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Naeem Inayatullah’s (Politics) three-page article, “Playing on the Shores of an Imperial Pedagogy,” appears in the journal Critical Studies on Security, Vol. 1, No. 3, (2013), pp. 355-357.  He discusses three of his courses: “Cuba and Haiti,” “Music of the African Diaspora,” and “Seeing ‘War of the Worlds.’”

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MLK Day is right around the corner!  Monday, January 20!

Every year the college celebrates the history and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in our MLK Day Celebrations. This year’s theme is a ‘Single Garment of Destiny’ and will feature many educational sessions that relate to Dr. King’s vision in our modern global society. These sessions are open to all members of the Ithaca College Community. For students, each presentation will count towards SLI Credit in the Leading in a Diverse World Series. To receive SLI credit for any of these events, please log into OrgSync and register for the sessions.

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Calling all Phi Kappa Phi Members!

Contributed by Diane Birr on 01/16/2014 

If you were inducted as a member of Phi Kappa Phi at another institution, we want to know!

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Michael Twomey (English), Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, has published an eco-critical essay about the medieval English romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  Titled "How Green Was the Green Knight? Forest Ecology at Hautdesert," the essay explores the poem's adaptation of "the forest of romance," a literary convention, to the environmental realities of fourteenth-century English forests.  The essay appears in Arthurian Literature 30 (2013), 27-54.  Michael presented earlier versions of this paper before the triennial congress of the International Arthurian Society, Bristol, UK, in 2011, and before the Ithaca College English Department's honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, in 2012.

Starting on Jan 25, the Circles mailroom will be open for package pickup on Saturdays, 11am - 1pm. 

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An informational meeting will be held at the Hammond Health Center conference room, second floor, on January 23, 2014 at 12:15 for students interested in this summer course.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Megan Christopher on 01/15/2014 

Quoted in the media: Faculty members Rhoda Meador, Deborah King, Scott Hamula, Maura Stephens and Jeff Cohen; staff members Thomas Rochon and Gerard Turbide. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

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If you're back on campus, come get your stuff! We currently have over 1300 packages stored, waiting for you to pick them up.

Phillips Hall Post Office - 9am - 5pm
Mail Center - 9am - 5pm
Circle Apartment Mail Room - 11am - 5pm
Bogart Mail Room - 11am - 4pm

 

In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi.

Please encourage students registered with Student Disability Services to meet with you during office hours to discuss their accommodation plan.

 "In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation will be provided to students with documented disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Students must register with Student Disability Services and provide appropriate documentation to Ithaca College before any academic adjustment will be provided."

The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel will be closed from 8:30 A.M. through 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 to attend a Division of Human and Legal Resources Winter Retreat.

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Ithaca College football head coach Mike Welch will lead the American Football Coaches Association in 2014 as president of the organization. Welch, who moves up from first vice-president of the Association, succeeds outgoing president Mack Brown of the University of Texas. Welch was elected president by members attending the Association's 2014 convention this week in Indianapolis. He is just the eighth coach from a Division III program to hold the prestigious office of the national association.

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Ed Fuller Announces Retirement

Contributed by Jaimie Voorhees on 01/14/2014 

Contributed on behalf of Vice President Gerald Hector. 

On January 31, 2014, the College’s Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services, Mr. Ed Fuller will be retiring after almost thirty nine years of service.  Twenty of those thirty nine years he served as the Associate Vice President responsible for all information technology services.

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There still is time to sign up

Contributed by Theresa Radley on 01/14/2014 

Looking for new members? Interested in advertising an upcoming event to a large group of people? Do not miss this amazing opportunity to have a table at the Spring Student Organization Fair on January 29, 2014 in Emerson Suites from 10am-3pm.

 

To request space at the fair please complete the 2014 Spring Student Organization Fair sign up form by January 23.

Space is first come, first serve. All registered or new student organizations are able to sign up.

If you have any questions please email osema@ithaca.edu.

 

Document Shredding Services

Contributed by Mark Darling on 01/14/2014 

 Facilities Services provides confidential shredding service for on-campus generators of confidential documents.

 

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Faculty members play an important role in the lives of students that extends beyond the teaching of course material.  The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes faculty’s potential to influence student’s attitudes about mental health care.  We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly.  Therefore, we invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or to report your concerns via the Students at Risk Initiative.

In an effort to prevent potential negative outcome of students in distress, the enclosed statement was generated as a guide for faculty to consider including in their syllabi.

 

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Mail services is opening Bogart mail room as a temporary package pickup location.

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Due to very limited staffing this week, Circles mail room will be open for package pickup only during the following times.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was an invited speaker to discuss new media, social media and conflict zones with graduate students in journalism and mass communication at the University of Oregon-Portland on November 2, 2013.

Her interactive presentation was done via Skype. She analyzed and discussed transmedia projects that engage conflict through non-confrontational design to engender dialogue, exploration, and user-generated participation. The projects analyzed included Lunch Love Community, Triangle Fire Archive, Engage Media, and works by new media artists Stephanie Rothenberg and Brooke Singer. Graduate students worked with these projects before the session, and then participated in a dialogue analyzing the ethics, politics, affordances, and implications of these new forms of documentary.
 

Do you have a passion for working with older adults? Would you like to help Ithaca College's friendly visiting program as a member of the E-Board?

 

Project Generations (PG) is a service club dedicated to bridging the generation gap between college-aged individuals and older adults. Along with Cornell University, we match students with senior citizens in the Ithaca Community in order to form friendly relationships and foster a sense of compassion between the pair. 

In 2013, PG won the Outstanding Service Organization Award, the President's Volunteer Service Award, and Student Organization Program of the Year Award for our Senior Citizen Prom. This year we are excited to make our annual event event even better - and we are looking for a dedicated and organized Secretary!

The Secretary is responsible for communicating with the club about meeting times, event dates, and other logistics. 

If you are interested in applying, please e-mail ICPROJECTGENERATIONS@GMAIL.COM!