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The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

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LAST day of Add/Drop

Contributed by Vikki Levine on 01/26/2017 

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Sunday, 1/29/2017 at midnight, is the LAST day of add/drop for spring Full Semester courses and Block I.

 

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community:

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Politics Department, join our colleagues in other departments in voicing our support for our part-time and contingent colleagues in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. In the event that adjunct faculty hold a legal strike, the Politics Department will not seek to replace them in order to fill our instructional needs.

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Bill D’Elia, an executive producer and director of the hit ABC television series “How to Get Away with Murder,” has been selected to deliver the main address at Ithaca College’s 2017 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 21. D’Elia graduated in 1969 with a degree in television-radio from the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

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Join the Christian Community Church (CCC) and Rev. Dr. Christopher House for dynamic weekly worship services at Muller Chapel on Sundays from 3pm-4:30pm. Join us this Sunday, January 29 at 3pm, for our Spring 2017 kick-off service with inspirational contemporary gospel music, sacred arts ministry, and an uplifting sermon.

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The Ithaca Insider is taking this semester to focus on rebranding our platform to better serve this community, especially our new and transfer students.

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In recent weeks, members of the Ithaca College community have expressed concern about the safety and security of our undocumented students, and have asked the college to commit to protecting them. We would like to affirm our commitment to this important principle, and to outline the protections and policies that have long been in place at the college.

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community:

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, are writing to express our support for our part-time and contingent colleagues in Modern Languages and Literatures and across campus in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. If, as stated among the IC guiding principles, “we commit to the responsible and sustainable management of natural, human, and financial resources,” we need to ensure that such responsible management of resources includes fair and equitable compensation for all instructors.

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The online submission process for faculty sponsors/students to submit student presentations for the 20th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on March 2, 2017. 

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the MLK Campus Wide Celebration events the past two days, including the School of Music concert, Tuesday’s educational sessions, and the Tuesday afternoon keynote speaker!

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Submitted on behalf of the Sustainability Coordinator Search Committee

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Want to study abroad or study away? Not sure how it all works? Don't know what your options are?  We can help you figure it out.  Come to one of our upcoming info sessions and get the information you need to make it happen!

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As we start the spring 2017 semester I wanted to provide you with some updates from Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS).

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From Senior Vice President Nancy Pringle, Provost Linda Petrosino, and Professor Gwen Seaquist, representatives of the Ithaca College bargaining committee.

We wanted to provide members of the Ithaca College community with a brief update on the status of contract negotiations between the college and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) representing part-time, per-course faculty.

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Open letter to the Ithaca College Community

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Sociology, are writing in support of our part-time and contingent co-workers in their present union negotiations with our college. We view these negotiations as necessary steps toward improved wages and a more welcoming working climate. Above all else we see this as an issue of equity. It is in everyone's interest that the wide disparity between their wages and ours change. 

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community:

 We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Writing, are writing to voice our support for our part-time and contingent colleagues in Writing and across campus in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. If we are to realize fully IC’s vision of a “student-centered learning community,” we must ensure that all instructors are compensated equitably, for there is no question that teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions.

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The Fitness Center's spring group exercise schedule is now available on our website.  Classes will begin on Monday1/30/17 and are free for all students, faculty, and staff unless otherwise noted.  With the exception of Inner Strength and faculty/staff only classes, sign-ups are available at the Fitness Center front desk 30 minutes before the scheduled start time for each class.  Please e-mail fitnesscenter@ithaca.edu with any questions.

Enjoy!

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With a winter storm forecast to impact the region over the next 24 hours, we wanted to let the campus community know that college officials are closely monitoring the situation and will be consulting with local law enforcement agencies and other local employers, as needed.

As noted in the Ithaca College Policy Manual, weather conditions, no matter how extreme, normally will not close the college when classes are in session. Any announcement of a change in the college’s operating status will be made via the Emergency Notification System (ENS), posted on the college’s website and on the Emergency Hotline (274-1495), and distributed to local media outlets.

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Faculty and staff, you are invited to join your colleagues and join the conversation at the next Dollars and $ense meeting, which is scheduled on Tuesday, January 24, at 9:00 a.m., in Emerson Suite A

This month we will get an update from our colleagues in Enrollment Management. Also presenting will be Sally Dietz, director of the budget office.  She will close the meeting by providing an overview of what falls under the professional services and general institution budget natural classifications.

We hope you will join us.

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The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is excited to announce the opening of its Campus Center Satellite Office on Monday, January 23.  This office will serve as an important hub for community engagement, guest services, and safety and security support for our campus members.  The entire Ithaca College community is invited to participate in our Grand Opening festivities on Monday!

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