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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

Did you know that students, faculty, staff, and even parents are always welcome at Ithaca College alumni regional events?

Alumni regional groups in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. have planned outings at Major League Baseball games in May and June -- and you're invited!

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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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The Office of Human Resources presents faculty and staff our newest Work/Life Mission Series. This series brings staff from various departments across campus to you to share their expertise on all different aspects of wellness. The Work/Life Esteemed Staff Series covers topics ranging from the basics of dancing to career and life happiness to being healthy at your desk. So, be sure to come out and see the great things that our staff members have to share!

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 These HEALTH courses are open to ALL students

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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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Special optical scanning procedures and schedules are in place for the processing of final exams during finals week.

Final exams will be processed Tuesday through Friday, May 6th – 9th and Monday, May 12th with a twenty-four hour turnaround time. Special procedures are in place after hours between 5pm-8pm Tuesday–Friday and again 5pm-8pm Monday. Regular optical scanning processing will resume on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Please see last week’s Intercom article detailing the Optical Scanning finals week procedures. If you have questions about the optical scanning process, please visit our website or contact the ITS Help Desk at 274-1000, between 8am-5pm, Monday – Friday.

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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Navigating Transition with Ease

Contributed by Jane Ray on 05/04/2014 

Change is today's norm, navigating transition can feel overwhelming and yet, it's here to stay.  Ask yourself the question...

Would it be alright with me if ongoing change got a little easier?

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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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HEALTH COURSES ONLINE in SUMMER

Contributed by Stewart Auyash on 05/02/2014 

 These HEALTH courses are open to ALL Students

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Come celebrate the end of the year at IC Kicks Back on Friday, May 2 from 2pm-6pm in the A&E Center! Challenge your friends on an inflatable Boot Camp Obstacle Course, in the inflatable Meltdown Zone, and on the Fire and ICE Slide. Be sure to capture the moment with the IT Photo booth, also provided by NY Party Works.

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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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Come celebrate the end of the year at IC Kicks Back on Friday, May 2 from 2pm-6pm in the A&E Center! Challenge your friends on an inflatable Boot Camp Obstacle Course, in the inflatable Meltdown Zone, and on the Fire and ICE Slide. Be sure to capture the moment with the IT Photo booth, also provided by NY Party Works.

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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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