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Well, OK, so technically it’s not yet Christmas Eve, but this IS the last workday of the Fall semester, of December, of 2013, and, if you believe the whoohah about the Mayan calendar, perhaps this is even the last day of the world as we know it. But it is NOT [quite] the end of our Ithaca College United Way campaign. We had hoped to meet our fundraising goal by now, and we are within a hairs-breadth of achieving it. As of this afternoon, we stand at 96.4% of our goal, with $62,689 pledged toward our $65,000 campus goal. 271 members of our campus community have taken action so far – 61 one of them first-timers! If you were one of those good folks, thank you again!

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Campus Store Hours During Break

Contributed by Rick Watson on 12/21/12 

The Campus Store and Macs will have shortened hours during the semester break.

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Clinical Instructor Jana Waller (Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology) published an article titled, "Preparing Speech-Language Pathology Students for School-Based Practice: The Importance of Graduate Clinical Experiences in Universally Designed Classrooms" in the December 2012 issue of Perspectives on School Based Issues.

Perspectives is the member publication for the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Amanda B. Johnson publishes Choice Book Review

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Sara Haefeli presents an illustrated history, "Reflections on the New York School at John Cage's Centenary" at the Nuit d'Hiver Festival in Marseille, France.




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The 2013 Orientation Leader applications will be available in the spring, beginning on January 29, 2013.  Please visit the Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs website in the future for updates.  Look out for our 1990's themed advertisements early next semester!

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 The 2013 Student Leadership Consultant application will be available in the spring, beginning on January 29, 2013.  Please visit the Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs website in the future for updates.  Look out for our 1990's themed advertisements early next semester!


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(Submitted on behalf of Samarra Mbenga, leader of the Weight Watchers At Work program at Ithaca College)

Happy Holidays!  Our total weight loss for 2012 was 1520.2 pounds!!!!

Weight Watchers will return to Ithaca College on January 8th. Enjoy your vacation.

While you're away, look for Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Simpson to inspire you over the holidays to "Expect Amazing". Weight Watchers 360 is built for human nature. Imagine making healthy choices and being active becoming as second nature as brushing your teeth. For anyone who has been disappointed by a diet in the past, Weight Watchers is here with a new approach to help make that life-changing dream a reality!

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Since we moved email to Microsoft Live@edu in June, all IC community members have had access to the Calendar feature in Outlook. However, we asked Oracle Calendar users to not use that feature. That's all changing now that we are moving data from Oracle Calendar to Microsoft Live@edu Outlook over the December shut-down.

ITS has been working directly with Oracle Calendar users regarding the move to Outlook Calendar. Once this change is made, all IC community members will have access to a meeting scheduling system. The data migration starts this Friday December 21, 2012 at 5 pm and will most likely be completed by Monday December 24, 2012. 

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This year, the Faculty Development Committee is fortunate to offer five awards, each for $1,500. In order to be eligible for these awards, a candidate must be a full-time faculty member who has completed at least one year of employment at Ithaca College and who will be full-time (TE or NTEN) during the 2013-2014 academic year

Criteria: The foremost criterion for the Excellence Awards is an overall excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to their appointment (descriptions of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service are stated in the Ithaca College Policy Manual, Volume IV: Faculty Handbook). 

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College Media Matters, a student journalism industry blog, recently listed Ithaca College’s Journalism Program as one of the 50 Best Journalism Schools and Programs at U.S. Colleges and Universities.

CMM was created and is maintained by student press scholar Dan Reimold. In his selection for the 2013 top programs, Reimold chose schools based on his personal knowledge of “various schools’ and departments’ reputations, faculty, affiliated student media, classes, internship and study abroad connections, and feedback … from students and (mostly younger) alums.”

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Contributed by Jen Walsh on 12/20/12 

Interested in developing your leadership skills, meeting other student leaders, and having a fantastic weekend retreat experience? Leadership Weekend 2013 applications are open!

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Heather Dichter (Sport Management and Media) recently published an article in volume 41, no. 6 (2012) of History of Education: journal of the History of Education Society.  Her article, "Rebuilding physical education in the Western occupation zones of Germany, 1945-1949," examines the creation of a new physical education teacher training university in Cologne, Germany, as part of broader Allied education goals for the occupation of Germany.


Professor Srijana Bajracharya (Health Promotion and Physical Education) published a chapter titled, “Environmental Sustainability: An Ethical Response to Teaching Sustainable Health and Wellness,” in the book Physical Activity and Exercise: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

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Before you go...

Contributed by Mark Darling on 12/19/12 


Do your part to save energy over the holiday break.


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I wanted to let the campus community know that the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety, in conjunction with the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Department of Health, is investigating the larceny of prescription medications from the Hammond Health Center.

There is no indication that the larceny poses any threat to the health or safety of members of the campus community.

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Chris Sperry, Coordinator of Curriculum and Staff Development for Project Look Sharp, presented at the Tompkins Seneca Tioga BOCES (December 13) on teaching 21st century skills and United States history content through collective analysis of primary source documents. Sperry received a grant for Integrating Teaching with Primary Sources into Media Literacy Education from the United States Library of Congress. 

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Associate Professor Jeffrey Holmes (Psychology) published a chapter entitled "Using Controversies to Teach Scientific Thinking in Psychology: Topics and Issues."  The chapter is the concluding entry in the new book Controversy in the Psychology Classroom published by the American Psychological Association.

Submitted on behalf of Provost Marisa Kelly:

Provost Kelly and President Rochon communicate weekly and directly to faculty and staff via email but students who wish to stay informed on these issues also have access to this information. Students can read the Provost’s IC 20/20 ‘Question of the Week’ by visiting and the President’s Notebook at We look forward to your engagement on these important Ithaca College issues.

Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) will return to Islamabad December 26 to continue her Fulbright Specialist work empowering women through voice.

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