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The newly formed jazz quartet of School of Music professors--i3º & MT (pronounced "thirteen degrees and empty")--is preparing for a short tour through Houston, TX this weekend, with several public and private shows lined up. 

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This is a reminder to the campus community that the All College Meeting will be held in Emerson Suites on Thursday, January 15th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM.   

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As announced previously in Intercom, ACE, the Ithaca College portal that provides access to Parnassus, Argus, Homer, IC Workflow and Advance, was no longer accessible through some Web browsers due to a change in a security protocol.

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The School of Business has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

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Posted on behalf of President Rochon

I am very pleased to announce that I have appointed Benjamin Rifkin as our new provost and vice president for educational affairs. Ben comes to Ithaca College with a distinguished record of achievement as an administrator and academic at The College of New Jersey, Temple University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and I look forward to working with him as part of our senior leadership team.

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The Ithaca College Library has added a new service to the library catalog.

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 Interested in learning about how families function? Planning to work with families in the future? Want to pursue a job in human services?

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NERCOMP (NorthEast Regional Computing Program) is seeking candidates for its Board of Trustees. As a NERCOMP member, the college is invited to submit nominations for faculty or staff (full or part time) who might be interested in Board service.  If you would like to submit a nomination (for yourself or on behalf of a colleague) please refer to the invitation below for more information.
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From: Traci Shoemaker

Subject: Weight Watchers Newsletter: January 5th Edition

Happy New Year,

Below is the latest edition of our Newsletter, full of healthy tips and recipes. Please share with all employees to promote a healthy workplace.

Here's to a healthy and happy 2015!

Traci Shoemaker
Corporate Account Manager - Weight Watchers Health Solutions

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Join Ithaca College as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during our MLK Campus-Wide Celebration Event! On Monday, January 19, 2015, students, staff, faculty and community members will honor Dr. King by coming together to discuss the relevance of his work today.

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  • Are you looking for a venue to connect with students outside the classroom?
  • Do you have an engaging presentation around the topic of leadership?
  • Did you read a research article or book that relates to student leadership?
  • Did you go to a conference recently and saw an idea that would help students grow in their ability to be a leader or lead others on campus?


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Matthew Holtmeier served as a Jury Member, deliberating on nine films, at the recent Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival. Hugues Barbier started the film festival in Strasbourg, France, and has held the festival in Ithaca as well in recent years.

Holtmeier is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

More information on the festival and competition winners may be found here. Dr. Holtmeier has also written an account of his participation.

Happy New Year! Did you make a New Year's Resolution this year? Check out the BalanceWorks January Newsletter to help challenge yourself to be both happier and healthier this year!   

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to once again offer Engaging Professionals at Ithaca College (EPIC), a competency-based certificate program for administrative office professionals.

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Individual development planning identifies the employee’s development goals and the strategies for achieving them by linking them to the organization’s mission and goals. It is a personal action plan.  Taking responsibility for your professional development can be challenging. Let us help you get started! The Office of Human Resources would like to invite you to attend a workshop on how to create an Individual Development Plan. We will meet on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in room # 52 on the Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center. 

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Employee permits for 2015 will be available to order online beginning Monday, December 8, 2014.

Current Employee Parking Permits will expire on January 15, 2015. You may order your new parking permit online at

When registering online, please identify your preferred delivery method.  Permits can be delivered via campus mail, picked up at our office or mailed to your home address.

Please contact us if you have any questions.




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Join Ithaca College as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during our MLK Campus-Wide Celebration Event! On Monday, January 19, 2015, students, staff, faculty and community members will honor Dr. King by coming together to discuss the relevance of his work today.

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Donna Russell, administrative assistant in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, has announced her retirement after years of service to Ithaca College. Please join us at Klingenstein Lounge inside the Campus Center on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. to wish her well.

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The Fitness Center's hours of operation for the remainder of this week and Winter break are now posted.  Please note that we will be closing at 2:00pm this Friday 12/19/14 and will remain closed through Sunday 1/4/14. 

We will be offering limited hours of operation beginning on Monday 1/5/14, and will officially open for the Spring semester at Noon on Monday 1/19/14.

For Faculty and Staff who will be in town over break, we have made arrangements for reduced price guest passes at Island Health & Fitness ($6/day).  This offer will be in effect from Saturday 12/20/14 - Sunday 1/4/14.  If you have any questions, please contact us at

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DID YOU KNOW? The first national general-use credit card that allowed balances to be paid over time was the BankAmericard, issued in 1958, (which in 1977 changed its name to Visa).

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