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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour this Thursday, Feb. 5. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and a loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the tests.

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"The Ithaca College Campus Bookstore is still taking an additional 30%OFF the last marked price on clearance items?"  Yes, we are!!  The sale ends Friday, February 7th and items include brands from Nike, Hurley, Champion, Alta, and MVSports to name a few.  Get hooked up with official Ithaca College gear at discounted prices!  

On days that classes are in session there is a shuttle that provides transportation between Longview and the College in the morning, with stops at the Center for Health Sciences and Textor.  This shuttle is available to members of both the Longview and Ithaca College Communities. 

 

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For the past 16 years, the Ithaca College Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has provided free tax service, including preparation and advice to members of the Ithaca College community. We are pleased to announce that we will again be offering this service.

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Office Energy Audits

Contributed by Mark Darling on 01/30/2015 

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 Attention all faculty and staff in Peggy Ryan Williams, Smiddy Hall, Hill Center, and the Muller Faculty Center!

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For the 25th anniversary of Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College we are sponsoring a contest for Ithaca College students to help envision the future of technology. Participants working in teams of up to 5 people will prepare a presentation of their view on the future of technology, and the first place group can win up to a $375 gift certificate to the Ithaca College Bookstore.

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 Circulate the love this February 6th from 9 to 5 pm in the Fitness Center .  Please call  1-800-RED-CROSS or go to REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG  to sign up for an appointment at Ithaca College. You can also stop by our table in CAMPUS CENTER, Monday thru Thursday from 9 to 3pm and choose a time slot to donate blood and help save a life. We will be taking  Double Red Donations too, 3 appoinmtent on the hour and 2 appointmets on the half hour.

I am also looking for help to staff the registration table from  1 to 5 pm if you have an hour to spare please email me csmith@ithaca.edu. tTank you for you all your help with the blood drive.

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Picky Eating Survey

Contributed by Kimberly Wilkinson on 01/29/2015 

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Are you the mother of a child who is a picky eater between the ages of 6 months and 12 years old? Have you received advice on children with picky eating habits? If yes, you may want to participate in the short survey “Information Received by Mothers about their Children’s Eating Habits" linked below.

 

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The Ithaca College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics reminds fans that the next occurrence of Fill The Hill Fridays takes place Jan. 30 and includes promotional events, giveaways and interactive activities for the men's and women's basketball games this week.

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Please join us on Thursday, March 19th from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Campus Center, for our free annual showcase of more than 50 technology vendors such as AT&T, Adobe, Apple, Brocade, Dell, Epson, and more to learn about the latest technologies and how they impact us in and out of the classroom. 

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FREE practice exams and events to help you on your path to an advanced degree!

Take the first step and take a free practice test with Kaplan to see how you will score on the test you may be facing for an advanced degree. No preparing is necessary to see your base score! Additional FREE events can be accessed via the link below as well -- just click "view more events" to see everything that is scheduled. 

 

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Winter Safety

Contributed by Gary Goss on 01/28/2015 

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Now that winter is upon us, we want to remind everyone about a specific danger involving the ponds on the IC Campus.

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Have you ever had a question about race but were uncomfortable or unsure how to ask? What does racism mean to you? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your and others’ lives? How do you cope with the effects? Who is responsible for eliminating racism? How might that happen?

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Please be aware that the U-Lot (Campus Center lot) will be closed for special event parking for the full duration of the day on Thursday, January 29. 

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ACE, the Ithaca College portal that provides access to Parnassus, Argus, Homer, IC Workflow and Advance, has been experiencing intermittent connectivity issues. ITS is actively working to identify and correct the problem. If you encounter this problem, a temporary solution is to wait about 10 minutes and then try again.

Bob Ullrich, who contributed significantly to the advancement of the Ithaca College School of Business as its dean from 1998 to 2004, passed away on January 14 in Newport, Rhode Island, at the age of 75. His survivors include his wife, Portia, and children, Karl and Marie.

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Center for Natural Sciences has now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and is complete.  Faculty, Staff and Students using that building should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.

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Due to some upcoming changes in staffing in the Center for Print Production with Cyndi French leaving Ithaca College, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind the campus community about Print Production deadlines and priorities for the Spring Semester.

 

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The Wi-Fi rebuild in the Center for Natural Sciences and Park Center for Business was recently completed. Our testing shows that Wi-Fi performance is much improved, but we'd like affirmation from the people that use Wi-Fi in these buildings. Please let us know if the Wi-Fi network is now meeting your needs by completing this quick 2-question form: 

Find the complete Wireless 2014 Project details and schedule here:

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Something we often suspected is now being widely discussed in the media...music relieves stress!  If you are a member of our community faculty or staff, we would love to have you join us in IC voICes; we guarantee you will leave rehearsals with a smile on your face and a spring in your step!

IC voICes, now in its 14th year, offers a unique opportunity for faculty and staff across campus to enjoy their vocal talents, meet new friends, and work with both talented College faculty and students.  We are one of the only faculty/staff choirs in the country! Interested, but afraid of auditions? Not to worry...there are none!

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