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Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Anthony Adornato, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, will discuss how he is using new technologies to complement the in-class learning experience. Although students are considered "digital natives," many don't yet understand how to use social media to enhance their learning experience. He will outline how Facebook and Twitter, among other platforms, are used to reinforce course topics, concepts, and readings.  
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Sam Brunk, a renowned Zapata scholar and author of The Posthumous Career of Emiliano Zapata: Myth, Memory, and Mexico’s Twentieth Century and Emiliano Zapata: Revolution and Betrayal in Mexico, will present Remembering Emiliano Zapata: A Brief Visual Tour of Mexico’s “Revolutionary” Century, on Monday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 103.

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Less than two months until Commencement, do you have questions? Attend the Graduation Fair on Monday, March 24, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Emerson Suites, to get answers.....oh and chance to win awesome prizes!

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The Writing Department will be offering an online section of Personal Essay (WRTG 20500) this summer from June 30 to Aug. 1. The course encourages students' own self-exploration of their identities and introduces them to the Personal Essay genre through assigned readings and writing practice. Various techniques of narrative and reflective storytelling also are taught. The course is ideal for students in Ithaca, at home, or on the move, as it's online and all the work will be turned in digitally.

Do you have questions about planning your retirement, your eligibility to retire, retirement income options, social security benefits, health care in retirement, volunteer opportunities, or even when you should start your planning? If so, you’ll want to stop by IC My Future, a retirement planning open house being held next month. The open house will bring available resources together in one setting to help assist you in planning for your retirement and to help answer your retirement-related questions. The more information you get now, the easier it will be to make decisions that will achieve the brightest future for you AND you'll be entered into a door prize raffle just for stopping in! 

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following upcoming events.  Visit for updates.

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The Senior Class of 2014 would like to invite campus community members to wish them off to the “real world” in style.  We invite you to send words of wisdom to the graduates via!  Use your favorite quote or your own words, but please take a minute to congratulate the graduates on work well done, to wish them well as they leave Ithaca College, and to provide them with guidance as they make this big step into the next phase of their careers.
Your words of wisdom will be printed and made available to graduates at the upcoming Graduation Fair, on Monday, March 24.  Each graduate will leave with at least one “words of wisdom” keepsake.
You never know how much the couple of minutes you’ll spend sharing your words of wisdom will impact a graduate.
All submissions must be received no later than 5 pm on Thursday, March 20.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 3:30-4:30 PM
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Co-Sponsored by Women's Studies

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 Jukebox Jive [March 28th from 8pm-11pm in IC Square] is sure to be a great time. But what's even better is that the event is going to be designed after a 1950's diner-complete with an awesome assortment of food!

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The upcoming meeting of the Ithaca College Medieval and Renaissance Studies Faculty Colloquium will feature a presentation by Michael Twomey, IC's Dana Professor of the Humanities, entitled "Exemplary Environments:  Representing Nature in Medieval Encyclopedias."  All are welcome to attend.

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Are you a blossoming entrepreneur or have a business you want to bring to life? Plan to attend an information session on Thursday, March 20, at 6:45 p.m. in Business 204.

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 It is a scavenger hunt with team building activities. Come hunt for hope, scavenge for love!

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to recognize student leaders who have made an impact on campus. This year we are recognizing student organizations for their work and dedication to the campus. We are asking students, staff and faculty to submit nominations for Outstanding Adviser of the Year, Outstanding Executive Board Member of the Year and Best Program of the Year. To nominate, please submit the Student Organization Nomination Form and the Program of the Year Application found on IC Link and the OSEMA website by March 28, 2014. For more information or questions, please contact Theresa Radley at

Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, Professor of music education and conductor of the Symphonic Band at Ithaca College, was just honored with membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.  Invitation to membership is extended to only a few conductors annually, and follows a rigorous vetting process.  It is considered a pinnacle achievement in the world of wind bands.

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Wellness Clinic Newsletter

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 03/18/2014 

Our latest Newsletter is now up on our website ( It includes many interesting articles such as Ways to Improve Heart Health, Client of the Month, Fitness Specialist of the Month, the Clinic Olympic Challenge and a delicious recipe. Check it out!

ITS has several changes to announce for Technology Renewal starting June 1 with the Summer 2014 lab system installs.

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Welcome back! We hope your Spring Break was wonderful, and that you’re all ready for Block 4! There is a bunch of great SLI Sessions for you this block, including a wide range of sessions presented to you by our Diversity Peer Educators.  They present on a large array of topics pertaining to cultural awareness, and issues in social justice and diversity. Here is a list SLI sessions they will be doing—there are multiple dates for all of these events, so check them out on the calendar in OrgSync!

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 Calling all interested students of 2016 & 2017!

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The Atticus Finch Philosophy

Contributed by Lisa Calcasola on 03/17/2014 

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

-Atticus Finch  

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