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Contributed by Nicole Veltri on 12/10/2015 

 When was the last time you saw Cannoli in the dining halls?  Never!  Stop by the Ithaca College Italian Club's table outside the Smoothie place on December 11th from 10am-3pm (or until supplies last), and buy some delicious cannoli!  We will be filling them on the spot.  $2 per cannoli.  Buon Appetito!

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Nominations for the Izzy Award for calendar year 2015 are now open. The annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media, named after legendary journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone, is a project of the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM).

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Dr. Matt Mogekwu, chair of the Journalism department, was a Keynote Speaker at the International Conference on Post-graduate Students’ Research on Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Southern and Eastern Africa - Positioning African Ways of Knowing and Knowledge Production in the Global Conjectures.

The conference took place in Durban, South Africa from November 20 -21, 2015. The focus of his presentation was communication strategies for spreading such knowledge.

Debaters travel to Russia

Contributed by Scott Thomson on 12/10/2015 

 Ithaca College debaters Charlie Vaca (Accounting, 17) and Jose Escano (Legal Studies, 16)  traveled to the Russian Federation on the weekend of Dec 5 and 6 to compete in the 2015 Moscow Open Debate Tournament held by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.  The tournament was attended by students from all over the world from Indonesia to Switzerland.  Ithaca College was the only entry from the United States and finished 23rd out of the 37 teams entered.


JWST 29400 (offered Tuesday/Thursdays 2:35-3:50) asks big questions about Jewish identity in the world today.  

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LUNCHEON SPECIAL: A Photography Exhibition
113 N Aurora St. Ithaca, NY 14850
Thursday, December 10th at 6pm - opening reception


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The search committee for the next dean of our School of Humanities and Sciences thanks those who have participated in the numerous meetings and open presentations for our four candidates.  We are meeting on December 11 to compile feedback and present our recommendations to Provost Rifkin - and if you have attended any of these meetings, we encourage you to share your thoughts.

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Holiday Season with Plum Benefits!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 12/10/2015 

The holiday season is the perfect time to experience the best that Broadway has to offer! Discover brand new hit shows and some fantastic favorites - and with PlumBenefits, you're guaranteed to have fun and save money! There's so much to enjoy — look for great deals on One World ObservatoryMadame TussaudsCircle Line Sightseeing Cruises, or hop on board Big Bus New York

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Arhlene A. Flowers, associate professor of Integrated Marketing Communications, announces the publication of her new book, Global Writing for Public Relations: Connecting in English with Stakeholders and Publics Worldwide, which was released this month by Routledge, a global publisher of academic books, journals, and online resources in the humanities and social sciences.

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Dr. Donathan Brown, assistant professor of Communication Studies and former H&S diversity fellow, has been asked to deliver another keynote address abroad, this time in Bangkok, Thailand.  The address, titled "The Global Diversity Crisis: Challenges and Expectations, will be given at the Third International Conference on Language, Literature, and Society.   

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SAFI is putting on an event called The Shuk--Eat, Learn, Bargain on December 10th at 6:30 in Friends 302. Come Thursday night to the SAFI Shuk or Israeli Market where you can come learn and eat your way through Israel.

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Mark Rust, well known Ithaca songwriter (“Ithaca Sunset”) will present a program of Holiday Music at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, 306 N Aurora St on Sunday, December 20th at 7pm. Mark will be joined by John Simon with special guests Terry Burns & Russell Posegate.

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In January, evaluation sessions will be held for student ICC portfolio submissions from the Writing Intensive, Ithaca Seminar, and Quantitative Literacy ICC requirements. Sessions begin with discussion of using the evaluation rubric, including norming activities, and evaluators then review individual student artifact submissions.

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Post where you need to go on Ithaca College’s private ridesharing network Zimride. It's free and easy.

On Friday, December 11, parking capacity in the U-Lot (Campus Center parking lot) will be reduced for the majority of the business day.  Approximately 25 U-Lot parking spaces will be blocked off as reserved event parking.  All other spaces in U-Lot, including all signed reserved spaces (e.g. handicapped, CFCU customers, etc.) will continue to be available for regular use.  The blocked spaces will return to regular use at approximately 3 p.m. 

Posted on behalf of President Rochon.

President Rochon will be holding open office hours this Friday, December 11, from 1:15-3:15p.m. for IC community members who would like to have a conversation with him.  All members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to drop by his table that will be set up near the Information Desk, just inside the Campus Center main entrance.

Additional opportunities to speak with the president during open office hours will be scheduled and shared with the community at the beginning of the spring semester. 


Contributed by Garrett Downing on 12/09/2015 

Leadership Weekend is a two-day retreat that brings together students from a variety of roles on campus to learn from each other and discover new ways to demonstrate leadership. Participants attend a series of leadership development sessions that focus on team-building and further developing individual leadership skills and understandings.
This is also an opportunity to earn 3 Leading Self credits for the Student Leadership Institute (SLI)!

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to invite all juniors and seniors to apply for the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership (PRWAACL) for the 2015-2016 school year.

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2016 Employee Permits

Contributed by Amy Shippos on 12/09/2015 

Employee permits for 2016 will be available to order online beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Current Employee Parking Permits will expire on January 15, 2016. You may order your new parking permit online at

When registering online, please identify your preferred delivery method.  Permits can be delivered via campus mail, picked up at our office or mailed to your home address.


Please contact us if you have any questions.



Parking Services

Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management


The Spring 2016 Student Organization Fair is Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 10am-3pm in Campus Center Quad. There will be over 150 student organizations promoting events, recruiting members, and showcasing their student organization. The student organization is free to attend. Take this opportunity to network with student leaders, find your passion and sign up for so many amazing student organizations. 

All recognized and new student organizations are able to sign up. Deadline to sign up is January 27 by 5pm.

*Please note OSEMA Recognized and Recreational Sport Clubs have top priority. 

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