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The 15th Annual Etiquette Dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 4th at 6:00 pm in Emerson Suites. This event is a great opportunity to gain etiquette and networking experience and is registered as an SLI “Leading Self” event. 

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Check out our October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month webpage for ways you can raise awareness. 

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of nucleic acids or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

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Saturday, 10/24 at 8:00pm in Emerson Suites

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The School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Shea Scruggs, who will serve as the new director of music admission and assistant dean for preparatory and summer programs beginning Monday, Nov. 2.

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"SHATTERING MYTHICAL REPRESENTATIONS OF ARAB WOMEN IN MEDIA" - a talk by guest lecturer NOURA HAJJAJ of Marist College on Monday, November 2 in Williams 323 - will examine the complex representations of Arab women in both Arab and western media outlets in the aftermath of the pre-planned creation of a new Middle East by the George W. Bush administration - and the subsequent formation of ISIS across the Arab region. Against the backdrop of cultural history – artifacts ranging from Rudolph Valentino movies to Arab soap operas - this talk will reveal tactical patterns in the ways Arab women are depicted in traditional media channels such as newspapers, magazines, and mass media, and then via social media networks as well as within the entertainment industry.

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Patricia Zimmermann and Dale Hudson (New York University Abu Dhabi) contributed an invited essay to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress on the film Precious Images (Chuck Workman, USA, 1986). Patricia Zimmermann is Professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

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On November 12, from 12 noon to 1:00 PM, representatives from New England Aquarium will be hosting an Employer Information Session in Career Services (101 Muller) and will also be talking with students about full-time job and internship opportunities. There will be many opportunities available across many disciplines. Come and find out what they are!

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We challenge you to make a fantastic film in just 48 hours! 

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Due to the Parnassus upgrade last month, the Online Tax Forms screen in Employee Self Service is currently not available. We are actively working with Oracle Support to resolve this issue. If you need to change your federal W-4 information, please complete a paper form and deliver to the Payroll Office, Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center. The W-4 form can be found at:

To change your New York State Allowances, complete the IT-2104 found at:

We will let you know when the issue has been resolved. Feel free to contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874, (607) 274-3133 or with any questions or concerns.

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes in Ithaca, NY is hosting  a 5k and Walkathon on October 24 in Cass Park and they need your help student organizations!

Get your student organization together, create a team and help raise money to support local people who are diagnosed with Cancer.

Registration is $30 until 10/22. T-shirts are an additional $15.

This event raises almost half of our annual operating budget, so although there is no fundraising requirement, it Is strongly encouraged.

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BOC & SAB need your help to select an artist to play our spring show! Vote here:

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Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (PHYS-17500) is a 3-credit, introductory level astronomy course taught from the Natural Sciences perspective and aligned with the Inquiry, Imagination, Innovation and Identities themes.

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Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (PHYS-17500) is a 3-credit, introductory level astronomy course taught from the Natural Sciences perspective and aligned with the Inquiry, Imagination, Innovation and Identities themes.

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite all faculty and staff to attend our upcoming workshops designed to assist in the development of short-term study abroad programs.

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Find out more about how to use the new IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about important strategies around utilizing LinkedIn to make connections, networking etiquette, and informative career networking groups.

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Tutoring Services has experienced tutors available to assist you!!!  Go to our website and follow the directions to make your request immediately!!  


Susan Giarratano (M.S. candidate, Occupational Therapy), Kevin Guevara (junior, English with Teaching Option), Alec Tucker (junior, History and Theater, Education Studies Minor), and professors Ellie Fitts Fulmer and Nia Nunn-Makepeace (both Education) presented, “Breaking the Tension: A Racial Comedy Pedagogy for Multicultural Education” at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference in New Orleans, LA. This roundtable presentation focused on Giarratano, Guevara, Tucker, Fulmer, and Makepeace’s current research on the potential for and tensions in using racial comedy media clips in college classrooms. An earlier stage of this work will be published this November in the journal Perspectives in Urban Education.

The LGBT Center is hosting a social for asexual students and their allies at 4 pm in the LGBT Resource Room (located on the lower level of Hammond Health Center). Warm up with some hot beverages, eat delicious snacks, and meet new friends in the LGBT Resource Room. All students are welcome.

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Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Luca Maurer at or (607) 274-7394. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

It is with great pleasure and pride that we are announcing this year’s recipients of the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Presidential Scholar Awards, named after the first four presidents of the Ithaca College chapter:

Shirley Hockett Presidential Scholar - Kaitlyn DeHority

John Bernard Presidential Scholar - Sean Themea

John Harcourt Presidential Scholar - Danica Kelley

Raquib Zaman Presidential Scholar - Merrideth Maley

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