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Essentials of Biology (BIOL 11500): online, winter session course  

Monday, January 9 - Friday, January 20, 2012

No prerequisites

How does your family history affect your health? Is your personality more influenced by genetics or your environment? How are you connected to all other living things on earth? How do you find reliable answers online? In this online course designed for the non-biology major we will explore fundamental themes in biology with an emphasis on human health and the importance of genetics in your own family and health. 

Register by Dec 19th on Homerconnect.

Yvonne Rogalski, Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, received an Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Several faculty and students from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology presented at the national convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) which was held on November 17-19, 2011 in San Diego California.

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 At the recommendation of the Department of Sport Management and Media, the M.S. degree in Sport Management will be dissolved after all currently matriculated students have completed their degrees. The department faculty came to this recommendation after noting that the program is not presently structured in the best way possible to meet the long-term changes anticipated in the sport industry.

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Seats are available in some sections of our 1-credit IICC mini-courses for Spring 2012


* short courses on systems thinking, synthesizing expertise, and creativity

* active hands-on learning; no lectures

* lots of fun

* the courses will help you make connections among what you are studying in different courses inside and outside your majors

* this can make learning more lasting and more useful in meeting complex real-world challenges

* courses are one credit and are graded pass/fail


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You’re Invited! Finals are fast approaching, so take a break on December 11, 2011 and come to the Class of 2014 Pool Party! Check out the new A&E Center Pool and hang out with your classmates. There will be music, food, and a lot of fun! Be sure to stop and talk to your Student Government Association senators too! We want to hear how your semester is going!

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Tis the season!! Come out and ring in the holidays with Ithacappella and celebrate the release of our brand new CD, Off The Hook!! This concert is definitely one that you won't want to miss.

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Love Shakespeare? Then come interview to be a part of our executive board!

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You don't have to wrestle with computers on your own! The Technology Learning Center is on your side of the ring, offering training on several different computer topics throughout December. It's a good time to strengthen those computer muscles, or to take on a new software program altogether. Here are some of the topics being offered. Click on any link below to register instantly online. We'll see you in class!

Active Directory Basics Series:
Active Directory Basics for Macintosh: Using the New IC Network
Active Directory Basics for Windows: Using the New IC Network

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Colleges Against Cancer is hosting the annual Toy Drive.  Please drop off your toys by Thursday at the latest!  All toys will be donated to kids at the Golisano's Children's Hospital in Syracuse.

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Colleges Against Cancer is hosting the annual Toy Drive.  Please drop off your toys by tomorrow at the latest (Thursday)!  All toys will be donated to kids at the Golisano's Children's Hospital in Syracuse.

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Colleges Against Cancer is holding its annual Remembrance Vigil on Thursday, December 8th at 8:00pm in the Klingenstein Lounge! This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff on campus to come together and celebrate, remember, or honor loved ones who have battled or are still battling cancer. Attendees can share stories and inspirations or simply listen to others'.

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In April 2011, the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) went into effect. This law was passed to provide more protection to workers in New York State. To ensure compliance with the new provisions of the law, all College employees (staff, administration, faculty, and students), will receive a written notice and acknowledgement of pay rate and pay date information as outlined under Section 195.1 of the New York State Labor Law in January 2012. Employers must have each employee sign and date the completed notice.

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Seabird Conservation Course: May 14th - June 29, 2012.

This summer, join biologists and environmental educators at National Audubon's Seabird Restoration Program (Project Puffin) for an action-packed course in seabird biology and conservation in some of the most beautiful locations on the east coast.

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Got a Sweet Tooth?!

Contributed by Chelsea Bell on 12/06/11 

If you do, then IC After Dark's Candy Craze is the PERFECT event for you!

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Never feel helpless in an emergency situation! Attend this free one-hour workshop and let our team of trained EMT's teach you basic emergency skills including CPR and first aid*. All participants will receive a free CPR face mask upon program completion.

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As the semester winds down, you may be feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. Do yourself a favor - STOP and take 10 SLOW, deep breaths. You don't want to over-stress your body and be sick for finals week. Make sure you are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, make time for some fun, and get plenty of exercise to help you manage your stress level.

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Join IC Human Rights and the IC Asian American Alliance as we welcome LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) back to Ithaca College for their 2011 tour: The Reliance.

This Thursday, December 8, at 8:00 pm in Textor 101, LiNK will be screening their new film "Hiding" on the human rights crisis in North Korea. This event is free and open to the public.

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Get your entry in today... we are extending the deadline!

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On Friday, December 9th at 8:15 in Ford Hall, the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble will perform an exciting program of large jazz ensemble compositions written exclusively by living jazz writers. 

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