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Dear campus community –
Prior to the start of the semester, a number of IC members felt it was important to bring the campus together to discuss the violence that occurred throughout the summer. The first event was a great success and those in attendance overwhelmingly indicated that they would like these conversations to continue. Our next Campus Conversation will take place on November 2 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in Emerson Suites.
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Contributed by Abbe Lyons on 10/19/2016
Bring new or gently used socks to Muller Chapel this week and celebrate Sock Shabbat
Hillel and the Interfaith Council are partnering with Knock Knock Give a Sock, a college-started initiative dedicated to collecting socks for those in need-you can help!
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Contributed by Andrew Kosinuk on 10/19/2016
As first published on Intercom on October 17, this Wednesday through Friday, October 19-21, the U-Lot (Campus Center) parking lot will serve as the reserved parking for various events associated with Board of Trustees meetings. As a result, the lot will be closed to general usage and other campus community members will need to use other parking locations on these dates.
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Contributed by Lynne Pierce on 10/19/2016
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Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 10/19/2016
Posted on behalf of the Ithaca College Collective Bargaining Committee
To the Ithaca College Community:
We are writing to share some extensive background information that we have just posted to the Office of Human Resources website regarding the negotiations between Ithaca College and its part-time, per-course faculty bargaining unit.
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Contributed by Joelle Albertsman on 10/18/2016
Is your office, department, or organization interested in tabling at the Residence Hall Association's annual SexFest Event on November 15th?
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Contributed by Samantha Stafford on 10/18/2016
The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday will be celebrated in 2017 during the first week of classes from January 23-28, 2017 (as the Federal holiday falls prior to the return of students this year). MLK Week 2017 marks the 22nd annual Ithaca College community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his teachings.
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Contributed by Kirra Franzese on 10/18/2016
New hire sessions will continue to be held every other Monday morning through November 28, 2016. There will be no new hire session the week of December 12, 2016.
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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson & Dr. Brian Dickens
Dear Faculty, Staff and Students -
The safety and security of the Ithaca College community is a top priority for the College. As we continuously strive to enhance our policies and programs related to campus security, it is helpful to periodically conduct objective assessments of our initiatives to help us to understand how we may further address the safety of our community.
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Contributed by Dan Verderosa on 10/17/2016
Contributed on behalf of Tom Grape ’80, chairman of the Board of Trustees
To the Campus Community:
From October 19 to 21, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees and I will be on campus for our first full board meeting of the academic year. I always look forward to the October meeting, because I get to experience the energy of our campus when the semester is in full swing.
After our meetings conclude, I will share updates about our work. In the meantime, I wanted to send you a preview of what we will be working on this fall and beyond.
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Submitted on behalf of James W. Nolan Jr. ’77, Parent ’01, chair of the Presidential Search Committee
Your search committee has been active! Since my last communication, we have been very busy in narrowing the pool of applicants. We are pleased by the quality of the candidates we have been in contact with and encouraged by the prospect of a successful conclusion to the search. The work takes time, patience, and persistence, and I am grateful to the committee members for their efforts.
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Contributed by Peter C Martin on 10/17/2016
This is a reminder that there will be an information session on the Education Minor on Tuesday, October 18th from 5:30 to 6:30 in Williams 314.
There will be additional sessions on Thursday, October 20th (12:10-1:00) and Friday, October 21st (9:00-9:50).
Individuals who had stroke more than 6 months ago are needed for a study investigating the impact of physical therapy on walking and balance. Participants will be randomized to exercise in the water or on land using a treadmill 3 times per week for 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time. Please contact Sarah Fishel at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 10/17/2016
New Zoom video and audio conferencing system (similar to "WebEx") is now available for all Ithaca College faculty, staff and students.
Contributed by David Weil on 10/16/2016
Ithaca College is pleased to offer faculty, students, and staff a new cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings called Zoom. All Ithaca College faculty, staff and students now have the ability to easily start and host collaborative sessions and classes for 2 to 500 participants. Zoom is a next generation service that is similar to “WebEx” and other services, and is becoming widely adopted by numerous colleges and universities.
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Tuesday, October 18th from 8:00am through 12:00pm in Emerson Suites, Ithaca College will be holding our annual Point of Dispensing (POD) for all faculty, staff, and students to receive a free flu vaccination. The POD is an important part of the Ithaca College emergency preparedness plan, and tests our ability to deliver potentially lifesaving medication quickly and efficiently during an emergency or disaster incident that may pose a threat to public health.
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Contributed by Andrew Kosinuk on 10/16/2016
On Monday, October 17, the U-Lot will be serving as reserved parking for an evening event in the Campus Center. Therefore, it will be closed to regular use beginning at 3 p.m. Vehicles in the lot at that time do not need to relocate. However, no new entry will be permitted past 3 p.m. other than for event guests. The lot will re-open for regular use on Tuesday morning.
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