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 This is an unusual announcement, but here goes.  I think we need a course where students can consider Birth, Living, and Dying--their own, but also everybody's.  

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REMINDER: The Add/Drop deadline for Summer Internships and Individualized Study experiences is July 15.

If you sign a petition for a summer student after the deadline, let us know. We want to pay you.

Visit the OES For Faculty site for more information.

Are you interested in fostering a culture of interaction between students and faculty within the residence halls?  Please consider serving as a Faculty Fellow for the HOME Program!

The HOME Program (Housing Offering a Multicultural Experience) is located in Eastman Hall and provides new students with an opportunity to live in a culturally diverse environment where they can experience, discuss, and learn about cross-cultural and global issues.  Programs offered to HOME residents include international guest lecturers, information sessions about study abroad, film discussions, cultural exchange dinners, and art and music events.


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Please submit them to the Campus Store as soon as possible.

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Summer Session I starts next Tuesday!  The Technology Learning Center, Friends Hall 101, is here to help with your Sakai support needs.  The TLC is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Teaching a summer course? Have end of the semester questions on Sakai, Turning Technologies, Turnitin? Want to get started building your fall courses?  ITS has set up some drop-in hours with professional staff on these technologies, course design, screen casting, web conferencing, ipads, paperless grading, etc.

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ITS is upgrading Sakai for the Fall 2015 term with many new features (including a search tool) and major improvements to existing functionality. There will be slight changes to Sakai's interface that improve usability and accessibility. 

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 8:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m. (Register here)
Light on the Hill Retreat Center

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Fall 2015 Textbook Requisitions were due on April 6th, 2015.

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If you are teaching an online course this summer it's never too early to start planning.  ITS professional staff can help with Sakai, iRubric, course design, video screencast production, Turnitin, paperless grading, web conferencing, Office Online etc.  In May, we are offering special drop-in hours. Bring your syllabus and content and we can help you make progress on your course.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence announces its teaching and learning blog threads@CFEThis week's post is titled "Engagement, Engagement, Engagement: Three Rules of Online Teaching."

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Information Technology Services is currently planning for software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs, eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2015-16 academic year. If you need specific software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify Lisa Efing-Guida ( and Brian Brashear ( no later than Monday, June 1, 2015.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:00 11:45 a.m., Limited to the first 20 registrants
With Sheri Englund of Englund Literary Services

If you will be spending this summer preparing a book manuscript, it’s not too soon to think about approaching publishers. Is your manuscript ready? How can you create and narrow a list of suitable presses? And what will you need to do to introduce acquisitions editors to your manuscript—and seize their interest?

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Assessment Summit

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 04/28/2015 

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Dr. Tom Angelo
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Clark and Klingenstein Lounges

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As you plan for next year, please consider these two exciting opportunities to engage in community-based learning dialogue with passionate teachers/scholars. Read on for the details and then register to participate in the 4/30 Service Learning Panel and/or the May 12/13 Service Learning Institute.

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This week’s focus: Reimagining the Learning Space at IC

Please join the TELE Collaborative as we host opportunities to visit and discuss learning space design across the Ithaca College campus throughout the spring. We will explore the innovation of the physical environment and discuss the impact that learning space design can have on teaching, student engagement and learning.   The goal is to solicit ideas from faculty users and multiple units on campus as collaborative stakeholders.  We intend to seek advice and recommendations for future classroom renovation and upgrades.

Session 6:  Friday April 24, 2015 – 3:45-5:00 – Gannett 319 [register]

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Don’t forget to come to IC’s Annual Family Carnival hosted by the Student United Way. Activities for all ages include arts and crafts, face painting, and an inflated bounce houses! There will also be live performances, a raffle, and snacks.

The event is on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 to 8 pm in the gyms on the lower level of the Fitness Center. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for anyone over 18, and $16 for parties of 5 or more. Members of IC Student United Way organize and run the Family Carnival. All proceeds benefit the ICSUW's fall grant program, during which funds are allocated to organizations in the Ithaca community.

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Humanities Mixer

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 04/20/2015 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Professor and Ithaca Seminar Coordinator
Tony Tabone, Training and Documentation Coordinator

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Faculty Council is seeking nominations for a part-time faculty member to fill the 2 year, part-time faculty representative seat on Faculty Council.  Self nominations are welcomed and any faculty member, full- or part-time may nominate a part-time faculty member for the position, but only part-time faculty members below the rank of associate will vote in the election.

     Please submit nominations, including self-nominations, along with a very short statement to be published on the ballot, to Peter Rothbart, Chair of Faculty Council at

Deadline: Friday, April 24, 5 PM

Faculty Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month, from 7:00-9:00 PM.

For further information regarding Faculty Council’s responsibilities:

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