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We, the faculty of Ithaca College’s Department of Modern Languages & Literatures can no longer, and will no longer, remain silent. We declare that we stand together with refugees from all corners of the globe and affirm our commitment to welcoming all immigrants of all nations to this campus and to our country.

As professors we teach a variety of languages, literatures, and cultures. Among these, we count Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin and Spanish. We support several majors and minors and programs including: Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Latino/a Studies, Muslim Studies, and Women & Gender Studies.

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Then join a “Kick Back to Give Back” team.  This event was introduced as part of STAT’s annual “I Love IC Week” last year. 

 

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Posted on behalf of President Tom Rochon

The executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Friday, instituting a 90-day ban on admitting citizens of Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen into the United States, has the potential to negatively affect our Ithaca College community and, conceivably, the entire higher education community. I join with academic leaders from across the country in expressing my concerns about the impact this executive order will have on the members of our campus community.

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We are looking for infants who will soon turn 8 months or are any age between 8 and 11 months, who are able to crawl, and are typically developing.

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Nominations are open for student or faculty membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Sigma Xi is a national honor society of scientists and engineers who are elected to the society because of their research achievements or potential. The Paulen A. Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1965.

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Open letter to the Ithaca College Community

 We, the continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Art at Ithaca College are writing this letter in support of our part-time and contingent co-workers in their present union negotiations as they seek parity in wages and job security. Contract negotiations are necessary steps towards improving these working conditions and disparity in wages. We hope that negotiations continue in good faith until a satisfactory outcome is achieved.

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Slavery. Jim Crow. Criminalization. Links in a chain of racial inequality, forged by political and economic motives. In this thought-provoking documentary by Ava DuVernay, scholars, activist, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African-American and Black individuals and the U.S. Prison Boom.

The film will be screened at 7pm and a dialogue led by the Brothers 4 Brothers exec board will immediately follow.

 

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My priority as instructor is serving my students.

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Submitted on behalf of the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship Committee.

As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship and what they will mean for Ithaca College, we invite you to save the date - Monday, February 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge - and to participate in conversations that matter.

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 Interested in volunteering as an Abstract Reviewer?

 

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 Let's play Monopoly, student organization edition!

Join us in Emerson Suites on Wednesday, February 1st  from 10am-3pm for the  Student Organization Fair! Hop from booth to booth to visit over 100 student organizations. Learn about organizations on campus, discover upcoming events, and become a member, no rent or hotels needed.

With so many awesome Student organizations to network with, the only question is: Where will you land?

Individuals  requiring accommodations should contact Theresa Johnson at tejohnson@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3222. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

We are looking for people 65 years and older who are fearful of falling and would like to participate in a study that is investigating how walking can increase hip and ankle range of motion and strength to improve the balance and gait of older adults.

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community:

Following the lead of other departments, we, the undersigned tenured faculty in the Psychology Department are writing to voice support for part-time and contingent colleagues in our department and others across the campus in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College.  Short of securing a sufficient number of full-time continuing lines in departments across the college, the administration will continue for the foreseeable future to depend on contingent faculty to meet our instructional needs. Given this dependency on highly qualified adjunct faculty, with whom we work side by side, and given the significant disparity between their part-time wages and our full-time salaries, benefits, and job security, we believe it is in the best interests of all— students, all faculty, and administrators — that an agreement be reached sooner rather than later. 

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Senior Accounting students again will provide free tax preparation services to the Ithaca College community, for the 18th year in a row.  If your annual income is less than $54,000, you may take advantage of this free service.

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 Parking Services Announces a Major Customer Service Enhancement Upgrade to its Parking Management System.

 

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The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

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LAST day of Add/Drop

Contributed by Vikki Levine on 01/26/2017 

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Sunday, 1/29/2017 at midnight, is the LAST day of add/drop for spring Full Semester courses and Block I.

 

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community:

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Politics Department, join our colleagues in other departments in voicing our support for our part-time and contingent colleagues in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. In the event that adjunct faculty hold a legal strike, the Politics Department will not seek to replace them in order to fill our instructional needs.

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Bill D’Elia, an executive producer and director of the hit ABC television series “How to Get Away with Murder,” has been selected to deliver the main address at Ithaca College’s 2017 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 21. D’Elia graduated in 1969 with a degree in television-radio from the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

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Join the Christian Community Church (CCC) and Rev. Dr. Christopher House for dynamic weekly worship services at Muller Chapel on Sundays from 3pm-4:30pm. Join us this Sunday, January 29 at 3pm, for our Spring 2017 kick-off service with inspirational contemporary gospel music, sacred arts ministry, and an uplifting sermon.

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