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Current employees can now view and print their 2014 W-2 online in Parnassus. To access your W-2 online, log into Parnassus, click on IC Employee Self Service, and then click on Employee W2. If you need assistance with your Parnassus login information, please email the Payroll Office at payroll@ithaca.edu. Paper W-2s will be mailed to your home address early next week.

This year taxpayers will be asked on their tax return if they and their dependents had minimum essential health insurance coverage for each month of 2014.  For those who had employer-sponsored health insurance, such as that provided by Ithaca College, it will only be necessary to check the appropriate box on your tax return to affirm coverage.  No further action is necessary.  If you are prompted for a 1095, it is important to know that the government delayed the need for employers to generate the form 1095 until next year.

 

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James Mick, assistant professor of music education, traveled to Dallas this past December to guest conduct the Region 25 Philharmonic Orchestra. The repertoire included works by Berlioz, Bach, and Gershwin. The culminating performance occurred on December 13, 2015 at the recently built $25 million Allen High School Performing Arts Center and included five separate honor orchestras – 3 middle school string orchestras and 2 high school full orchestras. 

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBT themed film series will host a showing of the documentary "The Paper Mirror” on Tuesday, Tuesday, January 27. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 103.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Faculty Development Committee seek nominations for Ithaca College’s annual Faculty Excellence Awards. We will offer five $1,500 awards.

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Summer Grants for Faculty Research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis. Awards provide $3,350 in compensation for eight weeks or full-time research. Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by Monday, February 16. Guidelines and application form may be found at www.ithaca.edu/cfe/research/summer_grants.

“No matter where you stand, it’s never too late to make better choices for your health and we invite you to start a new life resolution now. All you need is a goal, a plan and the desire to live better. That’s why we created My Life Check and the Life’s Simple 7.  Thanks to the science and research volunteers of the American Heart Association, we have your road to good health. All of us need to practice these seven steps to live a heart-healthy life. Simple 7 include identifying risk factors for heart disease, and understanding the things within your control to living longer, healthier lives!  Remember, you can stop heart disease before it even starts. Start small. And keep it simple. Make one change today and then you’re ready to make another, and another. Before you know it you’ve stopped making poor choices, and started making life choices!” – Gina Chapman

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The FBI has provided notice to the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management of two recently identified scams, each targeting college and university personnel and students.  Please review the details of these scams provided below, and notify the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov if you experience either of these activities. 

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Ithaca College ITS is proud to announce that Park Business has successfully passed the testing phase and is now officially completed.  Students, Faculty and Staff should now expect reliable and robust Wi-Fi service in that building.

Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise is the fifth building to be completed out of twenty-nine total buildings across campus.  More detailed projet information can be found at the project's web page: 
http://www.ithaca.edu/its/services/wireless/campusproject2014/ 

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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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ITS offers technology workshops every week on a variety of topics and software applications in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:

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Dr. Paula Ioanide's book, The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness (Stanford), has made FLAVORWIRE's "10 Must-Read Academic Books for 2015."  Dr. Ioanide is an associate professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.

The first installment of the 2015 HPPE Speaker Series will feature Luvelle Brown, Ph.D., Superintendent of Ithaca City Schools. Dr. Brown will present a speech entitled "Engage, Educate, Empower: A Strategic Approach to Meeting the Needs of All Learners" on Monday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Hill Center 104. 

The 2015 HPPE speaker series is sponsored by the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education. This year's topic is "Teaching, Learning, and Diversity in the 21st Century."

For more information or to RSVP for the event, visit the calendar listing found here.

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The Ithaca College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announces Fill The Hill Fridays, encouraging fans to come to Hill Center to support the Ithaca women’s and men’s basketball teams. Fill The Hill Fridays will take place Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 13 and include promotional events, giveaways and interactive activities for both games on all three nights. The women’s basketball games begin at 6 p.m. followed by the men’s basketball games at 8 p.m. on each of those Fridays.

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The Fitness Center is now open with our full hours of operation for this semester.  For additional information on Fitness Center policies and programming please visit our website.

Spring 2015 Hours

Monday: 7:00am - 11:00pm

Tuesday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Wednesday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Thursday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Friday: 7:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

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February is American Heart Month, a time to learn about your risks for heart disease and staying “heart healthy.” To celebrate, we will be hosting a Heart Health Trivia Challenge on the Mind, Body, Me Facebook page beginning on February 2nd. You do not have to be a member of Mind, Body, Me to participate! 

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i3º & MT (pronounced "thirteen degrees and empty") is a jazz quartet of music professors at Ithaca College featuring Nicholas Walker, double bass; Greg Evans, drums; Nick Weiser piano; and  Director of Jazz Studies, Mike Titlebaum on alto saxophone. 

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In December, immediately after the end of the fall semester, Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras, traveled to Southeast Asia to conduct the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert of works by Steven Stucky, Brahms and Stravinsky.

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Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program for the summer 2015 and academic year 2015-2016 are invited to submit applications and project proposals. All application materials must be received by February 13, 2015. Please check the Office of the Provost website - Dana Student Internship Program for further details.

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Center for Natural Sciences is now ready to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and January 26th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking the community for feedback on any issues.

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