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

In this month's issue of IC Student Health 101...

Stay Focused Anywhere

  • How to overcome study distractions

Your Last Google Search?

The Body as a Canvas

  • Choosing if body art is right for you

What’s Next?

  • Conquering your fear of the future

Wealthy or Healthy?

  • Which would you rather be? Please share in another poll!

What’s Your Greatest Asset?

  • Readers share what they consider their best qualities, read here!


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Take a study break with a chair massage! It's a great way to reduce the stress of finals week.

The Center for Health Promotion and Hammond Health Center have partnered with A Massage Station of Ithaca to bring chair massages to students during finals week!




Cost: $1 per minute (Must be pre-paid via PayPal or credit card at the time of scheduling)

Sign up for 10, 20 or 30 minutes of massage through Massage Station's Sign Up Genius. It's easy!!

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

Terrace Dining Hall and The Center for Health Promotion are partnering to create a contest through the social media site, Instagram. 

We want to see how you prepare for finals!

Instagram pictures of yourself eating healthy, staying active or relaxing with the hashtags: #ICStressFree & #ICStudentHealth101 

Each time you post a picture with those hashtags, you will be entered to win awesome prizes from local businesses around the Ithaca area. 

This Tuesday, from 11-2pm & Wednesday, from 4-6pm, come by the pub in Campus Center where we will be handing out healthy snacks to boost your energy and help you better prepare for finals!!

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New section: ANTH 29010 ST: Culture, Sex and Gender at 9:25-10:40 Tues. and Thurs. CRN 23799

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Who has time to get their computer fixed during finals week? The fixIT Shop is here for you! Come to the on-campus computer repair shop, and receive expedited services this week! The fixIT Shop is fully staffed, and stocked with additional parts for the end of the semester rush to ensure the fastest turn around time possible to meet your computer repair needs.

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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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 These HEALTH courses are open to ALL students

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Worried about passing finals? Then pass the cheese please and take a study break with Stillwater Magazine.

Stillwater is hosting an event showcasing the newly released magazine. The event will feature a raffle for some great PRIZES, plus FREE COFFEE, cheeses, fruits, and dessert will be served. Listen to readings and check out great artwork to get inspired.

Come to Klingenstein Lounge on Tuesday, May 6th from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Stick around or just stop by on your way to the library!

Don't forget to leave with a copy of the magazine.

Join us to beat the studying blues with some creative appreciation and coffee!

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The Office of Student Financial Services would like to remind all currently enrolled students who wish to be considered for financial aid in the 2014-2015 academic year to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. If you wish to be considered for federal aid for the upcoming year, please visit to enter the required information online. Students who have federal aid as part of their aid package will not be reviewed without a completed FAFSA on file.

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In mid-April, the Office of Residential Life announced that the next 50 individuals to complete an off-campus application would be approved for off-campus status. This target has been met; therefore the off-campus approval process has now ended. Students may still submit an application to place their name on the off-campus wait list.

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Grab & STAY with a Grab & Go sandwich IN the library, or see what other Simply to Go sandwiches and snacks are available.

Don't lose your seat at the library, grab your lunch and stay in the library! Study, refuel and study some more. The Library Cafe is open all through finals. Check here for hours of operation.

Lunch is served 11am - 1pm, Monday - Friday!

Ithaca College Swing Dance Club dances participates in the worldwide tribute to the late great Frankie Manning, one of the founding father of Swing Dance.

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Seniors & Grad students: have you told us about your plans for life after college?
Juniors, sophomores & first-year students: do you have a summer internship?

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Mail Rooms are closed during the summer except for Circle Apartments.  

Graduated students may not receive mail on campus after May 18th unless you are residing in a Circle Apartment through the July 8th move out date.

Summer Employees can receive mail and packages to the campus for pick up at the  Phillips Hall Post Office only when the following steps are completed.

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 There are still some seats in Gender and Sexuality in Spanish Women's Writings (SPAN 26600, CRN 23405)!  This course covers a wide range of literature—narrative fiction, theater and poetry—written by women in Spain, both native born and immigrant, from the period of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) to the present day. Throughout the semester, we will examine a variety of critical approaches and philosophies to develop a framework for thinking about the intersections of gender identity, considering how politics, culture, economics, race, religion, politics—affect women’s lives. This course is tailored to foreground questions related to sexuality and desire, and to identify the ways in which human sexuality intersects with other dimensions of social life. This course is taught in English and counts towards the minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. For more information, contact Maria DiFrancesco,

Project Look Sharp is Ithaca College’s award-winning educational outreach initiative in the School of Humanities and SciencesWe are a nonprofit on-campus organization that supports media literacy integration into K- College classrooms by providing media literacy materials, curricula, and workshops for educators.  Join our team to help promote critical thinking and media literacy skills for the next generation! We accept interns from all majors and accept between 1 and 3 credit internships.

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There are so many things to do as the semester ends, don’t forget about your mail! We offer the following suggestions to help provide continuity in your mail-related services.

Begin notifying the publishers of magazines and newspapers you receive where you will be in May. Their toll free numbers and web sites are usually listed in the front or back of the publication. This mail class is not forwarded by the USPS from our College. The USPS notifies the publishers of the permanent address we provide on the publication and then discards the mail piece.

 We will sort mail into mail boxes until May 16th. All packages will be collected at the Phillips Hall Post Office.

Mail must be picked up from the residence hall mail rooms (except Circle Apts.) by 8:30 a.m., Monday May 19th. After that time, all mail will be moved to the Mail Center located in the General Services Building.

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 These HEALTH courses are open to ALL students

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On Wednesday, April 30, 2:00- 3:30 p.m., the Center for Faculty Excellence will host a workshop addressing challenges and strategies of teaching and communicating with visually impaired students. Student organizations who want to make their activities and communications accessible to visually impaired students are encouraged to attend.

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Come celebrate the end of the year at IC Kicks Back on Friday, May 2 from 2pm-6pm on the Campus Center Quad! Challenge your friends on an inflatable Boot Camp Obstacle Course, in the inflatable Meltdown Zone, and on the Fire and ICE Slide. Be sure to capture the moment with the IT Photo booth, also provided by NY Party Works.

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