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The fifteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 21. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here.

All students, staff, and faculty who wish to celebrate the accomplishments of our LGBTQA+ and allied seniors and graduate students are welcome and reservations are required

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Contributed on behalf of Interim AVP/CIO, David Weil for Digital Instruction and Information Services

Ever wonder what it takes to start your own company? On Thursday, March 23rd at 2:10 PM in the Klingenstein Lounge a panel of entrepreneurs from RevIthaca Startup, a local startup incubator, will share their stories about starting their companies.

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Posted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson and Sean Eversley Bradwell

Dear Campus Community:

We hope this message finds our campus in good spirits and that all have had a chance to meet and/or hear from our future president.

As a campus community with divergent perspectives, we also hope we can agree that creating a culture of inclusion is in the best interest of Ithaca College, and that civility, compassion and respectful conversations will serve us well in our collective pursuits.  We look forward to working together as we strive for inclusive excellence.

With this goal in mind, listed below are some past and upcoming events and updates on diversity and inclusion efforts for the spring semester. As always, please contact us with questions, suggestions and collaborations.


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National Employee Appreciation Day is here and we'd like to thank and honor our Dining Services Team in appreciation of all of the hard work they put in at Ithaca College!  Be sure to say "Thanks!" to a dining employee today!

Mark your calendar to attend a presentation by the United States Postal Service on Augmented Reality and creating impactful mail.  Realize a 2% discount on eligible postage.  Wow your target audience with an interactive mail piece.  Discover a higher rate of return.


Seating is limited.  The presentation will be Wednesday March 15 in the Ithaca Falls Room beginning at 1:30pm.

Download the free app-  USPS AR before the meeting.  Select to allow the app to access your camera for an interactive experience.


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Phi Kappa Phi Book Drive

Contributed by Tammy Sritecha on 03/03/2017 

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The Ithaca College Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi invites you take part in their third annual book drive. Collection will take place from March 7 to March 31 with convenient bins located throughout campus.

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Take our survey and win big! Click here to let us know how we're doing. You'll receive a prompt at the end of the survey, to enter the drawing to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone?

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Submitted on behalf of Cathy J. Saloff-Coste, MS, RD, CDN, Ithaca College Registered Dietician Nutritionist

If you’ve been following this Intercom series during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week on Monday and Wednesday, you know that it’s not always obvious when someone has an eating disorder. What if you now realize that you (or a friend) have some of the signs of an eating disorder but you’re not sure if there is a problem?

One possible first step is to take Ithaca College’s CAPS online screening at

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Submitted on behalf of the Eco-Reps.

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On Monday, March 13th (Spring Break) between 8:00-11:00 AM there will be an outage of the campus voice mail system due to maintenance. This will not impact telephone dial tone or general telephone use. The campus Emergency Notification System will continue to function during the voice mail maintenance. Any callers who would reach the voice mail system during this period will receive a recording stating maintenance is ongoing and to call back after 11:00 AM.

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The number one priority of the Office of Public Safety at Ithaca College is to help create an environment in which all members of the campus community and visitors can safely live, learn, teach, and work.

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ENVS naturalist and department chair Jason Hamilton will be teaching a class this summer that can bring you into closer contact with the local landscape.

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Don't miss this opportunity to learn from ENVS naturalist, tracker and department chair Jason Hamilton and fulfill your ICC requirements. This is a “Maymester” course being held in June 2017. ENVS 14200: The Art and Science of Tracking will fulfill the following requirements: ICC Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation and Mind, Body, Spirit themes and Natural Sciences perspective designation.  

The class will introduce you to wildlife tracking techniques and show you how to read what’s actually happening in the landscape – feeding, breeding and other animal behaviors, and their interactions with humans and with other animals. It will enhance your ability to “read” the landscape and perceive many of the activities and interactions that bring the story of natural landscapes to life.   

Summer 2017 registration is now open!  


Chris Sinton, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, is a co-author on a web-based teaching module on Water, Agriculture, and Sustainability.  The five units in the module provide “a framework for students to learn about how people interact with water, peer into our water future, and consider ways we might foster more sustainability in water management.”  This is one of several modules and classes that are part of the NSF-supported Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future (InTeGrate) program.  The module is available for public use at 

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, will bring his stand-up act to Ithaca College on Saturday, April 8, for a 7 p.m. show in the Athletics & Events Center.

Tickets are still available, and can be purchased by clicking here. Please select the “Buy Tickets” button under Trevor Noah’s photo. This will take you to the University Tickets system. Once you are on the University Tickets site, click on the “general public” button to create your account, or sign in if you already have an account.

Tickets are $20 for Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff. Maximum number of tickets per person is 6.

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The Fitness Center will be operating with reduced hours over Spring Break.  Our official hours of operation will be:

  • Friday, 3/10 - 7:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday, 3/11 - Closed
  • Sunday, 3/12 - Closed
  • Monday, 3/13 - Closed
  • Tuesday, 3/14 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, 3/15 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday, 3/16 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Friday, 3/17 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday, 3/18 - Closed
  • Sunday, 3/19 - Closed

We will resume our regular academic year hours on Monday, 3/20.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren on 03/02/2017 

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Welcome to threads@CFE: This week's post is: Recommended Reads: Learning to Learn

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This is a reminder that DIIS will be updating one of our authentication systems at 8:30 AM on Monday, March 13th (the first day of spring break, when the college is closed). The impact will be limited to just the services listed below. We will be coordinating with each service provider, and login to these services will be unavailable starting at 8:30 am until each service provider completes their portion of the work that morning or afternoon. All other services will remain available throughout the day. 

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Following our peaceful and legal demonstrations on Monday and Friday of last week, at which IC Contingent Faculty gathered together with student allies, tenured faculty, and community members to protest the refusal of the administration to settle a fair contract with the union, we received a sharply worded letter from William Kerry, IC’s Chief of Police, threatening “a variety of actions up to and including legal proceedings” should the union attempt to picket or demonstrate peacefully within college property. To justify this blatant abrogation of the right of IC faculty and students to free speech and assembly in their own workplace, Chief Kerry accuses the participants of the demonstrations last week of having “stopped traffic” and “entered the college.”

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