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Biology Seminar: February 4

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 01/31/2016 

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Geoffrey Holm, Colgate University

"Barring the Gates: Innate Immune Restriction of Reovirus Entry"

February 4 

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Photo by High Contrast Media via Wikimedia Commons.

All are cordially invited to attend.

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Take advantage of the semester's first few weeks of concerts at the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; some highlights are featured below.

More than 30 web-streamed performances are available live and on demand this semester at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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When: Tuesday 2/2/16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: A&E Center VIP Room

Who: All Ithaca College staff members who are willing to listen openly, respect differing opinions, and to engage in discussion while sharing ideas and constructive feedback are encouraged to attend.

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Are you getting a laptop replaced as part of Technology Renewal for Spring 2016? If you are, you have a great opportunity to bring the laptop to the DIIS Laptop Fair for replacement this week!

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

What is campus climate?  Dr. Susan Rankin of Rankin and Associates Consulting, is serving as the outside consultant for Ithaca College’s climate survey.  Dr. Rankin defines campus climate as, “the current attitudes, behaviors, standards and practices of employees and students of an institution.”  The climate is often shaped through person experiences, perceptions and institutional efforts.

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Please mark your calendars for our 26th annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College to be held on Thursday, March 24th from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Campus Center.

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With a winter storm impacting the region over the next few days, the College will extend the add/drop period for the spring semester by one day, to midnight on Monday, February 1, 2016. This means students have through Monday evening, going into Tuesday, to adjust their spring semester course schedules.

The extension will provide students who arrive on campus after classes have begun, especially those who are registered for a Mondays-only class, with an additional day in which to make changes to their spring class schedules.

Best wishes for a smooth and productive semester.

Brian D. Scholten
Registrar

The Department of Athletics and Faculty Athletic Representative Barb Belyea will be hosting a Faculty/Staff Family Fun Night at the Mens and Womens basketball games Thursday, February 4th in Hill Center. 

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Please join the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club in congratulating one of our members who has met all requirements for a Toastmasters International recognition.

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Wednesday, February 3, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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IC is growing in its number of students who are the first in their family to attend or complete college. As you know, first generation students face unique challenges, and many find it hard to believe that those of us within the academy were ever outsiders. We are asking for your assistance with helping them succeed in imagining themselves as college graduates.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series at Ithaca College will present a free public showing of the documentary “We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite” on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in Textor 103, in honor of Black History Month. Founded by an African American for his gay community in 1962, the Starlite Lounge in Brooklyn became a legendary pre-Stonewall safe-haven by catering to multiple generations of every race, creed, color and sexual orientation.

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Good luck, Megan Williams!

Contributed by Beth O'Neill on 01/29/2016 

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The Office of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs wants to wish Megan Williams, Residence Director of West Tower the best of luck as she leaves Ithaca College for a new position at TC3. Megan has worked in the Office of Residential Life for the past 6 years and has been a tremendous advocate for students. Friday, January 29, 2016 is Megan's last day.

Trevor Pinch, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University, will present on the sociology of sound. 

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Each year, Ithaca College celebrates cultural diversity through our campus- wide Cultural Theme Month celebrations.  Through the collaborative efforts of the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, our campus partners in various departments and offices, and our student organizations, we are able to provide various opportunities to learn, share, celebrate, empower, and appreciate Latino/a Heritage Month, Native American Month, Black History Month, and Focus Asia Month. (For more info about IC Cultural Theme Months please visit http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/osema/multicultural/months/) 

 

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 Don't miss out on this opportunity for a day of career development and networking right here on campus!

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The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me wellness program focuses on you: the employee. It gets you involved by helping you identify and move toward your personal health and wellness goals and encourages celebration of your success. Mind, Body, Me promotes a culture of wellness at IC, and in doing so, supports a healthier you!

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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour on Thursday, Feb. 4. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the tests.

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Greetings from the Office of Procurement Services and Strategic Sourcing.  We are happy to take this time to reflect on some of our collective accomplishments from 2015 and to provide an outlook of our goals for 2016. 

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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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