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Contributed by Stephen Shoemaker on 01/26/2016
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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Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 01/26/2016
The 2016 Campus Life Award Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.
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Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost"—open to faculty and staff in Educational Affairs--is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, during the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.). It will be held in the Human Resources Mini Conference Room (garden level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center). Please bring your lunch; beverage and cookies will be provided.
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In preparation for the exhibition, NO/GOOD PLACE (March 23-April 22, 2016), the gallery is beginning recruitment this for community participants to take part in an international project called The Complaints Choir, by artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen.
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Susan is resigning her position as an Accountant in Financial Services to return to her former position as the Controller at Wells College. Susan’s last day of employment at Ithaca College will be February 3rd.
Susan began her employment at Ithaca College in January 2010. She has been an instrumental member of the Financial Services team, serving as an Accountant/Senior Accountant during her six years at the College. In her role, she has been responsible for the reporting of Grant and Title IV funding and expenditures, among other duties. Susan could always be counted on to take on new assignments and to complete them in a thorough and reliable manner. She will be missed a great deal by those that worked closely with her. We will especially miss her sense of humor and light hearted personality.
Please join me in wishing Susan the best in her return to Wells College.
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Ithaca College has named Janet Williams to serve as Controller, a position that provides leadership and strategic direction for the college’s finance operations. She will begin her new duties on Feb. 8.
Williams has over two decades of experience in operations management, financial management, strategic planning, budget/forecast planning, proposal preparation and capital projects. Since 2012 she has served as director of finance and administration for the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University, with oversight of all finance, procurement, facilities, human resources and information technology functions.
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From First Gen to the Front of the Room: A Call for Campus Community Members Who Were First Generation Students
Contributed by Wade Pickren on 01/26/2016
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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Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program for the summer 2016 and academic year 2016-2017 are invited to submit applications and project proposals. All application materials must be received by February 12, 2016. Please check the Office of the Provost website - Dana Student Internship Program for further details.
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Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series “Diversity 3.0: A Focus on Transformation” on January 28th: Seats are Still Available!
Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez on 01/26/2016
Transformational Diversity takes our D&I work and our organization as a whole to the next level. Diversity 1.0 focused on representation. Diversity 2.0 focused on Inclusion to ensure respect in the workplace. Today we think that’s not enough and our focus is on Transformational Diversity—a shift to a new level that actually requires us to operate differently. In this stage, we are able to enter the workplace with new mindsets & skillsets, allowing us to transform the situations we’re in and the organizations we lead because we’re actually able to see and respond to greater complexity.
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SAVE THE DATE for Engaging Communities Luncheon 2016: Guest Speaker, Dr. Derald Wing Sue. Registration will open February 1st!
Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez on 01/26/2016
The 7th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us for this annual event that explores and celebrates the notion of community and diversity. This year’s event promises to be really special as we explore the topic of Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Higher Education, our guest speaker is Dr. Derald Wing Sue.
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Contributed by Katie Sack on 01/26/2016
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Contributed by Jenny Stockdale on 01/25/2016
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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Contributed by Gretchen Van Valen on 01/25/2016
Thinking of moving overseas? Adapting to a new country can be a roller coaster of emotions. Let the Ithaca College Alumni Association help you prepare for life in a different culture with their free online presentation.
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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 01/25/2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 3:00 PM
A course site in Sakai is a great way to share information, assignments, grades, and resources with your students. This 20-minute webinar will demonstrate the process of creating a course site from start to finish. We will briefly introduce the available tools and site settings to help you get started. No prior Sakai experience is required.
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Contributed by John Fracchia on 01/25/2016
Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from Fitch Ratings will be visiting campus to host an information session and serve as an employer-in-residence. At the information session they will discuss their Summer Analyst Internship opportunity for which they are currently accepting applications through ICHired.
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Contributed by David Maley on 01/25/2016
International relations scholar Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang has been named as the new dean of the Ithaca College School of Humanities and Sciences. Wang has served since 2012 as associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond in Virginia. He will begin his new position in Ithaca this summer.
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Important Reminder for Faculty: Ithaca College Institutional Biosafety Protocols Must be received by Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 01/25/2016
Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD,
All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of nucleic acids or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.
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African American Politics and Political Thought - 43170 - POLT 40200 - 01 (Thursdays, 4pm - 6:30pm). AP/PT, Social Sciences/Liberal Arts
Contributed by Carlos Figueroa on 01/25/2016
To what extent can the past help us make sense of the present, and future in Black American and broader U.S. politics?
Want to explore current debates about racial, social, and economic injustice?
Want to explore the historical institutional legacies of black political regimes?
These questions, among others, will be explored in this NEW SEMINAR:
This NEW seminar explores the main ideas/thinking and material substance of politics among black Americans and the relation of black politics to the broader American political order. This course has two objectives. First, we will explore the thrust and logic of the strategic political discourse of black Americans in the late 19th century and through the early 21st century.
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Contributed by Noel Wheeler on 01/25/2016
The search committee for the position of Registrar at Ithaca College is hosting two candidates for campus visits at the start of the semester. The search committee encourages wide campus participation and feedback in this selection process, so please mark your calendars for these open presentations and Q&A sessions.
Dates: Tuesday, January 26 and Friday February 5
Time: 1:10pm - 2pm
Location: Textor 103
Resumes for the two candidates can be found online, along with links to a feedback form that we ask you to complete after attending the session, at this link:
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Noel Wheeler at email@example.com, 274-3837. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.
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