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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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The New York State tax exempt form has been updated with Interim VP Janet Williams's signature.  To download a current form, visit:


Thanks to a generous donation from An Evening to Remember Gala, the Gerontology Institute along with the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies piloted a Music & Memory program ( in the fall 2015 at Beechtree Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. This fall, again thanks to An Evening to Remember Gala, Cayuga Ridge Extended Care will begin a Music & Memory program. 

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Faculty and staff, you are invited to join your colleagues and join the conversation at the next Dollars and $ense meeting, which is scheduled on Wednesday, August 24th, at 9:00 a.m., in Emerson Suite A.

This month, we will learn about the budget and Project Approval Request (PAR) processes for FY 2017-18.  A new feature of these meetings is a monthly update from the enrollment management leadership team.  We hope you will join us and engage in the discussion.

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The FYRE Associate plays an integral role in the success of our first-year students by providing leadership for the educational and experiential initiatives within each FYRE residential cluster at Ithaca College. 

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The Office of State Grants (HEOP, CSTEP and CSTEM) will be closed from 11am on Thursday, August 18 - 5pm on Friday, August 19, 2016 to attend its off-campus all-staff Fall Training and Retreat.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Office

Dear Campus Community:

Welcome back to campus for the start of the fall semester. I hope that each of you enjoyed a summer filled with some relaxation, and good times with family and friends. 

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Marella Feltrin-Morris (Modern Languages and Literatures) published her translation of Gaia Caramellino's book, Europe Meets America: William Lescaze, Architect of Modern Housing (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is excited to announce that Geneva Faraci joins the Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) team as a Distributed Learning Technologist. 

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As of 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 18th, the Web link for accessing Parnassus will change.

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Sakai will be unavailable for a 5 minute period Friday, August 19 at 5:00 AM for a routine software update. DIIS will integrate Kaltura, IC's new media repository system, with Sakai at that time.

More information about Kaltura is available on our site.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing all college research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, and students that involve the use of human subjects.

If you are uncertain whether your project requires review, or if you plan to submit an IRB proposal in the coming semester, please visit the webpage at Institutional Review Board on Human Subjects Research.   You will find application forms, examples and instructions, proposal submission deadlines, committee meeting dates and a listing of members. 

Protocols for the August 30 meeting must be received by Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by 5pm. 

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Grand Central Café will be open Tuesday, Aug. 16th through Friday, Aug. 19th, from 9am - 2pm. So grab a cool beverage or a snack when you're in the area!

In a recent question and answer interview, Brian Dickens identified changes to federal regulations as an immediate priority for the Office of Human Resources.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), recently amended, governs federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. This amendment was widely published as “the new overtime rule”. The new rule doubles the minimum salary for employees to qualify as “exempt” from the requirement of paying overtime for any hours worked in excess of 40 in a work week. Effective December 1, 2016, the new minimum salary will be $913 a week (or $47,476 per year). The previous threshold was $455 per week ($23,660 per year).

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Add another gold medal to Ithaca College Athletics Hall-of-Famer Meghan Musnicki's '05 total as the former member of the women's crew team earned her second Olympic gold after helping the women's eight cross the finish in 6:01.49 – two seconds faster than the silver medal winning crew from Great Britain.

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The Office of Human Resources is in the process of implementing a new talent management system, PeopleAdmin.

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The All College Meeting will be held Thursday, August 18, from 9:00 to 11:00a.m. in the Emerson Suites of the Campus Center.

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In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi.  Please know that our office is now located in 100 Rothschild Place.

"In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified students with documented disabilities. Students seeking accommodations must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and provide appropriate documentation to SAS before any accommodations can be provided.  Please note that accommodations are not retroactive so timely contact with Student Accessibility Services is encouraged."    

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Annette Levine and Professor Debra Castillo (Cornell U.) Co-authored an article entitled “For Whom We Must Speak: Devising Actos for Undocumented Farmworkers” published in the spring 2016 volume of Latin American Theatre Review.

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Check out the updated Staff Council Bylaws and Constitution in the Ithaca College Policy Manual.

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