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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has been named to the editorial board of Film Quarterly.

One of the most internationally prestigious and authorative academic journals in film, Film Quarterly was founded in 1958.  It features scholarly articles, interviews, festival reports, and book reviews exploring international cinema, Hollywood, documentary, experimental work, animation, independent film, and emerging media.  Film Quarterly is published by the University of California Press.


Join She's the First*{Ithaca} on Thursday, December 5th at 8pm in Friends 208 to Skype with Tammy Tibbetts, the Founder and President of She's the First, a non-profit organization that sponsors girls’ education in developing countries.

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 If you are teaching next semester and are considering a new technology for your courses, ITS is offering two information sessions which will be held in the Technology Learning Center in Friends 101.

Monday, December 9th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

  • Turnitin: Turnitin is more than just originality checking software.  It is integrated with Sakai and allows you to do paperless grading on your computer or an iPad. There is also a peer-review feature. <Register>

Thursday, December 12th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Turning Technologies: ITS supports this student response system. Come get an overview on how it works and how you can use it to engage or assess your students. <Register>

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For your convenience during this busy time of the semester, the Center for Print Production is open 7 am - 6 pm (M-F) from December 2 - 20, 2013.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s “Thank You for Making a Difference” peer-to-peer appreciation program was a resounding success with record numbers of employees using the power of "Thank You"! 

In recognition of the kind-hearted spirit of this campus, and understanding that many employees were away for the entire week of Thanksgiving break, the Bookstore will reinstate coupon redemption from Wednesday, December 4 – 6, 2013!

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SDS Final Exam Procedures for Faculty

Contributed by Linda Uhll on 12/03/2013 

The large number of students using test accommodations through Student Disability Services during finals week necessitates careful planning for adequate test space, proctors, readers, scribes, and to ensure test security.
Faculty can assist SDS staff by observing the following procedures:

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The Blood drive will run from 10 to 5 pm. You can stop by our table in Campus center all this week from 10 to 2 in the  lobby by  the information desk. Or  email Walk-Ins the day of the drive are welcome to you just may have await!

 We will be taking Double Red Blood cell donation 4 every hour too till 5pm.


The Bone Marrow registration  will run from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm December 10th the day of the blood drive in the Emerson Suites. You will be able to register as a Bone Marrow donor. All you have to do is a  simple swab of the check and answer some question. Stop by on the 10th of December to help save a life!

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This is a final reminder that if you are registered with Student Disability Services, you should sign up for all final exams that you plan to take with the office immediately.

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Contributed on behalf of Marisa Kelly, Provost

I am delighted to announce that the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has formally accepted Ithaca College's most recent report, the Periodic Review Report (PRR) we submitted in June 2013. Acting at their November 21st meeting, the Commission also reaffirmed our accreditation, and gave us a commendation for the quality of our PRR process. This is a wonderful achievement, and a major step in maintaining a positive ongoing relationship with Middle States, our regional accrediting agency.

The Periodic Review Report documented our performance over the past five years in meeting regional accreditation standards related to assessment, planning and budgeting. The PRR also documented progress on recommendations resulting from our 2008 self-study and Middle States team visit. These recommendations asked us to take action in five particular areas: institutional effectiveness, college-wide assessment processes, general education curriculum, administrative support of assessment, and student learning outcomes assessment.

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If you have time available during final exam week and can give us a three hour block of time for proctoring exams, please contact us.

This may be a good time for you to get some grading or reading done and, at the same time, provide a valuable service to the IC community. We can ask your deans and supervisors for release time, if necessary.

If you're interested, please contact Kelly Charnley for more information. She can be reached at or 274-1257.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

The Staff at Student Disability Services

This is a reminder that Ithaca College Policy 2.1.4 states that “only items pertaining to College business may be sent through the campus mail system.”

Personal packages should be sent to your home address. The Mail Service department should not be expected to handle, sort and send notifications for personal packages. Some examples of this include cell phones and/or accessories, personal book orders, wine orders, LTD and other miscellaneous packages that are not business related. This does not apply to Resident Directors.

All personal mail may be dropped off at the following locations: Phillips Hall Post Office, mail collection box outside Campus Center, mail collection box across from Sub Connection in the Towers Concourse, or left at your home address for your mail courier to pick up.

Additionally, outgoing pre-paid personal parcels must be dropped off at the Phillips Hall Post Office from 8:30am - 2:30pm or the Mail Center from 8:30am-3:15pm.

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Congratulations to Carin Pracht ’14, on her recent achievement of earning Microsoft Certifications for Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

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The LGBT Center Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series will show the documentary “How to Survive a Plague” — the story of how activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition — on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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The Ithaca College Department of Speech Langauge Pathology and Audiology was well represented at the 2013 American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention held in Chicago from Nov. 14-16. 

More than a dozen students and faculty members for IC presented at the convention, which is considered one of the top conferences for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. 

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 Join us on December 5 in The VIP lounge at the A & E Center from 9AM-3PM for a workshop on how to use the IPad as an assistive technology device. 

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If you will be studying abroad in the winter or spring on an affiliated, non-affiliated, or exchange program, and you have not yet met an adviser in the Office of International Programs to go over required Ithaca College paperwork, please be sure to schedule an appointment ASAP. If this paperwork is not done, you may not be able to get credit or eligible financial aid for your study abroad program.  NOTE: London Center students do NOT need to complete this paperwork.

In addition to meeting with an adviser in the Office of International Programs, all students going abroad on an affiliated, non-affiliated, or exchange program must attend a series of study abroad orientations.

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Looking for new members? Interested in advertising an upcoming event to a large group of people? Do not miss this amazing opportunity to have a table at the Spring Student Organization Fair on January 29, 2014 in Emerson Suites from 10am-3pm.

To request space at the fair please complete the 2014 Spring Student Organization Fair sign up form by January 23.

Space is first come, first serve. All registered or new student organizations are able to sign up.

If you have any questions please email


IC NABA Yogurtland Fundraiser 12/6

Contributed by Sade Jones on 12/03/2013 

Come in and enjoy your own personal creation of frozen yogurt at Yogurtland this FRIDAY 12/6! Just make sure to show the flyer to the cashier at the time of purchase and 15% of your bill will be donated to IC NABA :)

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This Sunday, December 8th and Monday, December 9th, senior B.A. drama major, Drew Weinstein, directs acts I and II of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

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NYC Bustrip - Seats Available

Contributed by Donna Russell on 12/03/2013 

IC Bustrip to NYC December 7th

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