the First Presbyterian Church in Ithaca, and an end-of-semester performance in Ford Hall. Please contact Prof. Drew Benware ( if interested. Majors and minors should feel free to self-register via Homer. Please note that the ensemble will not rehearse on the first Thursday of classes but will begin on Tuesday, August 31. 

As we begin a new year, the “Welcome Students” website ( provides you with information and resources that will help you better navigate the endless possibilities at Ithaca College.

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