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Registration is now open for a July 20-22 R.A.D. women’s self-defense course for staff and faculty.  For more information about this program and to access the registration form, please visit www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/rad

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Performance Review Reminder

Contributed by Jane Ray on 06/30/2015 

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The Online Performance Review process for 2014-15 is currently available to staff.  All staff members can access the self-assessment form through Employee Self-Service in Parnassus.  Supervisors can also access the Performance Review form through Employee Self-Service in Parnassus. 

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The Fitness Center will be closed from Friday 7/3/15 - Sunday 7/5/15 in observance of Independence Day.  We will resume our regular summer hours on Monday 7/6/15.

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The position Assistant to the President, ably occupied by Bailey Reagan for the last two years, will become available on or before August 3. Because the Assistant to the President interacts intensively with the campus community on a range of issues we plan to conduct an internal-only search for the position.

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Environmental Health & Safety will be conducting mandatory fire alarm system testing in the academic buildings in July. 

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

Upper class students who volunteer to assist will be able to move in to their on-campus housing the day before (Saturday, August 22, 2015), and will be required to attend a training session that evening from 7 – 8 pm.  Your meal plan will begin at lunch on Sunday. 

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The new Ithaca College webcam is now streaming some of the best views IC has to offer! The camera overlooks the Textor Ball and Muller Chapel, with Cayuga Lake in the distance, and pans left and right automatically to display views of the quad and surrounding hillsides. You can view it on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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Submitted on behalf of Terri Ae. Stewart, Director and Chief, Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

The Office of Public Safety recently announced the latest offering of the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program for faculty and staff and I want to take this opportunity to provide more information on this specific program and all of the college’s efforts to increase sexual assault awareness, education, and prevention.

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Did you know that in just 2 1/2 weeks over 1000 people will arrive at the College ready to walk the outdoor track until the wee hours of the following morning? Why? They are participating in the annual Tompkins County Relay for Life, raising funds for cancer research! One of the top Relay teams since the Relay began in this area is our very own IC Hope.  Want to join us for a great night of fun, tears, exercise, and celebration? Please join our team! Can't be here but want to make a difference? Donate to one of the team members or join us for our fabulous garage sale this Saturday, June 27th from 8 am - noon. Follow this link for garage sale details and to view some of our incredible items: http://ithaca.craigslist.org/gms/5090469542.html  Here are other important facts on the Relay:

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Summer is the season we wait for. It's the season full of fun in the sun.. Summer offers more than 100 days to make a difference. Thank you for please clearing your calendar On July 7th for what's most important to help save lives by donating at our American Red Cross Blood drive from 10 to 5 in the Fitness Center. During the summer months of June, July and August, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive. This could add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations. If at least two more donors gave blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer, above what's expected, patients would be better assured of having lifesaving blood products readily available. Call 1-800-REDCROSS TO SET UP YOUR APPOINTMENT ON JULY 7TH

Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that both Muller Faculty Center and Cerrache Center have now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and are complete. Faculty, Staff and Students using those buildings should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.

The completion of these two buildings now marks the completion of the entire academic priority buildings.  We've run miles of cable and well over a thousand Access Points (APs) to provide reliable service to our campus community. The next steps are to get our student centered areas as well as our administrative buildings.  

A map of the work and a current schedule of buildings is available online:
https://www.ithaca.edu/its/services/wireless/campusproject2014/schedule/

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 Provost Benjamin (Ben) Rifkin will be hosting “Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost”, once a month (July, 2015 through May, 2016) for a small group—6 individuals plus the Provost.  Ben would like an opportunity, in a small setting, to meet and hear from faculty and staff in Educational Affairs, and to share some thoughts/vision of the future in our division.

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 Check out what's new on the menu at IC Square Food Court! The following items are available until July 3rd:

Get a Meatball Melt at Selona Grill - a grilled flatbread with provolone cheese topped will all-beef meatballs and marinara sauce, garnished with shredded Parmesan cheese.

Try a Maple Chicken Peach & Goat Cheese Sandwich at the Deli - sliced maple chicken with roasted peaches, goat cheese, leaf lettuce and Dijon mayo Served on toasted whole grain bread.

Just Veggin' is featuring a delicious Summer Peach and Basalmic Chicken Salad.

This Thursday, Ithaca High School will be hosting their annual Graduation Ceremony in the A&E Center - Glazer Arena.  Approximately 2,650 guests will be in attendance to celebrate with these soon-to-be graduates.  This is an important day for these students, and Ithaca College is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate with them.

The Ithaca College Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Ithaca College alumni awards.

Members of the campus community and their guests are cordially invited to celebrate this year's award winners at the Alumni Association Recognition Dinner during this year's Alumni Weekend on the evening of Saturday, September 26, 2015. Online registration is now open at alumni.ithaca.edu/alumniweekend through September 13.

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Timecards Due Early

Contributed by Donna Veres on 06/23/2015 

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Because of the College holiday on Friday, July 3, biweekly paychecks and direct deposits will be paid on Thursday, July 2.  All timecards for the pay period June 15-June 28 must be submitted and approved by noon on Monday, June 29th.  Any timecard not approved by this deadline will NOT be paid until the following pay date on Friday, July 17. 

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Posted on behalf of Samarra Mbenga, Leader of Weight Watchers at Work at Ithaca College. I am so sorry but I have to cancel the meeting tomorrow. [I]f you can, please try to make it to a meeting this week to do your vision boards. Have a good week. Happy meditations and happy thoughts!  --  Samarra Mbenga  --  Weight Watchers Certified Personal Coach; Featured in Weight Watchers "Weekly" (12-21-14) distributed Nationally; Weight Watchers Diamond Leader Award; Weight Watchers Jean Nidetch Leader of the Year Award;  --  What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think."  by Dr. Patrick Gentempo

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is pleased to announce the reintroduction of the R.A.D. self-defense program for women at Ithaca College.

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Information Technology Services (ITS) will be replacing McAfee VirusScan Enterprise with Microsoft's System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) as the standard anti-virus/malware application for College Windows computers. Macs will switch to SCEP as part of a separate, future effort.

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 Check out what's new on the menu at IC Square Food Court! The following items are available until July 3rd:

Get a Meatball Melt at Selona Grill - a grilled flatbread with provolone cheese topped will all-beef meatballs and marinara sauce, garnished with shredded Parmesan cheese.

Try a Maple Chicken Peach & Goat Cheese Sandwich at the Deli - sliced maple chicken with roasted peaches, goat cheese, leaf lettuce and Dijon mayo Served on toasted whole grain bread.

Just Veggin' is featuring a delicious Summer Peach and Basalmic Chicken Salad.

 


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