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Diana Cui and Ashley Hunter were selected as finalists for the 2012 Most Promising Minority Students Program sponsored by the American Advertising Association (AAF). Each year, fifty students are chosen nationwide to receive the honor. Didi Shum was named to the program’s Honor Roll.

AAF's Most Promising Minority Students Program is the premier advertising industry award program to recognize and recruit outstanding minority college graduates. The program not only honors the students, but also enhances their knowledge and understanding of the advertising industry by offering networking, interviewing, and industry immersion opportunities with industry professionals during a three-day event in New York City in February.

Cui and Hunter are integrated marketing communications majors, and Shum is a business administration major.

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Log on to to learn more about Audacity, the free open-source audio editing and recording application. Grab lunch and join us on-line at 12:15 PM on December 14th, using the browser of your choice. Choose the 'Guest' option and enter your name to join the conference.

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If you made contributions to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) during 2011, you have until December 31, 2011 to use the funds in your Spending Account. Guidelines about allowable FSA expenses and claim filing requirements can be found on the Aetna FSA web site at:

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Feeling in the holiday spirit after our dusting with snow? Already tired from holiday shopping? Treat yourself to a wonderful evening of music on Friday, December 16th at 7:30 in Ford Hall of the Whalen Center! Featuring IC voICes, the Ithaca Concert Band, and the Seneca Singers, this annual evening of free holiday music is guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your spirits bright! Please join us, and bring will be guaranteed an evening to remember!

Happy Holidays!

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 A Child's View from Gaza will be shown through a slideshow of children's art portraying their experiences during Operation Cast Lead.  You can ponder why these pictures have been repeatedly censored and banned in the United States and by the Israeli government.  Guest speaker Yasmine Moor, who has worked with Palestinian children in Gaza and refugee camps in Lebanon, will discuss the impact of Israeli and U.S. policies on Palestinian children. 


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 This multimedia performance includes a short film composed of interviews with IC students, media footage, photographs and factual information regarding the current Israeli occupation of Gaza.  Following the film will be a reader's theater performance in which students will read from selected on-line blog entries written by displaced persons currently residing in Gaza.


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 Ithaca College students Laura Murray and Abby Paulson are sponsoring a documentary screening and discussion, Leaving La Floresta, on Thursday, December 8, at 7pm in Textor 102.  One of the film directors, Dan Roge, will introduce the documentary and participate in a subsequent discussion.


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Thank you for supporting local troops!

                Ithaca Dining Services hosted Saying Thanks: Support Local Troops at the tc Lounge on Monday, Nov. 14th. Live entertainment was provided by the Erik Caron Connection and IC Supports Our Heroes sold bracelets to raise money to buy items for the troops. The tc Lounge also provided buy one, get one free frozen and regular hot chocolates. People were able to drop off donations and write letters to the soldiers at this event.

                In addition, boxes were set up at each dining hall, IC Square and in the Ithaca Dining Services marketing office from Monday, Nov. 28th to Friday, Dec. 2nd where students, faculty and staff could drop off donations. There was also a table set up at the Better Tomorrow Plan Celebration in Emerson Suites on Wednesday, Nov. 30th for people to drop off donations and write letters to the soldiers.

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Holiday Season Fire Safety Policies

Contributed by Tim Ryan on 12/07/11 

With the holiday season upon us,  it is a good time to review the college's policies on the safe use of decorations.  Please take a moment to read this important information.

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Don’t leave for winter break before checking out the Student Employment Job Database.  There are many new job opportunities, and postings are added daily.

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 Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 12/07/11 

Quoted in the media: Faculty members Stephen Mosher and Steven Seidman, and Traevena Byrd and Diane Gayeski. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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The Diversity Awareness Committee of Ithaca College is offering students the opportunity to participate in dialogues on race through Talking Circles.  Facilitated by the Multicultural Resource Center, students will be able to come together on campus in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts and experiences on the issues of race and racism.

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 The benefit cabaret, performed by members of the senior class of acting and musical theatre majors in the Department of Theatre Arts, will take place at 7 PM on Sunday, December 11 in the Clark Theatre, Dillingham Center. A silent wine auction will also be a part of the event for those 21 years of age and older. Please see story in 12/7 Intercom Round Up for more details about the project. email to reserve tickets.

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Save the date on your calendar for next year's Alumni Weekend: October 12–14, 2012. Although we've called our alumni weekend event "Fall Splash" the last two years, for 2012 we're returning to the name that our alumni most easily recognize and appreciate!

Does your department have any special celebrations or anniversaries next year? If you would like to organize something during Alumni Weekend 2012, please contact Brenda Carlisle in the Office of Alumni Relations at 274-3194 or The deadline for event requests is January 30, 2012.

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Ithaca College student Candace Riggs invites you to become a witness to the most displaced population in the world and learn about how U.S. policy is impacting the people of Colombia. She will screen “Shoveling Water: War on Drugs, War on People,” a documentary produced by Witness for Peace.  Afterwards Candace will lead a discussion regarding the recently passed Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Colombia and the impact this policy will have on the increase in cocaine production.


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Make sure you bookmark IR's blog "Survey Says!" because it's chock-full of suggestions on how to (and how not to) do surveys. It's at

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Steven Mauk, professor of music (saxophone), was one of the contributing authors in The Vandoren Etude and Exercise Book for Saxophone: The Secrets of Ten Master Saxophonists. This pedagogical publication features chapters by international saxophone authors/performers. Mauk's submission is entitled Preliminary Altissimo Exercises and instructs saxophonists on how to play the notes above the normal range of the saxophone. This is only the most recent of his pedagogical publications, which now number over 100 books and articles.

 Senior Jessica Polizzi has been inducted into Gamma Kappa Alpha, the Italian National Honor Society.

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Join us for a glimpse into the fascinating minds of the artists who created IC Theatre's "Illuminated Bodies" as they discuss their inspirations and the collaborative process they underwent in order to bring you the stunning show currently lighting up Dillingham Center. This free talkback event on Saturday, December 10th at approximately 3:30 p.m. will be held in Dillingham's Hoerner Theatre and will feature commentary from choreographers Amy Walker O’Brien and Lindsay Gilmour, composer Grant Carey, and designer Lawrence Moten. It will be moderated by dramaturgs Kristen Joyce '13 and Ben Shipley '13.

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