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Contributed on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

I have been asked by a number of people how we will fill the position of Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services following the recent retirement of Ed Fuller.  Per our usual policy, we will conduct a national search for this position, assisted by a nationally recognized search firm (to be identified).  The search is expected to continue through the summer of 2014 with the goal of having a candidate selected by August of 2014.  Dean Karl Paulnack has agreed to chair the campus search committee, and the remainder of the committee will be selected from members of the faculty and staff in the near future.  The leadership team within ITS will report directly to me until the new AVP is in place.


Lauren LaFauci, who holds a PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, will be presenting a lecture and teaching demonstration on Thursday 13 February from 12:10 to 1:00 pm in CNS 112. Her teaching interests center on nature writing in North American (European contact to present), and on women's and African-American environmental literature.

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The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Lucia McBee on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall for a presentation entitled, Mindfulness-Based Elder Care: A Model for Health Care Workers and Caregivers.


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 Ithaca College will host a talk by Eric Cheyfitz, the Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letters at Cornell University, on “Academic Freedom and the American Studies Association Academic Boycott of Israel.” His presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall.


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Handwerker Gallery’s 'artist talk' this Thursday, Feb.13, will feature the recently completed Master of Fine Arts thesis work by Department of Art lecturer Pamela Drix. 

Beginning at 6 p.m. in the gallery’s main lobby, Drix will present Finding Place: Ken-dai-a, illustrating her artistic practice that investigates the place of Ken-dai-a, a Native American site destroyed by General Sullivan during the Revolutionary War.

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Ithaca College Mock Trial concluded its season at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament in Buffalo this past weekend and was unsuccessful in its efforts to achieve a bid to the championship series next month in Hamilton, Ohio. 

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Faculty Council will hold its next Town Hall meeting in Textor 102 on Thursday, February 13 at 12:10 PM.  All faculty are invited to attend and participate. Any topic of concern or interest to faculty may be raised. No media will be present and faculty holding administrative appointments and staff are requested to refrain from attending.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Peter Rothbart at or (607) 274-1497. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Professor Janice Levy traveled to Antigua in January to lead two photography workshops. Her visit was part of the Government Assisted Technology Endeavour (GATE) project and ICT cadet program, which “provides an opportunity for young people interested in working in information technology related fields to acquire technical skills, as well as to gain valuable workplace experience.”

One of Levy’s workshops focused on technical and critical photographic skills. Her second workshop was intended for intermediate, advanced, and professional photographers and focused on ways these photographers can market their work.

Levy was welcomed to Antigua by Hon. Balwin Spencer, the Prime Minster, and Dr. Hon. Edmond Mansoor, the Minister of Telecommunications, Science, and Technology.

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Attention all faculty members: We want YOU to share your knowledge! Become a Work/Life Distinguished Faculty Speaker by hosting a presentation in your area of expertise! 

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Intramural indoor soccer sign-ups have OPENED! Teams will only be able to register until MONDAY 2/24!

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Intramural indoor soccer sign-ups have OPENED! Teams will only be able to register until MONDAY 2/24!

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The Campus Store will be hosting our annual 2-14 Sale on Friday, February 14th.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Friday, February 14th. Important reasons not to miss the next screening:

1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)

2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases

3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease

4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive   (above ideal )

5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.

6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure

7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects

8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure

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IC Fit Kids!

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 02/11/2014 

It is recommended that your child gets one hour of physical activity per day. Whether your child is an athlete or not, IC Fit Kids can help.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that student registration for the 2014 Central New York Communications Consortium is now open.  This is an opportunity to apply to interview for full-time jobs and internships with some of the top firms in the communications industry. 

Interviews will take place at the event in April and to be considered you must apply for each opportunity that interests you by February 23, 2014!

An application consists of 1) Your resume, 2) A cover letter and 3) Writing samples (if requested).  All resumes and cover letters should be customized toward the opportunity to which you are applying.  Career Services can assist you with this process.

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This is a friendly reminder to students living on campus that all Residence Halls, except for Terrace 03, Boothroyd Hall, the Circle Apartments, and the Garden Apartments, will be closed for Spring Break beginning at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Closed Residence Halls will not reopen until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, March 16, 2014, and residents will not be authorized to return early for any reason.

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The Office of Career Services will be moving from the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life to the Division of Enrollment and Communication, effective March 1. The move will enable the Office of Career Services to better serve students in charting their paths from college to future careers and further education.

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Pakistani theatre actor/director/producer Tughral Turab Ali will be on campus for a screening of "Moliere's Tartuffe", a documentary film following Alliance Francais d'Islamabad's company as they rehearse and produce a controversial production of Moliere's play. The screening will be held in Park Auditorium with a talk back to follow.

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Carlos Figueroa, assistant professor in the Politics Department, has just published an article titled "Developing Practical/Analytical Skills Through Mindful Classroom Simulations for “Doing” Leadership" in the Journal of Public Affairs Education (Vol. 20, Number 1, Winter/February, 2014), pp. 113-129, which is the flagship journal of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Classroom simulations are an often-used teaching tool. But how can one maximize their benefits?  Figueroa provides suggestions as well as recommendations for making simulations "mindful."

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  • Want to find full-time, summer or internship opportunities?
  • Excited to expand your professional network?
  • Interested in learning about possible career paths?

Then take control of your future at the spring Job & Volunteer Fair, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm in the Emerson Suites!

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