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The 2015 Immersion Semester Program has begun and Ithaca College students can keep track of this year's participants thanks to GPS check-ins on the Recreation and Leadership Studies Facebook page.

Assistant professor Patrick Lewis and his group of students started a three-week backpack across Joshua Tree National Park in California on Tuesday. The trip is part of the Immersion Semester Program which offers students the opportunity to earn credit toward a minor in Outdoor Pursuits while developing leadership skills and exploring the great outdoors.

Stay posted for more photos and updates from the participants on the RLS Facebook page. For more information on the Outdoor Adventure Leadership and the Immersion Semester Program, visit its webpage here

"College students appear to spend almost nine hours per day - more than half our waking hours - on our phones."

In this article in SH101

  • Learn how to get your texting under control with these 6 tips 
  • Check out the online texting-while-driving simulator by AT&T
  •  Watch students videos ("quick battery trick", "night phone fix", "10 minute tip")

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Trip to the Museum of the Earth on Saturday, February 21, 2015! This local museum is exceptional. Let's go, "Explore Earth and its prehistoric past—from the tiniest trilobite to the mighty mastodon— through engaging displays, hands-on features, stunning fossils, and science-inspired art" ( Don't miss exciting science opportunity (did I mention the mastodon?). One of the current exhibits, Quirks of Nature, features the work of Rosemary Mosco, a popular, brilliant, and creative science communicator. Read more about Rosemary Mosco

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Stillwater, IC's premier art and literary magazine, is currently accepting submissions! Send your best fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, artwork, or photography to by February 20th for a chance to be featured in our 2014-2015 issue.

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Join Stillwater Magazine ​for a night of linguistic splendor! On Tuesday, February 17 from 7-9pm in the Pub, IC's only literary and art magazine will offer students the chance to read and write original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or what have you, alongside IC faculty. Everyone will participate in a Cards Against Humanity-inspired group free-write. Attendees will have 15 minutes to come up with the best poem or prose piece or song or story they can in response to the prompt. After the writing period, all are welcome on stage to share their spontaneous creations, while indulging in candy. Come out, have fun, and support your peers and professors!​

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If so, you should apply for an interview through the Central New York Communications Consortium (CNYCC).  This 20+ year event, co-founded by IC, is your is opportunity to interview for full-time jobs and internships with some of the top firms in the communications industry.  Plus there's a networking event/career fair on April 15th!

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Join us on Wednesday, February 18, from  6:30-7:30  p.m. in Business 103, to learn more about the School of Business' M.B.A. programs.

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The 2015-16 endowed scholarship application period for the School of Humanities and Sciences is now open!

Applications for general H&S scholarships and scholarships by field, must be submitted by 4pm on Friday, March 13.

For questions, please contact Dylan Schoch at or (607) 274-1375.


The HSHP Endowed Scholarships online application process will open 5 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015. Current students can apply for scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year by accessing the scholarships page on the HSHP community website located here. The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm (EST) on Monday, March 9, 2015. All applications must be received online. No hardcopies (paper) will be accepted.



This year the Office of Residential Life will be piloting a selection process to allow individual rising junior and senior students ( or groups of rising junior and senior students who cannot fill an entire apartment) to select housing in the Circle Apartments if there are open apartments following traditional group selection. 


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2 in 3 employers say relevant work experience and interview performance are the most important factors in hiring (well ahead of academic performance). 

In this article in SH101:

  • Watch student's videos (Interntips, Three Ps, and Extend your reach)
  • Read Q&A regarding internships
  • Learn 5 steps to an intriguing internship and & how they apply to two examples: An artsy business student and a green PR student 

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Are you interested in studying abroad? IES Abroad is one of Ithaca College's current affiliated study abroad providers.  An IES representative will be on campus thisThursday, February 12, 12:10-1:00, in Textor 101 to meet with students and provide further information about the IES study abroad options. A free pizza lunch will be provided!

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost, International Studies.

Music majors who are interested in learning more about the ICNYC program are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 12:00 noon in Whalen Room 3320.

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 Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Volunteering is fun,

So join the Service Saturdays crew!

Celebrate February 14th by volunteering in your local community and helping out with some FUN events and IMPORTANT causes.

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

·         Cayuga Ridge Extended Care

·         Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library

Service Saturdays is your opportunity to make a difference the fun and easy way!

For more information on this event, and to SIGN UP, click HERE!

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What's the difference between stress, anxiety, and anxiety disorder? 

Read "Don't Panic" in SH101:

  • Click on interactive tools to learn more about anxiety
  • Read stories about personal experiences 
  • Watch videos to get some tips on how to stress less 

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Come with us to Ecuador!

Contributed by Carole W. Dennis on 02/10/2015 

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 Come and learn about Health Care and Culture, a short term study abroad experience planned for this summer in Ecuador.


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The benefits of your participation in this study will be in the contribution made to the understanding of peer victimization experiences among LGBTQ college students. (From: Theresa E. Bhoopsingh, M.S.Ed., NCSP)

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The Phillips Hall Post Office and the Circle Apartment's Mail rooms will be open on Saturday 2/14/15 from 11am-4pm for package pick up. 

We are antipating a large number of Saturday guaranteed deliveries of flowers and other items from your sweethearts, friends and families.
Check your email for that special delivery that may arrive on Saturday!



Sign up now on HOMER for a 1 credit mini course. Courses start March 16th (Block II).  Students in each of these courses attend films and participate in events offered by the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. FLEFF is sponsored by Ithaca College. More info about the Festival is available at The festival runs from April 6-12, 2015. Course descriptions are below.

  1. A Choice of Words is A Choice of Worlds: Projected Fears and American Culture
  2. Political Habitats: Narrative Film as Activism
  3. Locked-Up: Prison as Habitat in Film and Television
  4. Where on Earth?! Geographies of Space and Place in Environmental Film
  5. Human Domination of Nature
  6. Global Habitats, National Cinema in the Era of Globalization
  7. Habitats: Geography is Health Destiny


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Stress is something that everyone experiences, especially in college. There is positive stress (which can help your performance in a sport's game or help you finish that paper that's due in an hour) and then there is negative stress (which can cause physical, emotional, and or mental harm). 

Take a look at the newest issue of SH101:

  • See what students have to say about shaking off stress
  • Read articles about physical activity, nutrition, relationships, mental health, and much more!

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