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Ithaca College students are invited to come together in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a sustained, confidential, frank dialogue around issues of race and racism. The Diversity Awareness subcommittee on Race, Culture and Ethnicity will initiate one Student Talking Circle (co-sponsored by Human Resources and the Center for Faculty Excellence) facilitated by professionals from the Multicultural Resource Center. The Talking Circle will be made up of 20 racially and ethnically diverse people who will meet once a week for five consecutive sessions to self-reflect, share experiences, and learn from others’ perspectives and attitudes.

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The 5th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us as we explore and celebrate the notion of community and culture. It is necessary to RSVP for this important event as seating is limited.

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Have you ever had a question about race but were too scared to ask, or just unsure how to ask? How is racism recognized? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your life and the lives of others? How do you cope with the effects? Who do you believe needs to assume responsibility for eliminating racism?

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Looking for new members? Interested in advertising an upcoming event to a large group of people? Do not miss this amazing opportunity to have a table at the Spring Student Organization Fair on January 29, 2014 in Emerson Suites from 10am-3pm.

 

To request space at the fair please complete the 2014 Spring Student Organization Fair sign up form by January 23.

Space is first come, first serve. All registered or new student organizations are able to sign up.

If you have any questions please email osema@ithaca.edu.

 

The Catholic Community is back celebrating Mass at Muller Chapel on January 19 at 8PM. Come join us!

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Beginning with the upcoming Spring ’14 semester, S-Lot Ext. (located across Grant Egbert Blvd opposite S-Lot) will be available for both Student and Employee parking (Red & Blue). Due to an increase need for employee parking on the south side of campus and after examining the availability of spaces in the surrounding lots outside of O-Blue, the Parking Policy Committee has approved S-Lot Ext. to be designated as both Student and Employee parking.

Also as a reminder, parking regulations are in effect 24/7 including Fire Lanes, Handicap Spaces, Reserved Spaces, and No Parking Zones.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parking Services office at (607) 274-3756 or via email at Parking@Ithaca.edu.

The Jewish Studies program at Ithaca College invites you to attend a performance by Israeli Stage of the play Oh, God In Anat Gov’s touching comedy about faith in secular society, a psychotherapist named Ella, single mother of an autistic child, gets a visit from a new, desperate patient, God.

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The Office of Facilities will be closed on the following dates and times to allow staff to participate in the interview process for the new Associate Vice President for Facilities.

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Join the ICNL Student Intern Training Program by contacting Faculty Manager Jake Brenner at jbrenner@ithaca.edu.

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The Ithaca College School of Music’s annual celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will feature American soprano Marlissa Hudson performing selections from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” The MLK Day Concert will take place on Monday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Ford Hall. It is free and open to the public.

 

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Naeem Inayatullah’s (Politics) three-page article, “Playing on the Shores of an Imperial Pedagogy,” appears in the journal Critical Studies on Security, Vol. 1, No. 3, (2013), pp. 355-357.  He discusses three of his courses: “Cuba and Haiti,” “Music of the African Diaspora,” and “Seeing ‘War of the Worlds.’”

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MLK Day is right around the corner!  Monday, January 20!

Every year the college celebrates the history and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in our MLK Day Celebrations. This year’s theme is a ‘Single Garment of Destiny’ and will feature many educational sessions that relate to Dr. King’s vision in our modern global society. These sessions are open to all members of the Ithaca College Community. For students, each presentation will count towards SLI Credit in the Leading in a Diverse World Series. To receive SLI credit for any of these events, please log into OrgSync and register for the sessions.

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Calling all Phi Kappa Phi Members!

Contributed by Diane Birr on 01/16/2014 

If you were inducted as a member of Phi Kappa Phi at another institution, we want to know!

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Michael Twomey (English), Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, has published an eco-critical essay about the medieval English romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  Titled "How Green Was the Green Knight? Forest Ecology at Hautdesert," the essay explores the poem's adaptation of "the forest of romance," a literary convention, to the environmental realities of fourteenth-century English forests.  The essay appears in Arthurian Literature 30 (2013), 27-54.  Michael presented earlier versions of this paper before the triennial congress of the International Arthurian Society, Bristol, UK, in 2011, and before the Ithaca College English Department's honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, in 2012.

Starting on Jan 25, the Circles mailroom will be open for package pickup on Saturdays, 11am - 1pm. 

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An informational meeting will be held at the Hammond Health Center conference room, second floor, on January 23, 2014 at 12:15 for students interested in this summer course.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Megan Christopher on 01/15/2014 

Quoted in the media: Faculty members Rhoda Meador, Deborah King, Scott Hamula, Maura Stephens and Jeff Cohen; staff members Thomas Rochon and Gerard Turbide. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

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If you're back on campus, come get your stuff! We currently have over 1300 packages stored, waiting for you to pick them up.

Phillips Hall Post Office - 9am - 5pm
Mail Center - 9am - 5pm
Circle Apartment Mail Room - 11am - 5pm
Bogart Mail Room - 11am - 4pm

 

In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi.

Please encourage students registered with Student Disability Services to meet with you during office hours to discuss their accommodation plan.

 "In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation will be provided to students with documented disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Students must register with Student Disability Services and provide appropriate documentation to Ithaca College before any academic adjustment will be provided."