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Employees can once again update their Federal Tax information (W-4) in Parnassus.  To update your federal tax withholdings, log into Parnassus, click on "IC Employee Self Service" and then on "Tax Forms."  Feel free to contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874, (607) 274-3133, or with any questions.

Finishing the semester on a strong note is just as critical as having a successful beginning.

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Calling all sports and social media enthusiasts! Tonight's IC PRSSA meeting will be a Skype session with Ivan Dashkov, an IC Alumnus and the Digital Marketing Coordinator at the NBA

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Engaging in dialogue regarding diversity and inclusion can be challenging when you are unfamiliar with key concepts and language. Doing the work to create a foundation of knowledge needed to cultivate understanding, accountability and a charge to action is crucial. But often, it is difficult to know where to begin.

This workshop can provide an understanding of oppression, privilege, biases, and inequality that are essential when learning about diversity and inclusion. In this workshop, we introduce many important concepts and help you to begin to develop your inclusive lens.

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Alternative Spring Break offers students the opportunity to volunteer at one of five locations in the eastern United States during spring break, March 12 - 20.

To learn more and apply, go HERE.

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 Don't miss this opportunity to network with employers! Site visits fill up FAST so don't wait!

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Circle K, a community service organization, will be holding a drive to collect washcloths, towels, hygiene supplies, and cleaning supplies to donate to the Rescue Mission, a local homeless shelter. Washcloths and towels can be used, hygiene and cleaning supplies should be unused. Look for our collection boxes in most of the residence halls and in Campus Center (near the Grand Central smoothie shop)  throughout the next couple weeks.

If you have any questions, email

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Warren Schlesinger, faculty director of Ithaca College's Summer College for High School Students, attended a Schuler Foundation invitation-only dinner event in Chicago to recruit students of color and first-generation college students for IC's residential precollege summer program. 

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Make your voice heard in drafting the Student Bill of Rights with Student Body President Dominick Recckio.

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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency.

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Today I am announcing the creation of a new position at Ithaca College: Chief Diversity Officer. The position, which will report directly to me, will provide clear leadership and ownership over the implementation of our ongoing work to improve our campus's racial climate and build a culture that lives up to its values of civility, mutual respect, and justice.

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The Harvest Moon Dance is an annual intergenerational event where local elders meet and interact with members of the Ithaca College Community.

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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) invite you to attend our monthly meeting, on Tuesday, December 8th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., in the Human Resources Conference Room, Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, and participate in a facilitate discussion on supporting transgender and gender nonconforming students. Luca Maurer, LGBT Education, Outreach & Services Program Director, DAC Member will facilitate this meeting entitled “Pronouns and Forms and Policies – oh my! Addressing the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students”.

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Conflict is a universal and routine human experience. We more or less successfully engage it every day of our lives. Once in a while, however, it sticks and we get stuck! This highly engaging and interactive three hour workshop explores the experience of conflict and its effects on us as individuals and our interactions with others. We then explore and experiment with some key skills and inclusive strategies we can all use to shift negative conflict interaction both for ourselves and for others.

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Contributed on behalf of Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras

Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, November 15, 2015
4:00 p.m. | Ford Hall
Whalen Center for Music

Stucky: Radical Light (2015-16 Husa Professor)
Brahms: Symphony No.2, D Major

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Take advantage of the next week of concerts offered by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; some highlights are featured below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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On Thursday, November 12 between 6:00 and 8:00 PM there will be an outage of the campus voice mail system due to maintenance. This will not impact telephone dial tone and general telephone use. The campus Emergency Notification System will continue to function during the voice mail maintenance. Any callers who would reach the voice mail system during this period will receive a recording stating maintenance is ongoing and to call back after 8:00 PM.

Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS)
Service Desk

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Find out more about how to use the new IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about important strategies around utilizing LinkedIn to make connections, networking etiquette, and informative career networking groups.

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On Wednesday, November 11, the Office of Admissions will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and their families.  The M-Lot parking lot at the A&E Center has been designated as reserved parking for that event, and therefore will be unavailable to college staff, faculty, and students in the morning.

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Ithaca College’s Mock Trial Team A finished second among a field of fourteen teams at the Fourth Annual Friar Faceoff at St. Bonaventure University this past weekend. Ithaca’s A team finished with six wins, one loss and one tie, prevailing over teams from Case Western, Geneseo, and St. Bonaventure. Ithaca’s B team finished with a 2-6 record. 


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