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Jennifer Germann, Associate Professor in Art History, has been awarded an NEH Summer Stipend for 2017. Her project is called “A Study of the Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray, an 18th-century British Artwork.” 

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Risk Management has made updates to the approved bus provider listing that departments use throughout the year.  The list and additional information is located at

Please note that Ithaca Airline Limousine is no longer an approved provider, so if your department has upcoming transportation arranged with this company, please select a different provider. 

Please contact Risk Management with any questions. 

Constructivist Media Decoding: Media Literacy and Critical Thinking in Social Studies  

July 24, 2017 to July 26, 2017
At the Newseum in Washington, D.C

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Assessment Summit 2017

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 05/05/17 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:00-2:30
Clarke Lounge, Campus Center

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Finals week is coming up! Click here for a downloadable schedule or see below for where to eat!

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 Lambda Alpha is the national anthropology honorary society

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Nick Kowalczyk, associate professor of writing, recently published a personal essay, "To Finally Embrace Living," in George Mason University's literary magazine Phoebe. The essay is about the immediate fallout of Professor Kowalczyk's taking of a DNA test this past summer to settle the longstanding question of what "race" he is.

The essay can be read here:

All Ithaca College students, staff, and faculty are invited to celebrate the end of the year at the second annual IC Community Brunch. Gather your friends and make a plan to enjoy this college event! 

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Posted on behalf of Drs. Richardson and Sean Eversley Bradwell. 

Dear Campus Community: 

As the spring semester comes to a close and we start looking forward to the summer months, it’s important that we take a moment to reflect on our journey toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive campus community.  The recently released Faculty, Staff, and Student Councils’ Value Statement  provides an example of the importance of following our guiding values.  It takes work to become, and maintain, an inclusive campus, and this shared value statement can provide our campus some direction as we continue to build together.  

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 It is with mixed emotions that I share the news of the retirement of Holly R. Tavelli ’73, associate director of Admission. Holly has been an integral member of the Ithaca College community and has worked closely with thousands of prospective students and families and built ongoing relationships with hundreds of alumni. Holly has been a member of the Ithaca College community since arriving as a student in 1969.


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Posted on behalf of Mark Fink, Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology.

In order to improve the user experience and add features to Sakai DIIS is planning an upgrade on August 14th, 2017. There will be two information sessions during finals week that will provide an overview of the new features, present a timeline, outline training opportunities, and answer questions.

  • Monday, May 8th at 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday May 9th at 10:00 am.

Both sessions are in Job 312.

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The DIIS Service Desk will have reduced hours over summer break, and will not be offering evening or Sunday hours during that time.

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Ithaca College brings to the stage stories from the 17th century right up into the 21st, reaffirming live theatre’s power to delight and inspire, provoke and activate.

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Come celebrate the end of the year at IC Kicks Back on Friday, May 5 from 2pm-6pm in the A&E Center- Glazer Arena! Challenge your friends on an inflatable Tropical Obstacle Course, Hippo Chow Down and on the inflatable Toxic Drop. Be sure to capture the moment with the Photo booth or try out the new interactive photo booth Snap Shot all provided by NY Party Works. Student Activities Board sponsored the Toxic Drop and the Snap Shot photo booth.

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Ithaca College senior Sport Studies majors Ahmad Boyd and Olivia Oppenheim recently made their second presentations at the national Popular Culture Association conference in San Diego, April 10-14.

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Anna Gardner, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts and Art History, and Grant Brighter, Cinema and Photography and Psychology, were 2 of 30 students selected to present at the fifth annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference hosted by the University of Minnesota, April 21-22.  

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Dr. Cristina Gomez, Dr. Vera Babenko, Dr. Megan Martinez, and Dr. Ted Galanthy, all from the Department of Mathematics, have been awarded a grant from the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) Tensor Program for Women and Mathematics.  In awarding the grant, the MAA stated, “Our reviewers thought your project showed great promise to encourage and engage female students to continue to study mathematics.”

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 The club Ithaca College Unites For HER participates in fundraising efforts to provide a grant to any student, faculty, staff or immediate family member of theirs affected by breast cancer. This grant is to help pay for integrative, complementary therapies to help those who are going through or have gone through breast cancer treatment. These therapies include acupuncture, yoga classes, massage therapy, and nutrition counseling among others. To learn more about this club, the grant, and to apply either for yourself or on behalf of an immediate family member, please visit our website To learn more about the organization in general please visit  

 The Center for Faculty Excellence will be hosting a reception on Tuesday, May 9 from 4-5:30 to celebrate the good work Dr. Nancy Menning (Religion) during her 7 years teaching at Ithaca College.

DIIS wants everyone to be wary of responding to or clicking links in messages that seem vague and are unsolicited.

The recent Google Docs incident is a good example.

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