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Contributed by Wade Pickren on 02/02/2017 

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Welcome to threads@CFE: This week's post is the second in a three-part series by Dr. Christina Moylan: Promoting Student Engagement in an Introductory Course with the "Classify" Instructional Strategy

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community:

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, are writing to voice our support for our part-time and contingent colleagues across campus in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. If we are to realize fully IC’s vision of a “student-centered learning community,” we must ensure that all instructors are compensated equitably, for there is no question that teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions.

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 Are You Concerned About A Student?  Consider an ICare Referral.

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Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, will bring his stand-up act to Ithaca College on Saturday, April 8, for a 7 p.m. show in the Athletics & Events CenterTickets for Ithaca College students, faculty and staff are $20, and go on sale Feb. 15. For the general public, tickets are priced at $30 and go on sale Feb. 17.

All seats are reserved, and a large screen will be set up to ensure that all audience members have a view of the stage. More information about ticket sales will be posted soon.

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Please join the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies and the IC International Club this Thursday, February 2, at 6:00 pm in BUS 104 for a discussion of the Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and what it means for our international community and for educational institutions in general. 

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Apply to be a Summer Scholar!

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to congratulate the following junior and senior students who were selected to receive the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership this year. The award is given to students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment. They will be recognized in this year's publication of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.  Please welcome us in congratulating these students!

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

Please mark your calendars for our 27th annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College to be held on Thursday, March 23rd from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Campus Center.

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Is your Ithaca College laptop getting replaced under the Technology Renewal Program for Spring 2017? If so, you have a great opportunity to bring your laptop to the DIIS Laptop Fair for early replacement!

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Submitted on behalf of James W. Nolan Jr. ’77, Parent ’01, chair of the Presidential Search Committee

On behalf of the presidential search committee, I want to give you a brief update on our progress.

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Contributed on behalf of Janet Williams, Interim VP of Finance & Administration.

Ithaca College is launching a national search for an Associate Vice President for DIIS, following the departure of Keith MacIntosh. Neumann Executive Search Partners will assist with the search, and Dr. John Sigg, Acting Dean of HSHP, will serve as committee chair.

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An Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community

The Department of Anthropology supports part time and contingent faculty members who are currently involved in an on-going union negotiation with the Ithaca College administration. Negotiations such as these are necessary for our college community in an attempt to work toward more equitable and just working conditions for our faculty who hold part time and contingent contracts.

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Randi Millman-Brown has a series of ten color photographs displayed in the Center for Faculty Excellence this spring. Randi is the Visual Resources Curator in the Department of Art History at Ithaca College.

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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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