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The thirteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 24. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here. All members of the campus community who support our LGBTQ and allied graduates are welcome to attend. And any student of any year may attend, but all MUST rsvp in advance.

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(Posted on behalf of Rotarian Sarah Robarge, IC Rotaract Advisor from the Ithaca Rotary Club)

Do you want to help make Ithaca College, Ithaca, and the world a better place? Are you still looking for your place to fit in, connect, and lead, during your college years? Ithaca College Rotaract is looking for you!

is a college level organization of Rotary International, which is made up of clubs whose members are service minded professionals and community leaders.

get together for service projects, social activities, and leadership workshops. Working closely with the local Ithaca Rotary Club, we get to know and network with local community and business leaders while making a difference in the world around us.

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Enhancement to HomerConnect

Contributed by Brian Scholten on 04/07/2015 

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Five focus groups were conducted in February to gather feedback about ways in which the HomerConnect user experience could be improved. Seventeen faculty members/academic administrators and sixty nine students participated.

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Lately, IC Counseling & Psychological Services hs received questions about the availability of open appointments.  This FAQ guide is intended to answer some of these questions:

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April Earth Day Sweepstakes

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 04/07/2015 

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Everybody loves a Sweepstakes!

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All submitted portfolio applications have been reviewed and three finalists have been chosen to present their portfolios on the evening of April 13th.

Hannah Andrick
Julianna Kittredge
Carin Pracht

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm in Textor Hall, Room 102

Please join us as these three finalist present their portfolios demonstrating what they have learned and the connections they have made among different elements of their Ithaca College education. Faculty judges will evaluate each presentation to determine the $3,000 first place winner. Light reception to follow.

Everyone from the Ithaca College community is welcome to attend. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact or call 607-274-3113  as soon as possible.

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The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) is an educational community experience for first-year students with goals of easing student transitions, developing strong, active communities, and stimulating intellectual curiosity.

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Call   1-800-GIVE-LIFE or go to 

Friday April 10th  from 9am to 5pm

Walk-Ins Welcome, the Red Cross will have extra hlep here!!

Double Red Donations will be available, three appointments every hour and two  on the half hour.

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 23, 2015. 

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Pop in to IC Square where it's Mindful Monday!  Visit this pop-up Mindful kiosk -- where you'll find delicious and healthy lunchtime selections. Try a fresh salad, or a delicious sandwich. Want both? Choose the combo and grab a beverage. Mindful means big taste with a lot of healthy benefits. Less Sugar. Less Salt and "0" transfats.

Get Mindful on Monday. Visit the pop-up Mindful Kiosk in IC Square and go big on flavor!

  • Open: 11am - 2pm / Monday, April 6th at IC Square

Credit cards, bonus bucks, ID Express and cash accepted.

A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour this Thursday, April 9. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and a loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the tests.

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Finding Ways to Enrich Relationships with our Students 

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With the recent completion of testing and patching of the Parnassus system for compatibility with Java 8, most people can now safely upgrade to Java 8 (on both Windows and Mac college computers). However, there are still a few exceptions.

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Provost Linda Petrosino announced today that Vincent DeTuri, Associate Professor in Chemistry, will serve a three-year term as Director of the Integrative Core Curriculum, beginning June 1, 2015. Vince’s experience as a department chair, as co-chair of the all-campus Academic Assessment Committee, and as assessment coordinator for the School of Humanities & Sciences will be valuable assets in his new role of providing leadership to the ongoing implementation of the ICC.

The next session of Vice President Hector’s “Dollars and $ense” discussion series will take place on April 13th.  This month will feature Director of Procurement Dean Casterline who will present an update on the Strategic Sourcing initiative at Ithaca College.

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The seventh annual Izzy Awards for outstanding achievement in independent media will be presented to author Naomi Klein and investigative journalist David Sirota on Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. Both award-winners will give talks at the event, which is open to the public.

The Izzys, named for legendary 20th century journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone, are bestowed by the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM).

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Linda Petrosino.

Provost Linda Petrosino announced today that Michael Richardson will serve as interim dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences for the 2015–16 academic year, while a search for the successor to Leslie Lewis is conducted. Richardson is currently the school’s associate dean for faculty and special initiatives; Lewis announced in March that she has accepted the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at Goucher College.

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 Join IC Project Sunshine on Saturday April 18th in order to decorate 'Sunny Grams' (greeting cards) which will be sent to children staying in medical facilities across the country. We will be in Williams Hall, room 310, from 1 - 3 pm. IC Project Sunshine will provide all the supplies such as cards, markers, crayons, and stickers. 

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Dining Services is offering special Springtime Menus in Campus Center and Terrace Dining Halls on Sunday, April 5th.

The chefs at Campus Center Dining Hall will dish up dinner from 4:30 until 6:30 PM. Here’s what they’re cooking up:

Pineapple Glazed Ham

Vegetable Paella

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Baked Potato Bar w/ a variety of toppings




Coconut Cake

Apple Pie

The culinary crew at Terrace Dining Hall will serve up dinner from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Here’s what’s on the menu:

Carved Ham

Grilled Kielbasa

Chicken Tagine


Scalloped Potatoes

Braised Red Cabbage

Sautéed Zucchini

Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Pulled Pork

Contributed on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration

With the college’s continued pursuit of making Ithaca College more affordable for our students and their parents, and to increase operational efficiencies across campus, the Division of Finance & Administration is pleased to announce the recent restructuring of a number of operating units.  Accordingly, I am pleased to share the following changes.

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