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ITS is upgrading Sakai for the Fall 2015 term with many new features (including a search tool) and major improvements to existing functionality. There will be slight changes to Sakai's interface that improve usability and accessibility. 

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Please join the Academic Advising Center for a farewell reception for Mel Jensen on Thursday, May 28th from 3-4:30pm in Room 124 at Rothschild Place. 

 

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The Diversity Awareness Committee is happy to present the Aspire Dance Company. Through performing, they are dedicated to changing the perception of dance and disability, one audience at a time.

 

 

  

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Congratulations to the 2015 ALANA Senior Awards and African Latino Society (ALS) Alumni Memorial Scholarship recipients!

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Congratulations to the following School of Business seniors who scored in the top ten percent of Ithaca College students taking the ETS -Major Field Test (MFT) in Business this academic year: 

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Math Exploration Day

Contributed by Teresa Moore on 05/06/2015 

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A total of 140 students and 15 teachers from 10 regional high schools attended the 11th annual Ithaca College Math Exploration Day on April 13, 2015.

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Dr. Heinz and Dr. Judith Koch are co-authors of a paper with Professor Masaaki Mishima, Kyushu University, in the Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan.  Justin Biffinger '97 & Patrick Han '98 each did one summer of research in Mishima's laboratory. 

 

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 The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Ithacan the Best All-Around Nondaily Student Newspaper in the Northeast Region for 2014. The paper received the first place Mark of Excellence Award at the SPJ Region 1 conference April 18 in Hempstead, N.Y.

The paper now goes on to compete against the winners in the other 11 SPJ regions for the national Mark of Excellence Award. The winner will be announced at the SPJ national convention Sept. 18–20 in Orlando, Florida. The SPJ is the largest professional organization of reporters and editors in the country.

In addition, the Ithacan website was named a Finalist in the Best Affiliated Website category.

SPJ last named The Ithacan the Best All-Around Nondaily Student Newspaper in the country in 2012.

(Shown in photo, from left: Assistant Sports Editor Jon Beck, Managing Editor Kira Maddox, Editor-in-Chief Jack Curran, Webmaster Evan Sobkowicz and News Editor Kayla Dwyer with the awards.)

Conger's Out of Bounds interview with Tish Pearlman was recorded Wednesday, April 29 at her downtown studio.

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Farewell to Dr. Douglas Cross

Contributed by Matt Morgan on 05/05/2015 

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After serving as a faculty member for 30 years, Dr. Douglas Cross, Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, will be retiring on May 31, 2015. Please join his department in wishing him well. At his request, no party is being held in his honor.

Managers cite performance appraisals or annual reviews as one of their most disliked tasks. Employees often dread them as well. There is an alternative; you can turn this performance evaluation into a meaningful and impactful dialogue. The best performance reviews let managers and employees communicate -- share ideas, opinions, and information – with no surprises or anxiety. This workshop can help!

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https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Rt96Bpedestriansurvey

The long-awaited pedestrian corridor study for NYS Route 96B (Danby Road, Aurora Street) in the Town of Ithaca is about to get underway. The study is being coordinated by the Town of Ithaca with funding assistance from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). CHA Consulting Inc. (CHA) is the project’s engineering consultant responsible for studying the existing pedestrian environment along the corridor. The study area extends approximately 1.6 miles from the City of Ithaca/Town of Ithaca municipal boundary south to the King Road intersection. This area includes Ithaca College, on- and off-campus student housing, single-family homes, apartments, senior housing and a variety of commercial businesses and offices. 

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Join your colleagues on Thursday, May 7th for this month’s Dollars and $ense discussion on the College’s year-to-date financial performance.  Vice President Hector will facilitate a conversation around the College’s ten-month budget versus actual performance, capital spending, and plant accounts.

Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the session, which takes place on Thursday, May 7, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the Taughannock Falls Room. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or chills@ithaca.edu).  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

 

This month we are sharing some great reminders on our retirement plan, our transition to PayFlex for the administration of our Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts, as well as information about our exciting Summer Wellness Series.

Have a Great May!

May Employee Benefits & Work/Life Brief

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 8:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m. (Register here)
Light on the Hill Retreat Center

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As we prepare for our 120th Commencement on Sunday, May 17, 2015, we would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession.  The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad.  Please look for the signs indicating where each school should start lining up.  The academic procession will begin promptly at 8:50 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m.  All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m. 

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This support group is held every Thursdays from 1-1:50 in the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) group room located on the 2nd floor of the Hammond Health Center.

 

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Did you know that Ithaca College has a wellness program for benefits-eligible faculty and staff? 

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Summer shouldn’t be overwhelming, and neither should be finding the right Summer Camp! Let your Personal Assistant do the work for you!

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