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Archive: March 2015


On April 16, 2015, the Office of Student Employment will be hosting a luncheon in Emerson Suites to thank Ithaca College’s outstanding student employees for their dedicated work. All current student employees will receive a personal invitation to come, and we encourage supervisors to attend with their student employees.

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Take one simple step right now to make the most of your social security!  Register today for your personal My Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

Your Social Security Statement is a free financial planning tool that shows how much you’ve earned over the years and what you can expect to receive...

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When it comes to retirement planning, it’s never too early to start! By starting to plan earlier, you are able to increase the likelihood of a successful retirement. Not sure where to start? Start here:

IC MY FUTURE
April 2,...

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The sooner you start saving, the more time your money has to grow! Make saving for retirement a priority. Devise a plan, stick to it, and set goals. Remember, it's never too early or too late to start saving.

Let TIAA-CREF help you devise that plan, stick to it, and set goals! Join us at the IC My Future, retirement planning open house, to learn more about how TIAA-CREF can help...

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It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. In fact, the earlier you start, the better positioned you are to make decisions and adjustments later on. In the early stages of your career and life, the most important action for retirement planning is just to start saving.

Did you know that Ithaca Colleges offers the ...

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The Spring 2015 All Supervisor’s Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 9:00 – 11:00 am in the Emerson Suites. The main topic for the meeting will be enhancements to the Performance Review form and process as they connect to building staff individual development plans. More information to follow. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Coldren at 274-3853 or...

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March is Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month! 

Based on the recent Ithaca College Employee Survey on the CRC issues, two sessions of the CRC prevention workshops are being developed.  All faculty and staff members and interested students groups are invited to participate in these workshops.  Please register to participate in one of the sessions.  The...

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Staff Council, in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources, would like to remind benefit-eligible staff to review Paid Time Away (PTA) balances in Parnassus Employee Self-Service. Reviewing balances now will allow ample time to plan the use of vacation before new annual grants are applied on June 1st. To see balances, go to Parnassus:

Self Service Time> Create Timecard...

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Let’s face it, we all make bad food choices when we’re stressed out! Come learn about what causes stress, how nutrition plays a role in stress, and ways to manage stress in a healthy and nutritious way. 

Join us as Aviva Berkowitz, a senior Public and Community Health major, presents "...

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March is Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month! 

Based on the recent Ithaca College Employee Survey on the CRC issues, two sessions of the CRC prevention workshops are being developed.  All faculty and staff members and interested students groups are invited to participate in these workshops.  Please register to participate in one of the sessions.  The...

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Everyone needs a little motivation now and again! 

Check out the BalanceWorks March Newsletter for tips on ramping up your motivation!

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Retirement is a big milestone in everyone's life, and with an ever-changing economy the idea of retiring means different things to different people. It is more important than ever to consider your personal definition of what retirement means and plan for the future with those goals in mind. With everything you want to accomplish in retirement, making sure you've thought through all the...

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Counseling services help to assist and guide individuals in resolving problems and difficulties they might have in their lives. The main benefit of counseling is to help you have a life which you can entirely enjoy and appreciate and to also help you more deeply enjoy your important relationships.

You may use counseling services to:

  • Feel better about...

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We all get stressed out at one point or another in our lives. The majority of people turn to eating as a method for relieving stress. However, the real challenge is managing stress that is sustainable for the future. 

Join us as Aviva Berkowitz, a senior Public and Community Health major, presents "...

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Counseling services help to assist and guide individuals in resolving problems and difficulties they might have in their lives. The main benefit of counseling is to help you have a life which you can entirely enjoy and appreciate and to also help you more deeply enjoy your important relationships.

You may use counseling services to:

  • Feel better about...

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We are excited to introduce a monthly newsletter for all the latest Employee Benefits & Work/Life news and updates. Each month we will highlight current events in Employee Benefits & W/L as well as share the latest information on Ithaca College...

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Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.”

In order to be kind to others, you must also be kind to yourself. Eating a healthy meal or cleaning out your closet can be considered a random act of kindness. The simplest gesture can change one person’s entire day around.

Try these simple random acts of kindness whenever and wherever it is possible...

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This IC A Healthy Me Challenge encourage you to make healthy choices and new habits when it comes to food.  In the six weeks of this challenge there will be a different topic each week. The topics consist of:

  • Fruits & Veggies
  • Healthy Drinks
  • Proper Protein
  • Smart Snacks
  • Better Breakfast
  • Home...

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The Awareness of Wellbeing for Employees (AWE) Center would strive to provide resources that help to integrate work and life, as well as overall wellbeing.  

To accomplish this, however, we will need your input on what you would like to see at this type of resource center.  Please take a moment to provide us with your thoughts and suggestions on what you would...

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March is Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month! 

Based on the recent Ithaca College Employee Survey on the CRC issues, two sessions of the CRC prevention workshops are being developed.  All faculty and staff members and interested students groups are invited to participate in these workshops.  Please register to participate in one of the sessions.  The...

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Do you have questions about planning your retirement, your eligibility to retire, retirement income options, social security benefits, health care in retirement, volunteer opportunities, or even when you should start your planning? If so, you’ll want to stop by IC My Future, a retirement planning open house being held next month. The open house will bring available resources...

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Student Employees perform an invaluable service with enthusiasm, dedication and initiative.  Along with our annual celebration of appreciation for all our student employees, that will take place on April 16th, we will be honoring one student employee with an Ithaca College Student Employee of the Year Award. 

The Student Employment Office is still accepting nominations and...

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We are observing Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month this March!

Based on the recent Ithaca College Employee Survey on the CRC issues, two sessions of the CRC prevention workshops are being developed.  All faculty and staff members and interested students groups are invited to participate in these workshops.  Please register to participate in one of the...

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When it comes to retirement planning, it’s never too early to start! The more you invest and the earlier you start planning increases the likelihood of a successful retirement. Not sure where to start? Start here:

IC MY FUTURE, a retirement planning open house
April 2, 2015 |10am – 2pm | Emerson Suite B.

Please save the date and be sure to...

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Have you ever wished you could try out many new books, DVD’s, and exercise equipment catered towards achieving a healthy lifestyle without the burden of cost?  

The department of Employee Benefits & Work/Life is looking to develop a new library, where you could do just that - but we need your help!

The Awareness of Wellbeing for Employees (AWE) Center...

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Dancing is a way you can stay active at any age, shape or size! 

The benefits of dancing come with a huge range of physical and mental benefits. Dancing is known to:

  • Improve the condition of your heart and lungs
  • Increase muscular strength, endurance, and motor fitness
  • Increase aerobic fitness
  • Improve muscle tone...

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Hurry, there's still time to take the What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge —and be entered to win a tablet computer! Take the challenge now since it ends at the end of the day today!

This is a great opportunity to discover how much you know about important topics in...

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You still have time to take the What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge and be entered to win a tablet computer! 

Remember, the Challenge ends on March 2nd, so answer the questions now! Every time you play, you are automatically entered for a chance to win one of three tablet computers. So, the more...

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The Office of Human Resources is pleased to partner with TIAA-CREF to offer "Equally Prepared: Financial Planning for the LGBT Community" on Wednesday, March 11 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This Financial Essentials live webinar is a unique educational opportunity for employees who identify themselves as LGBT who are focused on prioritizing and addressing their particular...

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