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Contributed by Brooke Hansen on 05/08/2016
After many years of working and teaching in Hawai`i, we have decided to permanently relocate there. With a combined 38 years at Ithaca College, we have striven to make an impact on the college and community and realized it is time to move on.
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Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 05/06/2016
DIIS is planning for significant critical network maintenance in May as follows:
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Contributed by Marilyn Dispensa on 05/06/2016
Turning Technologies has been the centrally supported student response system (a.k.a clickers) for more than 4 years and is used to engage students during class, assess their learning, and for peer instruction.
The vendor will have a representative on campus on Wednesday, May 11th to help current users transition to their newest product, Turning Point Cloud. In addition there will be an overview session for those interest in both polling with clickers and with the companion mobile app, Responseware™.
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Contributed by Garrett Downing on 05/06/2016
Orientation is seeking faculty and staff volunteers to facilitate the Ithaca Dining Experience program for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.
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Contributed by Garrett Downing on 05/06/2016
Orientation is seeking faculty and staff volunteers to facilitate the Ithaca Dining Experience programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.
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Contributed by Helene Larin on 05/06/2016
We are looking for infants who have recently turned 5 months, 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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Recent Chemistry Graduates and Dr. Anna Larsen Publish a Paper in Polyhedron, an International Journal for Research in Inorganic Chemistry
Contributed by Joshua Ellis on 05/06/2016
Three IC chemistry graduates: Jason Diaz ('09), Kellee Rich ('08), Semeret Munie ('08) and Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Larsen coauthored a paper, which has recently been accepted for publication in Polyhedron Special Issue on Undergraduate Research.
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Contributed by Jane Ray on 05/06/2016
This session will present strategies and skills for the performance review process. Participants will be exploring the nature of conflict present in most evaluation processes and how that potentially negative dynamic can be transformed by skills and strategies that create and hold space for the conversation.
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Barney Beins (Psychology) is Named Historian of the Eastern Psychological Association and Appointed to Board of Directors
Contributed by Judy Smith on 05/06/2016
Professor Barney Beins has been named Historian of the Eastern Psychological Association, the oldest regional psychology association in the country. As part of his work as historian, he will work with the Center for the History of Psychology and the American Psychological Association to archive EPA’s records. In addition, he will be planning EPA’s 125th anniversary celebration.
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Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 05/06/2016
Hey, there Sustainable Bombers! Since we've introduced the Coca-cola freestyle machine in Food Court, we've avoided dumping thousands of plastic bottles into the waste stream. Now, we're proud to introduce the next level of Coke Freestyle. It's called ValidFill. You simply purchase a reusable cup and a plan that works for you!
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The planet Mercury will be passing between the Earth and Sun in the morning of Monday May 9. To view this event, the Department of Physics and Astronomy will have solar-safe telescopes set out on the East Plaza of the Center for Natural Sciences from 9am to 11am. (That’s the side of the building facing the Sun in the morning.) Breakfast snacks will be available.
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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Dear Campus Community:
Since I assumed the Interim Chief Diversity Officer position in November 2015, I have witnessed a changing of the seasons. Not only is our Ithaca winter finally becoming brighter, but I have also witnessed a significant shift in some of our campus community members’ attitudes and behaviors.
In the sixteen years that I have been employed at Ithaca College, I have never observed this degree of focus and level of intentionality on the part of the institution to engage in open discussions and implement policies and practices related to issues of diversity and inclusion. I applaud the IC community for their engagement and willingness to contribute to IC’s efforts to help promote a more inclusive campus.
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Contributed by Karen Emnett on 05/05/2016
Submitted on behalf of Benjamin Rifkin, Provost & Vice President for Educational Affairs
The Ithaca College Dana Professorship recognizes excellence among excellence. Thanks to the Charles A. Dana Foundation’s generosity and foresight, Dana Professorships are awarded to selected Ithaca College full professors who have demonstrated a continued record of excellence as well as a promise of outstanding future contributions in teaching, professional endeavor in their area of specialty, and service to college and community. Dana Professors serve as role models and mentors for faculty and students, freely sharing their leadership, expertise, advice and experience with the College’s community and others who seek it. Towards this end, the Dana Professors’ activities reflect positively on and enhance the College’s national and international reputation as a center for academic and artistic inquiry.
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If you use the College’s Qualtrics site to administer online surveys, please be aware that the new Qualtrics Insight Platform will replace the old interface on May 23rd. Information about new features and what’s different is available here. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Institutional Research (IRoffice@ithaca.edu).
Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 05/05/2016
The following is submitted on behalf of Provost Rifkin:
I am pleased to announce that we will create a new advisory council to begin its work next year. The Educational Affairs Advisory Council will consist of faculty, staff, and students, and will meet once a month to advise the Provost on matters of concern to members of the EA community. In 2016-2017, the EAAC will meet on the following Thursdays
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