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Dear Ithaca College Community and Families:

As I announced in my May 18 message about our hope and intent to begin on-campus instruction for the fall semester on Oct. 5, we have created the Return to Campus Task Force, a group that will thoughtfully and thoroughly guide our efforts and provide detailed health and safety plans aligned with state higher education guidelines for what the upcoming academic year will look like. 

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New summer 2020 classes added weekly to HomerConnect. This week's new additions are highlighted in yellow on the easy-to-read course roster.

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The Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Union recently issued an appeal for solidarity during this crisis to our fellow TT and NTEN professors on intercom (see https://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php/20200506214331555). We took heart in the generous response of our colleagues, and thank them for their support (see https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyC9XCsYz5jcQEuCemruitJcrY7j3cH4MUI-WolREbkzFV3g/viewform).

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New summer 2020 classes added weekly to HomerConnect. This week's new additions are highlighted in yellow on the easy-to-read course roster.

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Incoming IC Professor Samah Choudhury is offering an exciting course this fall on the topic of women and Islam. Come learn about this fascinating topic with one of the leading experts in the field of Islam and Gender Studies while earning ICC Diversity credit!

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there are a few seats left in these POLITICS intermediate and advanced level courses. check 'm out!

POLITICS OF FOREIGN MILITARY PRESENCE

Prof. Kelly Dietz; POLT 40109   CRN 22893 Tuesdays 4-630pm

How has military power figured in the formation of the international system? Political maps of the world today are remarkable for their neatness. Bold lines mark the division of continents into countries, with no overlap. Bold labels identify the spaces created by the lines, giving a name to both the place and the people. Military power is also folded into this way of thinking about the world’s people and spaces: Countries have militaries, and relations among countries are based on the idea that governments control the use of force (military and police) within their respective borders.

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Have you ever wondered about the religiosity of Ned Flanders, the feminist sensibilities of Lisa Simpson, and the national identity of Apu Nahaspeemapetilon?  

Are these animated characters, among others, really sites of struggle among political, economic, and social forces?

Register today for Communication, Culture and Rhetoric offered online during Summer Session I (May 26-June 26) and learn how analyzing these questions and more can lead to a better understanding of popular culture and how it can affect one’s sense of self.

This web/online course investigates the rhetorical dimensions of the longest-running sitcom in America, The Simpsons. Students will learn how signs and symbols influence us through a process called rhetoric.

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Join the Ithaca College Sexual Violence Prevention Committee for a virtual event series to screen and discuss the Fundamental docu-series created by the Global Fund for Women. This event series will be co-hosted by the Tompkins County Advocacy Center, BOLD Women's Leadership Network, Office of International Programs, the Center for IDEAS, the LGBT Center, Athletics, the Office of Student Engagement, Public Safety, the Politics Department, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Women's Mentoring Network, and the Psychology Department. 

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Effective May 30, 2020, Zoom will require that all users accessing Zoom have the latest release (version 5) of the Zoom desktop client or mobile app enabled on their device(s). Without the latest version, Zoom users will not be able to host or join Zoom meetings using the desktop client or mobile app.

To update Zoom on your desktop or mobile device please visit the Zoom Support article “Where Do I Download the Latest Version.” or follow the steps below to update your Zoom desktop client. If you see a message to contact your administrator in order to update the software, please uninstall Zoom, then download the latest version.

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 A Summer Institute on increasing flexibility in course design will be held for five weeks starting June 22. The institute will seek to enrich faculty member’s pedagogical and technological knowledge and skills in order to: raise the bar from satisfactory emergency remote teaching to effective online learning; afford more online or blended teaching and learning during semesters, summer and winter breaks; and improve teaching and learning overall.

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On March 16, we shared with you the creation of the COVID HR Employee Resources website. As continuous updates have been occurring, we wanted to again share with you specific information regarding the addition of Support Resources and Services to the site.

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Career Services honored several integral collaborators on Wednesday at our 2020 Career Steward Awards Ceremony. We were able to celebrate the following champions for their continued support of our work and the successful career development of IC students:

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The Governor's Office asked New Yorkers to help communicate why it is so important to wear a mask to stop the spread of coronavirus. Over 600 videos were submitted over a 2 week period from across the state as part of the "Wear a Mask New York Ad Contest."

Vote for your favorite among the five inspiring finalists! Voting closes May 25, and results will be announced May 26.

 

 

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Join the Ithaca College Sexual Violence Prevention Committee for a virtual event series to screen and discuss the Fundamental docu-series created by the Global Fund for Women. This event series will be co-hosted by the Tompkins County Advocacy Center, BOLD Women's Leadership Network, Office of International Programs, the Center for IDEAS, the LGBT Center, Athletics, the Office of Student Engagement, Public Safety, the Politics Department, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Women's Mentoring Network, and the Psychology Department. 

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As we transition to a new format—once a week starting soon—our sincere thanks to all those who, for the last eight weeks, generously gave us wonderful performances and a daily respite in difficult times. You reminded us how important the arts are in our lives.

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In the last presentation of Fine Artists at Five before a transition to a new format, we welcome Dr. Jorge Grossman.

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The Recreation and Leisure Studies Department is offering the UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY course (RLS 12500) during summer session (May 26 - June 26)! This is a great opportunity to get your ICC Diversity elective covered! 

 

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Effective May 30, 2020, Zoom will require that all users accessing Zoom have the latest release (version 5) of the Zoom desktop client or mobile app enabled on their device(s). Without the latest version, Zoom users will not be able to host or join Zoom meetings using the desktop client or mobile app.

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(The following message is being posted on behalf of Ernie McClatchie, Executive Director of Maintenance, Grounds & Transportation) 

This is a reminder that in order to perform required maintenance on the campus electrical infrastructure, the Office of Facilities will be conducting its annual power shutdown on Saturday, May 30th, 2020.

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Per the College's Early Friday closing times during summer (May 22 - August 28)

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