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On Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21, Ithaca College will be hosting the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls swimming and diving championships.  Please be aware of the following lot closures which will result from reserved parking for that event.

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Professor Trotti presented a paper titled "Glossing the Text of White Supremacy, 1904" as a part of the panel "Reframing Reconstruction and Race in the Era of Jim Crow" at the 2014 SHA meeting in Atlanta.

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 Come Join the IC Multiple Sclerosis Club for our annual dinner dance at Celebrations. 

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Our partners at Zimride by Enterprise are giving away an iPad Mini, FitBit Zip and Amazon gift cards!  Post a ride in November and be automatically entered to win. 

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 Looking for a fun and enriching way to start your fall semester?

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No Pressure Blood Pressure is Back!

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 11/17/2014 

The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, November 19th.

Important reasons not to miss the next screening:

1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)

2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases

3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease

4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive   (above ideal )

5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.

6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure

7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects

8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure

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Assistant Professor Marella Feltrin-Morris will be giving a talk entitled, "Screening Milano: The City in Italian Cinema," on Tuesday, November 18th at 2pm in Job 209 (the Language and Cultural Exchange Cooperative). This talk will be followed by a panoramic on the IES Program in Milan given by Ithaca College student Elizabeth Benz, '14. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan for her sabbatical project Voices of Partition

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Have you registered for BOLD?

Contributed by Samantha Stafford on 11/17/2014 

 “The BOLD Conference ignited my professional development and pushed me to start thinking critically about preparing for my life after IC” – Kyle James’16 Integrated Marketing Communications

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Tinder or J-Swipe: the Guide to the Perplexed

Wednesday, November 19th at 7 pm in the Fishbowl in Campus Center.

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Contributed by Emily Ramos on 11/17/2014 

PODER is collaborating with the Caribbean Students Association and the Latin American Studies Department to bring Platanos, Collard Greens, Y Callaloo to Ithaca College on December 1st in Emerson Suites at 7PM! This event is free and open to the PUBLIC!


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Featuring, Special Guest Speaker, Krystil Smith, Food Policy Coordinator for the Humane Society of the United States, based in Washington, D.C.

Join us, as Krystil speaks about the importance of reducing meat consumption, and presents the benefits of participating in the Meatless Monday program. Krystil's presentation will also be accompanied by a cooking demonstration with Executive Chef, JJ Molina. Not too mention, that delicious, free samples of a tasty vegan dish will be on hand!

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Native American Student Association will host a social featuring the Allegany River Dancers on Thursday, November 20, at 7:00pm in Emerson Suites. DINNER IS PROVIDED!

The Allegany River Indian Dancers are a Native American dance group that showcases the traditional songs and dances of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Indians. The general performances incorporate many aspects of Native American culture.

The Seneca language and culture pertaining to the origin of the songs and dances are shared in the program narratives. All performers wear traditional Native American regalia. All the music is performed live and the show is as educational as it is entertaining.  

One highlight of the show is the Iroquois Smoke Dance, a very fast contest dance. Also featured is the Hoop Dance, a beautiful story telling dance in which the dancer uses hoops to make various designs and shapes to represent birds, animals and themes from nature.

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This lively, engaging, and content-based presentation will give an overview of the history of this very misunderstood holiday.  Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving”, participants will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plimoth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area.

Where: Textor 103

When: Tuesday, November 18, 7:00pm

The presentation will discuss the actual events of 1621 including the feast, the relationship between the English settlers and the Wampanoag and how this story became the holiday we know today.  The concept of thanksgiving held by many Native Americans will be emphasized throughout.

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Do you want to gain valuable communications experience while helping communicate vital information to the Ithaca College campus? Join SGA's Communications Committee!

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Join us for a talk entitled: Fractals and the Drip Paintings of Jackson Pollock
with Katherine Jones-Smith of the Hamilton College, Department of Physics

Physics Fall Seminar Series
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
CNS 112 at 12:10

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The Office of Facilities will be accepting sealed bids for one lot of surplus kitchen equipment from November 17 - 21, 2014. For bidding information and photos click the link below.


"Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in & day out."

Read this article in November's issue of SH101:

  • To discover why exercising with a partner or in a group works
  • To learn about different ways to get into group workouts (Joining online groups, getting good deals at local fitness facilities, etc.)
  • To find out four ways to help friends get active 


Other articles to check out in this issue include:

  • Fast-check the FLU 
  • Understanding Depression 
  • Does your spending need a reality check?
  • and many more!

Here's the link:

Have a good read.


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Giving thanks

Contributed by Kevin Walker on 11/16/2014 

How do different religious practitioners express gratitude?

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Next spring Primitive Pursuits – who co-teach the popular ENVS Sentinels course – will be offering a rigorous 160-hour training program covering primitive technology skills, naturalist’s skills, and teaching methodologies, culminating in participant certification as a Wilderness Skills Instructor. Please join us for an informational session on Monday, November 17, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in CNS 1-B. 

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