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Mini-Retreat on campus

Contributed by Kevin Walker on 03/13/2014 

Ever wondered what a Buddhist retreat is like?

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Janice Elich Monroe, associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, recently presented during Well Being International Week at HAMK University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

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Dr. Margaret Arnold, Associate Dean of HSHP and Associate Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, recently presented at the Academy of Leisure Sciences Teaching Institute in Pacific Grove, California. Dr. Arnold delivered a presentation entitled "Sense of Community: Tweets, MOOCS, and Branding, Oh My!" with Dr. Charles Bullock, Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, from San Jose State University.

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to congratulate the following junior and senior students who were selected to receive the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership this year. The award is given to students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment.

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ITS offers computing workshops every week on a variety of topics in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering training on Taskstream, Sakai, Excel, Photoshop, and Access from Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21.

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School of Business Assistant Dean Dawn Kline, will be presenting at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 1 Conference in Newport, RI, March 19-21.

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Congratulations! We posted our first "Quit Smoking" Intercom 4 weeks ago and if you've quit smoking for 4 weeks, you have probably already seen some of these great benefits of quitting: 

  • 20 minutes after quitting: Heart Rate will drop down to normal levels
  • 12 hours: Carbon Monoxide levels in your body reduce to lower values, while blood oxygen levels increase to normal, decreasing your risk for serious cardiovascular problems
  • 1 day: (ONLY 24 HOURS): Reduced risk for heart attack
  • 48 hours: Your ability to smell and taste will improve
  • 3 days: Nicotine will no longer be in your body
  • 2-3 weeks: Improved circulation and lung function, which means you will breathe easier
  • 1-9 months: Lungs start repairing, reducing your risk for infections, coughing and shortness of breath

Keep smoke free! You're doing great!

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to recognize student leaders who have made an impact on campus. This year we are recognizing student organizations for their work and dedication to the campus. We are asking students, staff and faculty to submit nominations for Outstanding Adviser of the Year, Outstanding Executive Board Member of the Year and Best Program of the Year. To nominate, please submit the Student Organization Nomination Form and the Program of the Year Application found on IC Link and the OSEMA website by March 28, 2014. For more information or questions, please contact Theresa Radley at

IC Animal Rights - Why go Vegan?

Contributed by Adriana Milutin on 03/13/2014 

 Hello fellow peers!

Come join the IC Animal Rights club on March 24th at 6pm in Textor 102 for a lovely presentation by the amazing Kathy Stevens ( founder of the animal sanctuary) The name of her presentation is " Why go Vegan"and it's going to a great time! Don't feel like you need to be vegan or have to even consider going vegan if you come to the lecture! It's open for all kinds of life styles, but it will be an amazing learning experience!

Dr. D. Brandon Williams
Vanderbilt University
Medical Department of Surgery

“Obesity: Causes & Cures”
4 pm
CNS 112

Biology Seminar Series
All are welcome to attend.


Dr. Williams will also present:
A career in medicine: choices along the way

12:10-1 pm, CNS 115

Anyone interested in the health profession should attend.


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Writing Department Associate Professor Cory Brown won one of three finalist awards in The Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize, for his personal essay "Compliance." The essay is scheduled to be published in the fall issue of South Loop Review.



According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8 to 18 year olds in the US spend nearly 8 hours a day engaged with media. Because of this reality, it is important that our classrooms address contemporary forms of communication if they are to be relevant and engaging platforms for teaching 21st century literacy. On Saturday March 14, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Project Look Sharp Chris Sperry will present two workshops on Media Literacy in the 21st Century, with one focusing on ELA and Social Studies, and the other on STEM.

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Come out to Colleges Against Cancer - Ithaca College's 2014 Relay for Life! The event is Academy Awards themed. We'll have food, performances, games and more. Of course, we'll also have luminarias, vigils + hope for the future.

To register for #ICRelay14, go to You can sign up until the day of the event!

Entry fee is currently $20.

Finalized performers and food sponsors will be announced closer to the date of the event. Keep checking back for new information!

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Volunteers are critical to a healthy community. If you're actively engaged in community service - either as an individual or as a member of a student organization - and would like recognition for that commitment, apply for a President's Volunteer Service Award!

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One credit mini courses are offered as part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). Courses start right after spring break. Students study a variety of topics and attend screenings during the Festival. Students should sign up on Homer. Course titles, descriptions and CRN numbers are below.

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The Web infrastructure maintenance scheduled for Thursday, March 13th is being postponed due to unexpected technical difficulties.

ITS Helpdesk

The Leadership Scholars program recognizes students with a demonstrated record of academic and co-curricular achievements. Students enter the program during their first year at Ithaca College and take on new leadership challenges every semester until they graduate. Components of the program include service projects, professional development, and leadership in student organizations that is recorded in leadership portfolios that are presented to administrators and peers every semester.


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Save the Date for Retirement Planning

Contributed by Katie Sack on 03/11/2014 

When it comes to retirement planning, it’s never too early to start! The more you invest and the earlier you start planning increases the likelihood of a successful retirement. Not sure where to start? Start here: 

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On Friday May 7th, Enrique González Conty presented a paper titled “Redefining Identity in Contemporary Cuban Cinema" at the Mid-Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies Conference in New Brunswick, NJ. The conference was hosted by Rutgers University.

Theresa Radley, Vice President Education and Membership of the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club, won the Area 10 International Speech Contest on Saturday in Cortland with her speech, "Seeing My Strength."

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