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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Faculty Development Committee seek nominations for Ithaca College’s annual Faculty Excellence Awards. We will offer five $1,500 awards.

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Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone?

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The Office of Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is excited to invite current Ithaca College employees who meet the required qualifications to apply for the position of Quality Assurance/Testing Coordinator.

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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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While intentions have changed in the business community, true inclusion remains elusive. Quite likely the primary challenge for most organizations is that inclusion remains an abstract and vague thing. Even leaders that truly want greater inclusion have a hard time explaining in a clear and concise way what that means. Inclusion is commonly viewed as an attitude or the absence of hatred and intentional discrimination. This webinar is built around a tangible model of inclusion, including common barriers, a way of assessment and practices to employ toward greater inclusion.

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In this webinar, presenter Will Moss discusses strategies for creating and sustaining relationships with and recruiting talent from HBCUs. He will share successful techniques to utilize online channels and how to host targeted events.

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When: Thursday 2/4/16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: A&E Center VIP Room

Who: All Ithaca College staff members who are willing to listen openly, respect differing opinions, and to engage in discussion while sharing ideas and constructive feedback are encouraged to attend.


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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour on Thursday. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and a loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the test.

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The 2016 Campus Life Award Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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Join us in the Campus Center Clark Lounge on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 1:30 - 3:30pm for ALANA CAREER CONNECTIONS.  This networking event will feature a panel discussion with distinguished Ithaca College alumni. Students will hear a variety of perspectives as professionals share their valley and mountaintop experiences on the journey to career success.

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The Ithaca College department of intercollegiate athletics is pleased to announce the upcoming promotional schedule of activities for the month of Februrary, highlighted by a chance for fans to win $10,000 in a progressive, half-court shot contest, a Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, a Senior Class Night, and a Fill the Hill Whiteout event. 

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A reception will be held on Thursday February 4, 2016 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center.

The exhibit will be on display in the Center for Faculty Excellence from January 25-May 31, 2016.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is planning major network maintenance for late evening Saturday, February 20th into mid-day Sunday, February 21st. The maintenance is required to replace aging components of our network infrastructure.

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 The Catholic Community will be hosting four different services on February 10 in honor of Ash Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to any service. All services will have a distribution of Ashes. 

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We will have an informational session held on Wednesday Feb 3rd from 12:15-12:50 in the Wellness Clinic Classroom.

The Exercise Science and Physical Therapy Departments are teaming up to offer a personalized exercise and wellness program to Ithaca College employees and spouses who:

-          Have a current or past diagnosis of cancer

-          Are interested in starting an individualized wellness and exercise program

-          Are not currently participating in a regular exercise program 

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A few people from Digital Instruction and Information Services are planning an event on the topic “Women in IT” for Friday, March 25th.

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Black History Month Updates

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 Tonight's 2nd Chance Screening of the Black Power Mixtape is canceled. 

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If you were curious about the flood of attorneys on campus this past weekend, you should know that they were participants or judges in the Second Annual Bomber Blitz Mock Trial Tournament. Colgate’s A team topped the field of eighteen teams from twelve colleges. 

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Registrar candidate feedback

Contributed by Noel Wheeler on 02/01/2016 

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Please complete a brief survey if you had the opportunity to meet with Registrar candidate Kelly Rowett-James on January 26th, at this link: 

Feedback Form for Candidate Kelly Rowett-James

Required fire evacuation drills will once again be held during the month of February.  These drills will be conducted in both the residential life buildings and the academic buildings.

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