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Practices will probably be MWF 6-7:30 a.m. at the A and E pool.  With enough interest, there will be multiple workouts for different levels and goals. 

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Ithaca College Natural Lands is seeking Committee members and Student Intern Trainees for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 academic year.

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Starting this Fall, Digital Media Services (DMS) will no longer have our wide-format printer in Job 103.  All of our print orders will now be made through the Center for Print Production (CPP).

DMS staff will still provide design services, free of charge.  We will still help you order your prints and make sure they look great.  Your prints will still be ready for pickup at our Job 103 lab.  The only thing that changes is that the CPP will be the ones doing the actual printing and subsequent account billing.

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If you were inducted as a member of Phi Kappa Phi at another institution, we want to know! There is an active chapter at Ithaca College and we would like to include you on updates and announcements regarding several important events taking place throughout the year.

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Ten Thousand Saints, the movie based on the novel by Associate Professor of Writing Eleanor Henderson, has been granted an extended run at Cinemapolis through September 3rd--just in time for the return of students!

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Print Orders paid for at Print Services or WebCRD Orders paid with ID Express and placed on or after Wednesday 8/26/15 will have the option of a Library Pick up from the Circulation Desk.  On WebCRD in the shipping information section, there will be the selection “ship to Library” at the bottom of the drop down menu.  You will receive an email when the order has been delivered to the Library.  The turnaround time will be 24 to 72 hours.

We accept cash, check, credit or ID Express at the Print Center which is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.

WebCRD orders must include your ID number and you must have money in the account.  Use one of the kiosks at the Campus Center or Library to load money onto your ID card.  Print orders sent to the Library must be pre-paid.

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Please join us Friday September 4th for a special exhibit opening to welcome back students and celebrate the debut of a new body of artwork in the Art Department's downtown gallery.

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Join Hillel for the annual Welcome Back BBQ Friday, August 28th from 4 - 6 pm on the Academic Quad. Enjoy Kosher hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers while listening to the epic sounds of the Scopes Monkey Trial band. All are welcome!

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Ithaca College employees often enroll in courses that enhance work performance, promote self-improvement, or provide qualifications for higher job classifications. The Office of Extended Studies invites you to enroll in courses on a nondegree (extramural) basis this fall.

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Welcome Freshmen, Upperclassmen and hello to all IC Faculty and Staff!

Here’s a list of what’s new at Ithaca Dining Services this year:


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Please join us for this one-hour community learning webinar which focuses on techniques to effectively interrupt bias within the academic workplace followed by a 30 minute discussion. Learn how to use a new, innovative, model of organizational change: metrics driven bias interrupters that hold the promise of creating a more inclusive workplace. This is part of a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. Refreshments will be provided.

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Contributed on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration

On Thursday, August 20, 2015, we received news that Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed our A2 stable rating from two years ago. This rating signifies that we are financially stable, and we are operating within acceptable parameters that will allow us to continue to provide the academic and operational excellence that make our institution great. The rating is a direct result of the bond issuance process we are currently going through in order to refinance two tranches of debt that have “bullet maturities” in fiscal year 2016 and 2017.

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On behalf of the men and women in Information Technology Services, welcome or welcome back to our students, staff and faculty.  Your ITS team has been busy this summer implementing several new systems, enhancing the functionality of others and planning for new projects. 

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Join us in Ford Hall for the first concert of the new academic year!

On Thursday, 27 August at 7:00 P.M., Professors Jean C. Radice and Mark A. Radice will be joined by sophomore music major Christopher Davenport in a program featuring compositions by César Franck (1822–90), Olivier Messiaen (1908–92), and Jean Langlais (1907–91).

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) formerly known as the All-College Review Board on Human Subjects Research (HSR) is responsible for reviewing all college research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, and students that involve the use of human subjects.

If you are uncertain whether your project requires review, or if you plan to submit an IRB proposal in the coming semester, please visit the Institutional Review Board on Human Subjects Research.   You will find application forms, examples and instructions, proposal submission deadlines, committee meeting dates and a listing of members. 

Protocols for the September 2 meeting must be received by Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by 5pm. 


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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research/IACUC Chair

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

Ithaca College’s animal use program is managed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.  A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee website –

Protocols for review must be received by Thursday, August 27, 2015 by 5pm.

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The Fitness Center will begin operating with our full academic year hours on Saturday 8/22/15.  Any changes to these hours will be posted on our website and intercom.

Monday: 7:00am - 11:00pm

Tuesday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Wednesday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Thursday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Friday: 7:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

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Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, published an article entitled “The Impact of International Student Teaching Experience on Teacher Identity and Cultural Competency” in the peer-reviewed journal, The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp.17-32.

This study examined the impact an international teaching experience had on pre-service teachers’ identity and cultural competency. A convenient sample of 17 (N=17) college students was used for this study. Data were gathered through participants’ pre- and post-self-reflective papers and two weekly reflective journals completed while abroad.

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Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently presented a paper titled “Instructional Assessment Methods” at the 22nd International Conference on Learning in Madrid, Spain.

As teachers adjust their instruction to diverse students’ learning styles, assessment methods must also be aligned to similar principles if the students’ learning is to be truly measured. Assessment is an integral part of the instructional process. It can provide valuable information to both students and the teachers. Assessments can be a vector to quality corrective instruction, a second chance for struggling students to demonstrate success, and a means to provide a more complex challenge for advance students. Assessments enable teachers to determine what students need along their journey to learning and achievement in school. 

Constantinou's paper discusses the step-by-step process of applying various formative assessment tools for individual, partner, small group and whole class assessments.

The following is being shared on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities. 

Congratulations and a Fond Farewell to Lisa Belokur! 

It is with a great sense of pride that I share with the campus community that Lisa Belokur, Director of Facilities Services, has been provided with and has accepted a significantly elevated employment opportunity at Cornell University.    This move, although somewhat difficult for those of us at IC who have relied upon Lisa’s stellar contributions during her 12 year tenure at the College, represents a wonderful opportunity for her career and her family.

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