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Submitted on behalf of Provost La Jerne Terry Cornish:

It is with mixed emotions that I announce to the campus community that Danette Ifert Johnson has been selected to serve as the next provost at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Danette will remain at Ithaca College as vice provost for academic programs until the end of this academic year, starting in her new position on July 1.

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If you have not registered for the IC Student Leadership Conference "Leading for a Better World" you have until November 16, 2018 to register! It is free!

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Pardon our dust! Beginning Tuesday, November 13, your favorite regional airport will look a bit different as we move forward with Phase 1 of our airport renovations. The first wave of this $24 million construction project to expand and modernize the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will be focused in the ticketing area of the terminal.

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On behalf of the Office of Admission, I am writing to offer our thanks to the entire Ithaca College community. This past semester, we hosted four Open Houses for nearly 3,000 prospective students and their guests. We want to thank YOU for all of your energy to make these programs a success!

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This posting will serve as a reminder of parking rules during Thanksgiving Break - November 19th - 23rd

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Ithaca College is hosting two events that will impact the availability of parking on Thursday and Friday.

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During the 2018 Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) and Wilderness Education Association (WEA) Joint National Conference, in Snowbird, Utah, Maggie Wise (Outdoor Adventure Leadership ’18) and Assistant Professor Patrick Lewis presented research on the female recreational mountain biking experience.


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Spring 2019 Technology Renewal questionnaire notifications were sent to all guardians and area coordinators on Thursday, November 1st. All questionnaires must be completed by 5pm on Thursday, November 15th.

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Psychology students Casey Foster ('19) and Maiah Overdorf ('19) presented the results of their humor research at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Are you planning to submit an IRB application in January or February? Join us for a November workshop that will explain upcoming changes to the IRB process and prepare you for proposal submissions.


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Professor Sara Haefeli (Music Theory, History and Composition) recently presented her lecture entitled "Why Study Music in the Time of Climate Change?” She argues that we need musicians now more than ever to heal our world that is "heating up" in more ways than one.   Dr. Haefeli is pictured here at Oklahoma City University’s School of Music Assembly on November 6th.

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band’s landmark 1969 album Trout Mask Replica surely is one of the strangest rock albums ever released, notable for its off-putting combination of harmonic dissonance, out-of-synch counterpoint, abrupt changes of texture, surreal lyrics, and an obstinate avoidance of many of rock’s standard style markers. The album’s most original contribution, however, is its use of forms usually associated with mid-twentieth century modernist composers such as Stravinsky, Stockhausen, and Ligeti. In employing these types of forms instead of conventional verse-chorus form Beefheart plays with the listener’s sense of time in ways that are uncommon in rock, reinforced by producer Frank Zappa’s unorthodox recording techniques.

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Simha Tamano was born in the Israeli city of Afula to Ethiopian-Jewish parents. While today the majority of Ethiopian Jews live in Israel, Ethiopia has historically been home to a significant Jewish community. 

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By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual.

    "Philosophy is an inspiring discipline as well as an everyday practice that can transform societies. By enabling us to discover the diversity of the intellectual currents in the world, philosophy stimulates intercultural dialogue. By awakening minds to the exercise of thinking and the reasoned confrontation of opinions, philosophy helps to build a more tolerant, more respectful society. For UNESCO, it is also the way to unleash humanity’s creative potential and generate new ideas. Philosophy creates the intellectual conditions for change, sustainable development and peace." - Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General

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Interested in mythology? Or need to take a language? Read texts in translation in Classical Mythology (Latin 250), or consider Latin 102 for language credit. 

If you want to study mythology, but don't know any Latin, take Latin 250 -- no knowledge of Latin is required: all readings are in translation. It is being offered in the Spring on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:10. Readings will be supplemented with modern movie adaptations.

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Assistant Professor Christopher Klinger accepted the Best of the Best award on behalf of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, at the 2018 National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) annual conference, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ithaca College was one of four institutions of Higher Education to receive the Best of the Best award, recognizing their role in training highly effective professionals in the fields of Therapeutic Recreation and Outdoor Adventure Leadership. 

Congratulations to the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

The vision of the department is to “be recognized nationally for our work in the character and professional development of students in outdoor adventure leadership and therapeutic recreation.”


Your November EAP Newsletter

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/12/18 

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This month's newsletter focuses on preparing for the Holidays. To read more about kick-starting your mornings, prioritizing your responsibilities, avoiding overscheduling, and more, click here. 

NexGen EAP is your Employee Assistance Program through eni. It provides 24/7 service, free confidential counseling, access to mental health professionals, virtual concierge, and many additional services. 

Create an account today at using code 1489 or call 800.327.2255.  

All are welcome to join the presentation:

“Using student learning data to inspire instructional changes”

November 15
4 pm
CNS 112

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The next Diversity and Inclusion Discussion will be taking place on Wednesday, November 14th at noon in Clark Lounge.  

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Saviana Stanescu's monologue of an immigrant domestic worker who doesn't have the right to vote - Magda - is featured in the program COURAGE EVERYWHERE at the National Theatre in London, as announced by Broadway World:

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