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ICMSA is hosting their 4th Annual Dinner Dance

Saturday, December 8
6:00 pm

Celebrations Catering & Banquets 2331 Slaterville RD, Ithaca, New York 14850

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jean Hardwick
Professor, Department of Biology

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 It's your last chance to help She's The First win ONE MILLION DOLLARS to help sponsor education for girls in developing countries. Vote by clicking the blue button on the lefthand side of the page when following this link: 

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The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department is offering a repeat of last year's awesome Winter Sentinels course that you shouldn't miss if you want to make Ithaca in winter a pleasure rather than something to be endured!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Contact: Patricia Rodriguez at or 274-5714

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Holiday Open House

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 12/04/12 

The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Library invite you to come celebrate the joy of the season at our holiday open house Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in 316 Gannett Center. Stop by for fun, food, and good cheer!

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Guest speaker Clare Ribando Seelke, Specialist in Latin American Affairs at the Congressional Research Service, will talk about careers with the federal government at 12:10pm on Thursday, December 6.  Join us for this presentation and you'll learn why you should consider a government career, how to apply & where to find opportunities.  Reserve your seat using your eRecruiting account (look under Special Events in the Events Calendar).

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Faculty are invited to meet Clare Ribando Seelke, who is a specialist in Latin American Affairs at the Congressional Research Service.  Join us on Thursday, Dec. 6, for coffee & bagels as we welcome our guest speaker to campus.

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The IC Toastmasters Club can help wash away your fears of public speaking.   Come and be a guest at our Wednesday, December 5th Toastmasters meeting located in the Cayuga Lake Room at the Campus Center.   From 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM you can watch the club members in action and see how fun and educational speaking among friends can be.

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 SSDP Presents Just Say Know - an honest interactive conversation about alcohol and how to stay safe.

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Register now for online, on campus, and domestic travel courses offered during Ithaca College's two-week winter session.

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Want to go to a photography exhibit and don't want to leave campus? 

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Spit That! Open Mic

Contributed by Alexander Stein on 12/03/12 

Spit That will be hosting an open mic in the Pub on Wednesday, December 5th from 8-9:30pm. 

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Is your student organization planning an event that takes place on or before Friday, February 15th, 2013? If so, please be sure to contact the Office of Campus Center and Event Services to discuss your event needs before you leave for Winter Break.

Please stop by our office, 238 Egbert Hall, call (607) 274-3313, or email to start the event planning process. We especially encourage organizations that require price estimates to contact us as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind that the College is closed from Monday, December 24, 2012 – Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Our office will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 and resume normal operating hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Stay connected to the people who know how to plan great events. Find us on Facebook today (keywords: Campus Center & Event Services).

Rachel Heiss ’13 and Marissa Osowsky ’14 were recipients of the 2012 The Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) scholarship. Heiss and Osowosky are both Integrated Marketing Communications majors, and are interested in pursuing a career in the advertising industry.

Heiss is an Advertising Week contributor and has interned at many companies including G2 Worldwide in New York City as a branding and design account intern, and at CBS Radio (105.9 Fresh FM) in Chicago as marketing and promotions intern. She is also the President of the Senior Class.

Osowsky is an active member of the American Advertising Federation student chapter, serving as president and project manager. She was awarded an internship at McGarrah Jessee in Austin, TX through the AAF Vance Stickle Program. Osowsky is also a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society.

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"Translations" Talk-back

Contributed by Susan Monagan on 12/03/12 

On Saturday, December 8, the dramaturgy program of the Department of Theatre Arts, in conjunction with Translations, will present a talkback entitled "Ithaca and Ireland: The Loss of Cultural History Through Military and Political Suppression."

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In school districts across the state, teachers and administrators have been scrambling to understand the regulations behind the teacher evaluation system mandated by the state. While the teacher evaluation law requiring every school district to submit an annual professional performance review plan was passed in 2010, the regulations for its implementation were only approved in March of this year.


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 An essay by Assistant Professor Donathan Brown, Department of Communication Studies in H&S, will be included in a special 25th anniversary issue of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy.  The non-partisan journal is housed in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. The journal is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on politics and policy-making pertaining to Latino communities in the United States. 

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Assistant Professor Miranda Kaye (Exercise and Sport Sciences) was published in the Journal of Sport Medicine and Doping Studies.

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Important reasons not to miss the next screening:

1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)

2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases

3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease

4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive   (above ideal )

5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.

6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure

7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects

8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure

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