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Enroll in Winter 2015 Online course CSCR 26100 WATCHING RACE IN AMERICAN MEDIA!

Spend your break watching films and learning about the history of race and representation while getting your requirements out of the way.

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Today is the Theater Arts Design and Tech Showcase in the Dillingham lobby.  As a result, the Dillingham Café will not be open today, nor will Grab and Go be offered at Dillingham Café.

Grab and Go service continues to be offered at the Gannett Library Café and at Towers DH.  Normal service hours for Dillingham Cafe and Grab & Go will resume on Monday, Dec. 15th, 2014.

To view all dining service hours, please click here.  Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Submitted on behalf of Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, ITS
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Do you work in the Peggy Ryan Williams Center? If yes, then please consider completing this brief survey.

 

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that the Gannett Center is now in the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and December 15th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking for feedback on any issues.

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The events of recent weeks across the country and here in Ithaca have affected each of us in the Ithaca College community. Many students, staff, and faculty have been experiencing feelings of loss, confusion, sadness, and anger.  Healing begins when we can share our reactions with each other, and have those reactions heard.  Student Affairs and Campus Life and The Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness want to remind you that support is here for you.

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Are you getting a laptop replaced as part of Technology Renewal for Spring 2015? If you are, you have a great opportunity to bring the laptop to ITS for replacement early in the semester!

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Join Ithaca College as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during our MLK Campus-Wide Celebration Event! On Monday, January 19, 2015, students, staff, faculty and community members will honor Dr. King by coming together to discuss the relevance of his work today.

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All members of the campus community are invited to attend the open interviews and presentation sessions by our finalists for the position of Case Manager. The Case Manager will work within the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life to enhance our Assisting Students At Risk Initiative. This program serves to identify, track, and intervene with students who are experiencing distress due to health, academic, and other related concerns.

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The Caring and Sharing Committee's Holiday Drive is in full swing and there are several ways you can still help.

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Last session of the semester! Want to come play (or learn to play) contra music? Come to Fish Bowl, the open contra music group that meets on Friday afternoons in the Campus Center, near or inside the Fish Bowl (the glass-walled room near the coffee shop). 

 

 

 

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With a winter storm forecast to impact the region over the next several days, we want to take this opportunity to remind the campus community of our closing policies and procedures. As per the Ithaca College Policy Manual, weather conditions, no matter how extreme, normally will not close the college when classes are in session. Individual classes or specific activities may be delayed or canceled without an official closing.

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The traffic light at the intersection of Alumni Circle and Route 96B has defaulted to a flashing yellow light due to a system malfunction. The Office of Facilities has been working with outside contractors to diagnose the problem and identify the corrective action as quickly as possible.

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 This Thursday December 11, the Catholic Community will be hosting a special Journey Into Christmas Mass at Muller Chapel. Come celebrate Christmas early with your Ithaca College family. 

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Textbook Buyback and Rental Return at the Campus Store begins Thursday the 11th.

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 We are IC faculty in Sociology and Psychology. We invite you to consider being part of a research opportunity. We are doing research on the experiences of young adults who have received services for mental health or substance abuse challenges. 

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We know the last week of classes can be a stressful time and we want to encourage you to stay healthy! Regular exercise and good nutrition will help you beat the stress and stay energized.

Post a picture to Instagram of you making healthy choices during the week of 12/8-12/12 with the hashtag #ICStressfree and be entered to win awesome prizes like a 60 minute massage, a day pass to Rasa Spa, a week membership to Island Health and Fitness and many others! Examples of activities include exercising, taking a yoga class, eating a vegetable based meal, getting eight hours of sleep and other things that keep you healthy.

This contest is open to Ithaca College students, faculty and staff. The deadline to enter is 12/12 at 9am. So, post your healthy photo now at #ICStressfree!

Questions? Please contact Hannah Goodman at hgoodma2@ithaca.edu or Liz Adams at eadams2@ithaca.edu

 

 

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, December 10th.

 Important reasons not to miss the next screening:

1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)

2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases

3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease

4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive   (above ideal )

5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.

6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure

7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects

8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure

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 Ithaca College Circle K will be hosting a fundraiser with One World Market, formerly 10,000 Villages, Monday - Wednesday, December 8 - 10, in North Foyer.

One World Market will bring a variety of clothing, jewelry, and chocolate made under FAIR TRADE working conditions for the IC community to purchase. Come check it out, and make a difference with your purchase! Cash and credit will be accepted.

Submitted on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Here at Ithaca College we have embarked on a number of major projects and initiatives that seek to improve upon all aspects of the college's operations. The Division of Finance and Administration factors heavily in these changes. In an effort to ensure that the campus remains informed about the changes, we have created web sites, sent INTERCOM announcements, and also produced In The Loop summaries. Today we are sharing an inaugural annual report that captures all the major accomplishments the division had during the academic year 2013-2014 that highlights the much needed team work required from many campus constituents. We will continue to find creative ways of keeping the campus informed of the work that is taking place in the division, to ensure that everyone remains engaged in the critical work that is ahead, and more importantly how everyone can become more involved in accomplishing the college's shared initiatives.

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