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The Work/Life Distinguished Faculty Series (brought to you by the Office of Human Resources) presents: 

LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE
WHEN: September 11, 2014 stating at 12:30pm
WHERE: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room (GL52)
RSVP to benefits@ithaca.edu

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If you have a dependent between the ages of 19 and 25 who recently graduated from college, its important that you update their full time student status with the Office of Human Resources, by completing the a dependent/contact update form.  Dependents must be a FT student in order to be eligible for coverage under the dental, vision & hearing care, dependent life and AD&D coverage.  If your dependent is no longer a FT student, and you do not notify us, you may be paying for coverage that is not in effect. Dependents are eligible for coverage under the medical plan until the age of 26 regardless of FT student status.   

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Do you have a question about your medical insurance? A claim? Your flexible spending account?

Whatever the issue may be, the Office of Human Resources recognizes the importance of accessibility to your benefit vendors. If you have tried resolving an issue or obtaining information through Aetna customer service and still have questions, our Aetna Representative is available for telephonic meetings twice a month. To schedule a telephonic meeting time, please call the Office of Human Resources at 607-274-8000. 

 

In an effort to stay ahead of the chaos of the upcoming school year, please take a minute to read this if you have submitted any room reservation requests in the past few months. Due to a staff transition in Campus Center & Events Services, I want to ensure everyone’s recent requests have been addressed.

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ITS has resolved the majority of the network connectivity issues as of around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. If you are still experiencing problems, please contact the Helpdesk for assistance at 4-1000.

ITS Helpdesk
helpdesk@ithaca.edu
104 Job Hall
 

(submitted on behalf of Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President, Human Resources)

The next in our ongoing series of meetings for supervisors will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., in the Emerson Suites. It is an expectation that all supervisors attend. More information will follow. For now, please hold the date.

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Asma Barlas, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) taught a three-week course and gave a school-wide lecture, 'Why is it so hard to speak about Islam?' at the NYI-St. Petersburg institute of Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture, in Russia in July. 

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ITS is investigating problem reports from multiple people and areas about computers not connecting to the Internet properly. The problem is related to Bradford network software, which is not automatically registering college computers on the network as it should be.

The problem is affecting both Mac and Windows computers, in both campus offices and labs. Not all machines are affected.

If your computer presents an Ithaca College campus agreement/registration page, try the following:

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 Christy Agnese, School Operations & External Relations Officer for the School of Music; Deborah Martin, Professor and Chair of Music Performance; and Stacia Zabusky, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Undergraduate Programs for the School of Humanities and Sciences were selected to take part in the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) summer institutes. The HERS institutes focus on leadership development for women in higher education, providing sessions on topics such as budgeting, information technology, student success, and personal career development.  Approximately 60 women higher education professionals from across the country are selected annually to participate in each of the three HERS programs.

Agnese and Martin attended the HERS Denver Institute and Zabusky attended the HERS Bryn Mawr Institute. Agnese and Zabusky’s participation was supported by the Office of Human Resources and Martin’s participation was sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

 

 

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The Fitness Center will be closed on Saturday 8/9/14 in observance of the campus wide electrical shutdown.  We will resume our Summer hours on Sunday 8/10.  Thank you for your patience.

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Bruce Thompson (Physics) presented a paper at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting

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Wi-Fi connectivity will be unavailable for approximate 6 hours on Saturday, 8/16 between 8 am and 2 pm due to the installation of new hardware. The service interruption will affect ICAirnet, ICAirnet-Secure, and My-Resnet in all academic and administrative buildings. Note that this will NOT affect My-Resnet access in the residence halls. 

Information Technology Services Helpdesk
helpdesk@ithaca.edu
104 Job Hall
4-1000

 

Nancy Rader presented her research on early word learning in a plenary session of an NSF-sponsored conference held at Uconn in June; her paper was titled, “A Speaker’s Orchestrating of Infant Attention through Show Gestures: Evidence from Pupil Dilation Measures.”  She also presented her infant language research at the Association for Psychological Science conference in San Francisco in May and at the International Association for the Study of Child Language conference held in Amsterdam in July. Becca Post ’14, a co-author, presented a poster in July at the International Conference on Infant Studies in Berlin.

The ITS Technology Learning Center will be providing Introduction to Sakai for Instructors workshops on the following dates. Please click a date below to register:

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You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial

Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.  A detailed evaluation tells you everything you need to know and do.

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Professor Anna Larsen of the Ithaca College Chemistry department has been nominated to serve a 2 year term as a  Fulbright Ambassador.   The worldwide success and stellar reputation of the Fulbright Scholars Program has been built on the talent, commitment and professionalism of scholars who have served as Fulbrighters at universities and research institutions in more than 155 countries. Fulbright Ambassadors serve as official representatives of the Fulbright Scholar program.  The goal of Fulbright Ambassadors is to expand the  outreach efforts of  the Fulbright program to the higher education community across the United States. 

Anna Larsen is a 2010 Alumna of the Fulbright Scholars Program, with a joint project to the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. more details at: http://www.cies.org/alumni-ambassadors/anna-larsen.

See more  on the Fulbright Ambassador program here : http://www.cies.org/alumni-ambassadors.

 

Get ready to welcome our new students back during Move-In Day and Fall Welcome starting Sunday, August 24 through Tuesday, August 26.

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  • Are you looking for a venue to connect with students outside the classroom?
  • Do you have an engaging presentation around the topic of leadership?
  • Did you read a research article or book that relates to student leadership?
  • Did you go to a conference recently and saw an idea that would help students grow in their ability to be a leader or lead others on campus?

 

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Faculty members play an important role in the lives of students that extends beyond the teaching of course material. The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes faculty’s potential to influence student’s attitudes about mental health care. We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly. Therefore, we invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or to report your concerns via the Students at Risk Initiative.

 

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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, such as FREE Health Screenings and Assessments!

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