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Submitted on behalf of the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship Committee.

As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship and what they will mean for Ithaca College, we invite you to join us on Monday, February 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge to participate in Making Excellence Inclusive: Teaching, Learning, and Classroom Climate, a panel presentation and discussion.

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Celebrate the new single occupancy All Gender restrooms in our building with yummy treats and LOTS AND LOTS of beverages in the LGBT Center (lower level, Hammond Health Center) on Tuesday February 21! Join us in the LGBT Center either from 
9 am-11 am for breakfast treats with coffee, tea, and other assorted beverages.
or from 
3 pm-5 pm for cake and punch, and other assorted beverages. 

Two times during the day to accommodate busy student schedules. Stop by for a few minutes, or more if you have time, and tour the new All Gender Restroom near the LGBT Resource Room. There are also 4 new All Gender restrooms near the Health Center waiting room.

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We regret to announce that we need to cancel and reschedule Risk Management and Travel Safety Planning for Faculty/Staff Short-term Study Abroad Programs (scheduled for Friday 2/17, 3-5pm). 

We apologize for the late notice, and hope you will tentatively reserve Thursday, April 6, from 3-5 pm, location TBD, for the rescheduled event.

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We regret to announce that we need to cancel and reschedule Risk Management and Travel Safety Planning for Faculty/Staff Short-term Study Abroad Programs (scheduled for Friday 2/17, 3-5pm). 

We apologize for the late notice, and hope you will tentatively reserve Thursday, April 6, from 3-5 pm, location TBD, for the rescheduled event.  

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Welcome to threads@CFE

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 02/16/2017 

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This week's post is: Recommended Reads: Linking Theory to Practice - A Little More Action, Please

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Do you wish you had more time for yourself and for spending time with your loved ones? Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can make that happen.  Your EAP through eni, BalanceWorks, is available 24/7 to help YOU and your eligible family members balance work/life demands.

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Flu Season is at Its Peak!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 02/16/2017 

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While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.

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Contributed on behalf of Planning, Design and Construction

 

 

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If you are interested in buying a home but don’t know where to start, the Homebuyer Class at Ithaca NHS can help. Participants get a free copy of their credit report and everyone has access to free one-on-one support during the purchase process. ALSO, INHS offers down payment and closing cost assistance to first-time buyers in Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties!  The March class starts Thursday, March 9 and runs weekly until March 30. Email hbe@ithacanhs.org for more information or visit www.ithacanhs.org

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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG), will present “Make STEM Education Great Again: The Challenges of Creating an Intentional and Transformational Pipeline for Historically Underrepresented College Students” at the NCORE 2017 conference which will be held May 30th through June 3rd in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Kittrell’s presentation will examine the reasons why now more than ever, historically underrepresented high school students (i.e., those who identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic American, Native American and Alaskan Native) in the United States are seeking to explore professions in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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 Are you an Ithaca College faculty member who has found an innovative way to use technology in teaching or research? Are you a staff member involved in a campus wide initiative using technology to enhance the workplace? Are you a student organization developing or applying technology? If so, you are invited to participate in the Educational Technology Day College Showcase. The 27th Annual Ed Tech Day will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

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Seeking people over the age of 18 residing in the Ithaca area, who are interested in attending cultural events and who are willing to answer questions about their demographics, gender, and cultural compsumtion.

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Staff Council February Meeting

Contributed by Tati Herold on 02/15/2017 

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Staff Council's next monthly meeting will be Thursday, February 23 from 2-3:30pm in the Taughannock Falls Meeting Room.

Please feel free to join us if you can!    

If you are not a member of staff council, but would like to present at one of our monthly meetings please contact us!

Join us at IC STAT's Kick Back to Give Back event on Monday, February 20th at 7 pm in Emerson Suites.  The tickets will be given away as a door prize at the end of the event (you must be present to win).

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Laba Sosseh wrote the African hit song "Diamoule Mao " - The intro part is apparently in the Congolese language, Lingala. I am looking for an English translation.

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From Senior Vice President Nancy Pringle, Provost Linda Petrosino, and Professor Gwen Seaquist, representatives of the Ithaca College bargaining committee.

The Ithaca College bargaining team is disappointed that the contingent faculty unions have announced that they have voted to authorize a strike. This announcement comes despite the fact that there has been significant and meaningful progress made to date in the negotiations for a part-time faculty contract—having reached tentative agreements on 23 separate articles—and that negotiations with the full-time contingent faculty are still at an early stage.

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Celebrate all you love about IC during the fifth annual I Love IC Week!

All are welcome to participate in the weeklong lovefest that celebrates all things IC. Every event is planned and supported by the students in Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT).

Share the love and join the conversation by using the hashtag #ILoveICWeek on social media!

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The College’s applicant tracking system, PeopleAdmin, will be used to house and maintain job descriptions for staff positions effective February 28, 2017.  Change requests to job descriptions for existing positions as well as requests for new position descriptions will be managed through this system. 

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Contributed on behalf of Interim AVP/CIO, David Weil for Digital Instruction and Information Services

On Thursday, March 23rd Marya Schnedeker is the Engineering Lab Coordinator for the Bray Lab within the Tufts University Department of Mechanical Engineering and Chris Sledziona oversees the Center for Applied Research in the Department of Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. They will be talking about the role of makerspaces in education in the Klingenstein Lounge at 11:00 AM as part of Ed Tech Day.

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The 2017 Campus Life Awards committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff, and students to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who have made a difference in their roles as student leaders on campus.

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