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Staff Council challenges departments to showcase their creative talent by carving, sculpting, painting, or otherwise transforming a pumpkin into an irresistible Halloween masterpiece. Rally your co-workers to join you for some seasonal fun and friendly competition... ALL for a great cause!!

If you're in the Main Lobby between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, Oct. 31, stop by our table and donate your spare change to your favorite carved pumpkin. Not only do the proceeds go to a good cause, but you can help that department win the grand prize trophy and a year of bragging rights.

 

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Maurice Grant '13, Adeesha Ekanayake '14, and Prof. Doug Turnbull (Computer Science) recently had their peer-reviewed paper "MeUse: Recommending Internet Radio Stations" accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval. The conference will be held in Curitiba, Brazil from November 4-8.

Prof. Turnbull is also a co-author on a second paper entitled "Taste Over Time: The Temporal Dynamics of User Preferences" which will also be presented at the conference.

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The eleventh annual Veterans Day Celebration will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, November 7, 2013, in Ford Auditorium in the Whalen Center for Music. Members of the Ithaca College community are encouraged to join in the college salute to those who serve, or have served.

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On the weekend of October 19 and 20 the Ithaca College Debate Team traveled to Toronto for the North American Universities Debate Championships.

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The show is from November 15, 2013 to March 9, 2014. Madeleine Viljoen, Curator of Prints, selected the exhibition from prints in the Library's permanent collection.  Resnick's print was purchased this summer.

 

 Take a break to enjoy this Friday's seasonal lunch buffet at the Tower Club.

-- 6 Convenient parking spots designated for Tower Club patrons during lunch time.
-- Great venue for a meeting or a relaxing lunch with a commanding view of Cayuga Lake and the surrounding area.
-- Tower Club features a different themed menu every Friday, so please join us!

To reserve your table at the top, call: 607-274-3393.

Bountiful Harvest Lunch Buffet
-- Friday, November 1st, Tower Club/14th Floor/E. Tower
-- Lunch is Served from: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Rachel Marks at rmarks@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-5899. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

A highlight of the recently concluded October meeting of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees was the Board/Faculty Retreat on Educational Excellence at Ithaca College. With the ongoing implementation of IC 20/20 and this fall’s inauguration of the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), the board determined that this would be an appropriate time to take a first hand look into our academic programs and direction.

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 Come join the fun!  Babies and toddlers ages newborn to 36 months are needed for lab sessions in the physical therapy (PT) course ‘Motor Development Through the Lifespan’.

 

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Park Productions screened student collaborative work at the Region One meeting of the Broadcast Education Association held Saturday, October 26th at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York.  Carol Jennings, Director of the Park Media Lab, focused her presentation on an educational outreach video filmed in Antananarivo, Madagascar about lemur behavior and habitats.

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Boston, MA – On November 21, Cyndy Scheibe of Project Look Sharp will present at the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention. The council is made up of many K-12 teachers and also teachers in education faculty from all over the U.S.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, October 30th.  Important reasons not to miss the next screening:

1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)

2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases

3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease

4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive   (above ideal )

5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.

6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure

7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects

8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure

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The following information is being provided for those who are directly involved with the Annual Budget Process for fiscal year 2014-2015. 

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Jonathan Ablard, Associate Professor of History and Director of Latin American Studies, presented a workshop and gave an invited lecture at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Sciences and Humanities of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. 

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 For All Saints Day there will be two services at Muller Chapel. The first will be an All Saints Vigil on Thursday at 6PM as well as an All Saints Mass on Friday at 8AM. We will also be collecting canned food for both Masses and giving them to the Southern Tier Food Bank. Please bring a can of food to donate. 

The Park Center for Independent Media will host a double-feature screening of new documentary films by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films, followed by a Q&A with Jim Miller '85, a Park School alumnus who is now executive director of Brave New Films. The event, which will include a light buffet dinner, takes place in Park Auditorium on Friday, November 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The documentary films are War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (released in April) and Unmanned: America's Drone Wars (premiered in October). We'll be among the first audiences to see Unmanned. 

Friday, November 8, 2013, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Park Auditorium, Roy H. Park School of Communications

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Good news!

In response to faculty feedback, beginning with the May session 2014, OES is implementing a new faculty compensation model for undergraduate courses offered during the summer and winter intersessions.

More detailed information is available on the OES “For Faculty” site.

Login with your Netpass ID.

Questions? Email Jen Wofford or call 274-3529.

Interested in teaching an undergraduate course during the summer sessions? 

Please contact your department chair or program director. The deadline for summer 2014 undergraduate course proposals is November 1st.

For more information on teaching undergraduate courses during the summer sessions, visit the OES For Faculty site. Use your Netpass ID to login.

Department chairs and program directors can access the required submission form on the For Faculty site.

Students can begin registering for summer sessions 2014 February 15th using HomerConnect.

Questions? Email Jen Wofford or call 274-3529.

Creating Recurring Meetings or Appointments

When creating a new appointment or meeting on your calendar, you have the option to repeat the event at a specific interval for a set period of time.  For example, you might create an appointment that will repeat every Monday through the end of November. Instead of manually creating the appointment every Monday, you can create the appointment once and set a recurrence of every Monday with an end date of November 25 (the last Monday of November).  The event will automatically be repeated every Monday as a "series," with the last event being on November 25.   

You will see this option displayed as a button labeled "recurrence" in a new meeting or appointment window in the Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2011 clients.  The Outlook Web App, available through myhome, displays this option as a drop-down menu labeled "repeat" in the new event window.

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; this week's are listed below.

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand atithaca.edu/music/live. Check the webcasting schedule for more information! 

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Faculty Council will hold its next Town Hall meeting in Textor 102 on Thursday, October 31 at 12:05 PM.  All faculty are invited to attend and participate. Topics for discussion may include the proposed Intellectual Property Rights document, Shared Governance, IC2020 or any topic of concern or interest to faculty. Faculty holding administrative appointments and staff are requested to refrain from attending.

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