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 Critical Health Issues, HLTH 20500 is a 3 credit online Summer Course offered during the two week May Session.  ICC Attribute: Diversity. Social Science. Self and Society. ICC Theme: World of Systems.

Below is a summary of the course content. Please contact Stewart Auyash at for more information.

Critical Health Issues is about the evolution and analysis of U.S. health policy and the provision of health services, a vast enterprise that includes all sectors of government and industry.  In the U.S.,  health and medical establishments account for about 1 out of every 10 workers and about 17 cents out of every dollar spent. Even with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there are still more than 25 million people without insurance.  Health is also about racial, gender, ethnic, and class issues, as well as the quality of services received and overall health status. The poor, immigrants, and minorities are also affected by inequalities. Poverty is increasing in the U.S. and this affects health.

There will be a fingerprint scanning session in the Department of Education Office in Phillips 194 (next to the Bookstore) on Tuesday, April 21st from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.   Fingerprinting along with criminal background clearance is required for teacher certification in NY State and recommended for students prior to student teaching.  For information and to sign up for a 10 minute appointment, students should stop by the Department of Education.  Be sure to pick up a yellow instruction sheet when you sign up for an appointment since there are two required steps prior to having your prints scanned.  The costs will be $89.75 on-line to NYSED and a $25 special fee for the use of the LiveScan machine.  The instructions describe how these fees are to be paid.  For further information or with any questions contact Bonita Ferguson at 607-274-1488 or


 Register Vehicles of Overnight and Weekend Guest Just Got Easier

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Hora and Hummus

Contributed by Kayla Reisman on 04/03/2015 

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 The Israeli Folk Dance club meets every Sunday at 8PM in Friends 306. No dance skills or background necessary to come. Come join to make friends and enjoy casual dancing and a cultural experience. Refreshments will be served. 

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ICIC 10000 Integration—Connecting the disciplines. How will we meet the complex challenges of the 21st century? We will need to find ways to combine insights and ideas from many fields of study and to use them creatively. Concepts and tools from systems science and design can help us do this. They are introduced through a series of engaging learning activities. Pass/Fail. 1 credit. No prerequisites. LA.

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, known around the world as OSEMA, will be offering its FIRST EVER SUMMER BREAK VOLUNTEER TRIP!

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The Office of Marketing Communications is looking for several students to write and edit for all outlets produced in the Office of Marketing Communications, including Fuse, the Fuse website, media relations, ICView, and the IC website.

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"The greatest wealth is health."

What inside April's issue of SH101?

Articles ranging in various topics:

  • Physical activity  
  • Nutrition 
  • Academics 
  • and much more!

Also, watch your fellow IC students discuss their insight on deciphering food marketing. 

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Finding Ways to Enrich Relationships with our Students

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War,Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective will be offered online during Summer Session II beginning on June 29- July 31.  

Attributes: (ICC) - Humanities, Liberal Arts,  - Social Sciences,

Themes: Power and Justice AND Quest Sustainable Future 

Course description: An investigation of the cost -- human and economic -- of organized violence, including genocide, and the efforts being made to ameliorate or eliminate the devastation. Particular emphasis is placed on the role that can be played by health care professionals who believe that war may be a preventable phenomenon that can be eradicated by traditional public health methods that have triumphed over other major health problems in the past. 3 credits

For more information, contact Stewart Auyash at or 274-1312

North Foyer Campus Center -- Tues. April 7th – 11:30am to 1:30pm

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If you have an idea for a company, register for the 2nd Annual Business Plan Competition

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 On Saturday April 11 the Catholic Community will be supporting Tioga rural ministries in their spring cleanup doing yard work and other services for elderly people in Tioga County. We would love your help! It will be Saturday from 10-3, and lunch will be provided. 

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If you will be studying abroad in the summer or fall of 2015 on ANY affiliated, non-affiliated, or exchange program (NOT the London Center), you must attend one or two study abroad orientations, as well as meet with an adviser in the Office of International Programs (OIP) to go over required Ithaca College paperwork.  

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The Writing Department is offering its 300-level Humorous Writing course online during Block I of the Summer Session (May 26-June 26).

Enrolled students will study the use of humor in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, in addition to generating their own humorous writing using prompts that focus on parody, satire, dark comedy, and surrealism. Workshops of student writing will take place on the course website. Responses to selected readings also will be posted to the course website. 


Find the Afi-Commons!

Bring your friends to participate in the Jewish childhood tradition of finding the afikommen (matzah), throughout the Ithaca Commons! Partnered with IthaCash, Matzah will be hidden all throughout the commons, along with a coffeehouse extravaganza back at the chapel. 

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Meet at Textor Circle at 6 pm to drive down to the commons together.

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs will again be accepting applications for two major service awards this year:

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The Ithacan Wants You!

Contributed by Michael Serino on 03/31/2015 

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Applications for paid positions on The Ithacan’s editorial board for Fall 2015 are still available.  

Positions include:

Managing Editor
Opinion Editor
News Editor
Assistant News Editor
Online News Editor
Life & Culture Editor
Assistant Life & Culture Editor
Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
Photo Editor
Assistant Photo Editor
Multimedia Editor
Assistant Multimedia Editor
Chief Copy Editor
Design Editor
Assistant Design Editor
Social Media Manager
Sales Manager  

Applications are available at the reception desk in the Roy H. Park School of Communications dean’s office. Completed forms, accompanied by a resume, should be returned to the dean’s office by noon Thursday, April 2, for all positions. Students from all majors are welcome and encouraged to apply. Please address any questions, to Michael Serino, Ithacan adviser, at

The thirteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 24. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here.

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 Join us for the second night of Israel Film Festival at Ithaca College. We will be showing a very controversial film about gay Israeli and Palestinian men living in Jerusalem.

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