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It's Summer and that means vacation! If you are traveling this summer, be sure to check out the BalanceWorks July Newsletter!

Registration is now open for a July 20-22 R.A.D. women’s 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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Performance Review Reminder

Contributed by Jane Ray on 06/30/2015 

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The Online Performance Review process for 2014-15 is currently available to staff.  All staff members can access the self-assessment form through Employee Self-Service in Parnassus.  Supervisors can also access the Performance Review form through Employee Self-Service in Parnassus. 

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The Fitness Center will be closed from Friday 7/3/15 - Sunday 7/5/15 in observance of Independence Day.  We will resume our regular summer hours on Monday 7/6/15.

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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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The position Assistant to the President, ably occupied by Bailey Reagan for the last two years, will become available on or before August 3. Because the Assistant to the President interacts intensively with the campus community on a range of issues we plan to conduct an internal-only search for the position.

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Environmental Health & Safety will be conducting mandatory fire alarm system testing in the academic buildings in July. 

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

Upper class students who volunteer to assist will be able to move in to their on-campus housing the day before (Saturday, August 22, 2015), and will be required to attend a training session that evening from 7 – 8 pm.  Your meal plan will begin at lunch on Sunday. 

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The new Ithaca College webcam is now streaming some of the best views IC has to offer! The camera overlooks the Textor Ball and Muller Chapel, with Cayuga Lake in the distance, and pans left and right automatically to display views of the quad and surrounding hillsides. You can view it on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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Fall 2015 Technology Renewal questionnaires have been sent to all individuals and area coordinators.

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Join us in celebrating the 7th Annual Employee Wellbeing Month! Check out the Mind, Body, Me Facebook page for Wellbeing Tips and other great resources! We’ll also be posting weekly Intercoms with even more wonderful wellness information. 

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Submitted on behalf of Terri Ae. Stewart, Director and Chief, Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

The Office of Public Safety recently announced the latest offering of the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program for faculty and staff and I want to take this opportunity to provide more information on this specific program and all of the college’s efforts to increase sexual assault awareness, education, and prevention.

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Did you know that in just 2 1/2 weeks over 1000 people will arrive at the College ready to walk the outdoor track until the wee hours of the following morning? Why? They are participating in the annual Tompkins County Relay for Life, raising funds for cancer research! One of the top Relay teams since the Relay began in this area is our very own IC Hope.  Want to join us for a great night of fun, tears, exercise, and celebration? Please join our team! Can't be here but want to make a difference? Donate to one of the team members or join us for our fabulous garage sale this Saturday, June 27th from 8 am - noon. Follow this link for garage sale details and to view some of our incredible items: http://ithaca.craigslist.org/gms/5090469542.html  Here are other important facts on the Relay:

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Summer is the season we wait for. It's the season full of fun in the sun.. Summer offers more than 100 days to make a difference. Thank you for please clearing your calendar On July 7th for what's most important to help save lives by donating at our American Red Cross Blood drive from 10 to 5 in the Fitness Center. During the summer months of June, July and August, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive. This could add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations. If at least two more donors gave blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer, above what's expected, patients would be better assured of having lifesaving blood products readily available. Call 1-800-REDCROSS TO SET UP YOUR APPOINTMENT ON JULY 7TH

Reminder: Timecards Due Early!

Contributed by Donna Veres on 06/25/2015 

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Due to the College holiday on Friday, July 3, all timecards for the pay period June 15-June 28 must be submitted and approved by noon on Monday, June 29, 2015.  Any timecard that is not approved by this deadline will not be paid until the following payday on Friday, July 19.

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that both Muller Faculty Center and Cerrache Center have now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and are complete. Faculty, Staff and Students using those buildings should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.

The completion of these two buildings now marks the completion of the entire academic priority buildings.  We've run miles of cable and well over a thousand Access Points (APs) to provide reliable service to our campus community. The next steps are to get our student centered areas as well as our administrative buildings.  

A map of the work and a current schedule of buildings is available online:
https://www.ithaca.edu/its/services/wireless/campusproject2014/schedule/

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More than 650 chemistry professionals and students from academia and industry participated in this event.   Those included representatives from large research institutions (such as Cornell, Yale & Princeton) and smaller graduate and undergraduate schools (Bucknell, the College of New Jersey & SUNY Brockport) as well as companies (Johnson and Johnson, Advion, etc.), from NY, NJ, PA, Vermont, Washington DC, MA and other states in NE area, and extended to the participants as far as California, Colorado, Chicago, North Carolina, Florida and Canada.

 

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 Provost Benjamin (Ben) Rifkin will be hosting “Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost”, once a month (July, 2015 through May, 2016) for a small group—6 individuals plus the Provost.  Ben would like an opportunity, in a small setting, to meet and hear from faculty and staff in Educational Affairs, and to share some thoughts/vision of the future in our division.

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Georg Stary, Andrew Olive, Aleksandar F. Radovic-Moreno, David Gondek, David Alvarez, Pamela A. Basto, Mario Perro, Vladimir D. Vrbanac, Andrew M. Tager, Jinjun Shi, Jeremy A. Yethon, Omid C. Farokhzad, Robert Langer, Michael N. Starnbach, Ulrich H. von Andrian. (2015). A mucosal vaccine against Chlamydia trachomatis generates two waves of protective memory T cells. Science (348) 6241. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa8205.

 

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 Check out what's new on the menu at IC Square Food Court! The following items are available until July 3rd:

Get a Meatball Melt at Selona Grill - a grilled flatbread with provolone cheese topped will all-beef meatballs and marinara sauce, garnished with shredded Parmesan cheese.

Try a Maple Chicken Peach & Goat Cheese Sandwich at the Deli - sliced maple chicken with roasted peaches, goat cheese, leaf lettuce and Dijon mayo Served on toasted whole grain bread.

Just Veggin' is featuring a delicious Summer Peach and Basalmic Chicken Salad.

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