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Contributed by Nancy Rader on 02/22/2017
An interdisciplinary group of faculty and students working on a 3-year research project supported by the National Science Foundation recently met to introduce new personnel and to report current progress and findings.
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The Ithaca College Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Shirley M. Collado as Ithaca College's ninth president. Collado currently serves as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer at Rutgers University—Newark. She will assume the presidency at Ithaca on July 1, 2017.
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Contributed by Andrew Kosinuk on 02/22/2017
Due to an anticipated high volume of Admissions visitors, N-Lot parking will be reserved as guest parking for a portion of the day on Friday, February 24. This is the parking lot located between the Yavits and Allen playing fields. The lot will be closed as of 8 a.m. and will re-open for regular use at approximately 12:30 p.m. that day. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we welcome prospective students and their families to Ithaca College!
Contributed by Don Austin on 02/22/2017
For our third straight year, OSEMA will be offering students the chance to volunteer in three locations around the US as part of the Summer Service Trip Program.
Occurring from May 13 – May 20, this Summer Service trip will take place in Boulder Creek, California, at the YMCA Camp Campbell’s Outdoor Education Camp, which is located in the beautiful Redwoods about an hour south of San Francisco.
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The women’s swimming and diving team will be offering their annual Spring Swim Lessons! This is a great opportunity to refine swimming skills before the summer! Whether you or your child wants to continue growing in the pool after the previous fall lessons, they need work on refining their strokes and turns, or if you’re training for a triathlon, the swim team is here to help! We invite all different ages and skill abilities to participate.
A member of the team will teach participants in either a private lesson or in a group of two. We are offering a 30 minute lesson; or for a person older than 5 and of a lap swimming level he/she may sign up for an hour. The hour lesson will begin at 10:00 am; and the half hour lessons will start at either 9:30 am or 10:15 am.
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Contributed by Andrew Kosinuk on 02/21/2017
On Wednesday, February 22, the U-Lot (Campus Center Lot) parking lot will be serving as reserved special event parking for the day. Individuals typically parking in this lot will need to utilize other campus parking options until U-Lot re-opens for general usage at approximately 4:00 p.m. Additionally, one bank of spaces within O-Lot (Park School of Communications Lot) will be closed to serve as overflow parking for this event.
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Cyber-Seniors: Lynn Gitlow, Ph,D., OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, Ithaca College and Teri Reinemann of the Gerontology Institute - An Ed Tech Day Featured Session
Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 02/21/2017
Contributed on behalf of Interim AVP/CIO, David Weil for Digital Instruction and Information Services
On Thursday, March 23 at 11:00 AM in the Ithaca Falls room during Ed Tech Day, there will be an engaging session about technology and the senior population. The discussion will be about how some elders in our society have been using the video "Cyber-Seniors" as a starting point for a discussion about the ways in which they can learn about technology and how to use it to enhance their lives.
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Zoom is offering custom webinar trainings for Ithaca College. Zoom is an online web conferencing tool available to all students, faculty, and staff that can be used on any device. It's great for collaboration, screen sharing, teaching remotely, and more. Please register for the webinar using the links below.
Introduction to Zoom
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Dear Members of the Campus Community,
On behalf of the Presidential Search Committee, I invite you to join us in Emerson Suites Wednesday morning, February 22, from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m., for an exciting announcement about the presidential search.
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IC CONTINGENT FACULTY SUPPORTED BY CORNELL GRADUATE STUDENTS UNITED ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (CGSU-OC) AND CORNELL ORGANIZATION FOR LABOR ACTION (COLA)
Contributed by Tom Schneller on 02/20/2017
The Ithaca College Contingent Faculty, including full-time and part-time faculty, have authorized labor actions up to and including a strike. The authorization vote came last week, after 18 months of bargaining failed to persuade the Ithaca College administration to commit to the fundamental labor principles of “pay parity” and “equal pay for equal work.” The faculty members facing contingent work conditions, amounting to almost half of the current number of faculty at Ithaca College, held a rally on Monday, Feb 20th at the main entrance of IC campus. The rally preceded two days of scheduled mediation with the College administration and demonstrated the group’s collective power as well as public support for their insistent struggle to secure fair working and living conditions.
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The TELE Collaborative (Library, Center for Faculty Excellence, TLT/DIIS) hosts: Digital Literacy Webinar
Contributed by Wade Pickren on 02/20/2017
The webinar is organized by the New Media Consortium (NMC), of which Ithaca College is a member.
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To be eligible, a candidate must be a full-time faculty member who:
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Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00pm, Emerson Suites, Campus Center
Activists on Activists connects current students with local (NY State) social change agents for the opportunity to bring dialogue around continued action and advocacy post-undergraduate experience.
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Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 02/20/2017
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We look forward to hearing from you!
Contributed by Rachel Gould on 02/19/2017
Submitted on behalf of the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship Committee.
As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship and what they will mean for Ithaca College, we invite you to join us on Monday, February 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge to participate in Making Excellence Inclusive: Teaching, Learning, and Classroom Climate, a panel presentation and discussion.
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Contributed by Mark Baustian on 02/19/2017
Following the overwhelming show of support from contingent faculty in last week's vote, the bargaining committee(s) for full and part-time contingent faculty will return to the bargaining table for two scheduled sessions this week. The committee representing part-time faculty will be looking for the administration to move beyond rhetoric about bargaining and to actually address the fundamental issues separating the parties. To date, the administration has put forward 4 claims to justify their obstinacy concerning the faculty's pay parity proposals.
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Contributed by Luca Maurer on 02/19/2017
Celebrate the new single occupancy All Gender restrooms in our building with yummy treats and LOTS AND LOTS of beverages in the LGBT Center (lower level, Hammond Health Center) on Tuesday February 21! Join us in the LGBT Center either from
9 am-11 am for breakfast treats with coffee, tea, and other assorted beverages.
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Contributed by News on 02/19/2017
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