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Beginning with the upcoming Spring ’14 semester, S-Lot Ext. (located across Grant Egbert Blvd opposite S-Lot) will be available for both Student and Employee parking (Red & Blue). Due to an increase need for employee parking on the south side of campus and after examining the availability of spaces in the surrounding lots outside of O-Blue, the Parking Policy Committee has approved S-Lot Ext. to be designated as both Student and Employee parking.

Also as a reminder, parking regulations are in effect 24/7 including Fire Lanes, Handicap Spaces, Reserved Spaces, and No Parking Zones.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parking Services office at (607) 274-3756 or via email at

Psychology/Neuroscience student, Eliza Jacobs-Brichford, was the recipient of University of Cincinatti's Best Internship Award, and published a first authored publication in the Journal of Child Neurology.

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Hello Campus Community!

The Fitness Center will be closing at 2:00pm this Friday 12/20/13, and will remain closed through Sunday 1/5/13.  We will reopen with limited hours the week of 1/6, and will resume our normal academic year hours on Monday 1/20/13.  Please visit the Fitness Center website for details and updates.

For those of you who will be in town, Island Health and Fitness is offering a reduced rate on day passes for Ithaca College faculty and staff (must bring your ID).   The cost will be $6/day at the main location, and $5/day at the community corners location.




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Want to work or study in Europe? Looking for a full-time job, internship, or a study program?

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The Benefits & Work/Life Department would like to send a very special THANK YOU to our 2013 Work/Life Lunch-and-Learn presenters from Ithaca College:

Chris Pogorzala – Exercise Your Mind: The Benefits of Staying Mentally Active
Dr. C. Vivian Lorenzo – Vaccines for Travel and for Life
Tim Ryan – Put Out the Fire
Dr. Gary Sforzo – Breaking Out of an Eating Rut
Sean Reilley – The Perfect Fit
Julie Dorsey & Lynn Gitlow – Office Ergonomics: Setting Up a Comfortable Workstation

You are the reason for the success of our Lunch-and-Learn program and it is with sincere appreciation that we THANK YOU for your commitment to excellence.

Earn 3 credits in 12 days!

Contributed by Nancy Kotmel on 12/18/2013 

Human Genetics: Online Course for non-biology majors offered over winter break.

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Interested in developing your leadership skills, meeting other student leaders, and having a fantastic weekend retreat experience? Leadership Weekend 2014 is almost here!

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BalanceWorks December Newsletter

Contributed by Katie Sack on 12/17/2013 

The holidays are upon us! Let eni's BalanceWorks Newsletter help you through the season with great stress management techniques. 

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The ultimate promise of technology is to make us master of a world that we command by the push of a button” ~ Volker Grassmuck

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Aetna ID Card for POS II Members

Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 12/17/2013 

If you elected coverage under the Aetna POS II plan for 2014 you will be receiving a new Aetna ID card due to the change in the copay structure under the POS II.  Aetna’s goal is that all POS II members will receive an updated ID card prior to January 1, 2014.   Please be sure to replace your existing card with the new card you will be receiving and present your new card to healthcare provider in the New Year.   

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Contributed by Mark Darling on 12/17/2013 


Do your part to save energy over the holiday break.

Ithaca College is continuing its commitment to the environment by pursuing energy conservation measures whenever possible. In order for this effort to be successful, the Office of Facilities needs your continued help and cooperation.


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Looking for new members? Interested in advertising an upcoming event to a large group of people? Do not miss this amazing opportunity to have a table at the Spring Student Organization Fair on January 29, 2014 in Emerson Suites from 10am-3pm.

To request space at the fair please complete the 2014 Spring Student Organization Fair sign up form by January 23.

Space is first come, first serve. All registered or new student organizations are able to sign up.

If you have any questions please email


Ron Gilmour, Web Services Librarian, Laura Kuo, Health Sciences Librarian, and Paul Dickson, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, have authored an article in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.  

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was an invited speaker at the Asian Video Cultures symposium at Brown University, October 25 and 26, 2013.

Her lecture was entitled “EngageMedia: The Gado Gado Tactics of New Social Media in Indonesia.” Her presentation explored the implications of new forms of social media and engagement in conflicts zones around environmental and political issues in Indonesia, proposing a theory of permeable, migrating media practices produced in collaborative engagements.

The 2014 MLK Campus-Wide Celebration Planning Committee is excited to announce Librada Paz as our keynote speaker for this year's MLK Day celebration. She will speak at our main celebration event on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:00pm in Emerson Suites, part of the 2014 celebration with the theme "A Single Garment of Destiny."

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Check out Zimride.Ithaca, our free social network ridesharing website. Do you still have empty seats in your vehicle as you head out of town? Fill them up with folks headed your way who are happy to share the costs of the drive! Are you looking for a ride home or back to campus for the start of Spring semester? Use Zimride to find a driver headed in the same direction who is willing to offer you that empty seat. You can limit your Zimride search to just Ithaca College students or you can choose to extend your search to Cornell and Tompkins Cortland Community College students. Maximize your options by opening your search to the entire Ithaca area community. Check out Zimride!  Share your ride this holiday season! Remember: an empty seat in a vehicle is a wasted opportunity!


Want to walk through a cloud forest canopy? Listen to howler monkeys and see sloths and exotic birds? Kayak in a mangrove forest? Volunteer for turtle conservation? Learn about sustainable ecotourism while traveling in Costa Rica? Take Ecotourism and Natural Resource Management and go to Costa Rica this Spring Break 2014!



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Interested in teaching as a career?
Interested in spending another year at IC?

Apply to IC's graduate programs in teacher education:
*M.S. in Childhood Education -- become an elementary teacher of grades 1-6
*M.A.T. in Adolescence Education -- become a teacher of biology, chemistry, English, French, mathematics, physics, social studies, or Spanish

Join an intensive, 13-month program that will prepare you to be in your own classroom by September 2015.

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Historically, when people on campus heard the words “risk management,” their thoughts would immediately go to that small and dreaded office in Job Hall where the college’s insurance program was administered. However, over the past four years the college has adopted an enterprise risk management program that touches every area of the campus and has heightened the understanding that managing risk is more than just the job of one person.

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Business Administration student Windsor Lindsay ('17) won this Fall's edition of the Perialas Oratory Contest.

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