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Microsoft Releases Windows 10

Contributed by Kyle Szuta on 08/06/2015 

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Microsoft has released their latest operating system, Windows 10. For personal computers already running Windows 7 or Windows 8, Windows 10 will be available as a free update for the first year. College issued computers will continue to use Windows 7 while ITS investigates Windows 10’s compatibility with our software and systems.

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ITS is upgrading Sakai on August 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT). Sakai wil be unavailable during that time.  

The upgraded version of Sakai includes many new features and major improvements to existing functionality. There will be slight changes to Sakai's interface that improve usability and accessibility.  

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Campus Store Closing

Contributed by Rick Watson on 08/06/2015 

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The Campus Store will be closed on August 17th, 2015.

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Going on walks or hikes as a family offers a great way to spend time together, enjoy beautiful scenery and get some exercise. There are wonderful walking and hiking trails in the area that would be great for the whole family.

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The offices of Admission, Career Services, Enrollment Planning, Institutional Research, and Student Financial Services will close at noon on Friday, August 7th for a divisional function.  The offices will reopen Monday, August 10th at 8:30 am.


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The Office of Career Services will be closing for the day on Friday, August 7 at 11:30 AM, so staff can attend a division function. The office will reopen on Monday, August 10 at 8:30 AM with drop-in hours from 12:30 to 3:30 on this day. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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Please join us for the second installment of Mutations, a student art exhibition curated by Andrea Aguirre ('16) and Tatiana Malkin ('17).

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs will be sponsoring a volunteer trip to Syracuse, NY, during the fall break period (October 15 – October 17). Students will be working with the Syracuse Rescue Mission, which provides meals, shelter, as well as a variety of other services to residents of Syracuse who are experiencing extreme poverty or homelessness.


Advisers are needed to help manage the group’s schedule, assist with driving the Ithaca College van, and to facilitate a post-service reflection. Adviser participation is 100% subsidized through the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs. The group will depart from Ithaca on Thursday, and return Saturday evening. 

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IC Move-In and Fall Welcome

Contributed by Erica Shockley on 08/04/2015 

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Discover helpful details to share with first-year students preparing to join the Ithaca community in August on our new websites!

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Please join us for this one-hour community learning webinar which focuses on navigating gender bias in the workplace followed by a 30 minute discussion. This is part of a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. Refreshments will be provided.

What Works for Women at Work How to navigate subtle gender bias successfully Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern
(Time includes optional 30 minute discussion period)
Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room

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The Hollywood Reporter — which bills itself as the authority on the film and entertainment industry — has included Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications in its ranking of the top 25 film schools in the nation. This is the second time the college has been recognized.

The magazine’s annual rankings are determined by prestige, practical experience, inspirational teachers, potential career connections and access to cutting-edge equipment. Ithaca College is included among such institutions as the University of Southern California, American Film Institute and Rhode Island School of Design.

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On June 1st Print Services permanently eliminated the morning run and pick up of manual print requests from departments and individuals on campus. This will also include returning to the sender applicable attachments sent to for printing that can be sent through WebCRD.

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The Ithaca College campus community is warmly invited to join alumni, family, and friends at the En-Joie Golf Club August 29 for the second round of the PGA Champions Tour Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, New York.

Follow the players as they work through 18 holes, and enjoy a luncheon that includes a picnic menu along with a selection of beer, wine, and soda.

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The Ithaca College Fitness Center will be closed on Sunday 8/9/15 in observance of the annual electrical shutdown.  We will reopen at 11:00am on Monday 8/10/15.

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 At IC Square Food Court, we're featuring two new sandwiches from our Summer Unplugged line, available until August 14!

At Selona Grill, we're serving up a Bao Sandwich. A traditional steamed bun filled with Asian flavored beef brisket and pickled cabbage slaw topped with chopped cilantro.

At The Deli, we're featuring a Roast Beef and Arugula Baguette! Delicious roast beef, arugula, balsamic red onion and fresh mozzarella with black pepper may on a baguette.

Come to the Food Court and try one today!

 Maria Russel  is leaving CNS.

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Check out the August edition of the Employee Benefits & Work/Life Brief

Learn to recognize the ten most common grammar errors you read and hear every day, and create strategies to remember correct usage. For example, can you find the errors in the following sentences and explain why they are wrong?

Between you and I, us writers feel badly whenever mistakes are found in our writing.

We received the new software and either my co-worker or I are going to write the instructions for it’s operation.

Not one of these sentences are correct (including this one)!

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Email is a necessity for every business workplace but writing email well is not a skill that most people have been taught. When you’re at a desk and under time pressure to get work done, you usually don’t pause and review the rules for effective business writing. 

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Professor Rogers, his team of physics students Evan Van de Wall '15 and Ryan Fedora '16, and Dr. Scott Stull used a NextEngine 3D laser scanner to take readings every 0.1 millimeter across various elements of the ceiling. The papier-mâché decorative ceiling at Philipse Manor Hall is one of only two such ceilings still intact in the United States. Other traditional conservation and preservation methods are not helpful due to the fragile nature of the decorative elements. 

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