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Thank you everyone who attended one of the open sessions last week regarding shared governance at Ithaca College. Even if you did not attend you can still learn about the work of the task force and provide your feedback.

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James Suh has put together a great IC A Healthy Me Challenge this year - Food & Fitness. James is a senior Public and Community Health major from New Jersey and enjoys hiking with his dogs, running, and cooking healthy & delicious meals! 

"I am excited for this upcoming challenge that I am leading and I hope to motivate everyone to make healthier choices everyday!"

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin Rifkin:

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has been selected for the Roster of Fulbright Specialists.  Her selection is a result of her books, publications, lectures, and workshops on democratic new media documentary and her research and programming work on environmental and human rights issues across media and multiple arts for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College.

This Roster is a list of candidates who are eligible to be matched with incoming project requests from overseas academic institutions for Fulbright Specialists.  Dr. Zimmerman will be considered for projects that require her expertise. 

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The fourteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 15. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here.

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Need a pre spring break break?  There are many concerts this week in the School of Music that would welcome you coming to listen!

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 Nine Ithaca College students traveled to New Brunswick, New Jersey as registered participants of the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) conference held on the campus of Rutgers University.  As members of the Asian American Alliance student organization, Candice Tan ’18, Lucy Chen ’16, Sara Kim ’17, Walter Martzen ’19, Erika Mae Dimagiba ’19, Michelle Flores ’19,  Jung Chen Kuo ’19, Luke Watkins ’18, and Fion Wu ‘16  represented IC among the many institutions and participants present.



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"Boosting the biochemical arsenal: enzymes involved in plant defense against insects"

March 10      
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.

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Mr. Henry Evans, the inspiration and instigator of Robots for Humanity (R4H) will be conducting a session showcasing the power of robotic technology to assist those with disabilities on Thursday, March 24th at 12:10 PM in the Klingenstein Lounge, as part of Educational Technology Day.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is planning major network maintenance for late evening Saturday, March 12th into mid-day Sunday, March 13th. The maintenance is required to replace aging components of our network infrastructure.

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The nationally-ranked Ithaca College gymnastics team will compete for a spot in the national championships during Sunday's National Gymnastics Coaches' Association (NCGA) East Regionals inside the Ben Light Gymnasium. 

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In Observance of International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8, all students, faculty, and staff are invited to a Casual Colloquy: "Race, Gender, Sexualities, and Nation in Media," with coffee and cake. The conversation will be held in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 315 Gannett Center, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

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The Ithaca College Women in Computing (ICWC) sent two teams to the  RIT WiC Hackaton and came home with two awards.

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Check It Out!!

Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 03/03/2016 

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

Calling All Supervisors!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 03/03/2016 

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We've added additional information to our Employee Benefits & Work/Life Supervisor Toolkits!

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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.

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Maestra Cornelia Laemmli Orth leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Fourth Symphony and the Haydn Cello Concerto in C major, featuring internationally renowned cellist, Clive Greensmith. 

Tickets are available at the door, or through

Students get in free at the door (Student RUSH) with an Ithaca College ID.

Submitted on behalf of Wade Pickren, PhD, Director of Sponsored Research and
Warren Calderone, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 

Sponsored Research encourages faculty to take advantage of a new internal funding initiative, ACE.  The ACE (Advancing Creative Expression) Funding Program is intended for faculty in the Arts and Humanities working on a pilot or exploratory project. This one-year, internal grant is limited to $1,000 and is intended to support projects that hold the possibility of leading to substantial research programs suitable for support by external funding agencies, and can support a wide variety of expenses.

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The Art Department's Creative Space Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition of mixed media work by Upstate New York artist, Nick Ruth. Please join us for the opening, TONIGHT Friday, March 4th 5-8pm, as part of Downtown Ithaca's Gallery Night.

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The Office of Human Resources is currently conducting a review for all areas impacted by any position eliminations during the workforce analysis implementation over the past 2 ½ years.

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I am now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2017 Senior Class Gift Committee

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