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 All students, faculty, staff and their families are welcome to celebrate Easter at Catholic Mass on Sunday, April 21 at 12 PM in Emerson Suites. 


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 Celebrate Easter with dinner taking place in the Circles Community Building on Sunday April 21 at 5:30 PM. 

The Catholic Community will purchase a ham for the event but could use some help with bringing additional food to the event. 

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Holy Week Schedule

Contributed by John Morton on 04/11/19 

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 The Catholic Community will be offering the following services during Holy Week this year: 

Palm Sunday- April 14 at 8 pm- Muller Chapel 

Holy Thursday- April 18 at 8 pm- Muller Chapel 

Good Friday- April 19 at 3 pm- Muller Chapel 

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 From April 15 - May 10, 2019 there will be variety of events on the Ithaca College campus with the theme of "mindfulness". All are welcome! Connect with nature during a guided woods walk, learn Qigong by the Muller Chapel pond, stretch your mind and body with a guided climb at the IC climbing wall. There are also guided meditation sessions, film screenings and other activities to help you relax, get centered, and cultivate calmness as the semester comes to an end.

For more information and a schedule of events go to IC MyMind on Facebook or contact Julia Lapp -

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Submitted on behalf of Sebastian Harenberg and Warren Calderone, Co-chairs, Research Council

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We are currently finishing the third week of the Annual Performance Review process and based on the recommended timeline*, employees should be finishing up completing tasks such as self-evaluations and supervisor feedback.

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Contamination of residential settings, military service, toxic tort and precedent setting laws are a central focus of a podcast series produced by journalism students in the Roy H Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.

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ICC Moving Forward

Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 04/11/19 

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ICC Program Review and Next Steps

The ICC Program Review Committee has finalized its report after receiving feedback on the draft recommendations from the campus community.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members and co-chairs of the ICC Program Review for their thorough and thoughtful work over the past year as they gathered information about the current state of the ICC and developed recommendations for how we might move forward with the program.  Their work over the past nine months has relied on engaging the campus community in multiple ways, including;

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As part of our ongoing Tensor Lecture Series, we will be visited by Dr. Evelyn Sander of the George Mason University Department of Mathematics. This talk will be accessible to a broad audience; all are welcome!

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 The Office of the President will be hosting next week's Diversity & Inclusion Discussion from Noon - 1:00 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge on Monday, April 15. 

The discussion will be led by Judith Pena-Shaff, and Roger "Doc" Richardson. 

The title: Diversity, Inclusion, and Creating Community: What does this mean for us at Ithaca College?

Summary: During this hour we will explore significant trends that are reshaping the 21st century college campus, the implications of these changes for us at Ithaca College, and how we build capacity for diversity the same way we built capacity for technology. We will end with a discussion on our responsibility in creating community. 

We hope that you will join us! 

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Dr. Janet Galván, (School of Music) recently conducted the Massachusetts Eastern Treble Choir in March, 2019.  Ithaca alumni Blake Siskavich and Heather Tryon managed the chorus of 100 singers.

Highlights of the next week below, full calendar here.

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Please note: The campus venue has changed from what is listed in the poster.

Eric Steinschneider
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy and Religion

Money, Monasteries, and Monism: Fashioning Hindu Selves in Colonial South India

7:00 p.m. April 17, 2019

Emerson Suite C, Ithaca College 
Campus Center

Open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

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Shortly after 5:00 on Wednesday, 4/10, a phishing email message was sent to numerous IC email accounts, purportedly from an IC student, with the subject “Dog sitter needed.” The message asked recipients to respond to a Gmail address if interested in a job which would supposedly pay a significant amount of money for dog sitting. IT quickly blocked communication between the IC email system and the phishing Gmail address, and identified and notified the people who may have responded to the message. 

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Cory Brown's new book of poems, Elisions, is his second from Cayuga Lake Books. About this volume, poet Sharon Dolin writes:

Modesty becomes a bravura performance in Cory Brown’s fourth book. From its title poem, Brown deftly sculpts his lines into almost imperceptible haiku stanzas, as the double meaning of “elision” as “absence” and “overlap” plays out over the course of the book. These poems bring to mind the folksy, meditative wisdom of an Ammons poem, where the natural world enters as lived experience and teacher. The haiku form is so malleable in Brown’s hands that he is capable of grappling with subjects as large as the meaning of life, time, death, even beauty and melancholia, as well as shaping it into more personal narratives. Elisions is a beautiful book in its depth and quiet majesty.

Dr. Howard K. Kalman, associate professor, Department of Strategic Communication has co-authored “Designing Effective Instruction” (8th ed.), a widely used graduate-level instructional design textbook.

The text includes an application example that is developed throughout the book using “think-aloud” commentary, which provides insight into the designer’s reasoning concerning instructional design decisions. The commentary helps novice designers avoid common errors. The text covers identifying instructional needs, writing objectives, designing instruction, evaluating program effectiveness, and managing and implementing instructional projects.

Educator and journalist Melissa Harris-Perry and City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick will both be awarded honorary Doctor of Letters degrees at Ithaca College’s 124th Commencement on Sunday, May 19. As previously announced, national higher education leader Mildred García will also be awarded an honorary doctorate and deliver the main address at the ceremony.

In recommending approval by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, President Shirley M. Collado called them a passionate and trailblazing group of nominees who have deeply impacted a wide range of fields.

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Michael Twomey (English / Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, Emeritus) has published the lead article in the Spring 2019 issue of Arthuriana, the journal of the International Arthurian Society's North American branch.

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 Congratulations to the following students who were inducted April 9 in Psi Chi, the international honor society in Psychology:

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Naeem Inayatullah’s participation at the annual conference of the International Studies Association included the following:

  • “Something Stuck in My Throat,” for the Town Hall Meeting for Academics Looking for Our “Other” Voices -- Writing Narrative Nonfiction, Academic Trade Books, and Other Creative, Interdisciplinary Works.
  • “Exploitation and the Appeals of Capitalism,” for the roundtable, Savage Economics, Raced Markets, and Anti-racist Material Futures.

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