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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered one of the closing plenary addresses at the What is Documentary? Conference at the University of Oregon, April 23-26, 2014.

With her collaborator and co-author Helen De Michiel, a new media artist, designer, and writer based in the Bay Area, she presented a talked entitled “Towards a Theory and Practice of Open Space New Media Documentary.”

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Submitted on behalf of Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President of Human Resources

As many of you know, Mary Tomaselli will soon be ending her time here at Ithaca College as Director of Employee and Organizational Development.

Mary has helped many of us here to navigate and lead transitions effectively in our work lives, and now it is time for a transition of her own.  Her presence, guidance, encouragement, and care will surely be missed.

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 Lis Chabot, Laura Kuo, and Kris Shanton presented at a regional Assessment Expo sponsored by the Cornell University Libraries.

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Ithaca College was well represented among the performers at a recent concert in Elmira, when several faculty, alums, and students lent their talents to Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor.

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The June 3rd Weight Watchers At Work meeting will be in Job Hall 161, one of the classrooms in the hallway between Job Hall and Dillingham Center (beneath the fountain). This location change is for June 3rd only.

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Submitted on behalf of Cindy Reckdenwald, Director of Compensation & Workforce Analysis

The staff and administration Annual Salary Review process will officially open on Monday, June 16, 2014.  This year, department supervisors will have a five-week period to make recommendations for salary adjustments with the process closing on July 18, 2014.  Prior to the official opening, department supervisors will receive detailed information regarding the annual salary review process along with guidelines for awarding salary increases and instructions for accessing the online process.  The new salaries will become effective with the first pay period in August. The actual check dates will be August 16th for both those paid on a semi-monthly basis and for those paid on a bi-weekly basis. 

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The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me (MBM) wellness program focuses on you: the employee, and works to help you identify and move towards your personal health and wellness goals. Our wellness program is open for all benefits-eligible faculty and staff to join and includes a variety of wellness features. One great feature of our program includes FREE Wellness Workshops!

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Attention: Students, Faculty, and Staff:

 

There has been a scheduling change at IC Square Food Court for Friday, May 30th. Sandella’s Café will be open today for Lunch until 2:00PM! Selona Grill will be CLOSED, but Just Veggin’ and Deli Inspirations will remain open for regular service. 

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Robin Davis (Assistant Director Employee Benefits & Work/Life), Katie Sack (Employee Benefits & Work/Life Administrator) and Mark Coldren (AVP of HR), along with Heather Vanca (Wellness Program Manager from eni), presented at the CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources) National Conference in Las Vegas on October 28, 2013.

The presentation examined IC’s unique Mind, Body, Me wellness program model and how it incorporates existing services into a comprehensive, holistic wellness initiative that invests in employees and provides them with an opportunity to take a greater role in optimizing their health, well-being and job satisfaction. In addition, it detailed how HR leverages student employment and internship opportunities to enhance the student learning experience.

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 After over 30 years of service to the College in several roles Marian will become the first Director of the Wells Institute of Sustainability and the Environment at Wells College in Aurora, NY beginning June 3.

 

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Beginning June 1st, the spaces designated for employee parking in the Visitor Lot will no longer be available and this lot will be restored to Visitor Parking only.

The parking spaces on the south side of the Visitor Lot were designated for employee parking during the renovations in Hill Center while G-Lot was taken off line for construction vehicles. G-Lot has now been restored back to employee parking, with the exception of the few parallel spaces along the rock wall, which are still marked for construction vehicles.

Please contact Parking Services at parking@ithaca.edu or call (607) 274-3756 with any questions.

 

The annual campus electrical shutdown takes place on Saturday, May 31, 2014. ITS would like to remind everyone to unplug computers, printers, and other electrical devices prior to the start of the shutdown.

While ITS expects that all computing systems and services will remain online and accessible from off campus, there is the possibility of extended system downtime for any system or service due to unanticipated problems. 

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We are seeking facilitators for small group discussions on James McBride's book, The Good Lord Bird, the '14-15 selection for the First Year Reading Initiative. 

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Inspections of all of the elevators and dumbwaiters on campus will be occurring over the next 3 weeks.

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Summer softball is back for students, faculty and staff for 2014, NO EXPERIENCE or skill required!

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Mary Turner DePalma, Ithaca College Professor was honored for her role on the University of Pennsylvania Cross-Country and Track & Field Teams.

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Lis was the keynote speaker and workshop facilitator for Gannon University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) 2014 Regional Symposium.   

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Parking rules and regulations are in effect 24/7, including summer. Student permits are available AT NO COST for the summer and do not expire until August 14th, 2014. These permits are available for ordering online or you may stop by Parking Services, located at the Office of Public Safety to obtain a permit.

If you have a valid 2013-2014 permit, parking rules and regulations still apply throughout the summer with these two exceptions:

  • All students with a valid permit may park in W-Lot located on the road leading to the Circle Apartments across from Terrace 6 and in K-Lot located in back of Ceracche.
  • Students with a valid Green permit may park in Red Lots during the summer.

If you are parking regularly on campus this summer and do not have a valid 2013-2014 permit, you may still receive tickets so please be sure to get your permit.

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At its May meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees elected four new members. Elliot Mayrock ’73 will serve for the next four years as a term trustee, Michael Conover ’81 for three years as an alumni trustee, Christy Agnese ’06 for three years as the staff trustee and Ciara Lucas ’17 for two years as the student trustee.

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At its May meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees awarded promotions to six faculty members.

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