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As another year winds down, it’s time to start preparing for our 2017 annual re-enrollment period. This year re-enrollment will take place from Monday, November 7 through Friday, November 18, 2016 at 12pm.  As a result of changes and enhancements to our benefit offerings, re-enrollment is mandatory for every benefits eligible faculty and staff member. This is a great time to look at the following to ensure you elect the benefits that you need for you and your family. 

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Submitted on behalf of Cindy Reckdenwald, Director of Compensation & Workforce Analysis

As communicated earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will impact the rule on overtime pay. In light of the new regulations, the Office of Human Resources in collaboration with department supervisors and College leadership, has re-evaluated the exempt/non-exempt classification of affected staff positions. 

The New Overtime Rule

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Professor Levy's paper "What I See, Who I Am: Saudi Women Enrolled in University
Photo Course Teach Disabled Children to Communicate with Cameras", has been accepted into the Arts in Society Research Network conference and journal to be held in June, 2017.

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Ithaca College faculty and staff, do you want to contribute to research exploring the reasons women in Ithaca choose to breastfeed or choose an alternate feeding method?

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 Carlos Figueroa, and Matthew Gritter, co-author "Borderlands" in People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration, Volume 4, (ABC-CLIO Greenwood, 2016), pp. 41 - 48.

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The Cancer Experience- Elective being offered to all majors by Occupational Therapy department

This is a three-credit elective open to students in all majors in the spring semester.

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Two faculty (Profs. Robyn Wishna and Patricia Rodriguez) and four students (Anna Gardner, Juliana Ardila, Theophilus Alexander and Elena Piech) attended the School of the Americas Watch Convergence on the Border in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora from Oct. 7-10. The SOAW convergence centered attention on understanding the roots of migration, the human rights problems, and the work (especially) of women activists who work on different aspects of the migratory process.

Please join us in Park Hall 223 on Monday, Nov. 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. for a light food reception to meet faculty and students in the Latin American Studies minor. This will be followed by a presentation of the faculty and student projects and impressions, as well as a Q&A.

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Inviting students, staff and faculty to a short interactive discussion that seeks meaningful answers to some of the more complex foreign policy issues of the day.  

How will the US navigate the global landscape a year from now?  What will be the shape of US relations with Russia, North Korea and Iran? How should the US address global terrorism? Should the US withdraw from some of its current trade agreements? Does China pose a threat to US economic growth? Is Europe a burden on the US? Should the US intervene in global humanitarian crises or focus on its own domestic needs? What immigration policy best serves the nation? 

Join participants from the Business School, History, Politics and other departments. Hosted by the Politics Department.

Date: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2016. Time 12 NOON. VENUE: TEXTOR 103. 

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The Ithaca College Chapter of the American Marketing Association is holding their annual Etiquette Dinner on Thursday, November 3rd. Tickets are $10 and are being sold during the following times:


October 31st, Campus Center, 11am-3pm

November 1st, School of Business Atrium, 11am-3pm

November 2nd, School of Business Atrium, 11am-3pm


This is a great networking opportunity for all students! Here is the link to our Facebook event for more information:


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ITHACA, NY, October 25 - HiFashion Studios, Ithaca College’s only fashion-centered student organization has announced its Fall 2016 show. The event will take place on Thursday, November 17th at 7:00pm in Emerson Suites at Ithaca College with the theme “Sporting Gold.” Admission for this event is free and open to the public.

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ICIC 13000 Creativity: Transforming Insights into Ideas

Where do great ideas come from? Can we become better at generating them? A series of significant challenges are posed, and a rich variety of creativity techniques and principles are introduced to meet them. Creativity skills that will apply in many contexts are developed. Pass/Fail. 1 credit. No prerequisites. LA.


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How to find SPR 2017 Ballroom, Swing, Salsa II, Salsa I Classes to Pre-Register in Schedulizer & Homerconnect - It's not obvious!


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ICC e-portfolio party - TONIGHT!

Contributed by Tammy Sritecha on 11/01/2016 

Come to Clark Lounge with your laptop on Wed. November 2 between 7PM-9PM and work on your ICC e-portfolio with other students while enjoying free cupcakes, popcorn, and other snacks!

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Spring 2017 Technology Renewal questionnaire notices have been sent to all guardians and area coordinators, and should be completed by November 15, 2016. 

To complete your questionnaire, log on to the Technology Renewal website and click on “Your Computer Assets” located in the center of the page. You will need to log in with your Netpass username and password. 

If any asset assigned to you is due to be replaced, you will see a red “Questionnaire Due” link that will take you to the on-line questionnaire. 

You will find more information, such as included software and FAQs on the Technology Renewal web site.

Contact the Service Desk with any questions.

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As part of ICIC's annual International Education Week, our Thursday night event will feature a diversity-themed panel with Raza Rumi Ahmad, scholar in residence; Naeem Inayatulla, professor in the Department of Politics; and Sueyoung Park-Primiano, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies.

Our goal is to step away from ethnocentric views and see the world from a non-Western lens.

Come join us from 7–8 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge with an open mind!

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Every year, Ithaca College's International Club presents the One World Concert, celebrating the different cultures represented at Ithaca College and Cornell through various musical and dancing acts. 

This year, as part of Family Weekend, we have a spectacular line-up of performances with some of our favorite acts returning, in addition to some new ones.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the concert will start at 7 PM this Friday.

Come bring your friends and family to this truly amazing event!!!

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Are you looking to do something exciting this summer? Come learn more about IC's options for summer, winter & spring break study abroad at our Summer Study Abroad Mini-Fair this Thursday, November 3, from 12:00-1:00 in the Campus Center North Foyer.

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African Dance Workshop Tonight

Contributed by Kristina DiNardi on 11/01/2016 

Our Wednesday event for International Education this year will be an African Dance Workshop along with IC African Student Association!

The event takes place on November 2nd at the Mondo Gym at 7PM, so come along and join us!

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Have coffee with Vincent DeTuri, the ICC Director!

This semester we are holding a series of focus groups/listening sessions with students from each ICC theme. This is an opportunity to share feedback about your theme and the integration of your theme across your perspectives courses and within your major.* Come share your classroom experiences to start a conversation!

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