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We are currently looking for student and staff volunteers for the 20th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium on April 13th, 2017.


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

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On Tuesday, March 21, the contingent faculty union met with administration to attempt to head off a strike and settle a contract that provides fair pay for part-time faculty and job stability for full-time contingent faculty. We did not come to an agreement, and as of today our strike on March 28th and 29th is still on.

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ENVS Lecturer, Xanthe Matychak, will sit on a panel next week alongside Neil Gershenfeld to discuss The Future of Manufacturing at the DigiFab Conference at MIT. 

After the conference, she is attending a UNY I-Corps workshop to train as a mentor. NSF I-Corps is a program that helps academics commercialize their technological inventions. If you'd like to know more about the program, ask Xanthe or see this site:

Curious about what to tell your family about where to be on Graduation Day? Wonder what is happening during Senior Week? Do you know where to get your cap and gown? 

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Come one, come all to the World's Fare Station in Campus Center Dining Hall! Starting this Thursday, IC Dining Staff will team up with IC Students to present an authentic menu as International Hosts! 

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From Senior Vice President Nancy Pringle, Provost Linda Petrosino, and Professor Gwen Seaquist, representatives of the Ithaca College bargaining committee.

We are writing to update the Ithaca College community on our most recent bargaining session with the union representing part-time, per-course and full-time, one-year faculty, which took place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. The college administration deeply values all of its faculty, and has been working to address their concerns while at the same time maintaining the long-term financial viability of the college.

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Inner Strength (as featured by The Ithacan) is now open for block 4 sign-ups. 

Inner Strength is a group fitness class that differs from our more traditional classes in a few key ways:

i.      Participants sign up and commit to the entire block of classes rather than signing up 30 minutes before each session.

ii.      Participants meet with the instructor for pre and post fitness testing and functional movement screenings.

iii.      Class workouts and movement progressions are tailored to meet each individual participant’s ability.

We are offering two sections of Inner Strength this block.  Both sections will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a student section running from 4:15pm – 5:00pm, and a faculty/staff section running from 5:15pm – 6:00pm.  If you are interested, you may register at the Fitness Center front desk any time before Tuesday 3/28.  If you have any questions please let us know.


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

  • 55+ National, regional and local technology vendors
  • 45+ seminars on a variety of topics including: Makerspaces, 2017 Technology Outlook for education, Women in IT, Teaching and Learning with Technology, Security, AV solutions, and more
  • Startup Central with emerging companies
  • Demonstrations, 3D Games, Robotics, and more!

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Our Middle States liaison, Dr. Tito Guerrero, has named Dr. Joseph Bascuas chair of the visiting review team for our reaccreditation self-study. Visiting team chairs are assigned by the Middle States Commission from a group of potential evaluators who have experience as members of evaluation teams.

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Ithaca College is partnering with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier to bring their mobile food pantry to the IC community.  The Mobile Food Pantry is used to deliver fresh produce, dairy products, and other food and grocery items directly to distribution sites where people need food. When the truck arrives at a site, volunteers place the food on tables surrounding the truck. Clients are then able to "shop" free of charge, choosing items that they need.

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Thank you to the campus community for your patience as the Shared Governance Task Force reviewed the feedback we received in the fall and completed a second Draft of the Charter of Shared Governance. 

The Shared Governance Task Force is pleased to inform the campus community of the following timeline for release of the draft of the shared governance document.

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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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Help the Friendship Donations Network with a fun raffle!

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On Thursday, March 23rd, the College will be holding its 27th Educational Technology Day.  This exciting event attracts hundreds of visitors to our campus to explore new technologies and learn more about how technology can be used both in and out of the classroom.  We are asking that students, staff, and faculty please be aware of the parking impact of Ed Tech Day on both the event date and the preceding Wednesday, as described below.

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After thorough consultation with president-elect Shirley M. Collado and search committee chair Brian Dickens, we have decided to defer the timing of the search for a Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer to the fall semester, after Dr. Collado officially assumes her role as President.

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Thursday, April 6, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Participants are invited to stay for a reception and light refreshments with the workshop facilitator and International Programs staff from 4:30-5:00

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Do you have neck pain?

Contributed by Vanessa R. Mirabito on 03/20/2017 

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Dr. Vanessa R. Mirabito, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC and graduate student researchers from the Department of Physical Therapy are looking for volunteers to participate in a study involving two different taping techniques (kinesio taping) for the treatment of neck pain. 

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On Monday, March 20th Digital Instruction and Information Services will be moving the fixIT Shop from Friends 110 to Job 104, adjacent to the Service Desk. This move will improve our service to the campus community by centralizing our services with the Service Desk to provide one location for all information technology support needs.

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Applications for the 2017 Campus Life Award are due on Wednesday, March 22 at 11:59pm. If you are a Senior with a graduation date of December 2016, May 2017, or August 2017 you are eligible to apply for the 2017 Campus Life Award. The Campus Life Awards ceremony and reception is scheduled for the Saturday prior to Commencement.


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