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Retired writing professor Fred A. Wilcox’s latest book of nonfiction, Shamrocks and Oil Slicks: A People’s Uprising Against Shell Oil in County Mayo, Ireland, will be published by Monthly Review Press in September.

Wilcox taught many classes at IC including Personal Essay, Writing on War and Peace, and Fiction Writing in the Department of Writing at IC from 1987 until his retirement in 2015. He has written several books of nonfiction as well as numerous essays, short stories, and op-ed pieces. His debut novel, Secrets, was published by Split Oak Press in 2013; his second, Tommy Mackin’s Vow, by Cayuga Lake Books in 2017. His next novel, nearing completion, is a thriller set in present-day New York City.

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Want to present a Student Leadership Institute workshop during Block 1?

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Lisa Farman, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, published an invited essay, "Media planning in the foreground: Comparing the Washington Media Scholars case competition and the NSAC," in the Journal of Advertising Education.

The essay is published online ahead of print. It can be accessed here: and will appear in the November 2019 print edition.

The Journal of Advertising Education is dedicated to research and commentary on instruction, curriculum, and leadership in advertising education and is the official journal of the Advertising Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

This makes 8 grants in the last 13 months!!! 

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Fall semester 2019, meets bi-weekly, September 9 - December 16
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has coauthored a book chapter with Dale Hudson, Associate Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi, entitled “Writing About Digital and Interactive Media” for a recently published book, Writing About Screen Media(Routledge), edited by Lisa Patti. 

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Dr. Sara Haefeli, (Associate Professor of Music History) publishes a chapter in a collection of essays, The Norton Guide to Teaching Music History.   

Haefeli's chapter is a survey of writing strategies employed in music history courses, from formal research papers - to less formal program notes and listening journals. Her work guides readers to resources on the teaching of writing, and offers a call for more research on how to teach students to write well in music history core classes.  

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Professor Jeffrey Holmes from the Psychology Department delivered an invited address at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Chicago.  In his address, Professor Holmes outlined his ongoing research on students’ attitudes about learning and education.


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ICNL Opportunities

Contributed by Jake Brenner on 08/21/19 

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Join the Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee

or Student Land Stewardship Program!

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In the past Move-In Day has occurred on the weekend, allowing new students and their families to have easy access to parking. This year Move-In Day takes place during the day on August 20, 2019. Family Orientation programs will then take place during the day on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. 

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This 1-credit course is tied to the visit of our 2019 Distinguished Speaker in the Humanities, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall.  We take the title of our course from her latest book Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America, which the students will do a close read of this semester.  Hall tells the story of much of the twentieth century from the point of view of three sisters, born into the reactionary late-nineteenth century South, but building lives that take them in three very different directions, including two of the sisters moving in bohemian and socialist circles in Jazz Age New York.  This is a story of social change, of women’s history, of family, and of what we inherit from the past and build out of that inheritance.

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Information Technology is pleased to announce the launch of eduroam (educational roaming), a new wireless service which will be available in academic and administrative buildings beginning August 21st.

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Professor Barney Beins received a Presidential Citation from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology In recognition of significant career contributions to STP, APA, and the Teaching of Psychology. 

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The Institutional Review Board will be holding two training workshops this semester for faculty, staff, and students.

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After 15 years of dedicated service to the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance and Intercollegiate Athletics, 

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Ithaca College Library is pleased to announce that we now have an institutional subscription to The New York Times online. This means that our current students, faculty, and staff can register for an account and access and most of its features from just about anywhere.

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Degree Works Update

Contributed by Cindy Clark on 08/20/19 

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Degree Works is Now Available to All Students

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Library Search Update

Contributed by Dan Taylor on 08/19/19 

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On Thursday, August 22, the library will be migrating to an improved version of Library Search. If you use the "My Favorites" feature in Library Search, saved records will be migrated, but saved searches cannot be migrated. 

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In early June, participants in Ithaca College’s 403(b) Retirement Plan received a communication from TIAA, our service provider, announcing some exciting fund additions that were being made to the Plan.

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Join the whole community in supporting the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC).

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