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MLK Week 2020!

Contributed by Omega Hollies on 01/24/20 

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 This year's week is centered around the quote "A time comes when silence is betrayal." 

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Want to study abroad? Not sure how it all works? Don't know what your options are?  We can help you figure it out.  Come to one of our upcoming info sessions and get the information you need to make it happen!

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On Sunday, February 2nd at 3:00 PM in the Presser Room of the Whalen Center a panel discussion featuring three notable authors Eva Fogelman, Roald Hoffmann and Dan Schwarz will explore why some bystanders in the midst of the Holocaust were compelled to risk their lives and resist a state-sponsored genocide. The panel will also examine what role conscience and moral courage play in confronting hate today. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception. 

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Are you looking to do something exciting this summer? Consider one of IC's options for summer study abroad! In 2020, we'll be offering a variety of different types of programs in countries across the globe. Short-term study abroad is a great way to expand your horizons and satisfy degree requirements without missing a full semester on campus!  Come to a Summer Study abroad info session for an overview of available opportunities:
- Tuesday January 28, 12:10-1:00 pm, Textor 103
- Monday February 3, 6:00-7:00 pm, Textor 103

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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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Are you looking for a rewarding internship experience?  Interested in spending a semester living, interning, and studying in New York City?  Information sessions are happening soon for this exciting study away opportunity. The semester-long ICNYC program is open to select majors from all five schools.

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The on-campus Food Pantry will be open this week on Tuesday January 21st from 6-7 pm and Friday January 24th from 4-5:30pm. Spring semester hours will be every Tuesday from 6-7 pm and every Friday from 4-5:30 pm.   

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The Pantry is located in the DeMotte Room (you can enter by going down the stairs to the left of the information desk in Phillips Hall or by using the back entrance to Phillips Hall closest to the upper quads and near the stairs that go up to the academic quad). The Pantry is open to any and all members of the IC community. There are no qualifications for this program. 

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 Every 10 years, our government is required to conduct a census or count of the population of the country.  It is mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution and has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. 

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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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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:
Facebook Event:

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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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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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