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Not a PowerPoint presentation, this is a highly interactive seminar that delivers 3 skills to help supervisors and managers improve employee performance. 

Skill #1: Give employees job feedback the way they want to be given it so they’re much more likely to cooperate. Skill #2: Defuse defensiveness and resolve the issues that are often behind it. Skill #3: How to give positive feedback that’s effective and believable. 

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(Posted on behalf of Weight Watchers At Work Leader Samarra Mbenga)

In February, Ithaca College Weight Watchers team lost 40.2 pounds. 92.4 pounds have been lost for the year!

Our new attendance campaign starts next week! The theme is "Adventure"! Where do you want to go on your adventure in March? Which pair of pants do you want to be able to fit in? Wherever your adventure takes you, let's take it together!

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 The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is proud to present awards to outstanding members of the Ithaca College community. Student awards recognize the individual's contribution to their co-curricular life at the college, their growth in leadership roles, and their creative involvement in campus life.  The 2016 OSEMA Recognition Ceremony, which will recognize recipients of the awards, will take place on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 4:30-6:30pm in Emerson Suites.

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Each year, the School of Music Performance Studies Department sponsors a concerto competition.  The winners of this competition are provided the opportunity to perform with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra (ICSO).  On Sunday afternoon, January 31st, nineteen finalists, having already been selected to perform via preliminary rounds of competition, took the stage in Ford Hall to compete for this honor.

The following students were declared winners in the 2016 Ithaca College Concerto Competition:

Benjamin Pawlak, a Piano Performance major studying Prof. Greg DeTurck;

Ariana Warren, a Vocal Performance & Music Education major, studying with Prof. Carol McAmis;

Kathryn Vorel & Kengo Ito, marimbists, Percussion Performance majors, studying with Prof. Gordon Stout.

These students will perform their selections with the ICSO, under the direction of Prof. Jeffery Meyer, on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Ford Hall, James J. Whalen Center for Music. 

Congratulations to these deserving students!  

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Digital Instruction and Information Services is hosting the third and final candidate for the position of Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology tomorrow, March 1st. Details for the two open sessions are:

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Freezin' For A Reason

Contributed by Catherine Gooch on 02/29/2016 

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The Annual Polar Plunge to benefit New York Special Olympics is approaching! On Saturday, March 19th brave individuals will be Freezin' For A Reason as they take a dip in Cayuga Lake!

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The Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR), the Latin American Studies Program, and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will host a screening of the documentary "The Battle of the Invisibles" as well as a Q&A with director Manuel de Alba next Wednesday, March 2 at 4pm in Textor 101.  

This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring your family and friends and spread the word. See more information on the film and the director below. 

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Victoria Levine Named Registrar

Contributed by Cathy Wood on 02/29/2016 

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After a national search, Victoria (Vikki) Levine has been selected as Ithaca College’s next Registrar. Vikki joins IC from Longwood University in Virginia, where she has served as Registrar since 2012.  At Longwood, Vikki has led implementation of the DegreeWorks degree evaluation tool and an electronic transcript delivery system and has restructured her office to enhance student service. 

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The Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) invites you to self-nominate to serve in one of two at-large membership roles. We are looking for students, faculty or staff who have demonstrated a commitment to furthering diversity and inclusion education and advocacy across campus. The council will look to attract and engage individuals who possess a perspective that will aid the council in understanding and addressing current climate issues or who are positioned to help further our mission. We encourage all self-nominations. Nominations of a second party are not encouraged at this time. We ask that you have an active discussion with any individuals you would like to see nominated and ask them to submit a self-nomination.

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 On Monday March 7th from 9 am - 5 pm, Hillel will be hosting the annual Inch-a-thon, that will take place in the North Foyer. 

Get 8" of hair cut for FREE or get a $10 haircut! 

All haircuts will be done by professionals from Satori Spa and Center Haircutters!

All money will be donated to Shasheret, a Jewish nonprofit supporting breast cancer & the hair will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths!

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 Ithaca Dining Services need your help! Please fill out our survey and give us your feedback on your dining experiences at Ithaca. As a bonus for filling out the survey, you’ll be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!


We’re always trying to improve your dining experiences and would love any feedback you can provide.

Follow this link to the survey:

Faculty and Staff have an additional opportunity to learn about the FY 2016-2017 Budget on Friday, March 4, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, in Klingenstein Lounge.  

As noted in President Rochon and Vice President Hector’s recent announcement, February’s Dollars and $ense was solely devoted to the recently approved FY 2016-2017 budget. Vice President Hector is offering a second session for those who were unable to attend last week’s presentation.

Those interested in attending are highly encouraged to review the FY 2016-2017 Budget in advance of Tuesday’s meeting. (Please note: You will be prompted to enter your Netpass user name and password.)

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  The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for 2015 in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college publication critique.

Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics based on more than 150 specific criteria. This year the paper scored 918 on the critique’s 1,000-point scale. The CSPA consistently ranks The Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, its highest category. The publication was evaluated in the critique’s “hybrid” category, which is defined as “print publications that provide live coverage via website between print editions.” 

Among the judge’s comments, “Congratulations on a wonderful hybrid entry! Both products are worthy of praise. You seem to be doing so many things well, and I hope your college community realizes what good journalism you are doing. Your coverage of the apparent lack of confidence in your president is comprehensive and commendable.” 

  The Ithacan has been named a national finalist for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2016 Crown Award in the competition’s “hybrid” category. The hybrid category is defined as “print publications that provide live coverage via website between print editions” and is the most competitive category in the competition.

 The winners, who receive either a Gold or Silver Crown, will be announced at the Spring National College Media Convention in New York City, March 12–15.

 The Ithacan was awarded Gold Crowns in 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.

 Founded in 1925, the CSPA is owned by Columbia University and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism. The Crown Awards, first presented in 1982, are the organization’s highest recognition of overall excellence. The Crown Award, along with the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award, is one of the top collegiate press awards in the country.

Ithaca College's wrestling and women's indoor track and field teams captured championships during another busy weekend of Bomber athletics.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present a reading by acclaimed memoirist Abigail Thomas, Distinguished Visiting Writer in Nonfiction.

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The next All Supervisor’s Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., in Emerson Suites. It is an expectation that all supervisors attend. More information will follow. For now, please hold the date.


The Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs (VPEA) would like to invite all members of the campus community to an art exhibition by our very own Ithaca College students on Wednesday, March 2, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center. A reception will be included as we hope to create a relaxed and informal environment to view the artwork.

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Posted on behalf of president Tom Rochon

Dear Ithaca College Community:

Shortly after announcing my plans to retire in July 2017, I began working closely with the college leadership team and the board of trustees to review our strategic direction to the extent necessary to ensure a smooth leadership transition.

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The Roy H. Park School of Communications invites you to a series of events in March focusing on women in media.

Events include:

The Empowerment Project 
Screening and Q&A with the Filmmakers
Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Park Auditorium
Emmy Award-Winning filmmakers Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook created a documentary that shines light on positive female role models. This event is funded as part of the Park Distinguished Visitor Series through generosity of the Park Foundation.

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