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Interested in Digital Badges?

Contributed by Rob Gearhart on 05/07/2014 

Ithaca College is exploring the development of a system where you could earn “digital badges” for completing non-credit programs outside of your degree-seeking curriculum in areas that would be considered “personal or professional development”.  Topics might include: personal finance, personal wellness and/or nutrition, leadership, media & technology, software, sustainability, civic engagement and much more.  Badges could be incorporated into your ePortfolios or other badge systems.

Help us by taking this ONE MINUTE SURVEY.  Results will be used to guide a more in-depth analysis in the Fall.

THANKS!  - the Office of Extended Studies

survey link: https://ithaca.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_enA4JeVrqlqZHXD

CIT 2014 – the SUNY Conference on Instruction & Technology – will be at Cornell University May 27-30.  Ithaca College will pay the registration fees for any full-time continuing IC faculty who REGISTER BY MAY 11th (staff may also be eligible).

This year's theme is: "Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear: Reflection, innovation, and Learning." For more information about the conference and sessions visit the CIT 2014 website.

Registration is now open, but you must contact Rob Gearhart (rgearhart@ithaca.edu or 4-1909) for instructions BEFORE REGISTERING.

MAY SESSION : Introduction to Drawing ART 13000

Open to all levels of experience - we'll cover the basics and explore a variety of approaches to drawing. If you've ever wanted to draw, learned to draw as a child and want to get back into it, or need 3 credits and would like to try something new, this two-week workshop is for you!

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If you are considering using a student response system for your fall 2014 courses, please contact the IC Bookstore and include Turning Technologies NXT clickers with your textbook orders.

More information is available on the Clickers ITS web site

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Anthony Di Renzo, associate professor of writing, will be interviewed on the radio show Out of Bounds (May 3 and 4). He and host Tish Pearlman will discuss his most recent book Trinàcria: A Tale of Bourbon Sicily.

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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. One great feature of our program includes FREE Personal Training at the Fitness Center!

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CIT 2014 – the SUNY Conference on Instruction & Technology – will be at Cornell University May 27-30.  Ithaca College will pay the registration fees for any full-time continuing IC faculty who REGISTER BY MAY 11th (staff may also be eligible).

This year's theme is: "Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear: Reflection, innovation, and Learning." For more information about the conference and sessions visit the CIT 2014 website.

Registration is now open, but you must contact Rob Gearhart (rgearhart@ithaca.edu or 4-1909) for instructions BEFORE REGISTERING.

May Work/Life Line: Health BBQ

Contributed by Katie Sack on 05/01/2014 

The month of May means Memorial Day is coming, which marks the beginning of summer foods and cooking for most people. Barbequing is a popular part of summer meals, but it can wreak havoc on efforts towards healthy eating. Follow these tips to stay healthy all summer long and still enjoy your favorite barbequed foods!

  • Instead of always grilling meat, use more heart-healthy fish such as salmon or trout
  • Substitute hamburgers with skinless chicken breast or turkey burgers
  • Use low-fat cheese on burgers and sandwiches, and choose rolls that are 100% whole grain
  • Burned meat can mean consuming carcinogens – avoid overcooking, be sure to clean off any old charred food before using your grill again, and marinate food before cooking to reduce the presence of carcinogenic materials

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This month, no matter HOW  you commute to work: walking, biking, taking the bus, carpooling, working from home, or driving alone to work, by logging your commute using the free Zimride  Commute Calendar function, you can rack up points and be automatically entered in the Zimride Earth Day Sweepstakes. National sweepstake prizes include Kindle Fire HDs and gift cards from Starbucks and Amazon.com, but we are increasing your chances to win by offering a number of individual prizes just for Ithaca College participants. View complete sweepstakes rules. The contest starts on April 1 and runs through April 30, with prizes awarded in early May.

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We are open and here for you even after classes end (and all summer!)

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TONIGHT - Tuesday, April 29 - at 7pm in Textor Hall Room 101, Lorena Aguilar, internationally renowned expert on the intersection between gender and sustainable development, will present "Gender and Climate Change: Untold Stories from the Field."  This event is free and open to the public.

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A tertulia is a social gathering with literary or artistic overtones, especially in Spain or Latin America. If you are a student of Spanish, speak Spanish at home and miss speaking it on campus, or you are looking to meet others who are passionate about the Spanish-speaking world and its cultures, then this is your chance! Tertulias are forming, and you should come join the fun!

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Come practice your French in a casual and friendly atmosphere at the weekly French Conversation Group!  French speakers of all levels are welcome.  The group is led by a native French student.

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Project Look Sharp is Ithaca College’s award-winning educational outreach initiative in the School of Humanities and SciencesWe are a nonprofit on-campus organization that supports media literacy integration into K- College classrooms by providing media literacy materials, curricula, and workshops for educators.  Join our team to help promote critical thinking and media literacy skills for the next generation! We accept interns from all majors and accept between 1 and 3 credit internships.

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The deadline has passed but the Campus Store will still accept your order for Masters or DPT student regalia.  Please access the Campus Store website and place your order while we still have plenty of stock. Choose the "pick up in store" option and pick it up May 14th - 17th between the hours of 10am and 4pm at the Campus Store.  Any questions regard the hooding ceremony regalia or commencement regalia, please contact Denise @ 274-3960 or dduve@ithaca.edu.

The campus community is invited to attend public presentations by the candidates for the Manager of Student Disability Services position.

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As finals approach why not take some time out of your day to relax? Coloring club provides the perfect outlet for just that!

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IC Theatre will present the classic play, “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller. Only four performances of this production remain: 8 p.m. on 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. on April 26 and 27.

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The Office of Facilities Purchasing department is offering for sale on a sealed bid basis surplus items released from Dining Services and Facilities Maintenance departments.

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CIT 2014 – the SUNY Conference on Instruction & Technology – will be at Cornell University May 27-30.  Ithaca College will pay the registration fees for any full-time continuing IC faculty who REGISTER BY MAY 11th (staff may also be eligible).

This year's theme is: "Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear: Reflection, innovation, and Learning." For more information about the conference and sessions visit the CIT 2014 website.

Registration is now open, but you must contact Rob Gearhart (rgearhart@ithaca.edu or 4-1909) for instructions BEFORE REGISTERING. 

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