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The Model Minority Myth

Contributed by Elijah Davis on 09/25/11 

Whether a form of praise or criticism, the label simply reduces down the entire Asian American population to a simple generalization. Yet unlike derogatory and often openly racist labels assigned to other groups of people, the term "model minority" creates conflicting opinions about its true meaning. -Sophia Terazawa

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The next CMDSA meeting is TONIGHT in Room 285 at 7:00pm.  

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite all faculty and staff members to attend a workshop designed to assist in the development of short-term study abroad programs.  Short-term study abroad programming is an important component of the overseas study options available to Ithaca College students. College faculty and staff members have successfully lead programs over the past several years to a number of different locations, including most recently Belize, China, England, India, Italy, Malawi, and Scotland.

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Faculty Council recently voted to establish a Committee for College-wide Requirements (CCR) to have responsibility for reviewing any proposed College-wide requirements (e.g., a general education requirement) and curricular issues related to such a requirement. 

If you are interested in serving as an at-large member -- or if you would like to nominate a colleague -- please drop me a note at or give me a call (4-3561).

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Come learn how to make sushi with Hillel!

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As previously announced, all SPSS network license users must upgrade to SPSS 19 by October 1, 2011. To request an upgrade, fill out this form. If you do not request an upgrade then networked copies of SPSS 18 will stop working. Individuals and departments who have purchased their own copies of SPSS (not from ITS) will not be affected by this change.

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Each year we traditionally celebrate and honor the accomplishments of our December graduates on the Sunday prior to final exams. Due to the final exam schedule beginning on Sunday this year, we have had to change the date of the reception to the Saturday prior to final exams.

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Enjoy quesadillas & potstickers, maybe win a door prize & meet local professionals...all at the Central NY Network Night.  Whether you have lots of experience networking with professionals or have never had the opportunity to do so, you'll want to be in the Emerson Suites on Tuesday night for this event!

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No Pressure Blood Pressure

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 09/23/11 

The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, September 28th. Please see the schedule below to know when students will be in your building.

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Rosh Hashanah

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 09/23/11 


Rosh Hashanah Services in Muller Chapel

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Interested in Gender Equality?

Contributed by Lucia Brown on 09/23/11 

You should check out IC Feminists!

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All faculty and staff are welcome to attend a Pathways training to learn to identify and respond to a student who might be experiencing distress.  We appreciate your willingness to learn crisis response skills before you need them.  

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Marisa Kelly

Faculty and academic administrators must work together in the coming weeks and months to ensure that we have our new Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) approved and in place for all incoming students by the fall of 2013. Several necessary steps have already been taken in order to help move us forward.

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Timecards Due

Contributed by Donna Veres on 09/23/11 

This is a reminder that timecards for student employees for the pay period September 12 through September 25 must be submitted and approved by noon on Tuesday September 27 for payment on Friday, September 30. Any timecards approved after this time will be paid in the next payroll on October 14. 

Timecards Due

Contributed by Donna Veres on 09/23/11 

This is a reminder that timecards for students and non-exempt staff for the pay period September 12 through September 25 must be submitted and approved by noon on Tuesday September 27 for payment on Friday, September 30.  Any timecards approved after this time will be paid in the next payroll on October 14. 

Computer skills getting rusty? Need to learn how to use some new software? Time to turn over a new leaf and join us for training on Access, Excel, Photoshop, FileMaker, Web Profile Manager, Sakai, InDesign, and many other topics! All faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to join us for training in the Technology Learning Center (Friends 101), where we'll be offering a variety of computer training topics on both Macintosh and Windows throughout the fall semester. Click on any of the links below to register instantly, and we'll see you in class!

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is an annual effort to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems. The ITS Information Security Office is promoting NCSAM on our campus. Watch for our weekly security tips throughout the month of October.

Mark your calendar now for the October 4th EDUCAUSE Live! webinar, “Cybersecurity as a Shared Responsibility: Stop, Think, and Connect.” Register at the EDUCAUSE Live! website


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Introductory training on the BI (Business Intelligence) Publisher reporting tool will be offered Monday, September 26 from 11am to 12:30pm in the Technology Learning Center, room 101 Friends Hall. To register, click the link below.

BI Publisher: Introduction

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If you're with someone who has passed out or experienced another medical emergency from drugs or alcohol , don't hesitate. Call for help!

Ithaca College’s Medical Amnesty Policy (IC MAP) encourages students to seek medical assistance related to alcohol and/or drug overdose, since these conditions can be fatal. With IC MAP, students can seek assistance for their friends or themselves if a medical emergency arises involving the use of alcohol and drugs without worrying about college judicial consequences.

Public Safety Emergency Phone # (607) 274-3333

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The Alzheimer's Association is holding the Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 1st at Eldridge Park in Elmira.

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