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Contributed on behalf of Wade Pickren, PhD, Director, Sponsored Research

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 (IACUC) before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

Ithaca College’s animal use program is managed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.  A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee website –http://www.ithaca.edu/iacuc/.

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The following is contributed on behalf of Wade Pickren, PhD, Director of Sponsored Research:

The All-College Review Board for Human Subjects Research (HSR) is responsible for reviewing all college research and teaching activities (i.e. surveys) conducted by faculty, staff, and students that involve the use of human subjects.

If you are uncertain whether your project requires review, or if you plan to submit an HSR proposal in the coming semester, please visit the All-College Review Board on Human Subjects Research  website under “H” in the directory.

You will find application forms, examples and instructions, proposal submission deadlines, committee meeting dates and a listing of members.  

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In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi:

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During the first two weeks of August, Michael Twomey (Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, English Department) and Steven Hartman (IC class of 1987, now Professor, English Department, Mid-Sweden University) taught in an interdisciplinary, graduate-level course for students of environmental criticism, history, archeology, and anthropology.  

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The College's grade submission policy allows the provost to change the date that final semester grades are due in any given semester in order to accommodate various calendar issues that might arise. Based on significant input from faculty, the school deans' offices, and the Office of the Registrar, the Provost's Office has decided to change the date that final semester grades are due in the fall 2014 semester.

For the fall of 2014 only, final semester grades will be due on Tuesday, December 30 at noon. This will serve as an opportunity to gather data on the implications of such a move that can then inform a discussion in spring 2015 about whether or not an ongoing policy change for the final semester grade submission deadline is in order.

Thank you.

Brian D. Scholten
Registrar
 

Faculty members play an important role in the lives of students that extends beyond the teaching of course material. The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes faculty’s potential to influence student’s attitudes about mental health care. We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly. Therefore, we invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or to report your concerns via the Students at Risk Initiative.

 

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Ithaca College is implementing a Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise for all staff and faculty on Thursday, September 11, 2014 to vaccinate against the seasonal flu. This event is an important part of the College community to be prepared for emergencies.  Whether caused by disease, natural disasters, or a terrorist event, Ithaca College and the College Emergency Response Team (CERT) are committed to quickly responding to any event threatening the public health and safety of its faculty, staff and students.

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The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help.  Each Kick-Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit.  The last session will be based on suggestions submitted through the Career Services Facebook page or tweeted to @ICCareers.

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The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help.  Each Kick-Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit.  The last session will be based on suggestions submitted through the Career Services Facebook page or tweeted to @ICCareers.

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The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help.  Each Kick-Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit.  The last session will be based on suggestions submitted through the Career Services Facebook page or tweeted to @ICCareers.

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Jake Brenner, Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies and Sciences, recently presented collaborative research he conducted with students at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Sacramento, California.  The paper, titled "Keeping Danby Danby," discusses the gaps between land conservation ideals, policy, and practice in the nearby Town of Danby, NY.

The moment to build your future is now and Career Services is here to help through our Kick-Start program.  Each Kick-Start session will focus on one of these specific areas: Arts & Music, Business, Communications, Health & Sciences, and Government/Non-Profit.  The last session will be based on suggestions submitted through the Career Services Facebook page or tweeted to @ICCareers.

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This is a reminder to the campus community that the All College Meeting will be held in Emerson Suites on Thursday, August 21st from 9:00 – 11:00 AM.   

A livestream of the meeting can be viewed by following the below link and using your Ithaca College Netpass and password to access:

https://www.ithaca.edu/collegemeeting/livestream  

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Join us for a revealing trip through successful investing and saving strategies developed especially for you.  TIAA-CREF’s workshop leaders will provide you with simple strategies to assist you in saving more for retirement.

“She’s Got It:  A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Investing” Workshop is a retirement planning event scheduled for September 23, 2014, from Noon – 2 pm in Emerson Suite B.

Please save the date and be sure to watch your email and Intercom for more information on the event and registration. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Deb Merriman at dmerriman@ithaca.edu or 607-274-3851. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

As we get set for a new academic year, please remember to review your office/school/department listing in the online directory (https://www.ithaca.edu/offices/) to be sure you have the most up-to-date information listed. If changes are required, please send them to Tina Thurston.

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 Not Felix’s roommate or a Muppet in a trash can but, the Office Supply Collection And Reuse project that redistributes surplus office supplies on campus and is located at 196 Phillips Hall.

 

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The College's grade submission policy allows the provost to change the date that final semester grades are due in any given semester in order to accommodate various calendar issues that might arise. Based on significant input from faculty, the school deans' offices, and the Office of the Registrar, the Provost's Office has decided to change the date that final semester grades are due in the fall 2014 semester.

For the fall of 2014 only, final semester grades will be due on Tuesday, December 30 at noon. This will serve as an opportunity to gather data on the implications of such a move that can then inform a discussion in spring 2015 about whether or not an ongoing policy change for the final semester grade submission deadline is in order.

Thank you.

Brian D. Scholten
Registrar

 On Sunday August 24 the Catholic Community will be hosting Mass at Muller Chapel for the first time during the Fall semester at 8PM. 

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The Summer 2014 edition of the Collective Impacts: Inspiring Change for our whole community contains stories about Sustainability at Ithaca College including interesting topics like new faculty, new water bottle fill stations, and dining hall aquaponics. Click here to access the document directly.

The Collective Impactscan also be found on the side bar of ithaca.edu/sustainability/

 

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs will be sponsoring a fall break volunteer trip to Syracuse, and we need an adviser to make it happen!

Located in the Mission District, The Rescue Mission is just outside of the downtown area of Syracuse, NY. The RM campus has an emergency shelter, day center and serves three meals a day at their food services center. On any given night, they have over 250 men sleeping under our roof.  Each day, they serve over 725 meals to men, women and children who are hungry.  In 2012, they gave away over 70,000 pieces of clothing to those in need. This is truly an amazing resource in the Syracuse area, and we are very excited to return!

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