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The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

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The Fitness Center's fall group exercise schedule is now available on our website.  Classes will begin on Monday 8/29/16 and are free for all students, faculty, and staff unless otherwise noted.  Class sign-ups are made available 30 minutes before the scheduled start time for each class.

If you've never tried a group fitness class or just want to meet a few of our instructors we will be offering a mash-up event on Monday 8/22 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm immediately followed by a yoga class from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.

Enjoy!

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Submitted on behalf of James W. Nolan Jr. ’77, Parent ’01, chair of the Presidential Search Committee
 
As we begin the new academic year, I wanted to give you an update on our progress from the Presidential Search Committee. We met and communicated many times during the summer months. Our search firm partner, Spencer Stuart, has been hard at work identifying target profiles, contacting candidates, validating their accomplishments against our desired attributes, and working with us to define a list of candidates for us to meet and interview.

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Welcome Back! We’re back in action and ready to start the new school year with the great food and spirit of service! We’ll continue to offer what’s been on our already robust program, but we’re excited to announce more great additions to enhance your dining experience at Ithaca College.

 

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Posted on behalf of Sara Belcher, president of Distinct.

Our club is going to be an online fashion magazine. It would focus more on the culture and style of those on campus, as opposed to being a “high fashion” magazine. It would be completely gender inclusive (men, trans, and non-gender conforming are welcome to participate and talk about their own style/tips). It would feature fashion, beauty, and even some lifestyle. The cover would feature someone on campus who is doing amazing things (whether it be towards their career or just making amazing changes on campus). We would also talk a little about events going on/some important news going on around campus. Since this magazine would be online only, we would also like to incorporate some video projects to go along with the monthly magazine.

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All are welcome to join the Catholic Community for its first Mass of the year at 8 pm followed by a reception afterwards. 

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LGBTQA+ and Allied Student Community Welcome -  Tuesday August 23, 7 pm in Clark Lounge, Campus Center

Come out and join us for this annual tradition! Enjoy refreshments and an opportunity to meet the LGBT Center program director, student staff, and student leaders of our four LGBTQ-themed student organizations, as well as info about our spectacular ZAP panel program and how to  get involved. 

Learn more about our unique and supportive campus and the surrounding community, meet old friends and new, find out how to get involved, and let the LGBT Center know what services, policies, and offerings meet your needs and what more could be put in place to better serve you!

Visit the events calendar

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is pleased to announce that the Service Desk will begin offering regular extended support hours beginning on Sunday, August 21st. In an effort to better support the campus community with technology needs, the new hours will be as follows:

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As new students and their families arrive this weekend to move in, we would like to ensure a positive and welcoming start for them.  To enable them to park as close as possible to their residence hall and ease their unloading and moving process, several lots will be closed to keep spaces available for these new arrivals.  Staff, faculty, and students already on campus are asked to be aware of these closures as described below, and to have their vehicles removed from these lots by Saturday evening.  

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The Office of Judicial Affairs is looking for faculty, staff and students interested in becoming justices to serve on Conduct Review Boards and Academic Conduct Review Boards for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Submitted on behalf of Michael Leary, Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs.

The Ithaca College Alcohol and Drug prevention team proposed some changes to the College's alcohol policy last spring and they have been approved by the College. The alcohol policy in the Residential Life Rules and Regulations now includes the following additions for the upcoming year:

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The Ithaca College community is cordially invited to participate in the Second Annual Symposia on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. The Center for Faculty Excellence, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies are collaborating to facilitate the continuation of the conversation we began last September.

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The New York State tax exempt form has been updated with Interim VP Janet Williams's signature.  To download a current form, visit:

www.ithaca.edu/procurement/travel/forms/#Tax_Exempt

Faculty and staff, you are invited to join your colleagues and join the conversation at the next Dollars and $ense meeting, which is scheduled on Wednesday, August 24th, at 9:00 a.m., in Emerson Suite A.

This month, we will learn about the budget and Project Approval Request (PAR) processes for FY 2017-18.  A new feature of these meetings is a monthly update from the enrollment management leadership team.  We hope you will join us and engage in the discussion.

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The Office of State Grants (HEOP, CSTEP and CSTEM) will be closed from 11am on Thursday, August 18 - 5pm on Friday, August 19, 2016 to attend its off-campus all-staff Fall Training and Retreat.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Office

Dear Campus Community:

Welcome back to campus for the start of the fall semester. I hope that each of you enjoyed a summer filled with some relaxation, and good times with family and friends. 

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As of 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 18th, the Web link for accessing Parnassus will change.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing all college research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, and students that involve the use of human subjects.

If you are uncertain whether your project requires review, or if you plan to submit an IRB proposal in the coming semester, please visit the webpage at Institutional Review Board on Human Subjects Research.   You will find application forms, examples and instructions, proposal submission deadlines, committee meeting dates and a listing of members. 

Protocols for the August 30 meeting must be received by Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by 5pm. 

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Grand Central Café will be open Tuesday, Aug. 16th through Friday, Aug. 19th, from 9am - 2pm. So grab a cool beverage or a snack when you're in the area!

Add another gold medal to Ithaca College Athletics Hall-of-Famer Meghan Musnicki's '05 total as the former member of the women's crew team earned her second Olympic gold after helping the women's eight cross the finish in 6:01.49 – two seconds faster than the silver medal winning crew from Great Britain.

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