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Ithaca College’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi welcomes Michelle Denison (Occupational Therapy major) and Lisa Famularo (Business Administration major) as the 2014-2015 Student Vice-Presidents. Michelle and Lisa will serve on the chapter’s Executive Committee and attend meetings and events.

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Sophia Terazawa '13, who majored in psychology with a minor in aging studies, has had her article, "The Language of Loss: Modeling a Transformative Narrative of Grief," published in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. Terazawa's fictional narrative is based on the true experience of her undergraduate Fieldwork in Gerontology course at Longview, a senior retirement community with which Ithaca College has had a 15-year partnership.

 

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Bereavement services are an important part of end-of-life care with potential to ameliorate distress among bereaved caregivers. However, little is known about individuals' preferences regarding structure, content, and delivery of services.

Elizabeth Bergman, assistant professor of aging studies, recently presented "Exploring Bereavement Service Use Preferences and Motivations" at the 36th annual meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), held April 23-26, 2014, in Baltimore. She presented survey outcomes from 60 bereaved hospice caregivers. Professor Bergman conducted the research in collaboration with Marna Metcalf, MA, a grief counselor with Hospice of Central New York.

Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity assistant professor Paula Ioanide will offer "Watching Race in American Media" as an online course during the May Summer Session (May 13-23). Course fulfills DIVERSITY designation; General Education requirements 1: Self & Society and GE h: Historical Perspective, Humanities, Liberal Arts. To enroll, search course number CSCR 26100 for Summer 2014 term on Homerconnect.

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Interested in Digital Badges?

Contributed by Rob Gearhart on 05/07/2014 

Ithaca College is exploring the development of a system where you could earn “digital badges” for completing non-credit programs outside of your degree-seeking curriculum in areas that would be considered “personal or professional development”.  Topics might include: personal finance, personal wellness and/or nutrition, leadership, media & technology, software, sustainability, civic engagement and much more.  Badges could be incorporated into your ePortfolios or other badge systems.

Help us by taking this ONE MINUTE SURVEY.  Results will be used to guide a more in-depth analysis in the Fall.

THANKS!  - the Office of Extended Studies

survey link: https://ithaca.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_enA4JeVrqlqZHXD

CIT 2014 – the SUNY Conference on Instruction & Technology – will be at Cornell University May 27-30.  Ithaca College will pay the registration fees for any full-time continuing IC faculty who REGISTER BY MAY 11th (staff may also be eligible).

This year's theme is: "Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear: Reflection, innovation, and Learning." For more information about the conference and sessions visit the CIT 2014 website.

Registration is now open, but you must contact Rob Gearhart (rgearhart@ithaca.edu or 4-1909) for instructions BEFORE REGISTERING.

 The school year is coming to a close and Dining Services has posted its Finals Week and Senior Week schedules to ithacadiningservices.com. Please click on the links for more information and feel free to contact us should you have any questions..

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Submitted on behalf of Julia Herman '14, CHP Intern.

In this month's issue of IC Student Health 101...

Stay Focused Anywhere

  • How to overcome study distractions

Your Last Google Search?

The Body as a Canvas

  • Choosing if body art is right for you

What’s Next?

  • Conquering your fear of the future

Wealthy or Healthy?

  • Which would you rather be? Please share in another poll!

What’s Your Greatest Asset?

  • Readers share what they consider their best qualities, read here!

 

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MAY SESSION : Introduction to Drawing ART 13000

Open to all levels of experience - we'll cover the basics and explore a variety of approaches to drawing. If you've ever wanted to draw, learned to draw as a child and want to get back into it, or need 3 credits and would like to try something new, this two-week workshop is for you!

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 Bruce Henderson, Communication Studies, has been invited by Carole Blair, First Vice-President of the National Communication Association, to be one of six panelists to participate in the Opening Plenary Session of the National Communication Association in Chicago in November 2014.  

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Like any organization that deals with sensitive information, Ithaca College must be in compliance with a variety of security standards. To ensure this compliance, our security practices and policies are regularly reviewed by external auditors, and often result in recommended or mandated changes to our security practices. One such recommendation that the college as a whole has been asked to comply with is the enforcement of screen saver passwords on virtually all college-owned computers.

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Yvonne Rogalski, assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, had her research highlighted on the University of Florida website this week.

Rogalski, who did her doctoral work at UF, conducted a study showing older adults remembered more details from a text when they read it and described it to someone else compared to those who just re-read it several times.

The study was inspired by a training technique Rogalski developed at UF called "Read Attentively, Summarise and Review." This method, known as RASR, calls for participants to read a passage out loud and then summarize what they’ve read after each paragraph.

Rogalski’s research was originally published online by Aphasiology in February and appeared in the journal’s print edition in April.

To read the full article on Rogalski’s research, visit the UF website here.

Instagram De-Stress Contest!!

Contributed by Nancy Reynolds on 05/06/2014 

Submitted on behalf of Julia Herman '14, CHP Intern.

Terrace Dining Hall and The Center for Health Promotion are partnering to create a contest through the social media site, Instagram. 

We want to see how you prepare for finals!

Instagram pictures of yourself eating healthy, staying active or relaxing with the hashtags: #ICStressFree & #ICStudentHealth101 

Each time you post a picture with those hashtags, you will be entered to win awesome prizes from local businesses around the Ithaca area. 

This Tuesday, from 11-2pm & Wednesday, from 4-6pm, come by the pub in Campus Center where we will be handing out healthy snacks to boost your energy and help you better prepare for finals!!

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AAF Stickell Internship Awarded to Taylor Flynn

The Office of Human Resources presents faculty and staff our newest Work/Life Mission Series. This series brings staff from various departments across campus to you to share their expertise on all different aspects of wellness. The Work/Life Esteemed Staff Series covers topics ranging from the basics of dancing to career and life happiness to being healthy at your desk. So, be sure to come out and see the great things that our staff members have to share!

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New section: ANTH 29010 ST: Culture, Sex and Gender at 9:25-10:40 Tues. and Thurs. CRN 23799

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The Office of Facilities, in collaboration with the Campus Center and Event Services Office would like to inform the campus community of upcoming mechanical renovations in the Campus Center from May 19, 2014 through June 16, 2014

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The concert will take place on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm at the Breakers Mansion. Reitz will be performing with Theater Street Productions.

Who has time to get their computer fixed during finals week? The fixIT Shop is here for you! Come to the on-campus computer repair shop, and receive expedited services this week! The fixIT Shop is fully staffed, and stocked with additional parts for the end of the semester rush to ensure the fastest turn around time possible to meet your computer repair needs.

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 Music Education student and horn player, Grace Demerath has been elected as the President of the 2014-15 National Association for Music Education (NAfME)-Collegiate/ New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Executive Board.  Congratulations Grace, for this prestigious honor!

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