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Your Chance to Win This Month!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/13/2015 

Ithaca College is excited to partner with Plum Benefits and offer Faculty and Staff a chance to win a Plum Benefits gift card! Just visit and register between now and November 30th to be automatically entered. Please see these details for more information.

Depending on how many entries, this gift card could be worth up to $100 at Plum Benefits.

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, are you still trying to plan how you will make it home for break? Ever thought about sharing the ride home with a fellow classmate? It’s easy! Simply log on to, sign up or update your profile and post a ride. You will be amazed how quickly you will find matches!

When you post a new ride on Ithaca College’s Zimride network November 1 – 30, you will automatically be entered into the 2015 Zimride by Enterprise Thanksgiving Post a Ride Sweepstakes and have a chance to win a $200 MasterCard gift card.  So wherever you need to go, Zimride can help get you home in time for Thanksgiving.  Post your ride today!

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For official contest rules click here.

What You Should Know about Diabetes

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/13/2015 

You are at increased risk for developing pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Are 45 years of age or older
  • Are overweight
  • Have a parent with diabetes
  • Have a sister or brother with diabetes
  • Have a family background that is African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American-Indian, Asian-American, or Pacific-Islander
  • Had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes), or gave birth to a baby weighing 9 pounds or more
  • Are physically active less than three times a week

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Tuesday, November 17, 9:00- 10:00 am
Wednesday, November 18, 3:00- 4:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Michael LaTour. Mike passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, November 18th.

67 million people have high blood pressure in America

What we already knew:

·Risk of CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease) doubles for each incremental increase in SBP of 20 mmHg or DBP of 10 mmHg.

·Aerobic exercise training leads to reduction in resting BP of 5-7 mmHg in those with hypertension.

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Fall 2015 ICWell Newsletter

Contributed by Maria Russell on 11/13/2015 

Fall 2015 Edition ICWell Newsletter written by Larissa Meléndez (M.S. Exercise and Sport Sciences ‘16)

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Take advantage of the next week of concerts offered by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; some highlights are featured below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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This year's BOLD Conference will focus on how YOU can Innovate Ithaca by enhancing your leadership skills. Learn tools from the best entrepreneurs to launch your craft.

There is an entrepreneurial spirit in every aspect of life, register for the BOLD Conference today find out how you can capture it!

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Join Hillel and Student Alliance For Israel in the Business School (room 206) wtih bagels and coffee to hear how Israelis from all different religions are coming together to help Syrain refugees in Europe.

To learn more about IsraAID check out their website:

FB Event:

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ManiCURE and Raffles!

Contributed by Sarah Krieger on 11/13/2015 

 Want to win a $25 gift card to Miracle Nails, $20 card to Le Nails or a Free Haircut from super cuts? 

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People with visible and invisible disabilities represent a large minority and workforce demographic in the US. It is also a minority that any person can join at any time. Therefore, it’s important to know how to hire and to work with people of this demographic, as well as how to represent them correctly in your marketing and advertising. specializes in photographic imagery of real people with disabilities

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Bring an article of clothing with RED in it to the Spirit Week "Shed the Red" event and in return, get a FREE Cortaca T-shirt! All RED donations will go to the Ithaca Rescue Mission.

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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency.

This workshop gives participants a basic framework, including definitions to develop understanding of the relationship between diversity, inclusion and cultural competency and some tools for assessing and developing cultural competency in their areas.

Facilitated by: Laura Branca and Kirby Edmonds, TFC, Training for Change 
Date/Time: December 7th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Office of Human Resources Conference Room (GL054)

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Alternative Spring Break offers students the opportunity to volunteer at one of five locations in the eastern United States during spring break, March 12 - 20.

To learn more or to apply for ASB, go HERE.

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Get your FREE ramen!

Contributed by Sara Kim on 11/13/2015 

Come out for one of IC Asian American Alliance​'s biggest programs of the semester with RAMEN NIGHT! This year, IC AAA will be collaborating with the Ithaca College Chinese Students and Scholars Association​ and having a make-your-own ramen night. The noodles, broths, and toppings are provided, but you make your own ramen bowl. Stop by Friends 207 Monday night at 8 pm! And bring an appetite!

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Dan Carrión received his BA in Environmental Studies from IC in 2008 and went on to complete a Master’s in Public Health at New York Medical College in 2011. In the fall of 2014 he began a PhD in Climate and Health at Columbia University. His experiences in the workforce have been diverse: working for a Latin American solidarity organization, a county’s solid waste division, a community health center, and most recently Columbia’s College of Physicians & Surgeons directing the Summer Public Health Scholars Program. In his chosen field of Climate & Health he hopes to explore strategies to utilize adaptation and mitigation strategies to simultaneously address health disparities. 

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How to find SPR 2016 Salsa and Ballroom Classes to Register in Schedulizer & Homerconnect - It is NOT obvious!

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Make your voice heard in drafting the Student Bill of Rights with Student Body President Dominick Recckio.

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Paul Hansom, Assistant Professor of English, will offer a brand-new Humanities-perspective course under the "Quest for a Sustainable Future" theme this coming spring. The course is entitled "Earth Works: Literature, Nature, and the Environment."  The course will also be offered under the "Mind, Body, Spirit" theme.  Both ICC designations are pending.

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