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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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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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Happy November! Read on, health gurus!

What else is new this month?

Check out:

  • "Stress and the Student Body" - How to turn around that stress
  • "How To Make Sense of a Food Label" 
  • "The New Smoking Scene" and what it means for you.
  • Read them all and enter for a chance to win $1,000! 


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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

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The Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) managed computer labs will have modified hours during the Thanksgiving break.

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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!

Gobble Gobble!


For official contest rules click here.

All mailrooms will be closed. Therefore, all services for incoming student mail and packages will be modified as follows.


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Paul Wilson recently presented a paper at the Society for Utopian Studies conference in Pittsburgh.  His paper, “Reimagining the Zambian Afronaut in Contemporary Art,” examined a 2012 photobook and exhibition by the Spanish photographer Cristina de Middel and a 2014 short film by the Ghanaian filmmaker Frances Bodomo about the Zambian space program of the 1960s.

Paul Wilson is assistant professor of contemporary art and museum studies in the Art History department.

Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Megan Wolk on 11/18/2015 

Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Luca Maurer, Jeff Cohen, Sandra Steingraber, Kathleen Mulligan, Rachel Wagner and Shoshe Cole; staff members Gerald Hector and Chris Biehn; students Evan Popp and Stephanie Cruz. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page

IC in the Media

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Join us from 5-8pm on December 4th, 2015 for the opening of the Ithaca College Student Print Fair; an exhibition of etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, silkscreen, and more!  Meet the artists, purchase unique prints, and check out Behind the Layers: Demons Withinnew sculptural work by Stanislav Mehne. 



The Ithaca Department of Art, Creative Space Gallery, 215 The Commons, Ithaca, NY



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From Nov 20-22, three members of the Central New York chapter of Colombia Support Network (CSN-CNY) will join thousands from across the nation at Fort Benning, GA, to demand a dramatic shift in U.S. foreign policy and the closure of the controversial U.S. Army School of the Americas SOA (Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation).

The SOA made headlines in 1996 when the Pentagon released training manuals that advocated torture, extortion and execution. Despite this admission and hundreds of documented human rights abuses connected to soldiers trained at the school, no independent investigation has ever been taken place. This year marks the 25th anniversary Vigil to remember those killed by SOA graduates throughout Latin America.

Prof. Patricia Rodriguez (IC), Prof. Colleen Kattau (SUNY-Cortland) and Ithaca activist Beth Harris will host a workshop at the event in Georgia, and show the new film produced by CSN-CNY called 'Campesinos in Colombia: The Heart of a New Nation', which tells the story of grassroots organizations uniting to demand and propose change. A report back and showing of the film is planned for early February 2016.


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Sox Sperry will lead a discussion entitled, “Bridging Sustainability Education With Media Education: Methods, Techniques, and Hands-On Approaches From Practitioner Experiences in the Field” at the International Media Education Summit 2015 on Nov. 20 at Emerson College in Boston. He will be presenting alongside Antonio Lopez, author of “Greening Media Education: Bridging Media Literacy With Green Cultural Citizenship.”

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Do you have a passion that could become a business? Do you want to learn how to network? Do you not know what you want to do, but need a little inspiration? 

Come to the BOLD Conference on December 5th from 9:30am-2:30pm in Emerson Suites to learn leadership skills from some of the best entrepreneurs. Students who attend BOLD will receive 1 SLI credit in leading self and 2 in the leading others track. 

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Students from Xanthe Matychak’s Make Better Stuff lab at Ithaca College hosted a public laser-cutter demo at Ithaca Generator for November’s First Friday in Ithaca. The Make Better Stuff Lab is a course Xanthe developed for IC freshmen where they learn about sustainable design principles and then design and manufacture a product that uses those principles. During the First Friday Demo, the class fielded several great questions from observers. Here are some examples:


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