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Submitted on behalf of the Commencement Committee

As we prepare for our 121st Commencement on Sunday, May 22, 2016, we would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession.  The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad.  Please look for the signs indicating where each school should start lining up.  The academic procession will begin promptly at 8:50 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m.  All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m.  The procession will be in the order noted below:

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Ithaca College's men's lacrosse and softball teams captured Empire 8 postseason championships and automatic qualifiers into the NCAA Division III tournament. Women's lacrosse earned an at-large bid into NCAA's. 

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After many years of working and teaching in Hawai`i, we have decided to permanently relocate there. With a combined 38 years at Ithaca College, we have striven to make an impact on the college and community and realized it is time to move on.

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For the weeks of Finals and Commencement the Handwerker Gallery will remain open, but with modified hours for the duration of TELL US WHERE: 2016 Senior Student Show.

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DIIS is planning for significant critical network maintenance in May as follows:

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The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management bids farewell to Lieutenant Bill Kerry...

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The Office of Career Services will be offering updated drop-in hours starting next week for finals week as well as for the remainder of the academic year.

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This months' edition of the Employee Benefits & Work/Life Newsletter is now available.


Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 05/06/2016 

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Our dedicated TIAA-CREF representative has openings available on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  If you are interested in meeting to discuss your retirement and financial planning please call 800-732-8353 to schedule.

Turning Technologies has been the centrally supported student response system (a.k.a clickers) for more than 4 years and is used to engage students during class, assess their learning, and for peer instruction.

The vendor will have a representative on campus on Wednesday, May 11th to help current users transition to their newest product, Turning Point Cloud.  In addition there will be an overview session for those interest in both polling with clickers and with the companion mobile app, Responseware™.

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Orientation is seeking faculty and staff volunteers to facilitate the Ithaca Dining Experience program for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.

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Orientation is seeking faculty and staff volunteers to facilitate the Ithaca Dining Experience programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.

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We are looking for infants who have recently turned 5 months, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees, and are developing typically. 



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Three IC chemistry graduates: Jason Diaz ('09), Kellee Rich ('08), Semeret Munie ('08) and Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Larsen coauthored a paper, which has recently been accepted for publication in Polyhedron Special Issue on Undergraduate Research.

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This session will present strategies and skills for the performance review process. Participants will be exploring the nature of conflict present in most evaluation processes and how that potentially negative dynamic can be transformed by skills and strategies that create and hold space for the conversation.

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Professor Barney Beins has been named Historian of the Eastern Psychological Association, the oldest regional psychology association in the country. As part of his work as historian, he will work with the Center for the History of Psychology and the American Psychological Association to archive EPA’s records. In addition, he will be planning EPA’s 125th anniversary celebration.

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 Hey, there Sustainable Bombers! Since we've introduced the Coca-cola freestyle machine in Food Court, we've avoided dumping thousands of plastic bottles into the waste stream. Now, we're proud to introduce the next level of Coke Freestyle. It's called ValidFill. You simply purchase a reusable cup and a plan that works for you!


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The planet Mercury will be passing between the Earth and Sun in the morning of Monday May 9. To view this event, the Department of Physics and Astronomy will have solar-safe telescopes set out on the East Plaza of the Center for Natural Sciences from 9am to 11am. (That’s the side of the building facing the Sun in the morning.) Breakfast snacks will be available.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear Campus Community:

Since I assumed the Interim Chief Diversity Officer position in November 2015, I have witnessed a changing of the seasons. Not only is our Ithaca winter finally becoming brighter, but I have also witnessed a significant shift in some of our campus community members’ attitudes and behaviors.

In the sixteen years that I have been employed at Ithaca College, I have never observed this degree of focus and level of intentionality on the part of the institution to engage in open discussions and implement policies and practices related to issues of diversity and inclusion.  I applaud the IC community for their engagement and willingness to contribute to IC’s efforts to help promote a more inclusive campus.

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Submitted on behalf of Benjamin Rifkin, Provost & Vice President for Educational Affairs

The Ithaca College Dana Professorship recognizes excellence among excellence. Thanks to the Charles A. Dana Foundation’s generosity and foresight, Dana Professorships are awarded to selected Ithaca College full professors who have demonstrated a continued record of excellence as well as a promise of outstanding future contributions in teaching, professional endeavor in their area of specialty, and service to college and community. Dana Professors serve as role models and mentors for faculty and students, freely sharing their leadership, expertise, advice and experience with the College’s community and others who seek it. Towards this end, the Dana Professors’ activities reflect positively on and enhance the College’s national and international reputation as a center for academic and artistic inquiry.  

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