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Congratulations on making it to Thanksgiving break! You've worked hard during the semester so kick back, relax and catch up on Student Health 101.

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Interested in learning more about cultural and linguistic diversity in K-12 schools? Need Education Minor credits? Need ICC credits? Please join us online this winter.

**This course will satisfy 3 credits of the Education Studies Minor Restricted Electives Coursework Requirements.

**ICC themes/perspectives designations: Identities and Power & Justice/ Humanities, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences

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Registration is now open for a December offering of the R.A.D. self-defense course for women!  The class will be conducted as four three-hour sessions on December 5, 7, 12, and 14 (consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays), and this specific program is open to any Ithaca College student who identifies as female.  This course is meant to be welcoming, positive, and accessible for any level of physical ability or previous experience in self-defense, including first-timers.

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With Introduction to Linguistics (LNGS 23200) you can learn about language at your own pace, and from the comfort of your own home, while earning 3 credits in the ICC (Identities or World of Systems). In just two weeks! Email jpfrehm@ithaca.edu with questions, or visit https://www.ithaca.edu/winter/

Our last Service Saturday of the semester is coming up. Come out on December 2 and show the community some love by helping out at the Tompkins County Public Library, Salvation Army, or the Downtown Ithaca Alliance's "Santa's Arrival" event. Sign up now while there are still spaces available!

Click here to learn more about the event and sign up!

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 Looking to fulfill required credits during the Winter 2018 session (January 8-19) from home? Take Educational Psychology ONLINE through Ithaca College! 

Ed Psych explores the study of human development from infancy through adolescence, including cognitive and behavioral approaches to learning in the context of school and other instructional situations. Attention is also given to the scientific attitude in relating theory and practice in various educational settings.

Educational Psychology is a 3-credit course required for the Education Studies Minor, for the Teacher Education Preparation, and also fulfills GE 1: Self & Society, Liberal Arts, and SS.

To enroll, search course number EDUC 21010 01: Educational Psychology, 30046 for WINTER 2018 term on Homerconnect.

Contact Dr. Christine Havens-Hafer at chavenshafer@ithaca.edu for more information

Does Film you interest you? Language is also a crucial component to films and film studies. If you'd like to know more, consider taking the 1-credit course "Audiences Unite: Language in the Modern Cinema of Activism" (GCOM 10106-01, CRN 43333) in spring 2018. Email jpfrehm@ithaca.edu with questions.  

Interested in mythology? Or need to take a language? Read texts in translation in Classical Mythology (Latin 250), or consider Latin 102 for language credit. 

If you want to study mythology, but don't know any Latin, take Latin 250 -- no knowledge of Latin is required: all readings are in translation. It is being offered in the Spring on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:35. Readings will be supplemented with modern movie adaptations.

 

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The Alternative Spring Break program is a great opportunity for community service, meeting new students, and personal growth. Trips will take place from March 10th – March 17th, 2018. Space is limited, so fill out your application here today!

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On behalf of the Office of Energy Management & Sustainability

 

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The Friends 110 computer lab is not open 24/7 during the break. A lab consultant will be available between 10am – 3pm Monday 11/20 – Wednesday 11/23, and 12pm – 6pm on Sunday 11/26. Printing will be available via the WebPrint Release Station during the hours listed below.

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ICIC 12000-03 Insight: Combining Expertise

Topic: Running Risks

Description: What risks do you take in life? Do you like to play it safe or live out on the edge?  What risks should governments and and other institutions protect us from? Risk is a part of life. We'll explore its meanings and consequences. 

Instructors: Tom Shevory and Stewart Auyash

TR 4-5:15, January 23 – February 22

CRN 43271

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Mini-courses on transforming insights into ideas, developing habits for good, and integrating the perspectives of themes.

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Study Hebrew!

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Study Hebrew because it is the living, breathing language of Modern Israel. Hebrew isn't just a language of great significance to Jewish religious thought and practice, it is the language of great writers and reflective of a rich and diverse cultural history. 

If you have some basic knowledge of Hebrew, then consider signing up for Elementary Hebrew II  (41988):  HEBR 10200 - 01.

For more information on course availability, contact Mirit Hadar (mhadar@ithaca.edu) or Maria DiFrancesco (mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu).

 

Mandarin Chinese!

Contributed by Maria DiFrancesco on 11/15/17 

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There is no doubt that China plays a massive role in the global economic and political arena, and if you want to engage in discussions related to China, then you should learn Mandarin Chinese. 

If you already have some background in Chinese, consider taking one of these Spring 2019 courses:

Elementary Chinese II - 43096 - CHIN 10200 - 01
Elementary Chinese II - 40589 - CHIN 10200 - 02
Intermediate Chinese II - 40591 - CHIN 20200 - 01

For specific days and times, email Hong Li (hli2@ithaca.edu) or Maria DiFrancesco (mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu)

Do you already have some basic or even intermediate knowledge of Arabic and want to gain more? Then consider signing up for one of these classes:

Elementary Arabic II - 40577 - ARAB 10200 - 01
Intermediate Arabic II - 40583 - ARAB 20200 - 01

An estimated 420 million people speak Arabic. Why not join them?

For questions on class meeting times, contact Faten Houissa (fhouissa@ithaca.edu) or Maria DiFrancesco (mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu).

Interested in mythology? Or need to take a language? Read texts in translation in Classical Mythology (Latin 250), or consider Latin 102 for language credit. 

If you want to study mythology, but don't know any Latin, take Latin 250 -- no knowledge of Latin is required: all readings are in translation. It is being offered in the Spring on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:35. Readings will be supplemented with modern movie adaptations.

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Do you want to become the officer of a student organization? Make Dean’s List? Get a promotion at work? Attend Sophomore Leadership Retreat to learn how to make a plan for your own success. 

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Can’t fit your Natural Science Triple-I or Identities Themes & Perspectives course in your Spring schedule? Take it on-line in just 2 weeks this Winter Session!

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