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For those of you who participated in a Health Care or Dependent Care FSA for 2013 this is a reminder that FSA dollars are "use-it-or-lose-it" funds. Account balances are not carried over from year to year. If you had any unused funds at the end of the plan year, those funds will be forfeited. That's an IRS requirement.

You have until March 31, 2014 to submit your 2013 FSA claims. Please note, this is not a postmarked date it is truly a received date. Claims received on April 1, 2014 or later will be denied and will not be processed. 

 

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only heart-related part of February! It’s also American Heart Month and a time to raise awareness and knowledge about heart health. We all know that our heart is important, but do you know how to make sure that you’re monitoring your heart health and taking steps to make your heart as strong as possible?

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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, Excel, PowerPioint, Photoshop, and Web Profile Manager from Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 7.

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IC Fit Kids!

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 01/31/2014 

It is recommended that your child gets one hour of physical activity per day. Whether your child is an athlete or not, IC Fit Kids can help.

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Last weekend, Ithaca College students participated in the 2014 Global Game Jam, an international event where designers meet at more than 450 sites around the world to make games over a 48-hour period.

 

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Assistant Professor Candidate in Genetics

Beyond Mendelian Inheritance”

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Part of the Department's Seminar Series.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Refreshments beforehand* (3:45-4:00pm)
CNS first floor lobby
Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reuse, reduce, recycle! 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at npierce@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

There will be a viewing of "Herman's House" and panel discussion at Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell University Saturday night from 8PM to 10PM

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Well, you can. All members of the Ithaca College community are welcome to visit a meeting anytime.

Where: Peggy Williams Center, Room GL052

When: Tuesdays
           

Times: 11:15am - 12:00pm
                           or
             
12:15pm - 1:00pm


Bring your lunch, if you’d like, and sit in on a meeting.

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The 5th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us as we explore and celebrate the notion of community and culture. It is necessary to RSVP for this important event as seating is limited.

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A grant from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation will aid Ithaca College in its efforts to enhance service-learning and volunteerism opportunities for students in the community. The Auburn-based family foundation, which has supported a number of Ithaca College initiatives over the years, has awarded a $500,000 grant for the college’s Office of Civic Engagement.

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Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone?

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The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me wellness program focuses on you: the employee. It gets you involved by helping you identify and move toward your personal health and wellness goals and encourages celebration of your success. Mind, Body, Me promotes a culture of wellness at IC, and in doing so, supports a healthier you!

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U-lot will be closed and reserved for the visit of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday, Feb. 3rd.

If you have any questions please contact Parking Services at 607-274-3756 or via an email to Parking@Ithaca.edu.

Changing where and how you order your HP printer toner could mean substantial savings to your department. Some of the printers we are currently using on campus have an option of using a standard toner cartridge or a high capacity cartridge . Currently 37% of the cartridges being purchased are high capacity cartridges which offer higher yields, a lower cost per page, and the same print quality as the standard cartridge.

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The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has been re-accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), Inc., an Alexandria, Virginia based organization of United States, Canadian and Australian counseling agencies.

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Faculty Council seeks 5 faculty members to serve on the newly resurrected Faculty Benefits Committee. Though we are especially interested in recruiting faculty members with knowledge and/or experience in business, organizational management or health care policy, we welcome nominations from all interested and motivated faculty members. Please contact rothbart@ithaca.edu with your name and a short statement of interest. Deadline is Tuesday, February 3.

 

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 On this Sunday, February 2nd, instead of having Mass during our normal 8PM time we will be celebrating at 7PM

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya Saunders

The Office of International Programs announced in Intercom on January 17 the deadlines for 2014-15 proposals for international travel with students led by faculty or staff. I urge you to review and adhere to those deadlines for submission as they are important to the thorough review of proposals by a number of offices. Proposals that are submitted after the deadline for Winter, Spring Break, or Summer experiences and proposals that are incomplete will no longer be able to move forward in the review process.

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Influenza Alert

Contributed by Laura Keefe on 01/29/2014 

The Hammond Health Center has seen a sudden increase in visits from students suffering from symptoms of the flu (influenza). On Monday and Tuesday of this week, we have had 25 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza. The CDC has reported that H1N1 (swine flu) influenza virus is circulating this season and that it may disproportionately affect young and middle-aged adults.

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New DESS Faculty Member Chairs Brand New Committee for Easter Athletic Trainers' Association

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