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OSEMA Summer Office Hours

Contributed by Patti Banfield on 06/04/2015 

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs which is comprised of the Student Leadership and Involvement, First-Year Experience (Orientation), and Multicultural Affairs offices will be open during the following times for the rest of the summer until August 14th: Monday-Thursday: 9:00-5:00pm Friday: 9:00-3:00pm

 Gary’s last day at Ithaca College will be on Thursday, June 4th and will start his new position with Yale on June 8th.

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Skott Freedman Jones, associate professor in the Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and Ithaca College alumnae Meredith Gennaro and Amanda DiTomaso recently had an article titled "Revisiting neighborhood density: Adult perception of phonological similarity" published in Applied Psycholinguistics. 

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Summer Parking Information

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 06/01/2015 

Summer Student Permits, Leaving Your Car On Campus While You Are Away, Overnight and Weekend Guests, and 2015-2016 Student Permits

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Join us for a workshop at Ithaca College on June 10, 2015 from 1:00-4:00pm.

PRIVILEGE and entitlement are trigger words – especially for white people on matters of race. The dynamics of privilege underlie all forms of oppression. Its many facets shape our sense of self and our interactions with others. Yet it is often those who benefit most from their privileged status who are least aware of the concepts, and who are most likely to take offense at the terms.

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On Sunday, June 7th starting at 6:00 AM, ITS will be working with an external electrical company to replace aging components of the electrical infrastructure in the Phillips Hall server room. This maintenance will require approximately 7 hours of downtime for the main IC Web site and most other College systems.

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In recognition of the necessity for online systems and services to be highly available, ITS is establishing a new system maintenance schedule to better meet the needs of the campus community. In general, system maintenance will only be performed during late-night hours or early in the day on Sundays. The full schedule and other details are available at the following link:

ITS System Maintenance Schedule

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Hélène Larin, PT, PhD, offered a platform presentation on 'Emotional-social intelligence, caring, moral judgement and leadership of physical therapy students: Relationship with clinical performance' at the World Confederation for Physical Therapists - 2015 Congress, held in Singapore.




Peter Melcher (Biology) participated and presented at the NSF Workshop on Vascular Transport in Plants Research Frontiers and Priorities (Washington, DC, May 18-20, 2015).

Join us in celebrating the 7th Annual Employee Wellbeing Month! Check out the Mind, Body, Me Facebook page for Wellbeing Tips and other great resources! We’ll also be posting weekly Intercoms with even more wonderful wellness information. 

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"Tracking your steps during the day using a wearable device or app is shockingly motivating."

In this article in Student Health 101:

  • Check out 3 students experiences before and after using the "Moves" exercise app 
  • Learn about the "House of Cards" workout
  • Watch student videos ("Unintentional workout", "Go play", and "Multitask it")

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Other articles you may also enjoy in this issue include:

  • Mind & body (A broader look at disordered eating)
  • The job prob (How career services can help right now)
  • and more!

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Ian Woods was invited to talk at Baldwin Wallace University's Bach Festival earlier this spring.



U.S. Quakers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries engaged in social and political reform activities that included intervening in U.S. insular policy discourses. Hicksite Quaker Albert K. Smiley, a rather unknown Social gospeller, contributed to such national policy debates by providing a communal democratic space for engaging in what Figueroa calls 'political ecumenism.' This talk examined these early U.S. Quaker national policy interventions through Smiley’s Lake Mohonk Conference of Friends of the Indian and Other Dependent Peoples (LMC) to show how both American and Filipino leaders, Quaker and non-Quaker alike, utilized the LMC to assuage the polarizing & competing racial-religious values serving as cultural barriers (broadly characterizing the ‘Philippine problem’) to U.S. Philippine policy development.

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Outcome of Union Election

Contributed by Molly Israel on 05/28/2015 

Submitted on behalf of President Rochon

Dear Colleagues,

The National Labor Relations Board has announced the preliminary results of the election for a union among part-time and adjunct faculty at Ithaca College. The participants in the election have voted in favor of representation by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

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Please join the Residential Facilities Staff in wishing Mike a Happy & Healthy Retirement

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Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor Sociology, has published a third edition of his book Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy (forthcoming Sage, co-authored with Peter Meiksins, Professor of Sociology, Cleveland State University).

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Summer softball is back for students, faculty and staff for 2015, NO EXPERIENCE or skill required.

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World No Tobacco Day is May 31

Contributed by Katie Sack on 05/28/2015 

World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2015 is the perfect time for you or your loved one to quit smoking.

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Be apart “Ithaca Dining Experience" programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer!

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Chrystyna Dail, Assistant Professor of Theatre History in the Department of Theatre Arts, publishes chapter in Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor.  Chrystyna's essay, "Driving Race Work: The UAW, Detroit, and Discrimination for Everybody!" discusses how the UAW (United Automobile Workers) Union Theatre introduced national debates surrounding civil rights and fair employments practices to Detroit labor union audiences during the immediate post-WWII period through the medium of live performance. The collection, edited by Elizabeth A. Osborne and Christine Woodworth, is available through Southern Illinois University Press.

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