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Welcome to threads@CFE.  This weeks' post is Finding Our Place: A New Semester By Luca Maurer, LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services Program Director.  

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WE WANT YOU! (...to complain...)

The Ithaca College Complaints Choir is recruiting community members to participate in this international project, conceptualized by Finnish artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen.

 

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research/IACUC Chair

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

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Faculty, staff, and students lead the campus community in presentations and dialogues that explore a variety of topics and subjects rooted in social justice and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

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Representatives of the US Army will be tabling in front of the Office of Career Services, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 28. Please stop by and visit if you would like to hear about opportunities with the organization.

This year, Wheels 4 Women is including an exciting online auction as a part of their annual fundraiser. Visit https://www.32auctions.com/Aladdin

 

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The graduating class of Musical Theatre and Acting majors of the Department of Theatre Arts will present an evening of song, dance, and poetry on Sunday, January 31 at 7 PM in the Clark Theatre to benefit the residents of the Sakhi Shelter for victims of domestic violence in Kerala, India.

 

 

 

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Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 16 years.  There are a number of opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview.

 

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The farewell party that we had scheduled for Craig Evans '84 this afternoon in Clark Lounge has been postponed, as Craig unfortunately is out sick today.

We are currently looking into rescheduling for a new date and time; if we are able to reschedule, we will post a follow-up announcement here on Intercom.

Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is proud to announce that we are releasing a new video hosting service at https://media.ithaca.edu

Partnering with a premiere video service vendor called Kaltura, Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students now have access to host, manage, and deliver video to better serve the academic mission of the college. We are inviting the campus community to explore this new service. Current Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students can log in with their IC credentials to get access to the site.

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"MTV's White People"

Wednesday, January 27, 7:00pm in Emerson Suites

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is seeking a two members of the staff or faculty who are interested in serving as a trip advisers for students participating in the Alternative Spring Break Program (ASB) from March 13 - March 19, 2016. We are currently seeking an adviser for the volunteer trip to Salamanca, NY, where students will work at a youth center located on the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory, Students on this trip will have the opportunity to learn more about the dynamics between native and non-native peoples living in the area. 

 

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This course explores strategies and techniques for designing sustainable human environments.

 

Topics include: growing your own food, working with animals, green building, appropriate technology, observation skills, working with a forest, ecovillages, adapting to climate change, sustainable economic systems, and much, much, more!

 

Students apply a whole-systems permaculture design process to envision a human-scale, sustainable landscape.

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Complying with legal mandates can be a daunting task! In this webinar our experts will distill the basics of Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act that includes changes to the Clery Act.

Specific Learning Outcomes:

·        What colleges and universities must do to be compliant

·        Training and prevention education requirements and examples

·        Maintaining a safe reporting climate and victim centered approach

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In early December, Staff Council administered a survey to solicit feedback from staff at Ithaca College on the topics of racism & bias, workforce analysis, accountability, employee morale, and disrespect & bullying.  It is our intent to use the survey results as a roadmap to guide our efforts in working with the administration and other campus partners to improve the campus climate here at IC.

At this time, we would like to invite all staff to a series of town hall meetings during which we will discuss possible solutions to the issues our campus community is currently facing.  The meeting schedule is listed below.  We hope to see you there.

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The Fitness Center's Group Fitness Schedule is now available on our website.  Classes will begin on Monday 2/1/16, and most are open to all members of of the Ithaca College campus community on a first come first served basis.  Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga, and Iyengar Yoga are available to faculty and staff only.

Enjoy!

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Faculty Council seeks 2 faculty members to serve on the search committee for the Vice-President for Enrollment. The search will begin shortly and conclude by the end of this semester. Interested faculty should send a short statement to the Faculty Council chair, rothbart@ithaca.edu by Friday, January 29.

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce our new employee onboarding program for staff, designed to create a year-long experience to educate, support, welcome and encourage our new employees as they begin their career at Ithaca College.

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Representatives of the U.S. Army will be tabling on campus, in front of the Office of Career Services on Wednesday, January 27 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Find out information about what the U.S. Army has to offer to students as well as opportunities within their organization.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear campus community: Welcome back for the start of a new semester. I hope the holiday break enabled each of you to relax and enjoy special times with family and friends, and that it provided you occasions to renew your energy for the challenges and opportunities that await us this spring. As we continue through our annual week-of activities and events celebrating the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let our words and actions be testament to our efforts to realize King's global dream and our aspirations for a more diverse and inclusive IC community!

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