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Are you a current Spanish major or minor? Are you interested in the possibility of completing a major or minor in Spanish? Would you like some information on our classes, programs, extra-curricular activities and related events? Do you just want to de-stress before finals by listening to some merengue and salsa? Then come to the Spanish Meet & Greet! This will be a great opportunity to meet fellow students and mingle with faculty. Light refreshments will be served!

When: Thursday, December 4th from 12 to 1pm

Where: Job 209 (LCEC)

Questions:  Contact Maria DiFrancesco at



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It's almost December! You know what that means... A new issue of Student Health 101 will be available to read soon. 

As for now, check out this month's current issue:

  • Fast-check the FLU: Immunize yourself against the myths 
  • Does your spending need a reality check: How to budget better 
  • Team UP: Why working out in groups works 
  • along with many more!

Here's the link:

Have a great read.


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Need to fulfill your ICC Diversity or Gen Ed requirements? Enroll in Winter 2015 Online course CSCR 26100 Watching Race in American Media.

Spend your break watching films and learning about the history of race and representation while getting your requirements out of the way.

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Each year, two students with majors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications or politics are selected as recipients of the Reginald Simmons '75 Memorial Award. The award allows students to participate in Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA), America's premier cross-cultural exchange program designed to promote understanding of Africa and its culture.

Come meet last year's recipients, and learn about their experience.
Tuesday, December 4, 2014
12:10 p.m.
Park 223

Interested students are encouraged (but not required) to attend.

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 Service Saturday is your chance to get off campus and volunteer this December 6th!


Come ring in the new season by volunteering in your local community and helping out with some FUN events and IMPORTANT causes.

Students can choose to volunteer with one of these great sites:

·         Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair

·         Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s “Santa’s Arrival” Event

·         Salvation Army

·         Friends of the Tompkins County Library 

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"Your relationship with your birth control might be among the most important of your life." 

Read this article in SH101 to discover:

  • 4 prep steps for birth control decisions 
  • Just the right method for you that fits your needs 
  • Other resources regarding reproductive health 

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Don’t miss out on attending Alternative Spring Break (ASB) this March. There are five great destinations for you to decide where you'd like to serve. Trips are filling up, so don't wait to apply!

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 Join the Service Saturday team this December 6th!


Kick off your holiday season by volunteering in your local community and helping out with some BIG events and GREAT causes.

Students can choose to volunteer at one of these awesome sites:

·         Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair

·         Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s “Santa’s Arrival” Event

·         Salvation Army

·         Friends of the Tompkins County Library 

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"Of all the skills a student can bring to an employer, leadership is the most valuable."

In this month's issue of SH101

  • What you need to know: Leadership & your career
  • Stories of two students who developed their leadership skills in different ways 
  • Are you a leader? 
  • Personal qualities ranked highest for leadership 

Check it out here:


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The Friends 110 computer lab is not open 24/7 during the break. Printing is available from the WebPrint Release Station during the hours an ITS consultant is not on duty. Further details regarding our computer lab hours can be found at

Friends 110, Williams 210, and the fixIT shop will resume regular hours on Monday, December 1.

Learn more about the print management program and how to use a WebPrint Release Station here.

Our partners at Zimride by Enterprise are giving away an iPad Mini, FitBit Zip and Amazon gift cards!  Post a ride in November and be automatically entered to win. 

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Be part of a growing movement of students making a real difference. 

ASB is a week-long, service immersion program held in March that gives students the chance to gain personal and professional growth through direct volunteer experience and place-based learning. Participants are be selected to join one of the five trip locations on the east coast during spring break.

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Register for the BOLD Conference!

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Apply to be a participant in one of this year’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips in March 2015.  ASB is a program sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs that provides service opportunities for students who successfully apply for participation at one of the five sites across the eastern United States. ASB is the best opportunity to make a difference and challenge yourself to become a better team player.

Learn more about these five awesome destinations HERE!

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"Depression is like a smoke that surrounds you. it makes every one of your passions & brightest qualities hazy."

In this article in SH101, learn...

  • About a student's struggle with depression 
  • What depression is and its causes
  • The symptoms
  • Treatment options and more

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The staff of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services knows that being back at home can be wonderful, but sometimes stressful. And some students may believe this particular break is a good time to come out to family and friends. Coming out is a highly individual, personal process. Only you can know when and whether it's the right time for you. The basic resources section of the LGBT Center website includes specific resources for you, your family, and friends, about coming out - whether you decide to do so this week, or at any other time of the year that's right for you. The Thanksgiving break resources page includes additional helpful information including how to find the nearest LGBT community center to your home community, national hotline information, and more. Resources are also always available from the LGBT Center, throughout the academic year. Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving break!

CMST assistant professor Christopher House will offer "CLTC 10000: Introduction to Communication and Culture" as an online course during the Winter Session (Jan 05- Jan 16). This course fulfills liberal arts general education and ICC Diversity requirements. To enroll, search course number CLTC 10000 for Winter 2015 term on Homerconnect.

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Ever dream of producing your own show? Why not propose a new show for ICTV's Spring 2015 semester!

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Looking for a social science perspective on Mind, Body, and Spirit?  There are seats available in a new section of CMST 14900, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication.   It meets 11:00 - 11:50 MWF, and there are no prerequisites.  CRN - 43905.  

 Applications are now being accepted for the Linden Award for Learning Portfolio Excellence. This award is open to seniors who best demonstrate through their learning portfolios what they have learned in their college experience and what connections they draw among different elements of their Ithaca College education, presented in a form that effectively communicates to an external audience.

This award recognizes electronic portfolios that tell the student’s story, creating a platform for future iterations as learning continues through life. Portfolios will exemplify integrative thinking, critical and analytical problem solving and reflective learning outcomes, as created by students who have sought guidance and mentoring from Ithaca College alumni. This award has been made possible by the generosity of Jay and Judith Linden. For the 2014-15 competition, three finalists will receive a cash prize, with $3,000 for the best portfolio and $1,500 for each of the two runners-up.

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