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FOOD FRENZY! Thursday, October 1st from 11:30am to 2:00pm in  Emerson Suites 



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Dear IC Community:

As a follow-up to recent conversations with the deans, President’s Council, and Administrative Assembly, we are announcing that the college is moving to a strategic marketing communications model that focuses on three key areas: enrollment, advancement, and top college priorities as defined by the president, deans, and VPs in collaboration with faculty and staff across campus. As such, the Office of Marketing Communications will become the Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications, effective October 1.

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Notice of Availability - Ithaca College 2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

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Submitted on behalf Benjamin Rifkin, Provost & VPEA

Please join me on Thursday, October 1 for the first Faculty Colloquium of the academic year and the first Faculty Scholarship, Research, and Creative Inquiry Fair. 

Gwen Seaquist, J.D., Professor and Coordinator of Legal Studies, School of Business, will be presenting “Independent Contractor or Employee: Financial and Legal Implications,” which is co-authored by Alka Bramhandkar, Professor, Department of Finance and International Business, and Marlene Barken, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Studies. 

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

It is my pleasure to invite faculty applications for the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester of the London Sabbatical Program. Applicants should be eligible for an approved and funded sabbatical from their school covering faculty salary either for the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester. The selected faculty members are expected to teach one course complementary to the London Center curriculum, interact with London Center instructors and students, and attend London Center faculty meetings

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October is LGBT History Month

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 09/29/2015 

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October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month.  Each day throughout the month a video highlighting a different historical figure will be available for viewing in a special section of the LGBT Center Website: LGBT History Month Featured Videos

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 Were you someone who sang in high school or college?  Do you find yourself singing spontaneously throughout the day?  Do you want an easy way to relax and to sharpen your mind, maybe put a spring in your step?  Like meeting new folks in all walks of life around campus? If you are a faculty or staff member who answered YES to at least one of these, IC voICes, our faculty/staff choir needs you! Best news of all? Rehearsals start at 4 PM Tuesday, September 29th! No auditions necessary!

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On days that classes are in session there is a shuttle that provides transportation between Longview and the College in the morning, with stops at the Center for Health Sciences and Textor Circle. This shuttle is available to members of both the Longview and Ithaca College Communities.  

There have been a number of recent revisions made to this schedule, particularly on the Tuesday/Thursday runs.


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 We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  


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Ithaca College will be conducting our second Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise for all staff, faculty and students on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to vaccinate against the seasonal flu. This event will be held in the lower level of the campus Fitness Center.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, September 30th.

67 million people have high blood pressure in America

What we already knew:

·Risk of CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease) doubles for each incremental increase in SBP of 20 mmHg or DBP of 10 mmHg.

·Aerobic exercise training leads to reduction in resting BP of 5-7 mmHg in those with hypertension.

New studies show:

·Using salt substitutes can decrease blood pressure

·80% of sodium Americans intake comes from packaged, processed and restaurant foods.

·Home cooking is a great way to control your sodium intake

·Exercise can slow down the inevitable increase in blood pressure as you age.

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 FOOD FRENZY! Thursday, October 1st from 11:30am to 2:00pm in  Emerson Suites 



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Join us for webinar with leading diversity expert, Maura Cullen, as she provides insight and suggestions for assessing and improving your campus climate. In a year that has seen tremendous upheaval, on campuses and in communities at large, it’s critical to consider the role and responsibility you have in creating a safe and secure campus environment for your students and staff. This is part of a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. This is an hour-long webinar followed by a 30 minute discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Microaggressions: A Campus Climate Conversation with Maura Cullen
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern
(Time includes optional 30 minute discussion period)
Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room

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“If we could design an immersive learning community from scratch, one created specifically to provide the richest possible educational experience to our students, what would that look like?”

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

Ithaca College Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the Fall 2015 College Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. Convened by the Office of International Programs, the Office of Faculty Excellence, and the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement, the Symposium will take place on Monday, 28 September 2015 from 3pm to 6pm in the Clark Lounge. (Faculty who have teaching obligations may arrive late.)

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Eight individuals and two teams will be enshrined into the Ithaca College Athletics Hall of Fame during the 46th annual induction ceremony Friday night inside the Athletics and Events Center. Kevin Connors '97 returns to South Hill to emcee the event.

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Racism is not a thing of the past. Discrimination is still a fact of life for many people of color and immigrants, especially in housing, employment and education. One way of taking the first steps in creating a community where everyone feels safe, valued and respected is by engaging in dialogue about race and racism. The Talking Circles on Race and Racism are designed to serve as a discussion tool to increase community communication about race and racism and help individuals increase their comfort level in addressing issues of racism in their own lives.

Ithaca College students are invited to participate to come together in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a sustained, confidential, frank dialogue around issues of race and racism. The Diversity Awareness Committee will initiate a Student Talking Circle facilitated by professionals from the Multicultural Resource Center. The Talking Circle will be made up of 16 racially and ethnically diverse people who will meet once a week for five consecutive sessions to self-reflect, share experiences, and learn from others’ perspectives and attitudes.

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 FOOD FRENZY! Thursday, October 1st from 11:30am to 2:00pm in  Emerson Suites 



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Big Pink Volleyball!

Contributed by Sean Reilley on 09/24/2015 

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The Office of Recreational Sports is hosting a one-day volleyball tournament, with one big twist: a 4-ft diameter ball! This is an event you will not want to miss out on. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are raising funds to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Teams can be between 4-10 people, with a required team contribution of $30. Any additional contributions are welcome.

Date: 10/3/15

Time: 12:00 PM 

The day will include music, food, prizes, and of course some fun volleyball! So grab some friends and make a team! All students, faculty, and staff are welcome, with the option to participate in the competitive or the recreational division.


Registrations forms are available at the Fitness Center front desk or online.

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Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, longtime associate dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, will be leaving to serve as associate provost at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She starts in her new position on October 19.

Mansfield-Richardson joined the Park School in 1999 after holding teaching and administrative positions at Penn State, Ohio University, and American University. She previously worked for 12 years as a reporter, editor, and columnist with the Washington Post. As associate dean, her responsibilities included assessment and retention, curriculum approvals, course scheduling, graduate student advising and policies, scholarships/grants, and working with parents.

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