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Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin Rifkin

Please join the Provost's Office in honoring Peggy Termina, Faculty Information Specialist in the Office of the Provost/VPEA, who will be retiring effective May 7, 2016.

During her thirty-three year tenure at IC, she has had a number of responsibilities.  Some of these include: coordinating the annual faculty reappointment process; creating and maintaining the official faculty personnel files; coordinating and managing the review processes for the All-College Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee, the Faculty Personnel Appeals Committee and the Grievance Committee; overseeing and coordinating (all non-Board related) Convocation Day events; and serving on the Commencement Planning Committee.

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Assistant Professor of Journalism Anthony Adornato published a paper, Forces at the Gate: Social Media’s Influence on Editorial and Production Decisions in Local TV Newsrooms, in the Electronic News journal. The study reveals that the reliance on social media content has increased the chances that newsrooms will spread misinformation. A third of respondents indicated their stations have reported information from social media that was later found to be false or inaccurate. Despite this, policy has not caught up with practice. One of the more striking findings of this study is, of those newsrooms that have social media policies, nearly 40% said the policy does not include procedures for verifying social media content before it is included in a newscast.  Read the study here

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Turning Technologies has been the centrally supported student response system (a.k.a clickers) for more than 4 years and is used to engage students during class, assess their learning, and for peer instruction.

The vendor will have a representative on campus on Wednesday, May 11th to help current users transition to their newest product, Turning Point Cloud.  In addition there will be an overview session for those interested in both polling with clickers and with the companion mobile app, Responseware™.

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The 39th annual Spring Induction Ceremony of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Ithaca College was held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Hockett Family Recital Hall. The following students were inducted into the Ithaca College chapter:

School of Business
Nyasha Bvunzawabaya
Alexander Carpino
Andrew J Coburn
Haoyu Han
Thinh Hoang
Alyson Jacoff
Cailin A Korts
Hannah Rose Lormand
Katherine Pelletier
Alek Hunter Paul Peters
Corey T Poklemba
Daniel Ruthman
Samantha J Shaffer
Garrett A Strong

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Faculty, staff, and students--

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Donathan Brown, Department of Communication Studies, will be the College's next Fulbright Scholar.  As part of the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program, he will spend January through May of 2017 at the University of Maribor in Slovenia.  He will be housed in the Departments of English and American Studies, teaching and creating curriculum related to his research expertise in race and American public policy.  He will give public lectures throughout Slovenia and serve on university committees.

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Please click here for a downloadable version of our Hours of Operation during Finals Week. 

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Submitted on behalf of the Commencement Committee

As we prepare for our 121st Commencement on Sunday, May 22, 2016, we would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession.  The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad.  Please look for the signs indicating where each school should start lining up.  The academic procession will begin promptly at 8:50 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m.  All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m.  The procession will be in the order noted below:

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Ithaca College's men's lacrosse and softball teams captured Empire 8 postseason championships and automatic qualifiers into the NCAA Division III tournament. Women's lacrosse earned an at-large bid into NCAA's. 

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After many years of working and teaching in Hawai`i, we have decided to permanently relocate there. With a combined 38 years at Ithaca College, we have striven to make an impact on the college and community and realized it is time to move on.

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For the weeks of Finals and Commencement the Handwerker Gallery will remain open, but with modified hours for the duration of TELL US WHERE: 2016 Senior Student Show.

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DIIS is planning for significant critical network maintenance in May as follows:

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The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management bids farewell to Lieutenant Bill Kerry...

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The Office of Career Services will be offering updated drop-in hours starting next week for finals week as well as for the remainder of the academic year.

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

TIAA-CREF On Campus

Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 05/06/2016 

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Our dedicated TIAA-CREF representative has openings available on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  If you are interested in meeting to discuss your retirement and financial planning please call 800-732-8353 to schedule.

Turning Technologies has been the centrally supported student response system (a.k.a clickers) for more than 4 years and is used to engage students during class, assess their learning, and for peer instruction.

The vendor will have a representative on campus on Wednesday, May 11th to help current users transition to their newest product, Turning Point Cloud.  In addition there will be an overview session for those interest in both polling with clickers and with the companion mobile app, Responseware™.

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Hello!

Orientation is seeking faculty and staff volunteers to facilitate the Ithaca Dining Experience program for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.

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Hello! 

Orientation is seeking faculty and staff volunteers to facilitate the Ithaca Dining Experience programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.

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