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NexGen EAP is your confidential EAP and Work/Life benefit provided by your employer at no cost to you. You and your eligible family members can trust the NexGen EAP services to address your total wellbeing, from assistance with everyday work and family issues to more challenging personal concerns.

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Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies, Sueyoung Park-Primiano, presented her paper, "Diasporic and Dialogic Articulations in Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," at the Literature/Film Association Conference in New Orleans on November 30, 2018. In this paper, A Girl is examined through the lens of Foucault's heterotopia and Bakhtin's chronotope to map out Amirpour's diasporic configurations of space (hybrid, transnational, urban), genre (horror, western, musical), and identity (sexual, ethnic, class). 

The Spring semester will be here before we know it! To plan ahead, below is information for students, staff, and faculty who may be considering break housing and early arrival options for the Spring 2019 semester.

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This is a friendly reminder to students living on campus that all Residence Halls, except for the Circle Apartments and the Garden Apartments, will close for Winter Break at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018.

All Residence Halls begin offering a break housing option to residents who lived on campus Fall 2018 in their fall assignment, beginning January 2, 2019. All Residence Halls will officially re-open at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2019.

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The Los Angeles Animation Festival invited by special invitation Assistant Professor, Chrissy Guest, to screen her new film. The Women of Titmouse Animation is a short documentary film that explores the employment and educational challenges women confront in their pursuit of animation careers. The film was screened on November 30th during the festival’s kickoff party with funds from the evening benefitting Women in Animation. Guest’s film was the only live action film of its kind at the festival. This marks the 11th year for the Los Angeles Animation Festival.

Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) and husband David Studwell were selected to present one of six plenary talks at the Annual Fulbright Association Conference in Puebla Mexico November 1-4.

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Mary Ann Rishel, Professor Emerita, Writing, recently presented a paper in Doha, Qatar on medical humanities entitled The Great Medical Questions—and Beyond:  A Global Medical-Humanities Curriculum.  This presentation took place at the First International Conference on Medical Humanities in the Middle East.  The paper argues that literary theory can strengthen analytical methodologies necessary for identifying pathological belief systems.  The paper will be published on the online journal Innovations in Global Health Professions Education (IGHPE).


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Wednesday, December 12.   6 - 8 pm Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center

Come join the students of HLTH 20200 Food and Society for a panel discussion and Q & A with local farmers and food system experts – 6 p.m to 7 p.m.

Followed by student poster presentations of their research on food system problems and solutions – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Guest panelists:

Donn Hewes and Maryrose Livingston – Northland Sheep Dairy, Marathon  NY

Elizabeth Gabriel, Director – Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, Ithaca NY

Heather Sanders – The Piggery, Ithaca NY

Kara Cusolito and Aaron Munzer – Plowbreak Farm, Burdett NY

Anu Rangarajan, Cornell Small Farms Program

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Nominate them for an Alumni Award!


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Do you know an exemplary alum who is deserving of this special recognition?

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Want to learn about LANGUAGE? How it works? How we use it? How it intersects with culture, society, science, and the mind? Sign up now for Intro to Linguistics (LNGS 23200) for winter session 2019. This course also counts as Humanities course for Identities and World of Systems in the ICC. 

This is a flexible, work-at-your-own-pace course that you can take from anywhere. 

Email for questions. 


With the holiday season upon us, it is a good time to review the college's policies on the safe use of decorations. Please take a moment to read this important information.

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Help WICB and VIC Radio give back to the Ithaca community during the IC Radio Holiday Toy Drive.

Monday, December 10th through Friday, December 14th, both radio stations will be collecting toys and accepting cash donations in the Roy H. Park School of Communications lobby between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. All toys and donations will be given to Cops, Kids and Toys, an organization started in the early 1980's by two Ithaca City Police Officers that brings gifts to financially disadvantaged children in Tompkins County during the holidays.

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The “Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen” series will present a free public showing of the documentary “Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS” on Wednesday, Dec. 5th. The screening will take place at 6 p.m. in Textor 103.

The film explores how women at the forefront of the global AIDS movement shaped grassroots groups like ACT-UP in the U.S. and played essential roles in HIV prevention and treatment throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and the unaddressed dynamics that keep women around the world at risk of HIV. The screening is in observance of World AIDS Day.

The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series is sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Education, Outreach, and Services. For more information, visit

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Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SLPA) faculty, students, and alumni, faculty from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) and from the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT), and collaborators from across the nation presented at the ASHA 2018 convention.  In addition, approximately 75 guests attended the Ithaca College Open House for Alumni and Friends held at the convention on Friday evening.   

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We hope you will find the following information helpful. It is a reminder of how to get in touch with our benefit plan providers via phone or website. We encourage you to contact our partners directly whenever you have a question about a claim, want to know more about the services they provide, need a new ID card, etc. 

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No Pressure Blood Pressure Testing Locations and Times:

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Center for Health Sciences, Smiddy Hall, Dillingham, Job Hall 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Whalen Academic Symposium, Gannett (Library), Towers, Terraces
​11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Hill, Business, Peggy Ryan Williams, Alumni Hall
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Friends, Textor, Muller, Bookstore
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Campus Center, Hammond Health Center,  Fitness Center, A&E
​2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Williams Hall, Center for Natural Sciences, Park Communications, Rothschilds  
And all day, everyday in Robert R. Colbert Sr. Wellness Clinic!

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Ithaca College is partnering with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier again this year to bring a mobile food pantry to our campus. The Mobile Food Pantry is used to deliver fresh produce, dairy products, and other food and grocery items directly to distribution sites where people need food. These food items are available free of charge. More info on the program can be found here

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Contributed on behalf of Nancy Pringle, Executive Vice President and BOLD Program Lead

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The book, Understanding Teen Eating Disorders: Warning Signs, Treatment Options and Stories of Courage by Cris E. Haltom, Cathy Simpson, and Mary Tantillo introduces readers to common teen eating disorder scenarios, their warning signs, and treatment options.


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