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The Park School of Communications is once again offering a special undergraduate mini-course titled, Media for Social Responsibility. The course is open to all majors. This year’s focus in on Global Health and Wellness and includes a kickoff talk by Dr. Nancy Snyderman.

Media for Social Responsibility: Global Health and Wellness
GCOM 20000 – 01
1 credit
April 7-9, 2011

Please note: If you last year’s course focusing on the environment, you can take still take this course for credit.

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New SLI sessions posted!

Contributed by Jen Walsh on 03/18/11 

SLI sessions for Block 4 are now open for registration!  Please register early for the sessions you will be attending:

The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is a series of free, interactive workshops designed to help students develop and refine personal leadership skills. As an Ithaca College student, you may choose to attend any session that interests you, or take part in a series of six sessions to earn an SLI certificate. Certificates recognize students who invest time and energy into developing their leadership knowledge and skills.

The SLI is intended to help participants achieve success in their personal lives, interact more effectively with others, and prepare for the working world. Students track their participation in any of the series offered: Leading SelfLeading Others, Leading in a Diverse World, or Leading @ IC.

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Come study the art and architecture of our nation’s capital during a two-week intensive art history course entitled “Public Art and Architecture of Washington, DC.” 

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Looking for children for class lab

Contributed by Diane Long on 03/18/11 

We are looking for children to participate in a play lab for the Pediatric Intervention in Occupational Therapy course.

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 Andrew Grimson, Cornell University
Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics

“Regulatory RNAs in Animals”

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112 
Department Seminar Series

Refreshments served at 3:45, 1st floor CNS foyer. Bring your mug. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at 274-3161.  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible

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Participation in the Ithaca in Washington, DC Program is an excellent way for your students to make a difference in any field and boost their resumes. The Director of this program will be here this week to answer any questions at the meetings listed below. The Fall deadline is approaching so if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible.

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The members of the First-Year Experience Coordinating Committee would like to invite all first-year students to attend a series of events designed to highlight the wonderful speakers, films, athletics and performances that happen on our campus all year long!

Here are the next few FYE Showcase Events:

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Participation in the Ithaca in Washington, DC Program is an excellent way for you to make a difference in any field and boost your resume. The Director of this program, Deborah Curry, will be here this week to answer any questions at the meetings listed below. The Fall deadline is approaching so if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible

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We will be featuring a different themed photo contest every two weeks for the remainder of the academic year!

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Affinity groups are designed to be a safe place where both staff and faculty may speak on common interests and provide an opportunity to seek and support one another.

The Working Parents Affinity Group (WPAG) provides different perspectives on integrating work and our families as working professionals. This group is co-facilitated by two moms who work here on campus and who are interested in developing a resourceful place for other working parents to come together and share with one another based on ideas that YOU provide!!

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Do you have great stories to share? Are you interested in gaining some real-world magazine publishing experience?

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) is proud to announce the 2011 recipients of the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership.  This award recognizes students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of achievement.

These students, in addition to OSEMA scholarship recipients, will be recognized at the first annual OSEMA Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 14, 2011  at 4:00pm in Park Auditorium. 

If you plan to attend this event, please RSVP before April 1 to

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The Department of Mathematics invites all students to an evening of games, puzzles, and course information on Tuesday, March 22, 7-9pm, in Klingenstein Lounge.  

There will be plenty of games, snack foods, and fun conversation.  Math faculty will be on hand to talk with students about math course selection and about math in general.


Joanne Hindman, a 17-year veteran in the Office of Marketing Communications, will be leaving her position as Associate Director of Web Content Strategy. Her last day will be April 14. We are working on arrangements to allow her to continue to work with us on a number of critical projects in a part-time capacity for a period after that.

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Sophomores who are interested in entering a Ph.D. program in mathematics, computer science, the natural sciences, or engineering after graduation are invited to an information session on Wednesday, March 23, at 4pm to learn how to apply for this highly competitive award. Faculty advisers/mentors are asked to attend along with their students.

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The Ithaca College community is closely monitoring the news reports regarding the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, as well as the ongoing situation involving the damaged nuclear reactors. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan and all those affected by loss or hardship in the wake of this natural disaster.

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The OREC office is located on the lower level of the Fitness Center.  The office hours are changing after spring break.  Be sure to check out the website for the current hours and what they have to offer.

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Join us on March 22, 2011 at 7:00pm in Hockett Family Recital Hall for a program featuring three premier performances. 

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"Troica is a unique ensemble of trumpet, saxophone, and piano, whose members are well-known performers and pedagogues in their field, as well as faculty members at Ithaca College.  While the ensemble's name is derived from the Russian work troika, meaning a governing body of three equal individuals, the spelling of the ensemble's name using the letters IC instead of IK, refers to their Ithaca College (i.e., IC) affiliation."

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VIC Radio is planning its 25th annual 50-Hour Marathon for April 15-17. Junior Adam Girgenti and senior Mike D’Agostino will be forgoing sleep for 50 straight hours to raise money for Ithaca Community Harvest, while broadcasting at various locations around town.

VIC’s 50-Hour Marathon has raised over $10,000 for various local not-for-profits in the past three years alone. From its humble beginnings as a simple bowling party to the station’s biggest event of the year, 50-Hour Marathon is a fun-filled way to make a difference in the community.

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