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The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is looking for students interested in participating in one of two Leave No Trace Trainer Course Trip to the Finger Lakes National Forest on November 1-3 and November 8-10.

In addition to earning a Leave No Trace Trainer certification, participants will enjoy a hands-on backpacking field experience as they cook and eat tasty back country meals, hike eight miles, and sleep under the stars.

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The phrase, "Fake It 'Til You Make It" may have some validity after all! Psychologists are suggesting that faking confidence at first, may actually help you feel it later. Check out these 10 tips to help "fake" confidence:

  1. Think about times in the past when you've mastered a new situation.
  2. Remember that you're likely your own harshest critic.
  3. Picture yourself succeeding, imagine how great it will feel!
  4. Refrain from negative self-talk and comparing yourself to other people.
  5. Examine your own strengths. How can they be applied here?
  6. Commit to your decisions and stand by them.
  7. Visualize the ways a confident person would behave.
  8. Be patient with yourself.
  9. Remember that confidence is very often learned, not innate. 
  10. Smile! You'll instantly feel better and be more compelling.

For more confident-boosting tips, check out this month's issue of Student Health 101!

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Now is the time to apply to Information Technology Services (ITS) for the Spring 2014 semester! ITS employs around 110 student staff in twelve technology related fields. If you value technology and are interested in working with people, we've got a job for you! Come to the last information sessions to learn more and to apply!

Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday, October 30 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in Friends 205
  • Thursday, October 31 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in Friends 205

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On Sunday, November 3, SHIFT is sponsoring a trip to Waffle Frolic in the Commons.  All transfer students are welcome at attend!  And our next meeting is on Thursday, November 7 in Buttermilk Falls.

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Tiffani Amber Muller, assistant to the codirectors of FLEFF, will have regular office hours to discuss FLEFF student engagement opportunities with students.  

Student engagement opportunities include fellows, interns, team leaders, social media managers, assistants, and bloggers.

Each week,  Tiffani will be available during these times.  It is a DROP IN system, so just show up.

Thursdays 11-4

Fridays     11-4

Park 350 (Dr. Zimmermann's office in Park)

Students interested in learning more about the Park School’s graduate degrees in communications are invited to an open session on:

Wednesday, October 30
5:30-7 p.m., Career Services Resource Room
All majors welcome.
Refreshments will be provided.

Our M.S. in Communications program is housed in the Department of Strategic Communication and offers a blend of academic and professional experiences. Alumni hold positions in corporate communication, employee communication, project management, public relations, website design, training, and communications consulting. For more information this program, click here, or contact Associate Professor Cory Young, chair of the program, at This program does not require the GRE and scholarships are available.

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* short courses on systems thinking, synthesizing expertise, creativity, and character

* active hands-on learning; no lectures

* lots of fun

* the courses will help you make connections among what you are studying in different courses inside and outside your majors

* this can make learning more lasting and more useful in meeting complex real-world challenges

* courses are one credit and are graded pass/fail

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The upcoming Service Saturday event is extra special because it is one of our Volunteer Appreciation Days! This means volunteers will be provided with a FREE BREAKFAST spread and the opportunity to win some awesome gift cards to the IC Bookstore and Collegetown Bagels. The breakfast will be held in Park 223 between 9am - 12pm.

Volunteers can help out at Beecthree Care Center or assist the Groton Civic Association with their fall clean ups.

We’re looking forward to seeing you this weekend. Wednesday is your last chance to sign up! Find more information and sign up HERE!


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Register now for online, on campus, and travel courses offered during Ithaca College's two-week Winter Session.

Winter Session runs January 6-17, 2014.

Register online via HomerConnect.

For information on Winter Session tuition, academic policies, and the session's academic calendar, visit IC's Winter Session site.

Ten days of pure scholarly bliss.

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A special information session for students seeking positions as interns, bloggers, team leaders, social media managers, assistants,  and fellows for FLEFF 2014 will be held on 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, from 12:10 to 1 in Park 281.

Patricia Zimmermann, FLEFF codirector,Tiffani Amber Muller, FLEFF assistant to the codirectors, Karly Placek, former FLEFF social media manager and team leader, and Claudia Pederson, FLEFF assistant curator for new media and junior fellows coordinator, will be there to answer questions.

Applications for internships, blogging, team leaders, social media managers and assistants are 

Due Monday November 4 at 5 p.m. 

They should be typed and hand delivered in hard copy  to The Office of the Assistant Provost in CHS 212.

Applications are available on the FLEFF website.

Note the JUNIOR FELLOWS program does not require an application. It is first-come, first-served during registration.

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You don't have to completely cut out candies, cookies, and cakes from your diet in order to be healthy. Moderation is the key to keeping your sweet tooth happy while staying on track with healthy eating. Here are some tips:

Read the nutrition facts!

  • Dark chocolate has antioxidants and less sugar than milk chocolate, and is often lower in saturated fat. 
  • Peanut or almond M&M's have a bit of protein from the nuts. 


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Students interested in registering for Cinema Production Practicum for Spring 2014 are invited to attend an informational session on Thursday, Oct. 31 in Park 285 from 12:15 to 1:00.

Professor Cathy Crane will skype with students and talk about her project, the course, and how to submit a request for participation.

Cinema Production Practicum:
Pre-Visualization, Story Development, Financing Story, Development, Financing
by Associate Professor Cathy Lee Crane

This Cinema Production Practicum course is a hands-on participatory class for students interested in working alongside Professor Cathy Crane in the pre-visualization and pre-production of her World War I feature‐length film “Stories of Lenore” whose principal photography is scheduled for June 2015.

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The third Service Saturday of the year is coming up on November 2!

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Most students feel nervous when it comes to meeting and talking to new people. Here are 10 tips that may help you expand your group of friends!

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Now is the time to apply to Information Technology Services (ITS) for the Spring 2014 semester! ITS employs around 110 student staff in twelve technology related fields. If you value technology and are interested in working with people, we've got a job for you! Come to an information session to learn more and to apply!

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Interested in a business to business sales job or a client recruitment role?  Apply for an on-campus interview with Insight Global.  Students majoring in business, human resources, communications and marketing fields are encouraged to apply for the Recruiter and/or Account Manager positions.

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Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.  They are recruiting teachers (all levels) for schools in Boston, NYC, Newark, Rochester (NY) & Troy (NY).

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Steuben Foods will interview candidates for a PAID Brand Ambassador position on the Ithaca College campus for its Coldstone Milkshakers product. This part-time position will work to promote the beverage to the campus community.

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 FLEFF is offering one-on-one meetings and information sessions for all first year or new transfer students interested in learning more about participating in the FLEFF Junior Fellow Program for the 2014 festival.

Tiffani Amber Muller, assistant to the codirectors, will be holding open, drop-in office hours on FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 in Park 350 from 11-4.  If you want this course, you should go and chat with Tiffani. 

Here's Tiffani's festival blog, so you can get to know her:,_assistant_to_the_codi/#.UmhftlCfh8E


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The next Service Saturday of the year is coming up on November 2nd! And we have some great options for you to volunteer in the area:

Assist with senior residents at Beechtree Care Center, or help the Groton Civic Association with their fall  cleanup!


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