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Last semester the Mind, Body, Me wellness program held a Recruiting Frenzy, where current members who recruited new members to join were entered into a prize drawing. The individual who was recruited also received an entry into a prize drawing. 

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Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost

Please join me on Thursday, February 6th for the fourth Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  Dr. Alison B. Shields, Department of Marketing and Law, will be presenting “Brand Nostalgia and Consumer Responses to Changed Brands.” 

Professor Shields received her Ph.D. from Kent State in 2013.   Her research interests include branding strategies; consumer brand relationships; consumer decision making; and consumption patterns over time.  Her recent work on brand nostalgia establishes the connection between consumer acceptance or rejection of updated brands and the consumer’s reported nostalgia towards the brand.  

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce that the application deadline for Talking Circles on Race and Racism has been extended to January 30. Please continue reading and submit your application today. 

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Ithaca College is pleased to welcome Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to campus on Monday February 3, 2014 at 1:00pm. 

The event will be held in Emerson B.  The event is free and open to the public but please be advised that seating is limited.

 Senator Gillibrand will deliver an address on "The American Opportunity Agenda" focusing on proposals to assist Women workers in gaining financial security by modernizing America's outdated workplace policies. 

 Senator Gillibrand was first sworn in as U.S. senator from New York in January 2009.  Prior to her service in the Senate, she served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing 10 counties in upstate New York's 20th congressional district.   

She serves on the Senate agriculture, armed services and aging committees.

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The Data Privacy Day Kick Off event in Washington, D.C. is SOLD OUT but you can watch online LIVE on the Data Privacy Day: NCSA Facebook page. The event will begin streaming live on Tuesday, January 28th at 11:20 a.m. ET / 8:20 a.m. PT.

The chief privacy officers of Microsoft, Intel and Facebook respectively, headline an impressive speaker lineup for the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Data Privacy Day Kick Off event at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. on January 28.

Privacy experts will discuss "A Competitive Advantage: Respecting Consumer Privacy in a Big Data World” and "Notice and Consent: Innovating a New Path Forward," as well as discuss the latest privacy research from Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project.

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 Movie lovers, science fiction buffs, and people who are free on Wednesday nights: come watch movies! Wednesdays at 8:30pm in CNS 112. All are welcome.


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Data Privacy Day, held annually on January 28, encourages everyone to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority. DPD is an effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. 


Data Privacy Month (DPM) is an annual effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint, as well as escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone's priority. Data Privacy Month will be celebrated in 2014 starting with Data Privacy Day on January 28 and running through February 28. Spend the month helping to ensure your campus community is respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust.


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An exhibition of Photography Professor Ron Jude's Lick Creek Line project will open on Saturday, February 1st from 7 - 9 pm at Gallery Luisotti in Santa Monica, CA.

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An informal session for faculty to collaboratively discuss their approaches to designing ICC courses and assignments for the ICC. Faculty who have taught courses or developed successful course proposals will be present to share what they are doing in their courses (e.g., activities, assignments) and there will be ample time for all present to talk about possibilities for developing or modifying courses to meet ICC student learning outcomes. This session is perfect for faculty who are already teaching in the ICC, those who have ideas but aren’t quite sure how to move forward, or those who have some interest in teaching in the ICC but don’t know where to begin. Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Integrative Core Curriculum.

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This year, the Faculty Development Committee is fortunate to offer five awards, and for the first time the recipient has the option to choose their award. The first option is a $1500 monetary award. The second option is a $1000 monetary award (minus taxes) plus a $1500 budget line to be used for the recipient’s professional development and at his/her discretion. While the budget line will be available through the recipient’s department it shall be available in addition to any department, school, or College funds. In order to be eligible for these awards, a candidate must be a full-time faculty member who has completed at least one year of employment at Ithaca College and who will be full-time (tenure, tenure eligible, or NTEN) during the 2014-2015 academic year.

The foremost criterion for the Excellence Awards is an overall excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to their appointment (descriptions of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service are stated in the Ithaca College Policy Manual, Volume IV: Faculty Handbook).

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The Office of Employee & Organizational Development is pleased to once again offer Engaging Professionals at Ithaca College (EPIC), a competency-based certificate program for administrative office professionals. The program consists of eight, three-hour weekly sessions from February 19 - April 8, 2014.  Each session is designed to provide individuals with highly engaging opportunities to increase core business knowledge and to develop critical professional skills. The program will build upon current knowledge and provide additional insight and perspective to help participants develop needed skills for continued success.  Limited seating is available for this session, so if you are interested your registration should be submitted as soon as possible.

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Are you an Ithaca College faculty member who has found an innovative way to use technology in the classroom? 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 Ed Tech Day College Showcase.

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Please join us for a talk with Frans Pretorius, Department of Physics, Princeton University, Entitled: Black Holes and Fundamental Physics

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Categorize Calendar Events

Meetings and appointments on your calendar can be categorized and color-coded.  Simply right-click (control-click on a Mac) an event on your calendar and hover your mouse cursor over "categorize" in the popup menu.  You will then be presented with a list of categories that you can designate for the event.  These categories can be edited and customized.

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; this week's are listed below.

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the webcasting schedule for more information!

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Please join us to learn more about faculty member Carla Stetson's exhibition of work up at the Handwerker Gallery on Wednesday, January 29, at 6.00 p.m.. Light refreshments will be available during the lecture, which will be followed by a brief q &a. 

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Interested in attending Ithaca College's first TEDx event? Apply NOW! 

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty that are planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving recombinant DNA or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs, or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

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Launched in May 2013, the IC Mentoring Network now has over 1,100 student, alumni, and IC community participants -- and the number is growing every day. Mentoring occurs in the form of online discussions hosted on LinkedIn.  


Hundreds of discussions have been taking place, where students have been asking many questions and have received valuable insights and information from alumni and other IC community members as they plan for careers and life after college.


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Individual development planning helps identify the employee's development goals and the strategies for achieving them by linking them to the organization's mission and goals.  Taking responsibility for your professional development can be challenging.  Let us help you get started!

The Office of Human Resources would like to invite you to attend a workshop devoted to creating an Individual Development Plan.  We will meet on Wednesday, February 12th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in room # 52 on the Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center.

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