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The Fitness Center will be open with reduced hours on Saturday 11/14/15.  Our hours of operation will be:

9:00am - 11:30am


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Friday, November 13, 2015, 2:00- 3:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett
Facilitated by Gwen Seaquist, Professor and Legal Studies Program Coordinator; Mike Titlebaum, Associate Professor, Music Performance

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/12/2015 

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Did you know that diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today—nearly 10 percent of the population? This means that every 19 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes.

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Dr. Jordana Dym, Skidmore College, will present "'Mapitas:'Geografías Visualizadas and the Editorial Piedra Santa: A Mission to Democratize Cartographic Literacy in Guatemala" on Monday, Nov. 16, 4pm in Textor 101. The lecture is sponsored by Latin American Studies

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Look no further! Plum Benefits offers exclusive discounts of up to 50% off tickets and up to 60% off hotels, with access to preferred seating and special offers for top shows, attractions, theme parks, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more. Plum Benefits is a unique benefit offered exclusively to companies and their employees.

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 The silent retreat scheduled for Saturday 1-5 pm in Hill 107 is being postponed to the spring semester.  

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The results of this year’s Cortaca Jug mean more than they ever have in the past. Not only are we giving it our all to reclaim the jug and make our team and schools proud, but since SUNY Cortland has joined our football conference, the game also counts towards our season standings. This has upped the ante.

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With profound sadness, I write to inform you of the death of junior Shannon Sakosits, an Integrated Marketing Communications major, after a brief illness. 

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Where does our time go? 

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Employees can once again update their Federal Tax information (W-4) in Parnassus.  To update your federal tax withholdings, log into Parnassus, click on "IC Employee Self Service" and then on "Tax Forms."  Feel free to contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874, (607) 274-3133, or with any questions.

Engaging in dialogue regarding diversity and inclusion can be challenging when you are unfamiliar with key concepts and language. Doing the work to create a foundation of knowledge needed to cultivate understanding, accountability and a charge to action is crucial. But often, it is difficult to know where to begin.

This workshop can provide an understanding of oppression, privilege, biases, and inequality that are essential when learning about diversity and inclusion. In this workshop, we introduce many important concepts and help you to begin to develop your inclusive lens.

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Warren Schlesinger, faculty director of Ithaca College's Summer College for High School Students, attended a Schuler Foundation invitation-only dinner event in Chicago to recruit students of color and first-generation college students for IC's residential precollege summer program. 

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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency.

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Today I am announcing the creation of a new position at Ithaca College: Chief Diversity Officer. The position, which will report directly to me, will provide clear leadership and ownership over the implementation of our ongoing work to improve our campus's racial climate and build a culture that lives up to its values of civility, mutual respect, and justice.

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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) invite you to attend our monthly meeting, on Tuesday, December 8th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., in the Human Resources Conference Room, Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, and participate in a facilitate discussion on supporting transgender and gender nonconforming students. Luca Maurer, LGBT Education, Outreach & Services Program Director, DAC Member will facilitate this meeting entitled “Pronouns and Forms and Policies – oh my! Addressing the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students”.

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Conflict is a universal and routine human experience. We more or less successfully engage it every day of our lives. Once in a while, however, it sticks and we get stuck! This highly engaging and interactive three hour workshop explores the experience of conflict and its effects on us as individuals and our interactions with others. We then explore and experiment with some key skills and inclusive strategies we can all use to shift negative conflict interaction both for ourselves and for others.

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Contributed on behalf of Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras

Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, November 15, 2015
4:00 p.m. | Ford Hall
Whalen Center for Music

Stucky: Radical Light (2015-16 Husa Professor)
Brahms: Symphony No.2, D Major

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Take advantage of the next week of concerts offered by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; some highlights are featured below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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On Thursday, November 12 between 6:00 and 8:00 PM there will be an outage of the campus voice mail system due to maintenance. This will not impact telephone dial tone and general telephone use. The campus Emergency Notification System will continue to function during the voice mail maintenance. Any callers who would reach the voice mail system during this period will receive a recording stating maintenance is ongoing and to call back after 8:00 PM.

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Find out more about how to use the new IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about important strategies around utilizing LinkedIn to make connections, networking etiquette, and informative career networking groups.

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