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Submitted on behalf of Rory Rothman and Cedrick-Michael Simmons

We would like to invite you to our traditional celebration for the last Friday of classes – IC Kicks Back. 

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Ithaca College will host a screening of the film “Money & Life” on Wednesday, April 16 at 7pm in Textor 101. “Money & Life” is an inspirational documentary that asks a provocative question: can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous opportunity? This film connects the dots on our current economic pains and offers a new story of money based on an emerging paradigm of planetary well-being that understands all of life as profoundly interconnected. “Money & Life” invites us to meet the challenge of our time: to participate in the great transition to a sustainable, equitable and restorative economy that meets the needs and realities of the 21st century.

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If you will be studying abroad in the summer or fall on an affiliated, non-affiliated, or exchange program (NOT the London Center), and you have not yet met an adviser in the Office of International Programs to go over required Ithaca College paperwork, please be sure to schedule an appointment ASAP. If this paperwork is not done, you may not be able to get credit or any eligible financial aid for your study abroad program. 

In addition to meeting with an adviser in the Office of International Programs, all students going abroad on an affiliated, non-affiliated, or exchange program must attend a series of study abroad orientations.

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Open to ALL majors at Ithaca College, the Park School of Communications is offering Introduction to Field Production, TVR 11500during Summer Session I from May 29-June 29. Taught by professor Peter Johanns, Television-Radio Program Director, the course will teach students how to shoot and edit HD video.

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Due to popular demand, Information Technology Services in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence will continue the iPad Pilot and loan out twenty 3rd generation iPads to faculty members for Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015.

  • Applications due for summer onMay 13, 2014 at 5PM
  • iPads distributed week of May 20, 2014.
  • iPads returned to ITS Aug 15, 2014

Visit the iPad Pilot web site for more information and apply to join the program. 

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As of right now, the first film being made is a short comedy.
The users of TentSquare decided all this. Music Students, Film Students, Actors, and
more are all invited to join the site and vote and submit. Right now they are looking for
submissions for the Director and Cinematographer positions.

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  The New Voices Literary Festival will be taking place April 23rd-25th on the Ithaca College campus, featuring seven authors specializing in a variety of topics such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry and playwriting. The festival will feature several readings, panels and a staged reading of one of the plays. 

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Last week four students from the Park Media Lab accepted two national awards at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas for the 2014 BEA (Broadcast Education Association) Annual Festival of Media Arts.

 

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Visiting Speaker Presentation: Fast Food Kids: Youth and the Changing American Food Landscape Dr. Amy Best, Professor of Sociology, George Mason University, Thursday April 24, 5:15-6:15 Business 104.  A reception will follow.

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Students enrolled in Keri Watson’s ARTH 111: Episodes in Art History will be re-enacting the Exposition Universelle de Paris of 1889 on Tuesday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Handwerker Gallery.

 

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Nature vs. Nurture

Contributed by Lisa Calcasola on 04/16/2014 

"The route through childhood is shaped by many forces, and it differs for each of us. Our biological inheritance, the temperament with which we are born, the care we receive, our family relationships, the place where we grow up, the schools we attend, the culture in which we participate, and the historical period in which we live--all these affect the paths we take through childhood and condition the remainder of our lives."
-Robert H. Wozniak

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I am writing to inform the college community that Dr. Marisa Kelly has accepted a position as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Suffolk University in Boston. She will complete her tenure as Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs at Ithaca College on May 31, 2014.

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Congratulations to Dr. Christopher House of the Department of Communication Studies who has been appointed to the 2014-15 Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Committee of Scholars.  The Committee of Scholars is comprised of three emerging scholars within the association and participates in selecting the recipient of ECA’s Everett Lee Hunt Award for outstanding scholarly book. The Committee of Scholars is appointed annually by the ECA President.

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Ira David Levy '85 is the creator, executive producer and host of the TV show, "Pedal America," which is carried on 356 PBS stations. <http://www.iradavidspedalamerica.com/joomla/>

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Four chemistry undergraduate students attended the American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX from March 16-19 in 2014, and presented posters on their faculty-student collaborative research projects.

 

 

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Othie: A Woman's Adaptation of Othello encore performance will be held on April 17 at 7:30pm in the Lehman Alternative Community School Blackbox Theatre, 111 Chestnut St, Ithaca.  Suggested $5 donation.  All proceeds go to the Women’s Opportunity Center of Ithaca.

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Summer registration is still open for ANTH 104000-02.  Fulfill one of your general education requirements with the thought-provoking class, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (online) this May session from the comforts of wherever you are. The Anthropology Department is offering several interesting courses during the May Session--check them out!

Contact Dr. Sue-Je Gage at sgage@ithaca.edu for more information.

Summer Online Courses in Health

Contributed by Stewart Auyash on 04/16/2014 

 Opportunities for Online Health Courses for All Students

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The Public and Community Health student Association is hosting a social on Thursday April 17 at 7pm in Friends 302.

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Dan Cohen, a director of "Space Shuttle Columbia: An Article of Hope" is coming to Ithaca College for a screening, and Q&A with students, faculty and community members. This event is presented by Hillel at Ithaca College in part of Holocaust Education Series.

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