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Congratulations to Ian Moore, M.S., who has been promoted to Manager of Student Accessibility Services.  He is taking over the role previously held by KellyAnn Robinson, who has accepted a position at Harvard.  We wish KellyAnn all the best in her new position.


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 Park Distinguished Visitor: JEFF ORLOWSKI

Thursday, September 12th EMERSON SUITES 7:30pm - 9pm

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Nizar Farsakh, Chair of the Board of the Museum of the Palestinian People and Ori Nir from American For Peace Now will be visiting Ithaca College to share their understanding of the origins and current state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a shared conversation on Tuesday, September 17th from 7 to 9 PM in Emerson Suites. 

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 Join us this Friday September 6th to celebrate the start of the semester and experience the studio art of this year’s Humanities and Sciences Summer Scholars at the Creative Space Gallery.

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In 1969, a collective composed primarily of student-of-color student activists agreed to end what remains to this day the longest continuous student strike in the history of the United States.  Enlivened, in a time of war and racial terror, by the idea that university resources could be repurposed toward the end of liberation, the strike’s culmination led to the official establishment of the first College of Ethnic Studies. 

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In light of a recent article in The Ithacan regarding a student-athlete who transferred to Ithaca College, I wanted to make sure that the campus community is aware of the high standards the college sets when it comes to compliance with NCAA Division III regulations.

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On Friday 9/6, the Phillips Hall Post Office's RETAIL POSTAL window will be temporarily closed due to limited staff. Postage sales will resume open opening (by 12:00pm).

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The Hartford offers a suite of online tools that can help guide benefit-eligible employees through important decisions before a loss, including detailed local funeral home price comparisons, 24/7 assistance with funeral planning, and the only nationwide database of funeral home prices.

After a loss, this service includes family advocacy and professional negotiation of funeral prices with local providers, which often results in significant financial savings. In addition, Express Pay is offered to expedite claims payments and deliver benefits in as little as 48 hours. Funeral Planning and Concierge Services is included with our life coverage.

The following systems will be unavailable for about 2 hours between 7-9am on Sunday, September 8th due to system maintenance.

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Mail Service Delays

Contributed by Peter Schlough on 09/05/19 

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Following the Labor Day Holiday, Mail Service is experiencing significant delays to our normal mail/package processing timetable.

Incoming deliveries are extremely high in volume, and exceed our daily processing capacity. Please allow an extra day or more as we work to catch up. EXPRESS/OVERNIGHT shipments are still expedited for same-day pickup.

Thank you for your patience.

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John Bader, Executive Director of the Fulbright Association, will be in Ithaca on September 16, and would like to have the opportunity to meet local alumni at a Happy Hour Mixer at The Boatyard Grill.

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Assistant Professor of Accounting Kari A. Smoker and Assistant Professors Alan Pogroszewski (Sports Management, St. John Fisher College) and Keith Donnelly (Accounting, SUNY Brockport) recently published a professional sports tax article titled, “The New Moneyball,” in the New York State Society of CPA’s online publication, “TaxStringer.”

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The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) held its third annual Leading with Love community event at Enfield Elementary School on Wednesday, September 4, marking the start of the 2019 – 2020 school year. 

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Park Distinguished Visitor: JEFF ORLOWSKI

Thursday, September 12th EMERSON SUITES 7:30pm - 9pm

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The Ithaca Police Department has reported that a shooting took place shortly before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, outside the Green St. Parking Garage adjacent to the downtown Ithaca Commons. They report that one individual was taken to a trauma center, and the suspect or suspects in the shooting are believed to be still at large.

Anyone who might have information on this incident should contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-3245.

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Politics professor, Asma Barlas, was part of a cohort of alumni of the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), University of Denver, Colorado, who were invited to team-teach an interterm course on the Impact of Race, Ethnicity and Culture on International Relations, from August 19-30. The course was offered partly in response to some alumni’s interest in diversifying the curriculum of GSIS, now the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The other alumni were Dr. Ahmed Samatar, James Wallace professor of International Studies and founding dean of Macalester’s Institute for Global Citizenship, and Dr. Cindy Courville, the first African-American ambassador of the US to the African Union. The course was organized by professor Edward Thomas Rowe, a former dean of GSIS.

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“The recent resignation of Governor Rosselló should be understood within the larger framework of a flawed US democratic state that continues its economic stranglehold over Puerto Rico.”

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Spend January in Belize!  Learn about the rainforests, reefs and ruins of Belize: Nature’s Best Kept Secret.  For more information, contact Susan Allen ( and/or see:

Applications Due by Sept 15. 

If you're interested in studying abroad or studying away, you don't want to miss the Fall 2019 Study Abroad Fair! The annual Fair is coming up on Thursday, September 26, and you'll find all the information you need to get your planning process underway. Come get excited about the many different possibilities for study abroad and study away!

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Join us this Friday September 6th 5-7pm to celebrate the start of the semester and experience the studio art of this year’s Humanities and Sciences Summer Scholars at the Creative Space Gallery.

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