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Thanks to the support of an Ithaca College Academic Challenge Grant, Prof. Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann and music composition seniors Miguel Torres and Adriel Miles will travel to Valencia, Spain in July to participate in the Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival (VIPA).

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Individual development planning identifies the employee’s development goals and the strategies for achieving them by linking them to the organization’s mission and goals. Taking responsibility for your professional development can be challenging. Let us help you get started! The Office of Human Resources would like to invite you to attend a workshop devoted to creating an Individual Development Plan. We will meet on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in room # 52 on the Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center. 

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The new dean of the Ithaca College School of Business is a veteran leader. Sean Reid, currently associate dean and associate professor of finance at the Quinnipiac University School of Business, will assume his new position on July 1.

In addition to his academic career as a teacher and administrator, Reid is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who has spent the past three decades as an officer serving the country on active duty and in the reserves.

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Vice President for Enrollment and Communication Eric Maguire has accepted a position at Franklin & Marshall College as vice president and dean of admission and financial aid. This marks a return to F&M for Maguire, who had served there for nine years in positions of increasing responsibility in admissions and enrollment management before joining Ithaca College in 2009.

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Teaching a summer course? Have end of the semester questions on Sakai, Turning Technologies, Turnitin? Want to get started building your fall courses?  ITS has set up some drop-in hours with professional staff on these technologies, course design, screen casting, web conferencing, ipads, paperless grading, etc.

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, has published an essay on “Qur'anic Hermeneutics and Women's Liberation” in The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West, edited by Edward E. Curtis. The essay is the text of Barlas' address to the first International Congress on Islamic Feminism that was held in Barcelona, Spain.

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The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West: Edward E. Curtis: Bloomsbury Academic
For more than a millennium, Islam has been a vital part of Western civilization. Today, however, it is sometimes assumed that Islam is a foreign element

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 The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs celebrated and honored the leadership, involvement, service, and scholarship of our students at our annual OSEMA Recognition Ceremony on Monday, April 27. Below is a list of our award recipients. If you see these students around campus, please congratulate them on their dedication to the Ithaca College campus community!

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Performance Review Reminder

Contributed by Jane Ray on 05/07/2015 

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The Online Performance Review process for 2014-15 is currently available to staff.  All staff members can access the self-assessment form through Employee Self-Service in Parnassus. 

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ITS is upgrading Sakai for the Fall 2015 term with many new features (including a search tool) and major improvements to existing functionality. There will be slight changes to Sakai's interface that improve usability and accessibility. 

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Please join the Academic Advising Center for a farewell reception for Mel Jensen on Thursday, May 28th from 3-4:30pm in Room 124 at Rothschild Place. 

 

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The Diversity Awareness Committee is happy to present the Aspire Dance Company. Through performing, they are dedicated to changing the perception of dance and disability, one audience at a time.

 

 

  

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Congratulations to the 2015 ALANA Senior Awards and African Latino Society (ALS) Alumni Memorial Scholarship recipients!

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Congratulations to the following School of Business seniors who scored in the top ten percent of Ithaca College students taking the ETS -Major Field Test (MFT) in Business this academic year: 

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Math Exploration Day

Contributed by Teresa Moore on 05/06/2015 

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A total of 140 students and 15 teachers from 10 regional high schools attended the 11th annual Ithaca College Math Exploration Day on April 13, 2015.

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Dr. Heinz and Dr. Judith Koch are co-authors of a paper with Professor Masaaki Mishima, Kyushu University, in the Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan.  Justin Biffinger '97 & Patrick Han '98 each did one summer of research in Mishima's laboratory. 

 

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 The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Ithacan the Best All-Around Nondaily Student Newspaper in the Northeast Region for 2014. The paper received the first place Mark of Excellence Award at the SPJ Region 1 conference April 18 in Hempstead, N.Y.

The paper now goes on to compete against the winners in the other 11 SPJ regions for the national Mark of Excellence Award. The winner will be announced at the SPJ national convention Sept. 18–20 in Orlando, Florida. The SPJ is the largest professional organization of reporters and editors in the country.

In addition, the Ithacan website was named a Finalist in the Best Affiliated Website category.

SPJ last named The Ithacan the Best All-Around Nondaily Student Newspaper in the country in 2012.

(Shown in photo, from left: Assistant Sports Editor Jon Beck, Managing Editor Kira Maddox, Editor-in-Chief Jack Curran, Webmaster Evan Sobkowicz and News Editor Kayla Dwyer with the awards.)

Conger's Out of Bounds interview with Tish Pearlman was recorded Wednesday, April 29 at her downtown studio.

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Farewell to Dr. Douglas Cross

Contributed by Matt Morgan on 05/05/2015 

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After serving as a faculty member for 30 years, Dr. Douglas Cross, Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, will be retiring on May 31, 2015. Please join his department in wishing him well. At his request, no party is being held in his honor.

Managers cite performance appraisals or annual reviews as one of their most disliked tasks. Employees often dread them as well. There is an alternative; you can turn this performance evaluation into a meaningful and impactful dialogue. The best performance reviews let managers and employees communicate -- share ideas, opinions, and information – with no surprises or anxiety. This workshop can help!

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