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Archive: October 2014


We have all heard the numerous advantages of quitting smoking including the health, financial, and social benefits.  But although we hear it over and over, we cannot rid the fact that smoking cigarettes causes one of every five deaths in the United States every year. 

If you are a smoker looking for ways to help, here is a list of six things you can do instead of...

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The Annual Ithaca College Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fair is less than a week away!  Join us for door prizes, games, old time photos, and gobs of information from our benefit & community vendors.  Each benefit-eligible employee who enters the fair with their College ID will be entered to win one of our swanky gift baskets.

Movie Mania Basket -Enjoy a movie...

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November is Re-enrollment season, which means it’s time to start thinking about what insurance options you’re going to need for next year! 

While you may choose to keep your current plan, it’s important to take a good look at your healthcare needs and consider all options before choosing. Follow these tips to help make the best decision for you and your...

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Be a dear, and bring a non-perishable food item to the Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fair. As the Caring & Sharing Committee kicks off its annual Thanksgiving food drive, this is a great opportunity to give back to the IC community and be entered to win an additional raffle prize.

The Ithaca College Annual Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fair will be held on Tuesday,...

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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency.

This workshop gives participants a basic...

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Our culture is permeated with conflicts of all kinds. In the family, workplace, government, community, schools, and the religions, the experience of conflict surrounds us. Yet we seem to have developed more skill in avoiding it or suppressing it, than in exploring it and working with it.

Ancient wisdom from cultures that practiced community dialogue and restorative justice, is...

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Respectful Accommodations: ADA, Policy and Dignity

Making Ithaca College accessible to all community members will require creative and responsive accommodations. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) addresses the need to make accommodations for persons with disabilities so that they can achieve success in their employment. This workshop provides an insight into...

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Come as a flapper or come as you are, come as a gangster or a silent screen star. It’s going to be fun no matter how you dress, just bring yourself and your College ID and we’ll do the rest. Please join us for the Annual Ithaca College Benefits & Work/Life Gala on...

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"When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others."...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Learn more about early detection, symptoms, risk factors, and healthy habits in the BalanceWorks October Newsletter

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Mind, Body, Me would like to invite all members of Flights 7 & 8 to our Flight Festival on November 6, 2014. The Flight Festival is a celebration of you and your success throughout your first year of Mind, Body, Me! This is also a great chance for you to start planning your second year and learn about new tools and resources that have been added to the wellness...

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The Flu season is upon us!  In a community such as ours, it is important to be able to quickly respond in the case of public health emergencies or any event threatening the health and safety of faculty, staff and students. In an effort to rehearse these procedures, Ithaca College will hold its first ever "POD" on October 30, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at...

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Ever have a day go by, or week go by, and wonder where the time went? What did you accomplish?

It seems we all have days, weeks, even months like this, but it doesn't have to be that way. Learning to make the most out of your time can be simple by applying just a few tips:

  • Make time to plan: Use 30 minutes of your day to plan for the...

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"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?"
~ Bob Marley 

On Wednesday, October 15th, Michael Faber will present a short talk on the benefits of practicing meditation in the workplace, followed by actual practice. 

We are enmeshed in mental life to the almost complete...

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"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?" 
~ Bob Marley 

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The late Vince Lombardi, coach of the Green Bay Packers said, “We never lost a game, we just ran out of time.”

How often do you find yourself running out of time? For many it seems that there’s just never enough time in the day to get everything done. If you want to be more productive and improve your time management skills, this training can help you get there....

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