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Submitted on behalf of Luke Keller and Nancy Pringle, Search Committee Co-Chairs

As you know from previous reports of the Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs (VPEA) Search Committee, the final phase of our recruitment effort includes an invitation to select candidates for campus visits.  

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

Friday 11/21 - 7:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 11/22 - CLOSED

Sunday 11/23 - CLOSED

Monday 11/24 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday 11/25 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday 11/26 - Sunday 11/30 - CLOSED

We will resume our regular academic year hours on Monday 12/1/14.

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As Thanksgiving break approaches we would like to remind everyone that parking rules and regulations are in effect 24/7, all year round.

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IC FIT KIDS: Personalized one on one training customized to help your child reach their fitness goals at the Ithaca College Robert R. Colbert Wellness Clinic!

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ITS is proud to announce that Williams Hall has successfully passed the testing phase and is now officially completed.  We are excited to bring robust and dependable Wi-Fi to the hard working departments and groups in that building.

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On Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21, Ithaca College will be hosting the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls swimming and diving championships.  Please be aware of the following lot closures which will result from reserved parking for that event.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, November 19th.

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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Featuring, Special Guest Speaker, Krystil Smith, Food Policy Coordinator for the Humane Society of the United States, based in Washington, D.C.

Join us, as Krystil speaks about the importance of reducing meat consumption, and presents the benefits of participating in the Meatless Monday program. Krystil's presentation will also be accompanied by a cooking demonstration with Executive Chef, JJ Molina. Not too mention, that delicious, free samples of a tasty vegan dish will be on hand!

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 The finals for the 4th Annual Business Idea Competition, sponsored by the School of Business, are this Thursday, November 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Textor 101. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as general public.

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The Office of Career Services will not have drop-in times available on Monday, November 24 through Friday, November 28 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Drop-ins will begin again on Monday, December 1, 2014.

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If students wish to fulfill requirements of the ICC using study abroad coursework credit, they may submit a petition request.

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This lively, engaging, and content-based presentation will give an overview of the history of this very misunderstood holiday.  Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving”, participants will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plimoth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area.

Where: Textor 103

When: Tuesday, November 18, 7:00pm

The presentation will discuss the actual events of 1621 including the feast, the relationship between the English settlers and the Wampanoag and how this story became the holiday we know today.  The concept of thanksgiving held by many Native Americans will be emphasized throughout.

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The Strategic Sourcing initiative is well underway and the project team is eager to answer any questions that you may have. 

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Primitive Pursuits, a program affiliated with Cornell Cooperative Extension, will host an information session on Monday November 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in CNS 1-B to describe their rigorous instructor training and certification program, and to field any questions you may have about how to connect with this awesome bunch of explorers and wilderness stewards. 

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What are micro-aggressions, micro-inequities and unconscious bias? How do they manifest themselves in our everyday interactions? How does this bias impact our daily decision making process? These are some questions that will be explored doing this highly interactive workshop, facilitated by Dr. Belisa Gonzalez.  

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It's only November, but graduation is right around the corner. Get prepared with Career Services!

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The IC Library and FLEFF have collaborated in the development of an extensive and unique collection of media materials that demonstrate the broad-ranging scope of the festival over the last ten years.  

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, November 19th.

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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The Cortaga Jug is this Saturday -- start your game day with a hot breakfast! Campus Center Dining Hall with have hot breakfast items available, starting at 8:30am, Saturday, November 15th.

So, fuel up and enjoy the game! Go Bombers!

After a rigorous and competitive bidding process—one which garnered participation from a large cross-section of the campus community—I am pleased to announce that Ithaca College has engaged with Unimarket to provide our first e-marketplace solution.

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