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 Mike Haaf (Chemistry) gave a talk entitled “A Grant Proposal Writing Exercise for Undergraduate Science Courses” at the 2014 International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE), held in Toronto this July.  The talk was based in part on a recent publication in the Journal for Chemical Education, co-authored by Kathryn Cole (Chemistry), Mike Haaf (Chemistry), Andy Smith (Biology) and Maki Inada (Biology).

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If you work behind a desk, you are well aware of the difficulties that it brings to your body. Desk work can often lead to back and neck pain as well as heart disease, and staring at a computer screen for long periods of time could result in eye strain and headaches. 

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Contributed by Sally Neal, Director of the Center for Academic Advancement.

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Vivian Bruce Conger presented “‘Amos Strutel . . . sed the money muste be paid so I wente down and paid him the 18 pounds’:  Mapping the Economic World of Deborah Franklin,” at the 36th annual meeting of the Society for Historians for the Early American Republic (SHEAR), in Philadelphia, July 19, 2014.

 

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Enjoy those last remaining days of Summer, and jump start the new academic year with one or all of these great Wellness Workshops: 

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During our fix-it Friday window on August 1st community members may experience an interruption of service for off campus network access. 

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Laurie Worrall, the executive director of New York Campus Compact, has been selected to lead the Office of Civic Engagement at Ithaca College. She succeeds Anthony Hopson, who departed the college in May.

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Ithaca College has named Keith “Mac” McIntosh, a proven leader with more than three decades of experience in the field, as its new associate vice president for information technology services and chief information officer. He succeeds Ed Fuller, who retired this past January, and will start at the college on Aug. 25.

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Ithaca College is pleased to announce memberships with the following organizations and programs for the 2014/15 Academic Year: EDUCAUSE, ECAR, ELI, the New Media Consortium, and NERCOMP. Members of the college community are encouraged to take advantages of the information and resources they provide.

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Conger presented “Sally Franklin Bache:  Learning from the Past or Charting a New Course?” at the Fifth Annual Sons of the American Revolution Conference, whose theme this year was “Women in the Era of the American Revolution,” Williamsburg, Virginia, June 20, 2014.  Publication of the conference papers (which were pre-circulated and discussed at length at the venue) in a peer-reviewed edited volume is expected in 2015.

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The ITS fixIT shop will be closed on Friday, July 25th. We will reopen on Monday, July 28th at noon. 

An impressive contingency of School of Music faculty, students, and alumni are representing Ithaca College at the International Performing Arts Institute (IPAI) this month. 

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Dr. House, assistant professor of Communication Studies in H&S, will join a distinguished and diverse panel in the Washington, D.C. The panel was assembled by the Human Rights Campaign and The Carpenter Program on Religion, Gender, and Sexuality at Vanderbilt Divinity School.  The panel's theme is related to Dr. House's ongoing scholarly program:  "When Identities Collide: LGBTQ Advocates and Religious Conflict" .

 

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

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." -James Baldwin

Are you having trouble tying your shoe, climbing the stairs, or are you struggling to get into your favorite summer outfit?  

If this sounds familiar, don't hesitate to get started on your weight loss goals now! I lost 60-70 pounds with Weight Watchers and I know that you can too. Let's FACE together what can be difficult to FACE alone. 2014 is the Year of You! 

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Leadership Tompkins engages a diverse group of aspiring and existing community leaders in building networks, developing leadership skills, and raising awareness of local issues.  This community-based program is designed for individuals who want to learn about our county, meet current leaders, and prepare for leadership roles on boards and in their organizations.

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 Ithaca Shakespeare Company's 2014 summer season ends this weekend with the final performances of HAMLET and LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST. 

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  • Are you looking for a venue to connect with students outside the classroom?
  • Do you have an engaging presentation around the topic of leadership?
  • Did you read a research article or book that relates to student leadership?
  • Did you go to a conference recently and saw an idea that would help students grow in their ability to be a leader or lead others on campus?

 

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Do you know someone in your family or in your neighborhood who would enjoy some challenging temporary work and some extra cash?

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The Office of Employee & Organizational Development is pleased to once again offer Engaging Professionals at Ithaca College (EPIC), a competency-based certificate program for administrative office professionals.

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"Within yourself is a stillness, a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself." ~Herman Hess

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