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Respectful Accommodations: ADA, Policy and Dignity

Making Ithaca College accessible to all community members will require creative and responsive accommodations. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) addresses the need to make accommodations for persons with disabilities so that they can achieve success in their employment. This workshop provides an insight into what constitutes a “respectful accommodation.” Specific examples of accommodations for employees who have various types of disabilities are included.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from KPMG will visit campus on on October 24, 2014 to conduct interviews for the following job and internship opportunities: 

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William C. Pomerantz '02, University of Minnesota is Chemistry Dept. Seminar guest speaker on Tuesday, October 14th at 4:15 p.m. in CNS 333.   Prof. Pomerantz presentation topic will be focused on; “Aromatic Amino Acids: Privileged Side-Chains For Protein-Protein Interaction Inhibitor Discovery”.

 

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Several people from Information Technology Services participated in and presented at the recent EDUCAUSE national conference in Orlando.

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Announced this past Friday, the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble placed third in The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance college/university edition, one of a series of new, non-profit, national competitions designed to recognize and reward the very best in the performing arts.

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; highlights across the next few weeks are listed 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 Fitness Center will be operating with reduced hours in observance of Fall Break.  Our Fall Break hours will be as follows:

Wednesday 10/15 - 6:30am - 2:00pm

Thursday 10/16 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Friday 10/17 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 10/18 & Sunday 10/19 - CLOSED

We will resume our regular academic year hours on Monday 10/20/14.

 

 

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Faculty Council is seeking self-nominations for multiple positions as follows:

College Advisory Committee on Campus Security and Campus Life Committee, 1 year term (multiple positions available)

     https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10601/volume_1_10602/#1060210

Please send self-nominations to Peter Rothbart, Chair of Faculty Council, rothbart@ithaca.edu.

All nominations must be received by Monday, October 13 at 5 PM.

 

¡Cultura! presents the final film in its Cine con Cultura Latin American Film festival at Cinemopolis: Cantinflas (Mexico, 2014).  Tuesday, October 14, 7 pm.

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Congratulations to the Student Activities Board (SAB) for being awarded APCA Northeast Region "Organization of the Year.” APCA, Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities, is a national campus event and educational training organization and serves to promote campus engagement through quality educational experiences, affordable entertainment and community service initiatives.

 

SAB was awarded Organization of the year for their commitment and dedication to providing free programs for the campus community. SAB strives to provide quality programming to entertain, educate and enlighten the Ithaca College community.  Ranging from comedy, films and music, to speakers and special events, SAB has grown to be one of the top programming boards at IC thanks to its persistence, dedication and leadership.

This award serves as a nomination for the APCA National Organization of the Year at the APCA National Conference in Jacksonville, FL.

To learn more about SAB click here and to learn more about APCA click here.

 

Have you ever felt that your weekends are always the same and you want to do something different?  Something new? Something fun?  Change It Up is a student organization that works to provide various activities and fun events to students as an alternative to going out on the weekend.  The goal of the student organization is to connect students who have similar interests, whether they are substance free or not, so that they can spend time together and have fun. Over the summer, the student organization went through complete rebranding.  Formerly known as Fun Without Drinking (FWD), or “Forward,” the student organization wanted to eliminate the negative connotations that went along with that name.  They often ran into a problem where students who did drink felt that they weren’t welcomed.

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there will be a talk and Q&A with Mario Cardozo at IC on Wed OCT 15 4pm-515pm, Friends 302.

Mario Cardozo is from ACOOC (Collective Action for Conscientious Objectors), which views nonviolent action as a political strategy against the violent and militarized responses to social justice issues that have historically occurred in Colombia. One of the main methods of the Colombian state is recruitment of young men from excluded sectors of society who are forced to serve an obligatory military service, feeding the largest military in all of Latin America.

Many of the actions of ACOOC and Mario Cardozo are collective works created and shared through theater and music. He is the winner of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award 2014. this award celebrates the greatness of people from around the world who are making a difference in their communities and beyond. 

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is celebrated in October.  In observance of LGBT History Month, the LGBT Center website will feature videos highlighting different historical figures who have made a difference in the LGBT community.  Visit the LGBT Center website's LGBT History Month Featured Videos section to find a new video each day of October. Here are some figures who will be highlighted in the coming days:

 

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Posted on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

It is with great pleasure that I share with the campus community the news that the College’s office supply contract has been awarded to Staples Advantage, resulting in what I am certain will be a great partnership between the two institutions.

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Food, Fun, & Facts about Living Sustainably on campus, off campus, in the office, and at home!

  • Emerson Suites
  • 10 am to 2 pm, Friday, November 7

The second installment of Vice President Hector’s “Dollars and $ense” discussion series will take place on Tuesday, October 14, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in Klingenstein Lounge.  Faculty and staff are invited to attend and engage in discussion around this month’s topic, Zero Base Budgeting (ZBB).

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Systems that authenticate with the Netpass username and password (myHome, Sakai, Web Profile Manager, Netpass Manager, Taskstream, ICAirnet-Secure, and other systems) will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour starting at 6:00 AM on Thursday, 10/23 due to extensive server maintenance.

Email will still be accessible, but Outlook Web App (OWA) users should use this temporary link while myHome is unavailable.

If you experience any problems logging into a Netpass system after the maintenance, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 4-1000.

Making Ithaca College accessible to all community members will require creative and responsive accommodations. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) addresses the need to make accommodations for persons with disabilities so that they can achieve success in their employment. This workshop provides an insight into what constitutes a “respectful accommodation.” Specific examples of accommodations for employees who have various types of disabilities are included.

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Sri Vedachalam is a postdoctoral research associate at the Water Resources Institute. He received his PhD in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University, where he worked on interdisciplinary approaches to wastewater management. His research is centered on water and wastewater infrastructure issues, including assessment, planning, financing, use, and regulation. He is actively involved with the nonprofit, Association for India’s Development, and until recently, served on its Executive Board.

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The Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) seeks nominations of self or others to serve as a member for a two year term. Membership is open to faculty, staff and students.

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