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 The Catholic Community would like to invite everyone to come and celebrate Mass with us Sunday August 24 at 8PM. All are welcome!

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 Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor of Sociology, received the Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Sociology.  The award is given annually to one scholar within the American Sociological Association's Section on Teaching and Learning to recognize an enduring and substantial influence on undergraduate education in the field of sociology.  The award was presented on August 18 at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco.

 

The Hammond Health Center will be closed from 12 noon until 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 21st, 2014, so that our staff can attend our department retreat. No services will be available during this time.  Nursing staff will be available at the Health Center from 4 - 6 p.m., following the conclusion of our department meeting.

As always, if you have a medical emergency, call 911.

 

 

Contributed on behalf of Wade Pickren, PhD, Director, Sponsored Research

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 (IACUC) before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

Ithaca College’s animal use program is managed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.  A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee website –http://www.ithaca.edu/iacuc/.

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When I returned to my alma mater in 2013 to serve as director of intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports, one of my primary tasks was to determine how the athletics program could be better aligned with the overall mission, vision, and strategic direction of the college.

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The following is contributed on behalf of Wade Pickren, PhD, Director of Sponsored Research:

The All-College Review Board for Human Subjects Research (HSR) is responsible for reviewing all college research and teaching activities (i.e. surveys) conducted by faculty, staff, and students that involve the use of human subjects.

If you are uncertain whether your project requires review, or if you plan to submit an HSR proposal in the coming semester, please visit the All-College Review Board on Human Subjects Research  website under “H” in the directory.

You will find application forms, examples and instructions, proposal submission deadlines, committee meeting dates and a listing of members.  

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In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi:

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During the first two weeks of August, Michael Twomey (Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, English Department) and Steven Hartman (IC class of 1987, now Professor, English Department, Mid-Sweden University) taught in an interdisciplinary, graduate-level course for students of environmental criticism, history, archeology, and anthropology.  

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The College's grade submission policy allows the provost to change the date that final semester grades are due in any given semester in order to accommodate various calendar issues that might arise. Based on significant input from faculty, the school deans' offices, and the Office of the Registrar, the Provost's Office has decided to change the date that final semester grades are due in the fall 2014 semester.

For the fall of 2014 only, final semester grades will be due on Tuesday, December 30 at noon. This will serve as an opportunity to gather data on the implications of such a move that can then inform a discussion in spring 2015 about whether or not an ongoing policy change for the final semester grade submission deadline is in order.

Thank you.

Brian D. Scholten
Registrar
 

Faculty Council is soliciting nominations for faculty members interested in serving on the Provost Search Committee. Faculty Council will recommend a total of 3 faculty members elected by the general faculty to serve, with President Rochon selecting the other 3 in consultation with the Faculty Council Executive Committee, for a total of 6 faculty members on the 11 person committee. It is hoped that this process will balance the committee with a variety of perspectives.

If you are interested in serving or nominating someone, please send a short statement of interest and qualifications to rothbart@ithaca.edu or facultycouncilchair@ithaca.edu NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 9:00 AM.

 

Faculty members play an important role in the lives of students that extends beyond the teaching of course material. The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes faculty’s potential to influence student’s attitudes about mental health care. We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly. Therefore, we invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or to report your concerns via the Students at Risk Initiative.

 

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Ithaca College is implementing a Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise for all staff and faculty on Thursday, September 11, 2014 to vaccinate against the seasonal flu. This event is an important part of the College community to be prepared for emergencies.  Whether caused by disease, natural disasters, or a terrorist event, Ithaca College and the College Emergency Response Team (CERT) are committed to quickly responding to any event threatening the public health and safety of its faculty, staff and students.

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The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help.  Each Kick-Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit.  The last session will be based on suggestions submitted through the Career Services Facebook page or tweeted to @ICCareers. Submit your suggestions now -- the first student to submit the winning topic gets a pizza!

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The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help.  Each Kick-Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit.  The last session will be based on suggestions submitted through the Career Services Facebook page or tweeted to @ICCareers.

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The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help.  Each Kick-Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit.  The last session will be based on suggestions submitted through the Career Services Facebook page or tweeted to @ICCareers.

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The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help.  Each Kick-Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit.  The last session will be based on suggestions submitted through the Career Services Facebook page or tweeted to @ICCareers.

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The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help.  Each Kick-Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit.  The last session will be based on suggestions submitted through the Career Services Facebook page or tweeted to @ICCareers.

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Jake Brenner, Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies and Sciences, recently presented collaborative research he conducted with students at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Sacramento, California.  The paper, titled "Keeping Danby Danby," discusses the gaps between land conservation ideals, policy, and practice in the nearby Town of Danby, NY.

The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help through our Kick-Start program.  Each Kick-Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit.  The last session will be based on suggestions submitted through the Career Services Facebook page or tweeted to @ICCareers.

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Submitted on behalf of Interim Provost Linda Petrosino

As we look forward to the beginning of a new academic year, I would like to remind all faculty members of the following opening year events:

 

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