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Weight Watchers is offering a special promotion to inspire new members to enroll in the Weight Watchers At Work program between 2/13/17 – 2/24/17.  Here are the details:

From February 13 through February 24, Weight Watchers will be hosting special Inspire Events at their weekly meetings across the nation to motivate employees with personal success stories and practical tools.

All NEW members who attend an Inspire Event and join the WW At Work program will be eligible to receive a FREE Starter Kit full of exciting gifts ($70 value) to help them get started and stay on track throughout the year! The Kit is uniquely designed to support members' weight-loss efforts. It includes:

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On Wednesday, February 15, Jane Fischer ’94 will host a free, hourlong webinar titled “Improv-ing Leadership: Being Creative, Collaborative, and Change-ready.” 

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Deep Diversity Book Group

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 02/03/2017 

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Please join your colleagues for reading and discussion of Shakil Choudhury's, Deep Diversity. 

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DIIS commonly receives reports of email scams circulating on campus, most recently this past week when about 4,000 users received a "phishing" email (so named because the sender is fishing for your personal information). While most people recognized it as suspicious and deleted it, some did not. We thought it would be helpful to share one of these messages to point out and explain the "red flags", designated as "(RF #)" in the sample message below.

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Wonderful performance by our resident faculty and guest artists coming up:

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To the Ithaca College Community and Administration:

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE), are writing in support of our part-time and contingent co-workers in their present union negotiations with our college. We view these negotiations as necessary steps toward fair, living wages and a more equitable working climate. Above all else we see this as an issue of justice.

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Contributed on behalf of:
Wade Pickren, PHD, Director, Sponsored Research
Warren Calderone, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations


Sponsored Research will be presenting the following workshop: 

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Show Me the Money - Grants 101 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Taughannock Falls - 3rd Floor of the Campus Center

Lunch will be provided – limited to first 20 registrants

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Please email REDCROSS@ITHACA.EDU OR CALL 1-800-REDCROSS to schedule an appointment for Thursday February 16th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Double Red Donations will be also be collected, Three appointments  every hour and Two evey half hour.

 Save Time..make an appointment..use RapidPass (day of drive).

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Presented in honor of Black History Month, the LGBT Center will screen the documentary “MAJOR!" on Tuesday February 7. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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 PlumBenefits can help! There are so many different savings to choose from.

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The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies (OIPES) would like to invite all staff and faculty interested in taking students abroad to attend our upcoming workshop about  the development and planning of faculty/staff-led short-term study abroad programs.  The workshop will be held on Friday, February 17, from 3:00-4:30 pm, in the Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center.  Participants are invited to stay for a wine and cheese reception with the workshop facilitator and International Programs staff from 4:30-5:00.

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From Senior Vice President Nancy Pringle, Provost Linda Petrosino, and Professor Gwen Seaquist, representatives of the Ithaca College bargaining committee.

The Ithaca College bargaining team is writing to provide an update on progress as of February 2, 2017, in the negotiations with our part-time faculty union.

We have made meaningful progress. During the past 15 months, we have reached tentative agreements on 23 separate articles for a collective bargaining agreement. Most recently, we have now reached tentative agreements on the issues of length of appointments and benefits.

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Friday, February 10, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Clark Lounge

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The 2017 Campus Life Awards committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff, and students to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who should be considered for this award. 

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Welcome to threads@CFE

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 02/02/2017 

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Welcome to threads@CFE: This week's post is the second in a three-part series by Dr. Christina Moylan: Promoting Student Engagement in an Introductory Course with the "Classify" Instructional Strategy

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Brian Dickens, Vice President for Human Resources

Congratulations and fond farewells to Vicki Estabrook, Director of Employee Relations & Equity Compliance and Title IX Deputy Coordinator, after almost 38 years of distinguished service to Ithaca College.

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community:

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, are writing to voice our support for our part-time and contingent colleagues across campus in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. If we are to realize fully IC’s vision of a “student-centered learning community,” we must ensure that all instructors are compensated equitably, for there is no question that teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions.

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This January, National Geographic magazine published a historic issue focusing on the shifting landscape of gender. Luca Maurer, program director of the Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services, was an integral part of that issue. 

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 Are You Concerned About A Student?  Consider an ICare Referral.

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Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, will bring his stand-up act to Ithaca College on Saturday, April 8, for a 7 p.m. show in the Athletics & Events CenterTickets for Ithaca College students, faculty and staff are $20, and go on sale Feb. 15. For the general public, tickets are priced at $30 and go on sale Feb. 17.

All seats are reserved, and a large screen will be set up to ensure that all audience members have a view of the stage. More information about ticket sales will be posted soon.

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