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Microsoft has introduced a new Outlook email feature called Clutter. This feature is designed to automatically move low priority messages out of your Inbox and into their own folder, saving you time when you scan for important messages.

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Contributed on behalf of Michael Richardson, Interim Dean - I am delighted to announce that we have filled two very important positions in the school:

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The July edition of Employee Benefits & Work/Life Brief is now available.

July is all about outdoor barbecue grilling with friends and family! Follow a few simple strategies that can prevent an unfriendly experience with barbecue grills and bacteria.

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In September 2015, Luke Keller will travel to the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope to conduct observations of young stars in a nearby galaxy that may be forming solar systems.

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It's Summer and that means vacation! If you are traveling this summer, be sure to check out the BalanceWorks July Newsletter!

Registration is now open for a July 20-22 R.A.D. women’s self-defense course for staff and faculty.  For more information about this program and to access the registration form, please visit

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Performance Review Reminder

Contributed by Jane Ray on 06/30/2015 

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The Online Performance Review process for 2014-15 is currently available to staff.  All staff members can access the self-assessment form through Employee Self-Service in Parnassus.  Supervisors can also access the Performance Review form through Employee Self-Service in Parnassus. 

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The Fitness Center will be closed from Friday 7/3/15 - Sunday 7/5/15 in observance of Independence Day.  We will resume our regular summer hours on Monday 7/6/15.

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Please join us in honoring School of Business Associate Dean, Barbara Howard, and the work she has done for Ithaca College at a retirement reception luncheon on Friday, July 31st, from 12:00-1:30pm in the Upper Atrium of the School of Business. 

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The position Assistant to the President, ably occupied by Bailey Reagan for the last two years, will become available on or before August 3. Because the Assistant to the President interacts intensively with the campus community on a range of issues we plan to conduct an internal-only search for the position.

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Environmental Health & Safety will be conducting mandatory fire alarm system testing in the academic buildings in July. 

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

Upper class students who volunteer to assist will be able to move in to their on-campus housing the day before (Saturday, August 22, 2015), and will be required to attend a training session that evening from 7 – 8 pm.  Your meal plan will begin at lunch on Sunday. 

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The new Ithaca College webcam is now streaming some of the best views IC has to offer! The camera overlooks the Textor Ball and Muller Chapel, with Cayuga Lake in the distance, and pans left and right automatically to display views of the quad and surrounding hillsides. You can view it on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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Fall 2015 Technology Renewal questionnaires have been sent to all individuals and area coordinators.

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Join us in celebrating the 7th Annual Employee Wellbeing Month! Check out the Mind, Body, Me Facebook page for Wellbeing Tips and other great resources! We’ll also be posting weekly Intercoms with even more wonderful wellness information. 

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Submitted on behalf of Terri Ae. Stewart, Director and Chief, Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

The Office of Public Safety recently announced the latest offering of the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program for faculty and staff and I want to take this opportunity to provide more information on this specific program and all of the college’s efforts to increase sexual assault awareness, education, and prevention.

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Did you know that in just 2 1/2 weeks over 1000 people will arrive at the College ready to walk the outdoor track until the wee hours of the following morning? Why? They are participating in the annual Tompkins County Relay for Life, raising funds for cancer research! One of the top Relay teams since the Relay began in this area is our very own IC Hope.  Want to join us for a great night of fun, tears, exercise, and celebration? Please join our team! Can't be here but want to make a difference? Donate to one of the team members or join us for our fabulous garage sale this Saturday, June 27th from 8 am - noon. Follow this link for garage sale details and to view some of our incredible items:  Here are other important facts on the Relay:

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Summer is the season we wait for. It's the season full of fun in the sun.. Summer offers more than 100 days to make a difference. Thank you for please clearing your calendar On July 7th for what's most important to help save lives by donating at our American Red Cross Blood drive from 10 to 5 in the Fitness Center. During the summer months of June, July and August, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive. This could add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations. If at least two more donors gave blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer, above what's expected, patients would be better assured of having lifesaving blood products readily available. Call 1-800-REDCROSS TO SET UP YOUR APPOINTMENT ON JULY 7TH

Reminder: Timecards Due Early!

Contributed by Donna Veres on 06/25/2015 

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Due to the College holiday on Friday, July 3, all timecards for the pay period June 15-June 28 must be submitted and approved by noon on Monday, June 29, 2015.  Any timecard that is not approved by this deadline will not be paid until the following payday on Friday, July 19.

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