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Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure


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OSCAR in your office?

Contributed by Mark Darling on 02/13/2015 

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REMP would like to offer you a new option to share unwanted but, still usable and useful, supplies from your office with other departments on campus. Project OSCAR Box.


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As previously posted to Intercom on 2/13, parking lot closures that began this past Tuesday will be continuing through Saturday, February 21 as the A&E Center at Ithaca College serves as host to the Big East Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.  

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On Tuesday, February 17, 30 U-Lot parking spaces will be blocked off for the full duration of the work day as special event parking.  The lot entrance will remain open and all unreserved spaces will continue to be available as general parking as per normal operations. 

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February is American Heart Month and we are celebrating with the Mind, Body, Me Heart Health Facebook Trivia Challenge! Join in the fun at It’s not too late to catch up on previous questions.

You do not have to be a Mind, Body, Me member to participate! Just send us a Facebook message with the question number along with your answer and ‘like’ the corresponding question for each answer you submit. You could win a fun prize!

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost, International Studies

On behalf of the Office of International Programs (OIP) and the Ithaca College London Center (ICLC), I am pleased to announce that Professor Srijana Bajracharya has been selected for the London Sabbatical in Spring 2016. While in London, Dr. Bajracharya will offer a course, HLTH 21400, Sustainable Living: A Holistic Approach to Health (within the ICC theme, “Quest for a Sustainable Future,” and the NS and SS perspectives). Her sabbatical research entails “a study of cross-cultural perspectives on environmental sustainability education focused on pro-sustainability behaviors and policies conducive to public health in different countries.”

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We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  Your child can help us in our work to study the effect of using (or not) a robot to move around and play with toys on cognitive development. Our long-term goal is to assist infants with disabilities explore their environment in ways that would otherwise be unavailable to them. Your infant will be randomly assigned to either group a) using the robot, or group b) not using the robot; in both groups, infants will play with toys for 12 sessions over no more than 8 weeks. Each play session will be 20 minutes long and will take place in Williams Hall on the Ithaca College campus.


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Rueda De Casino (Rueda) 101– Share the fun and the excitement of Cuban style circle or square dancing in this introduction to Rueda dance. In Rueda de Casino multiple couples dance in a circle doing moves that are called out by the “cantante” or caller, who is also one of the circle dancers. The caller calls moves on the fly, celebrating dance and song, with everyone having a blast. Some of the moves are graceful and intricate while others are just plain fun, like “ping pong”, “el avion”, “salto”, “superman”, and “foto”. There are many different rueda styles, and you can dance rueda starting with as few as 2 couples to as many as 100, or even more! In this introductory 1 hour class you will be taught the rueda basic and some fun moves.

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Observing Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness month in March 2015.

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March 2nd will be here before you know it, but there is still time to take the What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge and be entered to win a tablet computer! 

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Today, the TLC will be providing an online workshop for Microsoft OneNote, a digital note taking application.

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This month, Paul Hansom, Assistant Professor of English, will publish his newest work of fiction and appear as a featured performer in a local production of one of William Shakespeare’s history plays.

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Under the new leadership of Chief Information Officer, Keith 'Mac' McIntosh, ITS kindly asks faculty members to participate in the 2015 Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Study of Faculty and Information Technology. This survey will be given in lieu of the biannual Ithaca College Faculty Survey on Instructional Technology which had been given in 2009, 2011, and 2013. A sample of faculty will be emailed an invitation to this survey on February 16th.  ECAR is offering the chance to win a $100 gift card from Amazon for survey participants.

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As noted during the all-College meeting in January, Vice President Gerald Hector invites faculty and staff to attend the spring semester “Dollars and $ense” meetings to hear updates about financial matters of the College. It is also an opportunity for faculty and staff to ask questions, provide feedback, and join the dialogue.

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The Ithaca College department of intercollegiate athletics is celebrating Code Blue Weekend at several sporting events from Friday through Sunday. Be sure to stop by and support our winter sports teams as they take on prominent opponents in women’s and men’s basketball, wrestling and gymnastics.

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The What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge is going on now! CLICK HERE to catch up on all of this week’s questions and improve your chances at winning one of three tablet computers

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Jennifer Tennant (Economics) received funding from the Social Security Administration, through Mathematica’s Disability Research Consortium, for a study entitled “Did the 2010 VA PTSD Rule Change Have a Spillover Effect on the SSDI Program?” (with Yonatan Ben-Shalom and David Stapleton).  In July of 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) changed their regulations with regard to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The new rule applies to all veterans, including those who served prior to 9/11, and simplifies the process for obtaining disability compensation for veterans with PTSD. We will examine whether the change in the VA PTSD rule led to an increase in self-reported cognitive disability and VA disability compensation receipt for veterans who served in combat zones.


Contributed on behalf of:
Wade Pickren, PHD, Director, Sponsored Research
Warren Calderone, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Sponsored Research will be presenting the following workshops:

Wednesday, February 25
Show Me the Money - Grants 101 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Founders Room - PRWC - 3rd Floor
Lunch will be provided – limited to first 20 registrants

This interactive session will include:
·         11:30 – noon – Lunch and conversation with Jake Brenner, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Science regarding his grant submission experiences, including Q & A.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) presented “Apprentice Collaborators: How to Get Students to Produce Their Best Work,” at a workshop on “Embedding Student Research into the Curriculum,” Department of Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, February 11, 2015.

Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from The Boston Ballet will conduct a virtual information session about the following areas of their business: Artistic/ Company Management, Production/ Stage Management, Institutional Advancement/ Development, Public Relations/ Marketing. 

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