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Do you love comics, anime, video games, or cosplay?  Be part of the ITHACON experience!

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All faculty and staff are welcome to attend a Pathways training to learn to identify and respond to a student who might be experiencing academic or other distress. We appreciate your willingness to learn crisis response skills before you need them.

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So you've probably heard mixed messages about negotiating your salary, especially as a soon-to-be entry level employee. While there is no one-size-fits-all model for salary negotiation, there are strategies you can use regardless of industry and experience level.  Come to this workshop for tips on how to navigate this sensitive process including how and when to bring it up, how to prepare, and what things you can negotiate.

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Communicating with others - peers, faculty and staff, supervisors and colleagues at internships or jobs, or the general public - is something you do every day, so make sure you're doing it professionally. The impressions you make on people can have tremendous impacts on your ability to be successful in the working world. Come to this workshop to learn everything from e-mail and cell phone etiquette, to dining and meeting expectations, to what you should wear in various settings.

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Fractionation (the opposite of escalation) is a process by which big conflicts are broken down into little conflicts, where they can be more easily understood and resolved.  We’ll explore the way conflict manifests in three venues (intrapsychic, interpersonal and intergroup) but we’ll focus on interpersonal aspects.

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The Office of Human Resources invites you to attend the IC My Future Retirement Planning Program on April 26. The event will be held 10am to 2pm in the Emerson Suites. There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Please feel free to attend just 1 of the seminars, or 3!

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 Dr. Andrés Ríos Molina, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, will present "The General Insane Asylum La Castañeda: Its History in Images" on April 11 at 2pm in Friends 203. The talk is based on nearly a decade of research in the medical archives of this now-closed psychiatric hospital and focuses on how visual representations of patients and hospitals can be correlated to statistical and clinical data.

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Maple Syrup Open House!

Contributed by Cheryl Gunther on 04/08/2016 

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Free pancakes. Need we say more? Maple syrup, a delicious liquid we no doubt all enjoy, is produced yearly on Ithaca College land. South Hill Forest Products, a business run by students in an Environmental Studies class makes syrup every spring semester.  

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The Office of Human Resources invites you to attend the IC My Future Retirement Planning Program on April 26. The event will be held 10am to 2pm in the Emerson Suites. There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Please feel free to attend just 1 of the seminars, or 3! 

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  Raza Rumi (Scholar in residence, Honors Program) recently published a blog entitled ' Media in the Cross Hairs: Militants Continue to Target Journalists in Pakistan' for The Center for International Media Assistance, Washington D.C. Despite the commitments of the Pakistan government to protect journalists, media freedoms remain endangered in the country. Pakistani journalists continue to struggle with the threats posed by violent extremists who consider media to be a legitimate target. 

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School of Music Concerts

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 04/08/2016 

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Selected concerts are highlighted below, or see the full calendar.

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The Women’s Swimming and Diving Team will be offering private swimming and diving lessons again this spring. We invite all different ages and skill abilities to participate. A member of the team will teach participants in either a private lesson or in a group of two. Each session is 45 minutes long with your convenient choice of time slot: 9:30-10:15 am OR 10:30-11:15am. We will try to accommodate your requests the best that we can. Whether you or your child wants to enjoy the pool for the first time, they need work on refining their strokes and turns, or if you’re training for a triathlon, the swim team is here to help!

The dates are: 
April 9
April 16 
April 23
April 24
April 30

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Have a car? Post your commute on Zimride, Ithaca College’s private ride matching network and share the costs with others going the same way. www.zimride.com/ithaca/

 

Faculty, staff and student groups are invited to reserve a table at the upper deck of Terrace Dining Hall. Reserve your space at the table today!

 

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Summer Orientation is Live!

Contributed by Erica Shockley on 04/07/2016 

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New students can now sign up for their summer orientation session. Check out what they are learning about on the orientation website!

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Farewell to Beth Blinn

Contributed by Kirra Franzese on 04/07/2016 

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Please join me in acknowledging the contributions of Beth Blinn as Manager of Student employment as she leaves Ithaca College after over 12 years.  Beth’s last day at the College will be April 12th.

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Find out more about how to use the new IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about important strategies around utilizing LinkedIn to make connections, networking etiquette, and informative career networking groups.

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The Ithaca College School of Business has joined the PhD Project, an organization whose mission is to increase the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Sean Reid, Dean of the School of Business, says, I am very excited that Ithaca College has become a participating institution in the PhD Project. Our accrediting body, AACSB International and several partners including the KPMG Foundation, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), and the Citi Foundation established the PhD Project hopeful that a more diverse business faculty would lead to advances in workplace diversity. As a participating institution, the Ithaca College School of Business will have access to a talent pipeline of diverse business faculty who will better prepare our students for success as future business leaders.

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Dr. Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, delivered a public lecture in March at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism on the University of Southern California campus. 

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Dr. Matthew Holtmeier, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies, recently presented at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Atlanta. 

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