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The Ithaca College/Longview Partnership: Opportunities for Campus Community Involvement – Spring 2016
Contributed by Christine Pogorzala on 01/27/2016
Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 16 years. There are a number of opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview.
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The farewell party that we had scheduled for Craig Evans '84 this afternoon in Clark Lounge has been postponed, as Craig unfortunately is out sick today.
We are currently looking into rescheduling for a new date and time; if we are able to reschedule, we will post a follow-up announcement here on Intercom.
Contributed by Matt Gorney on 01/27/2016
Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is proud to announce that we are releasing a new video hosting service at https://media.ithaca.edu
Partnering with a premiere video service vendor called Kaltura, Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students now have access to host, manage, and deliver video to better serve the academic mission of the college. We are inviting the campus community to explore this new service. Current Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students can log in with their IC credentials to get access to the site.
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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is seeking a two members of the staff or faculty who are interested in serving as a trip advisers for students participating in the Alternative Spring Break Program (ASB) from March 13 - March 19, 2016. We are currently seeking an adviser for the volunteer trip to Salamanca, NY, where students will work at a youth center located on the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory, Students on this trip will have the opportunity to learn more about the dynamics between native and non-native peoples living in the area.
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Revolutionize your approach to life! A Few Spaces Still Open for Spring Semester Fundamentals of Permaculture-ENVS 225
Contributed by Carol Hansen on 01/26/2016
This course explores strategies and techniques for designing sustainable human environments.
Topics include: growing your own food, working with animals, green building, appropriate technology, observation skills, working with a forest, ecovillages, adapting to climate change, sustainable economic systems, and much, much, more!
Students apply a whole-systems permaculture design process to envision a human-scale, sustainable landscape.
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Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series “Gender Discrimination Sexual Misconduct on Campus Understand Your Climate Protect Faculty, Staff Students” on February 2nd
Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez on 01/26/2016
Complying with legal mandates can be a daunting task! In this webinar our experts will distill the basics of Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act that includes changes to the Clery Act.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
· What colleges and universities must do to be compliant
· Training and prevention education requirements and examples
· Maintaining a safe reporting climate and victim centered approach
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In early December, Staff Council administered a survey to solicit feedback from staff at Ithaca College on the topics of racism & bias, workforce analysis, accountability, employee morale, and disrespect & bullying. It is our intent to use the survey results as a roadmap to guide our efforts in working with the administration and other campus partners to improve the campus climate here at IC.
At this time, we would like to invite all staff to a series of town hall meetings during which we will discuss possible solutions to the issues our campus community is currently facing. The meeting schedule is listed below. We hope to see you there.
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Contributed by Sean Reilley on 01/26/2016
The Fitness Center's Group Fitness Schedule is now available on our website. Classes will begin on Monday 2/1/16, and most are open to all members of of the Ithaca College campus community on a first come first served basis. Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga, and Iyengar Yoga are available to faculty and staff only.
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Contributed by Peter Rothbart on 01/26/2016
Faculty Council seeks 2 faculty members to serve on the search committee for the Vice-President for Enrollment. The search will begin shortly and conclude by the end of this semester. Interested faculty should send a short statement to the Faculty Council chair, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 29.
The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce our new employee onboarding program for staff, designed to create a year-long experience to educate, support, welcome and encourage our new employees as they begin their career at Ithaca College.
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Representatives of the U.S. Army will be tabling on campus, in front of the Office of Career Services on Wednesday, January 27 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Find out information about what the U.S. Army has to offer to students as well as opportunities within their organization.
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Contributed by Stephen Shoemaker on 01/26/2016
Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Dear campus community: Welcome back for the start of a new semester. I hope the holiday break enabled each of you to relax and enjoy special times with family and friends, and that it provided you occasions to renew your energy for the challenges and opportunities that await us this spring. As we continue through our annual week-of activities and events celebrating the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let our words and actions be testament to our efforts to realize King's global dream and our aspirations for a more diverse and inclusive IC community!
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Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 01/26/2016
The 2016 Campus Life Award 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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Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost"—open to faculty and staff in Educational Affairs--is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, during the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.). It will be held in the Human Resources Mini Conference Room (garden level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center). Please bring your lunch; beverage and cookies will be provided.
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In preparation for the exhibition, NO/GOOD PLACE (March 23-April 22, 2016), the gallery is beginning recruitment this for community participants to take part in an international project called The Complaints Choir, by artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen.
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Susan is resigning her position as an Accountant in Financial Services to return to her former position as the Controller at Wells College. Susan’s last day of employment at Ithaca College will be February 3rd.
Susan began her employment at Ithaca College in January 2010. She has been an instrumental member of the Financial Services team, serving as an Accountant/Senior Accountant during her six years at the College. In her role, she has been responsible for the reporting of Grant and Title IV funding and expenditures, among other duties. Susan could always be counted on to take on new assignments and to complete them in a thorough and reliable manner. She will be missed a great deal by those that worked closely with her. We will especially miss her sense of humor and light hearted personality.
Please join me in wishing Susan the best in her return to Wells College.
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Ithaca College has named Janet Williams to serve as Controller, a position that provides leadership and strategic direction for the college’s finance operations. She will begin her new duties on Feb. 8.
Williams has over two decades of experience in operations management, financial management, strategic planning, budget/forecast planning, proposal preparation and capital projects. Since 2012 she has served as director of finance and administration for the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University, with oversight of all finance, procurement, facilities, human resources and information technology functions.
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From First Gen to the Front of the Room: A Call for Campus Community Members Who Were First Generation Students
Contributed by Wade Pickren on 01/26/2016
IC is growing in its number of students who are the first in their family to attend or complete college. As you know, first generation students face unique challenges, and many find it hard to believe that those of us within the academy were ever outsiders. We are asking for your assistance with helping them succeed in imagining themselves as college graduates.
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Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program for the summer 2016 and academic year 2016-2017 are invited to submit applications and project proposals. All application materials must be received by February 12, 2016. Please check the Office of the Provost website - Dana Student Internship Program for further details.
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