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Beatriz Montilla (H&S senior) and Sherry Deckman (Assistant Professor of Education) presented, “Complicating Empathy and Critical Perspective-Taking in Multicultural Teacher Education Coursework” at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference in Tucson, AZ. This interactive workshop drew on a book chapter the two co-authored that is to be published this winter. The workshop focused on the challenges of cultivating empathy in teacher education coursework that focuses on issues of race and equity.

 

The flu spreads rapidly among students - and so do misunderstandings about it... Immunize yourself against the myths! 

What this article from SH101 has in store for you:

  • Your risk of catching the flu 
  • Reasons why young adults are at a relatively high risk of serious flu complications
  • Personal accounts from students who value the flu vaccine 
  • 10 questions and answers about the flu and the flu vaccine 

Here's the link:

http://readsh101.com/ithaca.html

 

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Please join us for the fourth event in this semester's Greater Caribbean Lecture and Events Series, sponsored by Ithaca College's Latin American Studies Program.

Charmaine Nelson, Associate Professor of Art History at McGill University, will give a talk on the visual culture of slavery in the 19th century Caribbean, entitled "James Hakewill's Picturesque Tour of Jamaica (1825): Landscape Art as Pro-Slavery Discourse."

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The Ithaca College chapter of Heart4Heart will be tabling in Campus Center near the Information Desk this Wednesday, November 11th and Thursday, November 12th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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In case you haven't heard, employers ARE researching candidates online before hiring them. Make sure you're not putting your candidacy in jeopardy because of your tweets, pictures, comments, blogs, etc. Come to this workshop to learn what employers are saying and what you should be doing to protect your professional image.

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The Mind, Body, Me wellness program focuses on you: the employee. It gets you involved by helping you identify and move toward your personal health and wellness goals and encourages celebration of your success.

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In an interview, Don Beachler provided an analysis of the ways that Ithaca contributed to Tom Reed's  landslide reelection win to the House of Representatives.

http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/local/2014/11/05/ithaca-aid-reeds-landslide-analyst-thinks/18557853/

 

SGA Cortaca Busses Are All Full

Contributed by Kyle James on 11/10/2014 

All 130 seats in the SGA Cortaca Busses have been reserved and there are no more available. Thank you to all who signed up for the seats early!

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Marella Feltrin-Morris, Assistant Professor of Italian, presented a paper at the 29th University of West Georgia Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: Worlds and Words (October 30-November 1, 2014).

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Celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2014 graduates at a dessert reception on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites of Phillips Hall.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Megan Christopher on 11/10/2014 

Quoted in the media: Faculty members Diane Gayeski, Donald Bleacher, Michael McCall, Catherine Weidner, Zillah Eisenstein, Sandra Steingraber and Asma Barlas; Staff member John Bradac; Alumnus Steve Bell. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

IC in the Media

 

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 Are you interested in participating in interfaith dialogue, learning more about other faiths, and exploring your own beliefs?  Join the brand new (woo!!) Interfaith Learning Community on the 2nd floor of Terrace 5 in the 2015-2016 school year.

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The Oracle Honor Society Inducts 180 New Members on Monday, November 3, 2014.

Founded at Ithaca College in 1928, the Oracle Honor Society’s membership includes the top 10% of students in each school after their first full academic year. Oracle is founded upon the symbol of the star. The five points represent the attributes of excellence for which members of Oracle aspire: Scholarship, Leadership, Loyalty, Service, and Character. The laurel wreath around the star represents the achievements of Oracle members. The wall represents the courage and fortitude shown in order to achieve the ideals of the society, and the light is a beacon for Oracle members in the future. The olive branch is the emblem of peace - the talisman for all Oracle members.

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Ithaca College voice professor and mezzo-soprano, Dawn Pierce, just returned from singing Charlotte in Massenet’s opera, Werther with Mobile Opera in Alabama.  Tamara Ikenberg of AL.COM says; "As Charlotte, mezzo soprano Pierce, who is singing the role for the first time, nails Charlotte's strength and grace.

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Thanks4giving Me a Ride Sweepstakes!

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 11/10/2014 

Our partners at Zimride by Enterprise are giving away an iPad Mini, FitBit Zip and Amazon gift cards!  Post a ride in November and be automatically entered to win. 

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We are now collect non-perishable food items to help families in need during the holiday season.

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 Naeem Inayatullah was chair and discussant on a panel “Capitalism and Cool” in Cornell’s inaugural Conference on Histories of American Capitalism, November 6-8.  

Chair and Comment: Naeem Inayatullah, Ithaca College

Jim McGuigan, Loughborough University (UK), “Cool Capitalism: The Signs and Symbols of Disaffections in Mainstream Neoliberal Culture”  

Donnell Alexander, Journalist / Independent Scholar, “Capitalism and Hip-Hop Mixtape Culture Cool, 1986-Present”

Joel Dinerstein, Tulane University, “The History of Cool from the Postwar (Not Selling Out) to the Present (Selling In)”

http://hoc.ilr.cornell.edu/sites/hoc.ilr.cornell.edu/files/shared/ILR_HoCiProgram_2014_12pp_v4bforweb.pdf

Matthew Holtmeier, postdoctoral teaching fellow in Screen Studies, authored an article in the anthology Cinematic Homecomings: Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema. ​

His piece, titled "​Burning Straw Men: The 1979 Revolution and Bahman Farmanara's Stubborn Cosmopolitanism," explores director Bahman Farmanara's departure from Iran due to the 1979 revolution, and his subsequent return after working as a producer abroad. The films Farmanara made after returning to Iran illustrate the director's 'stubborn cosmopolitanism,' despite the newly structured sense of national identity in post-revolution Iran.

Olivia Abry (Sport Management Class of 2017) published her research on the challenges confronting working single parent mothers on the website One Million for Workplace Flexibility.  Olivia read over 30 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, concluding that single parents face challenges in meeting care needs of their children, laboring in jobs that lack flexibility, and discrimination on the basis of gender and parental status.  This work was performed in Stephen Sweet’s sociology course “Work and Family.”  Read Olivia’s article here: http://www.workflexibility.org/millennial-voice-failures-heroes-constant-struggle-single-parent/.

 

You have achieved the one year mark with your Mind, Body, Me wellness program and it’s only the beginning. In celebration of this achievement, we hosted a Flight Festival for you! 

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