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Planning ahead for grad school? Not sure grad school is for you? Come meet with representatives from over 140 programs from around the world TODAY October 1st from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. From MBA, to Journalism, to Music, there's a program for everyone!

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is an annual effort to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems. The ITS Information Security Office is promoting NCSAM on our campus.

The Internet is a shared resource and securing it is Our Shared Responsibility. Our Shared Responsibility is once again our theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2013.

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The Model Minority

Contributed by Evelio Perez on 09/30/2013 

Stereotypes are an ever present part of the world we live in today. Through stereotypes concepts such as the Model Minority Myth have created ways too mis-represent people of color and Asian-Americans. Come to Williams 313 this Thursday at 7pm as IC Asian-American Alliance prepares to talk about the Model Minority Myth and have detailed discussions involving stereotypes as we share personal experiences with each other. 

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Claudia Costa Pederson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, has published a feature interview entitled "The Veterans Book Project: A Conversation with Monica Haller" in Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism 41, no 2 (September, October).

This feature interview examines Monica Haller's project, The Veterans Book Project (2007-2013), a 50 volume series of books authored by veterans and Iraqi refugees. An investigation of the archive and its intersections with personal and social trauma, each book in the series consists of digital photos and texts.

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Looking for a good laugh? Come check out  SAB Comedy Presents: Tracey Ashley, a rising comedian who is making her mark in the comedy world. She has been featured on NBC, Bravo and TV Land. The event will take place on Monday, September 30th from 8pm - 9pm in IC Square.   There will also be a featured IC student opener. Take just a short 1 hour break, bring your friends, and prepare to be entertained! If you are interested in getting to know Tracey Ashley a little bit more, check out some of her out here! We look forward to seeing you there.   Also, be on the lookout for more comedy events hosted by SAB!    "Like" the Student Activities Board on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@ithacaSAB) to keep up to date on all of our events!

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The Park Center for Independent Media is excited to announce that on Thursday, Oct. 3, we will be joined by Robert W. McChesney, prolific author, media policy expert, and the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.

McChesney will give a public address, "Corporate Dominance of Internet, Politics and Media," beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Park Auditorium. He'll share what he learned while researching his 23rd and 24th books, both published this year: Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Away from Democracy and (co-written with John Nichols) Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media-Election Complex Is Destroying America.

Both books will both be available for sale after the talk and Q&A, and McChesney will be signing copies. The event is free and open to all.

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In May, Nathan Hess, piano faculty in the School of Music, performed a solo recital at York College of Pennsylvania, followed by a solo recital and masterclass at the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, and a masterclass for pre-college students for the Buffalo Music Forum for Piano Teachers in Buffalo, NY.

Hess returned to the faculty at Rocky Ridge Music Center near Estes Park, CO, to teach in the Junior Session held in early August. While there he taught piano, coached chamber music, and performed solo and chamber music works in the Music in the Mountains faculty concert series. Also in August he was a featured soloist in a benefit concert at Winterstown United Methodist Church in Felton, PA, celebrating 185 years of organized religion in the town and 50 years of worship in the present building. 

In September he presented a solo recital and masterclass at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH.


I hope that you will join us for the October 1 EDUCAUSE Live! webinar that will serve as the higher education kickoff event for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Registration is now available:

This free, hour-long webinar, "8 Mobile Device Security Steps" will discuss the SANS 8 Mobile Device Security Steps, a community-driven project to provide the most up-to-date information on the most effective strategies for securing mobile infrastructure. Every organization is challenged to rapidly deploy mobile device security. Larry Pesce will discuss the guidance provided in the 8 Steps, including authenticating users and restricting unauthorized access, managing operating systems and applications, and monitoring devices, as well as key operational components for mobile device management.

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Notice of Accreditation Survey

Contributed by Laura Keefe on 09/30/2013 

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC/Accreditation Association) will conduct an accreditation survey of the Ithaca College Student Health Service (Hammond Health Center) on October 29th - 30th, 2013.

To view the complete Notice of Accreditation Survey please utilize the following link:

Try relaxing with a mediation class! Meditation on a regular basis works to not only improve your mental health, but your physical health as well. Take a moment to relax and revitalize yourself by taking part in meditation classes taught by our very own Michael Faber. 

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Hunting Season on ICNL

Contributed by Jake Brenner on 09/30/2013 

Use caution on ICNL during hunting seasons!

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The Office of Residential Life will continue to accept Off-campus Applications for approval for fall 2013 until October 10, 2013.  This is the last opportunity for any student wishing to live off-campus for the 2013-2014 academic year to apply to be off-campus. The off-campus approval status goes into effect immediately.


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Join the School of Business in welcoming Stuart Manning '91, on Wednesday, October 2, at 7 p.m. in Business 111. 

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The Ithaca College Resource and Environmental Management Program (REMP) works to create a more sustainable living and learning experience on campus.  And we need your help to do it!

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Colm Tóibín — author of the New York Times best seller “Brooklyn” — will speak to first-year students at Ithaca College on Monday Oct. 7, 2013.

As part of the First-Year Reading Initiative (FYRI), the author will hold a talk and Q&A session on Oct 7th at 7:30 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a book signing immediately afterwards in McHenry Lobby from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Winner of the 2009 Costa Novel Award, “Brooklyn” tells the story of Eilis, a young woman who immigrates to Brooklyn from her home in a small Irish town in the early 1950s. At the event, Tóibín will share how his own memories of homesickness inform Eilis’s experiences.

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Attend the last RA info session to learn more about Residential Life and the RA position!

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(Part I) Decoding the Human Language of Expression
In the study of emotional expression, strong evidence exists in support of both universal displays and cultural variations in emotional expression. We collected and coded over 5500 free-response facial and body displays of emotion as part of an emotion expression production study of 21 emotions and other cognitive states in China, India, Japan, Korea, and the USA. Participants demonstrated nonverbal displays of emotion in response to stories representing these 21 states. Our analyses reveal common core patterns of expressive behavior for each state, extensive “cultural accents” across all 5 cultures, and systematic individual differences in expressive style. We also tested the universal recognition of 30 facial and vocal expressions that have been documented in previous studies to covary with the experience of distinct emotion in ten nations representing five continents.

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Dr. Donathan Brown, assistant professor of Communication Studies, will be interviewed on WKRUU radio (100.1 FM) on Tuesday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m.  The interview will be conducted by Harvard Dean, Dennis Raimondi. 

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Submitted on behalf of Terri Stewart, Director for Public Safety and Emergency Management

Notice of Availability:  procedures, practices and programs the College uses to keep students and its employees safe and facilities secure.

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"Funny Stories for Children" in The Handwerker Gallery

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