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Staff will be attending a Divisional Diversity Meeting.

Please be mindful that this may affect the delivery date on print requests since staff will not be monitoring the WebCRD queue during this time.

Contact us at 607-274-3998 with questions.

Our next Dollars and $ense meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016. This session will be extended by half an hour to allow for the Division of Enrollment Management to update us on the fall 2016 enrollment confirmations.  The meeting will start with an update from the Facilities Department on the pending summer renovation projects, followed by the presentation from Enrollment Management, and close with some updates about the fiscal/academic year 2015-2016 close out. 

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On Thursday, May 5th join Rochester-based Holocaust survivor Helen Levinson and other Ithaca-based Holocaust survivors for a candle lighting ceremony, Ithaca Children's Choir performance, and the chance to hear her story. A reception will follow the presentation.

This event is Thursday, May 5th 7-9 pm at Temple Beth El, 402 N. Tioga St. Ithaca, NY

For more information go to www.iaujc.org or info@iaujc.org

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Entire Campus Power Shutdowns:  In order to perform required maintenance and complete upgrades on the campus electrical infrastructure, the Office of Facilities will be conducting two campus wide power shutdowns.  Power will be turned off to the entire campus beginning at 6:00am and will be restored in the evening hours when work has been completed (approximately 6:00pm).  The dates are as follows.

 

            Saturday, June 4, 2016
            Sunday, August 14, 2016

Intermittent Power Shutdowns:  Additionally, several buildings will be without power or on generator back up power at various points during late May and early June.  We encourage members of the campus community to read the full details on how the power shutdowns may impact your specific building.  Please see the detailed announcement on the Facilities Website.

 

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Please join this important meeting to learn about the Middle States Self-Study Process

On Thursday, May 5, 2016 Dr. Tito Guerrero, our Middle States Commission Liaison, will be visiting Ithaca College to help prepare us for the self-study process. In preparation for his visit we have been given an agenda of the different constituents he would like to meet with while on campus. We have been specifically asked to provide opportunities for him to meet with students, faculty and staff.

To that end, we have scheduled an open meeting for Dr. Guerrero to meet with campus community members on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 12:00 – 12:45 pm in Clark Lounge. Please RSVP to Noel Wheeler at nwheeler@ithaca.edu. If you will be able to attend.

Dr. Guerrero’s visit is one of the first steps in preparing our campus to engage in this important process. We hope you will be able to attend this important meeting.

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This event is free and open to all Faculty and Staff!  On June 7th, 14th and 21st, from 12:00 – 2:30 pm, please join Training for Change (TFC) Consultants, Laura Branca and Kirby Edmonds, to view and discuss the eye-opening and powerful three-part series (one hour episodes, one episode each day) PBS documentary, Race: The Power of An Illusion. Each episode will be followed by a discussion about the film and its relevance today.

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin Rifkin

I am pleased to share with the Ithaca College community that Peggy Termina, Faculty Information Specialist in the Office of the Provost/VPEA, will be retiring effective May 7, 2016.

During her thirty-three year tenure at IC, she has had a number of responsibilities.  Some of these include: coordinating the annual faculty reappointment process; creating and maintaining the official faculty personnel files; coordinating and managing the review processes for the All-College Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee, the Faculty Personnel Appeals Committee and the Grievance Committee; overseeing and coordinating (all non-Board related) Convocation Day events; and serving on the Commencement Planning Committee.

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Celebrating Your Success!

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 04/29/2016 

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 3:00-5:00 pm
Emerson Suites, C

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Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost", open to faculty and staff in Educational Affairs, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, during the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.).  It will be held in the Human Resources Mini Conference Room (garden level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center)

 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (bring your lunch)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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 It is with great excitement that we announce the members of the 2016 Summer Orientation Leader staff:

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The Ithaca College School of Music announces the appointment of Christopher Hughes as associate professor and director of bands, effective for the fall of 2016. Hughes is currently the director of instrumental studies and associate professor of music at New Mexico State University. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree in instrumental conducting and literature from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Barbara Ganzel, PhD, will be joining the Gerontology Institute as Director on May 16, 2016.

Dr. Ganzel has been associated with the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and the Department of Human Development at Cornell University since 1996 in a variety of capacities, most recently as PI and Director of a neuroimaging research laboratory; advisor to both undergraduate and graduate research students; and instructor of courses in neuroscience and human development.  Her current research focus is trauma-informed end-of-life care, and she recently re-specialized with a MSW in order to develop and administer clinical interventions within hospice and palliative care populations.

Please join us in welcoming Barbara to the Gerontology Institute and the School of Humanities and Sciences.

 

We would like to invite you to our traditional celebration for the last Friday of classes – IC Kicks Back.  As always, this will be a fun and relaxing experience where you and your friends can create great memories.  Besides the free food and a concert presented by the Bureau of Concerts, you can expect a variety of entertaining activities courtesy of several IC student organizations.  IC Kicks Back will be held on Friday, May 6th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Quad.  There will also be an IC Community Brunch on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Terrace Dining Hall.  Look for advertisements about these events.  Don’t miss out on these fabulous traditions!

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Engaging in dialogue regarding diversity and inclusion can be challenging when you are unfamiliar with key concepts and language. Doing the work to create a foundation of knowledge needed to cultivate understanding, accountability and a charge to action is crucial. But often, it is difficult to know where to begin.

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Discusses the responsibilities of supervisors and suggests strategies for resolving and preventing sexual harassment and discrimination complaints.

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Effective communication helps us better understand people and situations, enables us to resolve differences, helps build trust and respect, and creates an environment where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish. As simple as communication seems, much of what we try to communicate—and others try to communicate to us—gets misunderstood, which can cause conflict and frustration in personal and professional relationships. By learning effective communication skills, you can better connect with your spouse, kids, friends, and coworkers.

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It’s inevitable. At some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult co-worker, customer or family member, the strategies are essentially identical. In this seminar you will learn strategies to defuse negativity and hostility and create a positive atmosphere of co-operation.

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contributed on behalf of Keith "Mac" McIntosh

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The final Vice President for Enrollment Management candidate will be on campus on Tuesday, April 26.  Members of the campus community are invited to attend an open session, which is scheduled at 12:15 pm in Textor 103.  Materials for the candidate can be found here.

Feedback for all four candidates will be collected via an online evaluation form.  Please provide your feedback no later than close of business on Wednesday, April 27. 

Thank you for your participation.

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