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Representatives of both full-time and part-time contingent faculty have been negotiating with the administration for over a year. The two most important issues for our membership - fair pay for part-timers and job security for full-timers - remain at a standstill, with the administration refusing to even discuss reasonable solutions that would help us, our students, and our college.

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Monday, February 13th, 2017, 7:00pm, Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center

Black History Month @IC

Activists on Activists connects current students with local (NY State) social change agents for the opportunity to bring dialogue around continued action and advocacy post-undergraduate experience.

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Are you on a meal plan and want to give your dinner a boost? Join us tomorrow night at dinner in Campus Center Dining Hall for our special Valentine's Day "By Land and Sea" event for some delicious Surf 'n' Turf!

     

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The part-time, per-course faculty union at Ithaca College recently announced that iwill be holding a strike authorization vote on Monday and Tuesday, February 13 and 14, 2017.

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 The online submission process for faculty sponsors/students to submit student presentations for the 20th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  Submissions will be accepted for presentations, performances, and displays.

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Now is an ideal time to visit our At Work meeting to see what all the excitement is about! Then register as a new member AND receive a Starter Kit as a welcome gift!

Please refer to the Intercom announcement posted on 2/3/2017 for all the details. Our leader has received a supply of Starter Kit gift vouchers and is ready to hand them out!

Join us to see how this journey we call weight loss goes beyond the scale!

Welcome to threads@CFE

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 02/10/2017 

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Welcome to threads@CFE: This week's post is the third in a three-part series by Dr. Christina Moylan: Challenging Upperclassman Students to Make Meaningful Connections with the “Classify”and “Headlines” Instructional Strategies

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Open letter to the Ithaca College community: 

We, the undersigned members of the steering committee of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, are writing in support of our part-time and contingent colleagues in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College.

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Ticket information is now available for Trevor Noah’s performance on April 8, 2017 at Ithaca College.

Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff will be able to purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, February 15, at 10 a.m. EST. Any remaining seats will be open to the general public on Friday, February 17, at 9 a.m. EST.

To purchase tickets, click here and select the “Buy Tickets” button under Trevor Noah’s photo. This will take you to the University Tickets system. Once you are on the University Tickets site, click on the “general public” button to create your account, or sign in if you already have an account.

Please note: Since you will need a University Tickets account to complete your ticket order, create your account ahead of time for a faster and easier purchase experience. For those seeking to purchase tickets beginning on Wednesday, February 15, you must use your Ithaca.edu address.

Maximum number of tickets per person is 6.

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Please return empty Intra- campus envelopes and duplicating envelopes and boxes to us by placing these in your mail/duplicating drop area in your building.

 

Please do not use for storing student files, office materials or for shipping.

Print Production calculates the cost to replenish unreturned supplies in the printing costs we charge. Help keep our costs low by returning empty Print Production supplies to our office by placing them in the mail/duplicating drop area in your building.

 

Career Services is pleased to welcome IC alumnus, Scott Rothschild, from Kenmont/Kenwood Camps back to campus.  Mr. Rothschild will be hosting an information table outside of the main Career Services office (101 Muller Center) to discuss summer employment opportunities.

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Contributed on behalf of Planning, Design and Construction

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Open Letter to Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends of Ithaca College 

Higher education in America is facing an existential crisis. The prohibitive cost of college education has barred an increasing number of young people from fulfilling their dreams, while for a majority of faculty, being a professor has become a dead-end job that offers no adequate pay, no job security, and no possibilities for advancement. While administrative salaries have soared, faculty compensation overall has decreased, and the percentage of tenure-eligible faculty has shrunk to under 30%. The result has been the creation of a new academic underclass: a “precariate” of demoralized and underpaid contingent professors who are forced to cobble together multiple jobs, do not have benefits, and sometimes have to rely on manual labor, food stamps or Medicaid to get by.

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community,

The Department of Art History writes to express our deep appreciation and support for our part-time and contingent faculty members, who are currently involved in contract negotiations with the Ithaca College administration.  We recognize the essential role performed by part-time and contingent faculty in the education of our students, and acknowledge that their labor conditions have an impact not only on their students’ educational experience, but also on the entire institution’s ability to fulfill its mission.

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The Longview/Ithaca College Shuttle will be providing only limited service today due to the weather.  It is anticipated that it will be back to its regular schedule tomorrow.

If there are any questions, please contact Christine Pogorzala, IC/LV Coordinator, at 607.274.1051 or pogorzal@ithaca.edu.

Contributed on behalf of Nancy Pringle and Brian K. Dickens

Maura Benner (Class of 2019, Health Sciences) 
Two years ago Maura was the recipient of United Way's TeenWorks "Making a Difference" award, for creating a community center on Chew St. in Allentown. Watch her whole story by clicking here!

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Open letter to the Ithaca College Community

We, the undersigned full-time, continuing faculty in the Department of English, are writing in support of our part-time and contingent co-workers in their present union negotiations with our college. We view these negotiations as necessary steps toward fair, living wages and a more welcoming and equitable working environment. It is in everyone’s interest that the wide disparity between faculty wages be ameliorated.

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Eleven Ithaca College students received the “MLK NOW” Award for their above-and-beyond service during the college’s annual MLK Day of Service, which concluded a week of educational workshops and performances. The “MLK NOW” Award is given to one student from each volunteer group who demonstrates servant leadership and exceptional teamwork. The winners are voted on by the members of their group.

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Submitted on behalf of the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability

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Contributed on behalf of Interim AVP/CIO, David Weil for Digital Instruction and Information Services 

On Thursday, March 23rd at 10:00 AM in the Klingenstein Lounge Alex Freeman from the New Media Consortium, will be sharing insights from the 2017 NMC Horizon Report, which will have just been released a few weeks before Ed Tech Day. The internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and regional NMC Technology Outlooks are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a comprehensive effort established in 2002 by the NMC that identifies and describes important developments in technology likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education around the world. This particular edition focuses on trends, challenges, and developments in technology disrupting global higher education.

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