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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Longview/Ithaca College shuttle will have reduced availability for the last two weeks of February. The reduced schedule, which starts Monday, Feb. 17 and is in effect through Friday, Feb. 28, was devised to accommodate regular riders. Other riders are welcome to use the shuttle during this time for the runs that are listed.

 

We expect the shuttle to resume its regular schedule on Monday, March 3. Questions should be directed to Chris Pogorzala, IC/Longview coordinator, at 274-1051 or pogorzal@ithaca.edu .

 

The Campus Life Committee is seeking final nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following events for the week of February 17 – 24.

NSF Grants Workshop
Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Dr. Jeff Mantz, Program Officer in NSF's Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
If you are developing a grant proposal to NSF or just interested in how to do so, please join us for all or part of the session. Please bring your idea, concept paper, or your questions to the session. For more information, please contact Wade Pickren (wpickren@ithaca.edu) or MaryAnn Taylor (mataylor@ithaca.edu).
(register here) Registration is limited to the first 20 registrants.

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 Delicious Milk-Chocolate Hearts are still available for purchase for only $5.99 at most IC Dining retail locations. Whether you're feeding the flames of love or treating a friend, this gift will make any chocolate lover happy.

Valentine's Day is here! Take advantage of this perfect "Thinking of You" offer before it's gone! 

 Chocolate hearts are available for purchase at the following locations:

 

  • Sub Connection
  • Circles Market
  • Business School
  • CHS Café
  • Park Café
  • Food Court

Contributed by Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 London Center Faculty Sabbaticals.

Catherine Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Writing (School of Humanities and Sciences), plans to spend the Fall 2014 semester in London and proposes to teach “Reading and Writing the London Essay.” Dr. Taylor writes, “I can think of no greater pleasure than teaching a course that brings together my love of London, the form of the literary essay, and my commitment to helping students understand and express their various relationships to their physical, political, emotional, and intellectual landscapes.”

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Sale Begins at 10:00am - come in early for the best selection!!

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite all administrators, faculty and staff members to attend one of several workshops designed to assist in the development of short-term study abroad programs.  Short-term study abroad programming is an important component of the international study options available to Ithaca College students. 

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Friday, February 14th. 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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In an effort to better accommodate several prospective students and families visiting campus during the next week, the Visitor Lot will be reserved only for guests from Friday, February 14 through Friday, February 21.

In addition, the N-Lot will be reserved on Monday and Tuesday, February 17-18, for visitors to campus.

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Are you working on Valentine’s Day but still want to treat your special someone to a nice meal? Did you miss the opportunity to make a reservation? Come enjoy the full-service CRAVE dining experience at Terrace Dining Hall on February 13th from 5:00-7:00PM. Our prix fixe menu features seven delicious courses, brought right to your table to enjoy! 

 

  • What: CRAVE Tapas, a pop-up restaurant at the Terrace Dining Hall
  • When: Thursday, February 13th, 2014
  • Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Price per Person: $18.00. We accept cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), Bonus Bucks, and ID Express as payment
  • Reserve a table: Contact Rachel O'Campo at 607-274-5899 or rmarks@ithaca.edu.

 

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Nominations are open for student or faculty membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Sigma Xi is a national honor society of scientists and engineers who are elected to the society because of their research achievements or potential. The Paulen A. Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1965.

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

I have been asked by a number of people how we will fill the position of Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services following the recent retirement of Ed Fuller.  Per our usual policy, we will conduct a national search for this position, assisted by a nationally recognized search firm (to be identified).  The search is expected to continue through the summer of 2014 with the goal of having a candidate selected by August of 2014.  Dean Karl Paulnack has agreed to chair the campus search committee, and the remainder of the committee will be selected from members of the faculty and staff in the near future.  The leadership team within ITS will report directly to me until the new AVP is in place.

 

Ithaca College Mock Trial concluded its season at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament in Buffalo this past weekend and was unsuccessful in its efforts to achieve a bid to the championship series next month in Hamilton, Ohio. 

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Intramural indoor soccer sign-ups have OPENED! Teams will only be able to register until MONDAY 2/24!

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Intramural indoor soccer sign-ups have OPENED! Teams will only be able to register until MONDAY 2/24!

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The Campus Store will be hosting our annual 2-14 Sale on Friday, February 14th.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Friday, February 14th. 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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IC Fit Kids!

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 02/11/2014 

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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Career Services is pleased to announce that student registration for the 2014 Central New York Communications Consortium is now open.  This is an opportunity to apply to interview for full-time jobs and internships with some of the top firms in the communications industry. 

Interviews will take place at the event in April and to be considered you must apply for each opportunity that interests you by February 23, 2014!

An application consists of 1) Your resume, 2) A cover letter and 3) Writing samples (if requested).  All resumes and cover letters should be customized toward the opportunity to which you are applying.  Career Services can assist you with this process.

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This is a friendly reminder to students living on campus that all Residence Halls, except for Terrace 03, Boothroyd Hall, the Circle Apartments, and the Garden Apartments, will be closed for Spring Break beginning at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Closed Residence Halls will not reopen until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, March 16, 2014, and residents will not be authorized to return early for any reason.

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