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The 2017 CP Snow Lecture: Bridging the sciences and the humanities

Cathy O’Neil ( is the author of the New York Times bestselling Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. In her talk, Cathy will expose the mathematical models used by government and corporations that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These “weapons of math destruction” score teachers and students, sort résumés, grant (or deny) loans, evaluate workers, target voters, set parole, and monitor our health.

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Local law enforcement agencies are searching for a wanted individual who was involved in a trespassing incident on property across Rt. 96B from the college. The suspect may be armed. He is described as a 42-year-old bald white male. While he was not seen on campus and there is no known threat to the college community, you should remain on alert until further notice. Call 911 if you see the suspect.

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contributed on behalf of Vanessa Brown, Business Intelligence Application Architect

ACE/Argus will be unavailable starting April 24, 2017.

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Faculty and staff, you are invited to join your colleagues and join the conversation at the next Dollars and $ense meeting, which is scheduled on Thursday, April 20th, at 9:00 a.m., in Emerson Suite A.  This month, we will learn about enterprise risk management and get an update about year-to-date financials.

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UPDATE (4/19/17): We just got word that Claudia de la Cruz has encountered travel difficulties and is unable to be in Ithaca in time to make the noon presentation.  Today's D&I Discussion Circle will be our regular weekly gathering without a presentation.  


The Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Circle invites members of the campus community to attend its weekly gatherings on Wednesdays at noon in Klingenstein Lounge.

At our next gathering on Wednesday, April 19, Claudia de la Cruz will present on the power of hip-hop to influence social change, and her work as part of Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDAC) in the South Bronx. Through bilingual musical performances and educational workshops, RDAC is a space for cultural exchange and education around timely social justice issues.

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Toner Scam Phone Calls

Contributed by Karen Serbonich on 04/18/17 

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Please be advised of a toner scam that is targeting various individuals and departments on campus.

Such scams may involve receiving a phone call asking for your copier's model and serial number and/or telling you that your toner is low.

Toner is included in the maintenance contracts for all fleet copiers managed by Print Production.  Order toner by calling the toll free number listed on the copier and providing the serial number.  Never pay for or order toner from an outside supplier.

Contact me with questions at 4-5701.


Contributed on behalf of Beth Reynolds, Interim Controller

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Freeman as the director of procurement.  Doug has served as Ithaca College’s Sourcing Manager since he arrived here in August of 2016.  He  has an in-depth knowledge of procurement and its related processes.  Prior to his arrival at Ithaca College, Doug served as the Director of Purchasing at Syracuse University for nine years.  He also served in other capacities at Syracuse University during his tenure. 

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Do you like food, music, inflatables, and helping your campus community?! Come volunteer at IC Kicks Back right here on campus! The event will be held on campus on May 5th from 2-6 pm! All volunteers will receive a t-shirt for helping! All you have to do is sign up on OrgSync by Sunday, April 16th with your preferred time slots you would like to volunteer! And did I mention, everything is FREE?! Hope to see you there and thank you in advance!

To sign up click here:

All are Welcome!

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Professor Michael Twomey of the English Department will deliver a lecture--"The Dangers of Unprotected Text: an Exaugural Lecture"--at Buffalo Street Books, Wednesday, April 19th, at 4pm.

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IC students and other people in the Ithaca community are hosting a massive event on April 22nd at 4pm in the Commons that will empower people to transform our area through loving acts of kindness and focus on unity. Believe in Love is inspired by the Love Button Global Movement, an organization featured in last year’s Super Bowl.

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April is National Financial Literacy Month - check out our website for financial resources and events by clicking here!

The Hartford helps employees protect their family's future by creating a customized and legally binding online will using a simple but comprehensive online questionnaire. 

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Submitted on behalf of Beth Reynolds, Interim Controller

I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of College policy regarding expenditures for the balance of the fiscal year, which ends on May 31, 2017, so you can plan accordingly.

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RLS 27700 Sustainable Tourism 

Fall 2017 Block II - Mondays 3-4:15 p.m.

Study Abroad in Costa Rica January 2-11, 2018

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Artists 4 Israel

Contributed by Allison Copquin on 04/17/17 

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 Grab your paint brush and head over to the academic quad on Thursday! 

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On April 12, ten ENVS students attended graduate classes during professional team presentations and met individually with policy team members, other graduate students, professors, and the director of the program. Thanks to the efforts of Rebecca Brenner, formerly of Ithaca College, now teaching at Cornell, this visit is the start of an informal pathway for ENVS students to explore and gain insight into careers in environmental policy.

Several ENVS students competed in the 2017 Policy Case Competition coordinated by the Politics Society at NYU. First developed in 2014, the Policy Case Competition is a three-round, highly competitive exercise where students are given the opportunity to learn and refine their policy-making and presentation skills. 

Zach Jacobsen, an environmental studies senior took the initiative to create a competition team including ENVS seniors Zoe Workstel, Chase Lurgio, and Zack Luckin. Together they developed and submitted a written policy memo outlining their key issues and propositions on an element of environmental policy. Although they did not continue to the final rounds, we applaud their passion and initiative in going beyond their program to compete in policy with peers from all around the nation.   

An online Ithaca College course on Environmental Ethics will be taught during Summer Session I (May 30 – June 30, 2017).  It can be taken from any location whatsoever provided there is access to the internet, and the class structure is designed with the flexibility needed to accommodate students' summer work schedules, whatever those may be. 


Course Attributes:   ICC - Humanities perspective; Theme:Quest Sustainable Future.

Cross-listing:  Students may also enroll for this course as Philosophy 25200.    

For more information about IC's summer sessions, including how to register, click here.

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  HLTH 22700 Stress: Its Nature and Management discusses the impact of stress on your health and strategies to use stress to your advantage for optimal achievement. While we often tend to think of stress in negative terms, stress when managed can be a positive force in our lives. This course is offered from May 15th to May 26th. The course offers you maximum flexibility; it is asynchronous, meaning that you do not need to be online at any specific time.  This course is designated as ICC Mind, Body Spirit – Natural Science or Social Science Perspective, Liberal Arts.  For more information, contact the instructor at

Part of the School of Business's Professional Development Series (PDS), a month full of activities and programs that will support your career and professional development needs! 

Andrew Comins '74:
Sagemark Consulting
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Klingenstein Lounge

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