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67 million people have high blood pressure in America

 What we already knew:

  • Risk of CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease) doubles for each incremental increase in SBP of 20 mmHg or DBP of 10 mmHg.
  • Aerobic exercise training leads to reduction in resting BP of 5-7 mmHg in those with hypertension.

New studies show:

  • Using salt substitutes can decrease blood pressure
  • 80% of sodium Americans intake comes from packaged, processed and restaurant foods.
  • Home cooking is a great way to control your sodium intake
  • Exercise can slow down the inevitable increase in blood pressure as you age.
  • Those who have proper protein intake are 40% less likely to develop high blood pressure
  • A combination of a high protein and high fiber intake can even lower the risk for hypertension
  • Consuming flaxseed daily may help reduce high blood pressure


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Join us for the Park School's Digital Side Show on Friday, October 7 on the front lawn.  Using an outside LED screen, Park is hosting a series of sequential digital presentations with high visual impact.  Along with the schedule of events, come and see innovative demonstrations of virtual reality, 3D printing and MORE!

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Individuals who had stroke more than 6 months ago are needed for a study investigating the impact of physical therapy on walking and balance. Participants will be randomized to exercise in the water or on land using a treadmill 3 times per week for 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time. Please contact Sarah Fishel at for additional information.

Bringing a bike to campus?

Contributed by Malorie Kerry on 09/26/2016 

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All bicycles on campus must be registered. Bicycle registration is free.  Individual bicycles only need to be registered once.  Registration helps the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management to identify owners of lost, stolen or impounded bicycles and to disseminate safety information. Bicycle registration also allows Ithaca College to plan more accurately for improved bicycle parking and bicycle safety. If you see a bike you believe to be abandoned and/or is causing a safety hazard please contact our office at 274-3756. To register your bicycle, please go to

 Dior Vargas- POC and Mental Health: Wednesday, September 28th @7:00pm,Textor 101 (Textor Hall).

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The inaugural event of the Second Annual Symposia on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship will be held Monday, September 26, 3:00-6:00 pm, in Klingenstein Lounge. Our guest presenter, Dr. Aziz Rana of Cornell University, will speak on “Black Internationalism and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement” .  A panel and facilitated discussion moderated by Dr. Peyi Soyinka-Airewele will follow, with panelists Dr. Stewart Auyash, Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, and Dr. Carlos Figueroa.  Light refreshments will be provided.

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Boxing champion, fitness expert and television personality Laila Ali will speak at Ithaca College on Thursday, Sept. 29. Free and open to the public, her talk will be held at 7 p.m. in the Athletics and Events Center.

Ali’s talk is sponsored by the Park Distinguished Visitor Series and will serve as the keynote to this year’s Media for Social Responsibility course in the Park School, focusing on the issue of Portrayals of Disability and Chronic Illness in Popular Culture. 

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We are pleased to invite all members of the campus community to an informational discussion of best practices for our Middle States Reaccreditation Self Study currently under way at Ithaca College.

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Listen. Learn. Leverage.

Contributed by Mary Knapp on 09/25/2016 

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The IC Diversity & Inclusion Discussion Circle will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Sean Eversley Bradewell and Nicole Eversley Bradwell titled "Listen. Learn. Leverage."

This 1-hour workshop will begin to explore how best to use our privilege to leverage a more inclusive campus community. The workshop will explore difficult conversations - particularly the times when we are the ones who ignorantly or unintentionally perpetuate forms of bias. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell and Nicole Eversley Bradwell. 

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You worked hard to plan your event and create promotional materials to advertise it around campus. Then you post it here to Intercom, where it can quickly get buried by so many other posts, might go unnoticed in the thrice-weekly roundups, and can be difficult to find again should someone forget the event details.

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Dear Ithaca College Students, Faculty, and Staff:

As a member of our IC community, you probably spend more time on campus than you do anywhere else. How can we make your time at IC better, more welcoming, and more meaningful?

Ithaca College has contracted with the professionals at Rankin & Associates to conduct a campus climate survey to determine what IC can do to enhance its learning, living, and working environment. The survey is your opportunity to describe your personal experiences and observations at IC and offer suggestions that our next president can use in identifying priorities for improving the college. 

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The Budget Office would like to remind all BudgetPak users that the software will officially be open for your proposed FY18 Budget entry on Monday, October 3rd, 2016.

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 Posted on behalf of Gerard Turbide, Vice President for Enrollment Management


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Individuals who had stroke more than 6 months ago are needed for a study investigating the impact of physical therapy on walking and balance. Participants will be randomized to exercise in the water or on land using a treadmill 3 times per week for 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time. Please contact Sarah Fishel at for additional information. 



We are looking for infants who will soon turn 5 months, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees, and are developing typically.

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The Office of Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant to the Associate Vice President, and invites current Ithaca College employees who meet the required qualifications to apply.

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Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Meghan Musnicki will return to her roots at Ithaca College from September 27 - October 1 as an Olympic Champion in Residence.  Musnicki, will host a speaking event on campus at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Hockett Family Recital Hall inside the James J Whalen Center for Music.  The event is free and open to the public. 

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Got silence?

Contributed by Mary Ann Erickson on 09/22/2016 

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 We are offering a silent 3-hour retreat on Sunday, October 2, 1-4 pm in Hill 107.

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I'm sorry to share the sad news that former employee Anne Ryan passed away yesterday morning. Anne, who led development communications efforts in what is now known as the Division of Institutional Advancement and Communication, worked at IC from the mid-1990s until she retired about a decade ago. After she retired, she had continued to be a frequent collaborator and freelancer.

There will be a celebration of her life this Saturday, September 24, at noon, at Simeon's on the Ithaca Commons. The address is 224 East State Street.

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Give Yourself a Raise!

Contributed by Malorie Kerry on 09/22/2016 

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Take money out of your gas tank and put it back into your pocket. Post your daily commute at and find other faculty/staff or students who can share the costs. It’s free to sign up!

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