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Take advantage of the semester's first few weeks of concerts at the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; some highlights are featured below.

More than 30 web-streamed performances are available live and on demand this semester at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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Thinking of moving overseas? Adapting to a new country can be a roller coaster of emotions. Let the Ithaca College Alumni Association help you prepare for life in a different culture with their free online presentation. 

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We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 3:00 PM

A course site in Sakai is a great way to share information, assignments, grades, and resources with your students. This 20-minute webinar will demonstrate the process of creating a course site from start to finish. We will briefly introduce the available tools and site settings to help you get started. No prior Sakai experience is required.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from Fitch Ratings will be visiting campus to host an information session and serve as an employer-in-residence.  At the information session they will discuss their Summer Analyst Internship opportunity for which they are currently accepting applications through ICHired.

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International relations scholar Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang has been named as the new dean of the Ithaca College School of Humanities and Sciences. Wang has served since 2012 as associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond in Virginia. He will begin his new position in Ithaca this summer.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD,
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of 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 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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To what extent can the past help us make sense of the present, and future in Black American and broader U.S. politics?

Want to explore current debates about racial, social, and economic injustice?

Want to explore the historical institutional legacies of black political regimes?

These questions, among others, will be explored in this NEW SEMINAR:

This NEW seminar explores the main ideas/thinking and material substance of politics among black Americans and the relation of black politics to the broader American political order. This course has two objectives. First, we will explore the thrust and logic of the strategic political discourse of black Americans in the late 19th century and through the early 21st century.

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 The search committee for the position of Registrar at Ithaca College is hosting two candidates for campus visits at the start of the semester. The search committee encourages wide campus participation and feedback in this selection process, so please mark your calendars for these open presentations and Q&A sessions. 

Dates: Tuesday, January 26 and Friday February 5

Time: 1:10pm - 2pm

Location: Textor 103

Resumes for the two candidates can be found online, along with links to a feedback form that we ask you to complete after attending the session, at this link:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Noel Wheeler at, 274-3837.  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer; Associate Provost

What is campus climate?  Dr. Susan Rankin of Rankin and Associates Consulting, is serving as the outside consultant for Ithaca College’s climate survey.  Dr. Rankin defines campus climate as, “the current attitudes, behaviors, standards and practices of employees and students of an institution.”  The climate is often shaped through person experiences, perceptions and institutional efforts.

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One of Dr. King's greatest visions was a world with communities working together to address their challenges. 

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With a winter storm impacting the region over the next few days, the College will extend the add/drop period for the spring semester by one day, to midnight on Monday, February 1.

The extension will provide students who arrive on campus after classes have begun, especially those who are registered for a Mondays-only class, with an additional day in which to make changes to their spring class schedules.

Best wishes for a smooth and productive semester.

Brian D. Scholten

The 7th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us for this annual event that explores and celebrates the notion of community and diversity. This year’s event promises to be really special as we explore the topic of Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Higher Education, our guest speaker is Dr. Derald Wing Sue.

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We’re at a crossroads in the area of civility and conduct within higher education. Our expert presenter, Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, will provide strategies for training your professional and para-professional staff so you can best meet their needs, as well as the needs of your diverse student body. You’ll be able to educate on what constitutes racist speech and action, respond to incidents swiftly and effectively when they do occur, and build a community based on civility and trust.

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2015 W2s available online

Contributed by Donna Veres on 01/22/2016 

View printable version

Current employees can now view and print their 2015 W-2 online in Parnassus. To access your W-2 online, log into Parnassus, click on IC Employee Self Service, and then click on Employee W2. If you need assistance with your Parnassus login information, please email the Payroll Office at Paper W-2s will be mailed to your home address.

Taxpayers will be asked on their tax return if they and their dependents had minimum essential health insurance coverage for each month of 2015. For those who had employer-sponsored health insurance, such as that provided by Ithaca College, it will only be necessary to check the appropriate box on your tax return to affirm coverage. No further action is necessary. If you are prompted for a 1095, it is important to know that the government delayed the deadline to March 31, 2016 for employers to generate the form 1095-C.

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Submitted by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

The online submission process for faculty sponsors to submit student presentations for the 19th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on Monday, March 4, 2016. 

Students:  Interested in participating? 
Contact your faculty collaborator to discuss the proposal submission process. 

Faculty:  Submissions will be accepted for presentations, performances, and displays.  The online submission form and information can be found on the Whalen Symposium website at

The Symposium will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2016.  It is the premier academic event at Ithaca College and features student presentations on research and creative works that are developed in collaboration with faculty.

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We have encounter PDF documents that print incorrectly with fonts and sizes that are substituted or resized from the original document.  This occurs when a PDF is attached after logging in to WebCRD.  In these cases, the fonts are not imbedded in the PDF document that has been attached but the preview will look fine.  The best way to ensure that your documents print correctly and that your department will not be charged for the corrected reprint is to only submit using the SurePDF driver. 

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 Welcome back and Happy New Year! We've come up with several delicious offerings in the Food Court his year and we hope that you enjoy them!

Let us know how we're doing! Your feedback means the world to us. Do you want to let us know in 140 characters or less? Find us on Twitter! We're also on other social media platforms! Follow us to stay up to date on what's happening with us this semester. We're@ICDining on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. 

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 Welcome back and Happy New Year! 

Ithaca Dining Services has changed the remaining Winter Break Hours of Operation. We want to ensure that students who arrive early due to the incoming Nor'Easter are accommodated appropriately. Meal Plans, which were originally to become active on Saturday, will now be active on Friday, January 22, 2016. 

Please click here for the updated hours of operation.

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The following message is being sent on behalf of Jerone Gagliano, Director of Energy Management and Sustainability, Facilities

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