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Apply to be a Summer Scholar!

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to congratulate the following junior and senior students who were selected to receive the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership this year. The award is given to students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment. They will be recognized in this year's publication of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.  Please welcome us in congratulating these students!

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The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies (OIPES) would like to invite all faculty, staff and administrators to attend our upcoming workshop about  the development and planning of faculty/staff-led short-term study abroad programs.  The workshop will be held on Friday, February 17, from 3:00-4:30 pm, in the Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center.  Participants are invited to stay for a wine and cheese reception with the workshop facilitator and International Programs staff from 4:30-5:00.

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Submitted on behalf of David Weil, Interim AVP/CIO for Digital Instruction and Information Services.

Please mark your calendars for our 27th annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College to be held on Thursday, March 23rd from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Campus Center.

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Is your Ithaca College laptop getting replaced under the Technology Renewal Program for Spring 2017? If so, you have a great opportunity to bring your laptop to the DIIS Laptop Fair for early replacement!

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 Let's play Monopoly, student organization edition!

Join us in Emerson Suites on Wednesday, February 1 from 10am-3pm for the Student Organization Fair! Hop from booth to booth to visit over 100 student organizations. Learn about organizations on campus, discover upcoming events, and become a member, no rent or hotels needed.

With so many awesome student organizations to network with, the only question is: Where will you land?

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Theresa Johnson at or (607) 274-3222. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Interested in becoming a resident assistant in the fall 2017 semester? Be sure to attend one of our upcoming information sessions, a mandatory part of the application process.

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Submitted on behalf of James W. Nolan Jr. ’77, Parent ’01, chair of the Presidential Search Committee

On behalf of the presidential search committee, I want to give you a brief update on our progress.

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The Ithaca College chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will be holding an information session tomorrow on February 2, 2017 at 12:10 PM in BUS 301. Phi Kappa Phi members (seniors and recent graduates) interested in applying for selection as the chapter’s candidate for these prestigious awards are encouraged to attend.

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Contributed on behalf of Janet Williams, Interim VP of Finance & Administration.

Ithaca College is launching a national search for an Associate Vice President for DIIS, following the departure of Keith MacIntosh. Neumann Executive Search Partners will assist with the search, and Dr. John Sigg, Acting Dean of HSHP, will serve as committee chair.

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The IC Social Media Street Team needs creative, eager and witty students to develop content for the Ithaca College social pages like Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

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 Ready, set, transition!

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An Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community

The Department of Anthropology supports part time and contingent faculty members who are currently involved in an on-going union negotiation with the Ithaca College administration. Negotiations such as these are necessary for our college community in an attempt to work toward more equitable and just working conditions for our faculty who hold part time and contingent contracts.

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Photography Display in the CFE

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 01/31/17 

Randi Millman-Brown has a series of ten color photographs displayed in the Center for Faculty Excellence this spring. Randi is the Visual Resources Curator in the Department of Art History at Ithaca College.

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We, the faculty of Ithaca College’s Department of Modern Languages & Literatures can no longer, and will no longer, remain silent. We declare that we stand together with refugees from all corners of the globe and affirm our commitment to welcoming all immigrants of all nations to this campus and to our country.

As professors we teach a variety of languages, literatures, and cultures. Among these, we count Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin and Spanish. We support several majors and minors and programs including: Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Latino/a Studies, Muslim Studies, and Women & Gender Studies.

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Submitted on behalf of Edward Cluett, Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of nucleic acids or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

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Summer Grants for Faculty Research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis. Awards provide $3,350 in compensation for eight weeks or full-time research. Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by Wednesday, February 15. Guidelines and application form may be found at

Full-time, continuing faculty members are invited to submit proposals to the Center for Faculty Excellence for Center for Faculty Research and Development (CFRD) released time during the Spring 2018 semester.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, February 15 and April 15.  If the 15th falls on a weekend, proposals will be due the next week day.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at

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Then join a “Kick Back to Give Back” team.  This event was introduced as part of STAT’s annual “I Love IC Week” last year. 


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