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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, are you still trying to plan how you will make it home for break? Ever thought about sharing the ride home with a fellow classmate? It’s easy! Simply log on to, sign up or update your profile and post a ride. You will be amazed how quickly you will find matches!

When you post a new ride on Ithaca College’s Zimride network November 1 – 30, you will automatically be entered into the 2015 Zimride by Enterprise Thanksgiving Post a Ride Sweepstakes and have a chance to win a $200 MasterCard gift card.  So wherever you need to go, Zimride can help get you home in time for Thanksgiving.  Post your ride today!

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For official contest rules click here.

Please join the IC Women of STEM group for a Meet and Greet dinner on Wednesday, December 2nd @6:30-7:30pm!

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You are cordially invited to join the IC Women of STEM group for a Meet and Greet dinner on Wednesday, December 2nd @6:30-7:30pm. In the Meet and Greet you will have the opportunity to join the IC Women of STEM group in a networking night with other IC faculty in STEM fields and students in STEM fields across campus, and enjoy a free dinner!

Advanced registration is required - sign up here: Please register by November 26th, 2015. 

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Diabetes Statistics

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/20/2015 

Here are some startling statistics about diabetes:

  • Diabetes nearly doubles the risk for heart attack and for death from heart disease.
    • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of early death among people with diabetes. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely than people without diabetes to die of heart disease or experience a stroke.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure.
    • In diabetic kidney disease, cells and blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, affecting the organs’ ability to filter out waste. Waste builds up in your blood instead of being excreted. In some cases this can lead to kidney failure.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among working-age adults
    • High blood glucose and high blood pressure cause small blood vessels to swell and leak liquid into the retina of the eye, blurring the vision and sometimes leading to blindness

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For a downloadable version of our Hours of Operation, click here. See below for Today's hours.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) and David Blaney published “A Problem with Levels: How to Engage a Diverse International Political Economy,” in  Revista Contexto Internacional. 


See Abstract below.

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Imagine yourself in five years. What would you be doing? What if I told you, you made your own hours, were your own boss, and did what you love!


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The Black Solidarity Conference 2016

Contributed by RahK Lash on 11/20/2015 

***Deadline Extended to November 30!***

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is now accepting applications for interested students who would like to attend the Black Solidarity Conference 2016, at Yale University. Selected students will travel to New Haven, CT, February 11th-14th, 2016 and engage in a space that seeks to rectify the loss that has been inherited. All applications must be submitted by Monday, November 30, 12:00pm.

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 Before you head home for break, we encourage you to take a look at the fall edition of the Countdown to Graduation newsletter. If you are starting to think about what your next steps after IC will be, or if you want to tell your family around the Thanksgiving table something about your plans, take a look at all the resources and upcoming events outlined here!

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For our upcoming concert, the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble will perform a piece that will feature messages of healing, hope and aspiration for our campus at this difficult time.

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Message from Trustees

Contributed by Molly Israel on 11/19/2015 

Posted on behalf of  Tom Grape ’80, chairman of the board of trustees, and David Lissy ’87, vice chairman of the board of trustees.

During the Thanksgiving holiday, all of us will have the opportunity to express our gratitude but also to reflect upon ways that we can come together as a community to make Ithaca College an even stronger, more welcoming place for everyone.

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The Ithaca College Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is currently accepting applications for assistance and collecting donations for Cops, Kids & Toys.

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 The staff of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services knows that being back at home can be wonderful, but sometimes stressful. And some students may believe this particular break is a good time to come out to family and friends. Coming out is a highly individual, personal process. Only you can know when and whether it's the right time for you. The basic resources section of the LGBT Center website includes specific resources for you, your family, and friends, about coming out - whether you decide to do so this week, or at any other time of the year that's right for you. The Thanksgiving break resources page includes additional helpful information including how to find the nearest LGBT community center to your home community, national hotline information, and more. Resources are also always available from the LGBT Center, throughout the academic year. Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving break!

 If you haven’t re-enrolled yet, the deadline is Friday, November 20 at Noon!


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Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, presented the paper "Cine y nación en Puerto Rico" at the South Central Modern Languages Association Conference in October, 2015. His presentation examined the construction of nationhood in Puerto Rican Cinema. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 2:30 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Tuesday December 1, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.

Writing Center

Smiddy 107

This workshop introduces you to effective reading strategies you can use in all your classes. In addition, the workshop provides strategies for reading in the sciences and the humanities.

Refreshments served.

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Do you have questions about the racism crisis and governance issues that have led to confidence/no confidence votes on President Rochon's leadership? Faculty (from all schools), staff and students will share their brief thoughts on different aspects of racism crisis and governance issues on campus.  Everyone welcome! 

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Celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2015 graduates at a dessert reception on Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites of Phillips Hall.

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Ithaca College is excited to partner with Plum Benefits and offer Faculty and Staff a chance to win a Plum Benefits gift card! Just visit and register between now and November 30th to be automatically entered. Please see these details for more information.

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