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Procedures and schedules are in place for optical scanning of final exams during the week of May 9th-13th.

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Are you interested in learning more about one of Ithaca College's study abroad options in Australia, or discussing how you might collaborate with international colleagues? A representative from our affiliated partner University of Sydney will be on campus next week to share information about the university and discuss opportunities for faculty involvement and collaboration.  We have organized a drop-in session for interested faculty, or can set up individual appointments if desired. 

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How many students are enrolled in or completed a particular major or minor?  How many faculty and staff does Ithaca College have?  What are IC's retention and graduation rates?  How has the College's racial/ethnic diversity changed over time?  Where do our alumni get jobs or go to grad school?  All of this information, and much more, is available on the Institutional Data page of IR's public website.

Institutional Research serves as IC's comprehensive source of historical and trend data about the College.  Over the years, we have increased the amount of information we make available on our public website.  We have also added interactivity and improved the visual appeal of the analyses.  Visit our site to find out more!

Submitted on behalf of Yvonne Rogalski, Faculty Chair of the James J. Whalen Academic Symposium:

The quality and diversity of the research and creative projects highlighted in this year's symposium demonstrated the incredible talent of our students and the importance of active learning as a key part of an IC educational experience. On behalf of the committee, we wish to congratulate all of the presenters for jobs well done. Thank you for participating in the Whalen Symposium and sharing your work with the entire campus community.

In addition to the 420 student presenters, and over 60 faculty sponsors, the faculty moderators, abstract reviewers and judges and the staff and student volunteers were a critical part of this year’s event.

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The second Vice President for Enrollment Management candidate will be on campus on Friday, April 22.  Members of the campus community are invited to attend an open session, which is scheduled at noon in Clark Lounge, Campus Center.  Materials for the candidate can be found here.

Feedback for all candidates will be collected via an online evaluation form.  Please provide your feedback no later than close of business on Wednesday, April 27. 

Information about our remaining two candidates will be shared in Intercom a day ahead of each campus visit.  

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In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, we are pleased to team up with TIAA to bring faculty and staff the newest What's Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0. By testing your financial know-how, you could win a tablet computer

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Initial study of neutral post-instruction responses on the Maryland Physics Expectation Survey
J. Saltzman, M. F. Price, and M. B. Rogers

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Ithaca College students were awarded 6 of 22 scholarships given by the New York Women in Communications Foundation. 

This year's Ithaca College recipients are: Laura Amato, CMD '18; Katie Baldwin, TVR '18; Anna Gardner, Film, Photography, Visual Arts and Art History '19; Alison Hartley, CMD '18; Allison Latini, IMC '17; and Gabrielle Reese, IMC '17.  

These students will be recognized at the annual Matrix Awards—the communications industry event of the year, to be held on April 25, 2016 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City with more than 1,000 people from the industry expected to attend. 

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Paul Wilson, assistant professor of art history, published an article entitled “Repetition without Reproduction: Esko Männikkö’s The Female Pike” in the journal Photography and Culture.

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Submitted on behalf of Rory Rothman, Associate Provost, Student Life.

The Campus Life Award is given each year to a select group of graduating seniors in order to recognize their outstanding contributions to the Ithaca College community through participation and involvement in campus life.  Over the years this award has become a coveted goal and valued honor.  In order to be nominated for this prestigious award, students must have been extensively involved in a number of areas of campus life and have demonstrated significant leadership abilities and accomplishments.

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As you begin to plan for Commencement/Senior Week 2016, please keep in mind the following on-campus housing guidelines. All campus residents except for graduating seniors, Resident Assistants, and Circle Apartment residents are required to vacate their rooms no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 14th , 2016 unless they receive written approval from the Office of Residential Life to remain.

To submit a request to stay for Commencement Week, visit this web page:

http://www.ithaca.edu/reslife/guide/opening_closings_breaks/late_departures/

For a staff and faculty requests, you will need either your students’ IC E-mail addresses or their IC ID number.

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Post your daily commute on Zimride, Ithaca College’s private ride-matching network. After all, if you’re sharing the same destination, you might as well share the same ride too. www.zimride.com/ithaca/

 

This year Hillel at Ithaca College is proud to host nine different Seders for our First Night of Passover, on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 8:00pm at Terrace Dining Hall. Sign ups are here: bit.ly/PassoverSederAttendance

Students with meal plans will be asked to use their meal swipes. If you do not have a meal plan and you are an Ithaca College student, Hillel at Ithaca College can host you for a Seder, just email us to reserve a meal pass for the night. Faculty, staff, families, and non-Ithaca College students are also welcome to attend, and will be asked to contribute a $10 donation in advance.

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Workshop Description:

Privilege is a concept with many meanings. Some privileges can be bought; some may be earned through one’s profession, office, or be awarded upon admission to an institution, club or society. This workshop will focus on the kinds of unearned privilege that are afforded on the basis of belonging to included social identity groups. 

Prerequisite: Participants must have already attended Moving Toward Cultural Competency Workshop in order to attend.

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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency. This workshop serves as the prerequisite Understanding Privilege and Microaggressions Workshop.

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Bigoted comments, jokes, negative assumptions and stereotypes are challenging because they can provoke our emotions and make us reactive, scared, confused, uncertain, judgmental, and less able to access our intelligence and good thinking.

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In keeping with the College’s commitment to sustainability, students and faculty in the School of Business and the College have engaged in collaborative research.

Join us as these students present on their sustainability research topics and experiential learning in the field. 

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Come celebrate with Stillwater Magazine as we release our brand new issue this week! There will be readings and artwork by our featured writers and visual artists. Plus, we'll feed you all the cookies, cheese, and fresh fruit you can eat. Wednesday, April 20th, from 6:30-8:00 PM in Clark Lounge. We hope to see you there! 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Katie Marks at kmarks@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3569. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Come celebrate with Stillwater Magazine as we release our brand new issue! There will be readings and artwork by our featured writers and visual artists. Plus, we'll feed you all the cookies, cheese, and fresh fruit you can eat. Wednesday, April 20th, from 6:30-8:00 PM in Clark Lounge. We hope to see you there! 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Katie Marks at kmarks@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3569. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

A reading and discussion of the children's book "I Am Jazz" - the story of a transgender child based upon the real life experiences of Jazz Jennings - will take place in Room 319 of the campus library on Thursday April 28 at 12 noon. The event will be of interest to students, faculty, and staff across disciplines - in LGBTQ studies, as well as education and pedagogy, library sciences, rec and leisure studies, sociology and psychology, and other fields. Discussion of ways such works can be used by those going into teaching, coaching, counseling, health, parent education, and other fields, and  a short video clip of Jazz herself, will follow.

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