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 The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Ithacan the Best All-Around Nondaily Student Newspaper in the Northeast Region for 2014. The paper received the first place Mark of Excellence Award at the SPJ Region 1 conference April 18 in Hempstead, N.Y.

The paper now goes on to compete against the winners in the other 11 SPJ regions for the national Mark of Excellence Award. The winner will be announced at the SPJ national convention Sept. 18–20 in Orlando, Florida. The SPJ is the largest professional organization of reporters and editors in the country.

In addition, the Ithacan website was named a Finalist in the Best Affiliated Website category.

SPJ last named The Ithacan the Best All-Around Nondaily Student Newspaper in the country in 2012.

(Shown in photo, from left: Assistant Sports Editor Jon Beck, Managing Editor Kira Maddox, Editor-in-Chief Jack Curran, Webmaster Evan Sobkowicz and News Editor Kayla Dwyer with the awards.)

Conger's Out of Bounds interview with Tish Pearlman was recorded Wednesday, April 29 at her downtown studio.

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After serving as a faculty member for 30 years, Dr. Douglas Cross, Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, will be retiring on May 31, 2015. Please join his department in wishing him well. At his request, no party is being held in his honor.

Managers cite performance appraisals or annual reviews as one of their most disliked tasks. Employees often dread them as well. There is an alternative; you can turn this performance evaluation into a meaningful and impactful dialogue. The best performance reviews let managers and employees communicate -- share ideas, opinions, and information – with no surprises or anxiety. This workshop can help!

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https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Rt96Bpedestriansurvey

The long-awaited pedestrian corridor study for NYS Route 96B (Danby Road, Aurora Street) in the Town of Ithaca is about to get underway. The study is being coordinated by the Town of Ithaca with funding assistance from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). CHA Consulting Inc. (CHA) is the project’s engineering consultant responsible for studying the existing pedestrian environment along the corridor. The study area extends approximately 1.6 miles from the City of Ithaca/Town of Ithaca municipal boundary south to the King Road intersection. This area includes Ithaca College, on- and off-campus student housing, single-family homes, apartments, senior housing and a variety of commercial businesses and offices. 

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Join your colleagues on Thursday, May 7th for this month’s Dollars and $ense discussion on the College’s year-to-date financial performance.  Vice President Hector will facilitate a conversation around the College’s ten-month budget versus actual performance, capital spending, and plant accounts.

Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the session, which takes place on Thursday, May 7, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the Taughannock Falls Room. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or chills@ithaca.edu).  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

 

This month we are sharing some great reminders on our retirement plan, our transition to PayFlex for the administration of our Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts, as well as information about our exciting Summer Wellness Series.

Have a Great May!

May Employee Benefits & Work/Life Brief

Dr. Tom Angelo
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Clark and Klingenstein Lounges

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 8:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m. (Register here)
Light on the Hill Retreat Center

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As we prepare for our 120th Commencement on Sunday, May 17, 2015, we would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession.  The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad.  Please look for the signs indicating where each school should start lining up.  The academic procession will begin promptly at 8:50 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m.  All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m. 

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This support group is held every Thursdays from 1-1:50 in the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) group room located on the 2nd floor of the Hammond Health Center.

 

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Did you know that Ithaca College has a wellness program for benefits-eligible faculty and staff? 

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Sign up now for the May 2015 session. Registration is still open for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Online) ANTH 104000.  Fulfill one of your general education requirements for ICC with this thought-provoking and applicable class this summer from the comforts of wherever you are.

Contact Dr. Sue-Je Gage at sgage@ithaca.edu for more information.

 

The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me (MBM) wellness program focuses on you: the employee! It works to help you identify and move toward your personal health and wellness goals while celebrating your successes. The MBM program promotes a culture of holistic health and wellness at IC, and in doing so, supports a happier, healthier you!

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Summer shouldn’t be overwhelming, and neither should be finding the right Summer Camp! Let your Personal Assistant do the work for you!

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Sean Eversley Bradwell, assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, gave an invited talk, SYSTEMS, INSULT AND INJURY: Multiple Biases and Compounding Discrimination, at Charlotte School of Law (NC) as part of the Ninth Annual Meeting Of Law School Diversity Professionals.

 

 

 

Fall 2015 Textbook Requisitions were due on April 6th, 2015.

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Difference isn’t the problem, discourse is! CMST assistant professor Christopher House will offer CLTC 10000:01 Introduction to Communication and Culture as an online course during the 2015 May Session (May 12- May 22). 

As such, this course explores and interrogates the ways that communication (e.g., language, media, and discourse) establishes and enacts identity and power dynamics. In thinking about communication as global citizens, our online discussions of, for example, movies like Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004) and Snowpiercer (Joon-ho bong, 2013) will help us to understand how social identities are constructed, institutionalized, changed, contested and/or appropriated by various social groups. 

This course fulfills Liberal Arts general education and ICC Diversity requirements. To enroll, search course number: CLTC 10000 01 (CRN 10009) for Summer 2015 term on Homerconnect.

 A reception honoring the Writing Department's Diane McPherson will be held on Wednesday May 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Klingerstein Lounge.

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