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María DiFrancesco, Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of Modern Languages & Literatures, recently traveled to Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) to deliver an invited lecture entitled, “Space and the Body in Pedro Almodóvar’s La piel que habito.” During her trip to Trinity, Prof. DiFrancesco also taught a guest class on Alejandro Iñárritu’s film Biutiful (2010). Prof. DiFrancesco’s visit was facilitated by the “Mexico, the Americas, and Spain” (MAS) program, which supports opportunities for intellectual engagement with Hispanic language, life, and culture.

Be aware that con artists will use video relay services (VRS) to try to scam deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Don’t become a victim. Deaf and hard of hearing taxpayers should avoid giving out personal and financial information to anyone they do not know. Always confirm that the person requesting personal information is who they say they are. Read the entire IRS warning by clicking here

DIIS will be updating one of our authentication systems at 8:30 AM on Monday, March 13th (the first day of spring break, when the college is closed). The impact will be limited to just the services listed below. We will be coordinating with each service provider, and login to these services will be unavailable starting at 8:30 am until each service provider completes their portion of the work that morning or afternoon. All other services will remain available throughout the day.

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Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 17 years.  There are a number of opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview.


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Want to stay in beautiful Ithaca for the summer? Looking for ways to earn money, or for summer housing? Please see the online student jobs database or The Office of Residential Life's summer positions page for more information on our various positions!

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Thank you  to everyone who showed up to donate Blood yesterday 2/16. The RED Cross was able to exceed  our goal of 114 units, for a total of  133 units of Blood, of that 20 Double Reds were collected.

With out you the donor! this event would not have been so successful . Thank you so very much for helping those who need this life saving blood, YOU made there day much better!!!

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 Are you interested in learning more about the private label industry? Come and join the International Business Association on Thursday, February 23rd from 7:00 to 8:00 in Bus. 206.

We will be Skyping with Mr. Anthony Aloia, the VP of the Private Label Manufacturers Association who will share with us the expansive world of the private label industry.

 All are welcome and we hope to see you there! 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Elizabeth Pisapia at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Due to an anticipated high volume of Admissions visitors, N-Lot parking will be reserved as guest parking for a portion of the day on Monday, February 20.  This is the parking lot located between the Yavits and Allen playing fields.  The lot will be closed as of 8 a.m. and will re-open for regular use at approximately 1 p.m. that day.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we welcome prospective students and their families to Ithaca College!

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is now accepting nominations for the Seniors of Color Leadership Awards from current IC students, faculty, and staff. These nominations should reflect graduating seniors (Class of 2017) who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership development, civic engagement, and support for the community at IC. Students may also nominate themselves.  

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Ithaca College Democrats (IC Dems) is looking to revitalize and re-engage with the campus and South Hill communities. College Democrats of America is committed to the Democratic Party and its policies and works to draw college students into the political process, while providing them with the necessary tools and skills to be a productive and informed citizen.

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After the incredible audience last week, there will be a second community screening of National Geographic's documentary film Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, Saturday February 25 from 1-2:30 pm in Textor 101. Gender Revolution follows Katie Couric as she explores the complexities of gender identity. If you missed our first screening, or would like to see it again, you're in luck! Please join us. Free and open to the public.

In January 2017, National Geographic published a special issue on gender, featuring photos, text, and graphics related to gender expressions around the world. This was followed by the National Geographic documentary Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. IC has acquired the documentary for a second community screening of this program, to be held on February 25th, in Textor 101, from 1-2:30 pm. 

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Submitted on behalf of the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship Committee.

As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship and what they will mean for Ithaca College, we invite you to join us on Monday, February 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge to participate in Making Excellence Inclusive: Teaching, Learning, and Classroom Climate, a panel presentation and discussion.

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Are you interested in studying abroad? Come learn more about the programs offered by two of our oldest affiliated partners, IES Abroad and Spanish Studies Abroad.

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Are you looking for a rewarding internship experience?  Interested in spending a semester living, interning, and studying in New York City or Washington DC?  Information sessions are coming up for these two exciting study away options.

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Celebrate the new single occupancy All Gender restrooms in our building with yummy treats and LOTS AND LOTS of beverages in the LGBT Center (lower level, Hammond Health Center) on Tuesday February 21! Join us in the LGBT Center either from 
9 am-11 am for breakfast treats with coffee, tea, and other assorted beverages.
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3 pm-5 pm for cake and punch, and other assorted beverages. 

Two times during the day to accommodate busy student schedules. Stop by for a few minutes, or more if you have time, and tour the new All Gender Restroom near the LGBT Resource Room. There are also 4 new All Gender restrooms near the Health Center waiting room.

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We regret to announce that we need to cancel and reschedule Risk Management and Travel Safety Planning for Faculty/Staff Short-term Study Abroad Programs (scheduled for Friday 2/17, 3-5pm). 

We apologize for the late notice, and hope you will tentatively reserve Thursday, April 6, from 3-5 pm, location TBD, for the rescheduled event.

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We regret to announce that we need to cancel and reschedule Risk Management and Travel Safety Planning for Faculty/Staff Short-term Study Abroad Programs (scheduled for Friday 2/17, 3-5pm). 

We apologize for the late notice, and hope you will tentatively reserve Thursday, April 6, from 3-5 pm, location TBD, for the rescheduled event.  

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Contributed by Wade Pickren on 02/16/17 

This week's post is: Recommended Reads: Linking Theory to Practice - A Little More Action, Please

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Stop by Campus Center next to Freshens TODAY, Friday, February 17th, from 10 A.M. to whenever we sell out to pick up your very own roll of challah made fresh by IC Challah for Hunger! 

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