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Your 2018 plan year is coming to an end. And you may have funds left in your PayFlex Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA). If you don’t use up your money by December 31, 2018, you’ll lose it. 

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While tickets for the 2019 Cortaca Jug football game at MetLife Stadium will go on sale to the general public beginning this Saturday, Dec. 1, we want members of the campus community to know that tickets for students, staff, and faculty will be available for purchase early next fall. Those tickets will be priced at $15 each, and—unlike previous Cortaca Jug games—there will be no limit on the number of tickets an individual can buy.

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Contributed on behalf of Nancy Pringle, Executive Vice President and BOLD Program Lead

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It’s sometimes hard to believe that a single effort can make a difference - but it does. Given the challenges our community faces, we ask that you consider joining the thousands of others who have chosen to LIVE UNITED and support the Ithaca College United Way Campaign. No matter how we choose to give, how much or how little we give — it all counts. 

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Please join your colleagues from across campus to hear these stimulating talks as our Provost’s Post-Sabbatical Colloquium series continues. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in an evening of our community’s shared intellectual life.

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On November 1st, Ithaca College received official notice that the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies was awarded continuing accreditation for their Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Program until 2025 by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT). 

The Council approved the following commendations:

  • Department is to be commended for pursuing and maintaining academic excellence as evidenced by 27 years of accreditation.
  • Involvement in professional organizations and service is exceptional
  • The Program has gone above and beyond expectations by providing their students with unique learning opportunities that impact the learning experience.  Program has developed exceptional learning labs both on and off campus to enhance curricular needs.
  • Faculty have demonstrated a solid understanding of the assessment process and student learning outcomes

The program also received the Best of the Best award, recognizing their role in training highly effective professionals in the field of Therapeutic Recreation.

For the 2018 Day With(out) ArtVisual AIDS presents Alternate Endings, Activist Risings which will be shown as a looping video presentation on Friday Nov 30 from 1 - 3 pm, in the LGBT Resource Room. This hour-long video program will be screened internationally today and tomorrow at museums, art institutions, schools and AIDS organizations.

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS highlights the impact of art in AIDS activism and advocacy today by commissioning compelling short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY.

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We are excited to announce the winners of TIAA's Digital Challenge....

  • Ann Marie Adams - Strategic Communication
  • Nancy Pierce - Biology
  • Leah Richards - Advancement Services

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Lisa Farman, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, presented her research at the 43rd annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR), held in Chicago, November 16-17.  Dr. Farman's research paper was titled: Fake news, epistemic political efficacy, and the third-person effect. The abstract is included below:

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Michael P. Hoffmann, Cornell University

November 29

"Climate Change: It’s time to raise your voices!"

4:00 pm
CNS 112

All are welcome.

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It has been a busy few months for Dr. Evis Sammoutis, Assistant Professor, Music Composition  with a lot of news on several fronts.


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Are you exploring external research positions for summer? Chemistry & Biochemistry students will present on their summer research experiences across the country. Come learn about their exciting external research, their application process, and their experiences at other institutions. 


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Rebecca Lesses has recently presented a paper and published an article, each on an aspect of early Jewish mysticism.

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The Teaching & Learning with Technology team is providing multiple opportunities to collaborate with peers and learn from each other this semester through a variety of Learning Series sessions. See below for a detailed list of December TLT Learning Series events.  

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Chris Holmes, Associate Professor of English, was invited to present a lecture on the work of Kazuo Ishiguro at the University of Pennsylvania on November 14th.  The title of his talk was “Ishiguro: Genre Monster."

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Jennifer Germann (Art History) presented new research at the Sixth Feminist Art History Conference at American University.

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Are you planning to submit an IRB application in January or February? Join us for a November workshop that will explain upcoming changes to the IRB process and prepare you for proposal submissions.


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Please join us!

Tuesday November 27th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

Handwerker Gallery

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Join us for a compelling look behind the scenes of our current exhibition, HUMAN NATURE, where faculty artist Carla Stetson will share her research and process in preparation for creating her work on display at the Handwerker Gallery.

December 6, 6 p.m.: Artist Talk

Handwerker Gallery 

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