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Contributed by Katie Sack on 05/09/2014
As the flowers bloom and the trees bud, we are reminded that Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings... and of course, warm weather and outdoor fun!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Spring Into Mind, Body, Me Photo Contest. We really enjoyed the outdoor photos and experiences you shared with us!
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Spring is here and we’re getting ready to clean up inside our homes and to work outside in our lawns and gardens. But all that lifting, climbing, trimming and other spring cleaning activities heighten the risk for home injuries. According to the Home Safety Council (www.homesafetycouncil.org) there are over 10 million unintentional home injuries in the U.S. per year that result in visits to hospital emergency rooms.
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Contributed by Thomas Rochon on 05/09/2014
I invite you to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions Marisa Kelly has made to the Ithaca College community after her 3 years as Provost and Vice President of Educational Affairs at a farewell reception to be held on Monday, May 12th from 4:00-5:30 PM.
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Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 05/08/2014
On Wednesday, May 21st ITS will be performing extensive work on the IC web infrastructure which will result in a 2-3 hour downtime of websites and web services starting at 6:00 AM.
The main IC website, as well as myHome, myIthaca, and HomerConnect will all be unavailable during the downtime. While the normal IC website content will not be available, people who attempt to access www.ithaca.edu will be re-directed to a temporary web page that will provide direct links to the following major services:
All other Web services will be unavailable. We'll make every effort to have the work completed by 8:00 AM, but if complications arise the downtime may extend to as late as 9:00 AM.
Note that myHome is set as the default browser Web page on many campus computers, and will display a "page not found" message during the downtime.
Contributed by Jonathan Ablard on 05/08/2014
Bridget Tobin, Politics, co-authored History is Ours: Accounts of the Chilean Coup and Resettlement in Ithaca, NY with Tim, Shenk, director of the Committee on U.S. Latin American Relations. The book is an oral history of the Chileans who came to Ithaca following the U.S.-supported military coup of September, 1973. Bridget worked on this project during her year-long internship with CUSLAR.
Contributed by Ari Kissiloff on 05/08/2014
Project Look Sharp will be celebrating Memorial Day weekend with another webinar entitled “Media Constructions of Peace and Social Justice: Reflecting Diversity.” On May 22nd this webinar will go live from 7-8 EDT and will be free of charge.
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Contributed by Katie Sack on 05/08/2014
"I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness" ~unknown
There are things you can do to be happy when you're feeling down. Check out the BalanceWorks May Newsletter for some natural happiness boosters next time you are in a slump.
Contributed by Wade Pickren on 05/08/2014
The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce its Faculty-in-Residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. Each of the Residents will focus on a project that has relevance for the College.
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NoEcho, Ithaca College Art Students Exhibition, Last Chance Viewing this weekend: May 10 and 11 from 11:00am - 5:00pm.
Contributed by Denise Vanderburgh on 05/08/2014
The Ithaca College Art Department presents: NoEcho, A pop gallery transforming a raw industrial space into a display of the varied talents of junior and senior art majors at Ithaca College.
From auditory sculpture to figurative oil paintings, NoEcho features an eclectic and vibrant body of work that reflects both the students' range of interests and the dynamic nature of the space.
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As part of the dominoes of moves that will be occurring over the summer to prepare for the PT Rochester program move to the Ithaca campus, most of the department of Enterprise Application Services (EAS) within ITS will be temporarily moving to the second floor classrooms in Friends Hall.
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Contributed by Tammy Sritecha on 05/07/2014
Ithaca College’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi welcomes Michelle Denison (Occupational Therapy major) and Lisa Famularo (Business Administration major) as the 2014-2015 Student Vice-Presidents. Michelle and Lisa will serve on the chapter’s Executive Committee and attend meetings and events.
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Sophia Terazawa '13 Publishes Article on Experience in Aging Studies' Fieldwork Course in Journal of Creativity in Mental Health
Contributed by Paula Davis on 05/07/2014
Sophia Terazawa '13, who majored in psychology with a minor in aging studies, has had her article, "The Language of Loss: Modeling a Transformative Narrative of Grief," published in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. Terazawa's fictional narrative is based on the true experience of her undergraduate Fieldwork in Gerontology course at Longview, a senior retirement community with which Ithaca College has had a 15-year partnership.
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Contributed by Paula Davis on 05/07/2014
Bereavement services are an important part of end-of-life care with potential to ameliorate distress among bereaved caregivers. However, little is known about individuals' preferences regarding structure, content, and delivery of services.
Elizabeth Bergman, assistant professor of aging studies, recently presented "Exploring Bereavement Service Use Preferences and Motivations" at the 36th annual meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), held April 23-26, 2014, in Baltimore. She presented survey outcomes from 60 bereaved hospice caregivers. Professor Bergman conducted the research in collaboration with Marna Metcalf, MA, a grief counselor with Hospice of Central New York.
Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 05/07/2014
Contributed by Bruce Henderson on 05/06/2014
Bruce Henderson, Communication Studies, has been invited by Carole Blair, First Vice-President of the National Communication Association, to be one of six panelists to participate in the Opening Plenary Session of the National Communication Association in Chicago in November 2014.
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Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 05/06/2014
Like any organization that deals with sensitive information, Ithaca College must be in compliance with a variety of security standards. To ensure this compliance, our security practices and policies are regularly reviewed by external auditors, and often result in recommended or mandated changes to our security practices. One such recommendation that the college as a whole has been asked to comply with is the enforcement of screen saver passwords on virtually all college-owned computers.
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Contributed by Matt Morgan on 05/06/2014
Rogalski, who did her doctoral work at UF, conducted a study showing older adults remembered more details from a text when they read it and described it to someone else compared to those who just re-read it several times.
The study was inspired by a training technique Rogalski developed at UF called "Read Attentively, Summarise and Review." This method, known as RASR, calls for participants to read a passage out loud and then summarize what they’ve read after each paragraph.
Rogalski’s research was originally published online by Aphasiology in February and appeared in the journal’s print edition in April.
To read the full article on Rogalski’s research, visit the UF website here.
Contributed by Katie Sack on 05/06/2014
The Office of Human Resources presents faculty and staff our newest Work/Life Mission Series. This series brings staff from various departments across campus to you to share their expertise on all different aspects of wellness. The Work/Life Esteemed Staff Series covers topics ranging from the basics of dancing to career and life happiness to being healthy at your desk. So, be sure to come out and see the great things that our staff members have to share!
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