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To what extent can lessons from past black political strategies and successful institutional arrangements help us understand and approach more effectively 21st century struggles for social justice, and racial, economic and political equality?

This is one of the key questions addressed in a NEW SEMINAR on African American Politics and Political Thought (43170 - POLT 40200 - 01) offered on Thursdays, 4pm - 6:30pm. 

This seminar explores the main bases (ideas/thought) and substance of politics among black Americans and the relation of black politics to the broader American political order. The seminar has two objectives:  1) we will explore the thrust and logic of the strategic political discourse of black Americans in the late 19th century and through the early 21st century.&

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Take advantage of the semester's first few weeks of concerts at the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; some highlights are featured below.

More than 30 web-streamed performances are available live and on demand this semester at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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Thinking of moving overseas? Adapting to a new country can be a roller coaster of emotions. Let the Ithaca College Alumni Association help you prepare for life in a different culture with their free online presentation. 

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Interested in a Sport Study Minor?

Contributed by Helene Larin on 01/25/2016 

For students contemplating declaring the Sport Studies minor this semester, you can get a running start by registering for History of Sport (TuTh 10:50-12:05)  which has many seats available.  There are no restrictions to registering for the class and it is the first of the three required courses for the minor.

We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  

 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 3:00 PM

A course site in Sakai is a great way to share information, assignments, grades, and resources with your students. This 20-minute webinar will demonstrate the process of creating a course site from start to finish. We will briefly introduce the available tools and site settings to help you get started. No prior Sakai experience is required.

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Webinar: After the Handshake

Contributed by Gretchen Van Valen on 01/25/2016 

You've attended a networking event, met a lot of interesting people, and have a pocketful of business cards. Now what? 

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from Fitch Ratings will be visiting campus to host an information session and serve as an employer-in-residence.  At the information session they will discuss their Summer Analyst Internship opportunity for which they are currently accepting applications through ICHired.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from Camp Jewell YMCA  will be visiting campus to host an information table and discuss summer staff opportunities.

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2% of directors for, and 30% of characters in Hollywood films are women.  Let's change this.  The Women in Media Day Film Challenge gives women writers, directors, and producers a chance to have their work seen. 

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International relations scholar Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang has been named as the new dean of the Ithaca College School of Humanities and Sciences. Wang has served since 2012 as associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond in Virginia. He will begin his new position in Ithaca this summer.

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Scholarship applications for 2016-2017 endowed scholarships within the School of Business are now available online!

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD,
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of nucleic acids or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

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 The search committee for the position of Registrar at Ithaca College is hosting two candidates for campus visits at the start of the semester. The search committee encourages wide campus participation and feedback in this selection process, so please mark your calendars for these open presentations and Q&A sessions. 

Dates: Tuesday, January 26 and Friday February 5

Time: 1:10pm - 2pm

Location: Textor 103

Resumes for the two candidates can be found online, along with links to a feedback form that we ask you to complete after attending the session, at this link: 
http://www.ithaca.edu/wpm_preview/site/candidate-cvs/docs/registrar/levine.pdf

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Noel Wheeler at nwheeler@ithaca.edu, 274-3837.  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

 The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

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The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

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The Residence Hall Snow Plowing Plan has been established to increase campus safety, increase the thoroughness of plowing efforts and reduce the time it takes to plow in parking lots generally used by residence hall students.

 

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer; Associate Provost

What is campus climate?  Dr. Susan Rankin of Rankin and Associates Consulting, is serving as the outside consultant for Ithaca College’s climate survey.  Dr. Rankin defines campus climate as, “the current attitudes, behaviors, standards and practices of employees and students of an institution.”  The climate is often shaped through person experiences, perceptions and institutional efforts.

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One of Dr. King's greatest visions was a world with communities working together to address their challenges. 

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