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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, March 26th. 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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Monday, March 24, 2014, 4 - 5 p.m.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Te-Wen Lo, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, will offer different perspectives on using clickers in their courses.
(register here)

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Monday, March 24, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Traevena Byrd, Associate Counsel and Director Equal Opportunity Compliance

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Ithaca College is pleased to host several events in the A&E Center during the month of March. Due to these events several parking lots across campus will be impacted. Please read the following lot closures to determine how you may be impacted and direct any questions to Parking Services at 274-3756. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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 Come March 24th at 2:30pm in Terrace Dining Hall at Food Lab for our Meatless Monday Food Lab Demo to learn the story behind Meatless Monday.

Space is limited, so please REGISTER HERE

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March is Nutrition Month and we're inviting you to join Team No Kid Hungry! 

Donations are being taken at all dining retail locations and all proceeds will go to The BackPack Program for Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The BackPack program ensures that children in need don't go hungry over the weekend when they aren't in school. Every Friday, those children receive their food, placed discreetly into their backpacks. The need to supply children from low-income families is consistently rising. It only costs $3.00 to fill a backpack, but any amount helps! 

 

 

 

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On April 3rd, 10th and 17th, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, in Friends 304, Ithaca College will be joining an community initiative across Ithaca and Tompkins County that is over 1,000 members strong, to view the eye-opening and powerful three-part series (one hour episodes, one episode each night) PBS documentary, Race: The Power of An Illusion. Each episode will be followed by a discussion about the film and its relevance today, that will be facilitated by a representative of the Multicultural Resources Center of Ithaca, in affiliation with Cornell’s Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.

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Ed Tech Day is next Thursday March 27, 2014. For the latest news and updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter, @edtechday,and tag your tweets about the event with #edtech14

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Legacy Cleaning, a short film written by Jack Bryant, will screen at the Green Mountain International Film Festival later this month and at the Boston International Film Festival on April 13. Bryant is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

The film, directed and produced by Kerstin Karlhuber, tells the story of a maid who finds herself alone in a mansion and thinks she’s found the secret to happiness in how the other half lives.

For more information on the film, click here.

Asma Barlas, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) was invited to deliver a keynote on International Women's Day in Drammen, Norway, by the Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) (www.imdi.no/en/sprak/english/).  IMDi's work focuses on immigrant communities and the keynote was about violence against Muslim women.

Women in the Academy: Conversations about Moving Ahead, Moving Up
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
La Tourelle Resort and Spa, 1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY

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The Work/Life Mission Series would like to present our Eating On Campus Tour Series! Learn where you can sit down or grab a quick bite to eat on campus and what each place has to offer you on three incredible tours!

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Friday, March 21, 2014, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
332 Roy H. Park School of Communications
(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)

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Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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The College is committed to supporting employees in multiple ways.  With this comes an understanding that everyone’s needs are different at different times in our lives.  To help manage the various demands of work and life outside of work, you may want to consider a Flexible Work Arrangement.

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Four Ithaca College Chemistry majors presented results from their independent research projects at the National American Chemical Society meeting in Dallas, TX this March. With more than 161,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. Congratulations to: Martin Cerny (`14), Kyle Clifford (`14), Brendan Duran ('14) and Zack Jones (`15) on their excellent work!

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 Sakai, Excel, Photoshop, InDesign, Powerpoint, and Web Profile Manager from Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28.

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(Submitted on behalf of Samarra Mbenga, leader of the Weight Watchers At Work program at Ithaca College)

Home Sweet Home 

How would you like to be at peace in your own skin this Spring? Join us this Tuesday, March 25th, to start the process. We will have fun with Jaimie, who will lead us in some fun Zumba exercises. We will also hear success stories from Estela and Paula, who will share how they have not only lost but also maintained their weight loss.

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2015 Senior Class Gift Committee.  More information about the Senior Class Gift Campaign and Committee can be viewed at http://goo.gl/YroKr7.

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite all administrators, faculty and staff members to attend our upcoming workshops designed to assist in the development of short-term study abroad programs.  Short-term international programming is an important component of the international study options available to Ithaca College students.

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