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Stop by IC Square at 3pm TODAY to enjoy some refreshments and cheer on Chris Allinger (radio personality of Q 103.7) as he completes his walk around Tompkins County to raise money for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.



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Racism is not a thing of the past. Discrimination is still a fact of life for many people of color and immigrants, especially in housing, employment and education. One way of taking the first steps in creating a community where everyone feels safe, valued and respected is by engaging in dialogue about race and racism. The Talking Circles on Race and Racism are designed to serve as a discussion tool to increase community communication about race and racism and help individuals increase their comfort level in addressing issues of racism in their own lives.

Ithaca College students are invited to participate to come together in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a sustained, confidential, frank dialogue around issues of race and racism. The Diversity Awareness Committee will initiate a Student Talking Circle facilitated by professionals from the Multicultural Resource Center. The Talking Circle will be made up of 16 racially and ethnically diverse people who will meet once a week for five consecutive sessions to self-reflect, share experiences, and learn from others’ perspectives and attitudes.

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Don't miss the Senior Class Celebration & IC Donor Reception during Alumni Weekend.

Be the first to hear the Senior Class Gift Campaign announcement and network with IC's most loyal supporters.

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As part of Alumni Weekend 2015, all campus community members are invited to join the School of Business on Saturday, September 26, 9:30-11:00 a.m., to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the School of Business Center for Trading and Analysis of Financial Instruments (also known as: the Trading Room). 

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Due to several recently reported incidences of theft and burglary on campus, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management would like to provide some anti-theft tips to the campus community.  Theft is the most common crime on campus, from offices to residence halls to public spaces.  However, a few quick and important measures can help you protect your space and property. 

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Gorge Safety Reminder

Contributed by Andrew Kosinuk on 09/17/2015 

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Ithaca is well known for the beauty of its gorges—a main attraction in the region and a must see for members of our campus community. Perhaps less known is the potential for danger and the fact that it is illegal to swim in these gorges. Over the past two decades, there have been over 25 accidental deaths and numerous serious injuries suffered by people swimming and jumping into the gorges. 

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Saturday is a busy day on campus for Ithaca College's athletics department, with home field hockey, football and men's soccer games all starting at 1 p.m.

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Contributed on behalf of Provost Benjamin Rifkin

Join us in creating a vision for the future of education at Ithaca College!

All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend our Blue Sky Reimagining kick-off event on: 

Thursday, October 8
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

in Emerson Suites 

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"–What exactly does ‘a Hispanic’ look like? Do I need to look like Juan Valdez and sell Folgers in a T.V. commercial, sift my fingers through Colombian coffee beans I picked myself, sitting on the back of my reliable mule, Conchita, next to a brokedown Chiva in an oversized sombrero,– for me to “look” Latino? or look like “a Hispanic” as you say? And what is “a Hispanic” exactly?" (Carlos Andres Gomez, Juan Valdez)

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As a follow-up to comments made by Nancy Pringle at the All College Meeting on Thursday, August 20th, we are asking all staff employees to complete an Individual Development Plan in consultation with their supervisor.  The original deadline of September 30th has been extended to October 30th.  

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is an organized approach to professional development.  IDPs have long been used as a tool to help employees develop their skills and achieve their goals.

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Alumni, Students, Parents, and other Professionals: Join the IC Mentoring Network

Announcing our NEW Multicultural and LGBTQ discussion forums

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Do you want more out of life? Do you want to inspire and lead others to do the same

This presentation is for the "go getters and go givers" who are ready to change their life as a spectator for that of someone who lives a #FrontRowLife. Jon Vroman is a nationally acclaimed speaker and will be coming to share his ideas about living a Front Row Lifestyle and will be promoting the Front Row Clubs around the country. Come to Emerson Suites at 7:00 next Monday the 21st for an opportunity to learn from Jon and share amazing ideas with your peers.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Tyler Reighn at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

ICHired, Ithaca College's new portal for posting jobs, internships, fellowships and experiential learning opportunities, has been live to recruiting organizations for 48 days and Career Services is happy to report that it is having immediate and significant impact on the number of opportunities available to IC students and alumni.

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The IC Library having some hosting problems with, so our website is now available at this new address:

Ron Gilmour
Web Services Librarian
Ithaca College Library

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs will be sponsoring a volunteer trip to Syracuse, NY, during the fall break period (October 15 – October 17). Students will be working with the Syracuse Rescue Mission, which provides meals, shelter, as well as a variety of other services to residents of Syracuse who are experiencing extreme poverty or homelessness.

Advisers are needed to help manage the group’s schedule, assist with driving the Ithaca College van, and to facilitate a post-service reflection. Adviser participation is 100% subsidized through the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs. The group will depart from Ithaca on Thursday, and return Saturday evening.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

Ithaca College Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the Fall 2015 College Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. Convened by the Office of International Programs, the Office of Faculty Excellence, and the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement, the Symposium will take place on Monday, 28 September 2015 from 3pm to 6pm in the Clark Lounge. (Faculty who have teaching obligations may arrive late.)

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders for Provost RifkinDear Faculty and Staff:

On behalf of Provost Rifkin, I am pleased to invite you to a presentation by Ms. Ulrike Leibrecht, Managing Director of CEPA Europe, an organization offering customized educational programs abroad in support of faculty-led short-term programs. Ms. Leibrecht will speak on the advantages of a partnership with CEPA and on the development of academically focused faculty-led program opportunities in Europe, Asia, and Brazil. Staff who are considering the development of non-credit short-term travel programs for students are also encouraged to attend.

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The Hammond Health Center will be closed from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 so that our staff can attend mandatory training. No services will be available during this time.

As always, if you have a medical emergency, call 911.

The Parnassus system will be unavailable for all users for up to 11 hours on Sunday, September 27th, from 12:01 AM (approximately midnight on Saturday) to 11:00 AM Sunday morning due to system upgrades.

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As the new academic year begins, please remember to review your office/school/department listing in the online directory ( to be sure you have the most up-to-date information listed. If changes are required, please send them to Tina Thurston.

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