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In case you haven't heard, employers ARE researching candidates online before hiring them. Make sure you're not putting your candidacy in jeopardy because of your tweets, pictures, comments, blogs, etc. Come to this workshop to learn what employers are saying and what you should be doing to protect your professional image.

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Help Us Petition Google, Inc.

Contributed by Cassandra Walters on 04/02/2014 

Active Minds at Ithaca College is petitioning Google, Inc. for a greater and more prominent inclusion of mental health resources. 

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 IC Kicks Back needs student organizations to host/table at IC Kicks Back! Come out and support the event while promoting your student organization! 

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Join us on April 3, 2014 at 2:00pm for an informational session on Flexible Work Arrangements in the HR Conference Room (PRWC, GL52).

Do you know that Flexible Work Arrangements offer staff options to help manage the demands of work and life outside of work? Learn more about the options a Flexible Work Arrangement can offer you, such as: 

  • Flex Time: Work start, end times, and lunch periods may differ from the standard; however, the same number of hours/week worked are retained and schedules are consistent.
  • Compressed Work Week: Alternative schedule that compresses a normal week into fewer than five days. The same number of hours/week worked are retained and schedules are consistent.
  • Job Sharing: Full-time position is shared between two employees, each working part-time hours.
  • Telecommuting: Work from a remote location one or more days/week. The same number of hours/week worked are retained and schedules are consistent.

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Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost

Please join me on Thursday, April 3rd for the fifth Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  Dr. Jorge Garcia, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will be presenting “Contesting Liberalism in 19th Century Mexico:  A Conservative Utopia.” 

Professor Garcia received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin in 2010.  His research interests include in Mexico and Central American literature, culture and intellectual history; Latin American contemporary crónicas; civic responsibility and community engagement through filmmaking in underserved communities. He recently presented work in a conference titled “Counterstories of Greater Mexico” at Cornell University. 

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April 8th–

Textor  Hall room 101- 7:00pm

Dr. Stewart Levy

Dr. Stuart B. Levy is Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology and of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine; Director of the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance; and President of the International Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics. He is a past President of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Please join H&S Pre-Law and the Ithaca College Alumni Association in welcoming Peter Mayer '70 (School of Business) and Jennifer Lahm '09 (School of H&S) to campus. Mayer and Lahm will share insights and answer questions about their academic and professional experiences at a dinner held in the Athletics and Events Center VIP Room at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10.

Justice Mayer is a New York State Supreme Court Justice for the Tenth Judicial District, Riverhead, New York, where he presides over civil matters. Lahm is an associate at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, where she assists with municipal matters. Their discussion will focus on the relationship between a judge and a clerk.

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Did you know there's a particular way to set up your room/background for a Skype interview? More and more employers are relying on Skype and phone interviews to screen candidates, so you need to be ready.  Learn how to prepare and what to expect for these types of interviews.

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If you've been considering graduate school, you should come to this workshop! We'll cover topics like: do you need to go to grad school, what are the benefits, how to find the right program, the application process, entrance exams, and more!

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In coordination with the National Bone Marrow Donor Program, the Ithaca College football team is sponsoring its third annual bone marrow drive on Wednesday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Emerson Suites in the Campus Center.

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The Energy Challenge is ON!!!

Contributed by Marian Brown on 03/31/2014 

Calling all on-campus residents: the Energy Challenge is underway! RHA and Sustainability at Ithaca are co-sponsoring this campaign to see which residence hall can reduce its electricity consumption the most over the next two weeks. There will be prizes awarded to the hall with the lowest per capita energy use during the period and for the hall that has the greatest percentage reduction during the Challenge. The Challenge period started yesterday, March 30, and will end on Saturday, April 12, with the winners announced at RHA's Earth Fest on April 15. Check out the informational poster on the bulletin board in your hall - or refer to the special Energy Challenge Installments in your bathroom stalls - for tips on how to easily reduce your energy use, not just during the Energy Challenge period, but all the time! How low can you go?

The Sustainability Café on Monday, March 31st will partner with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) to host a screening of the film, “The President’s Dilemma.” The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. The Spring 2014 Sustainability Café/Environmental Seminar series is focused on the concept of Campus Sustainability: Hiding in Plain Sight. 

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Faculty Council is seeking two candidates to serve on advisory committees for the College's Strategic Sourcing Initiative. The Strategic Sourcing Initiative is designed to implement significant changes to the College's procurement procedures. It is important that faculty have input into this process to assure that it properly supports our educational mission, while the changes are defined and implemented. Deadline for nominations, including self-nominations is Tuesday, April 1 at 5 PM. Please submit a short statement of intent to either or

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 IC Kicks Back needs student organizations to host/table at IC Kicks Back! Come out and support the event while promoting your student organization! 

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Ithaca College Gerontology Institute with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center presents Application of Sensory Integrative Strategies with Aging Adults on Tuesday, April 8, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road. This workshop is free for IC students, faculty and staff, but registration is required. Visit to register and for more information.





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Thinking about Designing your own Major? Learn about your options.

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The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) is an educational, community experience for first-year students with goals of easing first-year student transitions, supporting academic success, and providing opportunities for meaningful interactions with peers, faculty, and staff outside the classroom. A signature of the FYRE program is its connection with the Integrative Core Curriculum themes.

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We are excited to announce the fourth Streets Alive! Ithaca, which will be held on Sunday, May 4 from 1-5pm on Cayuga Street in the Fall Creek neighborhood of Ithaca. Streets Alive! Ithaca closes the streets to cars and opens it for safe, healthy fun for people.

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Have you heard of MyFitnessPal? If not, it’s a great resource that you can use every day to help achieve your health goals! MyFitnessPal is a smartphone app and website that can help you track your daily physical activity, nutrition, and nutrient intake. It’s easy to use, free, and includes many helpful ways to make healthy choices:

  • Easily keep track of food and nutrition intake by either searching for foods you’ve eaten or scanning its barcode into the app
  • Track exercise progress and calories burned by simply entering the activity and exertion level
  • Create fitness goals and easily track progress
  • Using MyFitnessPal is easy even when you eat on campus – its food database includes Sodexo products!

For more information about using MyFitnessPal or to create an account, use the following link:

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Monday, March 31, 12.00-1.15 PM
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Provost Marisa Kelly, Dean Diane Gayeski, Assistant Provost Danette Johnson, Associate Dean Michael Richardson, Theater Chair Catherine Weidner, and English Chair Dan Breen

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