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Please refer to the Intercom announcement dated 4/7/2015 for all the information about the Rotaract organizational meeting. Come meet your campus staff advisor, your sponsoring Rotary Club advisor, and possibly a couple members of the Cornell Rotaract Club.

http://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php?story=20150407170332628&query=rotaract

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Faculty Council is seeking nominations for a part-time faculty member to fill the 2 year, part-time faculty representative seat on Faculty Council.  Self nominations are welcomed and any faculty member, full- or part-time may nominate a part-time faculty member for the position, but only part-time faculty members below the rank of associate will vote in the election.

     Please submit nominations, including self-nominations, along with a very short statement to be published on the ballot, to Peter Rothbart, Chair of Faculty Council at rothbart@ithaca.edu.

Deadline: Friday, April 24, 5 PM

Faculty Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month, from 7:00-9:00 PM.

For further information regarding Faculty Council’s responsibilities: http://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10603/

 

Faculty Council is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations for the important position of At-Large Representative for the Committee for College-Wide Requirements (CCR). The position is a two-year one. Please submit a short statement of intent by Friday, April 24 at 5 PM, to rothbart@ithaca.edu. For further information: https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10601/volume_1_10602/#1060216  and http://www.ithaca.edu/provost/standingcommittees/ccr/

 

Faculty Council is seeking nominees willing to serve on the Institutional Effectiveness and Budget Committee (IEBC) for a three year beginning in the Fall 2015 semester. Two candidates will be selected. Given the current economic climate, it is crucial that faculty have input into the upcoming budgetary considerations. We are especially interested in candidates with financial and/or economic expertise, but welcome all nominations. Meetings are on Tuesday afternoons. Nominations, including self-nominations will be accepted until Friday, May 1 at 5 PM. Please send your nomination and a brief description of interest or qualifications to Peter Rothbart, rothbart@ithaca.edu.

For further information, go to https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10601/volume_1_10602/#1060217 and scroll down a bit.

Please join the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for an open house celebration to thank Richard Schissel for his service to Ithaca College. Dick is retiring after 30 years at IC. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are welcome to attend an informal gathering to be held at Corks and More from 5 PM to 7 PM on Tuesday April 21, 2015. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Please RSVP to slpadmin@ithaca.edu.

NOTE: If you would like to share an anecdote or special memory, please email it to the SLPA departmental email. Please include your name and how you know Dick. We will print the emails and a create a notebook of stories/memories.

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Have you made your senior class gift? The deadline is May 1.

And we need your support.

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Web professionals and colleagues: This summer, Ithaca plays host to a regional conference of the HighEdWeb Association, a professional organization and community for those who work in web-related jobs at colleges and universities.

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The Campus Life Award is given each year to a select group of graduating seniors in order to recognize their outstanding contributions to the Ithaca College community through participation and involvement in campus life.  Over the years this award has become a coveted goal and valued honor.  In order to be nominated for this prestigious award, students must have been extensively involved in a number of areas of campus life and have demonstrated significant leadership abilities and accomplishments.

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It’s Africa Week 2015, and IC African Students Association is in the middle of an amazing lineup of events to celebrate.  IC ASA is dedicated to spreading political, social, educational, cultural and media awareness about the continent of Africa.  On Monday, they hosted their inaugural speaker, Solome Lemma, a philanthropist, activist and organizer, who spoke about the ways in which we can engage and promote diverse, nuanced, and dignified narratives of the continent of Africa.  There are many other events taking place this week including a movie screening, a panel, and a fashion show. 

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This past weekend, 14 members of Ithaca College Humans vs. Zombies Social Club traveled to Pennsylvania State University to compete in the 6th annual Penn State Humans vs. Zombies Invitational.  The day was filled with 12 hours of blasting, tagging, and camaraderie.  On campus, this student organization promotes a week-long game each semester where "zombies" try to chase and tag "humans" who then try to fend off the "zombies" with Nerf blasters. The game only takes place outdoors.  If you are interested in getting involved with this exhilarating game or meeting other players in the area, join the Ithaca College Humans vs. Zombies Social Club group on Facebook.

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On Friday, April 3, IC Women in Communications hosted IC’s first ever Dance-A-Thon in Emerson Suites.  Teams of 2-5 people signed up pledging to have at least 2 members out on the dance floor at all times during the three-hour event.  In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, all proceeds from the event were donated to The Advocacy Center, a local resource that has provided support, advocacy and education for survivors of domestic violence since 1977, survivors of child sexual abuse since 1982 and survivors of adult sexual assault since 2003.  IC Women in Communications is dedicated to addressing many other issues women face, especially within the context of the communications industry.  If you are interested, stop by one of their weekly meetings on Wednesday nights at 8:00 in Park 279.

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Did you know that IC has an organic garden on campus?  Organic Growers of Ithaca College is a group of IC students interested in growing organic produce, and they are the student organization that takes care of this 3,600 square feet garden located down past the compost facility.  Ever since 2008, Organic Growers of Ithaca College has been using many sustainable farming techniques including permaculture design, crop rotation, companion planting, four-season food production, and heirloom seed saving.  This past week, the student organization hosted a talk with the owners of Plowbreak Farm, an organic farm owned and operated by two IC grads.

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Student Volunteers for Special Olympics is a student organization made up of students volunteering their time to help individuals with a wide range of disabilities participate in competitive sports within the Ithaca Community to improve their quality of life.
This student organization was founded when president Katie Deitz was a freshman in 2011. When Katie went to a “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign focused around ending stigmas and difficult dialogue surrounding those with disabilities, she knew she found something in which she was interested. When the student organization was formed, the members began attending sporting practices, acting as assistant coaches in a variety of different sports including basketball and swimming. Now, three years later, the club has grown and a family has been formed between the athletes and the volunteers.

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Posted on behalf of President Rochon and Provost Petrosino

We are writing to the campus community to share important information involving our part-time and adjunct faculty. 

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Come join a Weight Watchers Leader and your co-workers at our Weight Watchers Open House. Learn how you can lose weight without sacrificing the foods you love and change your relationship with food.

Plus, when you join Weight Watchers during an Open House event, you can receive a Free Starter Kit full of tools to help you get started.

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Senior Freak Out!

Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 04/17/2015 

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So graduation is in a few weeks and for some of you the thought of making career decisions and taking that next step is a bit scary. This is not a time to “freak out” but rather incorporate some very active steps associated with what the next phase of your life will bring. Join us for this workshop which will offer a no-nonsense approach to your job search and beyond.

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Like any organization that deals with sensitive information, Ithaca College must be in compliance with a variety of security standards. To ensure this compliance, our security practices and policies are regularly reviewed by external auditors, and often result in recommended or mandated changes to our security practices. One such recommendation that the college as a whole has been asked to comply with is the enforcement of screen saver passwords on virtually all college-owned computers.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Catalog Description: Study of human development from infancy through adolescence, including cognitive and behavioral approaches to learning and fostering motivation in the context of school and other instructional situations. Attention given to the empirical attitude in relating theory and practice in various educational settings.

Course Goals and Purpose: Through lectures, hands-on activities, and discussions, this course focuses on basic research methods, the theory and application of behavioral, social and cognitive approaches to learning and fostering motivation in educational settings as well as the discussion of current issues in education.  The purposes of this course are to help you understand and translate psychological principles into practice and to provide you with the competencies required for teacher accreditation.

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Take advantage of the last two weeks of concerts offered this semester by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; some highlights are featured below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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The Monday April 20th concert will be held at the Muller Chapel from 12:05 - 1:00 p.m. Come experience a blending of musical traditions which includes Indian tabla (drumming) Japanese shamysen (stringed instrument) and shakuhache (flute).

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