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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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Save the Date! Our Annual Latina/o Heritage Month Banquet will be held in Emerson Suites on November 14 at 7pm!!!

There will be a key note speaker, Asma Barlas; food; live performances; and a dance party!

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Contributed by Emily Ramos on 11/12/2014 

Save the Date! Our Annual Latina/o Heritage Month Banquet will be held in Emerson Suites on November 14 at 7pm!!!

There will be a key note speaker, Asma Barlas; food; live performances; and a dance party!

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After a rigorous and competitive bidding process—one which garnered participation from a large cross-section of the campus community—I am pleased to announce that Ithaca College has engaged with Unimarket to provide our first e-marketplace solution.

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New Course for "Identities" Theme

Contributed by Susan Monagan on 11/12/2014 

THEA 29600 01 3 credits Tues & Thurs 9:25-10:40 Sophomore standing

Creative Economy #43774        Instructor: Susan Monagan

Course Attributes:     Liberal Arts, (ICC) - Social Sciences, Theme: Identities

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How to Use the IC Mentoring Network

Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 11/12/2014 

Find out more about how to use the new IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about important strategies around utilizing LinkedIn to make connections, networking etiquette, and informative career networking groups.

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His paper "The Middle Horizon Site of Sonay: New Radiocarbon Dates (!) and Interpretations (?)" was presented at the 33rd annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory at the University of Vermont on Oct. 18-19.



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 Men’s and women’s crew have begun winter training.  Many of the work-out sessions are on campus.  There are opportunites for the spring team.  No experience is necessary.  Contact us or visit a practice if you are interested.  This sport will teach you a new skill, get you into top physical condition, send you out onto Cayuga Lake, and offer an opportunity to travel and compete on a varsity level.

Contact a coach at or stop by the crew office, #140A, A. & E. Center, any weekday before winter break.  Call us at 274-1266.  This is an opportunity to get into a life-changing activity.  Opportunity knocks!


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact OSEMA at 274-3222. 

You are invited to spend the night in a haunted house! If you should you choose to spend the night with us, you may encounter some ghosts. So hurry, won't you?

Macabre Theatre Ensemble proudly presents the stage version of the infamous film of 1959, House On Haunted Hill by Robb White. The play is based on the public domain film which stars the legendary Vincent Price.

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Come practice your French in a casual and friendly atmosphere at the weekly French conversation group!  French speakers of all levels are welcome.  Ben, our wonderful group leader, will be graduating in December, so now is the time to take advantage of his presence and expertise!

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Winter Safety Tips

Contributed by Tim Ryan on 11/12/2014 

As we head into the winter months, it's important to take precautions against icy conditions. When temperatures drop below freezing, walking from parking lots and building to building can be a dangerous game.

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Please announce final exam dates

Contributed by Leslie Kelly on 11/12/2014 

Students requesting to take final exams in Student Accessibility Services need to report exam dates by Wednesday, December 3rd.

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Taking any three of the four IICC mini-courses will count for the Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation or World of Systems theme, and as a Humanities or Social Science perspective, regardless of when you take them over your four-year career. For example, you could take one mini-course each semester for the next three semesters.

Also, the mini-courses are open to all students, whether taken to satisfy an ICC requirement or not.

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Kristina Hugar '06 will be presenting on Tuesday, November 18th, at 4:15 p.m. in CNS 333 titled:  “Design of Base-Stable Organic Cations for Use in Anion Exchange Membranes in Alkaline Fuel Cells ”.

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SGA Cortaca Busses Are All Full

Contributed by Kyle James on 11/12/2014 

All 130 seats in the SGA Cortaca Busses have been reserved and there are no more available. Thank you to all who signed up for the seats early!

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Teaching Critical Thinking in Iran – Local Educators Speak after Nov. 25 Film at Cinemopolis

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Susan Giarratano (HSHP senior), Ellie Fitts Fulmer, and Nia Nunn Makepeace (both Assistant Professors of Education) presented, "'Going Too Far?' Exploring Race and Humor in Teacher Education" at the National Association for Multicultural Education annual conference in Tucson, AZ. Their roundtable presentation featured the work of five undergraduate students and the two faculty members as they examined racial comedy media clips together in the context of a course on multicultural education. This analysis will inform their upcoming research to identify a Pedagogy for Racial Comedy. The research team is currently co-authoring a piece on this topic for journal submission this fall.