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Peter Melcher (Biology) presented, "Embolism Refilling under negative water potentials – Fact or Fiction?" at the University of Vermont, James Marvin Memorial Seminar Series on 10/23/14.  See link for details. http://www.uvm.edu/~plantbio/marvin.php

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As announced in a previous Intercom article, ITS has entered into a licensing agreement with Adobe. Ithaca College's Adobe Campus Agreement provides our campus community with access to Adobe professional applications for both institutional and personal use.

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Ruth Irupé Sanabria will be giving a reading at Ithaca College!  

Monday, November 3rd at 5:30pm

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Irupé Sanabria's work is a powerful testament to her bilingualism and biculturalism. Along with capturing her unique experience as a young Latina in the U.S., her poetry is testimony to her experience as a daughter of political prisoners in Argentina and the experience of forced exile to the United States.

 Ruth Irupé Sanabria is the recent winner of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize and her work, When the Strange House Testifies (Bilingual Press)was named 2nd best Latino book of poetry of the year in 2010.

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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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IC Beatbox, a new student organization, is looking for an official adviser. Our mission is to teach the Ithaca College community the art of beatboxing.  Beatboxing is making percussion noises using only the mouth and throat muscles. If you’re interested, or have any further questions about the club itself, contact Casey Lederman at clederm1@ithaca.edu.

 

Submitted on behalf of Nancy Pringle, Vice President for Human and Legal Resources

We have extended the deadline for all staff to complete the online training to November 21, 2014.  However, computer workstations will not be available in the Office of Human Resources during the month of November for employees without regular access to computers (due to Re-enrollment).

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(The following message is being submitted on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities)

 I am pleased to share with the IC Community that Ernie McClatchie, Director of Grounds and Transportation, has accepted an appointment to expand his scope of responsibility within the Facilities Department.  In addition to his continued management of the College’s Grounds and Transportation functional units, Ernie will now also assume leadership oversight of all of the Maintenance Shops, which include: Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Electrical, Plumbing, Preventative Maintenance, and  Structural (carpentry, painting, masonry, etc.).  The expanded role will enable more focused and streamlined leadership of all of the units within Ernie’s purview, resulting in enhanced delivery of first-rate customer service to our valued students, colleagues and visitors.

Please join me in congratulating Ernie on his appointment to this new and expanded role within our evolving Facilities Department.

 

 

 

 

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The Annual Ithaca College Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fair is less than a week away!  Join us for door prizes, games, old time photos, and gobs of information from our benefit & community vendors.  Each benefit-eligible employee who enters the fair with their College ID will be entered to win one of our swanky gift baskets.

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The Ithacan has been named a finalist for the National Newspaper Pacemaker Award and the National Online Pacemaker Award by the Associated Collegiate Press.
The winners of the awards — widely regarded as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism” — will be announced at this fall's National College Media Convention in Philadelphia on November 1. 
The Associated College Press is the oldest and largest membership organization of college journalists in the country.  

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ithaca College will hold its first ever "POD" event to vaccinate staff and faculty against the seasonal flu!

Please dress appropriately to be able to receive a shot in the upper arm!

In order to greatly expedite the POD, all faculty and staff members who plan to receive their flu shots at this event are asked to print the Influenza Vaccine Screening and Consent form and Vaccine Information Sheet, found at the following link and bring the filled out form to the Fitness Center: http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/healthcenter/docs/InfluenzaScreening.pdf 

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Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost

Please join me on Thursday, November 6 for the third Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  

Dr. Gordon Rowland, Professor in the Department of Strategic Communication and current faculty member in residence at our Center for Faculty Excellence, will be presenting “Meeting Complex Challenges through Integrated Inquiry.”

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The cutthroat corporate world of “Mad Men” gets the musical comedy treatment from Ithaca College Theatre as it presents the Tony Award–winning “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Performances will run in the Hoerner Theatre at 8 p.m. on Nov. 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 9.

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As a member of NERCOMP (NorthEast Regional Computing Program), all Ithaca College administration, faculty, staff and students are eligible to attend workshops and Professional Development Opportunities at the discounted rate.

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Come practice your French in a casual and friendly atmosphere at the weekly French conversation group!  French speakers of all levels are welcome. 

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As part of the First-Year Reading Initiative (FYRI), author James McBride will hold a talk and Q&A session on Nov 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center for Music. There will be a book signing and light reception immediately following the lecture in McHenry Lobby from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the community, but space is limited.

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In addition to learning about visible and non-visible job markets, the role of networking in the search process, and concrete resources for finding opportunities, in this workshop you'll learn tips and tricks for standing out amongst other job candidates in today's competitive market.

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In addition to learning about visible and non-visible job markets, the role of networking in the search process, and concrete resources for finding opportunities, in this workshop you'll learn tips and tricks for standing out amongst other job candidates in today's competitive market.

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The IC Student Consumer Information website serves as a central access point to important public information related to many different aspects of student life such as safety, financial aid, costs, diversity, and graduation rates.   A link to the site is available at the top of every College web page through “About IC” and also on the Office of Institutional Research website.

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Faculty teaching ICC themes/perspectives courses during the 2015-16 academic year are invited to apply for collaborative mini-grants. The purpose of the grants is to support faculty in working on common assignments or other course-related experiences that would link students across their courses by interacting together in a meaningful way.  Mini-grants may be awarded for either spring 2015 or summer 2015 development work.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by November 15, February 15, and April 15.  If the 15th falls on a weekend, proposals will be due the next week day.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/.

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