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Please join us for short presentations and performances at 5PM each day. The Zoom link is available in the Fine Artists at Five forum of the Keep Teaching Sakai site. Artists today through Friday include:

Kathleen Mulligan, Norman Johnson, and Razan Abu Ismail Wednesday, April 29

Cory Brown, Thursday, April 30

Christin Schillinger, May 1

Fine Artists at Five is hosted by the Center for Faculty Excellence.

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Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on COVID-19: Crisis, Elections, Muckraking 

Friday May 1, 2020  11 AM in Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada)



Dr. Thomas Shevory, Professor, Politics and Codirector, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival  
Rodrigo Brandao ’01, Director of Communications, The Intercept
Dr. Zillah Eisenstein, Professor Emeritus, Politics, writer, activist

Moderated by Raza Ahmed Rumi, Director of the Park Center for Independent Media

In partnership with the Ithaca College Honors program, join our faculty and alumni experts in our latest Rapid Response Salon conversation that focuses on crisis, elections, and muckraking around the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear their insights in an engaging live format meant to provide expert commentary.

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IC Soul* is a weekly 30-minute interactive shared reflection space for any student, staff, or faculty regardless of religious, spiritual or non-religious worldview. Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. 

April 29, 2020 (Every Wednesday)
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM EST
Join us via zoom here
BYO Candle

This week Judith Ross-Bernstein, Assistant Director at the Center for Faculty Excellence, chose the power of art as our theme. Judith will share a text written by Belarusian painter Elena Shlegel and "A Case of You" by Joni Mitchell as our song. Together, we'll light a candle, share in silence, music and text, reflect in small groups, and receive a blessing.

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Abby Hauptman and Desiree Tolchin's script, "Friday Film Five" was selected as one of five finalist films that were funded and produced for the Coca-Cola Refreshing Films competition.

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Note this message is posted on behalf of the Information Technology Service Desk 

During the week of April 27 faculty members will receive an email with a link to a survey titled “Rapid Transition to Remote Teaching.” 

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Jessica Ford, a 2015 graduate of the Exercise and Sport Sciences Masters Program published her master's thesis work: 'Pouring everything that you are': Musicians experiences of optimal performances, in the British Journal of Music Education. 

The purpose of Ford's thesis was to examine the flow state experiences of musicians' during their optimal experiences and to expand the understanding of flow states beyond sport literature. The article is available here:

She completed this work under the guidance of Justine Vosloo, PhD, CMPC, Associate Professor in the Dept of ESAT in 2015, and Monna Arvinen-Barrow, PhD., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, was a co-author on the manuscript.



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Earlier this year Vice President for Philanthropy and Engagement, Wendy Kobler, presented to the senior leadership team, deans, divisions, and others recommending that to ensure a successful comprehensive campaign and feasibility study, a detailed process to brainstorm the potential campaign investment opportunities (projects) would happen.  

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Nick Kowalczyk (Writing) has published a new essay in LitHub.

Titled  “Turning the Story of a Family Inside Out,” it’s about Kowalczyk sneaking into the house of his biological father after learning the truth of his parentage.

Cynthia Henderson, Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, was recently interviewed for two podcasts about her pedagogical approach to teaching  acting and fusing that training with aspects of theater of the oppressed. They were very interested in hearing about her work with her program Performing Arts for Social Change. The podcast "Dear Multi-Hyphenate," hosted by BFA Musical Theatre Alum Michael Kushner, will air on May 4th. The podcast called "Flipping the Script" aired on Saturday, April 25th and the link to listen is below.

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Steven Hess, a Rochester resident, and Holocaust educator will share his personal story of survival on Wednesday, April 29th at 7:30 PM Eastern Time over Zoom.

To RSVP see the page here

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Register now via HomerConnect for summer 2020.

May Session
May 18 – 29, 2020

*Due to the extension of spring 2020, May Session dates will overlap summer I by one week.

Summer Session I
May 26 – June 26, 2020

Summer Session II
June 29 – July 31, 2020

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You are invited to join us as Majors in the Department of Physics & Astronomy present their Senior Theses, Whalen Symposium style, over a ZOOM meeting.

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Please join us for short presentations and performances at 5PM each day. The Zoom link is available in the Fine Artists at Five forum of the Keep Teaching Sakai site. This week’s artists include:

Pablo Cohen, Monday April 27

Jennifer Tennant, Tuesday, April 28

Kathleen Mulligan and Norman Johnson, Wednesday, April 29

Cory Brown, Thursday, April 30

Christin Schillinger, May 1

Fine Artists at Five is hosted by the Center for Faculty Excellence.

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All are invited to join ZOOM  to learn what research these students in CNS have been working on. 

Meetings begin at 4 pm.  Contact Maki Inada for the meeting log-in.

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We have had an outstanding group of Diversity fellows! They have taught (face-to-face and online), contribute to their departments, work with students, and completed (or nearly completed) their dissertations within the year. In this Zoom salon, each of them will give us a glimpse to their research and their future. Please join us Monday April 27th, 2020, 4:00-5:30 p.m. In this research showcase to hear about their work, their plans, and honor their contributions to Ithaca College.

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Each scholar will speak briefly about their research with informal discussion and (bring your own refreshments) at the end of their showcase. Everyone is welcome!

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Please join President Collado and members of the senior leadership team for a virtual All-Faculty-and-Staff Gathering on Tuesday, April 28, from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m. This gathering is for faculty and staff only, to provide space to engage in a transparent and open dialogue with one another and with college leadership around issues that are specific to our work.

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Dear Faculty and Staff:

We hope this message finds you well as we continue to adjust to the evolving situation and seemingly endless snow. Spring will be here soon!  As you know, we shared information on April 13 regarding a variety of options available for voluntary reductions and retirement. As of today, 83 faculty and staff members have expressed interest in one or more of these options, and we have been working to answer their questions and share information relevant to their particular situations.

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Please join us at 5PM for Fine Artists at Five. The link to join the call is available in the Fine Artists at Five Forum of Keep Teaching on Sakai.

Our guest today, Friday, May 1 is Steven Banks.

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Friday April 24, 2020  11 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register for the Salon:


Dr. Joslyn Brenton, Assistant Professor, Sociology  
Melinda Frost ’89, Risk Communication and Community Engagement Lead,  World Health Organization 
Dr. Susan Salahshor, Program Director, Ithaca College Physician Assistant Program

Moderated by Dr. Stewart Auyash, Associate Professor and Department Chair, IC Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education

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The next All-Faculty-and-Staff Gathering is from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, April 28. Faculty and staff are invited to submit their questions in advance via this form until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24.

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