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Sustainable Living: A Holistic Approach to Health, HLTH 21400 CRN #10086 is a 3 credit online Summer Course offered during the May 26-June26 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ICC Themes: The Quest for a Sustainable Future and Power and Justice ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ICC Perspectives: Social Science & Natural Sciences.

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Dr. Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, will present research on "Assessing Minors: Best Practices and Why It Matters," at the annual conference of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) to be held April 29-May 1 at Mercy College. 

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Dining Services is offering special Springtime Menus in Campus Center and Terrace Dining Halls on Easter Sunday.

 

The chefs at Campus Center Dining Hall will dish up dinner from 4:30 until 6:30 PM. Here’s what they’re cooking up:

Pineapple Glazed Ham

Vegetable Paella

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Baked Potato Bar w/ a variety of toppings

Corn

Peas

Cornbread

Coconut Cake

Apple Pie

The culinary crew at Terrace Dining Hall will serve up dinner from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Here’s what’s on the menu:

Carved Ham

Grilled Kielbasa

Chicken Tagine

Pierogies

Scalloped Potatoes

Braised Red Cabbage

Sautéed Zucchini

Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Pulled Pork

 

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The Writing Department is offering its 300-level Humorous Writing course online during Block I of the Summer Session (May 26-June 26).

Enrolled students will study the use of humor in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, in addition to generating their own humorous writing using prompts that focus on parody, satire, dark comedy, and surrealism. Workshops of student writing will take place on the course website. Responses to selected readings also will be posted to the course website.  

 

 

 

Ithaca College Environmental Health and Safety personnel will once again be conducting fire and evacuation drills for all campus owned and occupied buildings.   

 

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Exercise and Sport Science students Caitlin Boreyko, Cait Finn, Margret McConnell, and Jessica Wood all presented research they conducted at the North Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference. Dr. Miranda Kaye (ESS) presented as well.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, April 1.

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In May, Jason Hamilton will be teaching ENVS 142-The Art and Science of Tracking, a 3-credit field-based course combining modern ecology with the skills and knowledge-base of the traditional animal tracker. Come learn how to read the landscape and behavior of animals via topics including natural history, clear print track ID, track aging, and gait analysis.

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Susan-Allen Gil (ENVS) was recently awarded a NYS Water Resources Institute grant for her research into unregulated pharmacological pollutants entering Cayuga Lake. She will be working with Cornell University’s Jose Luis Lozano to assess the impact the unusually high concentration of college-aged students in the Ithaca area have on local lake water quality, given their potentially high use of prescription meds such as antidepressants and birth control drugs, which are currently unregulated and so are not removed through the wastewater treatment process.     

The Ithacan has once again been named the Best College Newspaper in New York State by the New York Press Association. The award, the NYPA’s top collegiate honor, was announced March 28 at the organization’s annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Ithacan Editor-in-Chief Jack Curran ’15, Managing Editor Kira Maddox ’16, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Mary Ford ’17, Multimedia Editor Alexis Forde ’17 and Chief Copy Editor Rachel Wolfgang ’17 attended the convention and accepted the award on behalf of the paper.

The award is for work produced during the calendar year 2014 (Megan Devlin ’14, spring editor-in-chief; Jack Curran ’15, fall editor in chief).

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Submitted on behalf of Mark Coldren, AVP for Human Resources

The Online Performance Review process for 2014-15 will be available for staff beginning April 1.  All staff members can access the self-assessment form through Employee Self-Service in Parnassus.  The main enhancement to the process will be the addition of 11 core competency areas for comments and feedback.  Staff will be able to provide examples of how they demonstrate mastery of these core areas.  Supervisors will be able to provide feedback and overall ratings by initiating the performance review through Manager Self-Service for the following competencies:

  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Demonstrate Leadership
  • Engage in the Organization
  • Exhibit Professional Integrity and Ethics
  • Inclusive
  • Respectful
  • Responsive
  • Results Driven
  • Sustainable
  • Take Initiative
  • Value Personal and Professional Development

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Submitted on behalf of Nancy Pringle

We are in the final weeks of the United Way Campaign and Ithaca College is at the 75% mark toward our goal of raising $60,000. Also, thanks to participation by many new contributors and generous increases in commitment from prior donors we are also very close to meeting the one-to-one match up to $5,000. We have two weeks to bring our campaign to successful conclusion and now is the time for action. Payroll deduction makes it really simple to have a big impact over the course of the year as even a gift of $1, $5, or up to $20 per paycheck can really add up and help those in need in our community.  As a reminder, 100% of your gift to the United Way of Tompkins County and its member organizations will go to support needed services and not to administrative support of the local or national United Way.

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National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in April as an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach individuals how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.

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Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost

Please join me on Thursday, April 2, 2015 for the third Faculty Colloquium for the spring semester.

Carol McAmis, Professor/voice, M.M., B.M., GCFP, has been a member of the IC voice faculty since 1979.  In addition to teaching singers interested in musical styles ranging from opera and musical theatre to jazz to world music to pop; she also teaches vocal pedagogy and Awareness Through Movement® based on the somatic education method developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.

Her interest in the living body as a musical instrument has led to a focus on creating simple and unique methods of teaching the art of singing that can be used by vocalists of all ages who sing in many different musical styles.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBT themed film series will host a showing of the documentary Queer China, 'Comrade' China. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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 This support group is held every Thursdays from 1-1:50 in the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) group room located on the 2nd floor of the Hammond Health Center.

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Last week we announced that Aetna has partnered with PayFlex to administer Ithaca College Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts.  As a result of this change our Aetna Representative will be on campus several times over the next 6 weeks conducting informational sessions on PayFlex and to answer any questions employees may have on the change to PayFlex. The following informational sessions will be held in the Office of Human Resources, Garden Level, Peggy Ryan Williams Center. No RSVP necessary.      

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Join us on April 2 in Emerson Suites B & C to plan your future! Retirement may be as close as tomorrow or as far away as 30 years, but it's never too early to start planning or to review the plans you've already made. 

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 We are right in the midst of Holy Week and to celebrate the Catholic Community will be holding special services all this week in Muller Chapel and Emerson Suites.

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The second candidate for the School of Business Dean is Dr. Pat Dickson; he currently serves as  Associate Dean of the undergraduate program in the School of Business at Wake Forest University and earned his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Alabama.

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