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Camelot at Triphammer Arts

Contributed by Scott Stull on 08/03/17 

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Chivalry, passion, and betrayal! The timeless tale of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table, set against a backdrop of lush green fields and Cayuga Lake at sunset, and featuring the classic Broadway songs, “If ever I would leave you,” “The lusty month of May,” and - of course - “Camelot!”

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Faculty members play an important role in the lives of students that extends beyond the teaching of course material. The staff of IC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes faculty’s potential to influence student’s attitudes about mental health care. We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly. Therefore, we invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or report your concerns via ICare Team.

In an effort to prevent potential negative outcome of students in distress, the following statement was generated as a guide for faculty to consider guiding discussions about faculty response to mental health crisis or for including in their syllabus in the future:

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In order to perform critical corrective maintenance that will help address recent problems, the Mentor file server will be unavailable from 6am-10am on Saturday, August 5th.

Information Technology Service Desk
104 Job Hall

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs will be offering students a trip to work with the Mid Atlantic Border Collie Rescue Center during fall break, and we need an adviser to accompany them on the trip!

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) would like to congratulate Theresa Johnson on her new position as Director of Student Engagement at American International College in Springfield, MA! 


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IT@IC August Update

Contributed by David Weil on 08/01/17 

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Welcome to our monthly IT@IC update.  Each month we will bring you highlights of efforts that we are working on related to the IT services for the campus community.  Let’s get started.

Please watch for our special academic year startup issue coming in mid-August.


  1. IT Strategic Plan Update
  2. Don’t be fooled by email scams!
  3. EDUCAUSE Membership
  4. Teaching and Learning with Technology Updates for Fall
  5. Screensaver timeouts are now 30 minutes
  6. Worthwhile Reading: The “Next” Next Generation Digital Learning Environment
  7. The Last Bit

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The following message is being provided on behalf of Ernie McClatchie, Director of Maintenance, Grounds and Transportation:

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fixIT Shop Modified Hours for the Week of 7/31 – 8/4

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, published a dossier in the July 2017 online issue of media arts journal Afterimage entitled “Collaborative Documentary Practice:  Histories, Theories, Practices.” 

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Outcome of the inter-professional Tots-on-Bots program. 

Larin, H., Conmy, K. Schulte, N., Belen, S., Stansfield, S., Dennis, C., Rader, N., Pena-Shaff, J. Infant Postural Control in Sitting Associated with Self-Initiated Robotic Mobility Experience: Preliminary Findings. Poster. World Confederation for Physical Therapists (WCPT). Cape Town, South Africa. July, 2017.

Pearl Ponce (History) presented a paper at a Union/Disunion Conference organized by Plymouth University.

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 Don’t forget that Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) will be providing faculty development opportunities prior to classroom use in the fall.

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Many departments are currently making arrangements for staffing for Fall opening. Some offices will need to bring their student staff back early to support opening operations.  Please review our fall early arrival information online as you plan for Fall 2017.

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Engaging Communities 2017

Contributed by Jane Ray on 07/27/17 

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The 8th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum author of the National Bestselling book Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, taught a three week long seminar on Muslim women's rights and Islamic feminism in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July as part of an advanced study program at the New York Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture.

NYI is housed in St. Petersburg University and is a collaboration with the State University of New York (SUNY, Stony Brook). Since its inception in 2003, more than 1,000 students from 40 countries and over 50 Russian Federation cities have attended the Institute:


It is with mixed emotion that I share the departure of our colleague Eric Weinhold from Ithaca College. On August 1st, Eric will be joining Wheaton College, Norton, MA as the Director of International Recruitment. Eric has been a member of the IC community since 2015.

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The following message is being posted on behalf of Ernie McClatchie, Director of Maintenance, Grounds and Transportation:

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 27, 2017, and the Office of Alumni Relations hopes you can help give them a warm welcome to the Ithaca College community!

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to assist with this year’s move-in day. Whether carrying boxes or answering questions, your presence that day will make a significant impression on our newest students and their families, who tell us year after year about what a positive impact our volunteers have on their move-in experience.


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 Have you ever wondered about the religiosity of Ned Flanders, the feminist sensibilities of Lisa Simpson, and the national identity of Apu Nahaspeemapetilon?  

Are these animated characters, among others, really sites of struggle among political, economic, and social forces?

Register today for Communication, Culture and Rhetoric offered online during Summer Session I (May 30-June 30) and learn how analyzing these questions and more can lead to a better understanding of popular culture and how it can affect one’s sense of self.

This web/online course investigates the rhetorical dimensions of the longest-running sitcom in America, The Simpsons. Students will learn how signs and symbols influence us through a process called rhetoric.

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This informal conversation is a chance to get to know the two honorary degree recipients who will be part of the Sunday Commencement program.

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