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The Center for Faculty Excellence and CFE Faculty-in-Residence for Interdisciplinary Teaching Mara Alper invite faculty interested in interdisciplinary teaching and learning to join us this semester for active, collaborative discussions. We especially encourage those who have considered this approach, but are uncertain how to do it. This group will collaboratively study and reflect on the philosophy, process and logistics of this approach, then develop plans that can be put into action in 2014-15.

Together, we will explore innovative approaches for new or existing classes with both experienced faculty and those new to this approach. We will pool expertise and insights that enhance our interdisciplinary teaching.  This collaboration will synthesize concrete ideas, potential projects and elegant solutions that support our teaching and IC20/20 integrative education goals. We will meet every other Wednesday beginning Feb. 5 from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. in Gannett 316.

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Scheduling Assistant in Outlook Web App

When creating meetings on your calendar in the Outlook Web Application, you have access to a "Scheduling Assistant." Like the feature found in the Windows and Macintosh Outlook applications, the scheduling assistant in OWA allows you to add multiple people to a meeting and helps you quickly find an available time for everyone involved.

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What is the relationship between ancient Jewish and Christian apocalypses and contemporary fascination with violence and the end times? How does media shape the way we think about ourselves in relationship to others in the twenty-first century? What does globalization have to do with current American fascination with  zombies, guns, computers, video games, and survivalism?

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; this week's are listed below.

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the webcasting schedule for more information!

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Every year the college celebrates the history and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in our MLK Day Celebrations. This year’s theme is a ‘Single Garment of Destiny’ and will feature many educational sessions that relate to Dr. King’s vision in our modern global society. These sessions are open to all members of the Ithaca College Community. For students, each presentation will count towards SLI Credit in the Leading in a Diverse World Series. To receive SLI credit for any of these events, please log into OrgSync and register for the sessions.

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The Ithacan Wants You!

Contributed by Michael Serino on 01/19/2014 

Come be a part of one of the best college newspapers in the country!

 The Ithacan will hold its Spring 2014 Recruitment Night at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Ithacan office, room 220 of Park Hall. We're looking for writers, copy editors, photographers, videographers, cartoonists, graphic designers, web designers and creative people of all kinds. Even if you have no experience, come in and we'll help you get started.

Stop by and meet the staff and find out how you can get involved For more information, contact editor-in-chief Megan Devlin at


Are you interested in becoming an Resident Assistant for the Fall 2014 semester? 


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Two days left

Contributed by Theresa Radley on 01/19/2014 

Looking for new members? Interested in advertising an upcoming event to a large group of people? Do not miss this amazing opportunity to have a table at the Spring Student Organization Fair on January 29, 2014 in Emerson Suites from 10am-3pm.


To request space at the fair please complete the 2014 Spring Student Organization Fair sign up form by January 23.

Space is first come, first serve. All registered or new student organizations are able to sign up.

If you have any questions please email


2013 W-2s now available online

Contributed by Donna Veres on 01/19/2014 

2013 W-2s are now available to view and print online in Parnassus through IC Employee Self Service and IC Student Employee Self Service.  Hard copies of the form will be mailed later this week to employees' home addresses.  Please contact the Payroll Office at (607)274-3874, (607) 274-3133 or with any questions.

New York State Department of Labor WAGE THEFT PREVENTION ACT - Notice of Requirements for Compliance

Each year in January, the College is required by law to provide all employees (staff, administration, faculty, and students), notice of pay rate and pay day information as outlined under section 195.1 of the New York state Labor Law.

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IC Greens Looking for Leaders

Contributed by Joshua Kelly on 01/19/2014 

Do you support non-violence? Sustainability? Gender, racial, economic, social, and political equality for all people? Are you looking to take on a leadership position? The IC Greens is the place for you!

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 Are you a member of or interested in learning more about the Orthodox Christian Faith? 




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Jonathan Ablard participated in a panel on teaching at the 2014 American Historical Association meeting, in Washington, D.C. 

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Try Relaxing with a Meditation Class!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 01/17/2014 

Stressed?  Tired?  Over-burdened with work and family obligations?  Living too close to the edge?  You can learn to recharge your batteries and nourish yourself on a daily basis by living a more mindful life.  Regular practice of meditation slows you down, creates the space you need to relax and take stock, and can provide a measure of comfort and ease in the midst of the chaos of daily life.  This is NOT rocket science!  Anyone can learn how to “take care of your mind” and find the still point of rest and relaxation so vital and necessary in the world we live in

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Submitted by Wade Pickren, Ph.D
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence/Sponsored Research

The online submission process for faculty sponsors to submit student presentations for the 17th Annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium opened on December 2, 2013 and will close on March 3, 2014. 

The Symposium is the premier academic event at Ithaca College and features student presentations on research and creative works that are completed in collaboration with faculty.

Students? Interested in participating?
Contact your faculty collaborator to discuss proposal submission

Faculty?  Online proposal submissions  will be accepted for presentations, performances, and displays.  

Submission information can be found on the Whalen Symposium website at

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
319 Gannett Center

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Submission deadlines for short-term, faculty-led courses to be taught abroad in 2014-15 are approaching.  Any faculty member interested in leading such a course abroad during the winter session, spring break, or summer 2015 is encouraged to be in touch with the Office of International Programs to begin discussing ideas for such programs.

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Gentle Yoga

Contributed by Katherine Muma on 01/17/2014 

Join us for an exploration into guided relaxation.  This class focuses on relaxing into yoga poses. We will use blankets, bolster pillows and gently encouraging words to shape the body into the poses.

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Want to study abroad?

Contributed by Rachel Cullenen on 01/17/2014 

Come learn more about the many options for international study available to Ithaca College students.  This semester we will be holding information sessions as well as student panels to help you find the program that's right for you. 

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Come see members of the Dillingham Class of 2014 perform the third annual Wheels4Women Cabaret, on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 4:00pm in the Clark Theatre of Dillngham. This year, members of the senior class will perform a variety of musical numbers and spoken word pieces with one common theme: hope.

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