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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, also known as OSEMA, is offering three Summer Service trips May 14 to May 21, 2016!  

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YOU could participate in one of this year’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips!  ASB is an application-based program sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) that provides students with service opportunities at one of five sites across the eastern United States.  All students are eligible to apply.

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is seeking a two members of the staff or faculty who are interested in serving as a trip advisers for students participating in the Alternative Spring Break Program (ASB) from March 13 - March 19, 2016. We are currently seeking an adviser for the volunteer trip to Salamanca, NY, where students will work at a youth center located on the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory, Students on this trip will have the opportunity to learn more about the dynamics between native and non-native peoples living in the area. 

 

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Internship experience is priceless, but sometimes it doesn't come cheap! Internship scholarship applications are now available!

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This course explores strategies and techniques for designing sustainable human environments.

 

Topics include: growing your own food, working with animals, green building, appropriate technology, observation skills, working with a forest, ecovillages, adapting to climate change, sustainable economic systems, and much, much, more!

 

Students apply a whole-systems permaculture design process to envision a human-scale, sustainable landscape.

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Paul Hansom of the Department of English is offering an ICC Themes and Perspectives course this semester on the role of literature in defining, shaping, and responding to environmental concerns.  The title of the course is "Earth Works:  Literature, Nature, and the Environment," and it carries with it a themes designation of both Mind, Body, Spirit, and Quest for a Sustainable Future.

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Dana Professor Michael Twomey of the Department of English is offering an advanced course this semester in literature and environmental literary criticism, also called "ecocriticism."  The course is open to all students who have taken at least three courses in the humanities.  The title of the course is "Environmental Criticism:  Green Reading."

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The IC Department of English still has a few seats available in the following sections of these ICC Themes and Perspectives courses, full descriptions for which can be found here:

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Need Super Bowl plans? Look no further! IC After Dark is hosting its annual Super Bowl party in Emerson Suites!

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Complying with legal mandates can be a daunting task! In this webinar our experts will distill the basics of Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act that includes changes to the Clery Act.

Specific Learning Outcomes:

·        What colleges and universities must do to be compliant

·        Training and prevention education requirements and examples

·        Maintaining a safe reporting climate and victim centered approach

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Staff Council - Solution Sessions

Contributed by Sean Reilley on 01/26/2016 

In early December, Staff Council administered a survey to solicit feedback from staff at Ithaca College on the topics of racism & bias, workforce analysis, accountability, employee morale, and disrespect & bullying.  It is our intent to use the survey results as a roadmap to guide our efforts in working with the administration and other campus partners to improve the campus climate here at IC.

At this time, we would like to invite all staff to a series of town hall meetings during which we will discuss possible solutions to the issues our campus community is currently facing.  The meeting schedule is listed below.  We hope to see you there.

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The Fitness Center's Group Fitness Schedule is now available on our website.  Classes will begin on Monday 2/1/16, and most are open to all members of of the Ithaca College campus community on a first come first served basis.  Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga, and Iyengar Yoga are available to faculty and staff only.

Enjoy!

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Faculty Council seeks 2 faculty members to serve on the search committee for the Vice-President for Enrollment. The search will begin shortly and conclude by the end of this semester. Interested faculty should send a short statement to the Faculty Council chair, rothbart@ithaca.edu by Friday, January 29.

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce our new employee onboarding program for staff, designed to create a year-long experience to educate, support, welcome and encourage our new employees as they begin their career at Ithaca College.

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Representatives of the U.S. Army will be tabling on campus, in front of the Office of Career Services on Wednesday, January 27 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Find out information about what the U.S. Army has to offer to students as well as opportunities within their organization.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear campus community: Welcome back for the start of a new semester. I hope the holiday break enabled each of you to relax and enjoy special times with family and friends, and that it provided you occasions to renew your energy for the challenges and opportunities that await us this spring. As we continue through our annual week-of activities and events celebrating the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let our words and actions be testament to our efforts to realize King's global dream and our aspirations for a more diverse and inclusive IC community!

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The 2016 Campus Life Award Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost

Contributed by Cathy Wood on 01/26/2016 

Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost"—open to faculty and staff in Educational Affairs--is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, during the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.).  It will be held in the Human Resources Mini Conference Room (garden level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center).   Please bring your lunch; beverage and cookies will be provided.

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The Spring 2016 Student Organization Fair is Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 10am-3pm in Emerson Suites. There will be over 150 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. 

All recognized and new student organizations are able to sign up. Deadline to sign up is January 27 by 5pm.

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

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Theresa Radley at tradley@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3222. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

In preparation for the exhibition, NO/GOOD PLACE (March 23-April 22, 2016), the gallery is beginning recruitment this for community participants to take part in an international project called The Complaints Choir, by artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen. 

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