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Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology Tina Caswell will teach a one-credit, three-week Media for Social Responsibility course called “Life with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Facts from Fiction.” All majors are encouraged to enroll in the course, which will begin with a private session with Suskind. Students will explore the ways emerging media and assistive technologies can support people with ASD.

GCOM 20011-01
CRN: 24014
Dates: Sept. 26-Oct. 14 

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This is your last week to apply for CCLR 2017! Applications are due before midnight on Saturday, September 30, so if you are interested in participating in one of OSEMA's most engaging retreats, click the link below!

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Did you know  67 million people have high blood pressure in America?

What we already knew:

  • Risk of CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease) doubles for each incremental increase in SBP of 20 mmHg or DBP of 10 mmHg.
  • Aerobic exercise training leads to reduction in resting BP of 5-7 mmHg in those with hypertension.

No Pressure Blood Pressure Testing Locations and Times:
 9:00 am -  10:00 am - Physical Plant, General Services, Public Safety
10:00 am - 11:00 am - Hill Center, Gannett, Whalen Center, CHS
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Dillingham, Peggy Ryan Williams Center, Job, Friends
12:00 pm -  1:00 pm - Campus Center, Hammond Health Center, Fitness Center, A&E Center
 1:00 pm -   2:00 pm - Textor, Muller, Bookstore, Williams
 2:00 pm -   3:00 pm - Smiddy, CNS, Park, Admin. Annex
 3:00 pm -   4:00 pm - Alumni Hall, Ceracche Center, Towers, Terrace


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At the 16th annual Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat (CCLR), students will have the chance to explore identity, oppression, marginalization and other related issues. IC students can use this knowledge to explore their own identity as well as others’ identities, and learn to seek justice on our campus and in the community. All current IC students are encouraged to apply to participate in this weekend retreat!

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Campus Center & Event Services will host a training session to teach students the basics of using 25Live, Ithaca College's room reservation system.

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Ever wonder what it would be like to work for a PR agency or work as a strategic communications consultant?

A hands-on opportunity awaits all students the week of Sept 11-15 when IC alumni Leza Raffel, president of The Communication Solutions Group spends the week on campus as part of the “Professionals in Residence” Program.

Leza will maintain office hours at The Park School (Park 378) to review resumes, discuss career opportunities or – if you are really interested – sit in on client phone conferences and staff meetings.

Here are some date specific events that require RSVPs:  

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Do you have a meditation practice or are you interested in starting one?

Are you looking for regularly scheduled opportunities to do meditation with a group on campus?


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Organized by TC Immigrant Rights Coalition

Location: Workers’ Center (above Autumn Leaves Bookstore, Commons)

 Free and open to those who want to participate in Rapid Response Network in the Ithaca Area

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The TC Immigrant Rights Coalition is having another training for Rapid Response, based on the model presented in the first training done by CNY Workers’ Center, but now with our own additions. We’d like to invite you to participate.

Below is a description of the Rapid Response Network for Immigrants, which was set up as a way for community members to show up to document as best as possible in the event of ICE presence, arrests, and detentions in town.  We also hope to build relationships, and strengthen or work on trust.

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The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies would like to invite interested faculty, staff and students to join the Ithaca College International Students Friendship Network. We are looking for dedicated IC students, faculty and staff to serve as Cultural Partners for our new international students.

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For those who like to plan ahead – Save the Dates!

The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute is pleased to welcome 2017-18 Distinguished Speaker, author and pro-aging activist, Ashton Applewhite for her talk entitled, "This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life." This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Monday, October 23, 2017
7:00 pm
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Ithaca College

Read more about Ms. Applewhite, her talk, and her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

Join the online book discussion of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism beginning August 14. 

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Inclusive and practical course about sexuality and health. Get your ICC credits in 4 weeks from your own home.

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You still have time to register for Introduction to Linguistics for summer session II (July 3-Aug.1) You can learn about language from the comfort of your own home, and earn 3 credits for Identities or World of System

See for more info, or email Financial aid is also possible for these summer sessions. 

Fulfill your Diversity and Themes and Perspectives requirements by taking Watching Race in US Media, an online course during Summer Session II. The course explores how representations of racial and ethnic identities in US film, television and music influence US society. For more information, contact Paula Ioanide at

All educational affairs faculty and staff are invited to join the Educational Affairs Staff Development Committee for a casual continental breakfast.  There will be activities, games, good food and good coffee, and a chance to get to meet your colleagues from across the Division.  

Thursday, May 25, 8:30 – 10:30am in Clark Lounge.

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 Have you ever wondered about the religiosity of Ned Flanders, the feminist sensibilities of Lisa Simpson, and the national identity of Apu Nahaspeemapetilon?  

Are these animated characters, among others, really sites of struggle among political, economic, and social forces?

Register today for Communication, Culture and Rhetoric offered online during Summer Session I (May 30-June 30) and learn how analyzing these questions and more can lead to a better understanding of popular culture and how it can affect one’s sense of self.

This web/online course investigates the rhetorical dimensions of the longest-running sitcom in America, The Simpsons. Students will learn how signs and symbols influence us through a process called rhetoric.

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6th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) Thursday May 18th, 2017. Take this time to help your institution become more aware of accessibly. This is celebrated on the third Thursday of every May.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:00-2:30
Clark Lounge, Campus Center

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This informal conversation is a chance to get to know the two honorary degree recipients who will be part of the Sunday Commencement program.

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HLTH 22700 Stress: Its Nature and Management discusses the impact of stress on your health and strategies to use stress to your advantage for optimal achievement. 

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Constructivist Media Decoding: Media Literacy and Critical Thinking in Social Studies  

July 24, 2017 to July 26, 2017
At the Newseum in Washington, D.C

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