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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD,
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of nucleic acids or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

Federal guidelines require that applicants possess prior experience with a particular agent or procedure, and those supervising the activity should be familiar with proper safety precautions, procedures involving storage, and disposal. A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Biosafety website –

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 Good Morning, IC Community!

Campus Center Dining Hall is CLOSED today for lunch due to the IC Community Picnic at the A&E Center today (11:30-1:30). 

Terrace Dining Hall is open from 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM for lunch and Towers Dining Hall is open continuously until 7:00 PM. 

Campus Center Dining Hall will open for dinner from 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Terrace Dining Hall is also open for dinner from 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

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 Professor Srijana Bajracharya publishes an article at the International Journal of Sustainability Education.

Srijana Bajracharya from the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education published a data-based article titled, “Students’ Awareness, Values, Perceptions, and Behaviors toward Environmental Sustainability (ES): A Comparative Study,” in a peer reviewed journal, the International Journal of Sustainability Education.  The paper was presented at the 10th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability at Split, Croatia, in 2014.


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The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

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The Fitness Center's fall group exercise schedule is now available on our website.  Classes will begin on Monday 8/29/16 and are free for all students, faculty, and staff unless otherwise noted.  Class sign-ups are made available 30 minutes before the scheduled start time for each class.

If you've never tried a group fitness class or just want to meet a few of our instructors we will be offering a mash-up event on Monday 8/22 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm immediately followed by a yoga class from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.


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Submitted on behalf of James W. Nolan Jr. ’77, Parent ’01, chair of the Presidential Search Committee
As we begin the new academic year, I wanted to give you an update on our progress from the Presidential Search Committee. We met and communicated many times during the summer months. Our search firm partner, Spencer Stuart, has been hard at work identifying target profiles, contacting candidates, validating their accomplishments against our desired attributes, and working with us to define a list of candidates for us to meet and interview.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is pleased to introduce Service Desk regular extended support hours as of Sunday, August 21st. In an effort to better support the campus community with technology needs, the new hours are as follows:

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Welcome Back! We’re back in action and ready to start the new school year with the great food and spirit of service! We’ll continue to offer what’s been on our already robust program, but we’re excited to announce more great additions to enhance your dining experience at Ithaca College.


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Posted on behalf of Sara Belcher, president of Distinct.

Our club is going to be an online fashion magazine. It would focus more on the culture and style of those on campus, as opposed to being a “high fashion” magazine. It would be completely gender inclusive (men, trans, and non-gender conforming are welcome to participate and talk about their own style/tips). It would feature fashion, beauty, and even some lifestyle. The cover would feature someone on campus who is doing amazing things (whether it be towards their career or just making amazing changes on campus). We would also talk a little about events going on/some important news going on around campus. Since this magazine would be online only, we would also like to incorporate some video projects to go along with the monthly magazine.

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All are welcome to join the Catholic Community for its first Mass of the year at 8 pm followed by a reception afterwards. 

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What do music students in the 21st century require, and how does this compare to what we have done in the past? What is diversity in music, and how do we respectfully engage the music of other cultures? 

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DIIS posted the below Intercom article on Friday, 8/19. We have decided to postpone the removal of QuickTime from Windows computers for a few weeks. If you have any concerns about how the removal of this software might impact your work or teaching, please contact the Service Desk as soon as possible.

The revised date to start the removal process is Wednesday, September 7th at 9:00 a.m.

Original Intercom story:

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LGBTQA+ and Allied Student Community Welcome -  Tuesday August 23, 7 pm in Clark Lounge, Campus Center

Come out and join us for this annual tradition! Enjoy refreshments and an opportunity to meet the LGBT Center program director, student staff, and student leaders of our four LGBTQ-themed student organizations, as well as info about our spectacular ZAP panel program and how to  get involved. 

Learn more about our unique and supportive campus and the surrounding community, meet old friends and new, find out how to get involved, and let the LGBT Center know what services, policies, and offerings meet your needs and what more could be put in place to better serve you!

Visit the events calendar

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Contributed by Jean Hardwick, IACUC Chair

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

Ithaca College’s animal use program is managed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.  A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee website –

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Linda Petrosino:

As we look forward to the beginning of a new academic year, I would like to remind all faculty members of the following opening year events:

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is pleased to announce that the Service Desk will begin offering regular extended support hours beginning on Sunday, August 21st. In an effort to better support the campus community with technology needs, the new hours will be as follows:

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As new students and their families arrive this weekend to move in, we would like to ensure a positive and welcoming start for them.  To enable them to park as close as possible to their residence hall and ease their unloading and moving process, several lots will be closed to keep spaces available for these new arrivals.  Staff, faculty, and students already on campus are asked to be aware of these closures as described below, and to have their vehicles removed from these lots by Saturday evening.  

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The Office of Judicial Affairs is looking for faculty, staff and students interested in becoming justices to serve on Conduct Review Boards and Academic Conduct Review Boards for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Submitted on behalf of Michael Leary, Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs.

The Ithaca College Alcohol and Drug prevention team proposed some changes to the College's alcohol policy last spring and they have been approved by the College. The alcohol policy in the Residential Life Rules and Regulations now includes the following additions for the upcoming year:

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The Ithaca College community is cordially invited to participate in the Second Annual Symposia on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. The Center for Faculty Excellence, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies are collaborating to facilitate the continuation of the conversation we began last September.

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