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Contributed on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

On the heels of President Rochon’s March 5, 2015 campus discussion, we will be announcing some steps towards engaging the campus around the ideas and concepts we received via the various feedback loops that were established.  We are very pleased to see so many comments from the campus around ideas on alternate sources of revenues, but more importantly ways that we can streamline costs at the College to ensure that our precious resources are spent in strategic and prudent ways that benefits student education.

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On Monday, April 13, at 6:00pm at Emerson Suites Ask Big Questions (ABQ), a non-denominational fellowship in campus, launched by Hillel at Ithaca College in the Fall 2014 will host a campus-wide conversation regarding sexual assault.

It is a first of a kind, student-led attempt to have a facilitated conversation for students, faculty and staff around the table.    This event will open with a reception at Emerson Lounge.

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The implementation of WebCRD and trainings offered through December of 2014 provided the opportunity for the campus to become familiar with using the new online print ordering system.

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Thank you again for coming together and ensuring IC Giving Day on February 26 was a huge success. We have finished some more in-depth analysis, and the results tell a story of how our community came together in one day, like never before, and encouraged more gifts and more spirited participation on and off campus than ever.

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that the Hill Center is now in the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and April 16th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking for feedback on any issues.

Once testing confirms successful network performance, the building will move from ‘testing’ to a ‘completed’ status. This expected completion will mark the tenth building to enter the new updated wireless environment at Ithaca College. 

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Together, it’s a lot more fun!

Losing weight shouldn’t be a contest with your co-workers—it should be a celebration.

Discover At Work Meetings, where you’ll learn about our proven weight-loss approach full of powerful group support that works for both men and women, inspirational guidance, and our suite of digital tools*.

Join anytime, and we’ll keep you motivated, with support all around.

weightwatchers: Help with the hard part.

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Dr. Roberto Curci who was to be our third candidate for the School of Business Dean position  has accepted another offer and obviously the various meetings on his schedule for the next two days are now cancelled.

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April Earth Day Sweepstakes

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 04/08/2015 

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Everybody loves a Sweepstakes!

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The thirteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 24. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here. All members of the campus community who support our LGBTQ and allied graduates are welcome to attend. And any student of any year may attend, but all MUST rsvp in advance.

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(Posted on behalf of Rotarian Sarah Robarge, IC Rotaract Advisor from the Ithaca Rotary Club)

Do you want to help make Ithaca College, Ithaca, and the world a better place? Are you still looking for your place to fit in, connect, and lead, during your college years? Ithaca College Rotaract is looking for you!

Rotaract
is a college level organization of Rotary International, which is made up of clubs whose members are service minded professionals and community leaders.

Rotaractors
get together for service projects, social activities, and leadership workshops. Working closely with the local Ithaca Rotary Club, we get to know and network with local community and business leaders while making a difference in the world around us.

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Enhancement to HomerConnect

Contributed by Brian Scholten on 04/07/2015 

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Five focus groups were conducted in February to gather feedback about ways in which the HomerConnect user experience could be improved. Seventeen faculty members/academic administrators and sixty nine students participated.

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Lately, IC Counseling & Psychological Services hs received questions about the availability of open appointments.  This FAQ guide is intended to answer some of these questions:

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April Earth Day Sweepstakes

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 04/07/2015 

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Everybody loves a Sweepstakes!

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All submitted portfolio applications have been reviewed and three finalists have been chosen to present their portfolios on the evening of April 13th.

Finalists:
Hannah Andrick
Julianna Kittredge
Carin Pracht

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm in Textor Hall, Room 102

Please join us as these three finalist present their portfolios demonstrating what they have learned and the connections they have made among different elements of their Ithaca College education. Faculty judges will evaluate each presentation to determine the $3,000 first place winner. Light reception to follow.

Everyone from the Ithaca College community is welcome to attend. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact icc@ithaca.edu or call 607-274-3113  as soon as possible.

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The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) is an educational community experience for first-year students with goals of easing student transitions, developing strong, active communities, and stimulating intellectual curiosity.

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Call   1-800-GIVE-LIFE or go to redcrossblood.org 

Friday April 10th  from 9am to 5pm

Walk-Ins Welcome, the Red Cross will have extra hlep here!!

Double Red Donations will be available, three appointments every hour and two  on the half hour.

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

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Pop in to IC Square where it's Mindful Monday!  Visit this pop-up Mindful kiosk -- where you'll find delicious and healthy lunchtime selections. Try a fresh salad, or a delicious sandwich. Want both? Choose the combo and grab a beverage. Mindful means big taste with a lot of healthy benefits. Less Sugar. Less Salt and "0" transfats.

Get Mindful on Monday. Visit the pop-up Mindful Kiosk in IC Square and go big on flavor!

  • Open: 11am - 2pm / Monday, April 6th at IC Square

Credit cards, bonus bucks, ID Express and cash accepted.

A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour this Thursday, April 9. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and a loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the tests.

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Finding Ways to Enrich Relationships with our Students 

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