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January BalanceWorks Newsletter

Contributed by Katie Sack on 01/11/2017 

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This month's BalanceWorks Newsletter focuses on New Year's Resolutions, specifically eating healthy. Click here for great healthy recipes such as Grapefruit Brulee! 

The Art History Department has space in the following newly designated ICC courses:

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 5 Ithaca College students were selected to attend the African American Student Leadership Experience (AASLE) in Washington D.C, sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA).

  • Nnebundo Obi (’19)- Sociology major. MLK Jr. Scholar, African Latino Society.
  • Bob Chang (’18)-Physical Therapy major. Resident Assistant, Ithaca Achievement Program.
  • Victoria Jackson (’19)- Writing for Television and Film major. MLK Jr. Scholar, African Latino Society, Mentor for Ithaca Youth Bureau.
  • Fatoumata Jallow (’18)- Economics and Mathematics major. African Students Association, Student Governance Council, National Association for Black Accountants.
  • Anthony Cosby Jr. (’19)- Athletic Training Major. African Latino Society, Alumni Diversity & Inclusion Committee member, Anatomy & Physiology TA.

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The new wireless networks, IthacaCollege and IthacaCollege-Guest, have been operating reliably since late November, so DIIS will be turning off the old networks (ICAirnet and ICAirnet-Secure) as of today (Wednesday, January 11th) at 8:00 AM.

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This is a reminder to the campus community that the All College Meeting will be held in Emerson Suites on Thursday, January 19 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM.

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Save the date!

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Submitted on behalf of the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability

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Posted on behalf of Janet Williams, Interim VP for Finance and Administration.

Members of the campus community are invited to join our weekly D&I Discussion Circle on Wednesdays at noon in Klingenstein Lounge. Once a month, a guest presenter will join the group to talk about a topic related to diversity and inclusion. This month our scheduled presenter will be the following:

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Ages & Stages in Our Community is an intergenerational project involving collaboration between South Hill Elementary School 2nd Grade students, Ithaca College students, and “Community Elders.” 

We seek adult participants (age 55+) to serve in the “Community Elder” role  (Note: The 55+ age requirement is completely negotiable!). Participants do not need to be employees of Ithaca College. Please feel free to invite friends and loved ones.



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First class postage will increase 2 cents to $.49 on January 22.  A few departments order rolls to use on outgoing mail.  Departments must email Pete Schlough or call Pete at 4-3332 to order stamps before the rate increase by end of day Thursday 1/12/17.  Stamps need to be paid for by Friday January 20 to receive the current pricing.  Mail Services will contact your department when the order is available.  The Phillips Hall Post Office currently has 4 rolls of 100 stamps on hand and numerous books and sheets.

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DIIS is continuing our work to upgrade the Internet connections for the campus.  While we continue that work, there will be no Internet connectivity during our maintenance window of midnight to 6am on Thursday, January 12th. 

The objective is to improve reliability and performance by replacing outdated equipment and increasing our capacity to 2 Gigabit/Sec. The upgrade will impact the ability to access many systems and services (Outlook email, Sakai, myHome, Parnassus, etc.) based on whether you are on or off campus. See the chart of system availability for details.

Service Desk
104 Job Hall

Ithaca College Environmental Health and Safety personnel will be conducting fire alarm testing followed by an evacuation drill in some academic building during break.

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The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute provides high quality education to students and professionals, empowering them to positively impact the lives of older people. The following workshops are free and open to Ithaca College students, faculty, staff and retirees. Registration is required, visit

All workshops are held at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road (Route 96B), Ithaca, NY

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The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute is please to present:

Racially-Associated Disparities in Hospice and Palliative Care Access: Can We Move the Needle?

with Richard Payne, M.D.

Monday, February 13
7:00 p.m. Emerson Suites
Phillips Hall


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Difference isn’t the problem. Discourse is! CMST assistant professor Christopher House will offer "CLTC 10000:01 Introduction to Culture and Communication as an online course during Winter Session 2017 (Jan 9-Jan 20).

In this course, students explore and interrogate the ways that communication (e.g., language, media, and discourse) establishes and enacts identity power dynamics. In thinking about communication as global citizens, our online discussions of, for example, movies like Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004) and Snowpiercer (Joon-ho bong, 2013) help us to understand how social identities are constructed, institutionalized, changed, contested and/or appropriated by various social groups.

This course fulfills Liberal Arts general education and ICC Diversity requirements.

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During winter break, Sandella's Café is open 8:00-11:00 AM, Monday-Friday.

Have you tried the Cinnamon Dolce Latte at Starbucks? They pair nicely with our delicious stone oven-heated cinnamon rolls! Come down and sample today!

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Next up in our series of event spotlights for MLK Week 2017 are two events happening on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017; the MLK Scholars Civil Rights Tour Presentation and the MLK film and discussion.

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The Ithaca chapter of Writers Resist will host "Justice for All: A Writers Resist Reading" on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the First Unitarian Church in Ithaca. The reading will feature IC alumnus Dubian Ade and IC faculty members Christine Kitano, Raza Rumi, and Saviana Stanescu, among others. The event is free and open to everyone.

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The sophomore class council is looking for a new adviser! SCC plans events for the sophomore class, whether that be a de-stress event during finals or a movie night! Your role as adviser is to guide them into making the best decisions for the student organization. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Lynn Pierce.


 Catherine Taylor published a portfolio of her writing in the current issue of VERSE (Volume 33, Numbers 1-3), an annual literary journal published by the University of Georgia and the University of Richmond. The writing, entitled "Inanimate Subjects," is an excerpt from her forthcoming book, You, Me, and the Violence.


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