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The Exploratory Program and Center for Creative Technology's Makerspace invite explorers to consider options in new communications tools.

Creative technology proficiency is a must in today’s job market. There are plenty of user-friendly applications that allow your creativity to shine without technical background skills. In this two-part miniseries, you’ll learn how to create captivating digital media that will help you not only in your academic field but also in your job search and success. Step into the world of graphic design, video production, and podcasting with this 2-night workshop, including a debrief with Creative Tech professionals and Exploratory Program collaborators. 

The event dates are April 20th and 22nd from 4-5pm. Preregistration is requested (via Engage). The workshop is hosted over Zoom with limited in person space and hardware available to reserve at the CCT’s Digital Story Lab (Job 102).

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This student run convention has become a unique hands-on experience for the campus community and for pop-culture enthusiasts nationwide.

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The Sport Management department is offering 2 different summer classes that meet ICC requirements (summer registration is open now!)

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Let's Do This!

Contributed by Sara Jacobs on 04/16/21 

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Ready or not - LET'S. DO. THIS!

It's Friday, people!  Friday is special because it means that if you are reading this post now, then you will be magically transported at 12:00pm noon TODAY to join a special session for staff, where you can gain a few helpful tools.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about useful resources and tips for starting and/or maintaining a fitness routine that best suits you.  No experience needed. This is simply a talk - and a launching pad to provide some inspiration. 

We can all benefit from some encouragement - so join us today at 12:00pm for this session for staff (via Zoom) with guest presenters: Jennifer Buckman and Anthony Fragnoli. For Info/Registration visit:  ZOOM link:  Meeting ID: 913 7063 4080. Passcode:  575010.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Have you ever wondered about the religiosity of Ned Flanders, the feminist sensibilities of Lisa Simpson, and the national identity of Apu Nahaspeemapetilon?  

Are these animated characters, among others, really sites of struggle among political, economic, and social forces?

Register today for Communication, Culture and Rhetoric offered online during Winter Session (June 1- July 2) and learn how analyzing these questions and more can lead to a better understanding of popular culture and how it can affect one’s sense of self.

This web/online course investigates the rhetorical dimensions of the longest-running sitcom in America, The Simpsons. Students will learn how signs and symbols influence us through a process called rhetoric.

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 Six students were inducted into the Ithaca College Paulen A. Smith chapter of Sigma Xi, the honor society for science and engineering at a virtual ceremony on Thursday, April 15th.


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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival announces the Best of the Fest Programmers’ Picks from the 2021 edition.

All five titles are all available on FLEFF Cinemapolis Eventive platform from April 12-April 18 for an extended one-week run available 24/7(ticketed screenings). Festival All Access and Five Passes can be used for these titles.

From China, France, Mexico, Morocco, and the US, these documentary and narrative films deal with women’s friendship, unwed motherhood, migrants, narcos, Agent Orange, toxic waste, gentrification and demolition, and more. 

Adam (Maryam Tourani, Morocco, 2019)

Identifying Features (Fernanda Valadez, Mexico, 2020)

One Says No (Dayong Zhao, China, 2020)

The People vs. Agent Orange (Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna, US, 2020)

Rouge (Red Soil) (Farid Bentoumi, France, 2020) 


Join us on Zoom for the first Disability Awareness Panel on Thursday, April 22nd at 7:30pm.

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The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College will present the 13th annual Izzy Award “for outstanding achievement in independent media “on Tuesday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

The ceremony will honor the winners, who will each discuss their intrepid work in 2020. The recipients are Truthout, represented by Editor-in-Chief Maya Schenwar; Liliana Segura; and Tim Schwab.

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On April 6, the Provost’s Task Force on ICC Revision submitted a revised proposal to amend the ICC program to the Committee on College-wide Requirements (CCR), which oversees the ICC program. CCR has elected to share this proposal with the college community and to conduct an advisory vote among faculty regarding the proposed changes.

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From state police to student activists this panel features a wide array of violence prevention specialists who will give audience members a peak at the behind the scenes work of Sexual Violence Prevention.

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Join us virtually for a live viewing, Q+A, and group discussion with the mind behind the "Good Girls Don't Tell" documentary, our very own Jen Huemmer, Assistant Professor, Strategic Communications.

Bring your roommates and join us for this YouTube Live event.! 

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Professor Kathleen Mulligan, Theatre Arts, will offer a new course "Performing Dialects: Understanding Characters Through Language" as part of the May session 2021. All levels of experience are welcome! The course will provide practice in identifying specific sound changes to shift from one's unique idiolect to the dialect of a character. Exploration of four dialects/accents will be offered in the two-week course.

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Join Geselle Dominguez of the Center for IDEAS in discussion around the stigma and myths surrounding masturbation and sex toys, and exploring the ways self-sex talk can impact our lives.

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Covid-19 has impacted our community in many ways. We are all coping with escalating stressors, isolation, grief, and disconnection from regular sources of support and stability. A particular concern during this time is for students who may be social distancing in a home, apartment, or dorm with an abusive partner or caregiver. This creates additional concerns about safety and resources while survivors are isolated from school, work, and other sources of connection and support.

Join the Advocacy Center for an online conversation about:

  • The impacts of COVID-19 on relationship violence

  • Available services on and off campus and how the Advocacy Center is supporting survivors during this time

  • Strategies to support someone you are worried about

  • Live Q&A

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Bringing in the Bystander (BITB) teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in situations where an incident may be occurring or where there may be a risk of sexual or relationship violence. This program uses a community of responsibility approach through a well-researched and tailored training program.

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Join the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management on April 1 and April 21 to learn about the Rave Guardian App. Rave Guardian App is a centralized application that provides Ithaca College community members with a number of on-campus and off-campus support services and resources. This application features push notifications to provide timely notice to community members in the event of an emergency, critical incident, and changes to institutional operation. During the training, you will learn the in’s and out’s of how to operate the Rave Guardian App.

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In recognition of the intellectual and creative richness that Ithaca College faculty members bring to our campus community, Provost La Jerne Terry Cornish invites us all to gather remotely for an evening of engagement. Presenters will share from the research and/or creative activity they engaged in during their sabbatical.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Faculty Development Committee seek nominations for Ithaca College’s annual Faculty Excellence Awards. We will offer six, $1,500 awards and welcome ALL faculty nominations. The deadline for all supporting materials is 11:59pm, April 18, 2021.

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Do students with low placement scores who take remedial courses in reading and writing do better in courses such as introductory psychology that rely heavily on reading fluency and comprehension?

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