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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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Poder Presents: Una Noche de Unidad

Contributed by Emily Ramos on 11/10/2014 

Save the Date! Our Annual Latina/o Heritage Month Banquet will be held in Emerson Suites on November 14 at 7pm!!!

 

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The nomination process is now open for the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership. This award is Ithaca College's recognition of outstanding juniors and seniors, who excel in academic achievement, perform service to the College community, and represents an exemplary level of accomplishment. The names of students selected for the award will then be submitted to the national Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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“The BOLD Conference taught me effective ways to become a leader on campus and in my future, after I graduate from IC.” –Malika Giddens ‘15

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Jeremih Concert Tickets on Sale!

Contributed by Aaron Lipford on 11/10/2014 

Bureau of Concerts and the Student Activities Board are proud to announce JEREMIH with Rumble Scene on January 31, 2015!

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 The Student Government Association will be inviting local restaurants to come and exhibit their delicious food to IC students. 

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Are you a leader?  Leave your mark and apply to be a participant-leader for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) in March 2015.  ASB is a week-long, substance-free program held in March that gives students the chance to gain personal and professional growth through direct volunteer experience and place-based learning.

Participant-Leaders will be responsible for organizing a group for one of the five ASB locations. Applicants must be sophomore standing or above to apply for this opportunity.

Students interested in leading an ASB trip must be sophomore standing or above. To learn more about the opportunity, you can attend one of two info sessions:

  • Tuesday, November 11, 12:10pm in Williams 221

Learn more about leading an ASB trip HERE! 

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Stress...relief

Contributed by Kevin Walker on 11/09/2014 

How do various religions suggest dealing with stress? What techniques are taught?

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The American chestnut tree has been a central part of the ecosystem of central New York and the rest of the eastern United States, once covering 25% of the forest canopy.  Its presence in American music, literature, house and barn construction, furniture-making, and history makes it an integral part of our culture.  However, what once was a vital economic and ecological mainstay is now on the brink of extinction.  Professor Steven Jakobi of Alfred State College will talk on what has happened to this grand tree, and what is currently being done to bring this tree back as a vital component of our local forests.  Jakobi graduated with a PhD in in Plant Pathology from West Virginia University, where he researched hypovirulence as a way to increase American chestnut survival against the invasive fungus afflicting it. 

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Buzzsaw magazine is hiring!

Contributed by Taylor Barker on 11/09/2014 

Buzzsaw magazine is hiring many editors, some to start next semester and others to start training next semester. 

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 Jason Potel '16 and David Kramer, Assistant Professor of English, were featured in Saturday's Ithaca Journal for their work on a new edition of Grace Miller White's 1909 novel Tess of the Storm Country.

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"When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others."
                                                                             ~ Dalai Lama

Each November, the "Thank You for Making a Difference" peer-to-peer appreciation program offers employees the opportunity to send "thank-you" notes to colleagues across campus.  

Handwritten notes are a simple - yet powerful - form of communication that conveys a clear message:  "You are worth my time." We invite all Ithaca College employees to take a few minutes during the months of November and December to send a note of gratitude to those who have positively affected your work/life!

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; highlights across the next few weeks are listed below. 

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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