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 Pearl Ponce, Associate Professor in the Department of History, is pleased to announce that her book on Bleeding Kansas has been released.  Entitled To Govern the Devil in Hell:  The Political Crisis in Territorial Kansas, it investigates the turmoil Kansas Territory experienced in the 1850s through the prism of governance.  At issue in Kansas was whether the territory would join the Union as a slave or free state.  The stakes were so high for the country that what began as a typical election scandal in 1854 escalated until this small territory had two competing governments and constitutions and a populace so driven by their ideological differences that they turned to violence in 1856 to try and settle them. 

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Many departments are currently making arrangements for staffing for Fall opening. Some offices will need to bring their student workers back early to support opening operations.  Please review these guidelines as you begin to plan for Fall 2014.

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Members of the Ithaca College Community are once again involved in this year's Ithaca Shakespeare Company's summer season.

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 Josh T Franco returns from two European residencies.

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Bring wellness into your summer by joining us for one or all of the following Work/Life and Mind, Body, Me events: 

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Ithaca College IC A Healthy Me 30-day Summer Challenges will begin July 21st and end August 17th. Registration is now open! To register, click here and scroll down.

This year’s IC A Healthy Me Challenge is a series of two 30-day events consisting of fitness, nutrition, and mind based activities geared towards encouraging staff and faculty to develop holistic healthy habits that they can sustain for the rest of their lives. All Ithaca College faculty and staff, and even family are invited to join. It’s a wonderful time of year to focus on YOU and your health!

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Submitted on behalf of Mark Coldren

This is a reminder that all performance reviews must be completed and acknowledged by Friday, July 18, 2014 as this deadline will not be extended.  A few things to note:

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Michael "Bodhi" Rogers, Tom Pfaff, Jason Hamilton, and Ali Erkan's paper titled "Using Sustainability Themes and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Enhance STEM Education" was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 

As of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, our new online employment system, Taleo, is live and accepting applications!

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The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Ithaca and surrounding areas in effect until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2. A Tornado Warnin means that a tornado is indicated by radar or sighted by trained storm spotters.

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The Fitness Center will be closed all day on Friday 7/4/14 in observance of Independence Day.  We will resume our regularly scheduled Summer hours on Saturday 7/5.

Paving to be taking place at various locations across campus - Closing of Lower R-Lot and K-Lot

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As part of the college’s overall integrated marketing efforts and consistent visual approach, the Office of Marketing Communications has developed a standardized table runner and drape system for programs, departments, and schools to use for appropriate events.

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Do you need a career kick-starter? People take jobs for many reasons: they like the organization, the job pays well, they love the type of work….the list goes on and on. However, your performance level can often be tied to whether you enjoy the work that you do every day or you just work the job to earn a paycheck. 

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senator Thomas O’Mara and Mayor Shawn Hogan invite you to participate in the Southern Tier Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program that will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Hornell High School Auditorium (134 Seneca Street, Hornell, NY 14843).

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Great news for users of Adobe products!  Due to changes in Abobe licensing, the college has decided to establish a campus-wide license agreement for the Adobe Creative Suites 6 Master Collection software. This means that the cost for the products in the Master Collection will be covered under a campus license and will no longer need to be purchased through individual department funds. The campus license allows for the installation of these products on any college-owned computer.  The Master Collection includes the following popular products:

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Ithaca College has announced the appointment of James Simpson as interim dean of the School of Business. Following a lengthy teaching and administrative career at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), Simpson retired in 2011 and is currently distinguished professor emeritus and principal research scientist in the university’s College of Business Administration.

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Are there computers in your area scheduled for replacement this fall under the Technology Renewal Program?  Questionnaires and renewal information will be sent via e-mail to guardians and department coordinators beginning Monday, July 9th.

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Did you know that the average price of a solar panel has declined by 60 percent since the beginning of 2011? 

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Please join the staff in the Office of the Registrar in wishing a fond farewell and best wishes to Monica McGavin as she leaves Ithaca College after almost 13 years of service in Financial Services, the Department of Occupational Therapy and most recently, the Office of the Registrar for an opportunity at Cornell University.

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