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BalanceWorks June Newsletter

Contributed by Katie Sack on 06/06/2016 

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As the weather warms up, we are looking forward to jumping into those swimming holes! Be sure you are being safe around all types of water by reading the BalanceWorks June Newsletter

The Office of Admission invites you to celebrate Terri Jordan’s 12 years of service to Ithaca College at a reception on Wednesday, June 15 from 2:30-4:00 in the PRW Center Lobby.

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The June edition of the Employee Benefits & Work/Life Brief is now available

Katharyn Howd Machan, Writing, gave a reading in Brooklyn on May 28 as part of the “Say Yes!”

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We are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed the first of four stages of the self-study for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (Middle States). We need your help for the next stage.

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These Limited Time Offers are available at the Food Court until June 17th:

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Summer is finally here! We hope that you're all enjoying the warm weather and sunshine! 

First, we have some exciting news: Terrace Dining Hall is currently under renovation! We hope that you'll stop in for a lunch or dinner once it's completed in August. Until then, our offices have moved to the 3rd floor of Friends Hall. 

Sandella's Café and the Food Court are now open for your dining needs. Here are our Summertime Hours of Operation. Keep your eyes peeled for BOGO opportunities and special limited time offers! 

Speaking of deals...

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A team of Ithaca College students took Third Place and a prize of $500 at the Manhattan College Business Analytics Competition and Conference, held May 24-27 at Manhattan College. It was the first time Ithaca College sent a team to the event that aims to give students an opportunity to engage in the “art & science” of decision-making, as well as to practice their ability to draw business insights through comprehensive analysis of data in creative ways.

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Ithaca College's online travel booking program will be moving to Egencia in June.

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We made it! At 1,035 and counting we surpassed the Fill the Fountains for Financial Aid campaign donor goal! Thanks to all of you who spread the word and made gifts.

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Submitted on behalf of Wade Pickren, PhD, Director, Sponsored Research:

Each Friday during the summer, Sponsored Research will be featuring undergraduate students and their summer research. 

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Who wants to trade their vacation for an urgent care or ER waiting room? Teladoc doctors are available 24/7/365 no matter where you happen to be. Feeling under the weather away from home? Give Teladoc a call!

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Writing Department Professor Catherine Taylor Leads Creative Writing Workshop for Academics at the University of Toronto.

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Three new campus community trustees and two new term trustees were elected at the May meeting of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees. 


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(Posted on behalf of Weight Watchers At Work Leader Samarra Mbenga)

Please mark your calendars! Join us for Weight Watchers National Open House and Summer Try-a-Thon launch on Tuesday, June 7, 2016!

Where: Peggy Ryan Williams Building, Room GLO54 at 12:30pm (12:15 weigh in) 

53 members lost a total of 28.8 pounds this past month and 223.8 pounds for the year!

Any members joining Tuesday, June 7th, will receive a voucher for a free cookbook, water bottle and tote bag.  If you've cancelled and were thinking about returning, this would be a great time to do so!

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Contributed on behalf of Tom Grape ’80, chairman of the Board of Trustees

On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees, I would like to share with the Ithaca College community some news from our most recent meeting, held on campus May 19–21.

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At its May meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees awarded tenure and/or promotions to 10 faculty members.

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Catherine Taylor, Associate Professor in the Writing Department presented a talk on "The Poetics of the Caption".

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DIIS would like to remind everyone to unplug computers, printers, and other electrical devices prior to the start of the campus power outage this weekend. 

While DIIS expects that all computing systems and services will remain online and accessible from off campus during the power outage, there is the possibility of extended system downtime for any system or service due to unanticipated problems. 

See additional details of the power outage on the Facilities website.

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Maura Stephens, associate director of the Park Center for Independent Media, published an article in the May 2016 issue of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Economics and Sociology (AJES). In “Challenges for Social-Change Organizing in Rural Areas,” she investigates the numerous obstacles faced by rural organizers and activists working on environmental, justice, equity, and human rights issues. Compounding these obstacles is the abandonment of rural areas and small towns by mainstream media. 

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