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Winter Safety Tips

Contributed by Tim Ryan on 11/25/2013 

As we head into the winter months, it's important to take precautions against icy conditions. When temperatures drop below freezing, walking from parking lots and building to building can be a dangerous game.

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With the holiday season upon us,  it is a good time to review the college's policies on the safe use of decorations.  Please take a moment to read this important information.

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On Wednesday and Thursday December 4th and 5th from 9am-3pm in the North Foyer (lobby area outside of Emerson Suites) there will be a Holiday Sale hosted by the store in the commons Ten Thousand Villages and one of Ithaca College’s volunteer service organizations Circle K International!

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The Center for Health Promotion will be sponsoring FREE Anonymous HIV Testing on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. You will get your results during the same appointment, within 20 minutes.

Make an appointment to ensure that you can be tested! Testing slots are limited!

Here are the details:

10:00 a.m. - Noon: Testing by appointment only. To make an appointment, call the Office of Counseling & Wellness at (607) 274-3136. Appointments are anonymous, so you have the option to use a pseudonym (alias).

12:30 - 2:30 pm: Limited Walk-in Slots are Available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Center for Health Promotion Resource Room will be the sign-up location for walk-ins. Sign ups start at noon.

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We are back in our regularly scheduled meeting room on the ground floor of Peggy Williams Center, Room GLO52!

Every Tuesday

Times: 11:15am-12:00pm

With Monthly Pass, meetings run on an on-going basis and are open to the entire Ithaca College community. You can join anytime and it is never too late.

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Do you want to help your aging parents or relatives but don’t know how? Are you now a caregiver and looking for answers?

If so, the Gerontology Institute encourages you to register for “Caring for Your Aging Parents,” a two-part webinar series produced by the Institute and offered in partnership with the Office of Human Resources. Part 1: “Initiating Caring Conversations,” will be presented Wed., Dec. 4, 1-2 p.m., while Part 2: “Assessing Needs and Resources,” will be available Wed., Jan. 22, 1-2 p.m.

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Offices within the Division of Finance and Administration will be closed on Tuesday, November 26, from 10:00 – 11:30 am for a division meeting.

This includes:

Office of Facilities
(Facilities Services; Grounds and Transportation; Planning, Design and Construction; and the Warehouse)

Office of Business and Finance
(Budget, Campus Center and Event Services, Campus Store, Center for Print Production, Financial Services, and Mail Services)

Information Technology Services
(Enterprise Application Services, Infrastructure and Communication Services, and Technology and Instructional Support Services)


The operating hours for the Campus Store and MACs General Store will be adjusted during the Thanksgiving week.

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On Wednesday and Thursday December 4th and 5th from 9am-3pm in the North Foyer (lobby area outside of Emerson Suites) there will be a Holiday Sale hosted by the store in the commons Ten Thousand Villages and one of Ithaca College’s volunteer service organizations Circle K International! Ten Thousand Villages is coming to us!

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Hello Campus Community!

The Fitness Center will be open with limited hours on 11/22, 11/25 and 11/26.  Please see below for details:

Friday 11/22 - 7:00am-2:00pm

Saturday 11/23 - CLOSED

Sunday 11/24 - CLOSED

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

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

Wednesday 11/26 - Sunday 12/1 - CLOSED

We will resume our normal semester hours at 7:00am on Monday 12/2.

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Submitted by Wade Pickren, Ph.D
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence/Sponsored Research

The on-line submission process for faculty to submit student presentations for the James J. Whalen Academic Symposium will begin on Monday, December 2, 2013 and will close on Monday, March 3, 2014.

The Symposium is the premier academic event at Ithaca College and features student presentations on research and creative works that are completed in collaboration with faculty.

  • Students? Interested in participating?  Contact your faculty collaborator to discuss proposal submission.
  • Faculty?  Online proposal submission will begin on December 2, 2013.  Submissions will be accepted for presentations, performances, and displays.   

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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. Students leaving vehicles on campus during breaks must park them in the S lot, close to the tennis courts. Residents living at the Circle Apartments who leave a vehicle during breaks must park their vehicles in the L-lot extension. For more information on the Ithaca College Parking Rules and Regulations please visit

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* 

Dear Colleagues,

Last year, I formally announced the rebranding and naming of the Ithaca College Annual Fund, or as you will often see it, the IC Annual Fund. This was an important first step in positioning Ithaca College to build a base of regular, consistent supporters who give to the greatest needs at Ithaca College as we prepare for the comprehensive campaign.

To date, our alumni, parents, and friends have responded well to this effort. In the fiscal year that ended May 31, we set a record in giving to the IC Annual Fund by raising $1.16 million in support, exceeding our initial goal, and we are working to set another record again this year. We had over 7,700 donors to the fund as well -- a positive indicator that we are building some recognition of the critical importance of this type of support.

To build on this clear message to constituents about the value of this support, we have established a policy to place the responsibility for annual solicitation with the IC Annual Fund within the Division of Institutional Advancement. 

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Initial faculty reviews of students’ ICC electronic learning portfolio submissions from Ithaca Seminar courses will be conducted January 9 and 10, 2014. 

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 Please call 1-800-RED CROSS  to set up your appointment. Or email to schedule your early appointment.

 We will also be taking Double Red blood cell Donors too so please email or call!!!

Blood supplies are low due to the many events around the continent and right here in our own back yard.Please help save a life and make an appoitment to help 3 people who are struggling will life?

A new opportuntiy to sign up for Bone Marrow donation will be available at the drive too!!!

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The Center for Print Production will be closed 8:00 am to 12:00 pm with no morning duplicating pick up Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th so all staff may attend departmental meetings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

During this time you can visit our website at for information or leave a message at 274-3998 and we will get back to you.

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 Are you on a meal plan and want to give your dinner a boost? For $4 extra you can add a juicy steak to your plate! Tonight and tomorrow, (11/20 and 11/21), Dining Services will feature Stone Steakhouse Station in Campus Center Dining Hall! Simply swipe your ID card and pay $4 at the register. No meal plan, no problem! Just add $4 to the cost of your dinner.

Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.

Questions? Reply to this post or contact the number below.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Rachel Marks at or (607) 274-5899. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

 This month's meeting will include a leadership session entitled 'Embracing Change'.  We'll be meeting in Taughannock Falls Room on Thursday November 21 from 2:00-3:30pm.

On Thursday, Nov. 21, the IC-Longview shuttle will stop running about 10:30 a.m. This change applies ONLY on 11/21.

Longview has already made alternate arrangements to pick up residents that day who are taking classes, or who are participating in the physical therapy balance labs on campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Chris Pogorzala or call 4-1051.

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