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On Sunday, January 25 at 4 pm the senior class of the Department of Theatre Arts will present the 4th Annual Wheels4Women Benefit Cabaret.  The cabaret will last about 75 minutes with an intermission and will feature music and poetry performed by senior BFA performance majors. There will also be a raffle for professional theatre tickets (the Hangar, the Kitchen, the Merry-Go-Round), a 5-show pass to Cinemapolis, and an auction for a home made pie! Suggested donation is 10.00 per adult and 5.00 for students.  The cabaret will take place in the Clark Theatre, Dillingham Center. All donations are tax deductible and checks should be made out to Ithaca College with “Wheels4Women” in the memo.

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Make a video game in 48 hours, you say? Then you're reading the right post! The Ithaca College Game Developer's Club is hosting Global Game Jam for the second year in a row, and we're inviting you to build video games with us! A raffle for prizes will be offered for all participants too! We're really excited to give these prizes away!

 

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Love in the Western world is assumed to be the epitome of individual freedom. In this interdisciplinary seminar, we will examine the experiences of Asian Americans to to show how race shapes our love chances—that is, whom we are allowed to love, who we are most likely to love, and who are deemed capable of love.

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 Seats are still available for spring semester in a number of ICC courses, some of which are recently designated. As of late this afternoon, multiple seats are available in the courses below.

 

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2014 W2s now available online

Contributed by Donna Veres on 01/21/2015 

Current employees can now view and print their 2014 W-2 online in Parnassus. To access your W-2 online, log into Parnassus, click on IC Employee Self Service, and then click on Employee W2. If you need assistance with your Parnassus login information, please email the Payroll Office at payroll@ithaca.edu. Paper W-2s will be mailed to your home address early next week.

This year taxpayers will be asked on their tax return if they and their dependents had minimum essential health insurance coverage for each month of 2014.  For those who had employer-sponsored health insurance, such as that provided by Ithaca College, it will only be necessary to check the appropriate box on your tax return to affirm coverage.  No further action is necessary.  If you are prompted for a 1095, it is important to know that the government delayed the need for employers to generate the form 1095 until next year.

 

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2014 W2s now available online

Contributed by Donna Veres on 01/21/2015 

Student employees can now view and print their 2014 W-2 online in Parnassus. To access your W-2 online, just log into Parnassus, click on IC Student Employee Self Service, and then click on Employee W2. If you need assistance with your Parnassus login information, please email the Payroll Office at payroll@ithaca.edu. Paper W-2s will be mailed to your home address early next week.

James Mick, assistant professor of music education, traveled to Dallas this past December to guest conduct the Region 25 Philharmonic Orchestra. The repertoire included works by Berlioz, Bach, and Gershwin. The culminating performance occurred on December 13, 2015 at the recently built $25 million Allen High School Performing Arts Center and included five separate honor orchestras – 3 middle school string orchestras and 2 high school full orchestras. 

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBT themed film series will host a showing of the documentary "The Paper Mirror” on Tuesday, Tuesday, January 27. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 103.

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“No matter where you stand, it’s never too late to make better choices for your health and we invite you to start a new life resolution now. All you need is a goal, a plan and the desire to live better. That’s why we created My Life Check and the Life’s Simple 7.  Thanks to the science and research volunteers of the American Heart Association, we have your road to good health. All of us need to practice these seven steps to live a heart-healthy life. Simple 7 include identifying risk factors for heart disease, and understanding the things within your control to living longer, healthier lives!  Remember, you can stop heart disease before it even starts. Start small. And keep it simple. Make one change today and then you’re ready to make another, and another. Before you know it you’ve stopped making poor choices, and started making life choices!” – Gina Chapman

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It’s that time of year again!  ZoetIC, a publication sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, is soliciting original submissions from current students and alumni of Ithaca College.

There will be FIVE sections that you can submit to this year: Poetry, Prose, Drama, Personal Essay, and Critical Essay.

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The FBI has provided notice to the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management of two recently identified scams, each targeting college and university personnel and students.  Please review the details of these scams provided below, and notify the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov if you experience either of these activities. 

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Ithaca College ITS is proud to announce that Park Business has successfully passed the testing phase and is now officially completed.  Students, Faculty and Staff should now expect reliable and robust Wi-Fi service in that building.

Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise is the fifth building to be completed out of twenty-nine total buildings across campus.  More detailed projet information can be found at the project's web page: 
http://www.ithaca.edu/its/services/wireless/campusproject2014/ 

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The Student Leadership Institute is happy to announce that registration is now open for Block 3 of the Spring semester.   We have a full line up of amazing sessions, so log onto OrgSync and go to the SLI Portal to check out the events listings. Remember, you must be a member of the SLI portal on Orgsync to view the sessions.

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The Spring 2015 Student Organization Fair is Wednesday, January 28 from 10am-3pm in Emerson Suites. There will be over 100 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. 

Student Organizations interested in signing up please click here. All recognized and new student organizations are able to sign up. Deadline to sign up is January 21 by 5pm.

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

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Be a part of the biggest service event of the year on Saturday, January 24! We will continue to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by engaging in a variety of service projects in our local community. 

There are a variety of service options, and all participants receive breakfast, lunch, and a FREE MLK Day commemorative t-shirt! For more information and to sign up,go HERE!

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The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

 

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ITS offers technology workshops every week on a variety of topics and software applications in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:

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Dr. Paula Ioanide's book, The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness (Stanford), has made FLAVORWIRE's "10 Must-Read Academic Books for 2015."  Dr. Ioanide is an associate professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.

The Ithaca College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announces Fill The Hill Fridays, encouraging fans to come to Hill Center to support the Ithaca women’s and men’s basketball teams. Fill The Hill Fridays will take place Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 13 and include promotional events, giveaways and interactive activities for both games on all three nights. The women’s basketball games begin at 6 p.m. followed by the men’s basketball games at 8 p.m. on each of those Fridays.

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Buzzsaw Spring Rush Night!

Contributed by Taylor Barker on 01/20/2015 

Buzzsaw Magazine will be holding its spring rush night Wednesday Jan. 21 at 8:30 p.m. in Williams 323!

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