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


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The Student Land Stewardship Program of Ithaca College Natural Lands is a credit-bearing internship program that prepares students for careers in land management. 

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, was invited to give a virtual lecture on August 9 by the Islamic Center of Southern California as part of a series on "Hidden Figures: Tracing the History of Muslim Women Scholars," hosted by Edina Lekovic.

The next virtual All-Faculty-and-Staff Gathering is from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, August 18. Faculty and staff are invited to submit their questions in advance via this form until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14.

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 The Writing Center will continue to see students virtually this semester for synchronous online conferences. 

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Join other IC staff for a break and informal conversation.  Invite a colleague!  We'll meet TODAY, 11am-11:30am. 

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Face Mask for Students

Contributed by Elyse Nepa on 08/12/20 

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Face masks for students who are living on or near campus are available 24/7 in the Public Safety lobby, and students who reside off campus in the South Hill area can have them delivered once per week by emailing their request to The off-campus deliveries are pretty popular, and the officers enjoy supporting and connecting with students!

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It is with mixed emotion that I share news of the departure of our colleague Cara Nichols, associate director for on campus recruitment. Cara is a dedicated IC alumna and enrollment champion who has devoted ten years to working with prospective students and families in supporting their college search and visits to our campus community. Please join me to celebrate Cara, 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 14 via Zoom

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6-7:15 p.m. via Zoom

Join Dr. Andrew Utterson, Associate Professor, Screen Studies and Dr. Michael Richardson, Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, Ithaca College for an open discussion forum of this acclaimed new adaptation.

Watch the film via Cinemapolis Virtual Cinema for a modest screening fee prior to the talk back (film opens August 7):

Register for the talk back on Zoom HERE:

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Please join us for an Ithaca College Toastmasters Zoom meeting at 2pm on August 12, 2020. 

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Join us for the virtual Town Hall Forum: Classroom Technologies on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, from 12:00-1:00 pm EST. 

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Helpful links for finding information and submitting requests can be found on the IC Cloud landing page.

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Dear Ithaca College community,

I am proud to share with you the Ithaca College Return to Campus Plan, provided to the New York State Department of Health earlier today.

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Due to the critical and ongoing importance of the college's respone to the publich health crisis, Ithaca College has created the position of director, Public Health Emergency Preparedness.

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NEH Summer Stipends

Contributed by Colette Matisco on 08/11/20 

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Summer Stipends for 2021 are available for research projects in the humanities. Two projects can be nominated per institution. The stipends are $6000 for two months work. If you are interested, please review the description of eligibility, criteria, and so on at the following link:

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A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB), a division of BBB National Programs, has recommended that S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (S.C.Johnson) discontinue the claim “non-toxic” on package labeling for its Windex Vinegar Glass Cleaner. However, the panel determined that a properly qualified non-toxic claim, which clearly and conspicuously discloses the nature of the health risks from product misuse, would be acceptable. The advertising at issue had been challenged by competitor The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) before the National Advertising Division (NAD). Following NAD’s decision (Case No. 6353), S.C. Johnson appealed NAD’s finding on this issue.

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The webinar, “Why Virtual Choirs: Philosophies & Pedagogies of Virtual Ensembles,” was held on Monday, August 3.  

The panel included composer Eric Whitacre who created the idea for virtual choirs which turned into a global phenomenon 10 years ago.  He recently completed a virtual choir that included 17,562 singers from 129 countries and was featured on CBS’s “Sunday Morning”.  

The panel also included moderator Joey Martin, and panelists Nicole Aldrich, Jason Max Ferdinand, Janet Galván, and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu.  The panel discussed the pedagogies and philosophies of virtual ensembles.


Now that IC has migrated to the new Finance and HR Cloud system, most people will no longer have a need to log into the old Parnassus system. 

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No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a 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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Please save the date for our next virtual All Staff Meeting on Monday, August 24, 2020, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern. Virtual meeting details will follow.

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