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Submitted on behalf of Julia Herman '14, CHP Intern.

Come see Frank Kruppa, Director of the Tompkins County Health Department, speak and get your questions answered!

Tonight at 6:00 in Williams 317

Don't miss it!


Spaces are still available for this January!

Participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity to dive into the real and complex Hawaii behind the tourist hype. This variable credit field class (0-3) is all about experiential and service learning on the Big Island of Hawaii.


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CSCRE assistant professor Paula Ioanide will offer "Watching Race in American Media" as an online course during the Winter Session (Jan. 6-17). Course fulfills General Education requirements 1: Self & Society and GE h: Historical Perspective, Humanities, Liberal Arts, and Diversity Designation. To enroll, search course number CSCR 26100 on Homerconnect.

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Do you need a refresher on how to register for classes?

Do you need assistance with reading your degree evaluation?

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On December 7th, the Business and Organizational Leadership Development (BOLD) conference will be held in Emerson Suites for students who are interested in applying their leadership skills in professional settings. 


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 The Ithaca Seminar, "Creativity and the Arts" invites you to join them outside of Phillips Hall, in front of the Wishing Tree between noon and 3 pm SUNDAY, November 3 for cookies, bubbles, and lots of positive reinforcement.

Career Services is pleased to welcome the Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute, to campus on November 5, 2013.  Representatives will conduct an information session about the 30 day program to prepare students for careers in business.  The program is open to students of all majors and there is a cost to attend.

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During the weeks of January 6-17 I will be offering Introduction to Linguistics (LNGS 23200, CRN: 30023) as an online course. I structure the course content and policies with a lot of flexibility in mind, in order to allow you to work at your own pace and independently. There are live online lectures, but I record and post them on Sakai so you don't need to attend them in real-time if it's not convenient for you. Also, there are no exams or term papers; rather, there are a series of textbook readings and discussion sheets that you must complete and submit to Sakai. Also, the course counts for the old Gen-Ed system as a 3A, LA, or SS; and for the new Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) it will count as a Humanities perspective in the World of Systems theme. 

If you're interested in registering for the course, there are still seats available. 

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Share your opinions on Career Services and its marketing efforts in a focus group, which will be facilitated by students from a PR Lab course.  Participants will get pizza and a chance to win a Gift Card to the IC Bookstore!

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If you will be studying abroad next semester on a program run by IES, please note that Candace B. Matta from IES will be on campus next Tuesday, November 5, to hold an optional orientation for any students who have applied or been accepted to study with IES for Spring 2014.

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If you will be studying abroad in the winter or spring on an affiliated, non-affiliated, or exchange program, and you have not yet met an adviser in the Office of International Programs to go over required Ithaca College paperwork, please be sure to schedule an appointment ASAP. If this paperwork is not done, you may not be able to get credit or eligible financial aid for your study abroad program.  NOTE: London Center students do NOT need to complete this paperwork.

In addition to meeting with an adviser in the Office of International Programs, all students going abroad on an affiliated, non-affiliated, or exchange program must attend a series of study abroad orientations.

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 If you're in the Main Lobby between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, Oct. 31, stop by our table and donate your spare change to your favorite carved pumpkin. Not only do the proceeds go to a good cause, but you can help that department win the grand prize trophy and a year of bragging rights.

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 Are you fascinated by the human experience & language? Check out this new course!

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The Academic Advising Center, The Office of Career Services, and the Alumni Mentoring Program will be available to meet with students during lunch hours in the dining halls during the week of October 28th through November 1st.

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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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Submitted on behalf of Julia Herman '14, CHP Intern.

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)


* 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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