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 Check out the Spring 2015, Block 2 Wellness Wednesday schedule here!

As you begin to plan for Commencement/Senior Week 2015, please keep in mind the following on-campus housing guidelines. All campus residents except for graduating seniors, Resident Assistants, and Circle Apartment residents are required to vacate their rooms no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 9, 2015 unless they receive written approval from the Office of Residential Life to remain. For students with a final exam scheduled, or final papers/projects due on Monday, May 11, 2015, the deadline to vacate their rooms will be extended until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Students with a Monday final exam, paper or project due should notify their RA.

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New Humanities Blog

Contributed by Michael Smith on 03/16/2015 

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As part of a series of initiatives to promote the ways the IC humanities departments (Art History, Communication Studies, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy & Religion, and Writing) contribute to the educational experience and the spirit of inquiry at the college, the Humanities Working Group announces a new blog, "Learning/Thinking/Being Human."

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Students who are interested in volunteering to help out at ITHACON or the Tori Cup should attend one of two meetings: Tuesday, March 17 in Job 160 at 12:15pm, or Wednesday, March 18 in Friends 208 at 7pm.

 

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Ithaca College’s 25th annual Educational Technology Day will be held this Thursday, March 19th, from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Campus Center Emerson Suites and surrounding locations.  The event features a vendor showcase with national and local technology companies, a college showcase with faculty and staff showing how they are using technology in and out of the classroom, and a series of seminars by IT thought-leaders, faculty, vendors and others.  The event is free and open to the public, including all faculty, staff and students.

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee.  More information about the Senior Class Gift Campaign and Committee can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1w46gKf.

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We Need Your Help!  Help our Students Have a Great Commencement Weekend!

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On Thursday, March 19th, the College will be holding its 25th Educational Technology Day.  This exciting event attracts over 800 visitors to our campus to explore new technologies and learn more about how technology can be used both in and out of the classroom.  We are asking that students, staff, and faculty please be aware of the parking impact of Ed Tech Day on both the event date and the preceding Wednesday, as described below. 

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Office 365 ProPlus is now available to all current students, staff, and faculty as a FREE subscription license for personal devices.

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ITS commonly receives reports of email scams circulating on campus. We thought it would be helpful to share one of these messages to point out and explain the "red flags", designated as "(RF #)" in the message below.

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We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  Your child can help us in our work to study the effect of using (or not) a robot to move around and play with toys on cognitive development. Our long-term goal is to assist infants with disabilities explore their environment in ways that would otherwise be unavailable to them. Your infant will be randomly assigned to either group a) using the robot, or group b) not using the robot; in both groups, infants will play with toys for 12 sessions over no more than 8 weeks. Each play session will be 20 minutes long and will take place in Williams Hall on the Ithaca College campus.

 

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Sticking around for the summer? Why not stick some seeds into the ground? 

Claim a plot at the Circles Community Garden for the summer!

The Circles Community Garden is available for all Ithaca College community members.

There are 30 plots waiting to be claimed!  These will be doled out on a first-come-first-serve basis, so act quickly! (students may receive priority if we receive high volumes of requests) Basic supplies will be available at the front desk of the Circles Community Building weekly from 12 PM - 6 PM. 

Head to the front desk of the Circles Community Building to sign up! Look over the Working Agreement next to the sign-up to make sure that the commitment is right for you.

For more information or general questions e-mail the Circles Office at circles@ithaca.edu.

Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Center for Health Sciences is now ready to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and March 20th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking the community 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 eighth building to enter the new updated wireless environment at Ithaca College. 

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What is Strategic Sourcing and what does it mean to IC?

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On Friday, March 13 the U-Lot (Campus Center) parking lot will be closed as reserved event parking until 11:30 a.m. only.  From 11:30 on, the lot will be available for general parking as per usual.  Individuals seeking handicapped parking can access the U-Lot's handicapped spaces at any time by speaking with the lot attendant during the reserved hours.  

This month's edition of Vice President Hector’s “Dollars and $ense” discussion series will be focused on  Information Technology at the College.

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee.  More information about the Senior Class Gift Campaign and Committee can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1w46gKf.

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Mail Service Staff will be attending a Division meeting on Thursday March 12th from 1pm - 3pm.  There will not be an afternoon mail collection from Phillips Hall, H&S Dean's Office, the PRW building or Alumni Hall. 
The morning mail delivery will occur for all departments between 9am and 10am on Thursday, March 12.
Additional outgoing mail will need to be dropped off at the Mail Center by 12:30pm.

The Phillips Hall Post Office will remain open.

Every effort will be made to deliver the packages that arrive on Thursday before and after the meeting.

The campus voice mail system will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours starting at 5:00 AM on Wednesday, 3/11 due to system maintenance. During the maintenance, callers will not be able to access voice mail "trees" or leave/retrieve voice mail messages. 

ITS Helpdesk
helpdesk@ithaca.edu
104 Job Hall
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On Tuesday, March 10 the U-Lot (Campus Center) parking lot will be closed as reserved event parking until noon only.  From noon on, the lot will be available for general parking as per usual.  Individuals seeking handicapped parking can access the U-Lot's handicapped spaces at any time by speaking with the lot attendant during the reserved hours.