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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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The Harvest Moon Dance is an annual intergenerational event where local elders meet and interact with members of the Ithaca College Community.

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Civility, Respect, and IC Pride

Contributed by Molly Israel on 11/12/2015 

Posted on behalf of President Tom Rochon

This has been a challenging, emotional, and important week in the history of Ithaca College. 

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Posted on behalf of C. Vivian Lorenzo, MD

I am writing to update the campus community on the results of additional laboratory testing related to the death of an Ithaca College student yesterday.  The New York State Department of Health has advised us that testing is negative for any bacterial infection that would require preventive antibiotics to close contacts. 

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How do your values and ethics affect your decision making? How far are you willing to go? Find out at the Student Leadership Institute's  Where Do You Draw the Line? workshop next Wednesday, November 18 at 4-5pm in Taughannock Falls Room.

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Please join us for a talk by William Dunham, Visiting Professor of Mathematics at Cornell University on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 4:00pm in 309 Williams Hall.

This talk should be accessible to any student who has seen calculus.

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Bart D. Ehrman, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presents Misquoting Jesus: Scribes Who Changed the Scriptures and Readers Who May Never Know.

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Fitness Center - Cortaca Hours

Contributed by Sean Reilley on 11/12/2015 

The Fitness Center will be open with reduced hours on Saturday 11/14/15.  Our hours of operation will be:

9:00am - 11:30am


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Sunday, November 15th at 12 noon in Williams 319, join ICWC, eat pizza and learn how to use Bootstrap to create a professional online presence sure to impress potential interviewers!

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Learn about the biological definition of sex and intersex vs the cultural constructions of gender and how they differ cross-culturally in Culture, Sex & Gender ANTH 29010, Spring 2016, TR 9:25am. Please contact the instructor, Lisa Corewyn ( for more information. Note that prerequisites can be waived through a Workflow request.

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Kick off Cortaca weekend by stopping by Buffalo Wild Wings on Friday, November 13 for IC Asian American Alliance's fundraiser! Stop by with the ticket (via mobile or paper) and show it to your server at the time of your order any time between 11 am to 1 am. 

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Friday, November 13, 2015, 2:00- 3:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett
Facilitated by Gwen Seaquist, Professor and Legal Studies Program Coordinator; Mike Titlebaum, Associate Professor, Music Performance

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