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Contributed by Lynda Walters on 12/05/2013
Submitted on behalf of Michael D. Richardson, Associate Dean for Faculty and New Initiatives
The Office of the Dean in the School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to welcome Dylan Schoch to the staff of the dean’s office, as Coordinator for Outreach and Special Projects. Dylan will be taking over for Kelly Stern, who is now Recruitment Marketing Coordinator in the Office of Marketing Communications.
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Contributed by Carol Hansen on 12/05/2013
The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences is suspending admission to the Environmental Studies minor as of December 20, 2013. Students who are currently registered in the Environmental Studies minor will be able to complete the minor as planned. Students who submit a Registration for a Minor form to the department by December 20 will be considered for admission; after that date, the minor will no longer be available.
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Submitted on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Ithaca College has embarked on the process of implementing a Strategic Sourcing approach to its purchasing and procurement needs. This methodology emphasizes purchasing and procurement that is done within a framework of strategic partnerships with vendors/suppliers, along with revised and improved purchasing policy guidelines. The overall goal of this process is to ensure that the College is getting the best price for its purchases and that that they are delivered in a timely manner without sacrificing quality. It is also intended to improve upon how the College manages its inventory of all procured and stored items.
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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, December 11th. Important reasons not to miss the next screening:
1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)
2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases
3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease
4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive (above ideal )
5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.
6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure
7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects
8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure
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Contributed by Jim Best on 12/05/2013
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Contributed by Suzanne Smith on 12/04/2013
Just a reminder that you are cordially invited to celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2013 graduates at a dessert reception on Sunday, December 15, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites of Phillips Hall.
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Contributed by Don Austin on 12/04/2013
On Wednesday and Thursday December 4th and 5th from 9am-3pm in the North Foyer (lobby area outside of Emerson Suites) there will be a Holiday Sale hosted by the store in the commons Ten Thousand Villages and one of Ithaca College’s volunteer service organizations Circle K International!
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Contributed by Rachel Marks on 12/04/2013
It's cold outside! Don't hike across campus for a hot cup of coffee!
The Library Café opens today, offering Starbucks coffee, Tazo tea, baked goods, fresh fruit, and more! Our regular hours of operation will be 4:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight, Sunday - Thursday.
Now you don’t have to lose your seat while you study!
Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez on 12/03/2013
The Caring and Sharing Committee's Holiday Drive has begun and there are several ways you can help!
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Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 12/03/2013
A new webseries highlighting the Skip Landen Golden Doorknob Awards premieres this week on www.knobontrial.com. The series, Murder Trial of the Golden Doorknob, debuts on December 5 and features work from numerous student filmmakers and Park School courses.
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Contributed by Wendy Fonder on 12/03/2013
For your convenience during this busy time of the semester, the Center for Print Production is open 7 am - 6 pm (M-F) from December 2 - 20, 2013.
Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 12/03/2013
The Blood drive will run from 10 to 5 pm. You can stop by our table in Campus center all this week from 10 to 2 in the lobby by the information desk. Or email email@example.com. Walk-Ins the day of the drive are welcome to you just may have await!
We will be taking Double Red Blood cell donation 4 every hour too till 5pm.
The Bone Marrow registration will run from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm December 10th the day of the blood drive in the Emerson Suites. You will be able to register as a Bone Marrow donor. All you have to do is a simple swab of the check and answer some question. Stop by on the 10th of December to help save a life!
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Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 12/03/2013
Contributed on behalf of Marisa Kelly, Provost
I am delighted to announce that the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has formally accepted Ithaca College's most recent report, the Periodic Review Report (PRR) we submitted in June 2013. Acting at their November 21st meeting, the Commission also reaffirmed our accreditation, and gave us a commendation for the quality of our PRR process. This is a wonderful achievement, and a major step in maintaining a positive ongoing relationship with Middle States, our regional accrediting agency.
The Periodic Review Report documented our performance over the past five years in meeting regional accreditation standards related to assessment, planning and budgeting. The PRR also documented progress on recommendations resulting from our 2008 self-study and Middle States team visit. These recommendations asked us to take action in five particular areas: institutional effectiveness, college-wide assessment processes, general education curriculum, administrative support of assessment, and student learning outcomes assessment.
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Contributed by Linda Uhll on 12/03/2013
If you have time available during final exam week and can give us a three hour block of time for proctoring exams, please contact us.
This may be a good time for you to get some grading or reading done and, at the same time, provide a valuable service to the IC community. We can ask your deans and supervisors for release time, if necessary.
If you're interested, please contact Kelly Charnley for more information. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 274-1257.
Thank you very much for your consideration.
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Contributed by Karen Serbonich on 12/03/2013
This is a reminder that Ithaca College Policy 2.1.4 states that “only items pertaining to College business may be sent through the campus mail system.”
Personal packages should be sent to your home address. The Mail Service department should not be expected to handle, sort and send notifications for personal packages. Some examples of this include cell phones and/or accessories, personal book orders, wine orders, LTD and other miscellaneous packages that are not business related. This does not apply to Resident Directors.
All personal mail may be dropped off at the following locations: Phillips Hall Post Office, mail collection box outside Campus Center, mail collection box across from Sub Connection in the Towers Concourse, or left at your home address for your mail courier to pick up.
Additionally, outgoing pre-paid personal parcels must be dropped off at the Phillips Hall Post Office from 8:30am - 2:30pm or the Mail Center from 8:30am-3:15pm.
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Contributed by Kristin LiBritz on 12/02/2013
U.S. PIRG is a federation of state-based, nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations that work for the public interest on a range of issues. The organization focuses on finding good ideas and pushing for real change, even when a powerful interest stands in the way. When U.S. PIRG Campus Organizers fight for the public, they stand up to some of America's most powerful special interests, from Wall Street to Big Oil, from the Auto Industry to Super PACs.
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Contributed by David Maley on 12/02/2013
Members of the campus community are invited to gather at Muller Chapel at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to offer support to one another and share their thoughts and prayers following the automobile accident that claimed the life of one Ithaca College student and injured three others. The chaplains and professional staff from the Counseling Center will be available during and after the gathering.
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Contributed by John Rawlins on 12/02/2013
MLK Celebration 2014: A Single Garment of Destiny A Day On, Not A Day Off January 20, 2014
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