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Please join us for a talk with Timothy Dolch, Cornell University, entitled: 

Pulsars as Gravitational Wave Detectors: A Radio and Optical View

On Tuesday, March 17 at 12:10 in CNS 206B

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ITS offers technology workshops on a variety of topics and software applications in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) to all faculty, staff, and students. Click the link below to register for our upcoming workshop:

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Students who are interested in volunteering to help out at ITHACON or the Tori Cup should attend one of two meetings: Tuesday, March 17 in Job 160 at 12:15pm, or Wednesday, March 18 in Friends 208 at 7pm.

 

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   The Ithacan was presented with a Gold Crown award by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the spring National College Media Convention on March 13 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City. The Gold Crown awards are the highest honors presented by CSPA.

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Under the new leadership of Chief Information Officer, Keith 'Mac' McIntosh, ITS kindly asks students to participate in the 2015 Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Study of Students and Information Technology.  A sample of students will be emailed an invitation to this survey on March 20th. ECAR is offering the chance to win a $100 gift card from Amazon for survey participants. 

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Please join me in congratulating Sarah Schupp on her new position as an Undergraduate Experience Coordinator at Cornell University.

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Contributed on behalf of Robert Cree, AVP for Business and Finance.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Reynolds as the Director of Financial Services effective April 1, 2015.

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Please join the Office of Legal Affairs in extending best wishes to Traevena at a reception on Tuesday, March 17th from 4:00p.m.– 6:00p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge.

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Ithaca College’s 25th annual Educational Technology Day will be held this Thursday, March 19th, from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Campus Center Emerson Suites and surrounding locations.  The event features a vendor showcase with national and local technology companies, a college showcase with faculty and staff showing how they are using technology in and out of the classroom, and a series of seminars by IT thought-leaders, faculty, vendors and others.  The event is free and open to the public, including all faculty, staff and students.

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee.  More information about the Senior Class Gift Campaign and Committee can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1w46gKf.

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We Need Your Help!  Help our Students Have a Great Commencement Weekend!

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Find out more about how to use the new IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about important strategies around utilizing LinkedIn to make connections, networking etiquette, and informative career networking groups.

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On Thursday, March 19th, the College will be holding its 25th Educational Technology Day.  This exciting event attracts over 800 visitors to our campus to explore new technologies and learn more about how technology can be used both in and out of the classroom.  We are asking that students, staff, and faculty please be aware of the parking impact of Ed Tech Day on both the event date and the preceding Wednesday, as described below. 

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Office 365 ProPlus is now available to all current students, staff, and faculty as a FREE subscription license for personal devices.

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ITS commonly receives reports of email scams circulating on campus. We thought it would be helpful to share one of these messages to point out and explain the "red flags", designated as "(RF #)" in the message below.

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March is Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month! 

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Retirement is a big milestone in everyone's life, and with an ever-changing economy the idea of retiring means different things to different people. It is more important than ever to consider your personal definition of what retirement means and plan for the future with those goals in mind. With everything you want to accomplish in retirement, making sure you've thought through all the issues before you get there is an important part of planning.

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The gender pay gap. Double standards. “Superwoman Syndrome.” These are just a few of the challenges that many women continue to face in the workplace. During this session we’ll explore specific strategies to tackle these and other issues, as well as ways to create success for yourself in work and in life.

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We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  Your child can help us in our work to study the effect of using (or not) a robot to move around and play with toys on cognitive development. Our long-term goal is to assist infants with disabilities explore their environment in ways that would otherwise be unavailable to them. Your infant will be randomly assigned to either group a) using the robot, or group b) not using the robot; in both groups, infants will play with toys for 12 sessions over no more than 8 weeks. Each play session will be 20 minutes long and will take place in Williams Hall on the Ithaca College campus.

 

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Sticking around for the summer? Why not stick some seeds into the ground? 

Claim a plot at the Circles Community Garden for the summer!

The Circles Community Garden is available for all Ithaca College community members.

There are 30 plots waiting to be claimed!  These will be doled out on a first-come-first-serve basis, so act quickly! (students may receive priority if we receive high volumes of requests) Basic supplies will be available at the front desk of the Circles Community Building weekly from 12 PM - 6 PM. 

Head to the front desk of the Circles Community Building to sign up! Look over the Working Agreement next to the sign-up to make sure that the commitment is right for you.

For more information or general questions e-mail the Circles Office at circles@ithaca.edu.