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Submitted on behalf of Cindy Reckdenwald, Director of Compensation & Workforce Planning

In May of this year, the U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will impact the rules on overtime pay.  The new law will become effective on December 1, 2016.  These changes require employers to re-evaluate the exempt/non-exempt classification of positions due to the increase in the minimum salary threshold for the overtime exemption from $23,660 to $47,476 per year.  Under the FLSA, positions must meet both the duties test and the salary test to qualify for the executive, administrative, or professional exemption from the minimum wage and the overtime provisions of the law.  This new law does not automatically change overtime eligibility or require employers to increase salaries to the new exemption threshold.  However, employers are encouraged to audit current exempt positions to determine the proper classification under the new law and make appropriate adjustments to achieve compliance.

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The Office of Human Resources & the Gerontology Institute are excited to present the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program to our faculty and staff! 

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Timecards Due

Contributed by Donna Veres on 09/01/2016 

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Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, timecards for the pay period August 22-September 4 must be submitted and approved by noon on Tuesday, September 6 in order to be paid on Friday, September 9. It is the employee's responsibility to verify that his/her timecard is approved by this deadline. Any timecard not approved by Tuesday at noon will NOT be paid until the following payday on Friday, September 23. Please feel free to contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874, or payroll@ithaca.edu with any questions or concerns.

Surplus Vehicle and Equipment Online Auction

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Associate Professor Cynthia Henderson and Performing Arts for Social Change (PASC) are hosting a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop for the Ithaca College community. This workshop is free of charge.

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The Committee would like to encourage individuals or groups that would like to request sponsorship of events and activities focused on providing education and/or dialogue on diversity and inclusion related topics to apply for funding from the Diversity Awareness Committee. 

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The Ithaca College community is cordially invited to participate in the Second Annual Symposia on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. The Center for Faculty Excellence, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies are collaborating to facilitate the continuation of the conversation we began last September.

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In "Architectural Satire in the Tales of the Miller and Reeve," Chaucer Review, 51.3 (2016), 310-37 (available in Project Muse), Twomey and Stull argue that the houses in which the “Miller’s Tale” and “Reeve’s Tale” occur play a satirical role that complements Chaucer’s satire of the characters’ clothing, speech, and behavior.  Chaucer Review is one of North America’s premier journals of medieval studies.

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Members of the Ithaca College community are invited to attend a weekly discussion group focused on diversity and inclusion. The group has recently changed its name from ‘F&A Discussion on Race, Diversity and Inclusion’ to the 'Ithaca College Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Circle.'  All members of the Ithaca College community are invited to attend our weekly meetings, which typically take place on Wednesdays at noon in Klingenstein Lounge. To learn more about this group, subscribe to our Sakai site and watch for meeting announcements and other updates.

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contributed on behalf of Dr. Linda Petrosino, Provost & Vice President for Educational Affairs

Dr. Luke Keller, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Dr. Abraham Mulugetta, Professor of Finance and International Business, have been named as Charles A. Dana Professors. The Dana Professorship recognizes exceptional faculty who have attained the rank of full professor and who have made significant contributions in teaching, scholarship, and service. 

 

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Swim lessons for all ages!

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 08/28/2016 

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The Ithaca College Women's Swimming and Diving Team will be offering swimming and diving lessons for all ages on the following Saturdays: September 10, 17, 24 and October 1 and 8, 2016.  Participants will be taught by a member of the team either one-on-one or one instructor per two students in either a five - 30 minute lessons from 10:00-10:30 or 10:45 -11:15 am; or for five – 1 hour lessons for older children or adults from 10:00-11:00 am. 

The fee for registration is $60.00 for the five-30 minute lessons; and the cost of the five 1-hour lessons will be $100.00. Please register by completing the registration form and liability form below and mailing it by September 2, 2016 along with a check made out to Ithaca College.

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The Summer College for High School Students is looking to possibly add one new course to course offerings in both the three week summer session and the one week summer session during summer 2017. For more information, please contact the director of the program, Warren Schlesinger (warren@ithaca.edu). Please note that courses with insufficient enrollment will be canceled. Please visit http://www.ithaca.edu/summercollege/ to learn more about the program.

Dr. Dong Jinxia
Director of the Peking University Research
Center for Gender, Sports and Society

Monday Aug. 29th – 6:30-7:30
Q&A to follow
Hill Center 104

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Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone?

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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed computer labs for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk (servicedesk@ithaca.edu) by Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Please provide the following:

  • Software name and version
  • What computer lab(s) you need the software installed
  • Installation media (URL, CD’s etc.)
  • Licensing information as appropriate

If you need to purchase software after June 1, please provide us with the installation materials by Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Please note that by semester startup lab computers will come with the following:

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Tuesday - Thursday, May 3-5   

beginning at 4:00 p.m. each day
CNS 112

All are welcome to attend the presentations and learn about the research that they have conducted this semester.

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Jean Hardwick, Professor of Biology, was a awarded a 3 year research grant (~$365,000) from the National Institute of Health to support her research on the role of neuropeptides in the remodeling of the cardiac nervous system with heart disease.  Hardwick and her students are examining the changes induced by chronic heart disease in an animal model of myocardial infarction (or a heart attack) to determine how specific signaling molecules are changing and whether these changes are contributing to the pathology of the disease, or acting to improve cardiac function.  The NIH grant, which will begin later this summer, will allow the lab to purchase new equipment for sophisticated electrical recordings from neurons, as well as funding student research opportunities during the summers.

 

Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk (servicedesk@ithaca.edu) by Monday, May 2, 2016.

Please note that by semester startup eClassroom and meeting room computers will come with the following:

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Come and support your fellow classmates. 

All presentations will take place in CNS 112.

Wed (4/27):

  • 4pm  Emily Conklin, Biology ’16
  • 4:30 pm Lauren Ryan, Biochemistry ’16

Thurs (4/28):

  • 4 pm Jaime Lisack, Biochemistry ’16
  • 4:30 pm Katie Luckett, Biochemistry ’16

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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk (servicedesk@ithaca.edu) by Monday, May 2, 2016.

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