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Ah, the start of a new school opportunities, new adventures, and new friends! Want a quick way to combine all three? Release your inner singing self and join our faculty/staff choir, IC voICes! Now in our 15th year, voICes offers a unique opportunity to enjoy your vocal talents, meet friends across campus, and work with both talented College faculty and students! No auditions necessary...just bring your enthusiasm! voICes rehearsals for 2016-2017 will begin on Monday, September 12th from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in room 1207, ground floor of the Whalen Center. Don't be need us and we need you! Questions? Contact Dr. Susan Avery at

As you may know, we recently changed our online employment system from Taleo to PeopleAdmin. We have scheduled a number of training sessions to get you familiar with the new system, as follows:

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Is your Ithaca College laptop getting replaced under the Technology Renewal Program for Fall 2016? If so, you have a great opportunity to bring your laptop to the DIIS Laptop Fair for early replacement!

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 Elizabeth Acevedo: An Evening of Spoken Word: Wednesday, September 7th @7:00pm, IC Square (Campus Center).

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We’re doing a NeighborFOOD drive for The BackPack Program for The Food Bank of the Southern Tier. $3.00 will fill a BackPack with food for a child in need. The BackPack Program bridges the gap over the weekend to ensure that a child is guaranteed 3 meals per day while not in school. Donate at any retail dining register* and feed a child in need.  


Help us beat our goal of $5,000 - That's 1,666 BackPacks!

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The Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources invite you to participate in a 2-hour session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of a search chair.

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The Ithaca College community is cordially invited to participate in the Second Annual Symposia on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. The Center for Faculty Excellence, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies are collaborating to facilitate the continuation of the conversation we began last September.

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~ Stroke Support Group ~

Contributed by Jill Mayer on 09/06/2016 

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Have you, a friend or a family member had a stroke?

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Cancer Survivorship Program!!!

Contributed by Jill Mayer on 09/06/2016 

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The Physical Therapy and Exercise and Sports Science departments at Ithaca College are teaming up to conduct a research project called the Wellness and Cancer Survivorship Program that will offer a free fitness membership to cancer survivors for the fall semester at the Ithaca College Wellness Clinic. We are looking to identify individuals who have had a diagnosis of non-metastatic cancer (stage 1-3) and are within 2 years since their final treatment who would be interested in participating in a supportive and individualized fitness program.

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Faculty member Dara Engler (Department of Art) will give an artist talk at the Handwerker Gallery on Thursday, September 8, at 6 p.m.. Engler will show slides and discuss the progression of paintings made in her studio leading to the creation of the new body work currently on display at the Handwerker Gallery in A Pirate's Guide to Heat and Meat, on view through Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

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The Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) and Outdoor Warning System (OWS) will be tested on Thursday, Sept. 8, during the noon hour. The OWS features a siren tone and loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the tests.

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Sent on behalf of Mark Fink, Director for Teaching and Learning with Technology

Brief Outage
Sakai will be unavailable for about 5 minutes around 5:00 AM on Friday, September 9th in order to implement the new Attendance tool. In addition, several 3rd-party tools are now available to connect with Sakai.

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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour on Thursday, Sept. 8. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the tests.

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Contributed by Katie Sack on 09/06/2016 

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The Office of Human Resources & the Gerontology Institute are excited to present the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program to our faculty and staff! 

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Naeem Inayatullah published “Gigging on the World Stage: Bossa Nova and Afrobeat after De-Reification,” in Contexto Interactional.  Below is the link and the abstract.  

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If you're interested in learning to meditate or practicing meditation with others, here are some opportunities.

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Bringing a bike to campus?

Contributed by Malorie Kerry on 09/05/2016 

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All bicycles on campus must be registered. Bicycle registration is free.  Individual bicycles only need to be registered once.  Registration helps the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management to identify owners of lost, stolen or impounded bicycles and to disseminate safety information. Bicycle registration also allows Ithaca College to plan more accurately for improved bicycle parking and bicycle safety. If you see a bike you believe to be abandoned and/or is causing a safety hazard please contact our office at 274-3756. To register your bicycle, please go to

 Labor Day Hours of Operation

For a complete list of important hours for this weekend click here. 


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Kaylee Underkofler (Biochemistry '12 Now Tufts Medical) will present "What To Do When You Don't Know What You Want To Do". Tuesday, September 6th @ 12:10 pm in CNS 333, Refreshments Provided

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Over the course of seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp to the helm of the starship Enterprise to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. “To Be Takei,” a documentary chronicling the “Star Trek” actor’s playful and profound trek for life, liberty and love, will be shown at Ithaca College on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Textor 101. It is free and open to the public.

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