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  Raza Rumi (Scholar in residence, Honors Program) recently published a blog entitled ' Media in the Cross Hairs: Militants Continue to Target Journalists in Pakistan' for The Center for International Media Assistance, Washington D.C. Despite the commitments of the Pakistan government to protect journalists, media freedoms remain endangered in the country. Pakistani journalists continue to struggle with the threats posed by violent extremists who consider media to be a legitimate target. 

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The Women’s Swimming and Diving Team will be offering private swimming and diving lessons again this spring. We invite all different ages and skill abilities to participate. A member of the team will teach participants in either a private lesson or in a group of two. Each session is 45 minutes long with your convenient choice of time slot: 9:30-10:15 am OR 10:30-11:15am. We will try to accommodate your requests the best that we can. Whether you or your child wants to enjoy the pool for the first time, they need work on refining their strokes and turns, or if you’re training for a triathlon, the swim team is here to help!

The dates are: 
April 9
April 16 
April 23
April 24
April 30

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Have a car? Post your commute on Zimride, Ithaca College’s private ride matching network and share the costs with others going the same way.


Faculty, staff and student groups are invited to reserve a table at the upper deck of Terrace Dining Hall. Reserve your space at the table today!


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Summer Orientation is Live!

Contributed by Erica Shockley on 04/07/2016 

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New students can now sign up for their summer orientation session. Check out what they are learning about on the orientation website!

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The Ithaca College School of Business has joined the PhD Project, an organization whose mission is to increase the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Sean Reid, Dean of the School of Business, says, I am very excited that Ithaca College has become a participating institution in the PhD Project. Our accrediting body, AACSB International and several partners including the KPMG Foundation, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), and the Citi Foundation established the PhD Project hopeful that a more diverse business faculty would lead to advances in workplace diversity. As a participating institution, the Ithaca College School of Business will have access to a talent pipeline of diverse business faculty who will better prepare our students for success as future business leaders.

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Submitted by Business and Finance - Janet Williams, Controller

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April 11, 2016 12:00-1:00 (feel free to bring your lunch) 316 Gannett Center, Center for Faculty Excellence

Open to faculty, staff, and students.

Presented by Dr. Andres Rios Molina, Historian, National Autonomous University of Mexico

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On campus church service at 5PM in Muller Chapel.

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Have a car? Share a ride with other Ithaca College commuters and make a difference by reducing your carbon footprint and help relieve traffic congestion. Looking for a ride? Post a ride at and find matches with those who are going the same way.


The following is submitted on behalf of Yvonne Rogalski, Chair, James J. Whalen Steering Committee:

Not sure what to do for class on Thursday April 14th? Let the Whalen Symposium be your classroom!

Encourage your students to attend the Symposium and complete an assignment on what they have learned.

Please follow the link for an example of a class assignment used by Professor Sean Eversley Bradwell: 

Whalen Session Assignment

Whalen Session Worksheet

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Are you a student athlete, education major or recent grad?  If so, you may be interested in attending either or both of following virtual fairs listed below, and checkout the opportunities available!

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Catherine Taylor, Associate Writing Professor in the Department of Writing presented on a panel at the AWP Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

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By now, staff employees should have received an email from Human Resources requesting completion of a survey designed to elicit supervisor feedback. This feedback is voluntary and is meant to provide a mechanism for supervisors to receive constructive feedback from their employees to assist in identifying areas for growth and development as well as identifying and acknowledging exceptional supervisors.  The deadline for responding to the survey is 12 noon on Friday, April 15th.

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Katharyn Howd Machan, Professor in the Department of Writing, won First Prize in the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival National Poetry Competition.

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Wednesday is the Izzy Award and I. F. Stone Hall of Fame ceremony, 7:00 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium.

Please bring cash or check if you plan to buy Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan’s new book and have it signed by the authors.

We’ll also have posters that you can have signed by the Izzy Award winners, Inside Climate News founder and producer David Sassoon ("Exxon: The Road Not Traveled”) and indy journalists Jamie Kalven and Brandon Smith (exposed official Chicago coverup of police shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald).

Wed., April 6, 7:00 p.m., Park Hall Auditorium

More about the Izzy Award winner and the event here. Please spread the word.

Education Minor Advising Sessions 

If you are a current or soon-to-be Education Minor, join us for an advising session to prepare you for course selection and upcoming programming!  Attend one of the sessions below. All sessions will be held in Williams 314. All are welcome!

Education Minor Advising Sessions 

Choose one session:  

Thursday, April 7, Noon Hour (12:10-12:50)

Tuesday, April 12, Noon Hour (12:10-12:50)

Thursday, April 14, 5:00-5:40 PM

Williams Lab 314

Bring your questions about coursework, field work, grad school, and more!  Contact Dr. Ellie Fulmer with questions:  Click to learn more about the Education Studies Minor at Ithaca College. 

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

As chair of the Presidential Search Committee, I am very pleased to announce that we have selected the firm of Spencer Stuart to assist us in that search. Additionally, the committee and the newly identified search firm are planning a series of meetings on campus during the month of April that will start to engage the entire IC community in this very important process.

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We're piloting a new program!. Go to the South Side Entrance of Campus Center Dining Hall to participate. Supplies are limited - Get 'em while they last! Read below for details.


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Come hear the story of Holocaust Survivor: Fred Heyman. According to Howard Goldberg, "Fred will be talking about his experience growing up in Berlin and living in Berlin through the Holocaust with a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother. He talks about how people helped save him along the way, and how those people are "Upstanders". Fred tells his story with a message tied in, to be an "upstander". He calls his story the story of bad things happening as good people stood by and let it happen. He is great with teenagers and kids and adults because he always says, "I don't care where you're from or where you live, we were the same age once." He really hits on being active and taking a role in the world, knowing whats going on now."

Howard Goldberg will be screening the film that he made about Fred in addition to Fred's talk.

This event is sponsored by Hillel at Ithaca College and the Jewish Studies Program at Ithaca College.

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