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Sign up now for this thought-provoking and applicable online course in cultural anthropology (ANTH 104000) this Winter 2016 session! It's a course that connects us to the current global era and fulfills one of your general education requirements for ICC. Sign up for this active and engaging 10-day course that you can take from the comforts of wherever you are! Winter session dates are January 11-22, 2016.

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

CSTEP Wants You!

Contributed by Orlando Kittrell on 10/21/2015 

Are you a New York resident pursuing a STEM major or have an interest in a STEM career or field leading to professional licensure?

Apply NOW to become a participant in the competitive Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP).

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FYRE Survey Winner Announcement

Contributed by Maggie Wetter on 10/21/2015 

 Congratulations Christina Rafanelli for winning an iPad Mini!  Thank you again to all who participated in the First Year Residential Experience Survey.  Look out for more opportunities from Residential Life to submit your thoughts and be entered to win a prize!

Can Arno's Awkenings Be Victorious?

Contributed by Arno Selco on 10/21/2015 

Only three days remain for Arno's Awakenings to be victorious in Acting Out, The Great Hangar Theatre Charades Challenge. Tickets may be purchased for the Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 7 PM (hilarious) event by going to www.hangartheatre.org. Folks who can't attend can designate donations to Arno's Awakenings at the Hangar website. Help us and the Hangar Theatre win!

Wasteless Week Continues!

Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 10/21/2015 

 Celebrate. Engage. Commit. Join IC Dining Services in our effort to waste less! WasteLESS Week is designed to educate and empower the IC community to save food, water, energy, and the Earth’s natural resources. This year’s WasteLESS Week will be filled with lots of exciting events, prizes and giveaways, so don’t miss out!

 

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is almost over. The final videos highlighting different historical figures will air on the LGBT Center website in the coming days. Visit the LGBT Center website's LGBT History Month Featured Videos section to find a new video each day during October.

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Professor Barney Beins (Psychology) received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the New England Psychological Association and gave at invited address at its annual convention.

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 Michael Smith's entry "Historical Thinking in the Digital Age" was posted to the OAH's blog Process: A Blog for American History on Oct. 15 as part of a series on digital history.

Two student affairs staff members, Doreen Hettich-Atkins and Tiffani Ziemann, have are very involved in the College Student Personnel Association of New York State (CSPA-NYS).  They both serve as Board members and presented at the recent conference.  

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Are you wondering what you should be doing now to plan for retirement in the future? Do you have enough life insurance? Are you prepared if an injury or illness should strike?

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The article (Partisan Participation and Ethnic Autonomy: the Case of the Mapuche Organization Admapu, in Chile; Journal of Latin American Studies, Oct. 2015; co-authored with Christian Martinez Neira) examines the formation of Admapu - an organization representing a broad sector of mapuche society that resisted the actions of the Chilean dictatorship in the 1980s. In political memory, the period of agrarian reform marks a time of hope and strong participation, but here we show how an autonomy project developed within Admapu conflicted with those making political alliances with the Chilean Left. We examine the internal dynamics of Admapu, and argue that at the end of the decade the organization divided into factions that cemented a rupture with the political system that helps explain the formation of contemporary resistance movements.

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Applications are now open for blogging internships with the 2016 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

Bloggers are required to enroll in a three credit 300 level seminar called FESTIVALS: BLOGGING, which covers the history of film festivals, intensive immersion in FLEFF, and blogging.

Applications available on the right hand side of the FLEFF website: http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/ 

Applications must be typed, printed out, and submitted to Rosalie Fitzgerald, Special Assistant to Dr. Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost, Job 202, by 4 p.m. on October 30.

  All students are welcome to attend on Wednesday October 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.!

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The Office of Extended Studies is seeking a Student Programs Assistant to support our summer programs and office operations for 10-15 hours per week during the spring semester, continuing on a full-time basis during the summer.

On-campus summer housing is available.

Visit the student employment database for a full list of responsibilities and qualifications.

Email a cover letter and resume to oes@ithaca.edu.

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Participant-Leaders will be responsible for delivering an orientation session before the trip, organizing the group and leading group reflections throughout, and “bringing it back to campus” after the trip is over. 

Why should you become a Participant-Leader? Because you’ll get to…

·         Learn and exercise new leadership skills

·         Travel during spring break

·         Receive a significantly reduced fee for participation (Participant-Leaders only pay a one-time $50 deposit for the trip)

·         Help make this a positive experience for fellow IC students

This is the perfect way to develop leadership skills and give back to the community at the same time.  Applications for will open this Monday, October 26, 2015 and are due on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 5:00pm.

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Jane Mt Pleasant teaches in Cornell University’s Department of Horticulture and is affiliated with Cornell’s American Indian Program. Her research focuses on Iroquois agricultural knowledge and the productivity of Iroquois cropping systems, and she lectures frequently on their links to contemporary agricultural sustainability – weaving in history, archaeology, paleobotany, and cultural/social anthropology in order to provide a bridge between scholars in the humanities and social sciences. 

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Become a Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Fellow or Blogging Intern!

Drop by Park 350 to meet with Beini Chen, Assistant to the Codirectors, for more info:

Wed 10/21  3:15 p.m-5:15 
Thursday 10/22  1:00p.m-2:30 and 4:00-5:00 
Friday 10/23  1:00 pm-4:00
Wed 10/28  3:15 p.m-5:15 
Thurs 10/29  11:00am-12:00, 1:00p.m-2:30 and 4:00-5:00 
Friday 10/30 1:00 pm-4:00 

Applications for FLEFF blogging internships (which is a three credit seminar 300 level seminar) are due Friday October 30. Sophomore, junior, or senior standing only, preferably with prior FLEFF fellows course or  FLEFF mini courses.  

If you want to be a fellow, just sign up for the one credit mini course under GCOM.

www.ithaca.edu/FLEFF

FLEFF: A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT

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

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SGA Meeting 10/19/15 Minutes

Contributed by Dominick Recckio on 10/20/2015 

 Get a closer look at SGA! Here are the minutes from our meeting on Monday, October 19th! 

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On Sunday, October 18th, On the Verge presented a staged reading of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the 2015 meeting of the Arthur Miller Society at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.  The reading was directed by Claire Gleitman (Professor, department of English), and the cast included faculty members (Greg Bostwick, Kathleen Mulligan, Jennifer Herzog, Theatre; Chris Holmes, English) and students (Dan Wisniewski, Hailee Murphy, Justin Albinder, Adam David, and Fiorella Fernandez).

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