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Enroll in Winter 2015 Online course CSCR 26100 WATCHING RACE IN AMERICAN MEDIA! Deadline to Enroll is Jan 5, 2015!

Spend your break watching films and learning about the history of race and representation while getting your requirements out of the way!

To enroll, search course number CSCR 26100 for Winter 2015 term on HOMER.

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The Spring 2015 Student Organization Fair is Wednesday, January 28 from 10am-3pm in Emerson Suites. There will be over 100 student organizations promoting events, recruiting members, and showcasing their student organization. The student organization is free to attend. Take this opportunity to network with student leaders, find your passion and sign up for so many amazing student organizations. 

Student Organizations interested in signing up please click here. All recognized and new student organizations are able to sign up. Deadline to sign up is January 21 by 5pm.

*Please note OSEMA Recognized and Recreational Sport Clubs have top priority. 

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S.O.S.

Contributed by Emily Quinn on 12/21/2014 

  Are you looking for new ideas on how to retain members, market your organization, run effective meetings and/or more?

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More than 500 local families are having a happier holiday this year thanks to local law enforcement agencies, including the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. The Cops, Kids & Toys program recently delivered gifts to financially disadvantaged Ithaca-area children who otherwise would have to go without.

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Information Technology Services is pleased to announce the release of a new Sakai Scantron Answer Sheet for optical scanning that will generate compatible files for use with the Sakai gradebook. The new charcoal form will make its formal debut for processing starting with the Spring 2015 semester. The form is currently available for purchase through the warehouse using item# F070506.

Please keep a lookout for more information about the upcoming release of the Sakai Scantron Answer Sheet, instructions for use and drop-in hours at the ITS Help Desk with the Computer Operations staff at the beginning of the Spring 2015 semester.

The Friends 110 computer lab is open until 8:00pm on Friday, December 19. Williams 210 closes for the semester at 5:00pm on Friday, December 19. Friends 110 will not be open 24 hours during the break. For details regarding computer lab hours, please visit www.ithaca.edu/its/services/labs/public/.

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  Leadership Weekend applications are now being accepted. All First-Year Students are welcome to apply! 

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Dr. Abraham Mulugetta, Chair of Finance and International Business Department, School of Business, and Dr. Yuko Mulugetta, Director of Enrollment Planning, presented "Exploring the Use of Big Data in Strategic Business Education: A Case Study Approach" on October 25th at the Big Data and Analytics Educational Conference (EDCON) 2014 sponsored by IBM, Ryerson University in Canada, and the University of Derby in U.K.   

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Olivia Abry (Sport Management Class of 2017) published her research on the benefits of employer supports for schedule flexibility and schedule predictability on the website One Million for Work Flexibility.  Her editorial argues that flextime enhances parents’ capacities to support their children. In return for flexible work arrangements, employees reciprocate by being more productive. As promising as flexible work arrangements might be, Olivia suggests that options are not realistic for every labor market.  That does not mean that work cannot be re-imagined to optimize work-family harmony.  For example, schedules for some hourly jobs are sporadic and posted just days before. In an hourly wage jobs, predictability is incredibly important. Posting schedules a week in advance is one way to help.  Sometimes simple solutions can make a world of difference.

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The Spring 2015 Student Organization Fair is Wednesday, January 28 from 10am-3pm in Emerson Suites. There will be over 100 student organizations promoting events, recruiting members, and showcasing their student organization. The student organization is free to attend. Take this opportunity to network with student leaders, find your passion and sign up for so many amazing student organizations. 

Student Organizations interested in signing up please click here. All recognized and new student organizations are able to sign up. Deadline to sign up is January 21 by 5pm.

*Please note OSEMA Recognized and Recreational Sport Clubs have top priority. 

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Although the average US adult gains only 2 pounds a year between November and January, most of us don't lose that weight and it accumulates over time. 

Read "Season's Eatings" in SH101:

  • To help you avoid gaining that weight in the first place
  • To provide you with tips and recipes for healthy holiday eating 
  • To learn why you should go light on certain foods 

Here's the link!

http://readsh101.com/ithaca.html

Be sure to take a look at the other articles in SH101:

  • The Job Prob: Making the most of your major 
  • Like a Pro: 7 tips for powerful public speaking 
  • Calling all night owls: Making your sleep habits work for you
  • and many more! 

 

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Are you looking for new ideas for your student organization? Want to learn from other successful student organizations?

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S.O.S. Means Someone Help Me. . .

Contributed by Emily Quinn on 12/18/2014 

 Are you looking for new ideas on how to retain members, market your organization, run effective meetings and/or more?

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 The Ithacan has been named a national finalist for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2015 Crown Award in the competition’s “hybrid” category. The hybrid category is defined as “print publications that provide live coverage via website between print editions” and is the most competitive category in the competition.

 The winners, who receive either a Gold or Silver Crown, will be announced at the Spring National College Media Convention in New York City, March 11–14.

 The Ithacan was awarded Gold Crowns in 2014, 2013 and 2012, and a Silver Crown in 2011.

 Founded in 1925, the CSPA is owned by Columbia University and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism. The Crown Awards, first presented in 1982, are the organization’s highest recognition of overall excellence. The Crown Award, along with the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award, is one of the top two collegiate press awards in the country.

 

 With the Holidays around the corner, it’s a good time to be mindful of how you can save energy in your office, even when you’re not there.  It’s easy, helps Ithaca College save energy and money, and gets us closer to our commitment of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.  Here’s what we all can do.

 

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Smoking Policy Reminder

Contributed by Amanda L. Lippincott on 12/17/2014 

This is a reminder that the State of New York prohibits smoking in the public areas of all buildings within the state. In order to comply with the New York State law, Ithaca College has a smoking policy (2.8.10) that directly addresses this for the campus community and provides a listing of the designated outdoor smoking areas

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Packages that arrive during winter break with tracking numbers (UPS, DHL, FedEx and USPS) will be processed and held at the Phillips Hall Post Office. E-mail notifications will be sent notifying you of any packages that have been delivered to the College during the winter break. We will hold all parcels until you return in January.

You may email icmailservice@ithaca.edu requesting information about forwarding options. Only USPS packages can be forwarded without payment. All other couriers require pre-payment to forward packages.

 

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Kudos to Elizabeth Bergman, associate professor of aging studies, on her election as member-at-large of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). AGHE  is a national organization whose two-fold mission is to advance gerontology and geriatrics education in higher education, and to provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education administrators, faculty and students in educational institutions. Professor Bergman’s two-year term will begin in March 2015.

 

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Carolyn Rush (Sociology, Class of 2015) published her research on the need for employer support of breastfeeding options.  Her commentary appears in the website in One Million for Work Flexibility.

 

Rush read over 45 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, documenting that working mothers and their children benefit by breastfeeding.  And yet, many work environments do not provide the breaks or private rooms needed to perform this basic aspect of mothering.  She provides compelling information to argue that breastfeeding in the workplace should be supported and encouraged, not only because it is good practice, but also because it is the law.

 Read the article here:

http://www.workflexibility.org/benefits-of-workplace-support-for-breastfeeding/

If you are considering using a student response system for your spring 2015 courses, please contact the IC Bookstore and include Turning Technologies NXT clickers with your textbook orders.

More information is available on the Clickers ITS web site

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