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Associate Professor Elizabeth Bergman, Aging Studies, will present "Exploring the Aging Experience" on Thursday, October 2, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging. Bergman will engage participants in a number of activities designed to educate and sensitize individuals to the physical, psychological, social, and other changes that are common as we age. This free workshop is open to family caregivers and others interested in how to communicate with, and assist, older adults in overcoming and copying with age-related changes. Please contact the Office for the Aging to register by calling 274-5492, or email dstoyell@tompkins-co.org .

tertulia is a social gathering with literary or artistic overtones, especially in Spain or Latin America. If you are a student of Spanish, speak Spanish at home and miss speaking it on campus, or if you are simply looking to meet others who are passionate about the Spanish-speaking world and its cultures, then this is your chance! Come join the fun!

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The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Outdoor Adventure Leadership (OAL) Immersion Semester Program (ISP). 

The ISP is an intensive semester-long study away program for outdoor leadership and skill development that employs adventure pursuits (i.e. backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting) to consider topics ranging from wilderness philosophy to wilderness ethics, wilderness leadership to risk management, and wilderness literature to wilderness medicine.

The ISP is open to all majors and minors featuring six courses (18 credits-listed below) and experiential learning opportunities emphasizing leadership, judgment, decision-making, and communication.

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The 13th annual Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat (CCLR) for Ithaca College students will be held on October 31 to November 2, 2014. This two and a half day retreat presents the opportunity to explore various aspects of diversity and their relationship to leadership. During the retreat, the entire group will participate in a series of educational sessions and discuss issues as a large group. There will also be an opportunity to connect in smaller, informal groups. 

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Cornell Professor, Ed Baptist presents his eye opening book "The  Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism"
*This Thursday 9/18, at Buffalo Street Books at 6:00 pm.

Baptist's newest publication follows on the heels of recent racial tensions, and focuses on the idea that "*the commodification and  suffering and forced labor of African Americans is what made the United States
powerful and rich...'  *He invites the community to explore the   history of American Capitalism - the half that has never been told.

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Making connections is critical for anyone who wants to find professional opportunities, however, it can seem like a daunting process. This workshop will examine the different ways that people network and discuss strategies for doing it successfully.

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If you've been considering graduate school, you should come to this workshop! We'll cover topics like: do you need to go to grad school, what are the benefits, how to find the right program, the application process, entrance exams, and more!

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Come practice your French in a casual and friendly atmosphere at the weekly French conversation group!  French speakers of all levels are welcome.  The group is led by a native French student.

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Have you always wondered what it might be like to order tapas in Spain? Do you wish you could ask someone what it's really like to live with a Spanish family? Ever wonder what you might have to do to get a cell phone in Sevilla so that you can keep up with your friends and family while away? If so, than this is your opportunity!

The Spanish section of Modern Languages and Literatures invites students interested in learning about Spanish culture (and culture shock) to come to an hora de cultura. Emma Rizzo (Journalism major, Spanish minor), currently studying in Seville, Spain, will be our invited speaker during a web conference on Monday, September 15th at 3 p.m. in the Languages and Cultures Exchange Cooperative (Job 209). Come ready to participate and to get a real sense of what it means to live la vida loca! 

This event is free and open to the public. 

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Did you know there's a particular way to set up your room/background for a Skype interview? More and more employers are relying on Skype and phone interviews to screen candidates, so you need to be ready.  Learn how to prepare and what to expect for these types of interviews.

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If you've been considering graduate school, you should come to this workshop! We'll cover topics like: do you need to go to grad school, what are the benefits, how to find the right program, the application process, entrance exams, and more!

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At Ithaca College, student employees are an essential part of our workforce. Your role as a supervisor is central to helping student employees develop positive work habits that they will use at Ithaca College and in their future professions. The Office of Human Resources is holding an all-day program for supervisors of student employees on October 22, 2014.  This program will help you as a supervisor to maximize the contributions of your student employees.

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Chiacchiere: Italian Conversation Hour is a great opportunity to improve your Italian conversation skills with a native speaker in a supportive, relaxed atmosphere.

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The 2014 Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat (CCLR) will be held on October 31-November 2. This two and a half day retreat presents the opportunity to explore various aspects of diversity and their relationship to leadership. During the retreat, the entire group will participate in a series of educational sessions and discuss issues as a large group, as well as in smaller, informal conversations.     

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A tertulia is a social gathering with literary or artistic overtones, especially in Spain or Latin America. If you are a student of Spanish, speak Spanish at home and miss speaking it on campus, or if you are simply looking to meet others who are passionate about the Spanish-speaking world and its cultures, then this is your chance! Tertulias are forming, and you should come join the fun!

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) will visit campus to conduct an information session about the firm as well as upcoming internship and job opportunities.  PWC will also be at the job and internship fair at 5:00 p.m. on the same evening.

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The 2014 Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat (CCLR) will be held on October 31-November 2. This two and a half day retreat presents the opportunity to explore various aspects of diversity and their relationship to leadership. During the retreat, the entire group will participate in a series of educational sessions and discuss issues as a large group, as well as in smaller, informal conversations. 

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Did you know there's a particular way to set up your room/background for a Skype interview? More and more employers are relying on Skype and phone interviews to screen candidates, so you need to be ready.  Learn how to prepare and what to expect for these types of interviews.

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The Office of Employee & Organizational Development is pleased to once again offer Engaging Professionals at Ithaca College (EPIC), a competency-based certificate program for administrative office professionals.

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The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help.  Each Kick-Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit.  The last session will be based on suggestions submitted through the Career Services Facebook page or tweeted to @ICCareers.

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