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On behalf of the Office of Admission, I am writing to offer our thanks to the entire Ithaca College community. This past weekend, we hosted two days of programming for more than 3,000 admitted students and families. On Saturday we had over 1,600 guests attend and on Sunday over 1,400.  We want to thank YOU for all of your work to make these programs a success!

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LGBTQA+ Pride Prom, Clark Lounge, Campus Center, 7-9 pm on Saturday April 16. Music, food, fun, and a photographer to record your Prom memories!  DJ'd by DJ Beatnik.

Sponsored by Prism and the LGBT Center
Open to all IC students.

Visit the events calendar

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Luca Maurer at or (607) 274-7394. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

 If you're interested in learning more about the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Ithaca College, come meet faculty, staff, and students at our spring Social Hour on April 12th, 5:30-6:30 pm in Williams Hall 211. Plus, there will be food! 

The flyers posted around campus mistakenly identify the location of the social hour as Williams 111, but that's Professor Carla Golden's office!  Just go up the stairs to the 2nd floor classroom  - Williams 211 - to join the crowd!    

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Do you love comics, anime, video games, or cosplay?  Be part of the ITHACON experience!

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Maple Syrup Open House!

Contributed by Cheryl Gunther on 04/08/2016 

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Free pancakes. Need we say more? Maple syrup, a delicious liquid we no doubt all enjoy, is produced yearly on Ithaca College land. South Hill Forest Products, a business run by students in an Environmental Studies class makes syrup every spring semester.  

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The Office of Human Resources invites you to attend the IC My Future Retirement Planning Program on April 26. The event will be held 10am to 2pm in the Emerson Suites. There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Please feel free to attend just 1 of the seminars, or 3! 

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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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