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The Fitness Center will be closing at 2:00pm on Friday 12/16/16, and will remain closed through Sunday 1/8/17. We will reopen with reduced hours on Monday 1/9/17. Please visit the Fitness Center website for a complete listing of hours.
As a courtesy, Island Health and Fitness will be offering reduced price guest fees throughout this time for all Ithaca College faculty and staff. A valid Ithaca College ID must be presented to be eligible for the discount. Any guests who do not have an Ithaca College faculty/staff ID will be required to pay full price for a guest pass.
Procedures and schedules are in place for optical scanning of final exams during the week of December 12th-16th. Optical scanning can be dropped off at the Service Desk in Job Hall during these hours:
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Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 12/06/2016
The newest version of the Mac operating system, Mac OS Sierra, has had known compatibility issues with Pulse Secure (formerly Junos Pulse), used for remote VPN access to some Ithaca College systems.
There is now a compatible version of Pulse Secure available for Mac OS Sierra users. The new version works with previous Mac and Windows operating systems as well, and functions virtually the same.
The new version is available in the right sidebar of the Remote Access support page.
Ellie Fitts Fulmer (Education Department) and Alesha Gayle (University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education) present paper on racial literacy through comedy at national literacy conference
Contributed by Bonita L. Hogben on 12/06/2016
Dr. Ellie Fitts Fulmer (Ithaca College, Education Department) and Dr. Alesha Gayle (University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education) presented a paper at the Literacy Research Association’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Their paper, titled “LOL? Racial Literacy Through Humor in Teacher Education” explores using racial comedy media in teacher education, using literacy as a lens for understanding more about this practice. Specifically, Fulmer and Gayle focused on students’ hesitation to laugh as an avenue for zeroing in on, and expanding, their racial literacy.
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Contributed by Thomas J. Pfaff on 12/06/2016
Bob Sullivan and Tom Pfaff publish essay, Academics as Suburbanites, in Inside Higher Education. You can read the essay here http://tinyurl.com/hsuu3k7
Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 12/06/2016
Due to coverage, Career Service's drop-in hours for final exam week will be Monday, December 12 through Thursday, December 15 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Drop-ins will not be available on Friday, December 16.
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Submitted on behalf of Tim Ryan, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety
As we head into the winter months, it's important to take precautions against icy conditions. When temperatures drop below freezing, walking from parking lots and building to building can be a dangerous game.
Although Maintenance and Facilities do an excellent job salting and shoveling campus walkways, black ice and icy patches can strike before getting attended to.
Slips and falls are the number one cause of accidents at Ithaca College. Nationally, they cause more than 1,500 deaths and 300,000 injuries per year -- but there are many ways to prevent such accidents. Here is a list of ways to protect yourself:
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Contributed by Stephen Tropiano on 12/06/2016
Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, and Dale Hudson (NYU-Abu Dhabi) conducted a special workshop on their new book, Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places (2015) with PhD students in cinema studies at New York University on November 29, 2016.
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Individuals who had stroke more than 6 months ago are needed for a study investigating the impact of physical therapy on walking and balance. Participants will be randomized to exercise in the water or on land using a treadmill 3 times per week for 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time. Please contact Sarah Fishel at email@example.com for additional information.
Contributed by Maria Russell on 12/05/2016
No Pressure Blood Pressure Testing Locations and Times:
8:00 am - 9:00 am - CHS, Smiddy, Peggy Ryan Williams Center, Ceracche Center
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Contributed by April Johanns on 12/05/2016
The Roy H. Park School of Communications will host a variety of end-of-the-semester screenings, exhibitions, and presentations to showcase student work. All events are free.
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Contributed by Susan Monagan on 12/05/2016
Study abroad in Galway, Ireland this July. Earn two credits and attend and volunteer at 2 major arts festivals!
Come find out more this Wednesday evening, December 7th at 7pm in Friends 104.
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Contributed by Jaimie Voorhees on 12/05/2016
Posted on behalf of Janet Williams, Interim VP for Finance and Administration.
Members of the campus community are invited to join our weekly D&I Discussion Circle on Wednesdays at noon in Klingenstein Lounge. Once a month, a guest presenter will join the group to talk about a topic related to diversity and inclusion. Here's our schedule for the next few months:
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Contributed by Don Austin on 12/05/2016
IC Circle K, in partnership with Student United Way, will be having our yearly One World Market fundraiser! One World Market will be selling a number of their handmade, fair-trade goods on campus, and a portion of the profits will benefit both student organizations. They can help you prepare for the upcoming Ithaca winter with their array of hats, scarves, and gloves, in addition to help you check some friends and family members off your shopping list this holiday season! The sale will take place in the North Foyer of Campus Center on December 5, 6, and 7, from 9-3 each day.
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Beth Ellen Clark Joseph, Professor & Chair of the Ithaca College Department of Physics & Astronomy gives a talk for the Physics & Astronomy Fall Seminar Series
Contributed by Jill Ackerman on 12/05/2016
You are invited to a talk entitled OSIRIS-REx: NASA’s Asteroid Sample Return Mission Target: Carbonaceous Asteroid 101955 Bennu, with Beth Ellen Clark Joseph, Professor & Chair of the Ithaca College Department of Physics & Astronomy
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