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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Ithaca College have announced that construction is underway on a 2.9 megawatt (MW) solar electric project that will provide enough electricity to meet approximately 10 percent of the college’s energy needs. The project will produce clean, renewable and sustainable energy for the college, lower its energy costs and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

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 Ithaca Dining Services menus are now located in an easy to access app! Simple go to your phone's web store, and search for "Bite". Once downloaded, enter Ithaca College's code: U43H7. You'll have all 3 dining hall menus, nutrition information, and how much longer the dining halls are open - right at your fingertips! 

Contributed on behalf of Cathy J. Saloff-Coste, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietician and nutrition consultant at Hammond Health Center.

February 21-27 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW), and the focus this year is on early detection and intervention. The earlier an eating disorder is recognized and treatment begins, the better chance there is for a full recovery. 

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder, and up to 30 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life. Eating disorders are complex life-threatening bio-psycho-social illnesses, not lifestyle choices. They profoundly impact not only those who are ill, but also their friends, family, and the whole community. 

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Initiating and maintaining the diversity and inclusion dialogue can be challenging. As practitioners, we often ask ourselves, how do we continue the D&I conversation in between formal initiatives? In this webinar, participants will use the GROW coaching model as a tool to initiate and advance the diversity and inclusion dialogue. Participants will generate a list of powerful questions that stimulate conversation and participants will prepare for a coaching conversation they can have in their organization in the upcoming weeks.

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At its February meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees granted emeritus status to 4 former faculty members and awarded promotions and tenure to 17 current faculty members.

  • Donald Lifton, who passed away on Dec.5, was posthumously named professor emeritus of management.
  • Stephen Clancy, who retired in 2015, was named professor emeritus of art history.
  • Roger Hinderliter, who retired in 2014, was named professor emeritus of economics.
  • Kent Scriber, who retired in 2015, was named professor emeritus of exercise and sport sciences.

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Come to this information session on Tuesday, March 1 to learn more about the Student Assistant and Marketing Intern opportunities.  There will be FREE pizza!

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On top of the nominations already received, the 2016 Campus Life Award committee is seeking additional applicants directly from graduating seniors, who would like to be considered for this honor. This is to ensure that all seniors are given the chance to apply.  The Campus Life Award is given to no more than 10 graduating seniors every May in order to recognize their outstanding contributions to the Ithaca College community.

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Windows 10 was released last summer, and Microsoft is anxious to have its newest operating system become widely adopted. To that end, Windows 7 users may find that they are being prompted to upgrade to Windows 10 when visiting various websites. Users of College Windows computers should NOT accept the installation prompt for Windows 10 from websites or any other mechanisms.

At this time, DIIS is conducting testing and research to verify that software and systems commonly used at Ithaca College are compatible with the new operating system, as well as working to develop a formal plan for upgrading College computers.

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Faculty and Staff, join your colleagues and learn about the FY 2016-2017 Budget at the February installment of Dollars and $ense.  This session will take place in Emerson Suite B, 9:00 – 11:00 am, on Tuesday, February 23.  

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Ithaca Dining Services menus are now located in an easy to access app! Simple go to your phone's web store, and search for "Bite". Once downloaded, enter Ithaca College's code: U43H7. You'll have all 3 dining hall menus, nutrition information, and how much longer the dining halls are open - right at your fingertips! 

 

The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, February 24th.

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On Monday March 7th from 9 am - 5 pm, Hillel will be hosting the Annual Shoshana Rudnick Inch-a-thon, that will take place in the North Foyer. 

Get 8" of hair cut for FREE or get a $10 haircut! 

All haircuts will be done by professionals from Satori Spa and Center Haircutters!

All money will be donated to Shasheret, a Jewish nonprofit supporting breast cancer & the hair will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths!

Sign up: bit.ly/inchathon

 

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Oo La LA! Stop by Dillingham Café for lunch and have a crepe! We have Sweet and Savory flavors to please any palate! Choose from:

 

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Provost Benjamin Rifkin will present a bilingual Russian poetry reading at Ithaca College on Wednesday, February 24, at 4pm in Job Hall, room 160.  The presentation is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and the Department of English.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is hosting candidates for the position of Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology over the next few weeks. Here are the confirmed sessions for the first two candidates:

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Ithaca College is one of the most storied NCAA Division III athletic programs in the country, and one program in particular is set to celebrate an accomplishment that only two other Division III institutions can lay claim to. IC is in the midst of its 50th year of women’s basketball on campus and only Elizabethtown College (88 years) and Frostburg State University (52 years) have participated in the sport for a longer period of time.

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As noted in President Rochon and Vice President Hector’s recent announcement, this month’s Dollars and $ense will be solely devoted to the recently approved FY 2016-2017 budget. This session will be two hours long to allow enough time for Q&A after VP Hector presents budget information in detail.

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In recognition of Digital Learning Day and Use Technology to Learn Every Day (February 17th), we’d like to recognize the college’s partnership with lynda.com, an online video training and professional development resource. 

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Ithaca College’s Task Force on Meals & Entertainment has developed a proposed policy on the utilization of Ithaca College funds for meals, receptions, alcohol, etc. in order to help us be more purposeful, efficient, and equitable about how we spend on food and under what circumstances.  The College’s Institutional Effectiveness and Budget Committee (IEBC) has reviewed the policy and is working with the Task Force to share the proposal with the campus community in order to solicit community feedback.

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Due to safety concerns regarding fire safety and the potential for serious injuries to riders, self- balancing scooters, or hoverboards will not be allowed to be charged, operated, possessed, or stored in any residential hall or apartment on the Ithaca College campus. This policy is being instituted immediately based on recent reports of fires and explosions that have occurred from faulty lithium batteries. Students with hoverboards will have one week from today to send the item home or make alternative storage arrangements. The Office of Environmental and Emergency Management and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are investigating the cause of fires and the risks associated with this product. In addition, the National Fire Protection Association and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention have issued safety alerts and warnings. 

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