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The newest version of the Mac operating system, Mac OS Sierra, has had known compatibility issues with Pulse Secure (formerly Junos Pulse), used for remote VPN access to some Ithaca College systems.

There is now a compatible version of Pulse Secure available for Mac OS Sierra users. The new version works with previous Mac and Windows operating systems as well, and functions virtually the same.

The new version is available in the right sidebar of the Remote Access support page.

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Dr. Ellie Fitts Fulmer (Ithaca College, Education Department) and Dr. Alesha Gayle (University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education) presented a paper at the Literacy Research Association’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Their paper, titled “LOL? Racial Literacy Through Humor in Teacher Education” explores using racial comedy media in teacher education, using literacy as a lens for understanding more about this practice. Specifically, Fulmer and Gayle focused on students’ hesitation to laugh as an avenue for zeroing in on, and expanding, their racial literacy.

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Bob Sullivan and Tom Pfaff publish essay, Academics as Suburbanites, in Inside Higher Education. You can read the essay here

Due to coverage, Career Service's drop-in hours for final exam week will be Monday, December 12 through Thursday, December 15 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Drop-ins will not be available on Friday, December 16.

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Winter Safety Tips

Contributed by Crystal Young on 12/06/2016 

Submitted on behalf of Tim Ryan, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety

As we head into the winter months, it's important to take precautions against icy conditions. When temperatures drop below freezing, walking from parking lots and building to building can be a dangerous game.

Although Maintenance and Facilities do an excellent job salting and shoveling campus walkways, black ice and icy patches can strike before getting attended to.

Slips and falls are the number one cause of accidents at Ithaca College. Nationally, they cause more than 1,500 deaths and 300,000 injuries per year -- but there are many ways to prevent such accidents. Here is a list of ways to protect yourself:

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Holiday Season Fire Safety Policies

Contributed by Tim Ryan on 12/06/2016 

With the holiday season upon us, it is a good time to review the college's policies on the safe use of decorations. Please take a moment to read this important information.

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Celebrate the holidays with a gift that really makes a difference. Your donation to the United Way can be that difference to those in our community. 

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Work on your final papers in a friendly atmosphere at the Writing Center's Cocoa and Cram night, 7-10 PM Sunday, December 11th, in Smiddy 109. 

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, and Dale Hudson (NYU-Abu Dhabi) conducted a special workshop on their new book, Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places (2015) with PhD students in cinema studies at New York University on November 29, 2016. 

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 Join Dr. Paula Ioanide on 12/7 at 12pm in Klingenstein Lounge for a conversation on allyship.

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Check out this months' edition of the Employee Benefits & Work/Life Newsletter.

Are you looking for a job for the spring semester?
Do you like to work outside?
Do you like to work independently?

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Individuals who had stroke more than 6 months ago are needed for a study investigating the impact of physical therapy on walking and balance. Participants will be randomized to exercise in the water or on land using a treadmill 3 times per week for 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time. Please contact Sarah Fishel at for additional information.



No Pressure Blood Pressure Testing Locations and Times:

 8:00 am - 9:00 am - CHS, Smiddy, Peggy Ryan Williams Center, Ceracche Center
9:00 am - 10:00 am - Physical Plant, General Services, Public Safety
10:00 am - 11:00 am - Gannett, Whalen Center, Hill Center
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Dillingham, Job, Friends, A&E Center
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Campus Center, Hammond Health Center, Fitness Center
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Textor, Muller, Bookstore, Williams
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - CNS, Park, Admin. Annex
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Towers, Terraces, Alumni Hall


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The Roy H. Park School of Communications will host a variety of end-of-the-semester screenings, exhibitions, and presentations to showcase student work.  All events are free. 

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VIC Radio, the Voice of Ithaca College, and WICB, the Station for Innovation, are proud to announce our first ever toy drive!

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The Roy H. Park School of Communications will host a variety of end-of-the-semester screenings, exhibitions, and presentations to showcase student work.  All events are free. 

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 Guest speaker Dr. Shannon Seneca will present on "Environmental Health and the Seneca Nation".  Today, Monday, December 5 at 5:25-6:40 pm in Hill 107

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Study abroad in Galway, Ireland this July. Earn two credits and attend and volunteer at 2 major arts festivals! 

Come find out more this Wednesday evening, December 7th at 7pm in Friends 104. 

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Posted on behalf of Janet Williams, Interim VP for Finance and Administration.

Members of the campus community are invited to join our weekly D&I Discussion Circle on Wednesdays at noon in Klingenstein Lounge. Once a month, a guest presenter will join the group to talk about a topic related to diversity and inclusion. Here's our schedule for the next few months:

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