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To what extent can the past help us make sense of the present, and future in Black American and broader U.S. politics?

Want to explore current debates about racial, social, and economic injustice?

Want to explore the historical institutional legacies of black political regimes?

These questions, among others, will be explored in this NEW SEMINAR:

This NEW seminar explores the main ideas/thinking and material substance of politics among black Americans and the relation of black politics to the broader American political order. This course has two objectives. First, we will explore the thrust and logic of the strategic political discourse of black Americans in the late 19th century and through the early 21st century.

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 The search committee for the position of Registrar at Ithaca College is hosting two candidates for campus visits at the start of the semester. The search committee encourages wide campus participation and feedback in this selection process, so please mark your calendars for these open presentations and Q&A sessions. 

Dates: Tuesday, January 26 and Friday February 5

Time: 1:10pm - 2pm

Location: Textor 103

Resumes for the two candidates can be found online, along with links to a feedback form that we ask you to complete after attending the session, at this link: 
http://www.ithaca.edu/wpm_preview/site/candidate-cvs/docs/registrar/levine.pdf

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Noel Wheeler at nwheeler@ithaca.edu, 274-3837.  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer; Associate Provost

What is campus climate?  Dr. Susan Rankin of Rankin and Associates Consulting, is serving as the outside consultant for Ithaca College’s climate survey.  Dr. Rankin defines campus climate as, “the current attitudes, behaviors, standards and practices of employees and students of an institution.”  The climate is often shaped through person experiences, perceptions and institutional efforts.

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One of Dr. King's greatest visions was a world with communities working together to address their challenges. 

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Every January, the Ithaca College community celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a series of programs sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement & Multicultural Affairs.

 

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With a winter storm impacting the region over the next few days, the College will extend the add/drop period for the spring semester by one day, to midnight on Monday, February 1.

The extension will provide students who arrive on campus after classes have begun, especially those who are registered for a Mondays-only class, with an additional day in which to make changes to their spring class schedules.

Best wishes for a smooth and productive semester.

Brian D. Scholten
Registrar

The 7th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us for this annual event that explores and celebrates the notion of community and diversity. This year’s event promises to be really special as we explore the topic of Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Higher Education, our guest speaker is Dr. Derald Wing Sue.

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We’re at a crossroads in the area of civility and conduct within higher education. Our expert presenter, Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, will provide strategies for training your professional and para-professional staff so you can best meet their needs, as well as the needs of your diverse student body. You’ll be able to educate on what constitutes racist speech and action, respond to incidents swiftly and effectively when they do occur, and build a community based on civility and trust.

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2015 W2s available online

Contributed by Donna Veres on 01/22/2016 

View printable version

Current employees can now view and print their 2015 W-2 online in Parnassus. To access your W-2 online, log into Parnassus, click on IC Employee Self Service, and then click on Employee W2. If you need assistance with your Parnassus login information, please email the Payroll Office at payroll@ithaca.edu. Paper W-2s will be mailed to your home address.

Taxpayers will be asked on their tax return if they and their dependents had minimum essential health insurance coverage for each month of 2015. For those who had employer-sponsored health insurance, such as that provided by Ithaca College, it will only be necessary to check the appropriate box on your tax return to affirm coverage. No further action is necessary. If you are prompted for a 1095, it is important to know that the government delayed the deadline to March 31, 2016 for employers to generate the form 1095-C.

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Submitted by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

The online submission process for faculty sponsors to submit student presentations for the 19th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on Monday, March 4, 2016. 

Students:  Interested in participating? 
Contact your faculty collaborator to discuss the proposal submission process. 

Faculty:  Submissions will be accepted for presentations, performances, and displays.  The online submission form and information can be found on the Whalen Symposium website at 

http://www.ithaca.edu/sponsored-research/whalen/

The Symposium will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2016.  It is the premier academic event at Ithaca College and features student presentations on research and creative works that are developed in collaboration with faculty.

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We have encounter PDF documents that print incorrectly with fonts and sizes that are substituted or resized from the original document.  This occurs when a PDF is attached after logging in to WebCRD.  In these cases, the fonts are not imbedded in the PDF document that has been attached but the preview will look fine.  The best way to ensure that your documents print correctly and that your department will not be charged for the corrected reprint is to only submit using the SurePDF driver. 

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 Welcome back and Happy New Year! We've come up with several delicious offerings in the Food Court his year and we hope that you enjoy them!

Let us know how we're doing! Your feedback means the world to us. Do you want to let us know in 140 characters or less? Find us on Twitter! We're also on other social media platforms! Follow us to stay up to date on what's happening with us this semester. We're@ICDining on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. 

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 Welcome back and Happy New Year! 

Ithaca Dining Services has changed the remaining Winter Break Hours of Operation. We want to ensure that students who arrive early due to the incoming Nor'Easter are accommodated appropriately. Meal Plans, which were originally to become active on Saturday, will now be active on Friday, January 22, 2016. 

Please click here for the updated hours of operation.

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The following message is being sent on behalf of Jerone Gagliano, Director of Energy Management and Sustainability, Facilities

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Transformational Diversity takes our D&I work and our organization as a whole to the next level. Diversity 1.0 focused on representation. Diversity 2.0 focused on Inclusion to ensure respect in the workplace. Today we think that’s not enough and our focus is on Transformational Diversity—a shift to a new level that actually requires us to operate differently. In this stage, we are able to enter the workplace with new mindsets & skillsets, allowing us to transform the situations we’re in and the organizations we lead because we’re actually able to see and respond to greater complexity.

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We’re at a crossroads in the area of civility and conduct within higher education. Our expert presenter, Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, will provide strategies for training your professional and para-professional staff so you can best meet their needs, as well as the needs of your diverse student body. You’ll be able to educate on what constitutes racist speech and action, respond to incidents swiftly and effectively when they do occur, and build a community based on civility and trust.

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Posted on behalf of Benjamin Rifkin, Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs

Because of the winter storm expected to heavily impact the East Coast over the next several days, many students—as well as faculty and staff—who are currently out of town may face difficulties returning to Ithaca in time for the start of the spring semester. 

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is planning major network maintenance for late evening Saturday, February 20th into mid-day Sunday, February 21st.

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Welcome to threads@CFE.  The first post for the Spring 2016 semester Classroom Firsts: Days and Minutes By Judith Ross-Bernstein.

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Due to the All Campus meeting from 9:00am - 11:45am, Phillips Hall Post Office will not be open until 12:00pm.

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