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Check out the April edition of our Employee Benefits & Work/Life Newsletter

Join the Educational Affairs Staff Development Committee as we present: 

Assisting Undecided Students

All educational affairs faculty and staff are invited to hear from Elizabeth Bleicher, Director of the Exploratory Program and Christina Moylan, Coordinator of the HSHP Preprofessional Program about ways we can all work to assist our undecided students in working toward a major and career plan.

Join us Wednesday, April 5, 12:10 – 1:00 pm, in Clark Lounge.

Please feel free to bring your lunch as this is a brown bag event. Cheese, fruit and beverages will be provided.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please contact Doreen Hettich-Atkins,, 607-274-3374 in as much in advance as possible.

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All educational affairs faculty and staff are invited to hear from Elizabeth Bleicher, Director of the Exploratory Program and Christina Moylan, Coordinator of the HSHP Preprofessional Program about ways we can all work to assist our undecided students in working toward a major and career plan.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This workshop covers how to recover financially and rebuild credit after experiencing a financial setback. During the workshop, participants will learn to:

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Dean Casterline is moving on...

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Contributed by Wade Pickren on 04/04/2017 

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Welcome to threads@CFE: This week's post is: Calculus: An Implementation of Standards/Specifications Based Grading

by Dr. Matt Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Dr. Megan Martinez, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

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Staying in Ithaca this summer? Why not try gardening? Claim a plot in the Circles Community Organic Garden for the summer! 

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The Latin American Studies minor program at Ithaca College invites you to:  

La Buena Vida - The Good life (2015), by director Jens Schanze Film will be shown on TUE APRIL 4, 2:35-4:15pm, Textor 101; public welcome

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Submitted on behalf of Gerard Turbide, Vice President for Enrollment Management 

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Center for Faculty Excellence, Monday, April 10, 8:30-10:00 am

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Parnassus Downtime - April 3

Contributed by Bren Price on 04/03/2017 

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Parnassus will be down today, Monday, April 3, from 11:45 am - 12 pm for unscheduled system maintenance. Please direct any questions or concerns to the Service Desk.

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 Jonathan Ablard presented  “Proletariats in Ties: Labor Organizing and Strikes by Barbers in early Twentieth Century Buenos Aires” at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Latin Americas Studies (MACLAS) at the University of Virginia (March 24-25)

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HPPE Professor, Raj Subramaniam and Caitlin Weems (graduate student) published an article titled "Reframing Climate Change for Environment Health" in the Journal of Environmental Health, 79 (8), 24-27. This article examines factors influencing public views on climate change and uses the Health Belief Model to showcase the efficacy of an individual behavior change program to understand climate change at the microlevel.


We’ve lost touch with nature. This disconnect hurts our health, dulls our spirit, and threatens our future. Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. And it shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our wellbeing, but also to solving our climate and environmental crises.

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Michael Twomey, Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, Department of English, has published a bibliographical essay about the medieval encyclopedist Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman) in Oxford Bibliographies, a peer-reviewed, selectively curated, online guide to scholarship in a variety of academic disciplines.  In the words of the “About” page of the publisher, Oxford University Press, “Oxford Bibliographies provides faculty and students alike with a seamless pathway to the most accurate and reliable resources for a variety of academic topics. Every article in our database is an authoritative guide to the current scholarship, written and reviewed by academic experts, with original commentary and annotations.”

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Family Carnival is back for another year! There will be activities for all ages, including arts and crafts, face painting, bag toss, and two bounce houses! There will also be live performances, a raffle, and pizza! The event will be held on Friday, April 7, from 5:00pm - 8:00pm in the lower level gyms of the IC Fitness Center. 

Entry is $4 for kids and adults 18 and over.

$16 for parties of four or more.

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The Online Performance Review process for 2016-17 is now open! 

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The Search Committee is pleased to invite the campus community to attend open forums for two Instructional Designer finalists in DIIS Teaching and Learning with Technology. Each session will take place in Job Hall 312.

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The American Film Showcase, a special project of the US State Department, has reappointed Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, as a film expert for their film envoy program.  


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 Submitted on behalf of Dave Weil, Interim Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

A random selection of 25% of faculty, staff and students will be receiving an e-mail from on Tuesday, April 4th,  with the subject line: "Invitation to take 2017 TechQual+ Survey for Ithaca College Students, Faculty, and Staff. It will be open through April 14th, 2017.  This survey, conducted annually, will provide the college with a longitudinal view of student, faculty, and staff perspectives about IT services.  Additionally, we will be able to compare our IT service outcomes against the performance of other institutions.  The survey results will be thoroughly reviewed by our staff and shared with the campus community.

**Those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 gift certificates to the Ithaca College Bookstore (2 for students, 1 for faculty, 1 for staff).**

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