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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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The Wi-Fi rebuild in Gannett Center was completed this week. Our "statistics" show that Wi-Fi performance is much improved, but we'd like confirmation from the people that use Wi-Fi in that building. Please let us know if the Wi-Fi network is now meeting your needs by completing this quick 2-question form: 

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

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Each year the Office of Alumni Relations and Career Services collaborate to put on networking events that bring together IC alumni with current students called Network Nights. This year’s winter break Network Nights will take place in New York City and Boston.

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Each year the Office of Alumni Relations and Career Services collaborate to put on networking events that bring together IC alumni with current students called Network Nights. This year’s winter break Network Nights will take place in New York City and Boston.

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"I joined my friends who had been raped and harassed to file a Title IX complaint because allies want to stop violence, too." 

Know your rights, your schools obligations and your campus by clicking on the interactive tools in the article. 

This guide in SH101 provides information on:

  • The police 
  • Title IX coordinator 
  • Forensic nurse examiner program at the hospital 
  • Victim advocates 
  • and college health, counseling, and pastoral services 

Here's the link:

http://readsh101.com/ithaca.html

 

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ENVS Geology Professsor Chris Sinton has published a chapter in “The Galapagos: A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences” (Wiley) with co-authors Karen Harpp (Colgate University) and David Christie (University of Alaska-Fairbanks). His paper, A Preliminary Survey of the Northeast Seamounts, Galápagos Platform, is the first detailed description of three drowned Galapagos Islands located northeast of the present islands.

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"Lock It Up!" to Prevent Theft

Contributed by Andrew Kosinuk on 12/16/2014 

Theft is the most common crime at Ithaca College.  During the holiday season, incidences of theft rise even further.  The Campus Safety Awareness Committee would like to provide some tips to reduce your risk of experiencing a theft.

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Annual Holiday Luncheon - 2014

Contributed by Tanisha Graves on 12/16/2014 

All Ithaca College employees and retirees are invited to attend the annual Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 18, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Terrace Dining Hall!  

Besides food, music and fun, this is an opportunity to “Be Spotted!” Bring your sustainable mugs and/or beverage containers and win a free cup of coffee!

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 The effect of bromine scanning around the phenyl group of 4-​phenylquinolone derivatives

Acta Crystallogr., Sect. C: Cryst. Struct. Commun. (2014), 70(8), 790-795, Steiger, Monacelli, Li, Hunting and Natale. 

The crystal structures of three quinolone compounds were solved using Ithaca College’s single crystal X-ray diffractometer. The compounds were synthesized by our collaborators at the University of Montana.

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Almost everyone owns and uses at least one credit card, but with confusing language and opaque fees, credit card companies don't always provide all the information you need to know to use them well.

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Yanilsa Frias (Business Administration and Marketing Communication Class of 2015) published her research on the reasons why fathers do not take parental leave on the website in One Million for Work Flexibility.

Frias read over 45 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, documenting that fathers do not take leave for two primary reasons.  First, like working mothers, working fathers in the United States commonly cannot afford to take leave or the leave options are simply unavailable.  Second, when fathers do take leave, it can be penalized.  Fathers and mothers share similarities in these respects, but gender roles shape the different responses that men and women take in response to work-family tensions.

This work was performed in Stephen Sweet’s sociology course “Work and Family.”

Read her article here:

 

http://www.workflexibility.org/why-many-fathers-do-not-take-parental-leave/

The Center for Print Production will be closed from 11 am - 1 pm on Thursday, Dec. 18 so that our staff may attend the College's employee holiday luncheon. Thank you for your understanding.

Timecards Due Early

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/16/2014 

Due to the College Holiday, timecards for the pay period December 15-December 28 must be submitted and approved by Friday, December 19th at noon. 

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

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For your convenience here is a list of services offered in the Office of Career Services during finals week as well as winter break:

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