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 Maria Russel  is leaving CNS.

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Check out the August edition of the Employee Benefits & Work/Life Brief

Learn to recognize the ten most common grammar errors you read and hear every day, and create strategies to remember correct usage. For example, can you find the errors in the following sentences and explain why they are wrong?

Between you and I, us writers feel badly whenever mistakes are found in our writing.

We received the new software and either my co-worker or I are going to write the instructions for it’s operation.

Not one of these sentences are correct (including this one)!

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Email is a necessity for every business workplace but writing email well is not a skill that most people have been taught. When you’re at a desk and under time pressure to get work done, you usually don’t pause and review the rules for effective business writing. 

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Professor Rogers, his team of physics students Evan Van de Wall '15 and Ryan Fedora '16, and Dr. Scott Stull used a NextEngine 3D laser scanner to take readings every 0.1 millimeter across various elements of the ceiling. The papier-mâché decorative ceiling at Philipse Manor Hall is one of only two such ceilings still intact in the United States. Other traditional conservation and preservation methods are not helpful due to the fragile nature of the decorative elements. 

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The American Film Showcase, a special project of the US State Department, has reappointed Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, as a film expert for their film envoy program. 

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In The Loop: PAR Form Now On-Line

Contributed by Lynn Hyde on 08/02/2015 

Contributed on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities

Please consider this a follow-up to the Intercom message I shared on July 5th in which I detailed a new Project Approval Request (PAR) process for capital construction and renovation projects.  As I mentioned in that communication, the new PAR process has been designed to ensure fairness and equity across the Divisions of the College. Accordingly, the Facilities Planning Committee has decentralized the initial component of the process by requiring all projects to be submitted directly to one’s Vice President. 

A description of the PAR process, as well as the new PAR Form, have been added to the Facilities website

Thank you. 

Dr. Timothy Carey
Associate Vice President
IC Facilities


Are you looking to get the most out of your experience in a student organization? On Saturday, September 12th, join the Student Organization Specialists of OSEMA at the 2015 Student Organization Conference! 

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“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see your smile & who love you no matter what.”  

What are you and your family doing this week? Make time to spend with your family by completing great daily activities found on our Family Fun Month webpage -!

Join your colleagues on Wednesday, August 5th for this month’s Dollars and $ense discussion on the major projects that affect the entire campus.  Vice President Hector’s leadership team will present updates on projects generated from auxiliary services, business and finance, facilities, and information technology services. 

Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the session, which takes place on Wednesday, August 5, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the Taughannock Falls Room. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


This fall, the sign-up process for major instrumental ensemble auditions has moved online. The online sign-up system will remain open until midnight, Wednesday, August 19.

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Contributed on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Office of Facilities 

I am pleased to share the 2015 Campus Master Plan with the campus community. The plan was approved by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees at their May meeting. The Board’s approval followed a year of focused effort to create the plan – including numerous forums in which students, faculty and staff shared their perceptions and feedback relative to iterative updates about the direction of the plan. Indeed, the collaborative nature of the Master Planning process was integral to the creation of the final version of the plan, and I am grateful that so many members of the campus community opted to participate.

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The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute provides high quality education to students and professionals, empowering them to positively impact the lives of older people. Programs are free and open to the entire Ithaca College community. For more information, contact Teri Reinemann at 607-274-1607 or 

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 At IC Square Food Court, we're featuring two new sandwiches from our Summer Unplugged line!

At Selona Grill, we're serving up a Brisket Gouda Burger! It's a quarter pound all beef patty, topped with sliced beef brisket, smoked gouda, pickled slaw and juicy tomatoes with garlic aioli on a seeded roll.

At The Deli, we're featuring a delicious Barbecue Pork BLT! Marinates sliced pork, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and BBQ sauce are stacked on a ciabatta roll.

Come to the Food Court and try one today!

Please join us for this one-hour community learning webinar which focuses on navigating gender bias in the workplace followed by a 30 minute discussion. This is part of a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. Refreshments will be provided.

What Works for Women at Work How to navigate subtle gender bias successfully Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern
(Time includes optional 30 minute discussion period)
Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room

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The Ithaca College Policy Manual, section 2.32.6 requires all college offices to post notices about copyright compliance at or near all computer and photocopying sites, including all copy rooms, public computer rooms and workrooms.


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The School of H&S is searching for an Academic Services Coordinator (Level G Non Exempt).  This position will work with the Assistant Dean of Student Services, and will prepare and review student academic data, advisor assignments, degree evaluations, and degree audits.  In addition, this position will provide assistance to students in resolving scheduling conflicts, orientation, and registration procedures. The Academic Services coordinator will assist with the coordination of registration, orientation and Fall Welcome related events. This position will prepare confidential correspondence, spreadsheets and reports, and maintain files and records. This position will serve as a resource for students, faculty, and staff providing information and assistance regarding academic services.

Qualifications include 3 years working in student academic services or related field and a minimum associates degree, bachelor’s degree preferred.

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Please join us in honoring School of Business Associate Dean, Barbara Howard, and the work she has done for Ithaca College at a retirement reception luncheon on Friday, July 31st, from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Upper Atrium of the School of Business. 

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 Beginning Monday, August 3, all incoming student packages will be held in anticipation of students moving to campus. 

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Woizero Jarvis, an incoming first-year HEOP and CSTEP student, was invited to attend the Beating the Odds Summit at the White House on July 23rd.   The Summit was part of the White House Reach Higher initiative by First Lady Michelle Obama.  


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