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Congratulations to Dr. Christopher House of the Department of Communication Studies who has been appointed to the 2014-15 Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Committee of Scholars.  The Committee of Scholars is comprised of three emerging scholars within the association and participates in selecting the recipient of ECA’s Everett Lee Hunt Award for outstanding scholarly book. The Committee of Scholars is appointed annually by the ECA President.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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The Shared Governance Research Task Force is sponsoring an Open Forum with the intention of soliciting faculty members' thoughts, suggestions, concerns and opinions regarding what works in our current governance structure, and what we would like to see changed. The goal of the Task Force, which is comprised of equal numbers of faculty and administrators, is to develop a series of governance scenarios for discussion, adaptation. selection and eventual adoption. All suggestions at the roundtable discussions will be noted for further exploration. An anonymous drop box will also be available.

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Come out for IC Family Carnival and don’t forget the kids!

Enjoy an evening out with your children at the IC Family Carnival! The fitness center at Ithaca College will transform into a child’s play land with inflated bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, and balloon animals. You will want to stick around for the live entertainment, raffle, and snacks for sale.

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Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 319 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Danette Johnson, Assistant Provost and Director of the Core Curriculum

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement is the traditional IDF grant.  Diversity/International Projects is a new category for IDF.   Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by April 15.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/.

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ITS is currently planning for software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs for the 2014-15 academic year.

If you need specific software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify Lisa Efing-Guida (lefing@ithaca.edu) and Brian Brashear (bbrashear@ithaca.edu) no later than Sunday, June 1, 2014.

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Tuesday, April 8, 12.00-1.00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Ron Sheese, Professor of Psychology and Writing, York University, Toronto, and Sophie Bury, Head, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, York University, Toronto

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Tuesday, April 8, 11.00 am-12.00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Ron Sheese, Professor of Psychology and Writing, York University, Toronto, and Sophie Bury, Head, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, York University, Toronto

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Institutional Approaches to Supporting Academic Skills Development at York University and Ithaca College
Monday, April 7, 1.00-3.00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Monday, April 7, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Women in the Academy: Conversations about Moving Ahead, Moving Up
Led by Linda Gasser, with the assistance of Sue-Je Gage, Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson, and Danette Johnson

Saturday, April 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
La Tourelle Resort and Spa
1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY

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Wednesday, April 30. 2014, 2:00- 3:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tn. is excited to announce that storyteller, Regi Carpenter, will once again be a featured teller at the largest and oldest storytelling festival in the country.

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Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost

Please join me on Thursday, April 3rd for the fifth Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  Dr. Jorge Garcia, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will be presenting “Contesting Liberalism in 19th Century Mexico:  A Conservative Utopia.” 

Professor Garcia received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin in 2010.  His research interests include in Mexico and Central American literature, culture and intellectual history; Latin American contemporary crónicas; civic responsibility and community engagement through filmmaking in underserved communities. He recently presented work in a conference titled “Counterstories of Greater Mexico” at Cornell University. 

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Faculty Council is seeking two candidates to serve on advisory committees for the College's Strategic Sourcing Initiative. The Strategic Sourcing Initiative is designed to implement significant changes to the College's procurement procedures. It is important that faculty have input into this process to assure that it properly supports our educational mission, while the changes are defined and implemented. Deadline for nominations, including self-nominations is Tuesday, April 1 at 5 PM. Please submit a short statement of intent to either facultycouncilchair@ithaca.edu or rothbart@ithaca.edu.

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The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) is an educational, community experience for first-year students with goals of easing first-year student transitions, supporting academic success, and providing opportunities for meaningful interactions with peers, faculty, and staff outside the classroom. A signature of the FYRE program is its connection with the Integrative Core Curriculum themes.

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Monday, March 31, 12.00-1.15 PM
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Provost Marisa Kelly, Dean Diane Gayeski, Assistant Provost Danette Johnson, Associate Dean Michael Richardson, Theater Chair Catherine Weidner, and English Chair Dan Breen

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The last day that students can sign up to take their final exams with SDS is Wednesday, April 23 since the office needs sufficient time to request copies of tests, plan for accommodation needs, reserve test rooms, and hire proctors/readers/scribes.

If you have not already assigned a final exam date for your class(es), it would be extremely helpful if you could notify students for whom you've received an Academic Adjustment Plan regarding the date/exam seating for your finals so they can submit a test request form before the deadline. Since we average around 300 students during finals week alone, we're unable to accommodate test requests after the April 23rd. deadline.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Kelly Charnley, Testing Services Specialist, at 274-1257.

Three Ithaca College professors of music education presented at the New Directions in Music Education Conference at Michigan State University on March 19-22. Drs. Radio Cremata, Chad West and Baruch Whitehead presented research on Informal Learning and After School Music experiences. The conference was host to various national and international researchers interested in advancing new ideas related to music learning with emphasis on opening up possibilities for all children to have greater access and engagement in music education contexts.

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