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Go camping. Join a ropes course challenge. Enjoy local food. Volunteer in the community. These are just some of the things you could do do by participating in the Jumpstart program!

Jumpstart is a pre-semester program offered to incoming first-year and transfer students, giving them the opportunity to make early connections  on campus and beyond.

Each program has a different focus, and selected participants will join in activities and exercises designed around those themes. August 18–20, 2019

There is no cost for new first-year and transfer students to participate in this program, but there is a selection process. You can read about each program and then choose which one to apply to. 

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As an Apple Authorized Service Provider, the fixIT Shop can perform repair services for affected Apple Products. In most cases, these services can be performed free of charge by an Apple Certified Technician, right here on campus.

If you suspect you may be affected by one of these issues, beat the semester start-up rush and stop by the fixIT Shop today to receive a free 5-minute check up!  An active Ithaca College ID Card is required to receive service at the fixIT Shop.

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 The on-campus Food Pantry will be open this week on Tuesday July 9th 5-6pm and Tuesday July 12th 2-3:15pm . It will also be open next week Tuesday July 16th 5-6pm and Friday July 19th 2-3:15pm 

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Three English majors presented their H&S Summer Scholar work at the Children's Literature Association's annual conference in Indianapolis June 13-15.  The theme of this year's conference was "Empathy and Activism."


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On Wed 7/10, the sidewalk in front of the entrance to the Mail Center and the Center for Print Production will be closed for repairs (estimated 2+ weeks).

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Environmental Social Scientist, Pranietha Mudliar presented a paper on "A Power Analysis of Lake Victoria's Fisheries: Challenges to an Adaptive Governance Approach" at the XVII Biennial International Association of the Commons (IASC) Conference 'In Defense of the Commons: Challenges, Innovation, and Action' at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) in Lima, Peru held from July 1st-5th. 

 Members of the class of 2023 and transfer students are invited to participate in the Catholic Community's annual New Student Retreat taking place on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

Participants will meet new friends in the Catholic Community, get off campus and have fun at one of the state parks in Ithaca. 

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Due to many people taking a long holiday weekend we will not have summer softball on Friday, July 5, 2019.

Games for the summer campus community (everyone is welcome) will resume at 3:15 pm on Friday, July 12, 2019.

We hope you will find the following information helpful. It is a reminder of how to get in touch with our benefit plan providers via phone or website. We encourage you to contact our partners directly whenever you have a question about a claim, want to know more about the services they provide, need a new ID card, etc. 

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This is a follow-up to the Apple recall announcement recently posted by Environmental Health and Safety regarding a battery problem with a limited number of older MacBook Pros which could cause a potential safety risk.

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Many student organizations are in search of a new faculty/staff advisor.

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Dr. Figueroa presented paper titled “Bayard Rustin’s Quaker Heritage and the U.S. Labor, Civil and Gay Rights Movements” as part of his continuous book project Bayard Rustin: The Pragmatic Quaker at the Quaker Studies open-themed conference that was held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Quaker Studies Research Association (QSRA) and twenty years of the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies (CRQS) at Woodbrooke, Birmingham, UK.  

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Many student organizations are in search of a new faculty/staff advisor.

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The Hartford provides expert support to help benefit-eligible employees or their loved ones cope with the emotional, financial, and legal issues that arise after a loss. This also includes 24/7-unlimited phone contact with professionals, as well as five face-to-face sessions that help with topics such as grief and loss, job pressures, stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship/marital conflicts. Beneficiary Assist is included with our Life and Accident coverages. Learn More About Beneficiary Assist

Apple Recalls Laptop Computers

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Apple Recalls 15-Inch MacBook Pro Laptop Computers Due to Fire Hazard

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There are still spots open for our 2019 FIRST-Look Pre-Orientation Program.

Interested in participating?
The priority deadline for application submissions is Monday, July 12th
Students will be notified of their status via email on, Friday July 26th.  

Click here the application and more details!

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Katarzyna Pasternak, a PhD student in Psychology from John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Poland, is visiting Ithaca College to conduct research for part of her dissertation.  Her research examines cross cultural aspects of the relationship between imagination and meaning in life.

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The Astrophysical Journal has published a recent study of planet formation led by Luke Keller, Dana Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, in collaboration with an international team of astronomers including seven IC alumni. 

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Professor Matt Thomas received this NSF grant in collaboration with researchers at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and at the The Ohio State University to empower faculty to run online learning experiences.

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During this time period, no parking permits will be required to park on campus.  Green, Red and Blue parking lot designations will not be enforced.

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