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Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, presented an invited lecture at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Experimental Ethnography on November 15.

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Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District, will present on the topic of "K-12 Students of Today, Implications for Us Tomorrow."  

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WHERE THE GUNS GO: U.S. Policy and Human Rights in Mexico.

Film and Discussion on Human Rights Day

DEC 10th, 2018 6:00-7:30 pm TEXTOR 101

Open to the Public; everyone welcome.

An in-depth documentary on U.S. arms transfers to Mexico in a context of deepened corruption and human rights violations. The so-called Drug War serves make legal the killing and repression of people: the United States provides the weapons, while Mexico provides the people killed and disappeared, including in Ayotzinapa. This documentary brings together the testimonies of human rights activists, journalists, and people in Mexico directly affected by the violence carried by both government forces and organized crime in Mexico, with U.S. support.

Discussion to follow the 26 min. film; Daniela Rivero (IC ’21) and Prof. Ute Ritz-Deutch (SUNY-Cortland; TC3; Amnesty International- Local Group 73) will lead discussion about Human Rights and arms transfers to Mexico.

Sponsored by Politics Dept. and Latin American Studies at Ithaca College; and by the T.C. Immigrant Rights Coalition.


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Ithaca College Circle K and Books Thru Bars are hosting a gift sale with local business One World Market! One World Market is a store located downtown in The Commons. They are a non-profit organization that pride themselves on their commitment to fair trade goods and living wages for both their artists and employees. At the sale you can expect to see items made from all across the globe. Jewelry, backpacks, chocolate bars, notebooks, and clothing items including hats, scarves, gloves and more will be available for purchase. The sale will take place on Monday December 3rd, Wednesday December 5th, and Monday December 10th in the North Foyer of Campus Center. We will be there from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. each day. Stop by and get some holiday shopping done! 

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Support first-year students in the ICSM program by attending the Second Annual Ithaca Seminar Symposium between Noon and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Emerson Suites. Nearly 400 students will present traditional poster sessions, give individual readings, and share group/individual presentations.

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 Need something packed by the experts?

This holiday season, the Phillips Hall Post Office is piloting an enhanced packaging service to make your life easier.

  • Just $5 per package
  • If you are a student, pay only $3 per package (a 40% savings with your Ithaca College student ID)

We can prepare your parcel with all the necessary packaging (mailer, box, padding, etc). Best of all, we strive to keep it green! We reuse packaging before it gets sent to recycling, and use new materials when your shipment won’t fit what we have. (While supplies last; some restrictions may apply).

 Postage charges are not included, and will be calculated separately, but you can pay for everything at once.

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Turnbull (Computer Science) recently published the following paper: 

SLIONS: A Karaoke Application to Enhance Foreign Language Learning
Dania Murad, Riwu Wang, Douglas Turnbull, Ye Wang
ACM Multimedia (ACM MM ’18)
Seoul, Korea, October 2018

This paper explores the use of a novel mobile karaoke app as a tool to help students learn foreign languages. Prof. Turnbull worked with collaborators on this project while on sabbatical at the National University of Singapore. ACM Multimedia is a highly-competitive conference with only 8% of submitted manuscripts being accepted for oral presentation.  

The SLIONS app is available in both the Apple iTunes Store and the Google Play Store. 

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The Sea Education Association (SEA) has an international reputation for creating powerful learning experiences in semester-long programs that involve conducting scientific research while sailing tall ships. Rowland and Kitchner-Meyer studied to what extent, how and why these experiences occur through interviews, extant data analysis, and participant observation of the SEA Semester program Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. Themes consistent with past studies of powerful learning emerged, for example, authenticity, openness, relationships with others, and intense engagement, while outcomes continued to be highly individual. Relationships among these themes point toward complexity, design, and systemic design and suggest seeds of a theory of powerful learning systems.

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The Office of Human Resources is announcing author Howard Ross as our next Engaging Communities presenter on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 9am.  

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A scheduled system update at CFCU will cause the branch located on the third floor in Campus Center to be closed during the morning of Monday, December 3, 2018.

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Ithaca College is closed for Winter Break beginning on December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019. The College will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. 

As a reminder the Holiday Calendar can be found by clicking here and more information regarding holiday time can be found in the policy manual here:

Ithaca College is reaching out to all faculty and staff members to consider making a donation to The United Way. A gift in any amount is greatly appreciated and remember, payroll deduction makes giving easier by spreading your contribution across the year.

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Join us for an evening with Sara Bawany, a social worker and a poet with a passion for bringing some of the most-taboo issues in South Asian and Muslim communities to light.  

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Join the Imagining Ithaca steering committee and co-chairs to hear about progress on the development of the strategic planning process!

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Iron Chef Latke Edition

Contributed by Austin Reid on 11/28/18 

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Bring your friends and appetite to Terrace Dinning Hall next Tuesday and help determine the winner of this year's Latke Cook Off!  

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Please join William Guerrero, Vice President of Finance and Administration on Wednesday December 12th from 9:00am – 10:00am in Klingenstein Lounge in the Campus Center for the next Infinity Presentation. In addition to division updates, the special agenda topic will include an enlightening presentation about IC’s snow storm readiness and information about increased phishing attacks.

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Join the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life for a conversation with Dr. Gregory Cuéllar and Nohemi Cuéllar, founders of Arte de Lágrimas: Refugee Artwork Project.

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Please join the BOLD Scholars for their second Engaging Mental Health in People of Color (EMPOC) event of the year — Restorative Healing: Self-Care for POC. 

At this event, attendees will be able to engage with the idea that self-care is more than bubble baths and face masks for POC — it is a revolutionary act. There will be an interactive Q&A session with Rita Bunatal, Ithaca alumna and founder of Malaika Apparel. The discussion will focus on what authentic self-care means and how people of color can practice it effectively.

All are welcome to attend and participate in these important conversations.

The event will be held at 4 p.m., Nov. 30 in the Peggy Ryan Williams lobby. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided, and a raffle will be held. Follow us on Instagram @icboldwomen for updates and more information.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the BOLD scholars at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Please join us in welcoming Dr. Martineau as he shares his exploration of how indigenous resistances to colonialism and neoliberal capitalism have changed under globalization.  His research pursues new pathways in indigenous resurgence through the creative arts.

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HPPE student, Madeline Horowitz, was awarded the Jay B. Nash Outstanding Major Award at the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference recently (November 14-17, 2018).


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