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Contributed by Tony Tabone on 01/27/2015
ITS offers technology workshops every week on a variety of topics and software applications in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:
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Sue Morse of Keeping Track®, a Citizen-Based Wildlife Monitoring Program, Will Discuss the Impacts of Global Climate Change on Animals in Northern Lands Saturday Evening at IC
Contributed by Carol Hansen on 01/27/2015
The fragmentation and destruction of habitat is a primary cause of decline in wildlife populations. When development or irresponsible resource extraction occurs, critical habitat is often unwittingly harmed, simply because no one realizes that the area affected is an important denning, feeding, wintering or travel area for one or more species. The isolation of wildlife populations within fragmented habitats severely compromises the long-term well-being of many species as healthy ecosystem functions, services and resiliency declines over time. Climate change is accelerating fragmentation and habitat disruption.
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Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez on 01/27/2015
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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Contributed by Teri Reinemann on 01/27/2015
Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Holly G. Prigerson, Ph.D. on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall for a presentation entitled, “On Being Mortal: The Human Hand in How We Die.”
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ACE, the Ithaca College portal that provides access to Parnassus, Argus, Homer, IC Workflow and Advance, has been experiencing intermittent connectivity issues. ITS is actively working to identify and correct the problem. If you encounter this problem, a temporary solution is to wait about 10 minutes and then try again.
Contributed by Katie Sack on 01/27/2015
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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Contributed by Mara Baldwin on 01/27/2015
N.A.S.A. event, "7 WORDS THAT MATTER: A Visual Translation," scheduled in the Handwerker Gallery for thiscoming Thursday, January 29, at 6pm has been unfortunately CANCELED due to student scheduling conflicts. Help us spread the word amongst colleagues and peers!
Bob Ullrich, who contributed significantly to the advancement of the Ithaca College School of Business as its dean from 1998 to 2004, passed away on January 14 in Newport, Rhode Island, at the age of 75. His survivors include his wife, Portia, and children, Karl and Marie.
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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Center for Natural Sciences has now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and is complete. Faculty, Staff and Students using that building should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.
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Important Reminder for Faculty: Ithaca College Institutional Biosafety Protocols Must be received by Monday, February 16, 2015
Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 01/27/2015
Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD,
All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving nucleic acids or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.
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Contributed by David Prunty on 01/27/2015
Due to some upcoming changes in staffing in the Center for Print Production with Cyndi French leaving Ithaca College, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind the campus community about Print Production deadlines and priorities for the Spring Semester.
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Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 01/26/2015
The Wi-Fi rebuild in the Center for Natural Sciences and Park Center for Business was recently completed. Our testing shows that Wi-Fi performance is much improved, but we'd like affirmation from the people that use Wi-Fi in these buildings. Please let us know if the Wi-Fi network is now meeting your needs by completing this quick 2-question form:
Find the complete Wireless 2014 Project details and schedule here:
Your feedback via comments to this article is also welcome!
Contributed by Anne Woodard on 01/26/2015
Something we often suspected is now being widely discussed in the media...music relieves stress! If you are a member of our community faculty or staff, we would love to have you join us in IC voICes; we guarantee you will leave rehearsals with a smile on your face and a spring in your step!
IC voICes, now in its 14th year, offers a unique opportunity for faculty and staff across campus to enjoy their vocal talents, meet new friends, and work with both talented College faculty and students. We are one of the only faculty/staff choirs in the country! Interested, but afraid of auditions? Not to worry...there are none!
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Contributed by Tammy Sritecha on 01/26/2015
Attention Phi Kappa Phi Seniors of Ithaca College! Are you graduating this year? Are you continuing on to graduate school or professional study?
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.
Join Professor Diane Birr, President of the IC Chapter, on Thursday, February 12th 2015, at 12:00 Noon in BUS 301 for an information session. This meeting is designed for any interested PKP senior or recent graduate with questions about the application process.
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Physical Therapy Student Candice Brown awarded the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Scholarship of Excellence
Contributed by Kellie Mooney on 01/26/2015
The Physical Therapy Department would like to congratulate graduate student Candice Brown on being awarded the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Scholarship of Excellence. The purpose of this scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students in the allied health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the allied health professions.
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Contributed by Bonita Ferguson on 01/26/2015
Sherry Deckman, Education, presented, “Doing Diversity Differently in One Black Student Organization” at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in December. This paper presentation focused on Sherry’s ongoing research on diversity in higher education. In the study this paper is derived from, she draws on over a year of ethnographic fieldnotes and participant interviews to document how one black undergraduate student organization at Harvard University negotiates a multiracial membership.
The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce its Faculty-in-Residence for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each of the Residents will focus on a project that has relevance for the college community.
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This is a reminder for users of College computers not to upgrade to Java 8 if prompted. Java 8 is not fully tested with Parnassus core apps, HomerAdmin, and other applications commonly used on campus.
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Contributed by John Fracchia on 01/26/2015
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