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Professor Dov Shinar, Dean of the School of Communications and Head of FAIR MEDIA: Center for Study of Conflict, War and Peace Coverage at Netanya Academic College in Israel will be coming to Ithaca.

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When Jorge Grossmann, Assistant Professor of Music, was selected winner of a 2007 Aaron Copland Award, he spent three weeks at Aaron Copland’s house in Cortlandt Manor, NY composing an orchestral work. Acknowledging his efforts, the Copland House has now awarded Jorge Grossmann the Borromeo String Quartet Award, which will give him the chance to hear his String Quartet No. 3 performed by the Borromeo String Quartet during upcoming seasons.

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 Spring is ALMOST here (hopefully) and that means...

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Environment America focuses exclusively on protecting America's air, water and open spaces. They speak out and take action at the local, state and national levels to improve the quality of our environment and our lives.

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Scholarship Applications

Contributed by Claudia Ayers on 02/05/13 

The following scholarships are available for the 2013-14 academic year.

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Engaging Communities Luncheon

Contributed by Jane Ray on 02/05/13 

The 4th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites.

Space is limited. RSVP today! To RSVP, please visit the Office of Human Resources web site at

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The Ithaca College Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management continues to seek any additional information from college community members that pertain to the on-going investigation of several burglaries which have been reported within the campus community as indicated in the recent Public Safety Alerts.

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Wellness Wednesdays, the bring-your-lunch series for students, faculty, and staff is back. Instead of weekly speakers, most weeks there will be a drop-in practice session of meditation techniques.  Occasionally, we will also have outside speakers on other forms or meditation or stress management.

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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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Ithaca ACDA is having a Yogurtland fundraiser, and we can drive you!

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Remember to wear red on Fridays as part of our Go Red for Women Campaign and be creative:

  • Gather everyone in your department wearing red in the shape of a heart!
  • Treat yourself and get a manicure or pedicure with red polish!
  • Wear your favorite red jewelry, scarf, hat, tie, or other accessories!


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Dreaming of going to Africa?!

Contributed by Erica Weiss on 02/05/13 

Informational Meeting-Short term study abroad in Malawi, Africa

You are invited to attend an informational meeting for the upcoming short term study abroad experience in Malawi, Africa

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Commit-to-Change Career Development Grants (up to $1500 per project) are available to all enrolled Ithaca College students to engage in experiences to develop sustainability skills, provide professional development experiences, and engage in research projects that will help further their post-college careers.

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Colton Shoenberger, a sophomore math and economics double major, is bringing the New Economy Campus Summit to Ithaca College on April 20. Sponsored by the National Economics Institute, similar summits will be at 8-10 other colleges and universities across the country.

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The School of Business is hosting a campus-wide, team-based, funded Sustainability Case Competition this spring, where one team can walk away with $5,000.

Join us for an information session on Thursday, February 7, at either 12:05 p.m. or 7 p.m. in BUS 111.

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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour this Wednesday, Feb. 6. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and a loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the test.

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Publisher Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins announces the release of a
new textbook by Ithaca College faculty member Jeff Ives.

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On Wednesday, February 6, from 3–6 p.m., there will be an Open House to collect feedback from the campus community regarding the 39 recommendations developed for the college’s consideration by Huron Education, the consulting firm assisting us with the Effectiveness and Affordability Review. 

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 "Legislating Language in the Name of National Unity: An Oklahoma Story," is the title of an article by Assistant Professor Donathan Brown.  The article will appear in the next issue of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law and continues Dr. Brown's contributions to research examining communication, race, language, and policy in the United States.

The article argues the existence of a rhetorical correlation between shifting demographics and increased demands for official language policies, most recently the English is the Official Language of Oklahoma Act.

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The Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday Feb 7th, 7-8pm in Friends 209.  All are welcome to come and join the conversation!

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