Ithacaption: Week 1

September 3, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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“I moved here about five years ago and it was a tough transition at first. Comparing anywhere to California is going to be difficult, especially a place like Ithaca where it is so cold.

That being said, I can definitely see myself staying here for a long time. My friends have created almost a second family here in Ithaca. The best part about Ithaca is being in the classroom: I love being in front of students, interacting with them and sharing my expertise.”

Ithacaption: Week 1

September 3, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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“I was never much of an athlete myself so sometimes talking about sports is more fun than actually playing them.”

If you want to join the campus television station, here’s your chance.

ICTV will host a rush night TONIGHT (9/3) starting at 7 p.m. in Emerson Suites.

Ithacaption: Week 1

September 3, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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“You want to know how my day’s going? The price of corn has gone up.”

Ithacaption: Week 1

September 2, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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Q: What is your favorite part about being in the woods?
“The quiet.”

Sophomore Danny Doherty was recently published on The MMA Corner, a website devoted to covering all things mixed martial arts.

Below, read an excerpt of the Sport Media major’s preview of the Francisco Rivera vs John Lineker bout.

LinekerVengaSherdog-600x400Fight of the Week: Francisco Rivera vs John Lineker
“One of the most appealing aspects of mixed martial arts is that there is no “off-season”. There are fights going on every week without fail. From the huge promotions to the small promotions, there is always something for fight fans to enjoy.

Here at The MMA Corner, we will preview the best fight taking place this week, regardless of its placement during an event.

This week’s Fight of the Week is a preliminary bout in the bantamweight division between Francisco Rivera and John Lineker.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, the UFC will be in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas. The MGM Grand Garden Arena will be the stage of the eleven-fight UFC 191 event, headlined by the flyweight championship. However, the prelims feature a fight between two bantamweights that have reached a potential turning point in their respective careers.”

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Ithacaption: Week 1

September 2, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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“I’m here on a student visa so technically I go back to Germany after Ithaca — but right now, I know I’m in the right place. I see people from Sport Media that I have class with and from football that I play with graduating and they’re having great success and getting jobs so I know I’m in the right place. The people around me make it fun to be here and worth it to go to school at Ithaca.”

Ithacaption: Week 1

September 1, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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“I started out writing an environmental blog then worked my way up to going to rallies, going to protests, getting arrested, then eventually joining the Great March for Climate Action.

I walked across the country with a group of people last year in the march. I’d never been out west before and I walked from New Mexico to the Ohio/Pennsylvania border. To go do this, I kind of just took a plane out to New Mexico and got dropped off in Santa Fe and kind of just walked home to the East Coast. It was a really cool way to see the country.

I just kind of got dropped in the middle of it with a bunch of people I didn’t know and we slowly became friends, then family as we were making our way.”

urlAs part of a semester-long project, students enrolled in Sport Publications will share the stories of campus and community members.

Inspired by the Humans of New York project, each week we will showcase a collection of narratives and photos from a wide-range of area folk.

Welcome to Ithacaption — where every person has a story.

The mission of Tutoring Services is to promote excellence and student achievement at Ithaca College. We are one of four academic support offices in the Center for Academic Advancement that reports to the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion and Student Engagement at Ithaca College. The other three offices are: The Academic Advising Center; the Office of State Grants; and Student Accessibility Services.

What do I need to do in order to join a tutoring group?
In order to provide you with the most effective learning experience, we ask that you prepare for tutoring by
completing the following steps prior to making a formal request for tutoring!

 View the Orientation to Tutoring Video located above. You’ll get to see one of our peer tutors!

 After viewing, complete the online Registration for Tutoring Form and the Contract for Mutual Understanding, which are both online. Your commitment is a critical part of your success.

Please note one additional requirement for First Year students:

 You must attend at least one (1) September Study Skills workshop prior to requesting tutoring services.

o Many First Year students will attend a workshop as part of their ICSM course. Check your course syllabus or ask your ICSM instructor if your class will be attending.

o Workshops are facilitated by the Academic Advising Center (AAC) in September.

 Information regarding workshops can be found at ithaca.edu/advising/events/.

 You can register via email: advising@ithaca.edu.

 If your request for tutoring is made after the last workshop (September 21, 2015), please schedule an individual appointment at the AAC to discuss study skills, so we can move forward in assigning you a tutor! Call the AAC at 607-274-1001.

After I have completed the tasks above, what’s next?

 Wednesday, September 2, 2015: This is the first day that requests for tutoring are accepted. Go online to: ithaca.edu/tutoring/request. Don’t wait! Groups fill quickly! If you have classmates that you would like to join your group, list their names and we’ll try to assign you all together if they have also made a request for tutoring. Placement with classmates is not guaranteed.

 Special Course Requests: If you need tutoring for a course that is not one of our standard offerings, type in the department name and course number in the section labeled Special Course Request. We work closely with faculty to get the support that you need.

 Acknowledgement: After you submit your online request, you will get an immediate acknowledgement by email. If you do not receive this e-mail, you will need to resubmit the form.

 Formal requests for tutoring are only accepted online: We encourage you to contact us at any time with questions! A formal request for tutoring, however, must be submitted online.

 Friday, November 6, 2015 is the last day to request tutoring for Fall 2015.

What happens after I submit my online request?

 Our goal is to email you the Tutor’s contact information within two business days. If we need additional information, we will contact you. Watch your email!

 Contact your tutor within 24 hours, introduce yourself, and discuss preferred meeting times. Your tutor will also reach out to you and other group members to begin to coordinate sessions.

 Please note that our response time may be a bit longer during peak times (e.g. midterms, etc.).

Do I need to pay for tutoring services?

 There are no charges for tutoring services. Peer tutoring is free to all currently enrolled IC students.

How will I be assigned to tutoring?

 Students are assigned to tutoring groups on a first come/first served basis.

 When tutor capacities are filled, we may refer you back to your professors, teaching assistants, or to other campus resources.

Where does peer tutoring take place?

 Tutoring takes place in the Towers Concourse office, in designated classroom space, or in other approved public campus locations. Tutoring is not permitted in residence hall rooms, in campus apartments, or at any off-campus locations.

What if I need individual help with general academic skills like note-taking, time management, organization, etc.?

 Tutors work with you on course material and learning strategies for that course.

 The Academic Advising Center (AAC) is here to assist you with academic skills for college success! Call 607-274-1001 for an appointment, or simply visit the AAC during walk-in hours. For complete information, see ithaca.edu/advising.

What if I have concerns about my tutor or the tutoring arrangement?

Let us know as soon as possible. We’re here to help!

o Contact Yolanda Clarke, Manager of Tutoring

o Email: tutoring@ithaca.edu

o Appointment: 607-274-3381

What other tutoring programs are on campus?

 The Writing Center: Visit ithaca.edu/hs/depts/writing/writingcenter/

 Math: Visit the department website: ithaca.edu/hs/depts/math/studentinfo

 Modern Languages and Literatures: ithaca.edu/hs/depts/mll/lcec/

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The expressed opinions in this blog are those of the individual authors and do not represent Ithaca College.