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Starting August 3rd, Sakai will be protected by Duo. Your login process will remain the same other than the addition of a Duo prompt similar to those on Banner, Office 365, and the HR system. Sakai guest accounts are unaffected by this change. More information about Duo is available at

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Starting August 11th, all access to Parnassus will require first connecting to our Global Protect virtual private network (VPN). This includes access from both on and off campus, but it only affects Parnassus (our old HR/Finance system). Access to the the new Finance and HR Cloud system is unaffected. Only a small number of people still have need to access Parnassus.

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The Fantasyland Project, a collaborative dance film between the NYC-based nonprofit Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company and fourteen IC students, premieres Friday, July 31, 7pm EST on Zoom. The project investigates the notion of fantasy through a range of lenses. Enjoy the 50-second Trailer!

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IC Soul

Contributed by Hierald Osorto on 07/29/20 

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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. 

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

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IC Soul: Purpose

Contributed by Hierald Osorto on 07/29/20 

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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. 

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

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Join other IC staff for a break and informal conversation.  Invite a colleague!  We'll meet from 11am-11:30am TODAY. 

Our theme for this week is pets, but we can chat about anything.  Feel free to pop in for 1 minute or 30, or at any point in the half hour. 

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On Sunday, June 7th, 2020, Dr. Janet Galván was a panelist for the Pennsylvania American Choral Directors Association’s first webinar for the summer.  She was speaking about choral instruction and performance in a virtual paradigm. 



AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY, Virtual Cinema at Cinemapolis with Talkback Thursday July 30 6-7:15

Watch the film via Cinemapolis Virtual Cinema prior to the FLEFF talk back, available now for a small screening fee at

(NOTE: may be geofenced for New York state only; if so, find an art cinema in your state which might be running it) 


FLEFF co-directors, Dr. Patricia Zimmerman and Dr. Thomas Shevory, will be joined by Dr. Leah Shafer (Media  and Society, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) and  Dr. Zhang Zhen (Cinema Studies and Director, Asian Film and Media Initiative, New York University) for an open discussion forum of this compelling new documentary.

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After careful consideration and a deep-dive evaluation of the newest release of Sakai (20), while also recognizing the overwhelming changes that faculty and students are experiencing as a part of the upcoming academic year, the Information Technology team has decided not to upgrade to a more current version of Sakai at this time.  

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Join the Park Center for Independent Media on Wednesday, July 29 for a webinar on the media environment amid the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing protests against racial injustice. Our speakers will review the coverage of pandemic and protests by the mainstream media and discuss if recent reporting on racial justice protests represents a shift from the traditional underplaying of race in police stories. The webinar will also explore how the pandemic is affecting independent media outlets and what should we expect in the future.

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 The First Year Organization Fair is happening online this year during orientation on August 12 from 8 pm - 10 pm. 

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Stephen Tropiano, professor of screen studies and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, appears in a recent episode of AUTOPSY: THE LAST HOURS OF GILDA RADNER currently airing on Reelz television network. 


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New Student and Transition Programs will be hosting a Transfer Orientation Virtual Lunch Social this Summer to give incoming transfer students an opportunity to meet IC staff, faculty, and fellow peers. The mingle will take place on Monday, August 17th from 1-2pm via Zoom!

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Margaret Shackell (Accounting) won two prestigious Lybrand Awards for Strategic Finance and Management Accounting Quarterly. She won Silver Medal for her manuscript, “Talk May be Cheap, but it Works: Supplement Quantitative Performance Measures with Narrative Reporting,” co-authored with Jeremiah Bentley, Conner Blake, and Pamela Trafford.

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Who’s up for connecting through creativity?  (Crowd cheers)  

Staff Council’s Employee Engagement Committee invites all staff to participate in the Haiku Project. 

Haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry - a 17 syllable poem written in three lines*. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables. While haiku have traditionally been written with a focus on nature, it’s certainly not a requirement. *(The 5-7-5 style is one variation that is commonly used in English haiku)

Here’s an (ancient) example:

Face frozen on Zoom.

Zoom is frozen on my face.

Mother Nature laughs.

Click link to complete form and submit poem at: MY HAIKU  Deadline: September 25th, 2020.

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

To register:


Bruce Clarke '67, Georgetown Prison Scholars Program

Dr. Paula Ioanide, Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity

Elias Beltran, PHD Student/Writing Fellow, Cornell University

Moderated by Dr. Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Professor, Economics

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

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The First-Gen Center at Ithaca College is compiling an online recognition and celebration for our graduating First-Generation college students.

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Stephen Sweet, Dana Professor of Sociology, published a fourth edition of Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy, an exploration of the American workplace in the larger context of an integrated global economy.  

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





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The Center for Civic Engagement is thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Jesch has joined our team as an AmeriCorps/Campus Compact VISTA. Elizabeth is an Ithaca native and recent IC graduate (’20), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health.

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