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Often, managers and educators put together diverse teams or groups, but then work in ways that fail to reap the benefits of that diversity. This highly interactive workshop offers both a framework and practical tips for leveraging the power of diverse teams, optimizing innovation, and strengthening organizational decision-making. It invites participants to become intentional and strategic about this work. Designed for supervisors who lead diverse teams and faculty members who want to leverage diversity to enhance classroom learning or to strengthen students’ readiness to embrace diversity in community settings. 

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Privilege is a concept with many meanings. Some privileges can be bought; some may be earned through one’s profession, office, or be awarded upon admission to an institution, club or society. This workshop will focus on the kinds of unearned privilege that are afforded on the basis of belonging to included social identity groups. 

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is offering an opportunity for members of the IC community to learn more about and interact with the Beam Pro telepresence robot by Suitable Technologies.  In addition to presenting at Ed Tech Day on March 24th, the company is generously offering additional sessions on Wednesday, March 23 and will allow the device to remain on campus the following week for hands on exploration in selected IC departments or schools.

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Working outside the United States can be simple or more complicated than you imagined, depending on what you want to do or where in the world you want to go. This workshop will help you figure out how to job search and network internationally, relocate and adjust to new cultural norms, and offer best practices for launching an international career.

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Service to the ICAirnet wireless network is not yet restored following the network problems from last week. We are actively continuing to investigate. In the interim, students should use the My-ResNet wireless network, and faculty and staff should use the ICAirnet-Secure wireless network. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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A faculty showcase of music by retiring composition professor Dana Wilson, a faculty trombone recital, a guest piccolo recital, and the next Wind Ensemble concert---all in the next two weeks!  See the full calendar for the plentiful student recitals as well.

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15th annual SWISH for Make-A-Wish

Contributed by Colby Daboul on 03/18/2016 

Join IC PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) for the 15th annual Swish For Make-A-Wish basketball tournament on Saturday, April 16th from 10:00am-4:00pm in the Fitness Center. This annual 5 v. 5 basketball tournament raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York. Last year, we raised over $2,000 and had over 250 student participants. This year we plan to raise $2,500 and need your help!

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If you’re a dedicated student leader on campus or a devoted community volunteer (or both), these scholarship opportunities are for you!  The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is happy to announce a number of scholarship opportunities available to YOU for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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What do college students really think about technology in the classroom? What are their expectations for how technology is used by professors and others? How do they use technology to support their learning and time on campus? Join us on Thursday, March 24th at 12:10 PM in the Taughannock Falls Meeting Room for a lively discussion on this topic. 

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Have you tried Chair Massage yet? It's a convenient and soothing way to relax and recharge! The Center for Health Promotion has partnered with A Massage Station of Ithaca to bring chair massages to IC students.

The next Massage Day is scheduled for: Tuesday, April 5th from noon to 5pm 

Where? Center For Health Promotion, on the lower level of Hammond Health Center. (Enter the Office of Counseling and Wellness, from the parking lot side of the building).

Cost: $1 per minute (pre-pay via PayPal or credit card )

Sign up for 10, 20 or 30 minutes of massage - it's easy! Visit the Sign-up Genius here:



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As our first post in the new section of Intercom, News for Staff, here are the minutes from the Staff Council February meeting.

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Food, Prizes and Games

Contributed by Theresa Johnson on 03/17/2016 

You’re invited to the SAC Open House on Wednesday March 23rd from 11 am to 2 pm!

Why? To eat some awesome FOOD, learn about all resources available to student organizations, meet students from across campus, and have the chance to win PRIZES!

Who? EVERY student at Ithaca College is eligible to attend!

Where? The Student Activities Center (SAC) on the 3rd floor of campus center

Click here to learn more about the SAC Open House

**SAC Tenant applications will be available at the Open House and on orgsync**

Individuals requiring accommodations should contact Theresa Radley at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

On April 12, 2016, the Office of Student Employment will be hosting a luncheon in Emerson Suites to thank Ithaca College’s outstanding student employees for their dedicated work. All current student employees will receive a personal invitation to come, and we encourage supervisors to attend with their student employees.

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The Center for the Study of Culture Race and Ethnicity presents a four-part 101 series designed to introduce participants to key concepts and conversations about race and racism. The second presentation, How to talk about Race 101, will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd from 12-1 PM in the Ithaca Falls room, Campus Center. Students, staff and faculty are all welcome to attend. 

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Fractionation (the opposite of escalation) is a process by which big conflicts are broken down into little conflicts, where they can be more easily understood and resolved.  We’ll explore the way conflict manifests in three venues (intrapsychic, interpersonal and intergroup) but we’ll focus on interpersonal aspects.

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Not a PowerPoint presentation, this is a highly interactive seminar that delivers 3 skills to help supervisors and managers improve employee performance. 

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Calling all student organization members and advisers! OSEMA is honoring the hard work and dedication of our amazing student organizations with a week-long celebration. There will be games, food, and prizes! Check out our Facebook page for more information:

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We Need Your Help!  Help our Students Have a Great Commencement Weekend!

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When it comes to retirement planning, it’s never too early to start! The more you invest and the earlier you start planning increases the likelihood of a successful retirement.

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Play Golf

Contributed by Samuel Lapp on 03/16/2016 

 Hillendale Golf is open

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