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As Google’s home page celebrated the birthday of “Little House on the Prairie” author Laura Ingalls Wilder on Feb. 7, it also recognized the talents of associate professor of writing Jack Wang. He and his brother Holman created the “Google Doodle” that the website’s millions of users saw when visiting the page on that day. It will have a permanent home on the Doodles Archive site.

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Friday, February 6, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Register Here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Please join us for a talk by visiting alum, Dr. James E. Taylor ’00. Dr. Taylor is Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations throughout North and South Carolina.  

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The Center for Faculty Excellence announces its teaching and learning blog threads@CFE. This week's post is titled "The Arts of Questioning and Selling."

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Have you ever had a question about race but were uncomfortable or unsure how to ask? What does racism mean to you? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your and others’ lives? How do you cope with the effects? Who is responsible for eliminating racism? How might that happen?

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The Office of the Registrar has undergone reorganization effective January 26, 2015.

The staff members in the office have been doing excellent work. Given that there was a vacancy in the office, however, a workforce analysis was conducted to determine if costs could be reduced while creating an organizational structure that could be effective and efficient without sacrificing service or overworking staff. The result is a structure that should accomplish all of those objectives.

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The Campus Bookstore Clearance Sale ends this Friday! Don't miss out on 30% OFF the last marked price on brands from NIKE, Champion, MV Sports, Camp David and many more! T-shirts, shorts, long sleeves, hoodies, and athletic wear. 

Contributed on behalf of Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President of Information Technology Services 

We have invited Moran Technology Consulting (MTC), an experienced, respected and proven provider of consulting services within higher education to conduct a Strategic IT Assessment of our Information Technology Services department.

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 HELP SAVE A LIFE AND DONATE BLOOD THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY  6TH IN THE FITNESS CENTER. Stop by our table in Campus Center between the hours of 10 to 3 to make an appointment . You can  also Call 1-800-RED-CROSS TO schedule an appointment for the Ithaca College Blood Drive. Walk-Ins welcome you might just have to wait though.

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 Ithaca College & Mayor Svante Myrick Welcome

 Corinda Crossdale, Director, NYS Office for the Aging

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Contributed on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Office of Facilities.

The Facilities department is excited to present the rollout of Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) as a means to enhance customer service to and collaborative efforts with campus departments.  An SLA is a written agreement – signed by both Facilities and particular departments – relative to the kinds of services, cleaning frequencies, etc. that Facilities provides.  Equally important, however, the SLA also details the roles and responsibilities that departments assume in this collaborative and dynamic working relationship.  The end result is a common understanding of expectations, replete with built in accountability.

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Ithaca College remains open through the rest of Monday, Feb. 2, with all classes and scheduled events taking place unless otherwise announced. As a reminder to the campus community, college officials closely monitor the weather forecast and consult with local law enforcement agencies and other local employers, as needed, to determine whether a delayed opening or complete closing may be necessary. As per the Ithaca College Policy Manual, weather conditions normally will not close the college when classes are in session.

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Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost

Please join me on Thursday, February 5, 2015 for the first Faculty Colloquium for the spring semester.

Dr. Patrick McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences and the Clinical Education Coordinator of the Athletic Training Education Program, will be presenting “Bridging the Gap between Clinical Practice and Research.” 

Dr. McKeon received his B.S degree in Athletic Training from Springfield College (1997), his M.S. degree in Sports Health Care from the Arizona School of Health Sciences (2001), and his PhD in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia (2007). His research interests include the exploration of sensorimotor alterations associated with lower extremity injury and rehabilitation. 

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Looking for some new music? Grammy-nominated CDs are available to check out from the library!

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Due to the bad weather, the LV/IC Shuttle will not run today, Monday, February 2nd.  It will resume its normal hours of operation on Tuesday, February 3rd.

If there are any questions, please contact Chris Pogorzala, the IC/LV Coordinator at 274-1051 or

All dining halls and cafe's will operate on a normal schedule today except for Business School and CHS Cafe's. We hope to open those locations mid-morning. 

A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour this Thursday, Feb. 5. 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 tests.

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"The Ithaca College Campus Bookstore is still taking an additional 30%OFF the last marked price on clearance items?"  Yes, we are!!  The sale ends Friday, February 7th and items include brands from Nike, Hurley, Champion, Alta, and MVSports to name a few.  Get hooked up with official Ithaca College gear at discounted prices!  

On days that classes are in session there is a shuttle that provides transportation between Longview and the College in the morning, with stops at the Center for Health Sciences and Textor.  This shuttle is available to members of both the Longview and Ithaca College Communities. 


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For the past 16 years, the Ithaca College Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has provided free tax service, including preparation and advice to members of the Ithaca College community. We are pleased to announce that we will again be offering this service.

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Office Energy Audits

Contributed by Mark Darling on 01/30/2015 

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 Attention all faculty and staff in Peggy Ryan Williams, Smiddy Hall, Hill Center, and the Muller Faculty Center!

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