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Then come to an informational meeting by International Student Volunteers on Thursday, January 27, start times at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm in the DeMotte Meeting Room to learn how you can travel abroad doing volunteer work and adventure traveling! 

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Due to maintenance needed in preparation for the upgrade to Release 12, Parnassus will be unavailable for log-in on Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

This is a reminder about the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) for faculty and staff. This program provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to work at home with Microsoft products purchased at a very low cost.

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Summer Grants for Faculty Research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis. Awards provide approximately $3,000 in compensation for eight weeks of full-time research. Proposals are due in the Office of the Associate Provost by February 15. Guidelines and application form may be found at

Join STAT - now!

Contributed by Lynne Pierce on 01/26/2011 

Are you interested in working with students, faculty, staff and alumni to create school spirit?  Then join Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT).

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Check out the Counseling Groups that are offered this semester in the Center for Counseling & Psychological Services.  Groups are free and confidential.  If you are interested, please call 274-3136 or email

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Leon W. Couch III, Assistant Professor of Music at Ithaca College, presented an hour-long lecture entitled "Affekt, Musical Figures, and Keys" at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music on January 24, 2011. 

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Win cash, gain experience, and earn national recognition with a poster or one short video!

The EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) is conducting a contest in search of short information security awareness videos and posters developed by college students for college students. The contest seeks creative, topical, and effective posters and videos of two minutes or less that focus attention on information security problems and how best to handle them.

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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


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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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