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With the recent completion of testing and patching of the Parnassus system for compatibility with Java 8, most people can now safely upgrade to Java 8 (on both Windows and Mac college computers). However, there are still a few exceptions.

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Brooke presented on "Agricultural and Culinary Tourism on the Big Island of Hawai'i: Assessment of Current Models and Directions for the Future" at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings, Pittsburgh, PA, March 26. 


The presentation was based on research conducted during her fall 2014 sabbatical at the University of Hawai'i, Hilo. 

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Movies, Mummies and the Real Indiana Jones! Where's the real archaeology? We'll find it! ANTH 11500, CRN 10002.


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Service Learning in Native America (ANTH 14500; 3 credits; CRN 10003) will be offered during the May 2015 session (May 12-22) where we will travel to the Cayuga and Onondaga Nations and participate in many projects the nations need help with.


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Mark Kastel, Senior Farm Policy Analyst
at The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group based in Wisconsin, will present a talk entitled:  Connecting the Dots: Climate Change, Human Health and the Economy — We Can’t Afford Not to Eat Organic Food.  The speech will be held in the Park School Auditorium on the Ithaca College campus on April 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Kastel is a nationally recognized expert on food and farm policy. The Cornucopia Institute acts as an organic industry watchdog.

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Salary Negotiating 101

Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 04/03/2015 

So you’ve probably heard mixed messages about negotiating your salary, especially as a soon-to-be entry level employee. While there is no one-size-fits-all model for salary negotiation, there are strategies you can use regardless of industry and experience level. Come to this workshop for tips on how to navigate this sensitive process including how and when to bring it up, how to prepare, and what things you can negotiate.

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Working outside the United States can be simple or more complicated than you imagined, depending on what you want to do or where in the world you want to go. This workshop will help you figure out how to job search and network internationally, relocate and adjust to new cultural norms, and offer best practices for launching an international career.

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Provost Linda Petrosino announced today that Vincent DeTuri, Associate Professor in Chemistry, will serve a three-year term as Director of the Integrative Core Curriculum, beginning June 1, 2015. Vince’s experience as a department chair, as co-chair of the all-campus Academic Assessment Committee, and as assessment coordinator for the School of Humanities & Sciences will be valuable assets in his new role of providing leadership to the ongoing implementation of the ICC.

 Applications for the After Dark e-board are due Friday, April 10!

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The next session of Vice President Hector’s “Dollars and $ense” discussion series will take place on April 13th.  This month will feature Director of Procurement Dean Casterline who will present an update on the Strategic Sourcing initiative at Ithaca College.

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There will be a fingerprint scanning session in the Department of Education Office in Phillips 194 (next to the Bookstore) on Tuesday, April 21st from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.   Fingerprinting along with criminal background clearance is required for teacher certification in NY State and recommended for students prior to student teaching.  For information and to sign up for a 10 minute appointment, students should stop by the Department of Education.  Be sure to pick up a yellow instruction sheet when you sign up for an appointment since there are two required steps prior to having your prints scanned.  The costs will be $89.75 on-line to NYSED and a $25 special fee for the use of the LiveScan machine.  The instructions describe how these fees are to be paid.  For further information or with any questions contact Bonita Ferguson at 607-274-1488 or


The seventh annual Izzy Awards for outstanding achievement in independent media will be presented to author Naomi Klein and investigative journalist David Sirota on Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. Both award-winners will give talks at the event, which is open to the public.

The Izzys, named for legendary 20th century journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone, are bestowed by the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM).

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Mental health consists of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.  It encompasses how we feel, act, think, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.  Factors that influence mental health problems are biological factors (genes or brain chemistry), life experiences (trauma or abuse), and family history of mental health problems.

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Linda Petrosino.

Provost Linda Petrosino announced today that Michael Richardson will serve as interim dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences for the 2015–16 academic year, while a search for the successor to Leslie Lewis is conducted. Richardson is currently the school’s associate dean for faculty and special initiatives; Lewis announced in March that she has accepted the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at Goucher College.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present award-winning fiction writer Julia Glass in the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. She will read from her new novel And The Dark Sacred Night at 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 7 in Clark Lounge in Campus Center.

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Are you feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of developing your leadership skills on top of your classes and other responsibilities? The Self Development Initiative focuses on bringing leadership opportunities to students in a stress-free way by offering workshops and learning opportunities for students to develop a sense of self confidence. These skills are taught to promote personal and academic growth so students have the power to become future leaders in any capacity.

An example workshop hosted by the Self Development Initiative includes the Stress Management workshop that was held Tuesday, March 31. This workshop provided advice for students to pursue campus life in a healthy and maintainable way.

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This past Monday, HiFashion Studios hosted their last fashion show of the semester entitled "Art Pop," which played off of concepts created by famous Artist, Andy Warhol. The show featured a runway in Emerson Suites as well as an art gallery outside of the suites highlighting artwork featuring models in “Art Pop” fashion. The event drew in approximately 350 campus members who had memorable experiences with this out-of-the-box fashion show.


To learn more about exciting things happening for student organizations read the next issue of Club Hub.


CMA EDU, the Country Music Association’s college outreach and business development program has made its way to Ithaca College! This new organization provides opportunity for students to volunteer, learn, and become educated on the country music industry here on the Ithaca College campus.


On Thursday, March 28, music promoter Dan Smalls gave a talk to educate student about the music industry and his experience booking artists in the upstate New York area. For a chance to learn all things country and network with professionals, join CMA EDU today by emailing the VP of Membership at

To learn more about exciting things happening for student organizations read the next issue of Club Hub.


There is an estimated 13, 280 individuals who lack access to food in Tompkins County. Just last year, Ilana Wolf started the Ithaca College chapter of a national organization, Challah for Hunger, in order to raise awareness to the issues of hunger and poverty. 

IC Challah for Hunger works to bring people together through baking and raising awareness to social issues. Wolf said the student organization combines her love of baking and her dedication to combatting social justice issues. 

"It's just really great to bring everybody together and make an impact on the local Ithaca community and wider community," she said.

Each week, some of the members gather to bake Challah bread and sell the items in the Campus Center. The money collected is donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and to Mazon, a Jewish response to hunger. Wolf said her student organization raises a total of around $400 per semester

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We know you love being a part of a student organization at Ithaca College, but we want to know what would make you love it even more!  

The link below will lead you to a survey asking questions about multiple aspects of student organization culture here on campus.  All of your feedback will be taken into consideration, and we are hoping to implement some of your suggestions by the end of this school year or by next fall. The survey is completely anonymous, but you can choose to add your email address, which will enter you into a drawing to win a $25 gift card to the IC Bookstore.

Only submissions before Wednesday, April 18 will be entered into the drawing, and the winner will be notified via email.  If there is anything the survey does not cover that you would like to let us know about, please do not hesitate to send an email to

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