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t’s sometimes hard to believe that a single effort can make a difference - but it does. Given the challenges our community faces, we ask that you consider joining the thousands of others who have chosen to LIVE UNITED and support the Ithaca College United Way Campaign. No matter how we choose to give, how much or how little we give — it all counts. 

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As a reminder, the College is closed for Winter Break beginning on December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019. The College will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. 

The Holiday Calendar can be found by clicking here and more information regarding holiday time can be found in the policy manual here:

Want to learn about LANGUAGE? How it works? How we use it? How it intersects with culture, society, science, and the mind? Sign up now for Intro to Linguistics (LNGS 23200) for winter session 2019. This course also counts as Humanities course for Identities and World of Systems in the ICC. 

This is a flexible, work-at-your-own-pace course that you can take from anywhere. 

Email for questions. 


To the campus community,

We became aware today of a recent social media post by an Ithaca College student that contains an abhorrent racial slur. The college strongly condemns such language as antithetical to our values, and we understand the hurt that our community has experienced as a result of it. Such incidents are a reminder that we can never become complacent, and that education is a constant and ongoing necessity when striving to make our campus a place where respect for all people is truly our community’s standard. 

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Please join us for the final Provost’s Colloquium of the Fall Semester. It is a fine opportunity to hear great ideas from engaged and engaging scholars and to participate in an evening of our community’s shared intellectual life.

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The online submission process for faculty sponsors/students to submit student presentations for the 22nd Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on March 4, 2019.  Submissions will be accepted for presentations, performances, and displays. 

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This long treatment appears in the proceedings of an international Arts & Humanities conference in Hawaii--I'll present it in January. It covers a lot of contemporary cognitive studies on the topic, liberally referencing what classical philosophers have said about it, and it's also sprinkled with personal reflection. It first discusses social factors of happiness, such as money, marriage, children, etc., and then psychological factors, such as personal values and religious beliefs. Then it explores more philosophical issues, such as how best to define and measure happiness (should we conflate it with virtue, as classical philosophers do); what is its relationship to melancholy and to the perception of beauty; and, finally, is it something we should even try to pursue--is there any value in thinking of it as a goal, especially given that our cognitive habits make it so elusive.

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, Arzu Karaduman presented her paper, "Listen To Sleep to Dream on Cinema," at the XXIV International Film Studies Conference in Rome, Italy on November 22, 2018. This paper examined how an EarFilm with no visual content, To Sleep to Dream, creates an immersive visual spectacle through its soundtrack combining spatial audio, dramatic storytelling, and music.

Still Seeking Proctors For Final Exam Week.

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Rachel Paparone's article "A(r)cadie heureuse? Space, Place, and Engaged Pastoral in Zachary Richard's Feu" appears in the current issue of Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature. 

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Rachel Paparone (Assistant Professor of French) has co-edited a focus section for Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature (New Prairie Press). 

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 All are welcome to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mass will be celebrated on Sat. Dec. 8 at 4 PM in Muller Chapel. 

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Image Text MFA and Writing Department professor Catherine Taylor has a new essay on aging, dance, vitality, and collective action up at The essay is based on research done during her sabbatical leave and includes video clips and photos.

 Dr. Janet Galvan, Director of Choral Activities, was Artist in Residence at Punahou School in October. 

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Please join us for the final Provost’s Colloquium of the Fall Semester.   It is a fine opportunity to hear great ideas from engaged and engaging scholars and to participate in an evening of our community’s shared intellectual life.

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Student Affairs and Campus Life would like to invite the campus community to join us on December 12 from 2-3:30 in Clark Lounge for this important webinar.

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We are fortunate to live in an area that embodies an inviting sense of community. It is with this sense of community that Ithaca College kicks off our annual United Way Campaign. In keeping with the United Way mission of “improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities,” our goal this year is $32,000! These contributions will help improve the quality of life for individuals and families by providing our community with a wide breadth of support opportunities. As community members, we all see the impact when we pull together to support the needs of our local community whether it be in the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County or in other surrounding counties where we reside. Here is our chance to help.

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Jake Brenner (ENVS) co-authored a paper in Environmental Research Letters (open access) that documents the emergence of agricultural frontiers based on cannabis production. This is the most recent in a series of publications on the environmental impacts of the recent cannabis boom in northern California.   

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Items left over from the mobile food pantry:

  • Canned chicken, instant mashed potatoes, tomato sauce, fruit cocktail, canned vegetables, pasta, bread, rolls, ketchup, plain greek yogurt, orange juice, sour cream 

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Celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2018 graduates at a dessert reception on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites of Phillips Hall.

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our graduates along with their families and friends.  As part of the reception, a short program will begin at 2:30 p.m. which will include a welcome by President Shirley M. Collado; remarks by Vice President of the Senior Class, Olivia Corlett; an address by Dr. Steven Novakovic, Instructor of Finance and International Business, who was selected by our graduating students to speak; and concluding remarks by Erin M. DeMarco '01, a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.  We hope you can join us for this celebration.

Dorreen Hettich-Atkins, Co-chair, Commencement Committee

David Prunty, Co-chair, Commencement Committee

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