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It's time to gear up to apply to be an SLC or OL!

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Weight Watchers at Work is alive and well at Ithaca College! We have 49 registered members for our sixth consecutive 17-week series, which began December 14. You can find information about our meetings in the Intercom announcement dated 11/11/10.

Our meeting schedule for the rest of December and going into the New Year is as follows:

December 21, 2010 – meetings as usual
December 28, 2010 – NO MEETINGS at Ithaca College
     January 4, 2011 – weekly meetings resume as usual

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Christine Haase at 274-1378 or We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Come relieve the stress of finals with this week’s event!

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Wellness Clinic Newsletter

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 12/17/2010 

Our latest Wellness Clinic Newsletter is now up on our website (  It has many interesting articles including How to Avoid Weight Gain, Healthy Mind-Healthy Body, Bringing In The New Year and a recipe for Heart Healthy Egg Nog. Take a look!

The Wellness Clinic staff hopes you all have a healthy and happy new year. We will re-open on January 24th at 6:00am.

The Ithaca College Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 alumni awards -- and we need your help. If you know an alumnus or alumna whose accomplishments deserve to be recognized, please consider submitting a nomination on his or her behalf.

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The following guidelines are used by the Office of Residential Life to process Early Arrival requests for the Spring 2011 semester. Please review these as you begin to plan for Spring opening.

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Arts Across Campus

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Friendly Reminder: Please join the Office of State Grants (Higher Education Opportunity Program and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program), today, Friday, December 17th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Campus Center, Klingenstein Lounge, as we gather to offer well wishes on her next journey.  Amanda’s physical last day at Ithaca College will be Thursday, December 23rd.

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Faculty and staff are invited to join Ithaca College alumni, parents, friends, and students for an exciting night of hockey as the Syracuse Crunch take on the Rochester Americans. Prior to the game, enjoy pizza and soda in Assembly Hall at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena.

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Join the Sisters in Faith Affinity Group for their next meeting!

This group is open to all women who would like to share their faith in Christ and discuss his Word.

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Jennifer Jolly, Associate Professor of Art History, recently gave a lecture at the Museo de Arte Colonial in Morelia, Mexico, on December 8th, 2010.    

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Laura was awarded a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research to support her honors thesis on movement behavior in chipmunks.  

These grants are open to undergraduate and graduate students.  "The Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research program has a highly competitive application process and only approximately 20% of applicants receive any level of funding."  

Laura was also the Fall Recipient of the H&S Educational Grant Initiative to support this work.

The work is conducted under the supervision of Leann Kanda.

Timecards Due Early

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/15/2010 

Due to the College Holiday on Friday, December 24th, all timecards for the pay period December 6 through December 19th must be submitted and approved by the morning of Monday, December 20th.  Any timecards approved after this time will not be paid until the next payroll.  Please contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874 or (607) 274-3133 or email with any questions.

Affinity groups are designed to be a safe place where both staff and faculty may speak on common interests and provide an opportunity to seek and support one another.

The Working Parents Affinity Group (WPAG) provides different perspectives on integrating work and our families as working professionals. This group is co-facilitated by two moms who work here on campus and who are interested in developing a resourceful place for other working parents to come together and share with one another based on ideas that you provide!!

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The next scheduled class will be in late January.   If you need to drive before then please contact Risk Management ASAP regarding your interest in a class during Winter Break.  We have a tentative date of January 10th for a class.


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1st Annual Ithaca College Student Employee Nominations!!!

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During the upcoming break you can use your Ithaca College ID card anytime at Island Health and Fitness for only $6.00 per day.

Winter Break:
Friday, December 17th through Sunday, January 9th

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The Office of Student Financial Services will be closed on December 15, 2010 from 8:30am until 10:45am so that we may attend a staff meeting. We will be open on Thursday morning, December 16, 2010, but will close from 10:45am until 1:15pm so that we may attend an all campus event. You may visit us online at our new and improved website at Thank you, and Happy Holidays.

Once again, we are fortunate to offer five awards, each for $1,500. In order to be eligible for these awards, a candidate must be a full-time faculty member who has completed at least one year of employment at Ithaca College and who will be full time (TE or NTEN) during the 2011-2012 academic year. Note that released time is no longer part of the award package.

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 Stephen Sweet (Associate Professor of Sociology) has edited a special issue of the journal Community Work and Family

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