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Emerson Halloween

Contributed by Darnell Thompson on 10/26/2016 

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Want a fun safe trick or treat experience for children on campus!? 

Emerson Halloween is where you want to be! 


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This program will provide small grants of up to $300 to individual faculty members to help defray the costs connected with developing or redesigning a course that incorporates or is focused on diversity and/or international/cultural issues (/diversity/). Costs covered include books, other print materials, digital resources such as DVDs or other electronic resources, and laboratory supplies when relevant. Material purchases are limited to items that are directly related to the development or redesign of the course. The program is not intended for use by faculty in their quest for advanced degrees. Early career and ALANA faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

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The deadline for summer sessions 2017 undergraduate course proposals is November 1st.

If you'd like to propose a summer session undergraduate course, contact your department chair.

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Monday, October 24, 2016, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Clark Lounge

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Emerson Halloween

Contributed by Darnell Thompson on 10/19/2016 

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Want a fun safe trick or treat experience for children on campus!? 

Emerson Halloween is where you want to be! 

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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 2017-2018 academic year.

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The Harvest Moon Dance is an annual intergenerational event where local elders meet and interact with members of the Ithaca College Community.

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You are invited to attend an important lunch on Monday, October 24th at 11:30 am in the Emerson Suites to welcome to campus 15 FLEFF Diversity Scholars.  This represents an opportunity for you to help Ithaca College in its recruitment efforts to become more diverse and inclusive.

The Diversity Scholars are graduate students who have expressed an interest in exploring Ithaca College's artistic and intellectual environment. The Diversity Scholars will attend the World Music Festival Concert on Sunday night, October 23 and three Research Forums on October 24th. The 11:30 am lunch will feature Raza Rumi, Ithaca City of Asylum Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College, as the keynote speaker. 


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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for critical software upgrades in DIIS-managed computer labs for the spring 2017. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please submit the software request form at or contact the DIIS Service Desk at, by Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Submitted on behalf of Marc Israel, Assistant Provost for Finance and Administrative Operations:

Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the internal funding initiatives housed within the provost’s office. 

Academic Challenge Funding
Awards for faculty-student teams (consisting of at least one faculty member and one student) involved in goal-oriented collaborative research, professional or creative activity.

Academic Mini-Grant Funding
Awards for tenured or tenure-track faculty to further faculty research, professional or creative activity.

The deadlines are as follows:

Fall Selection Process:  November 1st Deadline (for grants whose funds must be used between December 1 and May 31).

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Wednesday, October 19, 8:30-10:00 am
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 12:10-1:05 pm (Bring your lunch; snacks and beverages provided.)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Welcome to threads@CFE

This week's post is, What is your course "error climate?" by Judith Ross-Bernstein

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Free Flu Shots on October 18!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 10/06/2016 

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Tuesday, October 18th from 8:00am through 12:00pm in Emerson Suites, Ithaca College will be holding our annual Point of Dispensing (POD) for all faculty, staff, and students to receive a free flu vaccination

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Submitted on Behalf of Carole Dennis and Wade Pickren, Co-chairs, Research Council

Last April a Faculty Scholarship, Research and Creative Inquiry Fair was held where various faculty members presented their research or scholarly work in a lightning round format.

The event was very successful and we would like to repeat it with new presenters on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, in Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center.

The fair will consist of five minute “lightning round” talks.  Faculty members wishing to participate are strongly encouraged to share their recent research/scholarly work or works still in progress.  Wine and cheese and other refreshments will be available.

If you would like to participate, please complete the presenter registration form at the link below by November 4, 2016.

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ICC Announcements

Contributed by Tammy Sritecha on 10/05/2016 

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Greetings! Please read the following updates and reminders related to the ICC.

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The Majors & Minors Fair will be in Emerson Suites, this Wednesday 10/5, from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

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BalanceWorks, your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through eni, is available 24/7 to help you and your eligible family members effectively balance the competing demands of work and life.

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday will be celebrated in 2017 during the first week of classes, January 23-28, 2017 (as the Federal holiday falls prior to the return of students this year). MLK Week 2017 marks the 22nd annual Ithaca College community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his teachings. 

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The deadline for winter session 2017 undergraduate course proposals is October 1st.

If you'd like to propose a winter session undergraduate course, contact your department chair.

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