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You can post midterm grades for your students now through Wednesday, March 22nd.

If you have any questions feel free to email registrar@ithaca.edu or call 607-274-3127. Thank you.

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March 8, 2017 

Dear Ithaca College Faculty and Staff Members:

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On Wednesday, March 8th, all staff members of the Division of Human and Legal Resources (Offices of Human Resources, Legal Affairs & Risk Management) will be out of the office for an all-day staff development session. The offices will be open with limited services, with coverage provided by our very capable student assistants.

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Contributed on behalf of Interim AVP/CIO, David Weil for Digital Instruction and Information Services

On Thursday, March 23rd at 9:00 AM in Klingenstein Lounge, join us for a conversation about the barriers and potential solutions to how women can lead innovation in edtech.  This session will provide a forum for all participants to engage in a meaningful conversation about ways women are leading, and why it is important for their voice to be a part of the conversation and ways women’s ideas can be heard no matter where in the organization they are. The conversation will highlight the unique contributions and perspectives women’s innovations contribute to edtech and the barriers they often confront, fostering a deeper appreciation about why inclusivity is vital to education technology. The goals of the session include developing strategies for understanding the value of women leading in IT, overcoming gender barriers women may experience in higher ed and IT, supporting women in advancing in IT, enhancing the support of women in leadership roles, and empowering women, junior and senior, in IT.

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Zoom is an online web conferencing tool available to all students, faculty, and staff that can be used on any device. It's great for collaboration, screen sharing, teaching remotely, and more. In addition to some custom Webinars for IC done by Zoom Staff, DIIS is offering some hands-on in person workshops in the TLC, Friends 101.

 Zoom: Intermediate topics (WEBINAR)

This custom webinar by Zoom staff will review some of the basic features but go into more detail on scheduling webinars, breakout rooms, polling and using in Sakai.  Join from any device anywhere.

  • Wednesday, March 8, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Register)
  • Wednesday, March 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Register)

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Save the Dates! Ithaca College will host a Mobile Food Pantry on three dates this spring: March 29, April 7, and May 3. 

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Contributed on behalf of Interim AVP/CIO, David Weil for Digital Instruction and Information Services.

DIIS is excited to unveil apps.ithaca.edu (beta), a preview version of a new centralized hub for providing quick and easy access to most web-based applications used across campus, including Office365 (email, calendar), Sakai, HomerConnect, Parnassus, and many others.  In the coming months we will be evolving the apps.ithaca.edu site to provide more seamless access to many of these services.

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You are invited to meet Philip Morris, the CEO of Proctors Theatre, a non-profit theatre and arts center located in downtown Schenectady, NY.

Mr. Morris will be visiting the “Introduction to the Creative Economy” class that meets in Smiddy 112 at 9:25 on Thursday, March 9th.

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Check out the March edition of the Employee Benefits & Work/Life Newsletter.

Congratulations to Mark Ross of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), who qualified for and passed the examination to become a Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

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The Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Circle invites members of the campus community to attend its weekly gatherings on Wednesdays at noon in Klingenstein Lounge (Please note this week we will be in Clark Lounge). One to two times a month, a guest presenter leads a discussion to take a deeper look at a topic related to diversity and inclusion.  During the Wednesday sessions where there are no presentations scheduled, we share reactions to current events and/or discuss presentations and articles that relate to the topic of diversity and inclusion.

This month our scheduled presenters, Kayla Wheeler, diversity fellow in the department of philosophy and religion; and Dr. Rumit Singh Kakar, assistant professor in the department of physical therapy, will explore how Islamophobia impacts Muslims and people who are read as Muslim, especially in a post-9/11 context. 

Please join us this Wednesday, March 8 at noon in Clark Lounge. Come with an open mind and willingness to learn.

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Network and Unified Communications will be upgrading network equipment at 12:01am Monday March 13th through Friday March 17th.

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Don't forget the priority deadline for Summer Housing student positions is this Friday, March 10th! Many positions include on-campus housing!

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 eni is pleased to bring you their monthly newsletter. This month, their experts bring you information and tips on yoga.

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Tompkins County Public Library, in partnership with Humanities New York, will host a weekly discussion series on community and civic engagement beginning April 6 at 6 p.m. in the Library’s Ezra Cornell Reading Room.

 

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Posted on behalf of President Tom Rochon and Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration Janet Williams.

At its recent meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees approved the operating budget for the 2017–18 fiscal year.

The $234.5 million revenue budget represents a 1.6% decrease compared to 2016-17. The decrease is due primarily to the fact that the larger-than-usual class that arrived in fall 2013 will graduate in May of this year. As a consequence, even if fall 2017 enrollment targets are met our overall enrollment is expected to drop, resulting in lower revenue.

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2018 Senior Class Gift Committee.  

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Triple A hosted their annual dumpling night this past Monday! For the very reasonable price of $5 for 10 dumplings or $3 for 5 dumplings, members of the student organization, along with many others, learned how to make the dumplings together in Terrace 2 Kitchen. Vegetarian and vegan options were also made, along with the traditional meat version!

The Ithaca College chapter of American Marketing Association (ICAMA) hosted a fundraiser during the week of Valentine’s Day in support of the Tompkins County SPCA. Members of this student organization lined their tables with a vast, colorful array of sweets to draw in an audience and potential donors from afar.

Mitch Wajda caught up with ICAMA’s President, Kat Fischer, while she was handing in her donations raised from the weekend. She was excited to chat about the student organization’s raised earnings and donations that is going to a wonderful cause. Here is what she had to say:

 “$84 was raised to support their initiatives by selling various types of candy. The SPCA is a great organization and the Ithaca College community was happy to provide support! We promoted the event using social media and by putting up vibrant posters around campus. ICAMA plans to coordinate additional fundraising event to support a variety of community organizations.”

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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG), will present "STEM Student Editorial: Developing a Synergistic Pipeline for Historically Underrepresented STEM College Students" at the 14th Biennial Tri-State Conference. 

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