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OSEMA will once again offer two awards for students who volunteered - either as an individual or part of a student organization - between April 2014 and April 2015:

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The deadline to be an OSEMA Recognized Student Organization is March 6, 2015. Student organizations that are not recognized may not advertise, use Ithaca College resources, or make venue reservations until their recognition is completed.

To become a recognized student organization at Ithaca College each student organization, new and returning, must meet the following requirements::

 

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Please help us (and your fellow students) - by participating in the IC Student Health Survey! The data we collect will be used to help us improve health and wellness programs and services for students!

Beginning Feb 23rd, the Center for Health Promotion invited a random sample of approximately 3000 IC undergraduates by email to complete the IC Student Health Survey. The survey is confidential, and contains all multiple-choice questions regarding students' health habits and concerns. 

 

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Vice President Hector’s “Dollars and $ense” discussion series continues  next week.  This month will feature AVP/CIO Keith “Mac” McIntosh and his team, who will present an update on areas of focus for Information Technology at the College.

Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the session, which takes place on Thursday, March 12, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the Taughannock Falls Room. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or chills@ithaca.edu).  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible

Submitted by Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost

William Sheasgreen, director of the Ithaca College London Center, has announced his plans to retire after forty years of dedicated service to Ithaca College. He started teaching for the Center in 1975; his favorite course was Modern European Intellectual History. In addition, he served as an advisor for the London Center Freshman Program and, in 1997, took on the responsibilities of the Center director. In this capacity, he has been an executive member of the American Association of Study Abroad Programs in the UK and was the Association chair from 1998 through 2006. But these titles don’t adequately capture who Bill is and what he has meant to all of us who know him and work with him, whether as students, faculty, staff, or alumni.

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“Yes vs. No: A Modern Love Story,” by James Pfrehm, Assistant Professor of German, was named best overall play in the 2014 Nantucket Short Play Competition and Festival. 

   

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I appreciated the opportunity to talk with the campus community about the things we are doing and the things we need to do to continue our tradition of educational excellence and to redouble our efforts to make an IC education affordable. I outlined a number of potential initiatives about which you will be hearing more about in the future. In the meantime, here is the archived version of this meeting. 

https://www.ithaca.edu/collegemeeting/livestream/ 

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The gender pay gap. Double standards. “Superwoman Syndrome.” These are just a few of the challenges that many women continue to face in the workplace. During this session we’ll explore specific strategies to tackle these and other issues, as well as ways to create success for yourself in work and in life.

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These are just a few of the events that take place in Residential Learning Communities (RLCs)! Applications are now being accepted for RLCs for fall 2015! Current students may complete a short online application through HomerConnect by Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  

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If you could build a library of resources that would help you integrate work and life, what resources would you choose? 

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives of the Boston Celtics will be visiting campus to interview candidates for their Inside Sales Representative position. Interviews will be on March 17 and applications must be submitted by March 10, 2015, through eRecruiting.

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Update: This problem was resolved as of the afternoon of 3/5.

Information Technology Services (ITS) would like to inform you that the Parnassus Workflow Notification emails are not being sent due to a problem with the connection between Parnassus and Outlook.

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 The Team will use Ground-penetrating Radar and Magnetometry to record the geophysical signature associated with buried archaeological features left by past occupants of the site. 

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee

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Five Ithaca College study abroad students' photos are currently finalists in the IES Abroad Fall 2014 Photo Contest! Go have a look at their photographs on Facebook, vote to support your fellow IC students, and have a glimpse at some amazing study abroad experiences!  The photo with the most likes in each of four categories will win $200.  Votes must be submitted by 1:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 6. The students whose photos are featured in the IES Fall 2014 Photo Contest include:

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We are pleased to announce our newest IC A Healthy Me Challenge - The Stop Light Challenge developed by Joseph D'Alessandro (Health Sciences Major, with a Nutrition Emphasis).

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Student Employees perform an invaluable service with enthusiasm, dedication and initiative.  Along with our annual celebration of appreciation for all our student employees, that will take place on April 16th, we will be honoring one student employee with an Ithaca College Student Employee of the Year Award. 

The Student Employment Office is still accepting nominations and will continue to do so until March 15, 2015. All nominations must be completed online and contain the required documentation to be considered complete and eligible for the committee to review.  The application form and instructions can be found on the student employment website and will be available until March 15, 2015. Nominate your student today!

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Save the Date for Retirement Planning

Contributed by Katie Sack on 03/04/2015 

When it comes to retirement planning, it’s never too early to start! The more you invest and the earlier you start planning increases the likelihood of a successful retirement. Not sure where to start? Start here: 

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