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The IC Web Team will be holding remote open support hours every other Thursday during the summer. Bring your questions about the Drupal content management system, site architecture, content types, or any other web-related topic and the team will do their best to answer.

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The Work in Progress blog has a new entry taking a look at feedback from key advisory groups on 'A Place Called Progress' thus far.

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She was invited to the closing event at the where she will be showing a live animation and sound piece. The Crafting Change Symposium is organized by Technology in Music and Related Arts at the Oberlin Conservatory.

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Beginning on Monday, June 14th, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management will be conducting a sweep of the campus for the purpose of removing bicycles and bicycle parts that are abandoned and/or locked to anything other than a bicycle rack. The sweep is being conducted to improve campus safety, maximize the availability of bike parking resources, and improve the beauty of our campus environment.

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Please join Jack Wang, associate professor in the Department of Writing, for the virtual US launch of his story collection, We Two Alone (HarperVia), this Tuesday at 7:00 pm through Buffalo Street Books. He will give a "behind the scenes" presentation on his work. Then audiobook narrator Feodor Chin will read from We Two Alone, and associate professor Christine Kitano will moderate a Q&A.

Please register for the event here.

As was announced at the All-Staff meeting, and communicated via Intercom, Summer Hours for staff has been expanded this year to include FULL DAYS OFF on Fridays from *May 28 through August 6, 2021.  We offer the following information to assist employees and supervisors in completing and approving online timecards.

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Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, interviewed video and new media artist Philip Mallory Jones on May 20 as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Electronic Arts Intermix hosted by the Mayles Documentary Center in New York City. The session focused on Jones's wide-ranging career in film, video, installation, new media art, digital photography, projections, and VR.

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As previously communicated, the Office of Human Resources would like to remind you of the upcoming changes to your paid time away benefits that become effective on July 1, 2021.  

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Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars. Reserve your spot today at

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The Sustainability Committee of the School of Business congratulates the winners of the IC Green Challenge 2021, please continue the good work of promoting sustainability. Congratulations to:

Jess Bredin, Katherine Downey, Katie O'Sullivan, Stuti Singh and Julia Stitely

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Dr. Duncan Duke & Dr. Matt Rodgers, Associate Professors in the School of Business were awarded a grant by the Negotiation and Team Resources Institute (NTR) to develop negotiation teaching materials tailored to the Entertainment and Media Management MBA program.

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Shop Bliss Block Star exclusively at Target.

Posted on behalf of Ernie McClatchie, Executive Director of Maintenance, Grounds and Transportation.

This is a reminder that in order to perform required maintenance on the campus electrical infrastructure, the Office of Facilities will be conducting its annual power shutdown on Saturday, June 5, 2021.


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Dr. Dennis Charsky & Dr. Lisa Farman, Associate Professors in the Strategic Communication department, won first place in the 2021 Teaching Ideas Competition for the Mass Communication & Society division of AEJMC (the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication). Their scholarship of teaching and learning project, "Vertical & horizontal client project team structuring in strategic communication courses," will be honored at the awards ceremony in August, where they will receive a $250 prize.

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SARASOTA, Fla. – The nationally ranked No. 3 Ithaca College women's crew team completed its 2021 season on Saturday, May 29 at the NCAA Division III Championships at Nathan Benderson Park with a third place overall finish. Ithaca accumulated 33 points in the championships, barely edged out by Hamilton with 34 points. Bates won its fourth consecutive national title with 42 points.

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The IC men's and women's track & field teams competed at the NCAA Division III Championships last week, May 27-29, in Greensboro, N.C. The women's team sent seven student-athletes, while the men sent two.

At the conclusion of the championship, the women finished fourth in the country and the men tied for 30th. 

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The National Endowment for the Arts has approved a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award for Freedom on the Move: Songs in Flight, a project envisioned and led by Sparks & Wiry Cries for the commission of two world premieres and a subsequent performance tour in 2023.

This ambitious musical project is a direct response to Cornell University's Freedom on the Move database, housing digitized, searchable fugitive slave advertisements, resulting in a co-commission by Sparks & Wiry Cries and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

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Jack Wang, associate professor in the Department of Writing, received the Danuta Gleed Literary Award from the Writers' Union of Canada for his story collection, We Two Alone. The award recognizes the best debut collection published by a Canadian author in English in 2020.

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It is our pleasure to announce that our office has officially changed it's name to the Office of Access, Opportunity & Achievement (OAOA).

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There are several COVID-19 vaccine clinics available this week, including one at the Circle Apartments Community Center on Wednesday, June 2. Once vaccinated, employees should upload their vaccination card to this link. Students should email their vaccination card to

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