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Welcome to threads@CFE.  The first post for the Spring 2016 semester Classroom Firsts: Days and Minutes By Judith Ross-Bernstein.

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Due to the All Campus meeting from 9:00am - 11:45am, Phillips Hall Post Office will not be open until 12:00pm.

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Due to the All Campus meeting on Thursday morning Jan 21, Mail Services will curtail all morning departmental mail delivery/pickup. 

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The "Difficult Dialogues" series invites all artists to submit their work on the subject of campus rape and sexual assault--the theme of this year’s quadrennial Difficult Dialogues series, created in honor of Ithaca College president emerita Peggy Ryan Williams.

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 Winter Welcome runs Thursday, January, 21-Sunday, January 24

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Are you getting a laptop replaced as part of Technology Renewal for Spring 2016? If you are, you have a great opportunity to bring the laptop to the DIIS Laptop Fair for replacement early in the semester!

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Welcome back and Happy New Year! 

Ithaca Dining Services has changed the remaining Winter Break Hours of Operation. We want to ensure that students who arrive early due to the incoming Nor'Easter are accommodated appropriately. Meal Plans, which were originally to become active on Saturday, will now be active on Friday, January 22, 2016. 

Please click here for the updated hours of operation.


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As you may be aware there is a big winter storm predicted to hit the East Coast on Saturday, January 23, 2016. While this storm is not anticipated to produce much snow in Ithaca, we have many students and families who live in areas that might receive a significant amount of snow and/or experience blizzard like conditions. As a result we are inviting students who will be impacted by this winter storm to return early to campus.

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The All College Meeting will be held Thursday, January 21, from 9:00 to 11:45a.m. in the Emerson Suites of the Campus Center.

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Requesting Donations for Students in Need

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This summer, we are continuing the H&S Summer Scholars program for H&S students working in the areas of creative arts, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. H&S students can apply for a paid Summer Scholar position to engage full-time in 8 weeks of research, scholarly, or creative projects this summer, in collaboration with a faculty mentor. We will offer up to 10 such positions this summer.

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The graduating class of Musical Theatre and Acting majors of the Department of Theatre Arts will present an evening of song, dance, and poetry on Sunday, January 31 at 7 PM in the Clark Theatre to benefit the residents of the Sakhi Shelter for victims of domestic violence in Kerala, India.



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The Office of State Grants (HEOP, CSTEP and CSTEM) will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 20 - Friday, January 22, 2016 to attend its off-campus all-staff training and retreat.

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MLK Celebration Week Updates

Contributed by RahK Lash on 01/20/2016 

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Every January, the Ithaca College community celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr through a series of programs sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement & Multicultural Affairs.

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We’re at a crossroads in the area of civility and conduct within higher education. Our expert presenter, Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, will provide strategies for training your professional and para-professional staff so you can best meet their needs, as well as the needs of your diverse student body. You’ll be able to educate on what constitutes racist speech and action, respond to incidents swiftly and effectively when they do occur, and build a community based on civility and trust.

How do we train professional and para-professional staff to engage and respond to issues of diversity and inclusion, in a time when race relations are so charged on campus? This question continues to plague many campus professionals, as they seek to encourage respectful dialogue and engagement. Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington will share his insights and expertise during this webinar.

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Apply for financial assistance with the costs of your summer internship.

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Friday, January 22, 2016 | 9:00 AM

A course site in Sakai is a great way to share information, assignments, grades, and resources with your students. This 20-minute webinar will demonstrate the process of creating a course site from start to finish. We will briefly introduce the available tools and site settings to help you get started. No prior Sakai experience is required.

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This webinar will help you understand how signals from body language, tone of voice, etc. can have significant positive or negative impacts on how your messages are perceived. Also, learn tips for monitoring and aligning your micro-messages to convey what you wish to communicate to others.

Presented by Dr. Robbin Chapman, Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and Lecturer in the Education Department at Wellesley College.   
Participation Outcomes:
• To understand how signals from body language, tone of voice, etc. can have significant positive or negative impacts on how your messages are perceived.
• Tips for monitoring and aligning your micro-messages to convey what you wish to communicate to others.
• Strategies for using micro-messages to support your institution’s equity and inclusion goals. 

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Announcing the Diversity Webinar Series schedule for spring of 2016. This webinar series is sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. This is an opportunity to learn in a community setting and build competencies in the topic of diversity and inclusion. Below are the topics, dates, times and locations, which are all subject to change. Formal announcement of each event will be made individually via Intercom, this will include instructions on how to rsvp, which is required for attendance.

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Welcome to Teladoc!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 01/19/2016 

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Teladoc gives you 24/7/365 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through phone or video consults. It does not replace your primary care physician but is an affordable option for quality care. Get started today!

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