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Pearl Ponce (History) presented a paper at a Union/Disunion Conference organized by Plymouth University.

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 Don’t forget that Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) will be providing faculty development opportunities prior to classroom use in the fall.

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Many departments are currently making arrangements for staffing for Fall opening. Some offices will need to bring their student staff back early to support opening operations.  Please review our fall early arrival information online as you plan for Fall 2017.

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Engaging Communities 2017

Contributed by Jane Ray on 07/27/17 

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The 8th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum author of the National Bestselling book Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, taught a three week long seminar on Muslim women's rights and Islamic feminism in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July as part of an advanced study program at the New York Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture.

NYI is housed in St. Petersburg University and is a collaboration with the State University of New York (SUNY, Stony Brook). Since its inception in 2003, more than 1,000 students from 40 countries and over 50 Russian Federation cities have attended the Institute:


It is with mixed emotion that I share the departure of our colleague Eric Weinhold from Ithaca College. On August 1st, Eric will be joining Wheaton College, Norton, MA as the Director of International Recruitment. Eric has been a member of the IC community since 2015.

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 Service upgrades have been completed and out system is back online.



Registration is currently open for a summer offering of the staff and faculty R.A.D. self-defense course for women, with only a few spaces remaining!  Registration must be completed by tomorrow, Thursday, July 27 to participate in this class.  The class will be conducted as four three-hour sessions on July 31, August 2, August 7, and August 9, and is open to any Ithaca College staff or faculty member who identifies as female.  This course is welcoming, positive, and accessible for every age group and level of physical ability or previous experience in self-defense, including first-timers!  

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The following message is being posted on behalf of Ernie McClatchie, Director of Maintenance, Grounds and Transportation:

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 27, 2017, and the Office of Alumni Relations hopes you can help give them a warm welcome to the Ithaca College community!

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to assist with this year’s move-in day. Whether carrying boxes or answering questions, your presence that day will make a significant impression on our newest students and their families, who tell us year after year about what a positive impact our volunteers have on their move-in experience.


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Bob Regan, our first director of the Keshishoglou Center for Global Communications Innovation and our executive-style master's degree has been recruited by Long Island University to direct its communications program.  Please join us in a warm send-off on Monday July 31 from 4-5:30 in Park 223.

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posted on behalf of Vikki Levine, Registrar

The Office of the Registrar would like to extend best wishes and congratulations to Jean Kirkpatrick, who will be leaving Ithaca College at the end of the month after more than 20 years of service.

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How does the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) celebrate its 20th anniversary by avoiding simply wallowing in nostalgia for festivals past?

It looks to the future by inviting twenty former FLEFF guests to ruminate on what new ideas, issues, or subjects were developing, percolating, or unresolved in their fields.

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Join your colleagues and the conversation at this month’s Dollars and $ense meeting this Thursday, July 27th from 9:00am – 10:00am in Emerson Suite A.

Agenda Topics:
- IC’s Vision Statement/highlights from the new Finance & Administration strategic plan
- Summary of the FY17 Budget versus Actuals and FY17 Forecast.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

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Contributed on behalf of the Director of the Office of State Grants search committee

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Travel Services is pleased to announce a corporate rate agreement with the new Marriott Downtown on the Commons, effective July 1, 2017.


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With the BalanceWorks personal assistant program, limitless resources are available to find the child and elder care that you need. Your assistant can help you find pediatricians, babysitters/nannies, camps, sports lessons, music lessons and additionally can assist with college applications and financial aid. Your eldercare resources include help with housing options, assisted living facilities, Medicare, doctors, financial planning, and transportation.

If any of these services sound helpful, please contact your Personal Assistant today by calling 1.800.327.2255, submitting a request online at, or through the mobile app BalanceGo (available for free in your app store). 

A “lunchtime” yoga class is being offered Wednesdays beginning July 26 at the Fitness Center from 10:45 to 11:45, is suitable for beginners, those with other than Iyengar yoga experience who wish to learn, and for those with limitations.  The class will focus on why props are used in yoga poses and will teach each class member how to work with their limitations, fears and strengths to get the sense of freedom and ease that yoga can bring.

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Information Technology's Teaching and Learning with Technology would like to invite the College community to meet candidates for the Instructional Design position at the College.

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Do you have an engaging presentation that would help students better themselves or others? Consider presenting in the Student Leadership Institute. The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is looking for presenters for our fall lineup of programs. Want to present, but not sure where to begin? Click here to see a quick guide on what makes an engaging presentation. Is your office or department putting on a program that relates to the vision of the SLI program? Consider partnering with us!

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