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Toast to 2016
Friday, April 1
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Emerson Suites

FREE with senior card ($2 without)
21+ event (Bring ID)

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Take a study break and join us in the Fishbowl in IC Square on Monday, March 28th, from 8 10 pm

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There are multiple definitions of what it means to be a  “first-generation” college student, but you are probably a first-generation student if your parents or guardians did not pursue education beyond high school, if they attended a vocational school, or if they attended college, but did not graduate. There are many Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students who take great pride in saying “I’m the first!”

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 Check out the Spring 2016 newsletter here!

If you will be studying abroad in the Summer or Fall of 2016 on ANY affiliated, non-affiliated, or exchange program (NOT the London Center), you must attend one or two study abroad orientations, as well as meet with an adviser in the Office of International Programs (OIP) to go over required Ithaca College paperwork. 

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James Suh has put together a great IC A Healthy Me Challenge this year - Food & Fitness. James is a senior Public and Community Health major from New Jersey and enjoys hiking with his dogs, running, and cooking healthy & delicious meals! 

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Luke Keller, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Madison Mangano, Physics and Astronomy major, have been selected as the Keynote Speakers for the 19th Annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium on April 14, 2016.

Dr. Keller is also a co-investigator with a team of scientists and engineers who designed and built an infrared camera and spectrometer for NASA's airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).  Madison Mangano is a senior in the department of Physics and Astronomy (B.S., May 2016) with minors in Honors and Mathematics. 

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 We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  


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In this Dollars and $ense session we will discuss the recent announcement of changes to lease accounting standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board.  These changes will impact all organizations, including nonprofits and colleges and universities. This is being discussed in this session due to our current technology renewal program.  Our annual spend on this program is close to $1.3 million per year, and there are issues that we have to open a dialogue around in terms of the following:

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The Office of Human Resources would like to remind benefit eligible staff to review Paid Time Away Balances now to allow plenty of time to use vacation before the end of the fiscal year, May 31, 2016.   

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Come and enrich the residents of Tompkins County

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Ithaca College students participating in the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) participated in the 18th Annual STEP Statewide Student Conference held on March 18-20th at the Albany Marriott in Albany, NY. 


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Ithaca College students traveled to Albany, New York on February 2nd to stand up for student aid! More than 370,000 New York students count on state student aid programs each year to help pay for college.

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On February 11, PLS’ Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, Chris Sperry, launched a video training titled Constructivist Media Decoding. Via the internet, he delivered the first of a two-session course that supported his goal: to integrate media literacy into teacher education classes.

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 Hill's Kitchen 

A Food Insecurity and Hunger Awareness Event and Cooking Competition.

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Sarah Flade, ’14 and Brittany Valente, ’14 will share their stories of success from IC to New York City.  Transitioning from coordinating projects and developing solutions, to managing projects and presenting solutions, these alums will provide their tips for success to working with a team and their journey to leadership positions at MasterCard and Convene.

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Raza Ahmad Rumi, scholar in residence at Honors Program will speak today on countering violent extremism with a focus on Pakistan's experience in recent years at an event organised by Cornell International Affairs Society.

Date/Time: Wednesday March 23, 5pm

Venue: 228 Malott



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The topic of the presentation was "Building Effective Peer Tutoring Programs on College Campuses:  Considerations for Total Quality Administration."

In this 2-hour presentation, Yolanda emphasized guildelines from the Council on Academic Standards (CAS) in HIgher Education for Learning Assistance Programs.  Other suggested practices and guidelines were drawn from her success at Ithaca College and from national certifying organizations such as the College Reading & Learning Association; the Association for the Tutoring Profession; the National Association for Developmental Education; and the National College Learning Center Association.  Foundational theories which framed portions of the presentation included ecological systems theory; student development theory; social cognitive theories; and management theories which address the supervisory needs of today's millenials.

The session closed with a rich discussion on the importance of student learning outcomes, evaluation and assessment as determinants for continuous quality improvement of services.

The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium, an entity formed by local and regional governments to provide affordable health insurance to employees, retirees and their eligible family members, is launching a contest for a new logo design.

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The partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 and its effect on everyday people is the subject of two new documentaries that will be screened during the 19th Annual FLEFF Festival.

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