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Fresh off the most recent meeting of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, held Oct. 8-10, I wanted to let the campus community know about some of the important discussions that took place. We value the opportunity to get together on South Hill every October, not only because of the beautiful fall weather, but also because it allows us to take the pulse of the community as another school year begins.

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On the heels of Tutor Appreciation Week and in celebration of Disability Awareness Month​, Student Accessibility Services (formerly Student Disability Services) and Tutoring Services (formerly Academic Enrichment Services) would like to invite the campus community to  a Student Accessibility Services/Tutoring Services Open House, Friday, October 24th from 9am-11am in 110 Towers Concourse.  

 

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 We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, weighing less than 30 lbs, have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  Your child can help us in our work to study the effect of using (or not) a robot to move around and play with toys on cognitive development. 

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 As fall break approaches we would like to remind everyone that parking rules and regulations are in effect 24/7, all year round. For more information on the Ithaca College Parking Rules and Regulations please visit

http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/parking/

Also, as a reminder:

Evening Parking -- A vehicle displaying a red permit may be parked in:

  • The blue section of J lot between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., Monday-Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday. Note: Be aware of special parking restrictions for the Whalen Center in the lower blue section of J lot             
  • All other blue lots between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., Monday-Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.

*First-year students with vehicles displaying green permits must be parked in Z-lot at all times*

BAE Systems, Inc. will interview students on-campus for its Financial Leadership Development Program (NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, OCT. 20).  Seniors and graduate students majoring in accounting, business administration or economics are invited to attend an information session and/or to apply for on-campus interviews.

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Ithaca College Information Technology Services is proud to announce that the Whalen Center for Music is the second building to reach completed status for the 2014 Campus Wi-Fi Project.  

After a successful testing phase we are confident that the Wi-Fi network is working well and is delivering a strong, reliable wireless connection.

The project is moving on and Williams Hall is next on the list.  You can check to see the project status of any building listed on our schedule website:  https://www.ithaca.edu/its/services/wireless/campusproject2014/schedule/

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Come for live advising, games, prizes, fun and MORE at the Majors and Minors Fair Tuesday October 21st from 4-6 p.m. in Emerson Suites!

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from KPMG will visit campus on on October 24, 2014 to conduct interviews for the following job and internship opportunities: 

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 The Fitness Center will be operating with reduced hours in observance of Fall Break.  Our Fall Break hours will be as follows:

Wednesday 10/15 - 6:30am - 2:00pm

Thursday 10/16 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Friday 10/17 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 10/18 & Sunday 10/19 - CLOSED

We will resume our regular academic year hours on Monday 10/20/14.

 

 

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is celebrated in October.  In observance of LGBT History Month, the LGBT Center website will feature videos highlighting different historical figures who have made a difference in the LGBT community.  Visit the LGBT Center website's LGBT History Month Featured Videos section to find a new video each day of October. Here are some figures who will be highlighted in the coming days:

 

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

It is with great pleasure that I share with the campus community the news that the College’s office supply contract has been awarded to Staples Advantage, resulting in what I am certain will be a great partnership between the two institutions.

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The second installment of Vice President Hector’s “Dollars and $ense” discussion series will take place on Tuesday, October 14, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in Klingenstein Lounge.  Faculty and staff are invited to attend and engage in discussion around this month’s topic, Zero Base Budgeting (ZBB).

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Systems that authenticate with the Netpass username and password (myHome, Sakai, Web Profile Manager, Netpass Manager, Taskstream, ICAirnet-Secure, and other systems) will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour starting at 6:00 AM on Thursday, 10/23 due to extensive server maintenance.

Email will still be accessible, but Outlook Web App (OWA) users should use this temporary link while myHome is unavailable.

If you experience any problems logging into a Netpass system after the maintenance, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 4-1000.

Making Ithaca College accessible to all community members will require creative and responsive accommodations. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) addresses the need to make accommodations for persons with disabilities so that they can achieve success in their employment. This workshop provides an insight into what constitutes a “respectful accommodation.” Specific examples of accommodations for employees who have various types of disabilities are included.

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The Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) seeks nominations of self or others to serve as a member for a two year term. Membership is open to faculty, staff and students.

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Looking to change your major? Similar to the Online Course Override Form, the Change of Major (COM) process is now completely electronic! This is a project developed by the Academic Workflow Implementation Group.

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If you haven't registered for Family Weekend already, do so by Wednesday, October 15. Register here.

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that The James J. Whalen Center for Music is now ready to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and October 14th, we are continuously monitoring the performance of the network and are asking the Music School community for feedback on any issues.

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College employees and students should plan to find alternate parking on these dates.

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Ford Hall—The School of Music’s largest performance venue—received an extensive renovation this past summer, with vast improvements to the acoustics, interior design, and functionality.

▶ See the new hall: View the Ford Hall Renovation photo gallery 
▶ Hear the new acoustics: Check out the expanded webcasting schedule
▶ Attend a concert: Visit the School of Music's concert calendar 

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