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Individual development planning identifies the employee’s development goals and the strategies for achieving them by linking them to the organization’s mission and goals. Taking responsibility for your professional development can be challenging. Let us help you get started! The Office of Human Resources would like to invite you to attend a workshop devoted to creating an Individual Development Plan. We will meet on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in room # 52 on the Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center. 

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Erin Gardosh (Philosophy/Religion major), David Johnson (Philosophy/Religion major, International Politics minor), Gabriel Lefferts (Anthropology major, Religious Studies minor), and Jennifer Pike (Writing major, Honors minor) all presented papers at an undergraduate conference on Religion and Culture at Syracuse University on March 28, 2015.

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The following is submitted on behalf of Yvonne Rogalski, Chair of the Whalen Academic Symposium Steering Committee:

Congratulations to all the students and faculty sponsors who participated in the Symposium!  

The following is a list of those students who won awards at the Symposium.

Recipients of this year's awards were selected through a two-step process.  The first step was to submit an abstract for award in early March.  The abstracts were separated into groups according to areas of research and discipline.  Each abstract was judged by at least two judges and the judges determined the finalists from each group.  

The finalists where then scheduled to present at finalist sessions during the Whalen Symposium.  Again, the finalists presentations were judged by at least two judges and the judges then determined the award winners.

Congratulations to all of the winners on a job well done!

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Please join us on Wednesday, April 29, from 4:00-5:00 pm, in the second floor atrium of the School of Business for a farewell reception for Interim Dean Jim Simpson and Dr. Athena Zhang.

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The Writing Department is offering its 300-level Humorous Writing course online during Block I of the Summer Session (May 26-June 26).

Enrolled students will study the use of humor in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, in addition to generating their own humorous writing using prompts that focus on parody, satire, dark comedy, and surrealism. Workshops of student writing will take place on the course website. Responses to selected readings also will be posted to the course website.  

Stress: Its Nature and Management will be offered ONLINE during the May intersession, beginning May 12th and ending on May 22. 

 The course provides an overview of the nature of stress and techniques to manage stress, while emphasizing both the societal and personal dimensions of stress. Discussion, workbook activities, and projects focus on personalizing the learning experience. This is asynchronous - no need to be online at any specific time. Ideal for those who are working, travelling, or interning.


Attributes:  ICC - Social Sciences, Theme: Mind, Body, Spirit; GE 1: Self & Society, Liberal Arts

3 credits.  HLTH 22700 CRN 10035.

For more information, contact Deborah Wuest at wuest@ithaca.edu

 

 

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Quoted in the media: Faculty members Jack Wang, Alison Shields and Stephen Mosher; students Candace King and John Jacobson; and alumnus David Muir. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

IC in the Media

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Fulfill an ICC Diversity requirement or get a Counseling Minor course under your belt during May Term. 

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Holocaust Survivor Speech

Contributed by Kayla Reisman on 04/13/2015 

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Interested in hearing the first hand story of a Jewish man in the Holocaust? We are the last generation that will be able to do so, so this is something to tell your children about! Come on Wednesday April 15th at 6:30-7:30 in the Business School Room 111, to hear a remarkable survivor story.

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Enjoy an evening out with your children at the IC Family Carnival! Inflated bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, and assorted activities stations will transform the fitness center into a children’s play land. You will want to stick around for the live entertainment, raffles, and snacks!

The event is on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 to 8 pm in the gyms on the lower level of the Fitness Center. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for anyone over 18, and $16 for parties of 5 or more. Members of IC Student United Way organize and run the Family Carnival. All proceeds benefit the ICSUW's fall grant program, during which funds are allocated to organizations in the Ithaca community.

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April Earth Day Sweepstakes

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 04/13/2015 

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Everybody loves a Sweepstakes!

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Please join us as Majors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy give talks on their research for the 2015 Spring Seminar Series

Amy Parker: Contact Binary Stars 

Matthew Bellardini: A Summer of SOFIA

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This June Jason Hamilton from the Environmental Studies & Sciences Department will teach a Summer Session course in herbal remedies and nature-based healing. ENVS 140 will explore both modern herbalism and ancient vitalist traditions. 

 

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Come explore your voice in a fun, informal workshop with touring singer-songwriter Eli Conley at 12 noon on Friday April 17 in the Handwerker Gallery. Total beginners to experienced singers are welcome! Queer and transgender folks all too often find spaces focused on singing lacking relevance to our lives, awareness of our needs, and commitment to collective liberation. It is a powerful act for LGBTQ people and our straight and cisgender allies to find the power in our voices, listen deeply to each other as singers and raise our voices together in song.

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; highlights across the next few weeks are listed below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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Excitement is building about the Izzy Award ceremony, happening this Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites B&C, Campus Center (Phillips Hall).

Author NAOMI KLEIN (pictured; photo by Kourosh Keshiri), joining us in Ithaca amidst her whirlwind book tour of Europe and North America, and investigative reporter DAVID SIROTA, who continues to poke the powerful with new exposés just about every other day, will accept the Izzy Award and each give a speech.

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Critical Health Issues, HLTH 20500 is a 3 credit online Summer Course offered during the two week May Session.  ICC Attribute: Diversity. Social Science. Self and Society. ICC Theme: World of Systems.

Please contact Stewart Auyash at auyash@ithaca.edu for more information.

 

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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Understand the specific financial challenges facing the LGBT community, both financial and legislative and find potential solutions to address them. Also learn how to develop an estate plan — wills, trusts, power of attorney and healthcare directives.

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Upon death, an estate plan legally protects and distributes property based on your wishes and the needs of your family and/or survivors with as little tax as possible.

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