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Although the average US adult gains only 2 pounds a year between November and January, most of us don't lose that weight and it accumulates over time. 

Read "Season's Eatings" in SH101:

  • To help you avoid gaining that weight in the first place
  • To provide you with tips and recipes for healthy holiday eating 
  • To learn why you should go light on certain foods 

Here's the link!

Be sure to take a look at the other articles in SH101:

  • The Job Prob: Making the most of your major 
  • Like a Pro: 7 tips for powerful public speaking 
  • Calling all night owls: Making your sleep habits work for you
  • and many more! 


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Are you looking for new ideas for your student organization? Want to learn from other successful student organizations?

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S.O.S. Means Someone Help Me. . .

Contributed by Emily Quinn on 12/18/2014 

 Are you looking for new ideas on how to retain members, market your organization, run effective meetings and/or more?

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 The Ithacan has been named a national finalist for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2015 Crown Award in the competition’s “hybrid” category. The hybrid category is defined as “print publications that provide live coverage via website between print editions” and is the most competitive category in the competition.

 The winners, who receive either a Gold or Silver Crown, will be announced at the Spring National College Media Convention in New York City, March 11–14.

 The Ithacan was awarded Gold Crowns in 2014, 2013 and 2012, and a Silver Crown in 2011.

 Founded in 1925, the CSPA is owned by Columbia University and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism. The Crown Awards, first presented in 1982, are the organization’s highest recognition of overall excellence. The Crown Award, along with the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award, is one of the top two collegiate press awards in the country.


 With the Holidays around the corner, it’s a good time to be mindful of how you can save energy in your office, even when you’re not there.  It’s easy, helps Ithaca College save energy and money, and gets us closer to our commitment of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.  Here’s what we all can do.


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Smoking Policy Reminder

Contributed by Amanda L. Lippincott on 12/17/2014 

This is a reminder that the State of New York prohibits smoking in the public areas of all buildings within the state. In order to comply with the New York State law, Ithaca College has a smoking policy (2.8.10) that directly addresses this for the campus community and provides a listing of the designated outdoor smoking areas

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Packages that arrive during winter break with tracking numbers (UPS, DHL, FedEx and USPS) will be processed and held at the Phillips Hall Post Office. E-mail notifications will be sent notifying you of any packages that have been delivered to the College during the winter break. We will hold all parcels until you return in January.

You may email requesting information about forwarding options. Only USPS packages can be forwarded without payment. All other couriers require pre-payment to forward packages.


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Kudos to Elizabeth Bergman, associate professor of aging studies, on her election as member-at-large of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). AGHE  is a national organization whose two-fold mission is to advance gerontology and geriatrics education in higher education, and to provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education administrators, faculty and students in educational institutions. Professor Bergman’s two-year term will begin in March 2015.


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Carolyn Rush (Sociology, Class of 2015) published her research on the need for employer support of breastfeeding options.  Her commentary appears in the website in One Million for Work Flexibility.


Rush read over 45 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, documenting that working mothers and their children benefit by breastfeeding.  And yet, many work environments do not provide the breaks or private rooms needed to perform this basic aspect of mothering.  She provides compelling information to argue that breastfeeding in the workplace should be supported and encouraged, not only because it is good practice, but also because it is the law.

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If you are considering using a student response system for your spring 2015 courses, please contact the IC Bookstore and include Turning Technologies NXT clickers with your textbook orders.

More information is available on the Clickers ITS web site

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The Wi-Fi rebuild in Gannett Center was completed this week. Our "statistics" show that Wi-Fi performance is much improved, but we'd like confirmation from the people that use Wi-Fi in that building. Please let us know if the Wi-Fi network is now meeting your needs by completing this quick 2-question form: 

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The Spring 2015 Student Organization Fair is Wednesday, January 28 from 10am-3pm in Emerson Suites. There will be over 100 student organizations promoting events, recruiting members, and showcasing their student organization. The student organization is free to attend. Take this opportunity to network with student leaders, find your passion and sign up for so many amazing student organizations. 

Student Organizations interested in signing up please click here. All recognized and new student organizations are able to sign up. Deadline to sign up is January 21 by 5pm.

*Please note OSEMA Recognized and Recreational Sport Clubs have top priority. 

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Leadership Weekend applications are now being accepted. All First-Year Students are welcome to apply! 

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Each year the Office of Alumni Relations and Career Services collaborate to put on networking events that bring together IC alumni with current students called Network Nights. This year’s winter break Network Nights will take place in New York City and Boston.

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Each year the Office of Alumni Relations and Career Services collaborate to put on networking events that bring together IC alumni with current students called Network Nights. This year’s winter break Network Nights will take place in New York City and Boston.

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"I joined my friends who had been raped and harassed to file a Title IX complaint because allies want to stop violence, too." 

Know your rights, your schools obligations and your campus by clicking on the interactive tools in the article. 

This guide in SH101 provides information on:

  • The police 
  • Title IX coordinator 
  • Forensic nurse examiner program at the hospital 
  • Victim advocates 
  • and college health, counseling, and pastoral services 

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ENVS Geology Professsor Chris Sinton has published a chapter in “The Galapagos: A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences” (Wiley) with co-authors Karen Harpp (Colgate University) and David Christie (University of Alaska-Fairbanks). His paper, A Preliminary Survey of the Northeast Seamounts, Galápagos Platform, is the first detailed description of three drowned Galapagos Islands located northeast of the present islands.

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"Lock It Up!" to Prevent Theft

Contributed by Andrew Kosinuk on 12/16/2014 

Theft is the most common crime at Ithaca College.  During the holiday season, incidences of theft rise even further.  The Campus Safety Awareness Committee would like to provide some tips to reduce your risk of experiencing a theft.

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Annual Holiday Luncheon - 2014

Contributed by Tanisha Malone on 12/16/2014 

All Ithaca College employees and retirees are invited to attend the annual Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 18, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Terrace Dining Hall!  

Besides food, music and fun, this is an opportunity to “Be Spotted!” Bring your sustainable mugs and/or beverage containers and win a free cup of coffee!

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 The effect of bromine scanning around the phenyl group of 4-​phenylquinolone derivatives

Acta Crystallogr., Sect. C: Cryst. Struct. Commun. (2014), 70(8), 790-795, Steiger, Monacelli, Li, Hunting and Natale. 

The crystal structures of three quinolone compounds were solved using Ithaca College’s single crystal X-ray diffractometer. The compounds were synthesized by our collaborators at the University of Montana.

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