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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to invite local artist/photographer Laurie Snyder to share her artistic practice in a presentation called ART IS HARD on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m..

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Have you ever had a question about race but were uncomfortable or unsure how to ask? What does racism mean to you? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your and others’ lives? How do you cope with the effects? Who is responsible for eliminating racism? How might that happen?

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The Office of the Registrar has undergone reorganization effective January 26, 2015.

The staff members in the office have been doing excellent work. Given that there was a vacancy in the office, however, a workforce analysis was conducted to determine if costs could be reduced while creating an organizational structure that could be effective and efficient without sacrificing service or overworking staff. The result is a structure that should accomplish all of those objectives.

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The Campus Bookstore Clearance Sale ends this Friday! Don't miss out on 30% OFF the last marked price on brands from NIKE, Champion, MV Sports, Camp David and many more! T-shirts, shorts, long sleeves, hoodies, and athletic wear. 

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center for Music, Ithaca College
Cost: FREE 

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Contributed on behalf of Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President of Information Technology Services 

We have invited Moran Technology Consulting (MTC), an experienced, respected and proven provider of consulting services within higher education to conduct a Strategic IT Assessment of our Information Technology Services department.

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The School of Business welcomes you to join us on Monday, February 9, for an engaging discussion with agricultural and engineering expert Dr. Ed Harwood. 

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We’ve teamed up with TIAA-CREF to bring you the What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge. Test your financial know-how and you could win a tablet computer!

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 HELP SAVE A LIFE AND DONATE BLOOD THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY  6TH IN THE FITNESS CENTER. Stop by our table in Campus Center between the hours of 10 to 3 to make an appointment . You can  also Call 1-800-RED-CROSS TO schedule an appointment for the Ithaca College Blood Drive. Walk-Ins welcome you might just have to wait though.

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You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial

Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. A detailed evaluation tells you everything you need to know and do.

Our individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:

 - Are you setting realistic goals for key life events and retirement?

 - Can you better balance your spending priorities to help you save more

   for your financial goals?

 - What investment mix and strategy is right for you?

 - What retirement income options may be right for your situation?

Date(s) Time(s) Location(s)

Thu, Feb 5, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. HR Garden Level

Tue, Feb 10, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. HR Garden Level

Thu, Feb 19, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. HR Garden Level

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 Ithaca College & Mayor Svante Myrick Welcome

 Corinda Crossdale, Director, NYS Office for the Aging

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Come and share the fun and the excitement of Rueda de Casino, Cuban salsa circle dancing. In Rueda the “cantante” calls out moves for the couples in the circle to do. Some of the moves are graceful while others are plain fun like "ping pong", "high 5" and "foto".  Often the dancers end up exchanging partners, too.

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Contributed on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Office of Facilities.

The Facilities department is excited to present the rollout of Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) as a means to enhance customer service to and collaborative efforts with campus departments.  An SLA is a written agreement – signed by both Facilities and particular departments – relative to the kinds of services, cleaning frequencies, etc. that Facilities provides.  Equally important, however, the SLA also details the roles and responsibilities that departments assume in this collaborative and dynamic working relationship.  The end result is a common understanding of expectations, replete with built in accountability.

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It has come to Human Resources’ attention that there is a fraudulent email circulating informing employees that they are receiving a pay increase effective with the February 2015 paycheck.  This email is a scam and should be deleted immediately.  Please do not click any links in this email.  Human Resources is actively working with ITS to address this situation.

Feel free to contact Payroll at with any questions or concerns.

February is American Heart Month! Check out the BalanceWorks February Newsletter to help you lead a heart healthier lifestyle!  

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States.  More people die of heart disease than of AIDS and all cancers combined.  Risk factors of heart disease are conditions or habits that can often times be changed by living a healthier life.  

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Global Game Jam 2015

Contributed by Nathan Prestopnik on 02/02/2015 

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On the weekend of January 23-25, Ithaca College students and members of the wider Ithaca community came together for the exciting 48-hour "Global Game Jam," an international event where designers from around the world join up at different locations to make games. The Ithaca College event site was sponsored by the video game trading service Leap Trade and by Comics for Collectors, a local comic book and game store. The event was hosted by the IC Game Developers Club and the Department of Computer Science. Fourteen developers worked over the weekend to create three innovative video games around this year's theme: "What do we do now?"

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Through Ithaca College’s Adobe Campus Agreement, we were able to install a number of Adobe products on the Windows and Macintosh desktops in the Library. The following applications are available for student use:

  • Adobe Acrobat XI Professional
  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2014
  • Adobe InDesign CC 2014
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2014
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014

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Ithaca College remains open through the rest of Monday, Feb. 2, with all classes and scheduled events taking place unless otherwise announced. As a reminder to the campus community, college officials closely monitor the weather forecast and consult with local law enforcement agencies and other local employers, as needed, to determine whether a delayed opening or complete closing may be necessary. As per the Ithaca College Policy Manual, weather conditions normally will not close the college when classes are in session.

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For those of you who participated in a HealthCare or Dependent Care FSA for 2014 this is a reminder that FSA dollars are "use-it-or-lose-it" funds. Account balances are not carried over from year to year. If you had any unused funds at the end of the 2014 plan year, those funds will be forfeited. That's an IRS requirement.

You have until March 31, 2015 to submit your 2014 FSA claims. Please note, this is not a postmarked date it is truly a received date. Claims received on April 1, 2014 or later will be denied and will not be processed. 

  • You can view your current FSA account balances and activity on Aetna Navigator by visiting or calling Aetna directly at 877-392-3862.
  • Claim forms can be downloaded from http://www.ithaca.e

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