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Ithaca College will implement a co-curricular transcript for all students, beginning during the Fall 2016 semester. The co-curricular transcript is a comprehensive record of students’ participation and achievements in campus life experiences outside of the classroom while enrolled at Ithaca College. These activities help students achieve excellence in their chosen fields and can demonstrate how they have learned to share the responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community. When coupled with their academic transcripts, a holistic representation of students’ total education, both inside and outside of the classroom, will be created.

 

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Contributed by Mark Darling on 12/18/2015 

Do your part to save energy over the holiday break.

Ithaca College is continuing its commitment to climate action by pursuing energy conservation measures whenever possible. In order for this effort to be successful, the Office of Facilities and Energy Management and Sustainability need your continued help and cooperation.

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Winter Break + Zimride = FUN!

Contributed by Malorie Kerry on 12/18/2015 

Going on a Winter Break adventure? Zimride, Ithaca College’s private network for ridesharing, can help you get there. It’s easy! Sign up, share your ride, and find a ride.

Check it out!! www.zimride.com/ithaca/

Leadership Weekend is a two-day retreat that brings together students from a variety of roles on campus to learn from each other and discover new ways to demonstrate leadership. Participants attend a series of leadership development sessions that focus on team-building and further developing individual leadership skills and understandings.

This is also an opportunity to earn 3 Leading Self credits for the Student Leadership Institute (SLI)!

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TCAT bus route change from 12/21 -1/3

Contributed by Lynn Hyde on 12/17/2015 

Underground Utility work to impact Tower Skyline Drive- As mentioned in a previous Intercom announcement, Facilities will be working on an underground utility project during the inter-session period. During phases of this project, Tower Skyline Drive at the entrance of J lot will be restricted to one lane. We will re-route buses and large delivery trucks starting 12/21. The lot will remain open to general parking and emergency vehicles throughout the project. Facilities has been – and will continue to work with the Office of Public Safety and TCAT as the bus stops at Towers and Terraces will be relocated to a temporary stop at the intersection of Tower Skyline Drive and Flora Brown Drive. Signage has been posted at the current stops directing users to the temporary stop location where TCAT will be providing service. The lot is scheduled to re-open to all traffic starting 1/4/16.

 

A 'Thank You' From Gerald Hector

Contributed by Molly Israel on 12/17/2015 

Posted on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration

On Wednesday, December 16, from 3 to 5 p.m., we staged a campus community event where we viewed excerpts of the documentary “The Color of Fear,” after which we engaged in very robust and heartfelt discussions. 

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Ithaca College is pleased to announce that, after a rigorous selection process, its athletics program has been accepted into the Liberty League as the conference's newest member. 

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Contributed on behalf of Nancy Pringle

We are off to a late start, but we can make it up with a little heart. Help us reach our $42,000 goal. Every gift counts! It takes a village… and that has never been more true in our local community. United Way of Tompkins County (UWTC) improves lives by providing our community with a wide breadth of opportunities to support the needs of our community. The United Way’s Community Care Fund areas include: basic needs, child care and early learning, crisis services, financial stability and building self-sufficiency, health and environment, seniors, and youth. 

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Fitness Center - Winter Break Hours

Contributed by Sean Reilley on 12/17/2015 

The Fitness Center will be operating with reduced hours throughout winter break.  Our winter break hours will take effect at 2:00pm on Friday 12/18/15.  Please visit the Fitness Center website for a complete listing of hours.

As a courtesy, Island Health and Fitness will be offering reduced price guest fees throughout winter break for all Ithaca College faculty and staff.  A valid Ithaca College ID must be presented to be eligible for the discount.

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The annual December Graduate Reception was held this past Saturday, December 13, 2015 in the Emerson Suites.

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In the most recent issue of the Journal of the Jewish Museum of Berlin (2015), Rebecca Lesses, associate professor of Jewish Studies, has published an article on "Amulets to Protect Mother and Child against Demons."

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Ellie Fitts Fulmer and Nia Nunn Makepeace (both Education) recently published a jointly-authored article in Perspectives on Urban Education, with contributions from current and former IC students.

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 Interested in trying multisport for the first time but a bit hesitant to take a step? First triathlon, duathlon, 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon?

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2016 Employee Permits

Contributed by Amy Shippos on 12/16/2015 

Employee permits for 2016 will be available to order online beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Current Employee Parking Permits will expire on January 15, 2016. You may order your new parking permit online at www.ithaca.edu/sacl/parking_registration.php/

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.

 

Sincerely,

Parking Services

Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

607-274-3756

parking@ithaca.edu

http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/parking/

The Mail Center will have reduced service from 11am-1pm so staff can attend the college holiday luncheon. Student staff will be present to provide limited assistance.

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Timecards Due Early

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/16/2015 

Due to the College's holiday break, timecards for the pay period December 14-December 27, must be submitted and approved by 10 a.m. on Monday, December 21st.  Any timecards not submitted and approved by this date may not be processed in time for payment.

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Due to the College holiday break, timecards for the pay period December 14-December 27 must be submitted and approved by 10 a.m. on Monday, December 21st.  Direct deposits for this pay period will be in employees' bank accounts on Thursday, December 31.  If you do not have direct deposit, paychecks will be mailed to your home address.

Feel free to contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874, (607) 274-3133 or payroll@ithaca.edu.

Winter Break + Zimride = FUN!

Contributed by Malorie Kerry on 12/16/2015 

Going on a Winter Break adventure? Zimride, Ithaca College’s private network for ridesharing, can help you get there. It’s easy! Sign up, share your ride, and find a ride.

Check it out!! www.zimride.com/ithaca/

With the semester winding down, please return all envelopes and boxes to Print Production by placing them in the intra-campus mail pick up location for your building. Thank you.

All students are invited to register for TVR 320: Topics in Media Technology: The Seduction and Surveillance of New Media; TVR 32000-1, CRN 30039, which counts for your ICC Writing Intensive requirement.

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