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For the 25th anniversary of Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College we are sponsoring a contest for Ithaca College students to help envision the future of technology. Participants working in teams of up to 5 people will prepare a presentation of their view on the future of technology, and the first place group can win up to a $375 gift certificate to the Ithaca College Bookstore.

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 Circulate the love this February 6th from 9 to 5 pm in the Fitness Center .  Please call  1-800-RED-CROSS or go to REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG  to sign up for an appointment at Ithaca College. You can also stop by our table in CAMPUS CENTER, Monday thru Thursday from 9 to 3pm and choose a time slot to donate blood and help save a life. We will be taking  Double Red Donations too, 3 appoinmtent on the hour and 2 appointmets on the half hour.

I am also looking for help to staff the registration table from  1 to 5 pm if you have an hour to spare please email me csmith@ithaca.edu. tTank you for you all your help with the blood drive.

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Are you the mother of a child who is a picky eater between the ages of 6 months and 12 years old? Have you received advice on children with picky eating habits? If yes, you may want to participate in the short survey “Information Received by Mothers about their Children’s Eating Habits" linked below.

 

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The Ithaca College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics reminds fans that the next occurrence of Fill The Hill Fridays takes place Jan. 30 and includes promotional events, giveaways and interactive activities for the men's and women's basketball games this week.

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The Women’s Swimming and Diving Team will be offering private swimming and diving lessons again this spring. 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. Each session is 45 minutes long with your convenient choice of time slot: 9:30-10:15am or 10:30am-11:15 am.  We will try to accommodate your requests the best that we can.

Whether you or your child wants to enjoy the pool for the first time, they need work on refining their strokes and turns, or if you’re training for a triathlon, the swim team is here to help!

The dates are:

March 28

April 11

April 18

April 25

 

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Please join us on Thursday, March 19th from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Campus Center, for our free annual showcase of more than 50 technology vendors such as AT&T, Adobe, Apple, Brocade, Dell, Epson, and more to learn about the latest technologies and how they impact us in and out of the classroom. 

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FREE practice exams and events to help you on your path to an advanced degree!

Take the first step and take a free practice test with Kaplan to see how you will score on the test you may be facing for an advanced degree. No preparing is necessary to see your base score! Additional FREE events can be accessed via the link below as well -- just click "view more events" to see everything that is scheduled. 

 

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Winter Safety

Contributed by Gary Goss on 01/28/2015 

Now that winter is upon us, we want to remind everyone about a specific danger involving the ponds on the IC Campus.

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This Friday, and every Friday! Want to come play (or learn to play) contra music? Come to Fish Bowl, the open contra music group that meets on Friday afternoons in the Campus Center, near or inside the Fish Bowl (the glass-walled room near the coffee shop). 

 

 

 

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Have you ever had a question about race but were uncomfortable or unsure how to ask? What does racism mean to you? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your and others’ lives? How do you cope with the effects? Who is responsible for eliminating racism? How might that happen?

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Please be aware that the U-Lot (Campus Center lot) will be closed for special event parking for the full duration of the day on Thursday, January 29. 

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ACE, the Ithaca College portal that provides access to Parnassus, Argus, Homer, IC Workflow and Advance, has been experiencing intermittent connectivity issues. ITS is actively working to identify and correct the problem. If you encounter this problem, a temporary solution is to wait about 10 minutes and then try again.

Please join us for a talk by visiting alum, Dr. James E. Taylor ’00 on Friday, February 6, from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center.  Dr. Taylor is Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations throughout North and South Carolina.  

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Bob Ullrich, who contributed significantly to the advancement of the Ithaca College School of Business as its dean from 1998 to 2004, passed away on January 14 in Newport, Rhode Island, at the age of 75. His survivors include his wife, Portia, and children, Karl and Marie.

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Center for Natural Sciences has now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and is complete.  Faculty, Staff and Students using that building should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.

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Due to some upcoming changes in staffing in the Center for Print Production with Cyndi French leaving Ithaca College, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind the campus community about Print Production deadlines and priorities for the Spring Semester.

 

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The Center for Faculty Excellence announces its teaching and learning blog threads@CFE.

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The Wi-Fi rebuild in the Center for Natural Sciences and Park Center for Business was recently completed. Our testing shows that Wi-Fi performance is much improved, but we'd like affirmation from the people that use Wi-Fi in these buildings. Please let us know if the Wi-Fi network is now meeting your needs by completing this quick 2-question form: 

Find the complete Wireless 2014 Project details and schedule here:

Your feedback via comments to this article is also welcome!

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Something we often suspected is now being widely discussed in the media...music relieves stress!  If you are a member of our community faculty or staff, we would love to have you join us in IC voICes; we guarantee you will leave rehearsals with a smile on your face and a spring in your step!

IC voICes, now in its 14th year, offers a unique opportunity for faculty and staff across campus to enjoy their vocal talents, meet new friends, and work with both talented College faculty and students.  We are one of the only faculty/staff choirs in the country! Interested, but afraid of auditions? Not to worry...there are none!

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Attention Phi Kappa Phi Seniors of Ithaca College! Are you graduating this year? Are you continuing on to graduate school or professional study?

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

Join Professor Diane Birr, President of the IC Chapter, on Thursday, February 12th 2015, at 12:00 Noon in BUS 301 for an information session. This meeting is designed for any interested PKP senior or recent graduate with questions about the application process.

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