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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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 Are you interested in participating in interfaith dialogue, learning more about other faiths, and exploring your own beliefs?  Join the brand new (woo!!) Interfaith Learning Community on the 2nd floor of Terrace 5 in the 2015-2016 school year.

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How to find I.C. SPR 2015 Salsa Dance and Ballroom Dance Classes to Pre-Register in Schedulizer & Homerconnect

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While most folks have their feet planted firmly on the ground, IC Physics professor Luke Keller is engaged in observing space from a flying telescope. In collaboration with NASA and other researchers, Luke works aboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, an eight-foot-wide, 17-ton telescope situated within a modified Boeing 747. Work in the stratosphere and beyond with this and other observatories to study the formation of stars and planets has led him to wonder about how we define "the environment." Conclusion: It does not stop at the Earth's atmosphere! Luke will describe his work and how he came to be working on a flying telescope, then turn to a discussion of the "homo-sapiens-sphere," (also known as space debris and space "junk"), which now reaches to the edge of our solar system.

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Justine Vosloo, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, and three ESS graduate students presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference in Las Vegas, NV last month. 

The presentation titles and student names were

  • Case Study: Implications of a season-long imagery program with a collegiate diving team
    Pat Pidgeon and Dr. Justine Vosloo (CC-AASP)
  • Making Exercise Behaviors Stick: The Experiences of a Neophyte Exercise Behavior Coach in a Workplace Wellness Facility.
    Sierra Yaple and Dr. Justine Vosloo (CC-AASP)
  • A foot in the door? Reflections on a mental skills internship in a high school athletic department.
    William Way and Dr. Justine Vosloo (CC-AASP).

All three presentations highlighted the applied consulting and fieldwork that our graduate students are engaging in within the IC and greater Ithaca community.


Stewart Auyash, associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education was recently invited by New York University at Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in the United Arab Emirates to present two lectures and discussions exploring international health and human rights: “War, Health, and the Crisis of Humanitarianism” and “Global Organizational Responses to Ebola.”

His visit was sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor and the Division of Social Sciences at NYU Abu Dhabi.

He also co-presented a joint lecture and interactive workshop at NYUAD with Patricia R. Zimmermann entitled “Conflict Zones: Health, Human Rights, New Media, Ethics, Empathy,” which analyzed the complex ethical issues of humanitarian aid, emerging interfaces, and transnational projects in new media that rethink these relationships along more ethical and participatory vectors according to the human rights principle of “do no harm.”

The Strategic Sourcing initiative is well underway and the project team is eager to answer any questions that you may have. 

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Primitive Pursuits, a program affiliated with Cornell Cooperative Extension, will host an information session on Monday November 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in CNS 1-B to describe their rigorous instructor training and certification program, and to field any questions you may have about how to connect with this awesome bunch of explorers and wilderness stewards. 

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Maya Schenwar will be visiting campus to give a talk based on her new book, Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better. The talk will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7:00 p.m. in School of Business 111 (the Carl Sgrecci Lecture Hall).

Using true stories of those behind bars and of the families — including her own — whose loved ones are incarcerated, she argues compellingly that our broken punishment system needs a major overhaul. With 2.3 million men, women, and teens currently behind bars, families and communities — especially poor communities of color — are often shattered.

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The Ithaca College Athletic Training Education Program is extremely excited to announce the signing of a student exchange agreement with the Institute for Technology, Carlow Ireland.

The program makes Ithaca College one of just a few undergraduate ATEPs in the nation to have an affiliated clinical site and academic exchange program in Europe, and perhaps anywhere outside the United States.

Unlike many other study abroad programs, this agreement features an "athletic training" program of study and clinical education component similar to what is done in the US.

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What are micro-aggressions, micro-inequities and unconscious bias? How do they manifest themselves in our everyday interactions? How does this bias impact our daily decision making process? These are some questions that will be explored doing this highly interactive workshop, facilitated by Dr. Belisa Gonzalez.  

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ICC Classes in English--Spring 2015

Contributed by Dan Breen on 11/13/2014 

The Department of English will be offering a wide variety of ICC-designated courses in the spring of 2015, listed below.

For detailed descriptions of course content and for further information on English courses being offered in the spring, please see the department's "upcoming courses" webpage, linked here.

Please feel free to contact department chair Dan Breen ( with any questions.

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Teach Spanish to Children!

Contributed by Annette Levine on 11/13/2014 

 ¿Hablas español?

 ¿Te gusta trabajar con niños?

 ¡Únete a SALTAR (Spanish Language Through the Arts and Recreation)!

As part of a one-credit class, Spanish 301, we work with local elementary school teachers to bring Spanish to children. No teaching experience necessary.

*Register for Spanish 301 and request "instructor permission" on the on-line override form. Cap restrictions and class restrictions can also be lifted by the instructor as per the override request.

Favor de comunicarse con Annette Levine:


Discover Your Strengths Workshop

Contributed by Jane Ray on 11/13/2014 

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” Benjamin Franklin

This workshop will help participants identify and leverage your strengths. Identifying and capitalizing on your strengths will lead to your success as an individual and as a team member. Get to the heart of building and sustaining strength-based performance and discover the power of you at your best.   

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It's only November, but graduation is right around the corner. Get prepared with Career Services!

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The IC Library and FLEFF have collaborated in the development of an extensive and unique collection of media materials that demonstrate the broad-ranging scope of the festival over the last ten years.  

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No Pressure Blood Pressure is Back!

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 11/13/2014 

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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You are invited to join HEARD, Human Expression Through Arts: A Resident Development Program, that brings creative arts to incarcerated youth.

When: Tuesday, November 18

Where: Williams 225

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm


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Fuel Up before the Big Game!

Contributed by Rebecca Sexton on 11/13/2014 

The Cortaga Jug is this Saturday -- start your game day with a hot breakfast! Campus Center Dining Hall with have hot breakfast items available, starting at 8:30am, Saturday, November 15th.

So, fuel up and enjoy the game! Go Bombers!

"Our spending habits have consequences that go beyond our immediate financial dilemmas (can I afford to go out tonight?) and reverberate through our futures."

In this article from November's issue of SH101, you will find:

  • How to budget better
  • 10 tips for having a blast on a budget
  • Student budget tools (budget calculator)
  • and more!

Check it out here:


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