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Fresh off the most recent meeting of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, held Oct. 8-10, I wanted to let the campus community know about some of the important discussions that took place. We value the opportunity to get together on South Hill every October, not only because of the beautiful fall weather, but also because it allows us to take the pulse of the community as another school year begins.

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On the heels of Tutor Appreciation Week and in celebration of Disability Awareness Month​, Student Accessibility Services (formerly Student Disability Services) and Tutoring Services (formerly Academic Enrichment Services) would like to invite the campus community to  a Student Accessibility Services/Tutoring Services Open House, Friday, October 24th from 9am-11am in 110 Towers Concourse.  

 

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Come practice your French in a casual and friendly atmosphere at the weekly French conversation group!  French speakers of all levels are welcome.  The group is led by a native French student.

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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. 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (Register here)
12:30-1:30 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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 As fall break approaches we would like to remind everyone that parking rules and regulations are in effect 24/7, all year round. For more information on the Ithaca College Parking Rules and Regulations please visit

http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/parking/

Also, as a reminder:

Evening Parking -- A vehicle displaying a red permit may be parked in:

  • The blue section of J lot between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., Monday-Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday. Note: Be aware of special parking restrictions for the Whalen Center in the lower blue section of J lot             
  • All other blue lots between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., Monday-Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.

*First-year students with vehicles displaying green permits must be parked in Z-lot at all times*

BAE Systems, Inc. will interview students on-campus for its Financial Leadership Development Program (NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, OCT. 20).  Seniors and graduate students majoring in accounting, business administration or economics are invited to attend an information session and/or to apply for on-campus interviews.

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Do you desire to chart your own course in life, to be “autonomous”?  Many people claim they do, but our actions suggest that humans more strongly desire “to fit in” with those around them. This lecture will consider these clashing human desires from the standpoint of evolutionary theory, and explore whether future technology can transform this clash, perhaps by transforming the very structure of human interaction.

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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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Ithaca College Information Technology Services is proud to announce that the Whalen Center for Music is the second building to reach completed status for the 2014 Campus Wi-Fi Project.  

After a successful testing phase we are confident that the Wi-Fi network is working well and is delivering a strong, reliable wireless connection.

The project is moving on and Williams Hall is next on the list.  You can check to see the project status of any building listed on our schedule website:  https://www.ithaca.edu/its/services/wireless/campusproject2014/schedule/

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Are there computers or printers in your area scheduled for replacement this spring under the Technology Renewal Program?

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John Krout, professor emeritus in gerontology and the founding director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, has co-edited a new text, Aging in Rural Places: Programs, Policies, and Professional Practice, published by Springer last month. Other co-editors are Kristina Hash Ph.D., MSW, and Elaine Jurkowski MSW.

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As a member of NERCOMP (NorthEast Regional Computing Program), all Ithaca College administration, faculty, staff and students are invited to submit proposals for the April annual conference.  The deadline is Friday, October 17th. The announcement from NERCOMP is posted below.

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Respectful Accommodations: ADA, Policy and Dignity

Making Ithaca College accessible to all community members will require creative and responsive accommodations. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) addresses the need to make accommodations for persons with disabilities so that they can achieve success in their employment. This workshop provides an insight into what constitutes a “respectful accommodation.” Specific examples of accommodations for employees who have various types of disabilities are included.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from KPMG will visit campus on on October 24, 2014 to conduct interviews for the following job and internship opportunities: 

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William C. Pomerantz '02, University of Minnesota is Chemistry Dept. Seminar guest speaker on Tuesday, October 14th at 4:15 p.m. in CNS 333.   Prof. Pomerantz presentation topic will be focused on; “Aromatic Amino Acids: Privileged Side-Chains For Protein-Protein Interaction Inhibitor Discovery”.

 

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Several people from Information Technology Services participated in and presented at the recent EDUCAUSE national conference in Orlando.

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Announced this past Friday, the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble placed third in The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance college/university edition, one of a series of new, non-profit, national competitions designed to recognize and reward the very best in the performing arts.

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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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 The Fitness Center will be operating with reduced hours in observance of Fall Break.  Our Fall Break hours will be as follows:

Wednesday 10/15 - 6:30am - 2:00pm

Thursday 10/16 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Friday 10/17 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 10/18 & Sunday 10/19 - CLOSED

We will resume our regular academic year hours on Monday 10/20/14.

 

 

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