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Dr. Zoe Shan Lin (History) has joined the “The Balzan Seminar on the Formation, Maintenance, and Failure of States in the Muslim World before 1800” as one of two faculty specializing in the non-Muslim world. 

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No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with Joseph Silino can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

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 Annette Levine's translations of Aída Bortnik's short stories have been published in the online journal, Latin American Literature Today (LALT).

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There's still time to take advantage of IC's unique summer course discount rate ($300 per credit)! 

Introduction to Linguistics (LNGS 23200) is your chance to learn about language while earning credits toward graduation.  This will be a synchronous online course from June 29-July 31. Email with any questions. 

Submitted on behalf of Beth Reynolds, Controller

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The IC Department of Athletics has announced the retirement of Jim Mullins (men's basketball), Bill Austin (men's and women's tennis), Paula Miller (women's swimming & diving) and Kathy Farley (administration). Along with the departures, Garret Eldridge (men's soccer), Sean Burton '09 (men's basketball), Chris Hayes '16 (men's and women's tennis) and Kevin Markwardt (men's and women's swimming & diving) have all been named head coaches over the past few months.

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Students in Public Relations Lab, a capstone course in Ithaca College’s Integrated Marketing Communications degree program, received a PRism Award in the Student Program Awards/Events & Observances category by the Public Relations Society of America’s Rochester Chapter. The PRism Awards were announced June 18, 2020 at a virtual ceremony. IMC students Caroline Anson, Chloe Landau, and Joey LoPiccolo helped coordinate, promote, and evaluate Wizarding Weekend, a festival for fans of magic and fantasy, held in downtown Ithaca from Oct. 26 to 27, 2019. This PR Lab course in fall 2019 was taught by Arhlene Flowers, associate professor, Integrated Marketing Communications, in the Department of Strategic Communication based in the Park School of Communications.

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At a moment when workplaces are struggling with how to unravel systemic racism and respond to COVID-19, diversity equity and inclusion professional Rhodes Perry is offering a free opportunity to build a greater sense of safety, trust, and belonging at work. 

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Dear Faculty and Staff:

Over the past several weeks, we have engaged with the campus community in a variety of settings to share the budget and fiscal realities that Ithaca College is facing in the coming year.

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At a moment when workplaces are struggling with how to unravel systemic racism and respond to COVID-19, diversity equity and inclusion professional Rhodes Perry is offering a free opportunity to build a greater sense of safety, trust, and belonging at work. 

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We know exactly what you're thinking! You're seeking additional opportunities to stare at your computer screen, hunched over your desk, amplifying your facial wrinkles, while chirping birds outside your window continue to perform rigorous daily activities that are so crucial to servicing ecosystem health. (Thank you birdies!)'re in luck!

Staff Council's IC Spirit Month Week 4 is virtually all virtual! View artwork by colleagues on Digital Commons.  Continue to share images or words about your outdoor activities on Facebook at: IC Spirit Month! Facebook page.  Interested in submitting artwork? Not on Facebook but want to contribute? Send inquiries to

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Join IC Staff Council’s Employee Engagement Committee in JUNE 2020 for a month of fun activities.  Get to know colleagues across campus and share what you’re doing. Each week, there has been a different focus and/or group of activities.  Week 4 is about showing we might be physically distanced, but there are plenty of ways we can enjoy each other's company virtually as part of the IC family. 

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Congratulations to this academic year's recipients:

  • Cassandra Crucetti, Biology; Psychology, Neuroscience & Chemistry minors ‘21
  •  Lily DiMartino, Biology; Anthropology minor ‘21


Both students wish to pursue their career goal as a medical doctor.  Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Kastenbaum, this award, among many other opportunities are made possible to all students with pre-health interests.

Thank you, Dr. Kastenbaum for your continued support. Again, congratulations, Cassandra and Lily!

Dear Faculty and Staff:

Recent events such as the killing of George Floyd and ensuing nationwide protests have once again raised issues of structural anti-Black racism to our national consciousness.  

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We are sorry to report that Art Williams, a long time employee for Ithaca College Mail Services passed away on June 8, 2020.

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We have been talking for months about the challenging year we were anticipating with regard to enrollment, knowing that shifts in demographics were already negatively affecting us (read “Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education,” a book by Nathan Grawe, for a detailed analysis). We also knew there was foundational work to be done, both within MES and across campus, work that significantly impacts enrollment. This includes but is not limited to examining our brand strategy and website, the academic programs we offer, our pricing and aid strategies, and the experiences of our current students.

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Black Fems United at Ithaca College will present a virtual cabaret to benefit The Doonie Fund, The Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative, and Women for Political Change Political Action Fund. Admission to the cabaret will be given with minimum donation of $5.00.

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Recruiting participants for a survey study on the effects of the a recent transition to remote working/working from home on sitting behaviors, physical activity levels and risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and back. Inclusion: 18 years of age or older, working at least 20 hours per week, and recently transitions to remote work at home due to the pandemic.

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Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado participated in a virtual forum held by the Chronicle of Higher Education on how to sustain the college business model in a global crisis on Monday, June 15.

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IC Soul: Freedom

Contributed by Hierald Osorto on 06/16/20 

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IC Soul: Freedom

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.

June 17, 2020 (Every Wednesday)
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM EST
Join us via zoom here
BYO Candle

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