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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour this Wednesday, Feb. 5. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and a loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the tests.

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The Philosophy Club will meet on Wednesday February 5th, 7-8pm in Rothschild Place 147.  [For those unfamiliar, the building is next to the Communications building.]  All are welcome to come and join the conversation!

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The Greens Theatre Project, powered by the IC Greens, is very pleased to announce that it will be holding auditions for their productions of The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later on Saturday, February 22nd, all day in Friends Hall (specific room TBA). The auditions will be held between 11am-8pm.

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The Campus Life Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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Do you want to relax more? Mindfulness meditation can help reduce stress! You are welcome to drop in for this weekly group whether you’re a beginner or a person experienced with meditation.    

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Wellness Wednesdays, the bring-your-lunch series for students, faculty, and staff is back. Most weeks there will be a drop-in practice session of meditation techniques.  Occasionally, we will also have outside speakers on other forms or meditation or stress management.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

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12:10 p.m.  

Stay tuned for the room location
on the department's site.

For those of you who participated in a Health Care or Dependent Care FSA for 2013 this is a reminder that FSA dollars are "use-it-or-lose-it" funds. Account balances are not carried over from year to year. If you had any unused funds at the end of the plan year, those funds will be forfeited. That's an IRS requirement.

You have until March 31, 2014 to submit your 2013 FSA claims. Please note, this is not a postmarked date it is truly a received date. Claims received on April 1, 2014 or later will be denied and will not be processed. 


Valentine’s Day isn’t the only heart-related part of February! It’s also American Heart Month and a time to raise awareness and knowledge about heart health. We all know that our heart is important, but do you know how to make sure that you’re monitoring your heart health and taking steps to make your heart as strong as possible?

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Visit for nomination guidelines and cover page.

Write one letter of support.

Secure two other letters of support and curriculum vitae.

Submit materials by Monday, March 3.

ITS offers computing workshops every week on a variety of topics in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering training on Taskstream, Sakai, Excel, PowerPioint, Photoshop, and Web Profile Manager from Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 7.

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IC Fit Kids!

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 01/31/2014 

It is recommended that your child gets one hour of physical activity per day. Whether your child is an athlete or not, IC Fit Kids can help.

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Information Technology Services is taking applications for the Information Security Assistant position for the summer 2014 with the ability to start working this semester.

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Last weekend, Ithaca College students participated in the 2014 Global Game Jam, an international event where designers meet at more than 450 sites around the world to make games over a 48-hour period.


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Ever been to Israel? Join us on Tuesday evening in Williams 221 to reminisce about your experiences in Israel and compete with others to tell the best story.

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After today, the registration fee for Relay for Life will jump to $20! Relay for Life is on Saturday, March 29 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the A&E Center. Register for $10 while you still can. Go to the Relay for Life website and register now!

For more information about the event, contact Colleges Against Cancer at

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Assistant Professor Candidate in Genetics

Beyond Mendelian Inheritance”

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Part of the Department's Seminar Series.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Refreshments beforehand* (3:45-4:00pm)
CNS first floor lobby
Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reuse, reduce, recycle! 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

In a futuristic Earth that has been attacked by aliens, one young boy is recruited as a military leader. Separated from his family and trained to fight in battle, Ender must save the Earth and the human race, overcoming many challenges along the way.

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It's that time of year again: time to buy chocolates, greeting cards, and, roses. Get your special someone that special something at the Sigma Alpha Iota and Phi Mu Alpha Valentine's Day Sale!

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