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CEA Study Abroad is a leading national provider of study abroad programs, and one of IC's study abroad partners. They offer programs in 12 different countries and 21 different cities. Semester and summer programs are available, including options for direct enrollment in a number of prestigious universities worldwide. CEA will be offering Zoom info sessions for Ithaca College students on Tuesday, October 6 and Monday, October 12.

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Seeking Submissions

Contributed by Sara Jacobs on 10/02/20 

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If there was ever a time to consider writing a Haiku poem - this must surely be it. Allow yourself to explore this creative form of expression that captures a moment or an experience in a concise, succinct way.  No poetry writing experience necessary. Anonymous entries accepted. Our hope is to create a snapshot of this unique time we find ourselves in through the Haiku Project. A collage of words/voices from the IC community. So, whether you find inspiration while walking on a nature trail, while turning your computer off, while reading your breakfast cereal box... or whatever moves you, we'd love to hear from you.   

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We'd love to hear from you.

Contributed by Sara Jacobs on 10/02/20 

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If there was ever a time to consider writing a Haiku poem - this must surely be it. Allow yourself to explore this creative form of expression that captures a moment or an experience in a concise, succinct way.  No poetry writing experience necessary. Anonymous entries accepted. Our hope is to create a snapshot of this unique time we find ourselves in through the Haiku Project. A collage of words/voices from the IC community. So, whether you find inspiration while walking on a nature trail, while turning your computer off, or while reading your breakfast cereal box...we'd love to hear from you. 

Haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry: a 17 syllable poem written in three lines. First line = 5 syllables, second line = 7 and third line = 5.  (The 5-7-5 style is one variation that is commonly used in English Haiku). 

 

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Ithaca College Theatre Arts presents the 2020 IC New Play Incubator as a Zoom webinar on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at 8 PM EDT.

This annual event, produced by Saviana Stanescu Condeescu, Associate Professor of Playwriting and Theatre Studies, features (virtual) presentations of short plays by Playwriting students and alumni, acted, directed, dramaturged and stage managed by Theatre Arts students.

OBIE and National Latinx Playwriting Award Winner CARIDAD SVICH* is our Distinguished Playwright Judge, selecting the 2020 Golden Egg Award and 2020 Silver Egg Award winners from the following finalists: 

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Weekly Testing Reminder

Contributed by Jess Shapiro on 10/01/20 

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Thank you to the campus community for your continued participation in the required weekly COVID-19 testing.  A friendly reminder that our next testing dates are Tuesday, October 6 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Wednesday, October 7 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the A&E Center.  Please register as soon as possible so you can ensure a time slot that works for your schedule.

Click HERE to register for an appointment. Please plan to arrive about 15 minutes prior to your appointment, and no earlier. Also, please do not arrive late. Please have your appointment confirmation either printed or available on your phone.

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Join us for a livestream of The Effects of Gravity. David Gonzalez, Álvaro Domene, and Ithaca's own Luke Keller will show you how a poet, a musician, and an astrophysicist can jam on the formation of the universe!

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The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has identified a new positive COVID-19 case in an individual who has accessed the Ithaca College campus. The individual is in isolation and receiving proper care. Due to privacy laws, neither the TCHD nor Ithaca College are able to disclose the name or other identifying information about this person.

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Sakai Replacement Update

Contributed by Jenna Linskens on 10/01/20 

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We are excited to announce that the Learning Management System (LMS) Advisory Team has come up with a communication and engagement strategy and have finalized the action groups. This team will be working on finding a replacement for our current Sakai LMS. 

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Join Chef Aidan on Monday, October 5th at 6pm ET as he walks you through making two different breakfast dishes, overnight oats and oatmeal bake. Whether you need a quick breakfast on the go, or are looking for something sweet and freshly baked, Chef Aidan has something for you! 

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Over the past three weeks, award-winning photojournalist John Noltner helped us document our community's story via online virtual studio sessions with a group of 50 students and staff. During each session he asked participants to reflect on the question: “What does community or belonging look like for you during this time of pandemics and protests?”  

Join us for an evening conversation tomorrow with John as he unveils a sample of this year’s portraits, shares insights on themes explored, and explains his process. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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here to receive Zoom Link

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Professor Tom Pfaff (Mathematics) published the essay "Positive Relationships Matter and Morale Matters" in Inside Higher Ed.  

The essay argues how administrators can build positive morale among the faculty of their institutions.  

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https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/10/01/how-administrators-can-help-build-positive-morale-among-faculty-members-opinion

The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to host Ithaca College Community Artists each Friday at 5pm. In a mere 15-20 minutes, learn what our community brings to the Arts, and the invariable ways Art invigorates our lives. This week’s guest is Carla Stetson.

To gain the Zoom link, send a message to Christin Schlillinger (cschillinger@ithaca.edu).

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VoiceThread is an interactive multimedia discussion tool that allows instructors and students to asynchronously engage with each other using media, voice, video, or text. If you are considering using it in your courses please check out the upcoming webinars offered by VoiceThread.

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Walter Byongsok Chon, Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy and Theatre Studies in the Theatre Arts Department, was invited as a panelist for the Day of Translation 2020: The Translation of Theater, hosted via Zoom by the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center at George Mason University on September 30, 2020

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This is a reminder that the All Staff Meeting will occur on Monday, October 5, 2020, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern. A virtual meeting invitation has been sent to all staff via Outlook. 

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Submitted on behalf of Rosanna Ferro:

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Please join our Student Financial Services team in extending best wishes to Candy Ross, who is retiring from Ithaca College on September 30th, a date we have feared yet anticipated for some time now. Candy has devoted 31 years to Ithaca College, 30 of which she has dedicated to Financial Aid & Student Financial Services.  With great mentors who enabled her growth in the department, she flourished, eventually ending her career with us as the Interim Director of the SFS department. She has been an integral part of a fantastic team of professionals who dedicate themselves to helping students achieve their dreams of an IC education.  

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Women's and Gender Studies (WGST)and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) announce the launch of a new on-going collaboration, F2F: Faculty to Faculty Salons, beginning on September 30 at 7:30.

The first F2F salon features Dr. Katarzyna Bartoszynska, Assistant Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, who will be interviewed by Dr. Claire Gleitman, Professor of English and Coordinator of the WGST Program. 

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Spanning the fall semester and programmed every few weeks, Conversations on COVID is a one-hour event. It features a 30-minute interview with our featured guest followed by Q & A with our audience.

The COVID pandemic exposes in full view enormous health disparities and inequalities during a time of global protests for racial justice.  It has also provoked questions about the preparedness of our public health and medical care systems

The first Conversation on COVID will take place on Wednesday, September 30 at 1pm with Dean Linda Petrosino as our inaugural guest.

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No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a virtual session with Joseph Silino can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

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