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Because of the College's holiday break, timecards for the pay period December 16-December 29 must be submitted and approved by Thursday, December 19th.  Payment for this timecard will be on Friday, January 3, 2014. 

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Effective Thursday, January 2, 2014, current students will be able to submit a request to the Office of the Registrar for a preferred first name to be used for many online resources at the college. If you request such a change, your preferred first name, rather than your legal first name, will appear in such places as class lists for faculty, in the myHome Community tab, and in myHome and Ithaca College web directory searches. It will also change how your name appears in other resources such as those use by the library and the Office of Public Safety.

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Greetings and best wishes to everyone as the semester comes to a close. Returning home for winter break can be wonderful and exciting, but sometimes stressful. This newly updated section of the LGBT Center website provides a list of resources full of information, support, and diversion created especially for you during winter break.  Wishing you the best of luck during finals week, and a safe and happy winter break!

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Join us at Campus Center Dining Hall to end the semester with a splash before finals stampede onto campus! For Swipe + $10, you'll receive a Sizzling NY Strip Steak and a Luscious Lobster Tail, complete with scrumptious sides. Simply swipe your ID card and pay $10 at the register. No meal plan? no problem! Just add $10 to the cost of your dinner. 

Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.

Questions? Reply to this post or contact the number below.

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 The Library Café is extending service through tonight and tomorrow. Swing by from 4:00-11:00 PM for coffee and snacks! Starbucks Coffee, Tazo Tea, and Hot Chocolate will be available during crunch time at the Library on the 2nd Floor. The Library Café will also have sweet treats, fresh fruits, yogurt and breakfast items to choose from -- grab a bagel, muffin or danish to keep you energized during finals!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Caring and Sharing's Holiday Assistance program and Food Drive thus far. You make a difference!

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The USPS has released the recommended dates to mail domestic items to ensure delivery by December 25th.  I suggest subtracting 2 days from their recommendations.

First Class Mail - December 20th
Priority Mail - December 21st
Priority Express Mail - December 23rd
Parcel Post Standard Mail - December 14 (panic time!)

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The Roy H. Park School of Communications will host a variety of end-of-the-semester screenings, exhibitions, and presentations to showcase student work. All events are free an open to the public.

Documentary Workshop Screening
Thursday, December 12
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Prof. Ben Crane
Park Hall Auditorium

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Emmy Award–winner Chris Regan, a 1989 graduate of Ithaca College, has been selected to deliver the main address at the 2014 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 18. Currently a writer for the long-running animated hit “Family Guy,” Regan won five Emmys and two Peabody Awards writing for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from 1999 to 2006.

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Remember taking a survey last fall on how you like to be appreciated and recognized?  The results of the survey were posted on the Intercom:  http://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php?story=20121012143933580

Since then, what has happened?

The committee members are very pleased that the administration has taken the results and comments of the survey seriously. Administration has discussed many of our topics prior to our survey; however, our committee has contributed to the climate and has accelerated some initiatives, such as:

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 President Rochon will be visiting the December meeting.  We'll also be considering proposals brought forward. 

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The Library Café is extending service through Friday and Saturday this week. Swing by from 4:00-11:00 PM on 12/13 and 12/14 for coffee and snacks! Starbucks Coffee, Tazo Tea, and Hot Chocolate will be available during crunch time at the Library on the 2nd Floor. The Library Café will also have sweet treats, fresh fruits, yogurt and breakfast items to choose from -- grab a bagel, muffin or danish to keep you energized during finals!

  Join us at Campus Center Dining Hall to end the semester with a splash before finals stampede onto campus! For Swipe + $10, you'll receive a Sizzling NY Strip Steak and a Luscious Lobster Tail, complete with scrumptious sides. Simply swipe your ID card and pay $10 at the register. No meal plan? no problem! Just add $10 to the cost of your dinner. 

Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.

Questions? Reply to this post or contact the number below.

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There are lots of ways to help make this campaign the most successful ever!

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On Sunday December 15th from 5-7pm, the Ithaca College Fitness Center will be hosting its first ever Yogathon, the perfect way to get your mind and body ready for finals week.

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As we stated last week, the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences is temporarily suspending the Environmental Studies minor as of December 20, 2013. Students currently registered in the Environmental Studies minor are not affected by this suspension, and will be able to complete the minor on schedule. We will accept applications from interested students who have not yet entered the program up to and including December 20.

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The Campus Store will start its end of semester textbook buyback Thursday, December 12th; we'll also be accepting rentals for return. Buyback will run right through the end of finals on Friday the 20th.

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 Has the holiday spirit got you tapping your toes and humming favorite seasonal songs? Are you looking for a wonderful event to share with family and friends, guaranteed to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy?  Please join us on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm for the annual Holiday Concert presented by the Ithaca Concert Band, IC voICes, and the Seneca Singers!  Held in Ford Hall of the Whalen Center, the concert is free, open to all, and appropriate for all ages. 

We hope you will join us for what has become a favorite community tradition!  Come early and get a good seat, and happy holidays to all!

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Due to the upcoming holiday break, the Office of Career Services will not be processing any credential requests received, between the dates of December 19th through January 1st.  We will be open for processing requests on January 2nd, 2014.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience!

In January, Ithaca College alumni and students will gather at the 28th annual Network Nights in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Syracuse (NY). Join us for an evening of conversations, food and fun!

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