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New Chief of Staff Appointed

Contributed by News on 01/27/20 

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Dear Campus Community,

I am thrilled to announce the appointment of my new chief of staff, Odalys M. Diaz Piñeiro, who currently serves as executive director of university advancement at the City University of New York (CUNY). Odalys will join our campus community on April 13, and will be an incredible contributor to my senior leadership team. As chief of staff, Odalys succeeds Melissa Daly, who left in December to serve as assistant vice provost at Emory University in Atlanta.

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CAPS will be continuing our Let's Talk service for the Spring 2020 semester with an additional location, the Fitness Center!  The Let's Talk service will restart the week of January 27, 2020.

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Have you always wanted to study in London? Don't miss your opportunity to spend this summer or fall at the Ithaca College London Center (ICLC). The Office of International Programs is now reviewing applications for Summer and Fall 2020. Application deadlines are:

  • Summer 2020: applications due February 15
  • Fall 2020: applications due March 1

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On Saturday, February 1 at 7pm the Department of Theatre Arts senior class will present the 9th Annual “Wheels for Women” Benefit Cabaret. We hope you will come out for a wonderful evening of entertainment while helping to change women’s lives on the other side of the world.

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The annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media — named after legendary journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone — is presented by the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College.

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Ithaca College Environmental Health and Safety personnel will be conducting fire  evacuation drills for all campus owned and occupied buildings over the course of the next few weeks.  

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Dear Ithaca College Faculty, Staff and Students:

Due to the recent outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in Wuhan, in the Hubei Province of China, I wanted to reach out directly to keep you informed.

While we are not aware of anyone in our community having contracted this strain and believe the risk to our campus community to be low, Ithaca College is working with our campus partners (including Environmental Health and Safety) and local and state resources (Tompkins County Health Department and New York State Department of Health) to help protect the health of our community members.

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The Office of the Provost is hosting informal “Updates from the Office of the Provost” open house meetings for any interested faculty, staff, and students. These gatherings will serve as an opportunity for updates and conversations related to initiatives in Academic Affairs, and our first gathering for the spring semester will be Wednesday, January 29th, from 12:00 to 12:50 in Clark Lounge of the Campus Center.  

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 The All-College Gathering will be at the Campus Center, in Emerson Suites, from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m., on Tuesday, January 28.  You are welcome to arrive as early as 11:45 for light refreshments and an opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues.

 There will be time for questions at the end of the meeting, which can be asked in person, either by writing your question down on a piece of paper or by using one of the provided microphones.

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Submitted on behalf of the Roy H. Park School of Communications Dean Search Committee co-chairs:

The search for the next Dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications continues apace in partnership with the search firm WittKieffer. The committee wishes to take this opportunity to update the campus community on our work thus far and outline a broad timeline for the spring semester.

Initial interviews are scheduled for February with campus visits scheduled for mid-to-late March. The latter will include open meetings with the finalists and we very much look forward to inviting your interaction with those candidates at that stage.  

The committee are immensely grateful for the considerable interest in this search and the countless collegial contributions of members of the campus community.

 Sincerely,

Jack Bryant
Associate Professor
Writing for Film, Television, and Emerging Media

Andrew Utterson
Associate Professor
Screen Studies

 

Want to study abroad? Not sure how it all works? Don't know what your options are?  We can help you figure it out.  Come to one of our upcoming info sessions and get the information you need to make it happen!

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On Sunday, February 2nd at 3:00 PM in the Presser Room of the Whalen Center a panel discussion featuring three notable authors Eva Fogelman, Roald Hoffmann and Dan Schwarz will explore why some bystanders in the midst of the Holocaust were compelled to risk their lives and resist a state-sponsored genocide. The panel will also examine what role conscience and moral courage play in confronting hate today. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception. 

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Are you looking to do something exciting this summer? Consider one of IC's options for summer study abroad! In 2020, we'll be offering a variety of different types of programs in countries across the globe. Short-term study abroad is a great way to expand your horizons and satisfy degree requirements without missing a full semester on campus!  Come to a Summer Study abroad info session for an overview of available opportunities:
- Tuesday January 28, 12:10-1:00 pm, Textor 103
- Monday February 3, 6:00-7:00 pm, Textor 103

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Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as we dedicate Hillel's pluralistic service to the values he taught. We will bring MLK's words into our service with A Capella song and readings.

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Are you looking for a rewarding internship experience?  Interested in spending a semester living, interning, and studying in New York City?  Information sessions are happening soon for this exciting study away opportunity. The semester-long ICNYC program is open to select majors from all five schools.

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The on-campus Food Pantry will be open this week on Tuesday January 21st from 6-7 pm and Friday January 24th from 4-5:30pm. Spring semester hours will be every Tuesday from 6-7 pm and every Friday from 4-5:30 pm.   

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The Pantry is located in the DeMotte Room (you can enter by going down the stairs to the left of the information desk in Phillips Hall or by using the back entrance to Phillips Hall closest to the upper quads and near the stairs that go up to the academic quad). The Pantry is open to any and all members of the IC community. There are no qualifications for this program. 

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 Every 10 years, our government is required to conduct a census or count of the population of the country.  It is mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution and has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. 

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Submitted on behalf of the School of Music Dean's Search Committee Co-chairs:

On behalf of the Dean’s search committee for the School of Music, we would like to update the campus community on our progress. Our search firm, WittKieffer, has been hard at work recruiting a diverse pool of qualified candidates for our next dean.

The first round of review will take place in early February, with second round interviews in late February. We look forward to introducing you to our final candidates on campus the week of March 2.

Sincerely,

Sara Haefeli
Associate Professor
Music Theory, History, and Composition

Baruch Whitehead
Associate Professor
Music Education

Contributed on behalf of Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost

Dr. Maria DiFrancesco is the new director of the Exploratory Program as of this Spring 2020 semester. Dr. DiFrancesco is Professor of Spanish in the School of Humanities and Sciences and a prolific scholar. Most recently Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Dr. DiFrancesco brings to the Exploratory Program an understanding of the first-generation experience, a commitment to liberal arts education at Ithaca College, and an enthusiasm for teaching and advising in support of student achievement.

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The Hammond Health Center will be closed from 8am until 1pm on Thursday January 23, 2020 for staff training

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