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Have you ever had a question about race but were uncomfortable or unsure how to ask? What does racism mean to you? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your and others’ lives? How do you cope with the effects? Who is responsible for eliminating racism? How might that happen?

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Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Holly G. Prigerson, Ph.D. on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall for a presentation entitled, “On Being Mortal: The Human Hand in How We Die.” 

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

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ACE, the Ithaca College portal that provides access to Parnassus, Argus, Homer, IC Workflow and Advance, has been experiencing intermittent connectivity issues. ITS is actively working to identify and correct the problem. If you encounter this problem, a temporary solution is to wait about 10 minutes and then try again.

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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Please join us for a talk by visiting alum, Dr. James E. Taylor ’00 on Friday, February 6, from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center.  Dr. Taylor is Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations throughout North and South Carolina.  

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N.A.S.A. event, "7 WORDS THAT MATTER: A Visual Translation," scheduled in the Handwerker Gallery for thiscoming Thursday, January 29, at 6pm has been unfortunately CANCELED due to student scheduling conflicts.  Help us spread the word amongst colleagues and peers!

Bob Ullrich, who contributed significantly to the advancement of the Ithaca College School of Business as its dean from 1998 to 2004, passed away on January 14 in Newport, Rhode Island, at the age of 75. His survivors include his wife, Portia, and children, Karl and Marie.

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Center for Natural Sciences has now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and is complete.  Faculty, Staff and Students using that building should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD,
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving nucleic acids or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

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Due to some upcoming changes in staffing in the Center for Print Production with Cyndi French leaving Ithaca College, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind the campus community about Print Production deadlines and priorities for the Spring Semester.

 

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The Center for Faculty Excellence announces its teaching and learning blog threads@CFE.

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The Wi-Fi rebuild in the Center for Natural Sciences and Park Center for Business was recently completed. Our testing shows that Wi-Fi performance is much improved, but we'd like affirmation from the people that use Wi-Fi in these buildings. Please let us know if the Wi-Fi network is now meeting your needs by completing this quick 2-question form: 

Find the complete Wireless 2014 Project details and schedule here:

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Something we often suspected is now being widely discussed in the media...music relieves stress!  If you are a member of our community faculty or staff, we would love to have you join us in IC voICes; we guarantee you will leave rehearsals with a smile on your face and a spring in your step!

IC voICes, now in its 14th year, offers a unique opportunity for faculty and staff across campus to enjoy their vocal talents, meet new friends, and work with both talented College faculty and students.  We are one of the only faculty/staff choirs in the country! Interested, but afraid of auditions? Not to worry...there are none!

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Attention Phi Kappa Phi Seniors of Ithaca College! Are you graduating this year? Are you continuing on to graduate school or professional study?

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

Join Professor Diane Birr, President of the IC Chapter, on Thursday, February 12th 2015, at 12:00 Noon in BUS 301 for an information session. This meeting is designed for any interested PKP senior or recent graduate with questions about the application process.

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 The Physical Therapy Department would like to congratulate graduate student Candice Brown on being awarded the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Scholarship of Excellence.  The purpose of this scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students in the allied health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the allied health professions.

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Sherry Deckman, Education, presented, “Doing Diversity Differently in One Black Student Organization” at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in December. This paper presentation focused on Sherry’s ongoing research on diversity in higher education. In the study this paper is derived from, she draws on over a year of ethnographic fieldnotes and participant interviews to document how one black undergraduate student organization at Harvard University negotiates a multiracial membership.

The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce its Faculty-in-Residence for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each of the Residents will focus on a project that has relevance for the college community.

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This is a reminder for users of College computers not to upgrade to Java 8 if prompted. Java 8 is not fully tested with Parnassus core apps, HomerAdmin, and other applications commonly used on campus.

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Career Services wishes to inform the community that Ms. Laura Klemer from PWC  has rescheduled her upcoming visit due to the winter storm that is expected to impact the Northeast this week. The new date for her visit is February 11.

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