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Submitted on behalf of Tanya Saunders

The Office of International Programs announced in Intercom on January 17 the deadlines for 2014-15 proposals for international travel with students led by faculty or staff. I urge you to review and adhere to those deadlines for submission as they are important to the thorough review of proposals by a number of offices. Proposals that are submitted after the deadline for Winter, Spring Break, or Summer experiences and proposals that are incomplete will no longer be able to move forward in the review process.

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Influenza Alert

Contributed by Laura Keefe on 01/29/2014 

The Hammond Health Center has seen a sudden increase in visits from students suffering from symptoms of the flu (influenza). On Monday and Tuesday of this week, we have had 25 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza. The CDC has reported that H1N1 (swine flu) influenza virus is circulating this season and that it may disproportionately affect young and middle-aged adults.

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IC Fit Kids!

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 01/29/2014 

It is recommended that your child gets one hour of physical activity per day. Whether your child is an athlete or not, IC Fit Kids can help.

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Stop by the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, to view photographs produced by Randi Millman-Brown, Visual Resources Curator in the Department of Art HIstory at Ithaca College, and her husband Keith Millman, Chair of New Media at TC3.

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Submitted by Wade Pickren, Ph.D
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence/Sponsored Research

The James J Whalen Academic Symposium is looking to begin its 17th year with a creative twist. The steering committee is currently looking for designs that will be used for the 2015 Symposium.  If selected, your creation will represent the College-wide Symposium for 2015, in which hundreds of students across campus participate.

Entries must be submitted as camera-ready files, preferably in high-resolution JPEG format. Entry files should work equally well for web presentation and for print media. Entry files should be designed in color, but should be equally effective in black-and-white.

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Connect with this new sub's robust flavor and you'll be headed back for another!

The Bacon, Capicola & Cocoa Sub - filled with bacon, capicola ham, cheddar, balsamic chocolate vinaigrette, chipotle mayonnaise, caramelized onions and a cocoa-dusted sub roll.

Only avaiilable for a limited time ~ so ask for this savory sub today ~ at SubConnection!

Hours of Operation:
Open: MON - FRI, 11:30AM - 1AM & SAT-SUN, 12PM - 1AM

Count'em! 4 new offerings, one for each station in the Food Court. Try a hearty Southwest Steak Wrap from the Grill, or spice it up with the Grilled, Spiced Shrimp & Vegetable Salad. The deli is cooking up a zesty Pesto Chicken Sandwich, or perhaps a visit to Pacific Traders for a Spicy Shrimp & Kimchi Rice Paper Wrap.

Try something new for lunch ~ at the Food Court!

Hours of Operation:
MON - FRI / 11AM - 3PM

Hello Early Risers!

Due to popular demand the Fitness Center will be opening at 6:30am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the rest of this semester.  For a complete listing of our hours please visit the Fitness Center website.  See you bright and early!

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The 5th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us as we explore and celebrate the notion of community and culture. It is necessary to RSVP for this important event as seating is limited.

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 Ithaca College’s “A” Mock Trial team recorded 4 wins and 4 loses and finished 4th out of a field of 16 teams this past weekend at the University at Buffalo. 

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U-lot will be closed and reserved for the visit of U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand on Monday, Feb. 3rd.

If you have any questions please contact Parking Services at 607-274-3756 or via an email to Parking@Ithaca.edu.

When you log into the Ithaca College myHome portal on Wednesday, January 29, the sign-up page for the Emergency Notification System (ENS) will automatically appear. We urge you to add or update your contact information when you see this page. This is repeated at the beginning of each semester, though you may add/update your information at any time by going to the ENS website.

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Ithaca College is pleased to welcome Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to campus on Monday February 3, 2014 at 1:00pm. 

The event will be held in Emerson B.  The event is free and open to the public but please be advised that seating is limited.

 Senator Gillibrand will deliver an address on "The American Opportunity Agenda" focusing on proposals to assist Women workers in gaining financial security by modernizing America's outdated workplace policies. 

 Senator Gillibrand was first sworn in as U.S. senator from New York in January 2009.  Prior to her service in the Senate, she served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing 10 counties in upstate New York's 20th congressional district.   

She serves on the Senate agriculture, armed services and aging committees.

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The Data Privacy Day Kick Off event in Washington, D.C. is SOLD OUT but you can watch online LIVE on the Data Privacy Day: NCSA Facebook page. The event will begin streaming live on Tuesday, January 28th at 11:20 a.m. ET / 8:20 a.m. PT.

The chief privacy officers of Microsoft, Intel and Facebook respectively, headline an impressive speaker lineup for the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Data Privacy Day Kick Off event at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. on January 28.

Privacy experts will discuss "A Competitive Advantage: Respecting Consumer Privacy in a Big Data World” and "Notice and Consent: Innovating a New Path Forward," as well as discuss the latest privacy research from Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project.

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Data Privacy Day, held annually on January 28, encourages everyone to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority. DPD is an effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. 

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Data Privacy Month (DPM) is an annual effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint, as well as escalate the protection of privacy and data as everyone's priority. Data Privacy Month will be celebrated in 2014 starting with Data Privacy Day on January 28 and running through February 28. Spend the month helping to ensure your campus community is respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust.

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The Office of Employee & Organizational Development is pleased to once again offer Engaging Professionals at Ithaca College (EPIC), a competency-based certificate program for administrative office professionals. The program consists of eight, three-hour weekly sessions from February 19 - April 8, 2014.  Each session is designed to provide individuals with highly engaging opportunities to increase core business knowledge and to develop critical professional skills. The program will build upon current knowledge and provide additional insight and perspective to help participants develop needed skills for continued success.  Limited seating is available for this session, so if you are interested your registration should be submitted as soon as possible.

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Interested in attending Ithaca College's first TEDx event? Apply NOW! 

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Launched in May 2013, the IC Mentoring Network now has over 1,100 student, alumni, and IC community participants -- and the number is growing every day. Mentoring occurs in the form of online discussions hosted on LinkedIn.  

 

Hundreds of discussions have been taking place, where students have been asking many questions and have received valuable insights and information from alumni and other IC community members as they plan for careers and life after college.

 

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 Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost

I would like to invite you to please join me at “Coffees with the Provost” beginning in February.  My goal is to create a place for informal chat in a small group setting with faculty, staff and students.  Please RSVP to MaryAnn Taylor (mataylor@ithaca.edu) if you wish to join me for one of these meetings. 

The following meetings have been scheduled for February, March, and April.  I do hope you will join me.

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Submitted on behalf of the Academic Workflow Implementation Group:

The online course override request form will be turned off at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27.

Any online course overrides approved after the close of business on January 27 will be treated as late course additions to students’ spring 2014 schedules.

Thank you for making the implementation of this new process a great success.

Please send your questions to academicworkflow@ithaca.edu.

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