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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Pringle as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Ithaca College, effective August 1. This change of title does not represent a change of duties but rather a recognition that those duties have become ever more important to the present and future of the College.

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Please join us in honoring School of Business Associate Dean, Barbara Howard, and the work she has done for Ithaca College at a retirement reception luncheon on Friday, July 31st, from 12:00-1:30pm in the Upper Atrium of the School of Business. 

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Registration is now open for a July 20-22 R.A.D. self-defense course for staff and faculty.  For more information about this program and to access the registration form, please visit www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/rad

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Alumni Hall, Terrace 13, and Rothschild Place are now ready to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and July 21st, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking the community for feedback on any issues.

Once testing confirms successful network performance, the building will move from ‘testing’ to a ‘completed’ status.

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The School of Music bids farewell to Townsend Plant, director of music admissions and assistant dean of preparatory and summer programs. Announcing his resignation last week to faculty and staff, Plant has accepted a new position as associate dean for enrollment and student life at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

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ITS is pleased to announce that both the Terrace and Towers Dining Halls have successfully passed the testing phase and are now complete.  Users in those areas should expect stable and robust Wi-Fi connections.

The entire ITS Wi-Fi project team is excited that we are keeping an aggressive pace and look forward to the next few buildings, as the largest wireless initiative in the school’s history moves along with success.

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I am pleased to announce that Ryan DeLany, M.S., has been named Manager of the Academic Advising Center (AAC), one of the four offices which comprise the Center for Academic Advancement. Ryan has been with Ithaca College since the opening of the Academic Advising Center in 2013. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Ryan has a B.A. in History from Le Moyne College and a M.S. in Education from SUNY Oswego. His accomplishments include being selected to present at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conference, teaching Ithaca College Transfer Seminars,  and serving as a FYRE Associate. Prior to his arrival at Ithaca College, Ryan worked as an Academic Advisor at Bryant & Stratton College, as a Retention Counselor at Paul Smith’s College, and in the Office of Residence Life and Housing at Oswego. His academic advising philosophy centers on proactive academic advising, in order to foster a student’s personal and professional growth. Ryan will begin his new role as Manager of the AAC on August 1, 2015.

 

 We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  

 

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Jennifer Tennant, Economics Department, Published "Is the 2010 Affordable Care Act Minimum Standard to Identify Disability in all National Datasets Good Enough for Policy Purposes?" (with R. Burkhauser, L. Fisher, and A. Houtenville), in the Journal of Economic and Social Measurement. 

It has come to Human Resources’ attention that there is a fraudulent email circulating informing employees that they are receiving a salary raise starting July 2015.  This email is a scam and should be deleted immediately.  Please do not click any links in this email.  Human Resources is actively working with ITS to address this situation.

Feel free to contact Payroll at payroll@ithaca.edu with any questions or concerns.

Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Rebecca Plante, Anthony Adornato, Diane Gayeski and Stephen Tropiano; and staff member Ronald Hart. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page.

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Contributed on behalf of Robert Cree, AVP for Business and Finance

I want to take this opportunity to update the campus community on changes that are being made to the Cashiering office’s hours and services.

Due to recent staffing changes within the College’s Cashiering Office, located on the 3rd floor of the Campus Center,  the office will be closing effective Wednesday, July 15th.   As a result, the College has entered into a service agreement with CFCU in which CFCU will be providing certain services on behalf of the College.  We are working diligently with CFCU in an effort to finalize the specifics around the services they will provide and what services will be handled out of the Financial Services Office located on the 14th floor of the West Tower.

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 IC's Department of Theatre Arts, in collaboration with Cornell University and the Community School of Music and Arts host the 2015 NYSTEA's Educator's Conference.  Workshops for teachers will be led by teaching artists from the Ithaca community as well as Theatre Arts faculty and staff Colin Stewart, Greg Robbins, Steve Ten Eyck, Trevor Maynard, Joey Bromfield and Chrystyna Dail. 

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The gender pay gap. Double standards."Superwoman Syndrome." These are just a few of the challenges that many women continue to face in the workplace. During this session, Caryanne will explore specific strategies to tackle these and other issues, as well as ways to create success for yourself in work and in life.

Join us for this free webinar co-hosted by IC's Offices of Alumni Relations and Career Development and presented by Caryanne Keenan, Assistant Director for Career Development, Ithaca College.  

Women and Work: Taking Charge of Your Career Success
TODAY Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:00 noon  

Enter the meeting room a few minutes before the start time. No login required.  Students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome.

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This past weekend, the Tompkins County Relay for Life was held at Butterfield Stadium.  With nearly 300 participants, great weather, and a program filled with exciting activities, the event was quite the success, and a pleasure for Ithaca College to host.

Laura Kuo, Health Sciences Librarian, and Jana Waller, Clinical Instructor/Fieldwork Coordinator/Assistant Chair in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, recently had a manuscript accepted for publication in Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders (CICSD).

In their article, Teaching Evidence-Based Practice and Information Literacy in an Undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology Program: A Student Reflection, Kuo and Waller highlight the benefits of collaboratively teaching undergraduate students information literacy (IL) skills for finding evidence-based information. The publication is based on a study they conducted to assess teaching evidence-based practice (EBP) and IL skills through an active-learning library workshop in an undergraduate speech-language pathology (SLP) capstone course.

 

The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute is hosting a Watch Party for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging on Monday, July 13 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Friends Hall, Room 103. 

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Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Bryan Roberts, Barbara Howard, Diane Gayeski, Devan Rosen, Stephen Mosher, Jeff Cohen, and Brad Treat; and staff member Gerald Hector. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page.

IC in the Media

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Bonnie Solt Prunty, Director of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs, received a Presidential Service Award in recognition of her contributions to the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International.

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At IC Square Food Court, we're featuring two new sandwiches from our Summer Unplugged line!

At Selona Grill, feast your eyes upon the Bourbon Glazed Turkey Burger! We're serving up a quarter-pound turkey burger with melted cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, grilled red onion and sliced avocado topped with a drizzle of bourbon glaze on a seeded roll.

At The Deli, we're featuring a delicious Prosciutto & Cream Cheese Sandwich! It's carefully constructed with thinly-sliced prosciutto ham, topped with softened cream cheese, roasted red peppers, cucumbers and watercress - all served on a French baguette. 

Come to the Food Court and try one today!

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