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Tumblr: The Artist and Librarian Blog: art resources and librarianship, by Sarah Burris

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Dear Colleagues,

Ask Big Questions is a nationally recognized initiative intended to support deep, sophisticated conversations among students on and off campus. Whom are we responsible for, what do we choose to ignore, where do we feel at home? - are several among many completely developed conversations that will be facilitated on Ithaca College campus this academic year.

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Our plane is scheduled to leave from JFK on January 4, 2015. The trip is 10 days, which leaves you time to extend and stay in Israel or Europe while you are already there, and come back in time for the Spring Semester!

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Circles Market is hosting a BBQ TODAY from 5 to 7pm at the Circles Community Center Grill! You can get a free hot dog or hamburger, plus a bag of chips, with proof of any $5.00 purchase at Circles Market. But before you head out to the grill, spin the prize wheel for a chance to win free entry to “Get your Grill on” at Stone Steakhouse or “Seas the Day” at Seafood House dining hall events. You’ll also be able to sign up for a 7 Meal Plan while you’re feasting – it’s convenient for those times between classes when you’ve forgotten to pack a snack. You’ll NEVER go hungry!

Soak in the last few days of beautiful weather and join us on September 10th! 

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Have you ever had a question about race but were unsure about how to ask? How is racism recognized? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your life and the lives of others? How do you cope with the effects? Who do you believe needs to assume responsibility for eliminating racism?

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As per the college’s new Adobe agreement, ITS is able to provide Adobe software on all Ithaca College-owned computers. Please see our previous intercom article here for more information. ITS will continue work to create a self-service installation portal, but should you need immediate access to any Adobe applications please contact the ITS Helpdesk at or extension 4-1000 for details on how you can install these applications.

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Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Lindberg has accepted a position as Director of Athletics at Wells College.  Mike, who has served Ithaca College and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics over the past 28 years begins his tenure at Wells College on Sept. 15, 2014.

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 What do Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Bluest Eye, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Bridge to Terabithia, The Kite Runner, and Lord of the Flies have in common?   These books have all been banned and/or challenged.

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Student Health 101 is an e-magazine sponsored by the Center for Health Promotion with generous support from the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life.

Student Health 101 features articles, videos, campus resource and event information, and more.


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 Ithaca College Natural Lands is seeking Committee members and Student Intern Trainees for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 academic year.

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Attention faculty, staff, and students: Do you play mandolin, bazouki, guitar, fiddle, flute, whistle, recorder, banjo, drum, bass, dulcimer, harmonica, or accordion, even just a little bit? Come join us on Friday afternoon for some fun folk. Fridays 4-6, near the Fish Bowl. 

Fans of traditional music, bring a book or a friend and come hang out in the IC pub to listen. 

We'll be hosting a contra dance on campus on the evening of Friday, May 2. Stay tuned for details!!!

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M Lot at the Athletics and Events Center will be closed for event parking Wednesday, Feb 19 through Saturday, Feb 22.  All Faculty/Staff and Students that utilize this lot will need to plan accordingly around this week’s event. SASP will be present and the lots will be barricaded prior to each event, any cars left over night will be ticketed and towed.  

Ithaca College will be hosting UNYSCSA Swimming and Diving Conference Championships. 

Ticket & Spectator Information
IC Faculty/Staff/Students with ID: FREE
All Session Pass: $65
Day Pass: $20
Single Session or ½ day pass: $12

Come out and support Bombers Swimming and Diving!!






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 We are IC faculty in Sociology and Psychology. We invite you to consider being part of a research opportunity. We are doing research on the experiences of young adults who have received services for mental health or substance abuse challenges. 

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Department Newsletter: 2013    (PDF)

Printed copies are available by request. 
Just let Nancy Pierce know, 274-3161.

Wendy Dann, assistant professor of directing at Ithaca College, and Sarah Pickett, assistant professor of sound design and composition at Carnegie-Mellon University, combined forces this summer to workshop a new play: The Liberator: a play with music and machinery.  Ithaca College alumni and students joined local actors, Dann and Pickett for a week in July on the IC campus, supported by an Ithaca College Creative Project Grant.

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Staff Council wishes to remind everyone that the State of New York prohibits smoking in the public areas of all buildings within the state. As such Ithaca College has an established smoking policy ( that directly addresses this for the campus community and provides a listing of the designated outdoor smoking areas.

The College is required to enforce public health law and cannot allow smoking in public spaces. President Rochon stated at one of the All-College Staff Meetings that we are all responsible for the enforcement of this policy and should politely remind people when the need arises that smoking is prohibited in vestibules and entrance ways.

Outdoor Smoking Areas: Open areas located a minimum of 20 feet away from entrances to enclosed areas, common points of ingress and egress, operable windows, and all types of HVAC air handling and circulation systems.

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