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Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 12/06/2013
Contributed by David Prunty on 12/06/2013
Ithaca College will be serviced by a new vending partner beginning in January, 2014
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Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez on 12/06/2013
The Caring and Sharing Committee's Holiday Drive is underway and there are several ways you can help!
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Contributed by Brooke Hansen on 12/06/2013
Jack Rossen, Anthropology, gave the keynote address at the archaeology conference, "Los complejos alucinógenos y fumatorios en el cono sur de América" (Hallucinogen and Smoking Complexes in the Southern Cone of America) in Santiago, Chile on November 28.
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Contributed by Rick Watson on 12/06/2013
Mark your calendars for Monday and Tuesday, December 9th and 10th during regular business hours.
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Contributed by Rachel Marks on 12/06/2013
Join us at Campus Center Dining Hall to end the semester with a splash before finals stampede onto campus! For Swipe + $10, you'll receive a Sizzling NY Strip Steak and a Luscious Lobster Tail, complete with scrumptious sides. Simply swipe your ID card and pay $10 at the register. No meal plan? no problem! Just add $10 to the cost of your dinner.
Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.
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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 12/05/2013
ITS offers computing workshops every week on a variety of topics in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering training on Taskstream, Sakai, Access, Excel, Outlook, Windows Best Practices, Macintosh Best Practices, InDesign, and Photoshop from Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 13.
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Contributed by Marilyn Dispensa on 12/05/2013
If you are teaching next semester and are considering a new technology for your courses, ITS is offering two information sessions which will be held in the Technology Learning Center in Friends 101.
Monday, December 9th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Thursday, December 12th, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Contributed by Brandy Hawley on 12/05/2013
A Sápara nation representative will share stories of how his people, their numbers dwindling, are scrambling to document their history, their oral language, their culture, their very existence.
Ithaca College will have a historic and unprecedented opportunity on Friday, December 6, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium to hear from a representative of a people whose oral language is fast dying out and who themselves are on the brink of extinction.
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Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 12/05/2013
Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has recently published a chapter, “Documentary as Open Space” in The Documentary Film Book, a major volume edited by Brian Winston for the British Film Institute.
Employee Parking Permits for 2014 will be available to order online beginning Monday, December 9th, 2013.
Current Employee Parking Permits will expire on January 15th, 2014. You may order your new parking permit online by going to https://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/parking_registration.php . If you have any questions please contact Parking Services at (607) 274-3756 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of Television-Radio and Los Angeles Program director, has published Saturday Night Live FAQ: Everything Left to Know About Television Longest Running Comedy (Applause Books). The book takes an in-depth look at all thirty-eight seasons of the popular late night comedy series and its influence on American culture.
Contributed by Lynn Gitlow on 12/05/2013
We are a group of four graduate occupational therapy students at Ithaca College. We are recruiting people to participate in a research study on the methods used to prevent falls in one’s home. We are looking for people above the age of 65 who live in a residential home in Tompkins County.
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Contributed by Lynda Walters on 12/05/2013
Submitted on behalf of Michael D. Richardson, Associate Dean for Faculty and New Initiatives
The Office of the Dean in the School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to welcome Dylan Schoch to the staff of the dean’s office, as Coordinator for Outreach and Special Projects. Dylan will be taking over for Kelly Stern, who is now Recruitment Marketing Coordinator in the Office of Marketing Communications.
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Contributed by Chris Pollock on 12/05/2013
Eric Rosario, senior director of leadership gifts in the Division of Institutional Advancement, and his wife, Neha Khanna, were recognized last night by the Ithaca Common Council for their work preserving their neighborhood.
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Contributed by Carol Hansen on 12/05/2013
The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences is suspending admission to the Environmental Studies minor as of December 20, 2013. Students who are currently registered in the Environmental Studies minor will be able to complete the minor as planned. Students who submit a Registration for a Minor form to the department by December 20 will be considered for admission; after that date, the minor will no longer be available.
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Submitted on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Ithaca College has embarked on the process of implementing a Strategic Sourcing approach to its purchasing and procurement needs. This methodology emphasizes purchasing and procurement that is done within a framework of strategic partnerships with vendors/suppliers, along with revised and improved purchasing policy guidelines. The overall goal of this process is to ensure that the College is getting the best price for its purchases and that that they are delivered in a timely manner without sacrificing quality. It is also intended to improve upon how the College manages its inventory of all procured and stored items.
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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, December 11th. Important reasons not to miss the next screening:
1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)
2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases
3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease
4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive (above ideal )
5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.
6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure
7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects
8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure
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