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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Faculty Development Committee seek nominations for Ithaca College’s annual Faculty Excellence Awards. We will offer six, $1,500 awards and welcome ALL faculty nominations. The deadline for all supporting materials is Sunday, March 8th, 2020.

Please refer to the Center For Faculty Excellence website for more information on submission requirements and how to submit via the FEA Submission Site.

What you should know before leaving campus:

As you prepare to depart campus for spring break, we wanted to share information that you might find helpful regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on the Ithaca College community.

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 As you’re heading home soon for Spring Break, make sure to talk with your family about the importance of completing the 2020 Census.  Remind them that you will be counted where you live most of the year which is in Tompkins County.  Families should record all those who are living in their household on April 1 on their Census Form. 

College students should be counted where they are living the majority of the year or where they are living on April 1 – the official Census count day. 

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Your responses to the 2020 Census are protected by Federal Law and responses are used only to produce statistical information. 

Individual responses are protected by Federal Law (Title 13).  Personal information collected by the Census Bureau cannot by shared with any government agency or court.  Census bureau employees are sworn to protect confidentiality for life.  

Violating Title 13 is a federal crime with severe penalties, including a federal prison sentence of up to five years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. 

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Please note that the All-Staff Meeting originally scheduled for March 6, 2020 has been POSTPONED until Wednesday, March 25 from 9:00-10:30am in Emerson Suites.  

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 Get Reminders and Updates on Registrar related issues on your Phone!


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The Information Security and Public Safety teams ask you to please watch out for email phishing scams asking you for a favor or for your cell phone number. Generally, these messages come from Gmail or other external addresses created in the name of someone at IC that you know. They’ll start by asking you for a quick favor or for your cell number, and after a couple email or text messages back and forth they’ll ask you to purchase gift cards and send them the codes on the back.

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Submitted on behalf of the School of Music Dean’s Search Co-Chairs, Sara Haefeli and Baruch Whitehead:

The forth candidate for the School of Music Dean’s Search will be on campus Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6.

The campus community is invited to the Open Session for Candidate #4:

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On Thursday March 19th at 9 AM in the Clark lounge author and associate professor of comparative race and ethnicity studies at Ithaca College's Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, Paula Ioanide, PHD will lead a discussion on how unconcious bias sometimes produces unintended adverse effects through technology.  The presentation will offer current research on the role of unconcious bias in developing technology platforms and what we can do about it.  

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The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Park Center for Independent Media host Pakistani-American, Misha Euceph, producer and host of “Tell Them, I Am” a podcast about, "the small moments that define who we are and who we are not. The stories are universal. The voices are all Muslim." The LA Times called it “quietly revolutionary,” the New York Times said it was “hypnotic listening,” and was voted one of TIME’s 10 best podcasts of 2019.

March 24, 2020 | Emerson Suites
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Want to show appreciation to your friends? Stop by the Campus Center Lobby (next to the info desk) today (Wednesday) & Thursday from 11 am - 4 pm. Spread positivity around campus by leaving a note and making a candy gram!

Spring Break Parking Rules

Contributed by Amy Shippos on 03/04/20 

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During Spring Break 3/9 thru 3/13 the following rules will be in effect.

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Dr. Smith’s talk was titled “Double networks and gastropod glue: Unlocking the potential of adhesive gels”. The Adhesion Society brings together researchers from academic and industrial labs from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the field. Dr. Smith presented recent work from his lab on an unusual biological glue produced by a terrestrial slug. His research demonstrated the toughening mechanism of the glue, and provided detailed evidence identifying the chemical interactions that cause it to set into a firm adhesive. Adhesive gels are becoming widely recognized for their potential as an alternative to stitches, and the double network mechanism is a major advance in making gels that are sufficiently tough for this role. Dr. Smith’s work was the first to demonstrate that a biological material uses the double network mechanism to achieve toughness. This work has inspired the development of a novel biomedical adhesive.


Are you passionate about technology? We are looking for a student speaker from each school to speak on a panel at Ed Tech Day. Each panelist will speak about how technology is used in their respective school or industry.

Ed Tech Day will be held March 19th, 2020 throughout Campus Center. The student panel will be held from 12:10 to 1pm in the Taughannock Falls Meeting room and will be moderated by Professor Ed Schneider.

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Despite the start of spring break on campus, the Ithaca College Athletics Department will host home competitions this Friday and Saturday, March 6-7. 

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The We Tell: Fifty Years of Participatory Community Media national touring exhibition recently had a five-day run at Anthology Film Archives in New York City from December 12-17, 2019.  All six programs in the exhibition were screened with invited featured makers. 


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New Student & Transition Programs was honored this weekend at the NODA Regional Conference for an "Innovative Program Award" for the Fall Orientation 2019 Program We Are IC.

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 Jack Bryant, Associate Professor/Program Director, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies (committee co-chair)

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The Campus Managed Print (CMP) Work Group will be conducting an assessment of all networked printers and multi-functional printers/copiers across campus on March 5th and 6th, 2020 from approximately 8:30am to 4:30pm each day. This inventory audit is being accomplished to verify the total number of printers and multi-functional printers/copiers on campus. Two teams of staff will be going from building-to-building and floor-to-floor to conduct this audit.

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 Michael Caporizzo, Assistant Professor, Sound Recording Technology/ Performance Studies 

Becca Emery, Class of 2022, Music Education, Voice

Sara Haefeli, Associate Professor, Music Theory, History, and Composition (committee co-chair)

Becky Jordan, Manager, Music Ensemble and Kinyon Music Education Collections

Wren Murray, Class of 2020, Music, Instrumental

Melanie Stein, Dean, School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S)

Gretchen Van Valen, Associate Director, Constituent Relations

Ivy Walz, Associate Professor of Voice/Performance Studies

Catherine Weidner, Professor and Chair, Theatre Arts

Baruch Whitehead, Associate Professor, Music Education (committee co-chair)

Ian Woods, Associate Professor, Biology

Daniel Yapp, Class of 2020, Jazz Studies, Instrumental

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