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On Friday, October 9, Ithaca College was made aware that a posting had been made to social media about a planned off-campus party by a group of Ithaca College students. The posting used language that was reprehensible for its racial and class stereotyping. The views expressed in this posting are antithetical to the college’s commitment to respect and inclusivity.

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 The Williams 210 computer lab will be closed beginning Thursday, 10/15.  Please note that normal hours will begin on Monday, 10/19.  The Friends 110 computer lab and fixIT Shop hours are as follows:

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 Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin (Ben) Rifkin:

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Blue Sky reimagining process on Thursday, October 8.   We are currently cataloguing all the ideas submitted through the brainstorming process.

In the coming days we will be updating the Blue Sky website with video from our kickoff event and a feedback form to collect additional ideas from the IC community, including alumni and supporters of the College who may live far away. Please stay tuned for updates and more opportunities to share your thoughts with us!




The H&S Dean search committee met this week to initiate the systematic review of applications, and we are pleased with the number and quality even at this very early stage.  This initial review, the first of several stages in the candidate vetting process, will continue until shortly after the October 16 deadline for applications. 


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 Cortaca Blood drive challenge  Tuesday October 13th and Wednesday October 14th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Fitness Center. Call  NOW to make an appointment 1-800-RED CROSS or EMAIL  REDCROSS@ITHACA.EDU to set up your appointment Now. 

Double Red donation will be available too, three appointments every hour and Two appointments every half hour. 

Plenty of RED Cross staff so walk-ins are welcome.

PLEASE stop over and help us meet our goal and win back the challenge , only takes an  hour of our time. Please help our community and donate!!! 

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 Faculty and staff are encouraged to self-nominate for service on self-study committees associated with our Middle States accreditation process. Student self-nominations will be solicited after the Spring 2016 course schedule is published so spring course schedules can be taken into account. Self-study committees will begin their work in Spring 2016 and should complete their responsibilities by the end of Spring 2017. 

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On Monday, October 12, the Office of Admissions will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and their families.  The M-Lot parking lot at the A&E Center has been designated as reserved parking for that event, and therefore will be unavailable to college staff, faculty, and students in the morning. 

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The next All Supervisor’s Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., in Emerson Suites. It is an expectation that all supervisors attend. More information will follow. For now, please hold the date.

 Please join us for the annual tradition of Emerson Halloween on 11/1 from 6-8pm!

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On Thursday, October 15 between 6:30-7:00 AM, users will not have the ability to dial 911 or 9911 from campus telephones. Regarding 9911, dialing the extra 9 may be familiar to some users from other business or hotel telephone systems; it works, but is not required at Ithaca College.

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We are excited to welcome you today at 3:00 p.m. for our Blue Sky Reimagining Kick-off event. If you have preregistered, please be sure to sign in when you arrive to be eligible for the iPad drawing.  

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The Fitness Center will be closing at 2:00pm on Wednesday 10/14/15 and will be operating with reduced hours over Fall Break:

Thursday 10/15: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Friday 10/16: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 10/17: CLOSED

Sunday 10/18: CLOSED

We will reopen with our regular academic year hours on Monday 10/19/15.

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The Committee for College-Wide Requirements (CCR) will be holding an open forum Town Hall meeting on Monday October 19 from 4-5 pm in BUS 301 for all interested faculty and staff.

The Director of the ICC, Chairpersons and members of the CCR representatives will be present to hear your thoughts and address questions or concerns. The agenda is open but CCR will be primarily discussing recent changes and proposed changes to the ICC.

If you are unable to attend please don't hesitate to contact your school CCR representative or Vince DeTuri,

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Climate Change Theatre Action

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 10/07/2015 

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Friday, November 6, 2015, 5:00-7:00 pm
IC Library, Gannett Center, 2nd Floor

Initiated by Saviana Condeescu (assistant professor - Theatre Arts, CP Snow Steering Committee) and Wade Pickren (director, Center for Faculty Excellence).

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

It is my pleasure to invite faculty applications for the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester of the London Sabbatical Program. Applicants should be eligible for an approved and funded sabbatical from their school covering faculty salary either for the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester. The selected faculty members are expected to teach one course complementary to the London Center curriculum, interact with London Center instructors and students, and attend London Center faculty meetings.

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Often, managers and educators put together diverse teams or groups, but then work in ways that fail to reap the benefits of that diversity. This highly interactive workshop offers both a framework and practical tips for leveraging the power of diverse teams, optimizing innovation, and strengthening organizational decision-making. It invites participants to become intentional and strategic about this work. Designed for supervisors who lead diverse teams and faculty members who want to leverage diversity to enhance classroom learning or to strengthen students’ readiness to embrace diversity in community settings. Open to all interested in the topics covered.

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 Are you on a meal plan and want to give your dinner a boost? For $8 extra you can add a juicy steak to your plate, choose from 6oz Filet, 12oz New York Strip, or 12oz Rib Eye! Tonight only, Dining Services will feature Stone Steakhouse Station in Campus Center Dining Hall! Simply swipe your ID card and pay $8 at the register. No meal plan, no problem! Just add $8 to the cost of your dinner!


Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.


The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) invite you to attend our monthly meeting and participate in a discussion on domestic violence and sexual abuse as it relates to gender, facilitated by two of our committee members, Darnell Thompson and Maggie Wetter of Residential Life.

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Ithaca College students are invited to participate to come together in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a sustained, confidential, frank dialogue around issues of race and racism. The Diversity Awareness Committee will initiate a Student Talking Circle facilitated by professionals from the Multicultural Resource Center. The Talking Circle will be made up of 16 racially and ethnically diverse people who will meet once a week for five consecutive sessions to self-reflect, share experiences, and learn from others’ perspectives and attitudes. Spaces are still available!

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This professional webinar session provides higher education administrators and staff an opportunity to learn about the importance of developing a comprehensive strategy to recruit and retain Latina/o faculty members and professional staff. The demographic reality of the growing Hispanic undergraduate and graduate student population compels higher education leaders to employ courageous leadership to create proactive measures that ensures their faculty and leaders reflect the diverse communities that they serve. Towards that goal, this webinar highlights key programmatic and policy recommendations, based on empirical evidence, to support institutional initiatives to improve Latino(a) faculty and professional staff representation.

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