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Department of Health and Human Services Awards Federal Grant to Ithaca College Gerontology Institute
Contributed by Paula Davis on 08/26/2013
The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute has received a federal grant of $73,254 to train health professionals as a participant in the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC) consortium. This grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services covers the current (and fourth) contract year of a five-year grant subcontract (7/1/2010 to 6/30/2015), with the University of Rochester as lead institution.
“This funding acknowledges the great work that the Gerontology Institute and its partners have been doing,” said Rhoda Meador, director of the institute. She continued, “In these times of federal sequestration, having this grant renewed is truly a vote of confidence and allows us to continue training health and aging services professionals in 17 rural counties in central and western New York.”
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Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 08/26/2013
Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
I want to remind all faculty that if you are planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching, you 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.
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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Contributed by Rebecca Sexton on 08/26/2013
Mindful, a new dining experience at Campus Center Dining Hall.
What does Mindful mean?
Mindful means the use of low fat cooking methods such as steaming, poaching and grilling. And, maximizing nutrients while controlling calories. You will find satisfying flavors, full plates and healthy indulgence at the Mindful station. You will also find Mindful menu items featured at Towers and Terrace dining halls. The Mindful station, new at Campus Center dining hall. Enjoy and choose to be Mindful!
Information Technology Services would like to remind Instructors and Administrative staff that all Optical Scanning exams and course evaluations that are processed will be moved into a Sakai Drop Box. If you are not currently enrolled into your schools worksite you will be enrolled when you drop off your first exam or course evaluation. Computer Operations no longer prints hard copies of the PDF reports but you are able to do so from Sakai. Instructions are sent with every set of reports that are moved to a Drop Box via Sakai to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
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Contributed by Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson on 08/25/2013
Dr. Deckman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, authors the lead article in the Summer 2013 issue of the Harvard Educational Review. "Leaving the Space Better Than You Found it Through Song: Music, Diversity, and Mission in One Black Organization" explores the Kuumba singers of Harvard College and documents the story of Sheldon K. X. Reid, director of the Kuumba Singers, and how he has experienced his work as program director of the longstanding multicultural organization. She was invited to blog about the context for this research in Voices in Education.
New and returning students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to sign up for Ithaca College’s Emergency Notification System (ENS), which uses voice, e-mail, and text messaging to provide time-sensitive information during critical situations.
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On Sunday, August 25, Mass will be celebrated at 8 PM in Muller Chapel. After Mass there will be a “cookies and milk” social to meet with members of the community as well as the new ministry and mission team. All are welcome! Come to praise God, celebrate Eucharist, and meet and greet new and old friends!
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The ITS fixIT Shop is now open and ready for your business! The fixIT shop, located in Friends 110, provides convenient on-campus computer support and service to students, faculty and staff for personal computers and college owned equipment like iPads. The fixIT shop's certified technicians can assist with a variety of problems on desktops, laptops, iPads and tablets.
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Contributed by Katie Sack on 08/23/2013
With the new academic year starting, be sure to make time for yourself to recharge!
We are please to announce that Michael Faber will be returning to campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting this Tuesday (08/27), to offer MEDITATION at noon for our faculty and staff!
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Contributed by Beth Rugg on 08/23/2013
Over the summer, the President's Council approved the use of GoPrint print management software in the student labs (and the Library) starting this semester. President's Council asked that for the 2013-2014 academic year, the software be installed in all computer labs and printing usage monitored. A report based on this year's printing data will be given to President's Council in the spring. President's Council will then review the data and make recommendations for subsidized print allowances and, set print-pricing for students.
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Students Disability Services (SDS) was created to assist faculty and staff in their every day efforts to ensure equal access for students to all college programs and services. The following is a list of frequently asked questions.
We hope this information is helpful in providing the best possible service to students.
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For a limited time take advantage of some fall Flavours at your next event. Start with an Apple Pumpkin Soup, move onto Apricot Thyme Glazed Turkey or finish your meal with the amazing Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. Check out all of the mouthwatering options and
Download a copy of your menu today or call CC&ES at (607) 274-3313 for more information.
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Contributed by Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson on 08/23/2013
Dr. Cathrene Connery, Associate Professor of Education, has published Constructing a Community of Thought: Letters on the Scholarship, Teaching, and Mentoring of Vera John-Steiner. The volume is co-edited with Robert Lake of Georgia Southern University and includes essays by leading researchers in sociolinguistics, anthropology, psychology, education, and the arts. The text is part of Peter Lang's Educational Psychology series.
Contributed by Matt Morgan on 08/22/2013
Katherine Beissner, Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, recently published two interrelated papers in the Fall issue of the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.
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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 08/22/2013
The TLC (Technology Learning Center) will be offering training on Taskstream and Sakai from Monday, August 26 through Friday, August 30. Please note that due to student staff training and the start of classes, our workshop schedule will be limited for these dates.
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The ITS Helpdesk will be open on Sunday, August 25, from noon to 5:00 p.m. We'll have a full-time staff member on duty as well as new Helpdesk students "learning the ropes." If you are in need of technology assistance that day, please feel free to call us at 274-1000 or stop by Job Hall 104.
Submitted on behalf of Terri Stewart, Director for Public Safety and Emergency Management
It is with great sadness that I pass along the news to the Ithaca College community of the death of Master Patrol Officer Jay VanVolkinburg of the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. Jay passed away unexpectedly as the result of a heart attack early Wednesday evening while off duty.
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Contributed by Karen Emnett on 08/22/2013
Sumitted on behalf of Provost Marisa Kelly
The Ithaca College community recently lost two former longtime faculty members, with the passing on August 9 in Ithaca of both Robert Congdon and Imre Tamas.
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