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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee would like to inform our community that we have concluded the funding request process for this academic year.

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Each year we assess the First-Year Residential Experience program and make improvements to address the feedback received from students, Resident Assistant staff, and FYRE Associates. As a result of the feedback we received this year, FYRE will be piloting two new models (running concurrently) for 2015-2016.

All first-year students will continue to live in the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) located in all 11 quad buildings (including Clarke) and the East and West Towers.

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Ithaca College Director of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports Susan Bassett has announced the hiring of Will Rothermel as Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance, Facilities and Events. Rothermel is a highly-successful athletics administrator with proven success and demonstrated achievement at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels.

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Beginning at 3 p.m. this Wednesday, April 15, the U-Lot (Campus Center Lot) will be closed as reserved event parking for the Izzy Awards occurring in Emerson Suites.  The lot will be available for regular usage until that time, while beginning at 3 p.m. vehicles parked in the lot earlier in the day will be able to exit but not re-enter the lot. 

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Wellness Clinic Newsletter

Contributed by Scott Tuohy on 04/14/2015 

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Our newest Newsletter is now up on our website (http://www.ithaca.edu/hshp/clinics/wellness/). It includes many interesting articles featuring the Wellness Incentive Program, nutritional advice, No Pressure Blood Pressure, and the Participants of the Season! Check it out!
 

Due to Teacher Recruitment Days, The Central NY Communications Consortium as well as the Student Employee Appreciation Luncheon, the Office of Career Services will be closed from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, on Thursday, April 16.  Drop-in times will be 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on this day.

We apologize for any any inconvenience.

If you have any questions please call 607-274-3365 or send an email to careers@ithaca.edu.

Thank you!

 Join IC Project Sunshine on Saturday April 18th in order to decorate 'Sunny Grams' (greeting cards) which will be sent to children staying in medical facilities across the country. We will be in Williams Hall, room 310, from 1 - 3 pm. IC Project Sunshine will provide all the supplies such as cards, markers, crayons, and stickers. 

 

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Come meet other WGST students and faculty and learn about courses next year and new program developments.  Good people, good food, good times - all are welcome! 

The following is submitted on behalf of Yvonne Rogalski, Chair of the Whalen Academic Symposium Steering Committee:

Congratulations to all the students and faculty sponsors who participated in the Symposium!  

The following is a list of those students who won awards at the Symposium.

Recipients of this year's awards were selected through a two-step process.  The first step was to submit an abstract for award in early March.  The abstracts were separated into groups according to areas of research and discipline.  Each abstract was judged by at least two judges and the judges determined the finalists from each group.  

The finalists where then scheduled to present at finalist sessions during the Whalen Symposium.  Again, the finalists presentations were judged by at least two judges and the judges then determined the award winners.

Congratulations to all of the winners on a job well done!

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April Earth Day Sweepstakes

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 04/13/2015 

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Everybody loves a Sweepstakes!

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Come explore your voice in a fun, informal workshop with touring singer-songwriter Eli Conley at 12 noon on Friday April 17 in the Handwerker Gallery. Total beginners to experienced singers are welcome! Queer and transgender folks all too often find spaces focused on singing lacking relevance to our lives, awareness of our needs, and commitment to collective liberation. It is a powerful act for LGBTQ people and our straight and cisgender allies to find the power in our voices, listen deeply to each other as singers and raise our voices together in song.

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Excitement is building about the Izzy Award ceremony, happening this Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites B&C, Campus Center (Phillips Hall).

Author NAOMI KLEIN (pictured; photo by Kourosh Keshiri), joining us in Ithaca amidst her whirlwind book tour of Europe and North America, and investigative reporter DAVID SIROTA, who continues to poke the powerful with new exposés just about every other day, will accept the Izzy Award and each give a speech.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following events.  Visit www.ithaca.edu/cfe for updates.  All events are open to faculty and staff. 

Teaching and learning blog threads@CFEThis week's post is titled Mutual Mentoring: Reciprocal and Contextual.

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As Ithaca College welcomes the many prospective students and families visiting campus for the Ithaca Today events this weekend, please be aware that these visitors will significantly impact campus parking on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 & 12.  

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Join your colleagues on Monday, April 13th for this month’s Dollars and $ense discussion on Strategic Sourcing. 

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Contributed on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

On the heels of President Rochon’s March 5, 2015 campus discussion, we will be announcing some steps towards engaging the campus around the ideas and concepts we received via the various feedback loops that were established.  We are very pleased to see so many comments from the campus around ideas on alternate sources of revenues, but more importantly ways that we can streamline costs at the College to ensure that our precious resources are spent in strategic and prudent ways that benefits student education.

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On Monday, April 13, at 6:00pm at Emerson Suites Ask Big Questions (ABQ), a non-denominational fellowship in campus, launched by Hillel at Ithaca College in the Fall 2014 will host a campus-wide conversation regarding sexual assault.

It is a first of a kind, student-led attempt to have a facilitated conversation for students, faculty and staff around the table.    This event will open with a reception at Emerson Lounge.

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The implementation of WebCRD and trainings offered through December of 2014 provided the opportunity for the campus to become familiar with using the new online print ordering system.

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Thank you again for coming together and ensuring IC Giving Day on February 26 was a huge success. We have finished some more in-depth analysis, and the results tell a story of how our community came together in one day, like never before, and encouraged more gifts and more spirited participation on and off campus than ever.

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that the Hill Center is now in the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and April 16th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking 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 tenth building to enter the new updated wireless environment at Ithaca College. 

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