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As you’re friending your new classmates on Facebook this week, be sure to check out the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs’ fan page to ensure you get updates on all things OSEMA! All you have to do is “Like” us!

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Ithaca College is proud to announce its new partnership with Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Central New York! Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central New York and its branch offices help nearly 50,000 consumers each year. With 39 years of professional, non-profit community service experience, CCCS is a fully accredited and licensed organization providing in-person, telephone and internet counseling. CCCS will be on campus every third Wednesday of the month starting February 16th. To schedule an appointment with a representative, you should call CCCS directly at 1-800-479-6026.

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RSVP for Engaging Communities 2011

Contributed by Jane Ray on 01/26/2011 

Please join us for the 2nd annual Engaging Communities luncheon which will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites. Dr. Alma Clayton-Pedersen, a noted leader in matters of diversity and inclusion will be the featured speaker. Chapuchi Ahiagble, a master weaver of Kente cloth will also be with us to introduce us to this important tradition in Ghanaian culture.

This luncheon event is open to the campus. Please RSVP by sending an email to jray@ithaca.edu.

 

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Protestant Community

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Pulse hip-hop TRYOUTS!!!

Contributed by Michelle Skowronek on 01/26/2011 

Pulse, IC's hip-hop dance team, is looking for new members. The coed group will be having tryouts Monday, January 31st in the Fitness Center Studio from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

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Online time cards for pay period 01/17/11 through 01/30/11 are due this coming Friday 01/28/11 and will need to be approved no later than Monday 01/31/11 for the Feb. 4th payday. Please contact the Office of Student Employment or the Payroll Office at 274-8000 with any questions. Welcome back and have a great Spring semester!

  All faculty and staff are welcome to attend a Pathways training to learn to identify and respond to a student who might be experiencing distress.  We appreciate your willingness to learn crisis response skills before you need them.

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The IC Journal is seeking student paper submissions that pertain to race, culture, gender, and ethnicity for its upcoming issue.

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Signups are still happening!

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MLK Week 2011 is in full swing, and the events so far have been worthy of a big 'WOW'!  An incredible kickoff, music concert, social justice fair and workshops have already made this week very special.  But we're not done yet!

  • Listen and participate in a discussion with panelists from IC and Cornell, including Fr. Carsten Martensen, James Touchton, Stephen Hill, Chris Accardo, and Kenneth Clarke!  Wednesday night at 7pm in Textor 102.
  • Attend more workshops to learn about issues facing us today such as bullying and other urgent matters -- Thursday, 12-1pm.
  • Visit YouTube to witness these slam poets before Friday night's event: Simone Crew, Angel Nafis, and Janine Simon.  Plus Spit That! will perform, along with a SURPRISE guest.  It's going to be AMAZING!
  • Visit the MLK Week table in the Campus Center during the week (between 10am and 2pm) to learn about the Hands of Hope Project, and how you can contribute to the MLK Memorial in Washington, DC.

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Welcome back! The first program of the Wellness Wednesday series is just around the corner, beginning Feb. 2nd. Check out the Center for Health Promotion website for more information.

Here is a sneak peek of this semester's exciting line-up:

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Optical Scanning Procedures

Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 01/25/2011 

Information Technology Services would like to remind all instructors and administrative staff to review the Optical Scanning procedures to ensure tests and evaluations are processed and returned in a timely manner and with minimal interruption.

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See below for complete details on the following:

MANDATORY premed INTERVIEWS -- Register by Feb. 25

Personal Statement/Interviewing Workshop for students applying to Health Professional programs -- WEDNESDAY, February 9 

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

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Balanced Way selections now available at Towers Dining Hall…

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The Handwerker Gallery invites you to the opening reception for Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit on Thursday, January 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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The Family Care Committee of the Office of Human Resource's Work/Life Action Team is devoted to assessing the current and future child and adult care resource needs of IC employees as well as their family care expectations of IC as an employer. 

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Severe winter weather throughout much of the United States has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations since January 1.

 

To help make up this deficit, we ask all sponsors to bring in two more donors .All blood types are needed, but type O negative donors can make the difference between an adequate blood supply and a shortage.

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS to get an early appointment slot, before all the ealry appointment are gone . You can also stop by the table next week from 9 to 2 in Campus Center to make an appointment, or email Redcross@ithaca.edu to make an apppointment.

Individuals with disablilities requireing accommodations should contact Cindy Smith at  227-3713.

We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

The Office of Residential Life continues to accept off-campus applications!

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 Four spring presentations by H&S Predoctoral Diversity Fellows will center around ongoing,  cutting edge research.  Each fellow presented an overview of his or her dissertation research  in the fall; these presentations will focus on a specific contribution each the dissertation will  make to the respective field of the speaker.  

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Congratulations to the three Ithaca College students who have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman Interntional Scholarships for Spring 2011!  The students are:

  • Katherine Bowen, a Business Administration major studying in Ecuador
  • Christina Faulkner, an Anthropology major studying in Senegal
  • Cherrie Rhodes, an Anthropology major studying in Samoa

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