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Effective January 16th, 2017, the password expiration period for Netpass, Parnassus and HomerAdmin has been extended from 120 days (4 months) to 180 days (6 months). This means that these passwords will now only need to be changed twice per year instead of three times per year. Some additional notes:

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the registers at Sandella's Café and Food Court are offline and currently not accepting credit cards as a form of payment. Cash, ID Express, and Bonus Bucks are still accepted.

We will alert the campus of any change should the registers come back online.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is excited to announce the opening of its Campus Center Satellite Office on Monday, January 23.  This office will serve as an important hub for community engagement, guest services, and safety and security support for our campus members.  The entire Ithaca College community is invited to participate in our Grand Opening festivities on Monday!

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Please click here or see below for our hours of operation during the remainder of Winter Break.

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 Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), a unit of Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS), is excited to announce that Matthew Herbert joins the TLT team as a Distributed Learning Technologist.

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Contributed on behalf of Nancy Pringle and Brian K. Dickens

Happy New Year everyone! We are excited to share that we are only $7,000 away from our annual United Way goal of $31,000! Thank you to all those who have contributed. The amount of $7000 has significant value to our community. 

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Submitted on behalf of Alison Shields and Brandy Bessette-Symons, Co-chairs of the Institutional Review Board. 

The purpose of the IRB at Ithaca College is to ensure that any research involving human subjects that is conducted by the administrators, faculty, staff, or students conforms to the College’s Mission, Professional Codes of Conduct, and Federal Guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Research is defined as any systematic, empirical investigation, including research development, testing, and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. All proposed research is reviewed by the IRB to ensure that risks to human subjects are minimal and that human subjects are treated in a manner that conforms to the ethical guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services and the ethics codes of professional organizations.

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The offices of Admission, Analytics and Institutional Research, Enrollment Management and Student Financial Services will be closed on Wednesday, January, 18th for a divisional retreat. The Office of Career Services will remain open with limited services (counselors will not be available).

The club Ithaca College Unites For HER has participated in fundraising efforts to provide a grant to any student, faculty or immediate family member of theirs affected by breast cancer. This grant is to help pay for integrative, complementary therapies to help those who are going through or have gone through breast cancer treatment. These therapies include acupuncture, yoga classes, massage therapy, and nutrition counseling among others. To learn more about this club, the grant, and to apply either for yourself or on behalf of an immediate family member, please visit our website To learn more about the organization in general please visit 


Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program are invited to submit applications for the Summer 2017 OR 2017-2018 Academic Year.

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This is a reminder to the campus community that the All College Meeting will be held in Emerson Suites on Thursday, January 19 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM.

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Don't miss this opportunity to learn from ENVS naturalist, tracker and department chair Jason Hamilton and fulfill your ICC requirements. This is a “Maymester” course being held in June 2017. ENVS 14200: The Art and Science of Tracking will fulfill the following requirements: ICC Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation and Mind, Body, Spirit themes and Natural Sciences perspective designation.

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Come join the fun!  Babies and toddlers ages newborn to 36 months are needed for lab sessions in the physical therapy (PT) course ‘Motor Development Through the Lifespan’. 

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The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

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Nominations for the Izzy Award for calendar year 2016 are now open. The annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media — named after legendary journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone — is a project of the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College.

This year’s Izzy Award will be given for work published, broadcast or posted in 2016 by an independent media outlet, journalist or producer. The award may relate to a single piece or a body of work. Journalists, academics and the public at large may submit nominations by the January 19, 2017, deadline. The judges may also nominate. The winner will be announced early next spring, with an award ceremony to follow.

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 Parking Services Announces a Major Customer Service Enhancement Upgrade to its Parking Management System.


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Black History Month

Contributed by RahK Lash on 01/13/2017 

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 Ithaca College is proud to honor the history of Black, African American, and Pan-African people. Through a collection of culturally rich programs and educational events sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, we aim to highlight heroes and empower our campus community to reflect on the past while creating dialogue and action for the present day and future.


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On December 25, 2016 Ithaca College received official notice that it was awarded the National Weather Service’s StormReady University Certification. The StormReady program recognizes organizations which are prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.

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Terri Stewart, who has served since 2009 as director of the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, has accepted an offer to become director of the Office of Campus Safety at Nazareth College in Rochester. Succeeding Stewart will be Bill Kerry, who had left IC last summer to become associate director of the Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) Campus Police.

Stewart’s last day at Ithaca College will be January 23; Kerry will assume his new role on February 13.

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 5 Ithaca College students were selected to attend the African American Student Leadership Experience (AASLE) in Washington D.C, sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA).

  • Nnebundo Obi (’19)- Sociology major. MLK Jr. Scholar, African Latino Society.
  • Bob Chang (’18)-Physical Therapy major. Resident Assistant, Ithaca Achievement Program.
  • Victoria Jackson (’19)- Writing for Television and Film major. MLK Jr. Scholar, African Latino Society, Mentor for Ithaca Youth Bureau.
  • Fatoumata Jallow (’18)- Economics and Mathematics major. African Students Association, Student Governance Council, National Association for Black Accountants.
  • Anthony Cosby Jr. (’19)- Athletic Training Major. African Latino Society, Alumni Diversity & Inclusion Committee member, Anatomy & Physiology TA.

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