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College Briefs Oct. 8

Cornell diversity director to speak on National Coming Out Day at IC

Cornell F. Woodson ’09 will be the featured speaker at Ithaca College on National Coming Out Day at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in Clark Lounge.

Woodson will talk about his story of embracing a career in social justice and practicing self-care and why he believes
authentic dialogue, reflection of our identities and an understanding of history are key to creating a more inclusive environment at the college.

Woodson is currently the associate director for diversity and inclusion in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at
Cornell University.

Provost Benjamin Rifkin to host Brown Bag Lunch for students

Provost Benjamin Rifkin is hosting another “Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost” from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Buttermilk Falls meeting room in the Campus Center.

This month’s “Brown Bag Lunch” will have a theme: diversity and inclusion at Ithaca College.  The monthly lunches without themes will resume in November.

Attendees will be able to converse with the provost about recent issues on campus that they feel are important.

There are six slots available for this luncheon, and they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Email to
secure a seat.

VIC Radio mobile application now available for iOS devices

VIC Radio has released its new mobile application available for iOS devices. The application will feature regular and high-quality streams, in-app access to VIC social media, a sleep timer to stop playback after a period of time and a share button for social media.

The app has the same features as the website and will cover regular news as well as Sportscast and coverage of Ithaca
College sports. The app is available on the
Apple App Store.

Listeners can hear classical, indie and pop music, alternative artists like Beach House, Tame Impala and Walk the Moon, and up-and-coming artists like Girlpool and Eskimeaux.

New international volunteering club searches for faculty adviser

International Volunteer Student is a new program at Ithaca College that connects students to opportunities to volunteer and travel around the world. The club is student-led and supports sustainable volunteer initiatives on a local and global scale.

IVS’s mission is to support sustainable development initiatives through life-changing student volunteer and responsible adventure travel programs.

For information or advice on how to become an adviser for IVS, email Marissa Smith at

Sodexo chef visiting from Russia

Sodexo Dining Services will welcome guest chef Liliia Shkileva from Moscow Oct. 19 and 20.

Shkileva is one of 12 Sodexo global chefs who are visiting the United States through an international chef program, called the
Global Chef Sharing the International Flavors of Sodexo.

Shkileva will come to Ithaca College after visiting the University of Vermont and will visit Hobart and William Smith Colleges next.

There will be a demo at the Food Lab Oct. 19 in the Terrace Dining Hall where different clubs and organizations will be invited to learn about Russian cooking. There will also be a Russian-themed dinner from 5–7 p.m. at Terrace Dining Hall.

During the lunch hour Oct. 20 in IC Square, there will be free sampling of Russian cuisine on the stage as well as a food cart that has items students can buy, like soup, sandwiches, desserts and entrees. All students and staff are welcome to attend and sample.