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Faculty Council will host a Town Hall meeting with Provost Ben Rifkin on Thursday, April 28 at 12:05 in Textor 102. This meeting is open to all faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching. No press will be present. All topics are open for discussion.

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A reading and discussion of the children's book "I Am Jazz" - the story of a transgender child based upon the real life experiences of Jazz Jennings - will take place in Room 319 of the campus library on Thursday April 28 at 12 noon. The event will be of interest to students, faculty, and staff across disciplines - in LGBTQ studies, as well as education and pedagogy, library sciences, rec and leisure studies, sociology and psychology, and other fields. Discussion of ways such works can be used by those going into teaching, coaching, counseling, health, parent education, and other fields, and  a short video clip of Jazz herself, will follow.

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Discusses the responsibilities of supervisors and suggests strategies for resolving and preventing sexual harassment and discrimination complaints.

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Effective communication helps us better understand people and situations, enables us to resolve differences, helps build trust and respect, and creates an environment where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish. As simple as communication seems, much of what we try to communicate—and others try to communicate to us—gets misunderstood, which can cause conflict and frustration in personal and professional relationships. By learning effective communication skills, you can better connect with your spouse, kids, friends, and coworkers.

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It’s inevitable. At some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult co-worker, customer or family member, the strategies are essentially identical. In this seminar you will learn strategies to defuse negativity and hostility and create a positive atmosphere of co-operation.

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SAFI Movie Night

Contributed by Sarah Krieger on 04/26/2016 

Need a moment to relax before exams? Join us on May 2nd at 7pm in Textor 101 for Movie Night.

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Israel Untold: Deserts Going Green

Contributed by Sarah Krieger on 04/26/2016 

At 7pm in Friends 201 (Wednesday 4/27/16) join SAFI and Rebecca Stoil from JNF as we speak about the amazing innovations that Israel has made to turn their desert into many flourishing gardens.

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Come celebrate the end of the year at IC Kicks Back on May 6th from 2pm - 6pm on the Campus Center Quad! Challenge your friends on the inflatables, such as the Gladiator Joust, or capture some memories with the PhotoBooth, all provided by NY Party Works.

 

 

 

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Learn how a grass roots company in Massachusetts is leveraging innovation to provide, coordinate and pay for the care of the sickest and most vulnerable populations in today’s ever changing healthcare market.  Commonwealth Care Alliance, one of the top Medicare rated health plans in America, is launching a ventures arm to incubate new ideas in care delivery, technology and service provision, while drawing the top talent minds to work there, all in the heart of Boston, MA.

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Juniors—interested in Fulbright?

Contributed by Hugh Egan on 04/26/2016 

 If you are in your junior year, now is the time to begin thinking about the possibility of a Fulbright application for the 2017-18 academic year. (Seniors and recent graduates are eligible to apply as well.) 

 

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This is the first event in an annual series that brings together students and alum from the Investment Industry focusing on career paths, life after IC and, leadership within the finance industry.  The panel discussion will be followed by a reception in the Upper Atrium at 5pm.

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The Communication Studies Department is delighted to announce that Ashley Hall, 2015-16 H&S Dissertation Diversity Fellow, successfully defended her exceptional dissertation yesterday at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Ashley Hall will join the department in August as our newest tenure eligible colleague.  Warmest congratulations and best wishes for continued success!

     IDENTITIES and MIND, BODY, SPIRIT Course Available Online this Summer

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Challenge Yourself to Win a Tablet!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/26/2016 

In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, we are pleased to team up with TIAA to bring faculty and staff the newest What's Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0. By testing your financial know-how, you could win a tablet computer

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  The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me (MBM) wellness program focuses on you: the employee, and works to help you identify and move towards your personal health and wellness goals. Our wellness program is open for all benefits-eligible faculty and staff to join and includes a variety of wellness features, such as FREE Health Screenings and Assessments!

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People from all walks of life are currently seeking to learn more about herbal medicine and the natural world. Learn basic skills and sensory awareness that can apply to all aspects of your life. Being out in nature increases fitness levels, lowers stress, improves critical thinking and is just plain fun!  ENVS naturalist and department chair Jason Hamilton will be teaching two classes this spring/summer that offer these benefits. 

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People from all walks of life are currently seeking to learn more about herbal medicine and the natural world. Learn basic skills and sensory awareness that can apply to all aspects of your life. Being out in nature increases fitness levels, lowers stress, improves critical thinking and is just plain fun!  ENVS naturalist and department chair Jason Hamilton will be teaching two classes this spring/summer that offer these benefits.

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This session will present strategies and skills for the performance review process. Participants will be exploring the nature of conflict present in most evaluation processes and how that potentially negative dynamic can be transformed by skills and strategies that create and hold space for the conversation.

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Jake Brenner (ENVS) and Van Butsic (UC Berkeley) led a team of eight undergraduates (including Kent Bueche and Neal Anderson, recent ENVS graduates) in the first-ever systematic mapping of cannabis farms in northern California.  The study took place in Humboldt County in the so-called “Emerald Triangle,” producer of 70-85% of the marijuana consumed in the US.  

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