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The editorial board for the IC Journal are currently looking for papers based on race, culture, gender and/or ethnicity to be apart of this years Spring 2010 edition. The purpose of the journal is to raise awareness and to promote discussions about various issues and complexities of race, culture, gender, and ethnicity and the impacts on our community, whether that may be here at Ithaca College or throughout the world. These papers can range in length but must be at least 6 pages. The deadline is February 19th.

This is a great opportunity to get students' work out and published to the public since you can find the Ithaca College Journal of Race, Culture, Gender and Ethnicity in the Library of Congress. If you would like to submit a paper the deadline is February 19th and can be emailed to    

Also if you would like to be part of the Journal's editorial board feel free to contact If you know anyone who may be interested please spread the word.

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Need Gear? XC-Skis, Snowshoes, Winter Camping Equipment? OREC opens Thursday, January 28th!

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Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowships

Contributed by Lynda Walters on 01/28/2010 

Contributed on behalf of Leslie W. Lewis, Dean, School of Humanities and Sciences

The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Provost’s office will be co-sponsoring a pilot program that will offer two Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowships to graduate students in one of four fields within the Humanities and Sciences: art history, anthropology, sociology, speech communication.

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Go to Italy this summer!

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 01/28/2010 

Spend three weeks this summer in Siena, a beautiful medieval hill town in the heart of Tuscany.  Italy: Language & Culture is a three-week, three-credit course which combines conversational Italian practice wtih a cultural tour of Siena and other historically important Italian cities.  The program runs from May 25-June 16, 2010.

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Join the Art History Society!

Contributed by Laura Sacchi on 01/28/2010 

Our first meeting will be on Monday, February 1st @ 6:00 p.m. in the first floor (art history department) of the Gannett Center. Just follow the hallway to end and we will meet in the lounge.

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As everyone returns to campus, many people begin planning for upcoming events.

As a result of the rush to secure space, the normal processing time will be extended to 3 business days response time. Our goal is to accommodate as many requests as possible by planning ahead and assigning space appropriately. To submit a room reservation click on the following link:

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Kaleigh Mrowka (Class of 2010) and Professor Danette Johnson co-authored a journal article that has been accepted for publication in Communication Education, a blind-reviewed publication of the National Communication Association.
The article title is "Generative Learning, Quizzing, and Cognitive Learning: An Experimental Study in the Communication Classroom."  It reports on an empirical study of classroom interaction conducted by the authors.

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Sir Partha Dasgupta will discuss “The Economics of Sustainable Development” on Wednesday, February 3rd at 4:00PM in the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise Room 103.  Dasgupta has been named an A. D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell University.

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Dave Jacke of Dynamics Ecological Design, author of “Edible Forest Gardens”, will present a discussion of “Ecology, Design, and Agriculture: A Synthesis” on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00PM in the Center for Natural Sciences Room 112.

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The IC Vocal Jazz Ensemble is auditioning one alto slot for Spring 2010.

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The first show of The Series is THIS FRIDAY featuring:

Caution Children!

Fri Jan 29th
8:00 pm
Just $3 at the Shop by CTB in the Commons.


Dan Deacon is coming up fast! Get yer Valentine's Day plans all set with Deacon tix!
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Start off the semester right with a visit from President Rochon!

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Pool closed this weekend

Contributed by Nate Brisley on 01/27/2010 


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Optical Scanning Procedures

Contributed by Lisa Efing-Guida on 01/27/2010 

Information Technology Services would like to remind all instructors to review the optical scanning procedures to ensure tests and evaluations are processed and returned in a timely manner and with minimal interruption. Please visit our website, for a comprehensive overview of optical scanning.

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Faculty Staff Meal Plan    

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 01/27/2010 

As an Ithaca College Employee take advantage of the Faculty Staff Meal Plan.     

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Now that the holidays are over, let the Wellness Clinic help you to keep those New Year's resolutions!

The Clinic is now accepting applications for new members. For more information, go to our website ( or call 274-1301. Let us help you start 2010 being healthier and more fit.

An experienced administrator and educator has been selected as dean of the Ithaca College School of Business. Mary Ellen Zuckerman, currently a Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Business at SUNY Geneseo, will begin her new position on July 1.

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Tuesday February 2 at 7:30 pm, the monthly meeting of the Finger Lakes Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association.

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Senior Athletic Training major Kassie Garfield represented Ithaca College in the student quiz bowl held at the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Symposium in Boston, MA.  Kassie rallied from 6th place to steal the 1st place trophy and was named the District 2 champion.  She is now qualified to represent Ithaca College in the national competition held this summer at the National Athletic Trainers' Association Symposium in Philadelphia, PA.

Junior Jacqueline Harpham and seniors Caitlin McFadden and Carolyn Dartt were all recipients of New York state student scholarships that were awarded at the state meeting during the EATA conference.

Senior Katrina Marshall was the recipient of an EATA scholarship at the annual awards banquet held in Boston, MA.