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Cultivate Creativity!

Contributed by Deborah Rifkin on 09/21/2016 

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Does your department, organization, or team want to be more creative? Deborah Rifkin, 2016-17 Faculty Resident of the Center for Faculty Excellence, wants to meet with your group to help cultivate its creativity. 

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Faculty and staff, you are invited to join your colleagues and join the conversation at the next Dollars and $ense meeting, which is scheduled on Monday, September 26th, at 9:00 a.m., in Emerson Suite A.  This month, we will hear updates for fall 2016 from Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS).  We will also have our regular, monthly check-in from members of the Enrollment Management leadership team.

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Learn a useful life skill – tax preparation - and get course credit for it!  


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Do you have a New Media idea for a hot show, online business, exciting journalism apps, a great film concept, unique event or visual art exhibition, fabulous marketing idea, or awesome new product? Then...Pitch It!

Apply at by Sept. 23. 

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Summaries from the four Solution Sessions hosted by Staff Council this past spring are now available online:


On Wednesday Aug. 31 executive director of Project Look Sharp and professor of psychology at Ithaca College, Cyndy Scheibe presented at Longview to discuss media literacy and the current presidential election. 

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Agents of Change, an award-winning film about the black student-led protest movement on college campuses in the late 1960s, documents the events surrounding the takeover of Willard Straight Hall by black students at Cornell in April, 1969. This is the first feature-length documentary to cover the events at Cornell. Filmmakers, Frank Dawson ’72 and Abby Ginzberg ’71 are both Cornell graduates and will be present for a post-film discussion following the screening.

 The screening and panel discussion will be on Friday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Willard Straight Theatre. More information about the film and the trailer is available at

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The Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources invite you to participate in a 2-hour session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of a search chair.

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Do you have a passion for leadership, team building, social issues, the environment, or any other leadership related topics you love to talk about? Apply to present a Student Leadership Institute (SLI) Session!



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The Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) seeks self-nominations to serve as a member for a two-year term. Membership is open to faculty, staff and students.

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You may have seen these talented individuals walking backwards around campus, sharing their experiences and introducing prospective students to the Ithaca College community. These are your President’s Host tour guides!

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Nydia Blas, Artist, MFA, presents: "The Girls Who Spun Gold" on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6 PM at Handwerker Gallery

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The Parnassus system will be down for all users for approximately 1 hour starting at 6:00 AM on Saturday, 9/24 while maintenance is performed.

Digital Instruction and Information Services
Service Desk
104 Job Hall

This October we are bringing to you a new IC A Healthy Me Challenge that will really get you on your feet! 

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Congratulations to following staff members:

Shianne Beer
Bachelor’s in Physics

Denise Fullerton
Student Financial Services
Bachelor's in Computer Science, 2018

Emily Haff
Alumni Relations
Master’s in Business Administration, 2017

Theresa Klinger
Office of General Counsel
Bachelor’s in Legal Studies, 2018

Sayre Wilson
Student Financial Services
Master’s in Health Education, 2018

For information on the JJ Staff Scholarship Award please visit the website:

Friday, September 30, 2016, 12:00-1:00 pm (Bring your lunch; snacks and beverages provided.)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Kathryn Caldwell, Assistant Professor, Psychology

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Ithaca College is pleased to invite you to hear a free talk by Col. Michael J. Hertzendorf '89 on Monday, October 17. He will speak on leadership in a presentation titled "Curiosity: Not Why You Want People to Follow You."

Col. Hertzendorf, a 1989 graduate of IC's School of Business and a master aviator in the U.S. Army's aviation branch, has extensive combat experience in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has held numerous leadership and command positions in the army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. He is currently chief of staff for the 82nd Airborne Division, among the most elite organizations in the U.S. Army.

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Recreational Fires (a.k.a. Bon Fires) will not be scheduled for the fall 2016 semester. We hope to resume the events once good weather arrives in the spring.

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The EAP Wants to help you!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 09/19/2016 

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 The Employee Assistance Program run by eni wants to help you quit smoking.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) would like to remind the campus community that we now have extended hours at the Service Desk! In an effort to better support the campus community with technology needs, the new hours are as follows:

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