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Faculty Council is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations for the position of At-Large Representative for the Committee for College-Wide Requirements (CCR). The position is a two-year one.  Please submit a short statement of intent by Friday, April 29 at 5 PM, to rothbart@ithaca.edu. For further information: https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10601/volume_1_10602/#1060216 and http://www.ithaca.edu/provost/standingcommittees/ccr/

Faculty Council will host a Town Hall meeting with Provost Ben Rifkin on Thursday, April 28 at 12:05 in Textor 102. This meeting is open to all faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching. No press will be present. All topics are open for discussion.

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A reading and discussion of the children's book "I Am Jazz" - the story of a transgender child based upon the real life experiences of Jazz Jennings - will take place in Room 319 of the campus library on Thursday April 28 at 12 noon. The event will be of interest to students, faculty, and staff across disciplines - in LGBTQ studies, as well as education and pedagogy, library sciences, rec and leisure studies, sociology and psychology, and other fields. Discussion of ways such works can be used by those going into teaching, coaching, counseling, health, parent education, and other fields, and  a short video clip of Jazz herself, will follow.

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Discusses the responsibilities of supervisors and suggests strategies for resolving and preventing sexual harassment and discrimination complaints.

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Effective communication helps us better understand people and situations, enables us to resolve differences, helps build trust and respect, and creates an environment where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish. As simple as communication seems, much of what we try to communicate—and others try to communicate to us—gets misunderstood, which can cause conflict and frustration in personal and professional relationships. By learning effective communication skills, you can better connect with your spouse, kids, friends, and coworkers.

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It’s inevitable. At some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult co-worker, customer or family member, the strategies are essentially identical. In this seminar you will learn strategies to defuse negativity and hostility and create a positive atmosphere of co-operation.

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Staff Council is seeking nominations for staff members who may be interested in serving a three year term as the Staff Trustee on the Ithaca College Board of Trustees. The Staff Trustee is a fully participating and voting member of the Board of Trustees with all of the attendant rights and responsibilities.

If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague (with their permission), please e-mail staffcouncil@ithaca.edu no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday 5/11/16.  We ask that all nominees submit a formal statement of interest in their e-mail.

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Learn how a grass roots company in Massachusetts is leveraging innovation to provide, coordinate and pay for the care of the sickest and most vulnerable populations in today’s ever changing healthcare market.  Commonwealth Care Alliance, one of the top Medicare rated health plans in America, is launching a ventures arm to incubate new ideas in care delivery, technology and service provision, while drawing the top talent minds to work there, all in the heart of Boston, MA.

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This is the first event in an annual series that brings together students and alum from the Investment Industry focusing on career paths, life after IC and, leadership within the finance industry.  The panel discussion will be followed by a reception in the Upper Atrium at 5pm.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk (servicedesk@ithaca.edu) by Monday, May 2, 2016.

Please note that by semester startup eClassroom and meeting room computers will come with the following:

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The Communication Studies Department is delighted to announce that Ashley Hall, 2015-16 H&S Dissertation Diversity Fellow, successfully defended her exceptional dissertation yesterday at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Ashley Hall will join the department in August as our newest tenure eligible colleague.  Warmest congratulations and best wishes for continued success!

     IDENTITIES and MIND, BODY, SPIRIT Course Available Online this Summer

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In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, we are pleased to team up with TIAA to bring faculty and staff the newest What's Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0. By testing your financial know-how, you could win a tablet computer

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  The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me (MBM) wellness program focuses on you: the employee, and works to help you identify and move towards your personal health and wellness goals. Our wellness program is open for all benefits-eligible faculty and staff to join and includes a variety of wellness features, such as FREE Health Screenings and Assessments!

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contributed on behalf of Keith "Mac" McIntosh

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People from all walks of life are currently seeking to learn more about herbal medicine and the natural world. Learn basic skills and sensory awareness that can apply to all aspects of your life. Being out in nature increases fitness levels, lowers stress, improves critical thinking and is just plain fun!  ENVS naturalist and department chair Jason Hamilton will be teaching two classes this spring/summer that offer these benefits.

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This session will present strategies and skills for the performance review process. Participants will be exploring the nature of conflict present in most evaluation processes and how that potentially negative dynamic can be transformed by skills and strategies that create and hold space for the conversation.

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Jake Brenner (ENVS) and Van Butsic (UC Berkeley) led a team of eight undergraduates (including Kent Bueche and Neal Anderson, recent ENVS graduates) in the first-ever systematic mapping of cannabis farms in northern California.  The study took place in Humboldt County in the so-called “Emerald Triangle,” producer of 70-85% of the marijuana consumed in the US.  

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Come and support your fellow classmates. 

All presentations will take place in CNS 112.

Wed (4/27):

  • 4pm  Emily Conklin, Biology ’16
  • 4:30 pm Lauren Ryan, Biochemistry ’16

Thurs (4/28):

  • 4 pm Jaime Lisack, Biochemistry ’16
  • 4:30 pm Katie Luckett, Biochemistry ’16

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The final Vice President for Enrollment Management candidate will be on campus on Tuesday, April 26.  Members of the campus community are invited to attend an open session, which is scheduled at 12:15 pm in Textor 103.  Materials for the candidate can be found here.

Feedback for all four candidates will be collected via an online evaluation form.  Please provide your feedback no later than close of business on Wednesday, April 27. 

Thank you for your participation.

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