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Submitted on behalf of Brian Dickens, Vice President for Human Resources

As communicated in early March, the College has engaged Sibson Consulting (a Human Resources consulting firm that is nationally recognized in Higher Education), to reassess and update the staff compensation program and provide a high-level review of health benefits, retirement, and other pay-related policies.  To launch this project, members of the Sibson consulting team visited campus and met with various representative groups to begin to understand current perspectives around the College’s compensation and benefits programs. At that time, we indicated that our employees would have an opportunity to participate in this data gathering phase of the project through an on-line survey.  

 

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In an effort to support the increasing growth of conferences and events occurring at Ithaca College during the summer, Parking Services has collaborated with Campus Center and Event Services to create new summer parking restrictions that are more hospitable to the many visitors that are attracted to come to Ithaca College over the summer.  The goal of this change is to create a more welcoming environment for our summer guests who are unfamiliar with our campus.  These changes are feasible given the significant reduction of faculty, staff and students accessing parking facilities on campus during the summer months. 

 

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 Submitted on behalf of the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability 

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We are providing this update regarding the Ransomware Attack that has been in the news and impacting computers around the world. 

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Fulfill your Diversity and Themes and Perspectives requirements by taking Watching Race in US Media, an online course during Summer Session I. The course explores how representations of racial and ethnic identities in US film, television and music influence US society. For more information, contact Paula Ioanide at pioanide@ithaca.edu.

As is being reported in the media, a number of organizations around the world have been hit by a major ransomware attack. Ransomware is a kind of malicious software, similar to computer viruses, that encrypts user files and then holds them hostage demanding payment for the keys to decrypt them. DIIS is not aware of any IC computers that have fallen victim to ransomware as part of this attack, but there’s no reason to think we will not be affected.

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We have some important updates to share with you about your Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Below you’ll find details on the following.

  1. New HSA limits for 2018
  2. Tax Form 5498-SAs coming soon

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Commencement Eve Concert
5/20/17 | 8:30 P.M. | Glazer Arena, Athletics & Events Center

You and your family are invited to the Fiftieth Annual Commencement Eve Concert on Saturday, May 20, at 8:30 p.m. in the Glazer Arena, within the Athletics and Events Center. Admission is free.

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Stephen Sweet, Professor of Sociology, has received a $15,000 grant awarded by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.

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It’s time to relax like its summer and celebrate the end of another academic year! The Annual Employee Picnic will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm on the Campus Center Quad (Rain Location: A&E Center).

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DIIS will be making enhancements to the following spaces, which will be closed from May 15 through June.

·         Technology Learning Center (TLC), in Friends Hall 101

·         Center for Educational Technology (CET), in Job 102

·         Digital Media Services lab (DMS), in Job 103 

If you have any questions please call the Service Desk at 607-274-1000.

In order to help people more easily identify and locate Outlook calendar room resources, DIIS will be revising resource names as necessary to include the building and room number.

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TODAY - Friday, May 12

  • TERRACE DINING HALL IS CLOSED FOR THE SEMESTER
  • Towers Dining Hall: 6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Campus Center Dining Hall: 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Food Court: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Please CLICK HERE for a complete list of Dining Services' Hours of Operation for today, Senior Week and Summer Hours

 

Thank You! We are grateful to the entire campus community for all of your energy and hard work. Without you, we would not have recruited such a great cohort of students!

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 The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce the third year of the H&S Summer Scholars Program in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Together with the ongoing Summer Science Research Program, H&S will be home to more than fifty students from June through August participating in mentored research, scholarship and creative inquiry projects.

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Marie Bouin, Assistant Professor of Accounting recently co-authored an article with alumnus Michael Saccento in The CPA Journal, The New York State Society of CPA’s flagship publication.

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It's with both pleasure and sadness that the Park School will celebrate the upcoming retirements of two veteran staff members, Chris Wheatley and Phil Wacker-Hoeflin.

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Amy Frith, associate professor of nutrition, recently published a paper in the journal Public Health Nutrition entitled:  Breastfeeding counseling mitigates the negative association of domestic violence on exclusive breastfeeding duration in rural Bangladesh. The MINIMat randomized trial. This is the first work that documents a positive effect of a public health nutrition intervention for infant feeding in women who are victims of domestic violence. Dr. Frith published this work with colleagues, Shirin Ziaei and Eva-Charlotte Ekström from the International Maternal and Child Health Unit (IMCH), at the University Hospital, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, and with Ruchira Naved, Ashraful Islam Khan, Iqbal Kabir from the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b),  Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Ithaca College is listed as an "organization of interest" to the National Labor Relations Board, alongside such illustrious employers as Trump Companies and Walmart

https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/organizations-interest

 

NY State Police have launched a new recruiting effort to attract the best and brightest qualified candidates to join one of the most highly respected law enforcement organizations in the country. The State Police will be holding a new Trooper entrance examination this fall. The exams are scheduled for October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28, 2017, and will be offered at several convenient locations around the stat

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