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Information Technology has started the process of delivering new computers to those scheduled for replacement this fall. The circumstances this year necessitate that we adjust our replacement processes and timing. 

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 Professor Duke presented the paper "Making Strategy Valuable to Undergraduate Students" at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. The paper examines the most common methods used to teach strategic management to undergraduate business school students, highlights some of the limitations of these methods, and proposes three principles for developing strategic management courses that are better tailored to undergraduate students' circumstances.

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Assistant Professor David Diggin and Professor Emeritus Gary Sforzo from the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training published "Enhancing Wellness During Young Adulthood" in a special issue of the American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Journal entitled "Refocusing Lifespan to Healthspan."  The paper focuses on promoting wellness, and particularly physical activity, for college-aged individuals through the start of mid-life.  The paper was released on Sept 10, 2020 and more details can be found at the following link:


The Women’s Mentoring Network invites you to join the Fall 2020 Coffee Conversation Series, with topics selected and hosted by women across campus. Additional topics will be added later in the semester. Stay tuned for more details, and reach out if you’d be interested in hosting a Coffee Conversation!

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Professor Ed Catto (management) moderated a virtual panel in July for the San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s foremost and longest running comic-convention event. The panel focused on the intersection of Academia and Pop Culture and included top industry speakers from Columbia University, Syracuse University and the University of Washington. Within the first week, the panel earned over 5,000 views. 

Professor Catto has been asked by Comic-Con International to extend this series and will be moderating a series of additional panels for the fall season.

The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to host Ithaca College Community Artists each Friday at 5pm. In a mere 15-20 minutes, learn what our community brings to the Arts, and the invariable ways Art invigorates our lives. This week’s guest is dawn pierce.

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Town Hall with Title IX

Contributed by Omar Stoute on 09/16/20 

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 Join Us for Title IX Virtual Town Hall Discussion


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IC Soul: Persistence

Contributed by Hierald Osorto on 09/16/20 

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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.  

September 16, 2020 
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM EST
Join us via zoom here
BYO Candle

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Quick - write it down!

Contributed by Sara Jacobs on 09/16/20 

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Take a Haiku break. Think it. Write it. Submit it. 

*Good news! There's still time for you to submit your original 3-line, 17-syllable haiku poems for the Staff Haiku Project.  Submit your words today at: MY HAIKU.   For information contact Staff Council members: Sara Jacobs and/or Sarah Shank at: or

Quick - write it down!

Contributed by Sara Jacobs on 09/16/20 

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Recently overheard on a silent city corner in an empty-filled subway car near a winding country road diner in the middle of a rain-filled desert mirage overlooking the tallest small mountain you never did see: “I bid you farewell for now - I’ve got a Haiku to write!"

*Good news! There's still time for you to submit your original 3-line, 17-syllable haiku poems for the Staff Haiku Project.  Submit your words today at: MY HAIKU.   For information contact Staff Council members: Sara Jacobs and/or Sarah Shank at: or

The first whole page article in Greek was published by Phileleftheros, the oldest daily newspaper in Cyprus and the largest by circulation. 

The second interview in English appeared in the Cyprus Mail. Both interviews were concerning the Creative Europe project “Interfaces”, an international, interdisciplinary project focused on creating new models and practices for audience development in contemporary music in Europe, which was awarded over two million dollars in funding by the European Union.  The articles can be found here: 

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 We’ve had a week to examine the density during the designated meal times in Campus Center Dining Hall and we have determined that we could safely reinstate the Faculty & Staff Meal Plan for those who are working on campus this Fall. You may sign up for a meal plan via IC Workflow or download the form on our website.

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Please join President Collado and members of the senior leadership team for a virtual All-College Gathering on Tuesday, September 22, from 12:10 to 1:05 p.m.

An Outlook calendar invitation with a Zoom link will be sent from directly to your inboxes ahead of the meeting. Please understand that this link is solely for your use as a student, faculty, or staff member and is not to be shared.

Email Jaimie Voorhees in the Office of the President, if you need more information about the gathering.

I am happy to announce our Fall Colloquia schedule! Starting on next Tuesday, September 22, we will host a colloquia speaker every other Tuesday from 12:10 - 1 PM. Many of the speakers have offered to stay afterward and answer whatever questions you might have in a less formal setting! 

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 Claire Gleitman writes on the salience of Beckett's play "Happy Days" to her teaching and her students' learning during Covid.

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InFinity Presentation

Contributed by Melanie Reyes on 09/15/20 

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Please join us for the next InFinity Presentation, September 24th @ 9am.

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 Composer Alvin Singleton's music has been performed worldwide by orchestras such as the Atlanta, Detroit, and Cincinnati Symphony orchestras. A former Fulbright Scholar and Guggenheim Fellow he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2014.

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Meditation can help you cultivate a sense of peace and relaxation, even in the most strenuous of times.

Noon hour meditations are open to participants with any level of meditation experience. Pull up a chair or cushion and join us on Zoom at the link below:

Meeting ID: 325 253 863

Passcode: Breathe

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U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized Ithaca College as among the top colleges and universities in the nation. In its just-released “Best Colleges 2021,” the publication placed IC as the #9 Best University among the 176 institutions of its kind in the North. It is the highest-ranked such school in New York State. Ithaca College was also cited for the quality of its teaching, for being innovative, and for providing a great value.

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Face Masks for Students

Contributed by Elyse Nepa on 09/14/20 

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Face masks for students who are living on or near campus are available 24/7 in the lobby of Public Safety, and students who reside off campus in the South Hill area can have them delivered once per week by emailing their request to The off-campus deliveries are pretty popular, and the officers enjoy supporting and connecting with students!

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