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 Join us this Friday, January 30th for Faculty/Staff Family night as Ithaca College basketball teams take on Utica College.

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Applying to the RA, SLC, OL, PCA, President's Host or other leadership position on campus? Make sure your resume makes the right kind of first impression! In this session you'll learn how to reflect the experiences and skills you have in relation to the leadership position, in addition to other important resume essentials.

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Congratulations to Dr. Orlando-Marquez Kittrell, State Grants Administrator/Manager of the Office of State Grants at Ithaca College.  Dr. Kittrell has been awarded full membership in the STEM Education Coalition based in Washington, D.C., and will represent Ithaca College on the Coalition's Leadership Council. 

Dr. Kittrell joins a select group of educators and decision-makers who work together to inform federal and state policymakers on the critical need, goals, and global benefits for improving of STEM education at every level.  As a member of the Coalition, the Ithaca College Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (C-STEM) Program recently lent its support 

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Please join us for the Physics Spring Seminar Series as Matthew Price, Ithaca College Department of Physics & Astronomy, gives a talk on The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics:

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to:

Isamu Akasaki, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan and Nagoya University, Japan
Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan
and Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
“for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources"

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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 ithaca.edu/concerts; highlights across the next week are listed below. 

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

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Does your organization need an iPhone app developed?  Students in the Computer Science course "Software Engineering" (COMP 34500) will be providing free iPhone app development for Ithaca College organizations this spring.

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February is American Heart Month, a time to learn about your risks for heart disease and staying “heart healthy.” To celebrate, we will be hosting a Heart Health Trivia Challenge on the Mind, Body, Me Facebook page beginning on February 2nd. You do not have to be a member of Mind, Body, Me to participate!

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If you were inducted as a member of Phi Kappa Phi at another institution, we want to know! There is an active chapter at Ithaca College and we would like to include you on updates and announcements regarding several important events taking place throughout the year.

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Come practice your French in a casual and friendly atmosphere at the weekly French conversation group!  French speakers of all levels are welcome. 

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The Campus Life Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 15 years.  There are a number of opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview.

 

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Members of the Ithaca College Habitat for Humanity and the varsity rowing team will join up to raise funds with the annual "Row for Humanity."  A row-a-thon will take place this Friday, January 30, from 8:15 am until 5:30 pm in the North Foyer of the Campus Center.  Participating members will be rowing on ergometers throughout the day to raise awareness and money for Habitat builds and the Crew activities.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research/IACUC Chair

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

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Did you know CAPS now has a Facebook Page? Want to learn more about CAPS Group offerings for spring, 2015? Do you know about Seasonal Affective Disorder? Did you know that it's super common AND there are things you can start doing today to help manage it? Check it all out in the Winter, 2015 CAPS Cares Newsletter!

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The scheduling office within Campus Center and Event Services is currently experiencing a high volume of room requests and will be extending our response time from 1-2 days to 3-5 days for all non-urgent requests.

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 The Catholic Community is hosting Mass at Muller Chapel this Sunday. We host Mass every Sunday at 1PM and 8PM. All are welcome to participate!

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Maria DiFrancesco, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of
Modern Languages and Literatures, has been elected as the second vice
president of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). An
inauguration ceremony will occur at the next NeMLA Convention in
Toronto, Canada, to be celebrated in April 2015. After serving one
year as second vice president, DiFrancesco will advance to first vice
president, and then president.

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The Academic Workflow Implementation Committee, working in conjunction with the Office of Student Accessibility Services (formerly Office of Students with Disabilities), is happy to announce that students needing testing accommodations can now make the request through workflow.

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Associate Professor Elizabeth Bergman, aging studies, will be presenting “Learning Outside of the (Classroom) Box: Experiential Learning Opportunities for Undergraduate Gerontology Students” at the 41st annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) in Nashville, TN. Her presentation will highlight several recent specific examples of projects and initiatives with an experiential component carried out by faculty and staff in IC’s Gerontology Institute. Co-authors of this presentation include Mary Ann Erickson, associate professor and chair of aging studies; Rhoda Meador, director of the institute; and Christine Pogorzala, assistant professor.

 

February is American Heart Month, a time to learn about your risks for heart disease and staying “heart healthy.” To celebrate, we will be hosting a Heart Health Trivia Challenge on the Mind, Body, Me Facebook page beginning on February 2nd. You do not have to be a member of Mind, Body, Me to participate!

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