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Jonathan Ablard, History, presented "The Latin American Obesity Crisis in Historical Perspective" at the October Latin American Studies Association meeting in Toronto, Canada. Preliminary research on the project was conducted with Kristen McClune, History, (Class of 2011) who did the work as part of a Fred L. Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award during the Summer of 2010.

IC NaNo, the on campus support group for the novelist in all of us, will meet for the first time this year on Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00pm in Williams 211.

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 IICC Mini-courses in Fall 2010

* short courses on systems thinking and synthesizing expertise

* hands-on learning activities; no lectures

* lots of fun

* part of President Rochon’s (IC)2 initiative

* the courses will help you make connections among what you are studying in different courses inside and outside your majors

* this can make learning more lasting and more useful in meeting complex real-world challenges

* courses are one credit and are graded pass/fail

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 Harry Potter Alliance Meeting!!

Contributed by Monica Watson on 10/18/2010 

Join the Harry Potter Alliance on Tuesday Oct. 19 at 7pm in Williams 221 for games and discussion!

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Fall break can last just a little longer with our video game night this Tuesday!

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Prof. Julia Cozzarelli delivered the keynote speech at Montclair State University for the Teaching Italian Symposium: Technology--Getting with the Program, on Friday, Oct. 15th. Her speech focused on the theory and practice of integrating multimedia, in particular YouTube videos, into the Italian language classroom. Following the keynote speech, she and Prof. James Pfrehm held a workshop for conference participants. Entitled "Using video, music and film to enhance the Italian language learning experience," the workshop covered textbook web resources, YouTube, and Web 2.0 technologies and services, such as blogs, voicethreads, and Overstream.

All IC faculty are invited to submit summer session undergraduate course proposals. Summer sessions this year are scheduled:

May Session -- May 16 - 27, 2011
Summer Session I -- May 31 - July 1, 2011
Summer Session II -- July 5 - August 5, 2011

Course proposal deadline: November 30.

Review the guidelines and access the online proposal form through the study programs "For Faculty" site (login using you IC email userid and password), and follow the tab for Summer Sessions.


Attention once again IC undergraduates! Win a FREE Ithaca College undergraduate 2011 summer sessions course (up to three credits) or FREE on campus summer housing (up to five weeks). Your choice!

Here's how it works. Just wear your Ithaca College Summer Sessions Tshirt every Tuesday in October. That's every Tuesday in October and the IC Summer Session Tshirt Police will find you!

HINT: We've been visiting campus dining halls over the lunch hours!

Here are the dates we'll be on the prowl:

  • Tuesday, October 5 - We had a WINNER!! Karla Lopez ('14)
  • Tuesday, October 12 - We had a WINNER!! Marin Cherry ('12)
  • Tuesday, October 19 - hey, that's TOMORROW!
  • Tuesday, October 26

A total of up to TEN prizes will be awarded.

Don't have a Summer Sessions TShirt? Beg, borrow or steal! ('cause we're OUT.) This contest is not to be missed.

See Summer Sessions GIVEAWAY for details and restrictions.


Public Viewing Night, Friday, October 22nd from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

You are invited to join the Ithaca College Department of Physics for a Public Viewing of the night sky at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory on Friday, October 22nd from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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SAB Films Presents: SALT

Contributed by Briana Duquette on 10/17/2010 

Come watch SALT in Textor 102:

Thursday, October 21st @ 8:00 pm
Friday, October 22nd @ 7:00 and 9:30 pm
Saturday, October 23rd @ 7:00 and 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 24th @ 8:00 pm

Admission is only $2!

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?" -Sony Pictures

This weekend only so don't miss out!

Find out by entering the SAB Stand-Up Competition!!

Wednesday, October 20th, 7:00 PM in IC Square

Finally, one of SAB's most popular events the Stand-Up Competition IS BACK! Come hear some of the funniest student comedians at Ithaca College spit their bits and fight to the death in this epic stand up comedy contest.

The winner of the competition will get to open for our next comedy act: Anthony Jeselnik on November 2nd!

If you are interested in competing please e-mail Jake Goldberg at Don't wait, these 20 spots will fill up FAST!


What: Colleges Against Cancer is hosting the annual Pink Ribbon Ball for breast cancer awareness.
When: Thursday, October 21st, 8:00 - 11:00pm (TONIGHT!)
Where: Mondo Gym, Fitness Center, Ithaca College

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 What: The Gunpoets Benefit Concert

When: TONIGHT--Monday, October 18 @ 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Where: Emerson Suites, IC


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Don't Be a Victim of Internet Fraud

We all get that offer that simply looks too good to be true.

Through email or the web these offers are often clever schemes designed to take advantage of the trusting.

You have control! Fraud is a crime that requires your participation.

Looks Too Good To Be True.Com is a website for educating you about Internet fraud. They give the following good advice:

Education, good judgment, and a healthy dose of skepticism are the best defenses against becoming a victim. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

Learn more ways to stay safe online at:


VIC is back on the air

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 10/17/2010 

After the short fall break hiatus, VIC Radio is back on the air Monday, October 18 at 6am!  WICB’s sister station at Ithaca College, VIC streams online at through Live 365.  During the week, we play a combination of indie pop and rock as well as alternative classics.  Weekends however, specialty shows take over with a unique blend of music.  Enjoy a variety of specialized music shows you can’t hear anywhere else.  Some examples include:

Electro Hip Hop: Saturday 3-6 pm
A potent mix electronic and hip-hop with DJs Foxie Oxie and Slammin Stevey.

Matty B’s Broadway: Sunday 2-4 pm. 
Sing along to all your favorite show tunes with DJ Matty B.

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Fact: Less than 5% of reported sexual assaults are false accusations. Want to learn more? Come to SAFER's meeting this Tuesday at 7PM in Williams 202!

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There are a lot of exciting events this week so don’t miss out!

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce that this fall, almost $20,000 was awarded through the H&S Educational Grant Initiative to a wide variety of projects to enhance student learning and achievement.

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IC students are invited to attend an admission information session at the Holiday Inn in Binghamton on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

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People Helping People

Contributed by LeBron Rankins on 10/17/2010 

Feeling distressed and not sure where to go for help?

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