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The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs invites the campus to a farewell reception for Dean Leslie Lewis.   In recognition of Dean Leslie Lewis’s contributions to the institution, a reception will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm in Clark Lounge of the Campus Center

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Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost/VPEA

Previous announcements have indicated a re-organization within the Provost and Educational Affairs area.  An additional change is the position elimination of   Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Advancement effective May 31, 2015.  The responsibilities associated with that position have been redistributed across several areas within the Provost Office and Educational Affairs.   For information regarding the redistribution of responsibilities please call Karen Emnett in the Provost Office. 

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 Register Vehicles of Overnight and Weekend Guest Just Got Easier

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May session starts Tuesday, May 12, 2015. 

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Contributed by Jennifer Wofford on 05/08/2015 

May session starts Tuesday, May 12, 2015. 

May session tuition is not included in the tuition already paid for the fall/spring semesters, and May session tuition is not included in your financial aid award package. Tuition for May session is billed in addition to fall/spring course work.

May session is billed per credit. Each credit hour for May session 2015 courses is $1,186.

Should you have any questions about billing or payment deadlines, contact Student Financial Services directly at (800) 429-4275 or (607) 274-3131. 

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  Click Here for a downloadable version of our schedule

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Summer Parking Information

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 05/08/2015 

Summer Student Permits, Leaving Your Car On Campus While You Are Away, Overnight and Weekend Guests, and 2015-2016 Student Permits

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Want to be famous?

Contributed by Emily Quinn on 05/07/2015 

 Present a Workshop at the 2015 Student Organization Conference!

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"The earlier students start to explore careers, the more time they have to test out their interests, build essential skills. and gain exposure and experience in possible fields".

In "The job prob" in SH101

  • Discover 6 things you can do at your career center
  • Watch student videos ("bold or italics?", "adulting 101", and "interview win"

Also, be sure to check out the other great articles featured in this month's issue:

  • Students' stories (surviving sexual assault and other trauma) 
  • The parent pop quiz (helpful, hands-off or heliocopter?)
  • and many more!

Check it out here:

Have a good read!

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Do you ever feel like every time you turn around  a new friend or family member is diagnosed with cancer? Are you trying to think what you personally can do to turn that around? Well, I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of watching that cancer show...hand me the remote! I'm changing the channel on cancer!

The Tompkins County Relay for Life will be held on campus on the outdoor track on Saturday, July 11th, raising money to support cancer research. Ithaca College's team, IC Hope, has long been one of the top teams in the Relay, a tradition we want to continue!  We invite you to join us for our first organizational meeting on Monday, May 11th at noon in the "Glass Room" in the Snack Bar. Bring your enthusiasm and creativity and we will bring experienced members who will tell you all about the event! Together we will plan this year's successful mission!

See you there!

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Therapeutic Recreation students Harmony Graves Malone, Kate Basile, Rachel Sitek and Angela Miranda co-presented a four-hour pre-conference institute with Dr. Janice Elich Monroe, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, at the New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association’s 20th Annual Multi-Day Conference held April 25-28 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The institute titled, The BREATH {Pathway: Enhancing Functional Skills and Coping Strategies of Stroke Survivors, highlighted the results of a pilot study of a Therapeutic Recreation/Speech Language Pathology and Audiology intervention that was implemented at the Center for Life Skills during the Fall 2014 semester.

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Hitting the road for the summer?

Contributed by Malorie Kerry on 05/07/2015 

Ithaca College has partnered with Zimride to make it easy to catch a lift or fill the empty seats in your car. After posting, Zimride will match you up with others heading the same way.

As our first week with PayFlex comes to a close, a few reminders for those with a Health Care Flexible Spending Account.

By now you have received a new PayFlex Debit Card that you can begin to use on or after May 8, 2015 to pay for Prescription Drug co-pays.  The FSA PayFlex card will allow participants to use the card at qualified merchants where MasterCard is accepted.  In order for the cards to work the stores must have a system that can process healthcare cards (most large chain stores have this system).  The debit card can only be used to pay for prescription copays. *Once you exhaust your Flexible Spending Account please retain your debit card if you plan to elect to have a flexible spending account in future years.  If you elected a healthcare flexible spending account in 2015 and have NOT received a debit card please contact

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Summer Parking Information

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 05/07/2015 

Summer Student Permits, Leaving Your Car On Campus While You Are Away, Overnight and Weekend Guests, and 2015-2016 Student Permits

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Thanks to the support of an Ithaca College Academic Challenge Grant, Prof. Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann and music composition seniors Miguel Torres and Adriel Miles will travel to Valencia, Spain in July to participate in the Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival (VIPA).

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Individual development planning identifies the employee’s development goals and the strategies for achieving them by linking them to the organization’s mission and goals. Taking responsibility for your professional development can be challenging. Let us help you get started! The Office of Human Resources would like to invite you to attend a workshop devoted to creating an Individual Development Plan. We will meet on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in room # 52 on the Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center. 

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The new dean of the Ithaca College School of Business is a veteran leader. Sean Reid, currently associate dean and associate professor of finance at the Quinnipiac University School of Business, will assume his new position on July 1.

In addition to his academic career as a teacher and administrator, Reid is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who has spent the past three decades as an officer serving the country on active duty and in the reserves.

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Vice President for Enrollment and Communication Eric Maguire has accepted a position at Franklin & Marshall College as vice president and dean of admission and financial aid. This marks a return to F&M for Maguire, who had served there for nine years in positions of increasing responsibility in admissions and enrollment management before joining Ithaca College in 2009.

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Teaching a summer course? Have end of the semester questions on Sakai, Turning Technologies, Turnitin? Want to get started building your fall courses?  ITS has set up some drop-in hours with professional staff on these technologies, course design, screen casting, web conferencing, ipads, paperless grading, etc.

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, has published an essay on “Qur'anic Hermeneutics and Women's Liberation” in The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West, edited by Edward E. Curtis. The essay is the text of Barlas' address to the first International Congress on Islamic Feminism that was held in Barcelona, Spain.


The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West: Edward E. Curtis: Bloomsbury Academic
For more than a millennium, Islam has been a vital part of Western civilization. Today, however, it is sometimes assumed that Islam is a foreign element


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