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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Dear Campus Community:
Since I assumed the Interim Chief Diversity Officer position in November 2015, I have witnessed a changing of the seasons. Not only is our Ithaca winter finally becoming brighter, but I have also witnessed a significant shift in some of our campus community members’ attitudes and behaviors.
In the sixteen years that I have been employed at Ithaca College, I have never observed this degree of focus and level of intentionality on the part of the institution to engage in open discussions and implement policies and practices related to issues of diversity and inclusion. I applaud the IC community for their engagement and willingness to contribute to IC’s efforts to help promote a more inclusive campus.
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Contributed by Karen Emnett on 05/05/2016
Submitted on behalf of Benjamin Rifkin, Provost & Vice President for Educational Affairs
The Ithaca College Dana Professorship recognizes excellence among excellence. Thanks to the Charles A. Dana Foundation’s generosity and foresight, Dana Professorships are awarded to selected Ithaca College full professors who have demonstrated a continued record of excellence as well as a promise of outstanding future contributions in teaching, professional endeavor in their area of specialty, and service to college and community. Dana Professors serve as role models and mentors for faculty and students, freely sharing their leadership, expertise, advice and experience with the College’s community and others who seek it. Towards this end, the Dana Professors’ activities reflect positively on and enhance the College’s national and international reputation as a center for academic and artistic inquiry.
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If you use the College’s Qualtrics site to administer online surveys, please be aware that the new Qualtrics Insight Platform will replace the old interface on May 23rd. Information about new features and what’s different is available here. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Institutional Research (IRoffice@ithaca.edu).
Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 05/05/2016
The following is submitted on behalf of Provost Rifkin:
I am pleased to announce that we will create a new advisory council to begin its work next year. The Educational Affairs Advisory Council will consist of faculty, staff, and students, and will meet once a month to advise the Provost on matters of concern to members of the EA community. In 2016-2017, the EAAC will meet on the following Thursdays
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Reminder: On Wednesday, May 11th, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge, the Humanities and Sciences Faculty Senate and the Humanities and Sciences Deanís Office will host a reception in honor of Michael Richardson, to thank him for his service as this yearís Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.
Come celebrate the end of the year at IC Kicks Back, TODAY May 6th from 2pm - 6pm in the Athletics and Events Center.
Along with the fun activities, there will BBQ foods provided by Dining Services.
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Heading home for the summer and not sure how it's going to go? Home - or wherever your summer destination - can be wonderful, but sometimes stressful. If you are nervous about facing family time, not sure how to approach tough subjects, or just looking for some fun summer ideas, check out summer resources for LGBTQ students from the staff of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services. There you'll find tips for coming out, info for LGBTQ travelers, how to find the nearest LGBT community center, resources for parents, and more. Wishing you good luck with finals, and a great summer break.
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Contributed by Leslie Shelhamer on 05/04/2016
Congratulations to School of Business seniors who scored in the top ten percent of Ithaca College students taking the ETS - Major Field Test (MFT) in Business this academic year.
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Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 05/04/2016
Hey, there Sustainable Bombers! Since we've introduced the Coca-cola freestyle machine in Food Court, we've avoided dumping thousands of plastic bottles into the waste stream. Now, we're proud to introduce the next level of Coke Freestyle. It's called ValidFill. You simply purchase a reusable cup and a plan that works for you!
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On Thursday, May 5th join Rochester-based Holocaust survivor Helen Levinson and other Ithaca-based Holocaust survivors for a candle lighting ceremony, Ithaca Children's Choir performance, and the chance to hear her story. A reception will follow the presentation.
This event is Thursday, May 5th 7-9 pm at Temple Beth El, 402 N. Tioga St. Ithaca, NY
For more information go to www.iaujc.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contributed by John Boccacino on 05/03/2016
The Ithaca College men's and women's lacrosse teams, as well as the softball squad, will be hosting the annual Empire 8 postseason tournaments on campus this week.
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Contributed by Leslie D'Arcy on 05/03/2016
The offices of Admission, Career Services, Enrollment Management, Enrollment Planning, Institutional Research and Student Financial Services will be closed on Wednesday, May 11th for a divisional retreat.
Assessing the Health Status of Manual Laborers in Sichuan Providence China: Developing a Baseline for Health Interventions
Contributed by Wade Pickren on 05/03/2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (bring your lunch)
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Contributed by Karen Serbonich on 05/02/2016
Staff will be attending a Divisional Diversity Meeting.
Contact us at 607-274-3998 with questions.
Our next Dollars and $ense meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016. This session will be extended by half an hour to allow for the Division of Enrollment Management to update us on the fall 2016 enrollment confirmations. The meeting will start with an update from the Facilities Department on the pending summer renovation projects, followed by the presentation from Enrollment Management, and close with some updates about the fiscal/academic year 2015-2016 close out.
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