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Student employees are an essential resource at Ithaca College.  This invaluable addition to the workforce brings unique managerial challenges.  This fast paced program will help you maximize the contributions of these workers. 

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The current economic climate has created challenges for employees on college campuses.  Strong, focused, and enthusiastic employees will be the key for all departments and divisions on campus.  You can help create an environment where employees feel empowered and informed.  Learn strategies on maintaining morale from Tracy Knofla, who has over 25 years of experience working on college campuses nationwide.  


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On Thursday, July 21st between 5:00 and 7:00 PM there will be an outage of the campus voice mail system due to maintenance. This downtime is needed to complete a portion of the maintenance that was not able to be performed during the last outage on July 7th.

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Human at Work Workshop Series

Contributed by Katie Sack on 07/19/2016 

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Expanding on the award-winning “Human at Work” presentation he shared at IC last December, Dave Cameron ’96 leads this series of lunchtime workshops offering practical steps to evaluate how you work now, identify your natural productivity style, and discover the best Goals, Tools, and Habits for improving how you get stuff done in a way that is achievable, sustainable, and shareable with others on your team.

Part One: Goals Before Tools
(Tue. July 26, 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Part Two: The Right Tools for the Job
(Wed. July 27, 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Part Three: Building Better Habits
(Thu. July 28, 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

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Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs Benjamin Rifkin has announced that he will be resigning from that position, effective July 31. Rifkin will remain on the faculty, where he is a tenured professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

“It has been an honor to serve as the provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College during this past year, and I have felt truly privileged to work with our remarkable students, faculty, and staff,” said Rifkin. “At the same time, it has been a tumultuous year, for all of us on campus. During this time of transition, I have decided that it is best for me and for the college that I resume my role as a professor and contribute to the mission of the college through my work on the faculty.”

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During the early morning hours of Thursday, July 21st (midnight on Wednesday through 2:00 AM on Thursday) Internet connectivity to and from Ithaca College (excluding My-ResNet) will be unavailable for two 15-minute periods during the maintenance window. Users of the student My-ResNet network will not be impacted.

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submitted on behalf of Dr. Benjamin Rifkin, Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs


Student Accessibility Services, Tutoring Services, and the Director of the ICC have moved to Rothschild Place this summer so that students can have one stop access to the range of academic support services provided by these offices and the Academic Advising Center, also co-located in Rothschild. 

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson, Associate Provost/Interim Chief Diversity Officer. 

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, an educator inside and outside the classroom at Ithaca College since 2003, has been hired in the newly established position of Director for Program and Outreach within the Division of Educational Affairs.

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(Submitted on behalf of Eric Nichols, Director of Facilities Services)

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Following a summer of renovations, the Ithaca College Fitness Center will reopen on Monday July 18th.  Our hours for the rest of summer will be:

Monday: 7:00am - 6:30pm

Tuesday: 7:00am - 6:30pm

Wednesday: 7:00am - 6:30pm

Thursday: 7:00am - 6:30pm

Friday: 7:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

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Stephen Sweet (Professor of Sociology) joined a team of scholars who visited the offices of congressional representatives Charles Rangel (D), Nita Lowey (D), Tom Reed (R) and senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D) and Chuck Schumer (D) as part of the Work and Family Researchers Network Work-Family Congressional Education and Policy Day (in collaboration with the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth).  The lobbying effort was intended to generate support for legislation currently proposed for paid family leave, paid sick leave, and schedule predictability.  Stephen Sweet serves as member of the executive committee for the Work and Family Researchers Network.

During the early morning hours of Thursday, July 21st (midnight on Wednesday through 2:00 AM on Thursday) Internet connectivity to and from Ithaca College (excluding My-ResNet) will be unavailable for two 15-minute periods during the maintenance window. Users of the student My-ResNet network will not be impacted.

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Save the date:

Faculty and staff, you are invited to join your colleagues and join the conversation at the next Dollars and $ense meeting, which is scheduled on Tuesday, July 26th, at 9:00 a.m., in Emerson Suite A.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jaimie Voorhees in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Cumulus Image Database Update

Contributed by Jill Fisher on 07/14/2016 

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 The upgrade is now working to download images. You will have to go to this new link to log in and create a new bookmark. We have found that it is not working with Safari but is with the Chrome browser. Let me know if you are having any problems. Jill Fisher,

 The Ithaca Shakespeare Company presents its 2016 summer season, involving many members of the Ithaca College community.


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Fall 2016 Technology Renewal questionnaires have been sent to all individuals and area coordinators.

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Blood Drive Monday July 25 in the Fitness Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We Will be Excepting Walk-Ins But appointment will go first. PLEASE CALL 1-800-RED CROSS or go to to sign up for our blood drive from 9 to 5 in the Fitness Center. RAPID PASS, Save lives in less time with Rapid Pass!

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In a paper titled 'An Ecosophy for Bioregionalism: Anti-Paranoia and Eco-Terrorism in Night Moves,' he discussed director Kelly Reichardt's filmic emphasis on environments in relation to Félix Guattari's Three Ecologies and the potential of a cinematic framework for bioregionalism. In particular, he argued that her 2013 film, Night Moves, provides an ideal model for examining the production of political subjectivity through an eco-logic that incorporates individual psychologies, social formations, and their surrounding habitats.

Just a reminder that Matt Tenan, PhD., IC alum and neurophysiologist, will be on campus Friday, July 15 at 12 noon in CHS 304 giving a talk on Models of Human Adaption: Using Stochastic Noise to Reduce Tremor and Increase End Effector Stability in Human Movement

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Michael Malpass' book, Ancient People of the Andes, was released by Cornell University Press in June.

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