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Submitted on behalf of the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship Committee.

As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship and what they will mean for Ithaca College, we invite you to save the date - Monday, February 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge - and to participate in conversations that matter.

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Watch the Super Bowl!

Contributed by Stephanie Waite on 01/24/17 

Even if you can’t be at the Super Bowl, the Big Game can come to you! Join IC After Dark for the ultimate Super Bowl experience! From 6 pm until the end of the game, you can watch the game and enjoy free game day food (pizza, wings, cookies!) in Emerson Suites!

See you there!

As we start the spring 2017 semester I wanted to provide you with some updates from Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS).

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From Senior Vice President Nancy Pringle, Provost Linda Petrosino, and Professor Gwen Seaquist, representatives of the Ithaca College bargaining committee.

We wanted to provide members of the Ithaca College community with a brief update on the status of contract negotiations between the college and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) representing part-time, per-course faculty.

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 “THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD”

Jeff Cohen be joining a post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Jen Senko, who directed this documentary on the rise and impact of rightwing media.  The film dissects the misinformation spewed for decades by Fox News and conservative talk radio that has given rise to more than a few Trump voters.  Cohen is interviewed in the movie, along with other media critics, plus a couple dozen individuals representing the millions of families and extended families that have been split up after a family member became a devotee of conservative media.    

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Join Active Minds this semester and help educate others about mental health & reduce stigma surrounding mental illness!

 

Our first general body meeting is Thursday, February 2nd in Williams 211 from 12:15-1pm. Feel free to bring your lunch as we discuss hot topics in mental health.

 

Want to contribute to the behind-the-scenes of Active Minds? Want to become a SYM panelist and share your mental health journey with others? Stay tuned for info about our Committee Recruitment Night! 

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Each year, two students with majors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications or politics are selected as recipients of the Reginald Simmons '75 Memorial Award. The award allows students to participate in Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA), America's premier cross-cultural exchange program designed to promote understanding of Africa and its culture.

The 2017 Africa Program runs June 15-August 10 and has three components: three orientation days before departure, six work weeks on a development project in the host country, and one travel week in the host country.

Deadline for applications is February 3, 2017.

For application info, https://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/crossroads/

Please note: Graduating seniors are not eligible.

Who is Latinx? What does it mean to be Latinx in the US? Register for CSCR 10700 (CRN 43714) and find out!

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Submitted on behalf of Carrie Cadwell Brown, executive director of alumni relations

The Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors includes two student members who serve two-year terms. One of these student members serves as a liaison between the Student Governance Council (SGC) and the alumni association board. We need your help to nominate someone you know (or yourself!) to serve in this capacity on the alumni association board.

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Welcome back to campus! On Thursday evening, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Utica College in Ben Light Gymnasium. The women tip at 6 p.m., while the men follow at 8 p.m.

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A message from the H&S Dean's Office:

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Photographic Projects in Italy (Photographic Currents, CPMA 20500 - 3 credits)

With Professor Nicholas Muellner

May 25th to June 15th, 2017

Extended Application Deadline: February 3rd  

This program provides students with an opportunity to continue their study of photography and historical and contemporary art, working in the incomparably rich cultural settings of Rome, Italy.  Program includes an extended trip to the Venice Biennale – the largest and most important international contemporary art exposition in the world.

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   Have you undergone an ACL reconstruction surgery? Do you know somebody who has? 

 Physical Therapy students are doing a research study in the field of biomechanics, focused on post-op ACL reconstruction patients and the return-to-sport protocol.

 If you are interested in being a subject or learning more about this study, please email Nicole Veltri at nveltri@ithaca.edu!

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 Ready, set, transition!

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Open letter to the Ithaca College Community

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Sociology, are writing in support of our part-time and contingent co-workers in their present union negotiations with our college. We view these negotiations as necessary steps toward improved wages and a more welcoming working climate. Above all else we see this as an issue of equity. It is in everyone's interest that the wide disparity between their wages and ours change. 

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Professor Arhlene Flowers’ article, “5 Ways  to Customize Your Newsroom for Global Audiences,” was published January 20, 2017, on Ragan’s PR Daily. See https://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/22087.aspx to read the entire article.

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Students interested in careers in law, politics, social justice, and other fields are invited to attend to meet with Keith Watters ’76, former Ithaca College Trustee and founder of Keith Watters & Associates; Kevin Judd, current president of the National Bar Association (NBA), the oldest and largest national voluntary legal association with a network of over 66,000 predominantly black lawyers, judges, educators and law students; and Isabelle Ramos, the Associate Director of Admissions at Cornell University Law School.

The meet and greet will be held from noon- 1 p.m. on Friday, January 27 in Klingenstein Lounge. A panel on law school and career preparation will follow from 1-2 p.m. Members of the Ithaca College community are invited to attend both sessions.

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Students interested in careers in law, politics, social justice, and other fields are invited to attend a panel on Friday, January 27 from 1-2 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge titled “Is Law of Grad School Right for You? Admissions, Scholarships, and Careers.” All members of the Ithaca College community are welcome to attend. 

The panel features Keith Watters ’76, former Ithaca College Trustee and founder of Keith Watters & Associates; Kevin Judd, current president of the National Bar Association (NBA), the oldest and largest national voluntary legal association with a network of over 66,000 predominantly black lawyers, judges, educators and law students; and Isabelle Ramos, the Associate Director of Admissions at Cornell University Law School. 

The panelists will focus on:

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The 6th Annual "Wheels for Women" cabaret, featuring members of the senior class in the Department of Theatre Arts, will be performed on Sunday, January 29 at 7pm in the Clark Theatre, Dillingham Center.

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community:

 We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Writing, are writing to voice our support for our part-time and contingent colleagues in Writing and across campus in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. If we are to realize fully IC’s vision of a “student-centered learning community,” we must ensure that all instructors are compensated equitably, for there is no question that teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions.

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