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Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 08/07/2013
Sakai will be upgraded to version 2.9 on Monday, August 12, 2013 from 9:00 - Noon. During this upgrade the system will be unavailable.
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Contributed by Mara Baldwin on 08/07/2013
Attn: H&S Faculty and Staff!
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Faculty members play an important role in the lives of students that extends beyond the teaching of course material. The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes faculty’s potential to influence student’s attitudes about mental health care. We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly. Therefore, we invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or to report your concerns via the Students at Risk Initiative.
In an effort to prevent potential negative outcome of students in distress, the enclosed statement was generated as a guide for faculty to consider including in their syllabi.
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Contributed by Katie Sack on 08/07/2013
Stressed? Tired? Over-burdened with work and family obligations? Living too close to the edge? You can learn to recharge your batteries and nourish yourself on a daily basis by living a more mindful life. Regular practice of meditation slows you down, creates the space you need to relax and take stock, and can provide a measure of comfort and ease in the midst of the chaos of daily life. This is NOT rocket science! Anyone can learn how to “take care of your mind” and find the still point of rest and relaxation so vital and necessary in the world we live in.
During the fall semester, Work/Life will be offering pilot meditation classes taught by Michael Faber. If you are interested and would like to participate, please email Michael Faber at firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays so that a class schedule can be created.
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Contributed by Julia Cozzarelli on 08/07/2013
Jorge Garcìa, Assistant Professor of Spanish, co-authored an article titled "Programas comunitarios de educación audiovisual como alternativa al aprendizaje-servicio en el extranjero" (Jorge Garcìa, Joseph M. Pierce and Alejandra Zambrano).
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Although summer is still in full swing, back to school time is just around the corner. See the August BalanceWorks Newsletter for helpful tips on making the transition from summer back to the school year.
Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 08/06/2013
In preparation for the annual campus electrical shutdown on Saturday, August 10, 2013, ITS would like to remind everyone to unplug computers, printers, and other electrical devices prior to the start of the outage.
While ITS expects that all computing systems and services will remain online and accessible from off campus, there is the possibility of extended system downtime for any system or service due to unanticipated problems.
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Contributed by Karen Serbonich on 08/06/2013
There will not be an afternoon mail pick up on campus today 8/6/13 so that the Phillips Hall Post Office and Mail Center staff can attend the Finance and Administration divisional meeting.
Additional mail that departments need to go out today must be brought to the Mail Center by 2:30pm to allow time for processing.
The last mail pick up time at the Phillips Hall Post Office will be 2:30pm. Mail dropped off after that time will not go out until Wednesday.
Contact the Mail Center at 4-3371 with questions.
Contributed by Rick Watson on 08/06/2013
Due to a Division Meeting, the Campus Store and MACs General Store will be closing at 2:45pm TODAY.
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Contributed by Katie Sack on 08/06/2013
Are you ready for a fitness challenge?! From September through November Ithaca College Work/Life will be hosting the next IC A Healthy Me Challenge, “Fit in 42,” a six-week fitness competition for teams of four. Focusing on cardiovascular exercises and resistance training, Fit in 42 challenges participants to stick to a weekly workout routine.
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Contributed by Diane Rogers on 08/06/2013
Risk Management is happy to advise we have posted the first class date for the Fall Semester - Students can begin utilizing the on-line registration form.
Thank you for your patience as Risk Management continues to work with our Insurance Company regarding the scheduling of the mandatory Student Driver Safety Classes. Normally by now the full class schedule for the Semester would have been posted on the Risk Management website. This year there have been a few logistical issues to work through, more class dates will be forthcoming.
At the invitation of the NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI-XI), Asma Barlas, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) taught a three-week seminar on "Islam and the West" at the University of St. Petersburg, Russia, in July-August. NYI is offered annually through the State University of New York, Stony Brook (www.nyi.spb.ru).
Contributed by Linda Uhll on 08/06/2013
In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi. Please encourage students registered with Student Disability Services to meet with you during office hours to discuss their accommodation plan.
"In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation will be provided to students with documented disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Students must register with Student Disability Services and provide appropriate documentation to Ithaca College before any academic adjustment will be provided."
Contributed by Beth Rugg on 08/06/2013
ICAirnet will not be available this Thursday August 8, 2013 due to major network changes. ICAirnet-Secure will also experience a brief outage mid-day.
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Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 08/05/2013
Starting the morning of Friday, August 9th, ITS will be upgrading the FootPrints call tracking system, which is used for tracking requests and problem reports from customers. FootPrints will be unavailable for the entire business day, which will limit some Helpdesk services.
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Contributed by Jenny Stockdale on 08/05/2013
Have you spread the word about our Mind, Body, Me Facebook Page? If not, share today! When our page reaches 200 likes, we will give away a wonderful wellness prize to a randomly chosen Facebook follower.
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Contributed by Kristin LiBritz on 08/05/2013
Use your marketing skills on a team that motivates students to meet alumni & employers, get career counseling, and prepare for the future. As we move into the third year for our team, we'll be using more video, creative print pieces and interactive social media campaigns to connect with students. If you want to have fun while gaining experience in creating marketing strategy and campaign materials, apply to join the Career Services Marketing Team.
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ITS has received reports that some user credentials at other institutions have been "phished" and then used to change direct deposits to unauthorized bank accounts controlled by fraudsters. Given this recent information we want to remind all email users to NEVER respond to email messages requesting passwords or other personal information.
ITS regularly receives reports of email "phishing" scams which request that users provide their email username, password, date of birth or other personal information. The fraudulent messages often claim that some type of account will be disabled or deleted if the recipient doesn't confirm or update the account by providing personal information.
Users should never respond directly to (either by sending a reply to or clicking a link in) these types of email messages.
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On Friday, July 26th, the Mind, Body, Me (MBM) wellness program hosted our 3rd Annual Grillin and Chillin event!
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