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College Briefs Dec. 3

Fulbright program to host lunch

Students are invited to join several recent Fulbright scholars for lunch in the Center for Faculty Excellence noon–1 p.m. Dec. 15. Information about the Fulbright programs, along with experiences of scholars from around the world, will be shared. This session will help inform students about deadlines, the application process and what to expect as a Fulbright scholar or administrator. The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program.

DIIS plans major network outage

Digital Instruction and Information Services  is planning major network maintenance for late evening Jan. 8 into midday Jan. 9. According to DIIS, the maintenance is required to replace aging components of Ithaca College’s network infrastructure.

The outage is expected to have the following impacts: Virtually all campus computing systems and services will be unavailable from anywhere, with the exception of Outlook email and calendar, which will be accessible from residence halls and off campus. Academic and administrative buildings will not have any network access. Residence halls will have normal Internet access, but only to external sites.

The maintenance work is expected to take several hours. The complexity of the work may result in an outage period that extends to as late as 1 p.m. Jan. 9.

Career Services to host event on how to be professional Dec. 3

The Office of Career Services will host a workshop titled “How to be Professional When Eating, Greeting and Tweeting.” The focus of the workshop will be to inform students on communication with peers, faculty, staff, supervisors and colleagues at internships and jobs in a professional manner. It will give tips to students on making a good first impression and a lasting impact in the working world. The workshop will be held 4 p.m. Dec. 3 in Career Services. Those interested can register on ICHired.

OSEMA to hold two-day weekend retreat focused on leadership

Leadership Weekend is a two-day retreat that brings together students from a variety of roles on campus to learn from one another and discover new ways to demonstrate leadership. Participants will attend a series of leadership development sessions that will focus on team-building and further developing individual leadership skills and understandings.

All Ithaca College first-year students are eligible to apply. The goal of this retreat is to encourage student leaders to discuss their own thoughts on leadership, to connect with other student leaders and to further their involvement at the college.

Leadership Weekend will be held Friday afternoon Feb. 12 until Saturday evening Feb. 13 off campus at a retreat center. Lodging, meals, transportation and retreat materials are provided for all attendees. Those interested can apply on OrgSync.

Following the selection process, all applicants will be notified by email of their application status. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 31.

Second annual film and TV summit to be held at IC Dec. 5 

The New York Film and Television Student Alliance is an organization that helps communications students become industry professionals. This year, NYFTSA will host its second annual 2015 NYFTSA Summit 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

The summit is a daylong event that presents different workshops and panels for students to hear about the experiences of industry professionals and learn more about the different facets of production.  During the summit, there will be a broadcasting panel, pitching workshop, casting workshop, production design workshop, networking presentation, marketing presentation and a special panel presented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, as well as a special celebrity panel and keynote speaker.

Those who would like more information about the 2015 NYFTSA Summit, joining NYFTSA or being a part of the staff can email the executive board to learn more at

Alumnus spending year distributing food to Rwandan refugee camps

A 2014 Ithaca College graduate is spending the year helping distribute food to refugee camps in Rwanda, thanks to a fellowship from Princeton in Africa, an independent nonprofit committed to Africa’s advancement.

One of 52 fellows selected for the program this year, Malcolm Temple is working with the United Nations World Food Programme in Rwanda. Temple said his travels greatly impacted his views on the world.

“Through my travels, my view on poverty in the developing world pivoted, and I came to understand the inequality between the global north and south as an issue of global justice rather than a natural phenomenon,” Temple said.

“I wanted to be an ally in empowering communities in the global south and knew that in order to do that I had to go there and engage with the communities,” he said.