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Faculty Council will hold its next Town Hall meeting in Textor 102 on Tuesday, January 27 at 12:10 PM.  All faculty are invited to attend and participate. Any topic of concern or interest to faculty may be raised. No media will be present and faculty holding administrative appointments and staff are requested to refrain from attending.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Peter Rothbart at rothbart@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1497. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Does your organization need an iPhone app developed?  Students in the Computer Science course "Software Engineering" (COMP 34500) will be providing free iPhone app development for Ithaca College organizations this spring.

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February is American Heart Month, a time to learn about your risks for heart disease and staying “heart healthy.” To celebrate, we will be hosting a Heart Health Trivia Challenge on the Mind, Body, Me Facebook page beginning on February 2nd. You do not have to be a member of Mind, Body, Me to participate!

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If you were inducted as a member of Phi Kappa Phi at another institution, we want to know! There is an active chapter at Ithaca College and we would like to include you on updates and announcements regarding several important events taking place throughout the year.

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Come practice your French in a casual and friendly atmosphere at the weekly French conversation group!  French speakers of all levels are welcome. 

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The Campus Life Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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IC faculty and staff and their families are cordially invited to a pool party in the Athletics and Events Center on the afternoon of Saturday, February 7. Hosted by the Ithaca College Alumni Association, the event is open to local alumni, parents, and other members of the IC community.

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Join this unique, three week study abroad program and volunteer at festivals such as the Galway International Arts Festival. Watch the video here !!

To learn more, come to the information session, Wednesday, January 28th at 7pm in PARK 223. 

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Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 15 years.  There are a number of opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview.

 

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Members of the Ithaca College Habitat for Humanity and the varsity rowing team will join up to raise funds with the annual "Row for Humanity."  A row-a-thon will take place this Friday, January 30, from 8:15 am until 5:30 pm in the North Foyer of the Campus Center.  Participating members will be rowing on ergometers throughout the day to raise awareness and money for Habitat builds and the Crew activities.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research/IACUC Chair

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

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Did you know CAPS now has a Facebook Page? Want to learn more about CAPS Group offerings for spring, 2015? Do you know about Seasonal Affective Disorder? Did you know that it's super common AND there are things you can start doing today to help manage it? Check it all out in the Winter, 2015 CAPS Cares Newsletter!

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The scheduling office within Campus Center and Event Services is currently experiencing a high volume of room requests and will be extending our response time from 1-2 days to 3-5 days for all non-urgent requests.

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The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

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 The Catholic Community is hosting Mass at Muller Chapel this Sunday. We host Mass every Sunday at 1PM and 8PM. All are welcome to participate!

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The Language and Cultural Exchange Cooperative (LCEC) is a new space on campus that can be used to enhance cooperative and integrative global learning. This space was conceived after Modern Languages and Literatures faculty members conducted significant research on language center trends and the use of technology in higher education. The LCEC was designed to serve not only its home department, but also collaborations with the wider Ithaca College community.

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Maria DiFrancesco, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of
Modern Languages and Literatures, has been elected as the second vice
president of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). An
inauguration ceremony will occur at the next NeMLA Convention in
Toronto, Canada, to be celebrated in April 2015. After serving one
year as second vice president, DiFrancesco will advance to first vice
president, and then president.

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Please be aware that the U-Lot will be closed for special event parking for the full duration of the day on Thursday, January 29. 

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The Academic Workflow Implementation Committee, working in conjunction with the Office of Student Accessibility Services (formerly Office of Students with Disabilities), is happy to announce that students needing testing accommodations can now make the request through workflow.

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Associate Professor Elizabeth Bergman, aging studies, will be presenting “Learning Outside of the (Classroom) Box: Experiential Learning Opportunities for Undergraduate Gerontology Students” at the 41st annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) in Nashville, TN. Her presentation will highlight several recent specific examples of projects and initiatives with an experiential component carried out by faculty and staff in IC’s Gerontology Institute. Co-authors of this presentation include Mary Ann Erickson, associate professor and chair of aging studies; Rhoda Meador, director of the institute; and Christine Pogorzala, assistant professor.

 

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