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Writing Department offers 5 Online Courses this Summer....




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Africa Week Film Screening!

Contributed by Makda Getachew Zewde on 03/31/2014 

Tuesday, April 1st, 7pm in Textor 101.

“Lumumba” is the true story of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of Congo. The film is centered around the months before, during, and after the Republic of the Congo achieved independence from Belgium in June 1960.


“Lumumba” has been called both “Brilliant” and “Breathtaking” by critics and we hope that you join us tonight to share this remarkable experience.

Watch the trailer here!

See you there TOMORROW at 7PM in Textor 101!

TONIGHT at 7PM: The Kick-off event for this year’s Africa Week!

Our first event of the week will be an inaugural speech by guest speaker Mukoma Wa-Ngugi, in Clark Lounge. Dr. Mukoma Wa Ngugi is a novelist, poet, and literary scholar from Kenya, and currently a professor at Cornell University. Join IC African Students Association as we introduce our theme: “Celebrating our Ancestors” and kick-off an amazing week of fun events all centered around this theme.


See you there!

On April 3rd, 10th and 17th, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, in Textor 101, Ithaca College will be joining an community initiative across Ithaca and Tompkins County that is over 1,000 members strong, to view the eye-opening and powerful three-part series (one hour episodes, one episode each night) PBS documentary, Race: The Power of An Illusion. Each episode will be followed by a discussion about the film and its relevance today, that will be facilitated by a representative of the Multicultural Resources Center of Ithaca, in affiliation with Cornell’s Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.

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In coordination with the National Bone Marrow Donor Program, the Ithaca College football team is sponsoring its third annual bone marrow drive on Wednesday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Emerson Suites in the Campus Center.

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* short courses on systems thinking, synthesizing expertise, creativity, and character

* active hands-on learning; no lectures

* lots of fun

* 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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On Tuesday, April 8, the School of Business will be co-hosting “Tomorrow’s Leaders: Student Entrepreneurship in CNY,” with the Upstate Venture Association of New York featuring the CEO of Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya.

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Naeem Inayatullah was a discussant for two panels at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association: Telling Stories: Space, Place, and Personhood, and Place Matters: Globalization and Its Frictions, Toronto, March 26-30, 2014.

The Energy Challenge is ON!!!

Contributed by Marian Brown on 03/31/2014 

Calling all on-campus residents: the Energy Challenge is underway! RHA and Sustainability at Ithaca are co-sponsoring this campaign to see which residence hall can reduce its electricity consumption the most over the next two weeks. There will be prizes awarded to the hall with the lowest per capita energy use during the period and for the hall that has the greatest percentage reduction during the Challenge. The Challenge period started yesterday, March 30, and will end on Saturday, April 12, with the winners announced at RHA's Earth Fest on April 15. Check out the informational poster on the bulletin board in your hall - or refer to the special Energy Challenge Installments in your bathroom stalls - for tips on how to easily reduce your energy use, not just during the Energy Challenge period, but all the time! How low can you go?

The Sustainability Café on Monday, March 31st will partner with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) to host a screening of the film, “The President’s Dilemma.” The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. The Spring 2014 Sustainability Café/Environmental Seminar series is focused on the concept of Campus Sustainability: Hiding in Plain Sight. 

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IC Animal Rights

Contributed by Adriana Milutin on 03/31/2014 

 Hello fellow peers!

Please come and join the Ithaca College Animal Rights club on April 7th in textor 102 for  a lovely presentation by Kathy Stevens. Kathy is the founder of the catskill animal sanctuary and is going to talk about her work and experience at the sanctuary! We would love to have as many people as we can there to support our club and listen to what Kathy has to say!

Thank you!
- IC Animal Rights E Board  

Spanish Major Meet and Greet, Friday, April 4th, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. at the Lower Business School Atrium.

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International Club of Ithaca College and Feminists United are collaborating to bring IC an enriching opportunity to discuss global commodity chains and social justice. Guest speaker Dr. Bhavani Arabandi, assistant professor from the department of sociology, will give a talk on gender roles and globalization.

Come join us for the stories behind the products that are designed, manufactured, and marketed around the world through global commodity chains. There will be refreshments and comfortable seating.

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 This is the final opportunity for Business, Finance, Economic, and Math students to take advantage of this limited time offer from Bloomberg. 

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With FLEFF and GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, Cinemapolis is swamped with long lines this week.

All ready, hundreds of tickets for individual  have been sold for FLEFF-- and the festival is not moving down there until THURSDAY.

Brett Brossard, the executive director of Cinemapolis and an IC alum, has suggested that festival goers seeking advance tickets should go to the Box Office when the films are running--not at the actual start times of the films running this week.

This way,the Cinemapolis Box Office personnel have time to help you secure your tickets. So look for when the last time is for say,the 7 p.m. might be 7:20...then go to secure your advance tickets with your pass at 7:30!

In other words, go to the Cinemapolis Box Office once everyone is the theaters watching the films, rather than in line waiting to buy a ticket.

It will be less hectic. That way,  the staff and you can focus more easily on your selections. And you will avoid the long lines during FLEFF!

Faculty Council is seeking two candidates to serve on advisory committees for the College's Strategic Sourcing Initiative. The Strategic Sourcing Initiative is designed to implement significant changes to the College's procurement procedures. It is important that faculty have input into this process to assure that it properly supports our educational mission, while the changes are defined and implemented. Deadline for nominations, including self-nominations is Tuesday, April 1 at 5 PM. Please submit a short statement of intent to either or

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 The first annual IC Autism Awareness Walk will take place this Saturday, April 5th, at 11:30pm on the Campus Center Quad. All proceeds will benefit the Ithaca Youth Bureau's Recreation Support Services. 

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Is there a gay gene? What are designer babies? Can we clone humans? What does it mean if alcoholism runs in my family? Did we really evolve from monkeys? Is depression genetic? What is genetic testing?

Explore these questions and many more in a five-week online course designed specifically for the non-biology major.


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 IC Kicks Back needs student organizations to host/table at IC Kicks Back! Come out and support the event while promoting your student organization! 

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