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Do you have questions about the racism crisis and governance issues that have led to confidence/no confidence votes on President Rochon's leadership? Faculty (from all schools), staff and students will share their brief thoughts on different aspects of racism crisis and governance issues on campus.  Everyone welcome! 

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Celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2015 graduates at a dessert reception on Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites of Phillips Hall.

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Students from Xanthe Matychak’s Make Better Stuff lab at Ithaca College hosted a public laser-cutter demo at Ithaca Generator for November’s First Friday in Ithaca. The Make Better Stuff Lab is a course Xanthe developed for IC freshmen where they learn about sustainable design principles and then design and manufacture a product that uses those principles. During the First Friday Demo, the class fielded several great questions from observers. Here are some examples:


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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) invite you to attend our monthly meeting, on Tuesday, December 8th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., in the Human Resources Conference Room, Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, and participate in a facilitate discussion on supporting transgender and gender nonconforming students. Luca Maurer, LGBT Education, Outreach & Services Program Director, DAC Member will facilitate this meeting entitled “Pronouns and Forms and Policies – oh my! Addressing the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students”.

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Bigoted comments, jokes, negative assumptions and stereotypes are challenging because they can provoke our emotions and make us reactive, scared, confused, uncertain, judgmental, and less able to access our intelligence and good thinking.

DATE: Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 
Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Training/Conference Room

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Conflict is a universal and routine human experience. We more or less successfully engage it every day of our lives. Once in a while, however, it sticks and we get stuck! This highly engaging and interactive three hour workshop explores the experience of conflict and its effects on us as individuals and our interactions with others. We then explore and experiment with some key skills and inclusive strategies we can all use to shift negative conflict interaction both for ourselves and for others.

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Ithaca claimed five Empire 8 championships during the fall sports season to lead the conference's standings as the top intercollegiate athletics program in the Empire 8.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson.

Greetings to the campus community,

By now most of you are aware of my recent appointment as the interim chief diversity officer. I assumed this new leadership role with mixed emotions as I have witnessed IC students raise serious questions about Ithaca College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Most of you are also aware that the college has made a declaration of numerous plans and initiatives to address these questions, which can be viewed at I will share a few updates on some of those plans below.

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Exciting news from DIIS

Contributed by Marishya Y. Weiss on 11/17/2015 

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submitted on behalf of Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh

Your new Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) (formerly Information Technology Services) department is currently in transition and hard at work transforming our services.  At Tuesday’s “Dollars and $ense,” we shared information about our new Strategic Plan, new Organization, and new Governance process with attendees.  We encourage you to visit our new DIIS web site ( to learn more about our transition.

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The Fitness Center will be closing at 2:00pm on Friday 11/20/15, and will be open for limited hours over Thanksgiving Break.  Our hours of operation will be as follows:

Friday 11/20: 7:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 11/21 - Sunday 11/22: Closed

Monday 11/23: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday 11/24: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday 11/25 - Sunday 11/29: Closed

We will reopen with our regular academic year hours on Monday 11/30/15.

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 Everyone is invited to join Muller Chapel for a Peace Vigil on Thursday at 12:15 in the sanctuary.

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submitted on behalf of Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh


Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) (former Information Technology Services or ITS) is undergoing a major transformation which impacts all provided services.  I am writing you today to provide you with a general update about some of the expanded services for teaching and learning that will be coming by the end of the academic year, along with a specific update about our Optical Scanning services. 

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Digital Instruction and Technology Services (DIIS, formerly ITS) is pleased to announce support for Microsoft OneDrive for Business beginning November 17, 2015.

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 The Ithacan will be hosting a Twitter Chat in collaboration with the University of Missouri's two newspapers, The Columbia Missourian and The Maneater, from 7–8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The chat will discuss how to ethically cover topics regarding racial issues in both a campus and a broader community. We hope this collaboration will provide a dialogue between aspiring and current journalism professionals and further the conversation between the media and the public. Use the hashtag #RaceReportingICMU to ask questions and engage.

Finalists for the position of Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences will be on campus soon and we ask that you save the dates for the open campus meetings.

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Want to win a $25 gift card to Miracle Nails, $20 gift card to Le Nails or a Free Haircut from Supercuts? Stop by North Foyer on Monday, November 16th from 10 am - 5 pm to enter to win. Raffle tickets are $1 for 1 or $5 for 6. Want a manicure that day? Sign up for a maniCURE here!

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The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is providing notice of a fraud scheme that has been reported as targeting students at several colleges and universities.  Please be aware if you encounter something similar that it is not legitimate and report specifics to the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333.

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Your colleagues in Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) will take the lead at Tuesday morning’s Dollars and $ense session.  AVP/CIO Keith "Mac" McIntosh and members of his team will present on various topics, including their recent reorganization, strategic plan implementation, and new projects planned for this academic year. 

Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the discussion, which takes place Tuesday, November 17 in Emerson Suite A at 9 am. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

The family of Shannon Sakosits invites her friends and classmates to join them in a celebration of her life. A junior majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications, Shannon passed away on Nov. 11 following a brief illness.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, New Jersey. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 2 Fremont Ave., Park Ridge, New Jersey.

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