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 Come hear an epic faculty recital, and the Fourth Annual Big Band Summit!



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New Chief of Staff Appointed

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Dear Campus Community,

I am thrilled to announce the appointment of my new chief of staff, Odalys M. Diaz Piñeiro, who currently serves as executive director of university advancement at the City University of New York (CUNY). Odalys will join our campus community on April 13, and will be an incredible contributor to my senior leadership team. As chief of staff, Odalys succeeds Melissa Daly, who left in December to serve as assistant vice provost at Emory University in Atlanta.

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CAPS will be continuing our Let's Talk service for the Spring 2020 semester with an additional location, the Fitness Center!  The Let's Talk service will restart the week of January 27, 2020.

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Have you always wanted to study in London? Don't miss your opportunity to spend this summer or fall at the Ithaca College London Center (ICLC). The Office of International Programs is now reviewing applications for Summer and Fall 2020. Application deadlines are:

  • Summer 2020: applications due February 15
  • Fall 2020: applications due March 1

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On Saturday, February 1 at 7pm the Department of Theatre Arts senior class will present the 9th Annual “Wheels for Women” Benefit Cabaret. We hope you will come out for a wonderful evening of entertainment while helping to change women’s lives on the other side of the world.

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ITHACA MUSIC FORUM presents "An Artist Talk with Composer Sarah Hennies." Join us for a talk with the internationally-renowned composer and percussionist Sarah Hennies. She will discuss her music that explores a persistent obsession with transfeminine identity and how she uses a vast spectrum of "queerness" as a frequent point of departure for her work. Friday, January 31 at 5PM in James J. Whalen Center 2105 (Iger Lecture Hall). This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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Ithaca College Environmental Health and Safety personnel will be conducting fire  evacuation drills for all campus owned and occupied buildings over the course of the next few weeks.  

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Dear Ithaca College Faculty, Staff and Students:

Due to the recent outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in Wuhan, in the Hubei Province of China, I wanted to reach out directly to keep you informed.

While we are not aware of anyone in our community having contracted this strain and believe the risk to our campus community to be low, Ithaca College is working with our campus partners (including Environmental Health and Safety) and local and state resources (Tompkins County Health Department and New York State Department of Health) to help protect the health of our community members.

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As we being transitioning from PeopleAdmin to ORC, we wanted to share the following information regarding faculty, staff, and student job postings: 

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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 gathering for the spring semester will be Wednesday, January 29th, from 12:00 to 12:50 in Clark Lounge of the Campus Center.  

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Historian Pearl Ponce’s chapter on the Mormons’ disunion from the United States has been collected in Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century.

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The All-College Gathering will be at the Campus Center, in Emerson Suites, from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m., on Tuesday, January 28.  You are welcome to arrive as early as 11:45 for light refreshments and an opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues.

There will be time for questions at the end of the meeting, which can be asked in person, either by writing your question down on a piece of paper or by using one of the provided microphones.

For those who cannot attend the gathering in person, it will be Livestreamed.

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Rainbow IC Lapel Pins are available for LGBTQ+ identifying staff and faculty members. Please fill out this form to request a pin and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Show your IC Pride and make yourself known to our campus community and prospective students in a subtle and stylish way.

Contact Luca Maurer via email at or by phone at (607) 274-7394 with any questions.

Rainbow IC Lapel Pins are available for LGBTQ+ identifying staff and faculty members. Please fill out this form to request a pin and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

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Submitted on behalf of the Roy H. Park School of Communications Dean Search Committee co-chairs:

The search for the next Dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications continues apace in partnership with the search firm WittKieffer. The committee wishes to take this opportunity to update the campus community on our work thus far and outline a broad timeline for the spring semester.

Initial interviews are scheduled for February with campus visits scheduled for mid-to-late March. The latter will include open meetings with the finalists and we very much look forward to inviting your interaction with those candidates at that stage.  

The committee are immensely grateful for the considerable interest in this search and the countless collegial contributions of members of the campus community.


Jack Bryant
Associate Professor
Writing for Film, Television, and Emerging Media

Andrew Utterson
Associate Professor
Screen Studies


Phishing messages may now be reported to IT’s Office of Information Security using the new “Report Message” button in Outlook’s Home or Message toolbars on Windows and macOS. This replaces our previous “Report as Phishing” add-in.

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Two Award Winning Films on Transgender Life in the 21st Century
Tangerine – Sun, Jan 26 at 2 pm
The Most Dangerous Year – Sun, Jan 26 at 4:30 pm

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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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