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Ithaca Dining Services will be moving back to 1101 Terrace building the morning of Thursday, Aug. 11th. Our administrative offices will have limited communications during this move while phones and computers are being reinstalled. Please contact us, by emailing us at: during the course of the day, and we'll respond as soon as possible. Any additional updates will be communicated using Intercom. Thank you for your patience as we move back into Terrace!

The J.J. Whalen Staff Scholar Award Committee is currently accepting scholarship applications for the fall 2016 semester; the deadline for applying is Friday September 16, 2016.

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Contributed on behalf of Ernie McClatchie, Director of Grounds, Transportation & Maintenance

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Between 12:05 AM and 2:00 AM Thursday morning, August 11th, DIIS will be working with our Internet Service Provider to repair a piece of network equipment related to our Internet connection. Because we have a second ("redundant") device that is currently operational, this repair is not likely to cause any disruption of service. However, there is the possibility of a brief (15 minute) Internet outage if there are any complications during the repair of the equipment.

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On Friday, August 12, the U-Lot (Campus Center) parking lot will be serving as reserved special event parking for part of the morning.  It will be closed to general parking from the start of the day and will re-open for general usage as of approximately 10 a.m.  Individuals needing to access handicapped parking within the lot can continue to enter the lot and use those spaces by speaking with the lot attendant. 

Marella Feltrin-Morris (Modern Languages and Literatures) co-presented (with Alberto Anselmi, IUAV University of Venice) a paper entitled "Restoration and Translation, Restoration as Translation" at the Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Urban Space conference in Florence, Italy (June 27-28, 2016). 

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The Fitness Center will be operating with reduced hours from Monday 8/15 - Friday 8/19.  Our hours next week will be as follows:

Monday 8/15: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm

Tuesday 8/16: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm

Wednesday 8/17: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm

Thursday 8/18: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm

Friday 8/19: 11am - 2pm

We will begin our regular academic year hours on Saturday 8/20/16.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya Saunders, Asst. Provost 

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Journalism professor Anthony Adornato presented on mobile journalism at the annual conference of the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Minneapolis. Adornato focused on how journalists can best optimize content for audiences who now increasingly consume information via mobile devices and social media. His book on this topic will be published next year by Sage. You can read more about his presentation here.

Submitted on behalf of Tanya Saunders, Asst. Provost

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Steven Ginsberg, Pendleton Chair/assistant professor, Dept. of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, and Stephen Tropiano, associate professor, Screen Studies, presented a paper entitled "Why Jane and Johnny Can (and Can't) Write in the Digital Age" at the University Film and Video Association's annual conference in August in Henderson, Nevada.

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(Submitted on behalf of Eric Nichols, Director of Facilities Services)

The Office of Facilities is pleased to announce the implementation of single sign-in to our Maintenance Direct Work Order System, as part of our continued dedication to improving our customer service.  Effective immediately, users will sign in with their Netpass user name and password to submit service requests.  We are confident that our customers will find this new process faster and easier. As always you can access Maintenance Direct from your personalized myHome page.



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The following events may be of interest to students and faculty. These events are free and open to campus and community members. No registration is required. For more information contact Teri Reinemann, gerontology programs manager, at 274-1607 or

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Get ready to welcome our new students back during Move-In Day and Fall Welcome.

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Director of Financial Services Beth Reynolds has been appointed interim Controller at Ithaca College. She will fill that role while Janet Williams serves as interim Vice President for Finance and Administration.

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Brian Dickens started as Ithaca College’s new vice president for human resources in June. He comes to Ithaca with 25 years of experience as a university administrator and over a dozen years as a human resource development and management consultant. Most recently, Dickens served as associate vice president for human resources and payroll services at Texas Southern University in Houston.

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Many departments are currently making arrangements for staffing for Fall opening. Some offices will need to bring their student staff back early to support opening operations.  Please review our fall early arrival information online as you plan for Fall 2016.

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, was invited to give a seminar on Islam at the St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture (NYI), in Russia in July. This is a summer school organized annually by SUNY (Stony Brook) and St. Petersburg University, and it was the fourth time she was asked to be part of it. (

Do you love leadership? Do you have a really awesome presentation or idea you want to share? Is your department or student organization sponsoring a program in Block 1 that focuses on one of the three leadership areas (Leading Self, Others, or in a Diverse World)? 

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On October 8, 2016, the Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors will honor five individuals with the 2016 alumni awards. A description of each award is available at the Alumni website. Congratulations to these remarkable individuals!

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