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 The Ithacan has been named one of 15 national finalists for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2014 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.”

 The list of finalists in this category includes publications from Ball State University, Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania, Iowa State University and the University of Oklahoma, among others. 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.

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 The work of five staff members of The Ithacan has been honored with Gold Circle Awards by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in its 30th annual Gold Circle competition. The 2013 awards are for work produced during the 2012–13 academic year. The following work from The Ithacan was honored with awards:

  • Emily Fuller and Erica Pirolli, First Place for Overall Tabloid Design
  • Sabrina Knight, Second Place for Sports Photography, for "When Push Comes to Shove" (October 12, 2012, p. 28)
  • Rachel Woolf, Third Place for Photo Illustration, for “Breaking the Bank” (April 11, 2013, p. 1)
  • Steven Pirani, Certificate of Merit for General Feature Story, for “Local Indulgence: Guests Explore Origins of Food and Wine on New Tour” (April 4, 2013, p. 13)

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Contributed on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration 

It is with a great sense of pride and excitement that I report to the campus community that we have just completed a review with Moody's credit rating agency. Ithaca College was reaffirmed with an A2 credit rating coupled with a stable outlook. According to Moody’s Investors Service, this rating “is supported by the college’s dedicated fiscal discipline.” It is noteworthy to mention that the private higher education sector currently has a negative outlook in general with several institutions receiving downgrades, with negative outlooks.

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You have achieved the one year mark with your Mind, Body, Me wellness program and it’s only the beginning. In celebration of this achievement, we held our first Flight Festival and what a success it was!

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Beginning with the upcoming Spring ’14 semester, S-Lot Ext. (located across Grant Egbert Blvd opposite S-Lot) will be available for both Student and Employee parking (Red & Blue). Due to an increase need for employee parking on the south side of campus and after examining the availability of spaces in the surrounding lots outside of O-Blue, the Parking Policy Committee has approved S-Lot Ext. to be designated as both Student and Employee parking.

Also as a reminder, parking regulations are in effect 24/7 including Fire Lanes, Handicap Spaces, Reserved Spaces, and No Parking Zones.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parking Services office at (607) 274-3756 or via email at Parking@Ithaca.edu.

Psychology/Neuroscience student, Eliza Jacobs-Brichford, was the recipient of University of Cincinatti's Best Internship Award, and published a first authored publication in the Journal of Child Neurology.

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Hello Campus Community!

The Fitness Center will be closing at 2:00pm this Friday 12/20/13, and will remain closed through Sunday 1/5/13.  We will reopen with limited hours the week of 1/6, and will resume our normal academic year hours on Monday 1/20/13.  Please visit the Fitness Center website for details and updates.

For those of you who will be in town, Island Health and Fitness is offering a reduced rate on day passes for Ithaca College faculty and staff (must bring your ID).   The cost will be $6/day at the main location, and $5/day at the community corners location.

 

 

 

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The Benefits & Work/Life Department would like to send a very special THANK YOU to our 2013 Work/Life Lunch-and-Learn presenters from Ithaca College:

Chris Pogorzala – Exercise Your Mind: The Benefits of Staying Mentally Active
Dr. C. Vivian Lorenzo – Vaccines for Travel and for Life
Tim Ryan – Put Out the Fire
Dr. Gary Sforzo – Breaking Out of an Eating Rut
Sean Reilley – The Perfect Fit
Julie Dorsey & Lynn Gitlow – Office Ergonomics: Setting Up a Comfortable Workstation

You are the reason for the success of our Lunch-and-Learn program and it is with sincere appreciation that we THANK YOU for your commitment to excellence.

The holidays are upon us! Let eni's BalanceWorks Newsletter help you through the season with great stress management techniques. 

Read more here: http://www.eniweb.com/documents/eniBalanceWorksNewsletter-Dec2013.pdf

The ultimate promise of technology is to make us master of a world that we command by the push of a button” ~ Volker Grassmuck

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If you elected coverage under the Aetna POS II plan for 2014 you will be receiving a new Aetna ID card due to the change in the copay structure under the POS II.  Aetna’s goal is that all POS II members will receive an updated ID card prior to January 1, 2014.   Please be sure to replace your existing card with the new card you will be receiving and present your new card to healthcare provider in the New Year.   

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Do your part to save energy over the holiday break.


Ithaca College is continuing its commitment to the environment by pursuing energy conservation measures whenever possible. In order for this effort to be successful, the Office of Facilities needs your continued help and cooperation.

 

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Ron Gilmour, Web Services Librarian, Laura Kuo, Health Sciences Librarian, and Paul Dickson, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, have authored an article in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.  

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was an invited speaker at the Asian Video Cultures symposium at Brown University, October 25 and 26, 2013.

Her lecture was entitled “EngageMedia: The Gado Gado Tactics of New Social Media in Indonesia.” Her presentation explored the implications of new forms of social media and engagement in conflicts zones around environmental and political issues in Indonesia, proposing a theory of permeable, migrating media practices produced in collaborative engagements.

The 2014 MLK Campus-Wide Celebration Planning Committee is excited to announce Librada Paz as our keynote speaker for this year's MLK Day celebration. She will speak at our main celebration event on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:00pm in Emerson Suites, part of the 2014 celebration with the theme "A Single Garment of Destiny."

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Historically, when people on campus heard the words “risk management,” their thoughts would immediately go to that small and dreaded office in Job Hall where the college’s insurance program was administered. However, over the past four years the college has adopted an enterprise risk management program that touches every area of the campus and has heightened the understanding that managing risk is more than just the job of one person.

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Business Administration student Windsor Lindsay ('17) won this Fall's edition of the Perialas Oratory Contest.

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Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program are invited to submit applications and project proposals to be considered for the summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015.

The submission deadline is February 14, 2014.

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As of Dec. 31, the New York State Department of Labor will apply an incremental increase to the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, raising it to $8.00 per hour, effective December 31, 2013.  The minimum wage will continue to increase to $8.75 in 2014 and to $9.00 in 2015.

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Because of the College's holiday break, timecards for the pay period December 16-December 29 must be submitted and approved by Thursday, December 19th.  Payment for this timecard will be on Friday, January 3, 2014. 

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