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The Fitness Center opened in August 1999 and there have been over 2.2 million patrons that have come through its doors over the past 16+ years. We are pleased to announce that, following Commencement, the flooring, lighting and paint will be replaced and updated. This exciting renovation will put a brand new face on our facility, which is scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 18th.
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Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 05/10/2016
Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin Rifkin
Please join the Provost's Office in honoring Peggy Termina, Faculty Information Specialist in the Office of the Provost/VPEA, who will be retiring effective May 7, 2016.
During her thirty-three year tenure at IC, she has had a number of responsibilities. Some of these include: coordinating the annual faculty reappointment process; creating and maintaining the official faculty personnel files; coordinating and managing the review processes for the All-College Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee, the Faculty Personnel Appeals Committee and the Grievance Committee; overseeing and coordinating (all non-Board related) Convocation Day events; and serving on the Commencement Planning Committee.
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Contributed by Cathy Wood on 05/09/2016
The 39th annual Spring Induction Ceremony of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Ithaca College was held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Hockett Family Recital Hall. The following students were inducted into the Ithaca College chapter:
School of Business
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Contributed by Suzanne Smith on 05/08/2016
Submitted on behalf of the Commencement Committee
As we prepare for our 121st Commencement on Sunday, May 22, 2016, we would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession. The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad. Please look for the signs indicating where each school should start lining up. The academic procession will begin promptly at 8:50 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m. The procession will be in the order noted below:
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Contributed by John Boccacino on 05/08/2016
Ithaca College's men's lacrosse and softball teams captured Empire 8 postseason championships and automatic qualifiers into the NCAA Division III tournament. Women's lacrosse earned an at-large bid into NCAA's.
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Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 05/06/2016
DIIS is planning for significant critical network maintenance in May as follows:
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Contributed by Helene Larin on 05/06/2016
We are looking for infants who have recently turned 5 months, 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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Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 05/06/2016
Hey, there Sustainable Bombers! Since we've introduced the Coca-cola freestyle machine in Food Court, we've avoided dumping thousands of plastic bottles into the waste stream. Now, we're proud to introduce the next level of Coke Freestyle. It's called ValidFill. You simply purchase a reusable cup and a plan that works for you!
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The planet Mercury will be passing between the Earth and Sun in the morning of Monday May 9. To view this event, the Department of Physics and Astronomy will have solar-safe telescopes set out on the East Plaza of the Center for Natural Sciences from 9am to 11am. (That’s the side of the building facing the Sun in the morning.) Breakfast snacks will be available.
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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Dear Campus Community:
Since I assumed the Interim Chief Diversity Officer position in November 2015, I have witnessed a changing of the seasons. Not only is our Ithaca winter finally becoming brighter, but I have also witnessed a significant shift in some of our campus community members’ attitudes and behaviors.
In the sixteen years that I have been employed at Ithaca College, I have never observed this degree of focus and level of intentionality on the part of the institution to engage in open discussions and implement policies and practices related to issues of diversity and inclusion. I applaud the IC community for their engagement and willingness to contribute to IC’s efforts to help promote a more inclusive campus.
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Contributed by Karen Emnett on 05/05/2016
Submitted on behalf of Benjamin Rifkin, Provost & Vice President for Educational Affairs
The Ithaca College Dana Professorship recognizes excellence among excellence. Thanks to the Charles A. Dana Foundation’s generosity and foresight, Dana Professorships are awarded to selected Ithaca College full professors who have demonstrated a continued record of excellence as well as a promise of outstanding future contributions in teaching, professional endeavor in their area of specialty, and service to college and community. Dana Professors serve as role models and mentors for faculty and students, freely sharing their leadership, expertise, advice and experience with the College’s community and others who seek it. Towards this end, the Dana Professors’ activities reflect positively on and enhance the College’s national and international reputation as a center for academic and artistic inquiry.
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If you use the College’s Qualtrics site to administer online surveys, please be aware that the new Qualtrics Insight Platform will replace the old interface on May 23rd. Information about new features and what’s different is available here. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Institutional Research (IRoffice@ithaca.edu).
Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 05/05/2016
The following is submitted on behalf of Provost Rifkin:
I am pleased to announce that we will create a new advisory council to begin its work next year. The Educational Affairs Advisory Council will consist of faculty, staff, and students, and will meet once a month to advise the Provost on matters of concern to members of the EA community. In 2016-2017, the EAAC will meet on the following Thursdays
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Reminder: On Wednesday, May 11th, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge, the Humanities and Sciences Faculty Senate and the Humanities and Sciences Deanís Office will host a reception in honor of Michael Richardson, to thank him for his service as this yearís Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.
Come celebrate the end of the year at IC Kicks Back, TODAY May 6th from 2pm - 6pm in the Athletics and Events Center.
Along with the fun activities, there will BBQ foods provided by Dining Services.
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