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What do college students really think about technology in the classroom? What are their expectations for how technology is used by professors and others? How do they use technology to support their learning and time on campus? Join us on Thursday, March 24th at 12:10 PM in the Taughannock Falls Meeting Room for a lively discussion on this topic. 

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As our first post in the new section of Intercom, News for Staff, here are the minutes from the Staff Council February meeting.

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On April 12, 2016, the Office of Student Employment will be hosting a luncheon in Emerson Suites to thank Ithaca College’s outstanding student employees for their dedicated work. All current student employees will receive a personal invitation to come, and we encourage supervisors to attend with their student employees.

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The Center for the Study of Culture Race and Ethnicity presents a four-part 101 series designed to introduce participants to key concepts and conversations about race and racism. The second presentation, How to talk about Race 101, will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd from 12-1 PM in the Ithaca Falls room, Campus Center. Students, staff and faculty are all welcome to attend. 

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Fractionation (the opposite of escalation) is a process by which big conflicts are broken down into little conflicts, where they can be more easily understood and resolved.  We’ll explore the way conflict manifests in three venues (intrapsychic, interpersonal and intergroup) but we’ll focus on interpersonal aspects.

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Not a PowerPoint presentation, this is a highly interactive seminar that delivers 3 skills to help supervisors and managers improve employee performance. 

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We Need Your Help!  Help our Students Have a Great Commencement Weekend!

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When it comes to retirement planning, it’s never too early to start! The more you invest and the earlier you start planning increases the likelihood of a successful retirement.

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Want to learn how to use those cellphones, computers and tablets to stay in touch with family and friends? Play games? Get health information and more? Technology has certainly changed the way we do things but it’s never too late to learn how to be a “Cyber-Senior”.

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An expanded essay on Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1983) by Matthew Holtmeier, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies, was recently published by the Library of Congress for its list of films inducted into the National Film Archive.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered an invited keynote address at the iDocs Symposium in Bristol, UK, at the University of the West of England.  Her talk was entitled “Thinking Through Digital Media:  Transnational Environments.” 

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Last Thursday, the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) held an event titled “We Are Not Our Stereotypes” in Emerson Suites.  This event featured a series of speeches and performances all with the purpose of dispelling stereotypes about individuals of Caribbean heritage.  This event aligned perfectly with CSA’s mission, which is to “educate themselves and others within and out of the Ithaca College community about the social, political, and fiscal issues of the Caribbean.” Congratulations to CSA for hosting such an impactful event for both the amazing performers and all the excited attendees in the audience.

Last Friday, the IC International Club hosted Interfashional Night, an annual fashion show showcasing clothing from all around the world.  Both international and American students got the chance to walk the runway wearing traditional clothing from many different cultures.  This year’s theme was “Now Boarding,” which served as a reference to boarding a plane to travel to a new destination and represented the truly cross-cultural nature of this event.  The event also included live entertainment and refreshments, which made for an exciting night!

For more on IC International Club and other student organizations please click here.

Sister 2 Sister, an empowerment group for the women at IC and a network of support for social, emotional, psychological, academic, and political growth, held an event called “Re-Claiming Blackness” to conclude Black History Month, Sunday, February, 28 in Emerson Suites. The event showcased a variety of Ithaca College students and alumni as well as a group of three poets/teachers from Albany called, “The New Poets.”

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You may not hear a lot about adult bullying, but according to the Workplace Bullying Institute, up to a third of workers may be the victims of workplace bullying. About twenty percent of workplace bullying crosses the line into harassment. Workplace bullying refers to the repeated, health-impairing, mistreatment of a target, driven by the perpetrators need to control. Allowed to continue this behavior undermines legitimate business interests, lowers morale, and impacts the overall ability “to get work done.” Workplace bullying can make life quite miserable and difficult. Supervisors should especially be made aware of workplace bullies, since they can disrupt productivity and create a hostile work environment which can lead to legal ramifications.

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On March 31, 2016, 7:30 pm, Business School 104, Dr. Marla Brettschneider will speak on “The Jewish Phenomenon in Sub-Saharan Africa: Multiple and Conflicting Discourses.” Her talk is sponsored by Jewish Studies at Ithaca College and is free and open to the public. 

 

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Get The Care You Need!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 03/15/2016 

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Teladoc gives you 24/7/365 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through the convenience of phone or video consults. It's an affordable alternative to costly urgent care and ER visits when you need care now. 

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is hosting two candidates for the position of Director of Architecture and Infrastructure on campus this Thursday 3/17/16 and Friday 3/18/16.

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  Dining Services will operate on special hours during Spring Break. Click here for our Spring Break Hours of Operation. 

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The fourteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 15. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here.

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