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February is American Heart Month, a time to learn about your risks for heart disease and staying “heart healthy.” To celebrate, we will be hosting a Heart Health Trivia Challenge on the Mind, Body, Me Facebook page beginning on February 2nd. You do not have to be a member of Mind, Body, Me to participate!

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If you were inducted as a member of Phi Kappa Phi at another institution, we want to know! There is an active chapter at Ithaca College and we would like to include you on updates and announcements regarding several important events taking place throughout the year.

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Parlez-vous français?

Contributed by Anne Theobald on 01/24/2015 

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Come practice your French in a casual and friendly atmosphere at the weekly French conversation group!  French speakers of all levels are welcome. 

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The Campus Life 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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Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 15 years.  There are a number of opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview.

 

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Members of the Ithaca College Habitat for Humanity and the varsity rowing team will join up to raise funds with the annual "Row for Humanity."  A row-a-thon will take place this Friday, January 30, from 8:15 am until 5:30 pm in the North Foyer of the Campus Center.  Participating members will be rowing on ergometers throughout the day to raise awareness and money for Habitat builds and the Crew activities.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research/IACUC Chair

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

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Did you know CAPS now has a Facebook Page? Want to learn more about CAPS Group offerings for spring, 2015? Do you know about Seasonal Affective Disorder? Did you know that it's super common AND there are things you can start doing today to help manage it? Check it all out in the Winter, 2015 CAPS Cares Newsletter!

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The scheduling office within Campus Center and Event Services is currently experiencing a high volume of room requests and will be extending our response time from 1-2 days to 3-5 days for all non-urgent requests.

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 The Catholic Community is hosting Mass at Muller Chapel this Sunday. We host Mass every Sunday at 1PM and 8PM. All are welcome to participate!

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Maria DiFrancesco, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of
Modern Languages and Literatures, has been elected as the second vice
president of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). An
inauguration ceremony will occur at the next NeMLA Convention in
Toronto, Canada, to be celebrated in April 2015. After serving one
year as second vice president, DiFrancesco will advance to first vice
president, and then president.

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The Academic Workflow Implementation Committee, working in conjunction with the Office of Student Accessibility Services (formerly Office of Students with Disabilities), is happy to announce that students needing testing accommodations can now make the request through workflow.

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Associate Professor Elizabeth Bergman, aging studies, will be presenting “Learning Outside of the (Classroom) Box: Experiential Learning Opportunities for Undergraduate Gerontology Students” at the 41st annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) in Nashville, TN. Her presentation will highlight several recent specific examples of projects and initiatives with an experiential component carried out by faculty and staff in IC’s Gerontology Institute. Co-authors of this presentation include Mary Ann Erickson, associate professor and chair of aging studies; Rhoda Meador, director of the institute; and Christine Pogorzala, assistant professor.

 

February is American Heart Month, a time to learn about your risks for heart disease and staying “heart healthy.” To celebrate, we will be hosting a Heart Health Trivia Challenge on the Mind, Body, Me Facebook page beginning on February 2nd. You do not have to be a member of Mind, Body, Me to participate!

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On Sunday, January 25 at 4 pm the senior class of the Department of Theatre Arts will present the 4th Annual Wheels4Women Benefit Cabaret.  The cabaret will last about 75 minutes with an intermission and will feature music and poetry performed by senior BFA performance majors. There will also be a raffle for professional theatre tickets (the Hangar, the Kitchen, the Merry-Go-Round), a 5-show pass to Cinemapolis, and an auction for a home made pie! Suggested donation is 10.00 per adult and 5.00 for students.  The cabaret will take place in the Clark Theatre, Dillingham Center. All donations are tax deductible and checks should be made out to Ithaca College with “Wheels4Women” in the memo.

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Love in the Western world is assumed to be the epitome of individual freedom. In this interdisciplinary seminar, we will examine the experiences of Asian Americans to to show how race shapes our love chances—that is, whom we are allowed to love, who we are most likely to love, and who are deemed capable of love.

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2014 W2s now available online

Contributed by Donna Veres on 01/21/2015 

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Current employees can now view and print their 2014 W-2 online in Parnassus. To access your W-2 online, log into Parnassus, click on IC Employee Self Service, and then click on Employee W2. If you need assistance with your Parnassus login information, please email the Payroll Office at payroll@ithaca.edu. Paper W-2s will be mailed to your home address early next week.

This year taxpayers will be asked on their tax return if they and their dependents had minimum essential health insurance coverage for each month of 2014.  For those who had employer-sponsored health insurance, such as that provided by Ithaca College, it will only be necessary to check the appropriate box on your tax return to affirm coverage.  No further action is necessary.  If you are prompted for a 1095, it is important to know that the government delayed the need for employers to generate the form 1095 until next year.

 

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James Mick, assistant professor of music education, traveled to Dallas this past December to guest conduct the Region 25 Philharmonic Orchestra. The repertoire included works by Berlioz, Bach, and Gershwin. The culminating performance occurred on December 13, 2015 at the recently built $25 million Allen High School Performing Arts Center and included five separate honor orchestras – 3 middle school string orchestras and 2 high school full orchestras. 

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBT themed film series will host a showing of the documentary "The Paper Mirror” on Tuesday, Tuesday, January 27. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 103.

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“No matter where you stand, it’s never too late to make better choices for your health and we invite you to start a new life resolution now. All you need is a goal, a plan and the desire to live better. That’s why we created My Life Check and the Life’s Simple 7.  Thanks to the science and research volunteers of the American Heart Association, we have your road to good health. All of us need to practice these seven steps to live a heart-healthy life. Simple 7 include identifying risk factors for heart disease, and understanding the things within your control to living longer, healthier lives!  Remember, you can stop heart disease before it even starts. Start small. And keep it simple. Make one change today and then you’re ready to make another, and another. Before you know it you’ve stopped making poor choices, and started making life choices!” – Gina Chapman

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