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It’s December and the holidays are quickly approaching! While we all love holiday cheer and a break from work, this time of year often comes with an constant flow of sweet treats, specialty drinks, and other festive foods that can spell disaster for those with diabetes. Follow these tips to stay on track through the New Year:

  • Plan ahead – if you know that your favorite holiday dessert will be at a party, plan your meals and medications throughout the day accordingly
  • Offer to bring a diabetes-friendly dish to share
  • Eat a healthy snack before leaving home to prevent overeating at the party
  • Stay active! Use the extra time off to exercise, or catch up with friends and family while going for a walk together
  • Test blood sugar regularly to keep track of your levels, especially since you’re eating foods that you may not normally eat
  • If you overindulge, get back on track right away – one mistake doesn’t have to lead to more! 

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I am delighted to announce that the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has formally accepted Ithaca College's most recent report, the Periodic Review Report (PRR) we submitted in June 2013. Acting at their November 21st meeting, the Commission also reaffirmed our accreditation, and gave us a commendation for the quality of our PRR process. This is a wonderful achievement, and a major step in maintaining a positive ongoing relationship with Middle States, our regional accrediting agency.

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A Sápara nation representative will share stories of how his people, their numbers dwindling, are scrambling to document their history, their oral language, their culture, their very existence.

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ITS will be offering two workshops focused on helping administrative assistants use Sakai to manage course evaluation results. The optical scanning results of course evaluations are now delivered electronically through Sakai and this workshop aims to explain this process and best practices for using the system. These sessions will be held in the Technology Learning Center (TLC) in 101 Friends Hall.  To register for a session, please click one of the following options:

► Monday, December 2 @ 11:00 AM 

► Tuesday, December 3 @ 3:00 PM

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The Ithaca College Bureau of Concerts (BOC) is collecting data to determine the possibilities for hosting a concert in the A&E Center at some point in the future.

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Do you have an idea for using multiple iPads to facilitate a collaborative project in the field, research, classroom, clinical setting or other group project?

Information Technology Services in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence will loan out twenty 3rd generation iPads to faculty members. 

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Winter Safety Tips

Contributed by Tim Ryan on 11/25/2013 

As we head into the winter months, it's important to take precautions against icy conditions. When temperatures drop below freezing, walking from parking lots and building to building can be a dangerous game.

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With the holiday season upon us,  it is a good time to review the college's policies on the safe use of decorations.  Please take a moment to read this important information.

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On Wednesday and Thursday December 4th and 5th from 9am-3pm in the North Foyer (lobby area outside of Emerson Suites) there will be a Holiday Sale hosted by the store in the commons Ten Thousand Villages and one of Ithaca College’s volunteer service organizations Circle K International!

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The Center for Health Promotion will be sponsoring FREE Anonymous HIV Testing on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. You will get your results during the same appointment, within 20 minutes.

Make an appointment to ensure that you can be tested! Testing slots are limited!

Here are the details:

10:00 a.m. - Noon: Testing by appointment only. To make an appointment, call the Office of Counseling & Wellness at (607) 274-3136. Appointments are anonymous, so you have the option to use a pseudonym (alias).

12:30 - 2:30 pm: Limited Walk-in Slots are Available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Center for Health Promotion Resource Room will be the sign-up location for walk-ins. Sign ups start at noon.

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We are back in our regularly scheduled meeting room on the ground floor of Peggy Williams Center, Room GLO52!

Every Tuesday

Times: 11:15am-12:00pm

With Monthly Pass, meetings run on an on-going basis and are open to the entire Ithaca College community. You can join anytime and it is never too late.

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    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."                                                                            ~Winston Churchill
Have you used the power of "Thank You" this month? Remember, the coupon redemption process for the "Thank You for Making a Difference" peer-to-peer recognition program will end at the close of business on Wednesday, November 27. 

Any unused or unwanted appreciation cards can be returned to the Office of Human Resources.

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Process All Meeting Requests

Microsoft recommends processing meeting requests by accepting, tentatively accepting, or declining the invitation. Simply deleting the meeting request from your Inbox can have undesirable results and does not provide information to the meeting organizer about your status regarding the meeting.  

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Do you want to help your aging parents or relatives but don’t know how? Are you now a caregiver and looking for answers?

If so, the Gerontology Institute encourages you to register for “Caring for Your Aging Parents,” a two-part webinar series produced by the Institute and offered in partnership with the Office of Human Resources. Part 1: “Initiating Caring Conversations,” will be presented Wed., Dec. 4, 1-2 p.m., while Part 2: “Assessing Needs and Resources,” will be available Wed., Jan. 22, 1-2 p.m.

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Offices within the Division of Finance and Administration will be closed on Tuesday, November 26, from 10:00 – 11:30 am for a division meeting.

This includes:

Office of Facilities
(Facilities Services; Grounds and Transportation; Planning, Design and Construction; and the Warehouse)

Office of Business and Finance
(Budget, Campus Center and Event Services, Campus Store, Center for Print Production, Financial Services, and Mail Services)

Information Technology Services
(Enterprise Application Services, Infrastructure and Communication Services, and Technology and Instructional Support Services)


The operating hours for the Campus Store and MACs General Store will be adjusted during the Thanksgiving week.

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On Monday, November 18th, Catherine Taylor, Associate Professor in the Writing Department, gave a presentation on independent publishing, focusing on her work with Essay Press, followed by a reading of her essays and poems at the Writers House at Franklin and Marshall College.


Leonard Slutsky, Integrated Marketing Communication major, was awarded the 2013 Steve Pacheco Scholarship ($5,000) from The Advertising Club of New York during the Advertising Person of the Year roast and toast event at the Dream Hotel in NYC.

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On Wednesday and Thursday December 4th and 5th from 9am-3pm in the North Foyer (lobby area outside of Emerson Suites) there will be a Holiday Sale hosted by the store in the commons Ten Thousand Villages and one of Ithaca College’s volunteer service organizations Circle K International! Ten Thousand Villages is coming to us!

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Hello Campus Community!

The Fitness Center will be open with limited hours on 11/22, 11/25 and 11/26.  Please see below for details:

Friday 11/22 - 7:00am-2:00pm

Saturday 11/23 - CLOSED

Sunday 11/24 - CLOSED

Monday 11/25 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday 11/25 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday 11/26 - Sunday 12/1 - CLOSED

We will resume our normal semester hours at 7:00am on Monday 12/2.

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