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Campus Wide Elections Debate!

Contributed by Sarah Schupp on 10/21/12 

Decide for yourself – Is it truth or just a “bunch of malarkey?”

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Campus Wide Elections Debate!

Contributed by Sarah Schupp on 10/21/12 

Decide for yourself – Is it truth or just a “bunch of malarkey?”

The IC Republicans and IC Democrats are set to face off in a campus wide political debate.  Teams will debate topics such as student loan debt, access to higher education, health care mandates, contraception coverage, and much more. 

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Come join AAA this Thursday to get an early start on the spooky festivities of Halloween with ghost stories and learn about what terrifying monsters haunt the night in the East.  

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Faculty Needed for Committees

Contributed by Peter Rothbart on 10/21/12 

Faculty Council is seeking faculty to serve on the following committees:

  • College Advisory Committee on Campus Security and Campus Life Committee

          (7 faculty members, at least 3 female)

  • Parking Appeals Board (1 faculty member)

  • Parking Policy Committee (1 faculty member, 2-year term)


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Dan O'Shannon, an executive producer and writer of the hit show Modern Family, will serve as this year's Park Distinguished Visitor. During his visit to campus, O'Shannon will give a public presentation, host a writer's workshop, and speak in various classes.

Park Distinguished Visitor Series
Dan O'Shannon
Sunday, October 28
7:30 p.m.
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
The event is free and open to the public

Assistant Professor Jack Powers will moderate this session and then open it up to audience questions.

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REMP (resource and environmental management program) is hosting a documentary showing for Food Day!

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Sustainability Initiative are interested in forming an academic sustainability interest group to exchange ideas about infusing sustainability content into curricula across disciplines and to strengthen and foster greater student and faculty engagement in sustainability initiatives here on campus and in the local community. The group will likely convene once a month or so in the Center for Faculty Excellence on the 3rd floor of the Gannett Center.  Times for the meetings will vary to allow more faculty  to attend and participate.

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 The "Ed Talks" listed for Oct. 23 - posted on Intercom on Friday Oct. 19 - is postponed due to illness; it will be rescheduled for early November.


Contact Cyndy Scheibe,, for any questions.

Hillel presents: maniCURE

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is almost over. The final videos highlighting different historical figures will air on the LGBT Center website in the coming days. Visit the LGBT Center website's LGBT History Month Featured Videos section to find a new video each day during October.


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The Handwerker Gallery is excited to be reopening its doors with the second exhibition of the semester featuring the work of two artists, Austin Ballard and J. Michael Lowe. Ballard will be giving an artist talk in which he discusses the trajectory of his practice and the work featured in the exhibition on Wednesday, October 24, at 6.00 p.m..   

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ITS is pleased to announce that Outlook 2010 for Windows and Outlook 2011 for Macintosh are now supported for email. Outlook is the email client that comes with the Microsoft Office suite of software.

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Midterms might be out of the way, but there's still half a semester to go.  Ithaca College students can get 20% off short-term book rentals through

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Biology Seminar: October 25

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 10/19/12 

Jason Meyers, Colgate University
"Control of progenitor fate during development and regeneration of zebrafish sensory systems" 

Department Seminar Series

Thursday, October 25 
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Refreshments served at 3:45, 1st floor CNS foyer. Bring your mug. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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Peace Corps Volunteers live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months, providing technical assistance in six program areas: education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communications technology, agriculture, and environment.

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The National Teaching Fellowship with Citizen Schools is a two year AmeriCorps program for individuals who are eager to participate in education reform. Members of the National Teaching Fellowship teach in the expanded day, grow in a professional role, and serve as community builders dedicated to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps.

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In preparation for re-enrollment, we are asking employees to review the following information.

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Cyberbullying refers to a number of activities that all constitute digital harassment.  It involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, intended to harm others. The best defense against harassment is to familiarize yourself with all effective use policies and laws and report, block, and ignore as necessary. The best guideline to follow is to absolutely avoid cyberharrassment at all costs: don’t bully anyone, don’t respond to any provocation, and report all instances you see.

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 Maria DiFrancesco, Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, presented a paper entitled, “Trafficking in the Third-Space: Migrant Bodies and Pateras in Nieves García Benito’s Por la vía de Tarifa” at the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Hispanic Literatures held in Lincoln, NE (October 12th-14th, 2012). 

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Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland, participants for 53 years in the annual Cortaca Jug football game, became co-owners of the federally registered trademark "Cortaca" and are now partners in a trademark and licensing program for “the biggest little game in the nation.”

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