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Improve your public speaking and leadership skills with the Ithaca College Toastmasters International Club.

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Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Brian Dickens as vice president for human resources. With more than 25 years of experience as a university administrator and over a dozen years as a human resource development and management consultant, Dickens is a proven leader in providing strategic direction for complex organizations.

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Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost", open to faculty and staff in Educational Affairs, is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, during the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.).  It will be held in the Human Resources Mini Conference Room (garden level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center).    

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Asian American Alliance partnered with Brothers for Brothers to host an intercollegiate basketball tournament fundraiser. Students from Ithaca College and Cornell University as well as from the Ithaca community were invited to form teams of 3-4 players. The tournament was held Saturday, Feb. 20 in the Mondo Gym.

Laissez les bons temps rouler! For those who don’t speak French, that means “let the good times roll,” a traditional phrase used in celebration of Mardi Gras, the theme of the African Latino Society’s annual social. Festive colors decorated the event — gold for power, purple for justice, and green for faith.Tickets were sold and donations were accepted to fundraise for the water crisis occurring in Flint, Michigan. The "Winter Wonderland Ball" was held Saturday, Feb. 20 in Emerson Suites and is part of the series of events for Black History Month.

Students Today Alumni Tomorrow hosted their fourth annual "I <3 IC" event Feb. 15-19. Events of the week began with a minute-to-win-it style game called Kickback to Give Back where teams of 5 competed to donate $250 to their chosen charity. The winning charity was Wyldlife Young Life of Ithaca. Other events included the "Five under Five: Looking Back, Moving Forward" panel, where five alumni under five years after graduating spoke on a panel; "IC Kindness" Day, where students were invited to write thank you notes to members of the campus community; Get the Scoop on Philanthropy, where students could write thank you notes to donors and received ice cream sundaes served by celebrity faculty and staff scoopers; and ended with "Celebrate IC" Day, where everyone was invited to share why they love Ithaca College.

IC Players held their annual performance of the "Vagina Monologues", a series of monologues based off of interviews with real women about their views on sex, relationships, and the feminine experience as a whole. Senior Samantha Guter directed the show, which was originally written by Eve Ensler. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefited "V-Day", an organization committed to fighting violence against women. "Vagina Monologues" was held on Sunday, Feb. 14 in Emerson Suites.

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 first presentation, Racism 101: The Grounding of Race in America, will be held this Friday, February 26th from 3-4 PM in the Taughannock Falls room, Campus Center

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Flying under the radar of IC's cause-based student organizations since its inception in October 2013, Ithaca College China Care Club (IC3C) has seen great success since its re-branding this past academic year. IC3C kicked off the semester with a bang, organizing its “One Billion Rising” event this past Valentine’s Day in the IC Fitness Center to promote awareness of domestic violence. Being able to host this event, which also happens to be part of an international revolution to end violence against women, was an opportunity that the student organization was very grateful to have.

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On Monday March 7th from 9 am - 5 pm, Hillel will be hosting the annual Inch-a-thon, that will take place in the North Foyer. 

Get 8" of hair cut for FREE or get a $10 haircut! 

All haircuts will be done by professionals from Satori Spa and Center Haircutters!

All money will be donated to Shasheret, a Jewish nonprofit supporting breast cancer & the hair will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths!

Sign up: bit.ly/inchathon

 

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 Join your friends at IC Hillel and Repair the World for an incredible Day of Service in NYC on the Thursday of Spring Break! Meet up in the City to learn about food and educational justice programs and work with Repair the World to give back to these communities. A great way to give back over Spring Break!

Sign up here: bit.ly/ichillelASB

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Affirmative action and Diversity/Inclusion are both measures that are taken with the aim of encouraging corporations to hire and promote workers from diverse backgrounds. However, the manner in which each initiative is carried out is quite distinct to one another. This webinar offers a case approach to learning the difference between EEO and AA and the implications for your institution.

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Effective communication helps us better understand people and situations, enables us to resolve differences, helps build trust and respect, and creates an environment where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish. As simple as communication seems, much of what we try to communicate—and others try to communicate to us—gets misunderstood, which can cause conflict and frustration in personal and professional relationships. By learning effective communication skills, you can better connect with your spouse, kids, friends, and coworkers.

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It’s inevitable. At some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult co-worker, customer or family member, the strategies are essentially identical. In this seminar you will learn strategies to defuse negativity and hostility and create a positive atmosphere of co-operation.

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Come to IC Square TODAY between 11 AM and 3PM to celebrate Black History Month with some great food and music. We're serving up special items available today only. 

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Contributed on behalf of Cathy J. Saloff-Coste, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietician and nutrition consultant at Hammond Health Center.

If you’ve been following this Intercom series during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, you know that it’s not always obvious to see when someone has disordered eating, or even when they are in the throes of a full-blown eating disorder. You may be wondering if a friend or if you might be at risk of developing an eating disorder. 

A first step might be to take the online screening at http://www.mybodyscreening.org/. If the results show that you (or your friend) are at risk or clearly have an eating disorder, it is time to seek help. 

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"How to make a hermaphrodite, and the surprising consequences of doing so"

March 3       
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.

View other IC Events here.

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Ithaca College is set to host the New York State Collegiate Track Conference Indoor Championships beginning on Friday at Glazer Arena inside the Athletics and Events Center. 

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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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Bigoted comments, jokes, negative assumptions and stereotypes are challenging because they can provoke our emotions and make us reactive, scared, confused, uncertain, judgmental, and less able to access our intelligence and good thinking.

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