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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) will be sending students on two volunteer trips during the 2014 Fall Break. One adviser is needed for trip that will take place at the Syracuse Rescue Mission.

The RM campus has an emergency shelter, day center and serves three meals a day at their food services center. On any given night, they have over 250 men sleeping under their roof.  Each day, volunteers at the Rescue Mission serve over 725 meals to men, women and children who are food insecure. Trip advisers will assist by accompanying students on their volunteer excursion, helping with oversight during the trip, managing the group's funds while on the trip, and assisting with driving responsibilities.

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Dining Services Main Offices located in the Terrace Dining Hall will be closed on Monday, August 18th for an all-employee meeting. The Administrative Staff will not be available for mail deliveries/pick-ups or Faculty/Staff Meal Plan renewals.

If you have any questions or need to make arrangements in advance, please don't hesitate to contact us at dine@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1187.

The latest versions of Microsoft Office are available to all current IC students, free of charge. Students can download and install Office on their personal Windows and Macintosh computers.

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At this coming All College meeting, I would like to showcase some of the great achievements we have made at Ithaca College this past year. 

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On July 16, Michael Twomey (Dana Professor, Humanities and Arts) presented a paper at the 19th Biennial Congress of the New Chaucer Society at the University of Reykjavik, Iceland. 

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The J.J. Whalen Staff Scholar Award Committee is currently accepting scholarship applications for the Fall 2014 semester; the deadline for applying is Friday September 19, 2014.

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Drop-in hours will not be available from August 18th through the 26th due to student and staff training.  Drop-ins will resume on Wednesday August 27th.

The Office of Career Services will also be closed on Friday, August 22nd due to off-campus training.  Please contact the Office of Career Services at 274-3365 with any questions or email careers@ithaca.edu.  

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Dining Services Main Offices located in the Terrace Dining Hall will be closed on Monday, August 18th for an all-employee meeting. The Administrative Staff will not be available for mail deliveries/pick-ups or Faculty/Staff Meal Plan renewals.

If you have any questions or need to make arrangements in advance, please don't hesitate to contact us at dine@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1187.

 

 

The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department in CNS has a fresh batch of honey available for purchase from our hives, and there’s still some maple syrup from this spring’s tap! Contact Ben Tolles at  btolles1@ithaca.edu for more information, or just come by! There will be someone in CNS 282 most days after 12pm; just ask for honey!

Congratulations to Mike McCall on being named the new Director of The School of Hospitality Business in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

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The following is sent on behalf of Interim Provost Petrosino:

In the coming academic year, the Office of Civic Engagement will be headed by a three-person leadership team.  A Faculty Director of Service Learning will be responsible for the support and advancement of service learning and a lead staff member will be responsible for the support and advancement of student volunteer activities.  Both will serve under the oversight of the Director of Civic Engagement whose job will be to bring coordination to our volunteer and service learning efforts along lines of national best practices.  Effective September 1, Laurie Worrall will serve as IC’s Director of Civic Engagement while continuing in her statewide role as Executive Director of New York Campus Compact. 

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Do you shoot archery? Know your way around a recurve or a compound bow? Can't get enough of the summer Olympics? We need you! A new archery club is seeking an adviser. No need to be an Olympian, just be willing to help us go for the (blue and) gold! An adviser is needed to attend meetings and events as appropriate.

 

Anyone interested in exploring the opportunity of advising this IC Archery club should contact Madison Dankanich at their earliest convenience via e-mail at mdankan1@ithaca.edu.

 

The Division of Finance and Administration will have a meeting on Monday, August 11, 8:30 am -2:00 pm.  As a result, some offices within the division will be closed or have limited services available.  See below for specific information.  

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A reception to celebrate Bonnie LeBlanc's retirement will be held on August 19, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. in the Human Resources Large Conference Room/Training Room. 

 

 

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WATCH THE 2014 SMA VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

The Ithaca College Summer Music Academy (SMA)—held at the School of Music from July 13 to August 3—celebrated the conclusion of its fourth successful season this month. Joining us from all over the United States and around the world, 370 participants took part in orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz, and vocal programs.

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The Work/Life Distinguished Faculty Series (brought to you by the Office of Human Resources) presents: 

LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE
WHEN: September 11, 2014 stating at 12:30pm
WHERE: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room (GL52)
RSVP to benefits@ithaca.edu

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If you have a dependent between the ages of 19 and 25 who recently graduated from college, its important that you update their full time student status with the Office of Human Resources, by completing the a dependent/contact update form.  Dependents must be a FT student in order to be eligible for coverage under the dental, vision & hearing care, dependent life and AD&D coverage.  If your dependent is no longer a FT student, and you do not notify us, you may be paying for coverage that is not in effect. Dependents are eligible for coverage under the medical plan until the age of 26 regardless of FT student status.   

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Do you have a question about your medical insurance? A claim? Your flexible spending account?

Whatever the issue may be, the Office of Human Resources recognizes the importance of accessibility to your benefit vendors. If you have tried resolving an issue or obtaining information through Aetna customer service and still have questions, our Aetna Representative is available for telephonic meetings twice a month. To schedule a telephonic meeting time, please call the Office of Human Resources at 607-274-8000. 

 

In an effort to stay ahead of the chaos of the upcoming school year, please take a minute to read this if you have submitted any room reservation requests in the past few months. Due to a staff transition in Campus Center & Events Services, I want to ensure everyone’s recent requests have been addressed.

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ITS has resolved the majority of the network connectivity issues as of around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. If you are still experiencing problems, please contact the Helpdesk for assistance at 4-1000.

ITS Helpdesk
helpdesk@ithaca.edu
104 Job Hall
 

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