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As you may have read in the news, there is concern over how Zoom’s video conference software starts up (on macOS, Windows, and mobile devices) with the camera enabled by default. 

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Do you want to get settled in Ithaca early this fall?  Become a Move In Crew Volunteer and help welcome new students to our community!  They will arrive on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.


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Nine different undergraduate members of the Athletic Training Class of 2019 presented their research findings in either poster or oral format at the 2019 NATA Annual Convention and Clinical Symposium!

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In June, Assistant Professor Jennifer M. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS and Professor Paul R. Geisler, EdD, ATC represented the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training with multiple presentations at the Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium of the National Athletic Trainers' Association in Las Vegas, NV.

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The CAATE accredited BS degree program in Athletic Training, in the Department of Exercise Science & Athletic Training has extended their tradition of excellence to 9 consecutive years, as all 18 members of the Class of 2019 passed their national Board of Certification Examination on their first attempt.

This extends to 151, the number of consecutive Ithaca graduates who have passed their boards on their first attempt, dating back to the Class of 2011! The national average is between 75-80%, annually. Graduating Athletic Trainers must pass the BOC examination in order to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), and to be eligible for state licensure in the state they wish to practice in, upon graduation.

Congratulations to all 18 IC graduates for their hard work and success, and Thank You to all faculty, staff and preceptors who had a hand in making this possible!

On Sunday, July 28 between 6:00 AM and Noon there will be an outage of the campus telephone and voicemail systems to perform equipment maintenance. While the phone system is unavailable:  

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850 years ago the Normans landed in Wexford and the first Norman castle was built at a site called Carrick. Ithaca College's 3D scanning team, in collaboration with the Irish Archaeology Field School and the Irish National Heritage Site, digitally preserved the site in 2018 by taking positional readings every 5 mm. Summer 2019 focused on Ferns Castle.

Posted on behalf of Sean Reid, Dean of the School of Business.

It is with profound sadness that I inform the campus community of the sudden passing of a recent graduate, Zahra Exantus ’15. Zahra died unexpectedly at her home in Shanghai, China, on June 26.

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Ithaca College has entered into a partnership with Cornell University to acquire services and tools that will support the college’s transition to a self-operated campus dining program. Cornell Dining — a proven leader in the field — will license recipes, operation manuals and training materials for IC management and frontline employees.

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Remember to register for Fresh Fest before August 5th! This early move-in program sponsored by Hillel in partnership with Ithaca College First Year Experience provides new students the opportunity to settle in two days early, make friends in a smaller group setting, and get situated before the crowds arrive. 

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Staff Council is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive next week, on Friday, July 19, 2019!

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The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) Annual Conference is an action-oriented meeting that serves to improve psychological science. Products of past SIPS conferences can be found here: This is the fourth year of the conference and the fourth time Professor Vaughn has attended.

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Replication occurs when other researchers can get the same results by redoing a project, using the original methods. The RepliCATS (Collaborative Assessment for Trustworthy Science) project is important because it “could ultimately transform how users of social scientific research – from academics to policy makers – can assess the reliability of social scientific research” (

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Go camping. Join a ropes course challenge. Enjoy local food. Volunteer in the community. These are just some of the things you could do do by participating in the Jumpstart program!

Jumpstart is a pre-semester program offered to incoming first-year and transfer students, giving them the opportunity to make early connections  on campus and beyond.

Each program has a different focus, and selected participants will join in activities and exercises designed around those themes. August 18–20, 2019

There is no cost for new first-year and transfer students to participate in this program, but there is a selection process. You can read about each program and then choose which one to apply to. 

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 A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) has found that Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc., doing business as Petmate, did not provide proper support for an implied odor-reduction benefit communicated by its antimicrobial protection claims for Petmate Cat Litter Pans, and recommended that such claims be discontinued. The advertising at issue had been challenged by Van Ness Plastic Molding Company, a manufacturer of competing cat litter pans, before the National Advertising Division (NAD). Following the NAD’s decision, Petmate sought review by the NARB, the appellate unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation.

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Dr. Sharon Stansfield, from the Department of Computer Science, is the principal investigator for a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore commercialization of the WeeBot, a robotic mobility device designed to provide mobility to infants and toddlers with conditions that limit independent mobility.

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy would like to recognize Robert Melikyan ’20 and Salvatore Ferrone ’18, who are working on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson. The mission aims to collect and return a sample from Bennu, a 1,600-foot-wide asteroid.

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Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training Faculty Gary Sforzo and Sebastian Harenberg, along with IC alum (’17) Kyle Costello and IC Health Sciences Librarian Laura Kuo, and several other colleagues recently published "Compendium of the Health and Wellness Coaching: 2019 Addendum" in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 

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The following buildings will experience one or more short periods of interruption to network services between 6-7 AM on Thursday, July 11th due to network maintenance: 

  • Fitness Center
  • Hammond Health Center
  • Rothschild Place
  • Bogart Hall
  • Clarke Hall
  • Eastman Hall
  • Emerson Hall
  • Garden Apartments 25
  • Garden Apartments 29
  • Landon Hall
  • Lyon Hall

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 Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, gave a workshop and a series of invited talks in the UK in connection with the release of a revised edition of her book, Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an (U.K., Saqi, 2019). The hosts and venues included New Horizons in British Islam (London, July 2); Arab British Center (London, July 3); Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, Aga Khan University (London, July 4); Iqbal Center for Critical Muslim Studies, University of Leeds (Leeds, July 5); and the Bradford Literature Festival (Bradford, July 6). At the BLF, she gave a lecture and also participated in an interfaith panel on Navigating Religious Patriarchy.

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