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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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Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook were tired of the lack of positive female role models in the media, and felt inspired to make a change. The result is the documentary entitled The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things.

You are invited to a screening of The Empowerment Project on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium. A Q&A Session with the filmmakers will follow. The event is funded as part of the Park Distinguished Visitor Series through generosity of the Park Foundation.

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 With spring break approaching, there are many concerts on offer in the School of Music!

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The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me (MBM) wellness program focuses on you: the employee, and works to help you identify and move towards your personal health and wellness goals. Our wellness program is open for all benefits-eligible faculty and staff to join and includes a variety of wellness features. One great feature of our program includes FREE Personal Training at the Fitness Center!

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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: http://vcil.cc/ed0tbx3.

Improve your public speaking and leadership skills with the Ithaca College Toastmasters International Club.

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Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Brian Dickens as vice president for human resources. With more than 25 years of experience as a university administrator and over a dozen years as a human resource development and management consultant, Dickens is a proven leader in providing strategic direction for complex organizations.

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Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost", open to faculty and staff in Educational Affairs, is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, during the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.).  It will be held in the Human Resources Mini Conference Room (garden level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center).    

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Asian American Alliance partnered with Brothers for Brothers to host an intercollegiate basketball tournament fundraiser. Students from Ithaca College and Cornell University as well as from the Ithaca community were invited to form teams of 3-4 players. The tournament was held Saturday, Feb. 20 in the Mondo Gym.

Laissez les bons temps rouler! For those who don’t speak French, that means “let the good times roll,” a traditional phrase used in celebration of Mardi Gras, the theme of the African Latino Society’s annual social. Festive colors decorated the event — gold for power, purple for justice, and green for faith.Tickets were sold and donations were accepted to fundraise for the water crisis occurring in Flint, Michigan. The "Winter Wonderland Ball" was held Saturday, Feb. 20 in Emerson Suites and is part of the series of events for Black History Month.

Students Today Alumni Tomorrow hosted their fourth annual "I <3 IC" event Feb. 15-19. Events of the week began with a minute-to-win-it style game called Kickback to Give Back where teams of 5 competed to donate $250 to their chosen charity. The winning charity was Wyldlife Young Life of Ithaca. Other events included the "Five under Five: Looking Back, Moving Forward" panel, where five alumni under five years after graduating spoke on a panel; "IC Kindness" Day, where students were invited to write thank you notes to members of the campus community; Get the Scoop on Philanthropy, where students could write thank you notes to donors and received ice cream sundaes served by celebrity faculty and staff scoopers; and ended with "Celebrate IC" Day, where everyone was invited to share why they love Ithaca College.

IC Players held their annual performance of the "Vagina Monologues", a series of monologues based off of interviews with real women about their views on sex, relationships, and the feminine experience as a whole. Senior Samantha Guter directed the show, which was originally written by Eve Ensler. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefited "V-Day", an organization committed to fighting violence against women. "Vagina Monologues" was held on Sunday, Feb. 14 in Emerson Suites.

The Center for the Study of Culture Race and Ethnicity presents a four-part 101 series designed to introduce participants to key concepts and conversations about race and racism. The first presentation, Racism 101: The Grounding of Race in America, will be held this Friday, February 26th from 3-4 PM in the Taughannock Falls room, Campus Center

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Flying under the radar of IC's cause-based student organizations since its inception in October 2013, Ithaca College China Care Club (IC3C) has seen great success since its re-branding this past academic year. IC3C kicked off the semester with a bang, organizing its “One Billion Rising” event this past Valentine’s Day in the IC Fitness Center to promote awareness of domestic violence. Being able to host this event, which also happens to be part of an international revolution to end violence against women, was an opportunity that the student organization was very grateful to have.

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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!

Sign up: bit.ly/inchathon

 

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 Join your friends at IC Hillel and Repair the World for an incredible Day of Service in NYC on the Thursday of Spring Break! Meet up in the City to learn about food and educational justice programs and work with Repair the World to give back to these communities. A great way to give back over Spring Break!

Sign up here: bit.ly/ichillelASB

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Affirmative action and Diversity/Inclusion are both measures that are taken with the aim of encouraging corporations to hire and promote workers from diverse backgrounds. However, the manner in which each initiative is carried out is quite distinct to one another. This webinar offers a case approach to learning the difference between EEO and AA and the implications for your institution.

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Effective communication helps us better understand people and situations, enables us to resolve differences, helps build trust and respect, and creates an environment where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish. As simple as communication seems, much of what we try to communicate—and others try to communicate to us—gets misunderstood, which can cause conflict and frustration in personal and professional relationships. By learning effective communication skills, you can better connect with your spouse, kids, friends, and coworkers.

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