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The CSCRE is moving forward with plans to develop a CSCRE major, and we want to include students in the process. Envisioning the Major: Student Input Session will be your chance to share your opinions and ideas with the CSCRE faculty.  As Roots and Routes has taught us, students have been critical to challenging and changing the university.  As the CSCRE continues to grow, we firmly believe that student voices need to be heard and to look forward to this collaboration. 

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 All happening this weekend at Whalen: Concert in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., a faculty recital, and the annual concerto competition.

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Join Rabbi Emily Cohen and Ithaca College students for conversation and a live podcast recording of "Jew Too?" a podcast celebrating the growing diversity of the American Jewish family.

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Professor Jeffrey Holmes gave an invited talk at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology in St. Petersburg, Florida.  He was invited to speak based on his ongoing scholarly work pertaining to psychological myths.  His talk was entitled “Battling the Undead: The Perpetual Mythology of Education and Learning.”



Janet Galván, Professor of Music, conducted the inaugural concert of the Treble Choir at the Massachusetts Senior High School High School Music Festival on January 11, 2020.

This is one of her many career firsts, including conducting the first Eastern Division Women’s Honor Choir for the National Association for Music Education, conducting the first Eastern Division Women’s Honor Choir for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), conducting the first Women’s Honor Choir for the Connecticut Eastern Region Music Educators, conducting the first New Jersey Middle School Honor Choir for the New Jersey Music Educators, and conducting the first State Women’s Honor Choir for the Kansas ACDA,  among others. 

Submitted on behalf of the School of Music Dean's Search Committee Co-chairs:

On behalf of the Dean’s search committee for the School of Music, we would like to update the campus community on our progress. Our search firm, WittKieffer, has been hard at work recruiting a diverse pool of qualified candidates for our next dean.

The first round of review will take place in early February, with second round interviews in late February. We look forward to introducing you to our final candidates on campus the week of March 2.


Sara Haefeli
Associate Professor
Music Theory, History, and Composition

Baruch Whitehead
Associate Professor
Music Education

Submitted on behalf of Provost Cornish:  

Please save the date and time for the All-Faculty Meeting on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites.  Light refreshments will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. with the meeting beginning promptly at 12:10 p.m.   

The agenda will include an overview of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) data, the student experience update, and the relationship between NSSE data, the student experience and the classroom experience.  

We look forward to seeing you!

Arhlene Flowers, associate professor of Integrated Marketing Communications in the Department of Strategic Communication, publishes the article, "Learning about Diversity Worldwide: How a Social Media Writing Assignment Provides Students with Multicultural Perspectives," in Volume 6, Issue 1 of the Journal of Public Relations Education.

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La Cerise Noire - the new vaudeville!
January 31st - February 2nd - 8pm show
The Cherry Artspace

Advance ticket sales:
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Dr. Ellie Fitts Fulmer, Assistant Professor of Education, has published her research, “Reframing Resistance: Understanding White Teachers in Multicultural Education Through the Course Identities Approach.” It appears in the edited volume, Identity and Lifelong Learning in Higher Education published by IAP.

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 Do you want to enhance your Spanish fluency? If so, join the tertulias that are being held on Mondays, 5:30 to 6:30 pm and Tuesdays 12:10-1:00 pm. Both sessions meet in Job 209 (LCEC, Language Cultural Exchange Cooperative).

 Tertulias are informal meetings of people to talk about current affairs, arts, literature, etc. Our tertulias will be led by a native speaker of Spanish and are open to students and the IC community regardless of language proficiency.

 If you would like further information, please contact Gladys M. Varona-Lacey (  Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Tina Bennett ( or (607) 274 3106.




The IC Women of Distinction Awards will be presented during a ceremony on March 26, which is part of the IC Women Leaders Series that is hosted by the Office of Student Engagement. In 2019, Dr. Danette Johnson was recognized as the first IC Woman of Distinction for her outstanding achievement in her field and commitment to the local community. As a result of the positive feedback from the participants at that event, this will now be an annual award, and the nomination process and ceremony will be open to a wider audience.

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Contributed on behalf of Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost

Dr. Maria DiFrancesco is the new director of the Exploratory Program as of this Spring 2020 semester. Dr. DiFrancesco is Professor of Spanish in the School of Humanities and Sciences and a prolific scholar. Most recently Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Dr. DiFrancesco brings to the Exploratory Program an understanding of the first-generation experience, a commitment to liberal arts education at Ithaca College, and an enthusiasm for teaching and advising in support of student achievement.

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The Hammond Health Center will be closed from 8am until 1pm on Thursday January 23, 2020 for staff training

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 Anyone is welcome to join for silent and guided meditation from 12:00 - 12:30 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Muller Chapel Sanctuary. Cushions provided. Beginners welcome.

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Anyone is welcome to join for silent and guided meditation from 12:00 - 12:30 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Muller Chapel Sanctuary. Cushions provided. Beginners welcome.

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Congratulations to Dr. Margaret Shackell, Assistant Professor of Accounting, who recently published "Creating a Lean Environment" in Strategic Finance along with three coauthors. The article translates recent academic research finding that coupling Lean practices and decisions with Lean decision-support information provides even better results for a broader audience of financial professionals.



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On Saturday, February 1 at 7pm the Department of Theatre Arts senior class will present the 9th Annual “Wheels for Women” Benefit Cabaret. We hope you will come out for a wonderful evening of entertainment while helping to change women’s lives on the other side of the world.


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NEW! From the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Change- IPE Workshop Session Request form is Live 

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Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as we dedicate Hillel's pluralistic service to the values he taught. We will bring MLK's words into our service with A Capella song and readings.

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