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As announced in a previous Intercom article, ITS has entered into a licensing agreement with Adobe. Ithaca College's Adobe Campus Agreement provides our campus community with access to Adobe professional applications for both institutional and personal use.

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ITS offers technology workshops every week on a variety of topics and software applications in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:

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IC Beatbox, a new student organization, is looking for an official adviser. Our mission is to teach the Ithaca College community the art of beatboxing.  Beatboxing is making percussion noises using only the mouth and throat muscles. If you’re interested, or have any further questions about the club itself, contact Casey Lederman at clederm1@ithaca.edu.

 

(The following message is being submitted on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities)

 I am pleased to share with the IC Community that Ernie McClatchie, Director of Grounds and Transportation, has accepted an appointment to expand his scope of responsibility within the Facilities Department.  In addition to his continued management of the College’s Grounds and Transportation functional units, Ernie will now also assume leadership oversight of all of the Maintenance Shops, which include: Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Electrical, Plumbing, Preventative Maintenance, and  Structural (carpentry, painting, masonry, etc.).  The expanded role will enable more focused and streamlined leadership of all of the units within Ernie’s purview, resulting in enhanced delivery of first-rate customer service to our valued students, colleagues and visitors.

Please join me in congratulating Ernie on his appointment to this new and expanded role within our evolving Facilities Department.

 

 

 

 

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The Annual Ithaca College Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fair is less than a week away!  Join us for door prizes, games, old time photos, and gobs of information from our benefit & community vendors.  Each benefit-eligible employee who enters the fair with their College ID will be entered to win one of our swanky gift baskets.

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The Ithacan has been named a finalist for the National Newspaper Pacemaker Award and the National Online Pacemaker Award by the Associated Collegiate Press.
The winners of the awards — widely regarded as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism” — will be announced at this fall's National College Media Convention in Philadelphia on November 1. 
The Associated College Press is the oldest and largest membership organization of college journalists in the country.  

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ithaca College will hold its first ever "POD" event to vaccinate staff and faculty against the seasonal flu!

Please dress appropriately to be able to receive a shot in the upper arm!

In order to greatly expedite the POD, all faculty and staff members who plan to receive their flu shots at this event are asked to print the Influenza Vaccine Screening and Consent form and Vaccine Information Sheet, found at the following link and bring the filled out form to the Fitness Center: http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/healthcenter/docs/InfluenzaScreening.pdf 

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Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost

Please join me on Thursday, November 6 for the third Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  

Dr. Gordon Rowland, Professor in the Department of Strategic Communication and current faculty member in residence at our Center for Faculty Excellence, will be presenting “Meeting Complex Challenges through Integrated Inquiry.”

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As a member of NERCOMP (NorthEast Regional Computing Program), all Ithaca College administration, faculty, staff and students are eligible to attend workshops and Professional Development Opportunities at the discounted rate.

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Come practice your French in a casual and friendly atmosphere at the weekly French conversation group!  French speakers of all levels are welcome. 

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As part of the First-Year Reading Initiative (FYRI), author James McBride will hold a talk and Q&A session on Nov 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center for Music. There will be a book signing and light reception immediately following the lecture in McHenry Lobby from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the community, but space is limited.

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The IC Student Consumer Information website serves as a central access point to important public information related to many different aspects of student life such as safety, financial aid, costs, diversity, and graduation rates.   A link to the site is available at the top of every College web page through “About IC” and also on the Office of Institutional Research website.

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With Halloween approaching later this week, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management would like to provide a reminder to please be thoughtful and safe with regard to Halloween costumes and decorations.  In particular, the use of simulated weapons can be a dangerous practice that creates a severe risk for both students and for Public Safety officers and other college staff.   

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Join the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute and your colleagues this Wednesday, 3-5 pm in Clark Lounge in the Campus Center to celebrate 15 successful years of the IC/Longview partnership!

Come see displays of partnership activities and talk with some of the students, faculty members, and Longview residents who participate each semester. Remarks and light refreshments are also included. Please stop by -- no RSVP necessary! Questions? Call 274-1965. More on the partnership.

Visit the Events Calendar for more Ithaca College events.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Paula Davis at pdavis@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1193. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Come join the fun!  Children and Adolescents are needed for lab sessions in the graduate physical therapy (PT) course ‘Motor Development Across the Lifespan’.  

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Scott Erickson, Professor of Marketing in the Business School, recently presented at two conferences in Canada.

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Across the country, people are having conversations about mental health. On Monday, October 6, Active Minds at Ithaca College hosted Text Talk Act, a text messaging-enabled program that inspired people to have these conversations. For participating in the program, the college’s chapter of Active Minds won a $1,000 prize from Creating Community Solutions, a part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health. To learn more about Active Minds and the organization’s upcoming events, visit them on Facebook.

To learn more about Active Minds and other student organizations please click here to read the latest Club Hub issue.

 

Do you know any international students on campus? Are you interested in learning more about all the different cultures that the international community at IC represents?  IC International Club might be the student organization for you! 
 
IC International Club is a cultural student organization that embraces the diversity of students here on campus.  Vice President Desiree Lim (Theatre Studies ’15) described the student organization’s mission by saying, “We want to be the bridge between international and domestic students. Sometimes there’s a disconnect because depending on where you’re from there are stigmas or stereotypes, and we want to be able to get rid of those by allowing people to really get to know each other on a more personal level in a safe space.“

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Office of Civic Engagement invites you to its fall Faculty Show and Share Poster Session and Reception, November 17, 4-6 pm. McHenry Lounge

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The Office of Civic Engagement will support up to five faculty to participate in the Global Service-Learning Institute, November 5-7 at Stella Maris Retreat Center in Skaneateles, NY. If you currently use service-learning pedagogy in an international setting, or you are considering it, this institute offers a unique opportunity to develop effective strategies and vet them through a peer review process.

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