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Imagine being 29 years old and trapped inside your country. Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour is a conscientious objector who refused to take part in mandatory military service and was denied a passport as a result. He wrote WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to dissect the experience of an entire generation born amid the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war, and to get his story heard outside of Iran. 

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 Welcome back from break! While many of us are coming back with full bellies from Thanksgiving, families across the Southern Tier still go hungry every day. Our “Season’s Eatings!” Food and Fund Drive is in full swing, so now’s your chance to help feed those in need!

 

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*PUBLIC DYE WORKSHOP RESCHEDULED*

Contributed by Mara Baldwin on 12/02/2015 

Visiting artist Sarah Gotowka's dye workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 9, from 11am-1pm.  The event is open to the public and free, and supplies will be available on a first-come basis.  Silk scarves and handkerchiefs are available on-site. Articles of clothing may be brought from home  but they should be clean & cotton/wool, and please bring a plastic bag! Drop-ins welcome!

 

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Come to the North Foyer of Campus Center on Wednesday, December 2, and Thursday, December 3, to support One World Market and IC Circle K!

From 10-3pm One World Market, a Fair Trade business selling products from around the world, will be here hosting their annual Holiday Sale. There will be winter clothing, scarves, jewelry and even chocolate! A portion on the proceeds will go to help fund Circle K ‘s weekly service projects. Come out and support a great cause!

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Students! Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to volunteer at one of three exciting local sites in Tompkins County on December 5:

-       Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library: Help this long-standing local organization sort books and prepare for their upcoming spring book sale, one of the biggest in the eastern United States!

-       Salvation Army: Help prepare and serve free meals to local residents in need!

-       Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair: Help with various activities at this annual gift fair, where holiday shoppers have the opportunity to choose gifts of charitable donations, rather than more “stuff!”

For more information on Service Saturdays and to sign up, GO HERE!

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 Are you on a meal plan and want to give your dinner a boost? For $8 extra you can add a seared tuna steak or Roasted Rack of Lamb to your plate! Tonight, Dining Services will feature Kalamata in Terrace Dining Hall! Simply swipe your ID card and pay $8 at the register for a ticket. No meal plan, no problem! Just add $8 to the cost of your dinner. 

Our full menu is available on Facebook!

Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.

 

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PRE-ORDER your apparel now!

Contributed by Sara Kim on 12/02/2015 

The IC Asian American Alliance is selling crew neck sweatshirts! PRE-ORDER your sweatshirt for $25 by filling out the form below! Choose from a variety of colors and sizes and get pumped for Focus Asia Month in April!

 

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Exhibiting artist Sarah Gotowka will give a public lecture on her work in the current exhibition, MAKE DO, contextualizing it within the greater reaches of her practice. Gotowka collaborated with the IC Gardens and Dana Summer Fellow Vin Manta '17 to plant several natural pigment plants over the summer of 2015, the plants of which were harvested with the help of classes from the ICSM program. A dye workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 9, which community members may take part in-- see Intercom for event posting.

 

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SGA Meeting 11/30/15 Minutes

Contributed by Dominick Recckio on 12/01/2015 

Get a closer look at SGA! Here are the minutes from our meeting in Emerson Suites on Monday, November 30th! 

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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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On December 10th at 6:30 in Friends 302, come to the SAFI Shuk or Israeli Market where you can come learn and eat your way through Israel.

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On Saturday December 5th at 4PM, the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert of uplifting music at Ford Hall in the Whalen Center of Music.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear campus community,
 
As I write this, the tragic events in Paris and Mali, and the recent loss of our Ithaca College student, Shannon Sakosits, are still fresh on my mind. As a result, I find myself thinking a lot lately about the relationship between losing something or someone that is dear to me and having to live with a new reality. I have lost a number of loved ones during my time here at IC; as I have gained more clarity about my personal and professional life, the realities of loss and change have become more apparent.

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Bring Back Recess with the RLS department! 12/6 5-7pm in the Fitness Center

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Note the original dates of January 8th/9th have been changed to the 9th/10th.

Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is planning major network maintenance for late evening Saturday, January 9th into mid-day Sunday, January 10th.

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to invite all juniors and seniors to apply for the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership (PRWAACL) for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) will be hosting candidates for the position of Director of Architecture and Infrastructure on campus over the next few weeks.  All members of the campus community are invited to attend one of the open presentation and Q&A sessions:

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IC Asian American Alliance and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association hosted an incredibly well-attended Ramen Night on Thursday, November 19th featuring homemade ramen with all the fixings that you could dream of! The meeting with a meal featured several different types of broth including miso and shio. For many, this was the best ramen they had ever had! This event truly succeeded in exposing the Ithaca College community to Asian and Asian American cultures in a fun activity in a safe and educational environment. Kudos AAA and CSSA!

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The Senior Class is at it again! The Seniors truly showed gratitude and bomber spirit in the week leading up to Thanksgiving Break in their “Give Before You Gobble” Thanks-Giving Back Week! The week of volunteer opportunities allowed the Class of 2016 to play bingo with Circle K, volunteer with Loaves & Fishes to feed the greater Ithaca community, make Thanksgiving cards and SunnyGrams, and organize the Tompkins County Public Library! The altruistic spirit is fueling their overall goal of 2,016 volunteer hours before graduation!

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Guiding Eyes For the Blind supports the lives of individuals who are blind and visually impaired by raising future Guide Dogs on campus. To help connect their mission with Ithaca College, they held an event featuring a student who lives life with a guide dog on Wednesday, November 18. Tim Conners inspired all who came to the event and put a personality and a face to individuals who utilize guide dogs. Great job Guiding Eyes!

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