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Many departments are currently making arrangements for staffing for Fall opening. Some offices will need to bring their student staff back early to support opening operations.  Please review our fall early arrival information online as you plan for Fall 2016.

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, was invited to give a seminar on Islam at the St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture (NYI), in Russia in July. This is a summer school organized annually by SUNY (Stony Brook) and St. Petersburg University, and it was the fourth time she was asked to be part of it. (www.nyi.spb.ru/)

Do you love leadership? Do you have a really awesome presentation or idea you want to share? Is your department or student organization sponsoring a program in Block 1 that focuses on one of the three leadership areas (Leading Self, Others, or in a Diverse World)? 

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On October 8, 2016, the Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors will honor five individuals with the 2016 alumni awards. A description of each award is available at the Alumni website. Congratulations to these remarkable individuals!

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The Handwerker Gallery seeks faculty, staff, and student co-coordinators for the nationwide project, Official Unofficial Voting Stations: Voting for all who legally can’t, in collaboration with artist Aram Han Sifuentes and the Jane Addams Hull-House (Chicago). The gallery will serve as the Ithaca hub for this exciting project and seeks help in the creation of our own voting box and recruitment strategies.

Email Gallery Director Mara Baldwin with questions: mbaldwin@ithaca.edu

 

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Please join us in congratulating Ryan DeLany, Manager of the Academic Advising Center, on his new position as Assistant Director of Engineering Advising at Cornell University.  We will be hosting an open reception in Ryan's honor on Friday, August 19th, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Academic Advising Center's conference room (124 Rothschild Place).  We invite all students, staff, and faculty to come by and wish him well!

Ryan has been with Ithaca College since 2013 and played on instrumental role in establishing the Academic Advising Center.  Ryan's last day at Ithaca College will be August 26th, 2016.

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Greetings, from the Office of Admission. We would like to share what we've been involved in over the past several months. Working with prospective students and their families, presenting at professional conferences, serving our community, and making a difference where we can.

Below are examples of the work the Office of Admission has been engaged in over the past year.

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HomerAdmin and HomerConnect, along with the Homer database, will be down for approximately 30 minutes from 6:00-6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3rd due to system maintenance.

DIIS Service Desk
servicedesk@ithaca.edu
104 Job Hall
4-1000

While Ithaca College is not yet being directly affected by the severe drought in the Ithaca area, the college is taking proactive steps to reduce water usage, and asking members of the campus community to consider ways they can lessen individual water consumption.

The campus is served by the Bolton Point Water System, which—unlike the water source for some other local communities and institutions—is not currently facing low supply levels. Nevertheless, the college is interested in being a good steward of our natural resources, and we will update the campus community should conditions change.

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A recent position vacancy in General Services has resulted in a reorganization via workforce analysis and the elimination of a position. 

This reorganization in both Mail Services and Print Production has provided the opportunity to create efficiencies while still providing a similar level of service to the campus. Beginning August 8, 2016 print orders will be delivered on the following schedule. 

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

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The fix IT shop will be closed on Friday, July 29th and reopen on Monday, August 1st at 11:30 am.

Friends 110
607-274-3000
fixit@ithaca.edu

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources invite you to participate in a 2-hour session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of a search chair.   

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Alan Cohen, Associate Professor of Business, and Steve Mauk, Professor of Music, were mistakenly included in a list of faculty who retired during the 2015-16 academic year in the fall issue of ICView magazine. Neither is retiring, but both were recently honored for teaching at IC for 40 years and are beginning their 41st year with Ithaca College.

For the updated list of faculty members who did retire during the academic year, please visit the ICView website.

Associate Professor Tom Nicholson of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies taught a month-long Documentary Filmmaking Workshop at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

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Naeem Inayatullah co-edited (with Elizabeth Dauphinee, York University), Narrative Global Politics 

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The current economic climate has created challenges for employees on college campuses.  Strong, focused, and enthusiastic employees will be the key for all departments and divisions on campus.  You can help create an environment where employees feel empowered and informed.  Learn strategies on maintaining morale from Tracy Knofla, who has over 25 years of experience working on college campuses nationwide.  

 

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Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Janet Williams as Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective August 1. Williams has served as Controller—the number two position in the division—since this past February. She succeeds Gerald Hector, who has accepted an offer to become the Vice President for Financial Affairs at Cornell University.

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Ransomware is a variant of malware (i.e. hostile or intrusive software) that has recently been on the rise. It has the capability to prevent you from accessing your own files. There have been several recent reports in the news of ransomware affecting hospitals and other organizations. Continue reading for more information on what ransomware is and how you can protect yourself.

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Congratulations to departing Vice President for Finance and Administration Gerald Hector, who recently took part in a local discussion and national discussion on diversity and inclusion issues, both of which are available for online listening. Gerald has been catalyst for engaging members of the campus community in conversations on these issues over the past year.

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