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Outcome of Union Election

Contributed by Molly Israel on 05/28/2015 

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Submitted on behalf of President Rochon

Dear Colleagues,

The National Labor Relations Board has announced the preliminary results of the election for a union among part-time and adjunct faculty at Ithaca College. The participants in the election have voted in favor of representation by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

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Please join the Residential Facilities Staff in wishing Mike a Happy & Healthy Retirement

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Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor Sociology, has published a third edition of his book Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy (forthcoming Sage, co-authored with Peter Meiksins, Professor of Sociology, Cleveland State University).

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Summer softball is back for students, faculty and staff for 2015, NO EXPERIENCE or skill required.

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World No Tobacco Day is May 31

Contributed by Katie Sack on 05/28/2015 

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World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2015 is the perfect time for you or your loved one to quit smoking.

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Be apart “Ithaca Dining Experience" programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer!

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Chrystyna Dail, Assistant Professor of Theatre History in the Department of Theatre Arts, publishes chapter in Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor.  Chrystyna's essay, "Driving Race Work: The UAW, Detroit, and Discrimination for Everybody!" discusses how the UAW (United Automobile Workers) Union Theatre introduced national debates surrounding civil rights and fair employments practices to Detroit labor union audiences during the immediate post-WWII period through the medium of live performance. The collection, edited by Elizabeth A. Osborne and Christine Woodworth, is available through Southern Illinois University Press.

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Friends and Textor Halls are now ready to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and June 3rd, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking the community for feedback on any issues.

Once testing confirms successful network performance, the buildings will move from ‘testing’ to a ‘completed’ status. This expected completion will mark the thirteenth and fourteenth buildings to enter the new updated wireless environment at Ithaca College. 

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Campus Store & MACs Closings

Contributed by Rick Watson on 05/27/2015 

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Both the Campus Store and MACs General Store will be closed on Thursday and Friday (5/28-29).

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The first of two annual campus electrical shutdowns takes place on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

ITS would like to remind everyone to unplug computers, printers, and other electrical devices prior to the start of the shutdown. 

While ITS expects that all computing systems and services will remain online and accessible from off campus during the power outage, there is the possibility of extended system downtime for any system or service due to unanticipated problems. 

ITS Helpdesk
helpdesk@ithaca.edu
104 Job Hall
4-1000

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Xanthe Matychak ’95, assistant professor of strategic communications, was recently invited to the Maker Cities Roundtable at the White House Office of Science and Technology. Matychak serves on the board of Ithaca’s makerspace, Ithaca Generator. Alongside representatives from twenty cities throughout the U. S., she shared stories about the technology and innovation ecosystems in their respective regions.

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We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  

 

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Job Hall Wi-Fi Completed

Contributed by Matt Gorney on 05/26/2015 

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Job Hall has now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and is complete.  Faculty, Staff and Students using that building should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.   The entire ITS Wi-Fi project team is excited that we are keeping an aggressive pace and look forward to the next seventeen buildings, as the largest wireless initiative in the school’s history moves along with success.

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As part of the Work/Life Summer Wellness Series, Dr. Mike Massari will be presenting a workshop on “The Secrets to Longevity”.  The purpose of this Summer Wellness Series is to help you become a healthier and happier YOU!

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Have you ever wondered about the religiosity of Ned Flanders, the feminist sensibilities of Lisa Simpson, and the national identity of Apu Nahaspeemapetilon?  

Are these animated characters, among others, really sites of struggle among political, economic, and social forces?

Register today for Communication, Culture and Rhetoric offered during Summer Session I (May 26-June 26) and learn how analyzing these questions and more can lead to a better understanding of popular culture and how it can affect one’s sense of self.

This web/online course investigates the rhetorical dimensions of the longest-running sitcom in America, The Simpsons.  Students will learn how signs and symbols influence us through a process called rhetoric.

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Michael Matheny, Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Mary Pitti, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and Andrew Getzin, M.D. recently had a manuscript approved for publication in the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training. The manuscript, titled "Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction: Recognition and Management for the Sports Health Care Professional," explores the misdiagnosis of EILO and how early referral to a speech language pathologist can improve symptoms and performance.

At its May meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees granted promotions to six faculty members.

The following faculty member was promoted from assistant to associate professor:

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
• Marella Feltrin-Morris, who received her Ph.D. and M.A. from Binghamton University, and Laurea from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.

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Sudden Passing of Lew Durland

Contributed by David Maley on 05/22/2015 

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Posted on behalf of Gerald Hector

It is with extreme sadness that I share with the campus community the news that Lew Durland, director of energy management and sustainability in the Division of Finance and Administration, passed away on Thursday. Lew had been a valued member of the campus community since joining us in May of 2014, with more than three decades of experience in the energy and sustainable design profession. We extend our deepest sympathies, as well as our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, to Lew’s family, friends, and colleagues.

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Brandy Smith, a sophomore business administration major on the women’s track & field team, won the national title for the discus at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships this past Thursday. 

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This introductory course explores the development of the U.S. political system, the values it is based on, how it works, how politics and policy intersect within it, and its impact upon individuals and groups alike.

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