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Challenge Workforce Solutions is teaming up with Cornell’s Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability to organize The Right Talent, Right Now—a free disability employment summit for employers and educators in the Ithaca area and beyond.

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Is there a book that changed your life, or represented YOUR experience, or meant a lot to you? Odds are, it's probably been banned or challenged. From 9 am - 1 pm on Thursday September 26, we're providing postcards, computers, and addresses for authors whose work has frequently been banned, such as:

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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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Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and Opera Ithaca will perform La Bohème, with the Ithaca College Choir

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STUDY IN BELIZE THIS JANUARY!  Explore Mayan Ruins, canoe down lush rivers looking for jaguar tracks, feel your way through the underworld of Mayan caves, snorkel the Belize Barrier reef, stay with a Belizean family.   Belize is considered Nature’s Best Kept Secret.  We will actively and adventurously  explore that secret through the lens of human impact and environmental conservation. 

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Contributed on behalf of Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Maria DiFrancesco as the next Director of the Exploratory Program, effective on January 1st, 2020.  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 student experience, a commitment to liberal arts education at Ithaca College, and an enthusiasm for teaching and advising in support of student success.

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Contributed on behalf of Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost

Are you looking for a unique and 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.

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Registration is currently open for the Fall offering of the R.A.D. self-defense course for women. Spaces still remain available for this class, which will be conducted in four 3-hour sessions on Tuesday evenings during October from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  This course is open to any student, faculty or staff member who identifies as female.

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Pump up the tires on your favorite bicycle and roll out to Ithaca College on Friday, September 27, for our first-ever Bike to IC Day!

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Professor Robert Flowers will present 
Unraveling the Mechanism of Electron Transfer from Samarium(II)-Water Complexes

Tuesday, September 24th 12:10 pm in CNS 333
Pizza and Beverages Provided

Students are also invited to meet informally with the speaker at 4pm in the CNS 3rd floor Atrium.

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Adobe has changed their licensing model so that starting on September 27, 2019 all Adobe applications will only be available through the Adobe Creative Cloud service which will require individuals to log into Adobe with their Netpass username and password.  Under the new licensing model Adobe applications will continue to be available for use on college computers deployed to individuals and in the campus labs and classrooms.

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Due to overwhelming demand we are extending tickets sales for the Cortaca Jug game. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the A&E Center on Wednesday, September 25 from 8am-3pm.

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Tuesday, September 17
12.00pm – 1.00pm
Wednesday, September 25
12.00pm – 1.00pm

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Join alumni, faculty, staff, and students for opportunities to build professional networks, conduct informational interviews, engage in panel discussions, sit for professional headshots, attend alumni presentations, and get career advice from industry professionals. 


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The Office of the Provost is hosting informal “Updates from the Office of the Provost” open house meetings for any interested faculty, staff, and students. These gatherings will serve as an opportunity for updates and conversations related to initiatives in Academic Affairs, and our first monthly gathering will be Tuesday, September 24th, from 12:10 to 1:00 in Room 208 of the Center for Health Sciences

For a portion of this meeting, the Provost has invited Ian Moore, Manager of Student Accessibility Services, to share information about modified attendance plans. 

The meetings are open to all, and we hope you will feel free to join us if you can. Thank you to the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for offering space.

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 The Office of the Provost invites you to consider making nominations for honorary degrees.  Nominations must be received by completing the Honorary Degree Nomination Form available on the Provost website – Honorary Degree Nomination Form.  Rationale and supporting data are expected at the time of nomination, and the nomination form must be filled out completely.


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Chrissy Guest, Assistant Professor, Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies receives the University Film and Video Association’s 2019 Teaching Award. The award presentation took place during a red-carpet event on Friday, August 2nd during the UFVA annual conference.


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This fall, we will officially launch the college’s strategic plan, Ithaca Forever. To mark this momentous occasion, we are inviting our entire community -- our faculty, staff, students, and IC trustees and alumni, along with our Ithaca-area community partners -- to a celebration kicking off this new phase in the life of the college.

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Jamila Michener, PhD will speak on Health Equity and Democracy on Monday, Oct . 7 at 7pm in Textor 101.

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