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January 14, 2016

From Faculty Council of Ithaca College
Contact: Dr. Peter Rothbart, Chair 
Rothbart@ithaca.edu
607-274-1497

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Dear Ithaca College Community,

Today, Tom Rochon announced his retirement at the end of the 2016-17 academic year, marking nearly a decade of leadership of the college.

One of the hallmarks of Tom’s presidency has been his deep commitment to Ithaca College. As Tom has pondered the appropriate timing for retirement, he and the Executive Committee of the board have discussed the importance of succession planning to ensure we have an orderly process to select a new president. With Tom’s announcement, it is time to set that process in motion.

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Announcement from President Rochon

Contributed by Molly Israel on 01/14/2016 

Dear Ithaca College Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents, Alumni, and Friends:

After much reflection over the winter break, I have decided to retire from the Ithaca College presidency effective July 1, 2017, following the 2016–2017 academic year. This timing will enable the board of trustees the necessary time to organize and execute a thoughtful and comprehensive search for my successor.

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Jessye Cohen-Filipic and Barney Beins led an invited workshop at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology on writing in the psychology curriculum. The workshop highlighted the program of systematic writing in the Ithaca College's psychology curriculum.

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Each year, two students with majors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications or politics are selected as recipients of the Reginald Simmons '75 Memorial Award. The award allows students to participate in Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA), America's premier cross-cultural exchange program designed to promote understanding of Africa and its culture.

Deadline for applications is Monday, February 1, 2016.

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2016 Employee Permits

Contributed by Amy Shippos on 01/13/2016 

Employee permits for 2016 will be available to order online beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Current Employee Parking Permits will expire on January 15, 2016. You may order your new parking permit online at www.ithaca.edu/sacl/parking_registration.php/

When registering online, please identify your preferred delivery method.  Permits can be delivered via campus mail, picked up at our office or mailed to your home address.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Parking Services

Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

607-274-3756

parking@ithaca.edu

http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/parking/

Phonathon is hiring!

Contributed by Jason Pomeroy on 01/13/2016 

 Become a Student Development Officer

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Have your program become a Partner Program with the SLI series. We love to partner with other campus offices and organizations to include their programs in our SLI workshop lineup! If you have a program that you would like to offer in the SLI program this year, please fill out the following form by the dates stated below. We will get back to you on whether we will accept your program as part of our programming series.

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The Ithaca College Student Government Association will be hosting Elect Her – Campus Women Win on February 21, 2016. The American Association of University Women as well as an organization called Running Start sponsors this program to encourage young women to run for student government on their campuses.

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Dining Services' Administrative Offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 13th for an all-employee meeting. Admin operations will resume at 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 14th. 

 

The Offices of the Senior Vice President/General Counsel, Risk Management and Human Resources will be closed all day on Thursday, January 14, 2016 to attend a Division of Human and Legal Resources Winter Retreat.

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Join your colleagues and join the conversation on Thursday, January 14th for this month’s Dollars and $ense meeting.  Vice President Hector will update faculty and staff on the progress on current administrative initiatives and then open up the session for Q&A.  The session will be held 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in Emerson Suite A.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or chills@ithaca.edu).  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Click to view the Plum Benefits January Entertainment Guide featuring great deals on Top of the RockSTAR WARS and the Power of CostumesNew York Knicks, or hop aboard The Ride

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Phi Kappa Phi's Study Abroad Session A application is now open to all applicants! Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

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Microsoft has stopped supporting and providing security updates for all versions of Internet Explorer below IE11 as of January 12, 2016. In addition, for services such as the Office 365/Outlook Web App, Microsoft states "You should expect the quality of the user experience to diminish over time, and that many new Office 365 experiences might not work at all with versions below IE11".

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2016 Employee Permits

Contributed by Amy Shippos on 01/11/2016 

Employee permits for 2016 will be available to order online beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Current Employee Parking Permits will expire on January 15, 2016. You may order your new parking permit online at www.ithaca.edu/sacl/parking_registration.php/

When registering online, please identify your preferred delivery method.  Permits can be delivered via campus mail, picked up at our office or mailed to your home address.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Parking Services

Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

607-274-3756

parking@ithaca.edu

http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/parking/

(For information on how to join Weight Watchers At Work here at IC, please refer to the Intercom announcement dated 1/10/2016.)

Greetings,

Happy New Year, and welcome to Weight Watchers’ new approach to weight loss and fitness. Our exciting, new Beyond the Scale program, which launched just last month, focuses on you, not just a number on the scale, and is personalized to your lifestyle, challenges and goals.

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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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 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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Every January, the Ithaca College community celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr through a series of programs sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement & Multicultural Affairs

Faculty, staff, and students lead the campus community in presentations and dialogues that explore a variety of topics and subjects rooted in social justice and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are the workshops for the 2016 celebration on Tuesday, January 26 and Thursday, January 28:

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