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Running errands this weekend? Why not pick-up an item or two to donate to the Caring and Sharing Back-to-School Program!

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 The Catholic Community would like to invite everyone to come and celebrate Mass with us Sunday August 24 at 8PM. All are welcome!

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The Hammond Health Center will be closed from 12 noon until 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 21st, 2014, so that our staff can attend our department retreat. No services will be available during this time.  Nursing staff will be available at the Health Center from 4 - 6 p.m., following the conclusion of our department meeting.

As always, if you have a medical emergency, call 911.



The following is contributed on behalf of Wade Pickren, PhD, Director of Sponsored Research:

The All-College Review Board for Human Subjects Research (HSR) is responsible for reviewing all college research and teaching activities (i.e. surveys) 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 HSR proposal in the coming semester, please visit the All-College Review Board on Human Subjects Research  website under “H” in the directory.

You will find application forms, examples and instructions, proposal submission deadlines, committee meeting dates and a listing of members.  

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The College's grade submission policy allows the provost to change the date that final semester grades are due in any given semester in order to accommodate various calendar issues that might arise. Based on significant input from faculty, the school deans' offices, and the Office of the Registrar, the Provost's Office has decided to change the date that final semester grades are due in the fall 2014 semester.

For the fall of 2014 only, final semester grades will be due on Tuesday, December 30 at noon. This will serve as an opportunity to gather data on the implications of such a move that can then inform a discussion in spring 2015 about whether or not an ongoing policy change for the final semester grade submission deadline is in order.

Thank you.

Brian D. Scholten

As we get set for a new academic year, please remember to review your office/school/department listing in the online directory ( to be sure you have the most up-to-date information listed. If changes are required, please send them to Tina Thurston.

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 Not Felix’s roommate or a Muppet in a trash can but, the Office Supply Collection And Reuse project that redistributes surplus office supplies on campus and is located at 196 Phillips Hall.


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 On Sunday August 24 the Catholic Community will be hosting Mass at Muller Chapel for the first time during the Fall semester at 8PM. 

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The Summer 2014 edition of the Collective Impacts: Inspiring Change for our whole community contains stories about Sustainability at Ithaca College including interesting topics like new faculty, new water bottle fill stations, and dining hall aquaponics. Click here to access the document directly.

The Collective Impactscan also be found on the side bar of


The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs will be sponsoring a fall break volunteer trip to Syracuse, and we need an adviser to make it happen!

Located in the Mission District, The Rescue Mission is just outside of the downtown area of Syracuse, NY. The RM campus has an emergency shelter, day center and serves three meals a day at their food services center. On any given night, they have over 250 men sleeping under our roof.  Each day, they serve over 725 meals to men, women and children who are hungry.  In 2012, they gave away over 70,000 pieces of clothing to those in need. This is truly an amazing resource in the Syracuse area, and we are very excited to return!

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Dining Services Main Offices located in the Terrace Dining Hall will be closed today for an all-employee meeting. The Administrative Staff will not be available for mail deliveries/pick-ups or Faculty/Staff Meal Plan renewals.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. We will return to normal business hours (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) tomorrow, August 19th. 

The first day of fall semester classes at Ithaca College is Wednesday, August 27. However, students and faculty members should follow their Monday class schedules for that first day of classes only. All other instructional days follow the ordinary schedules.

The College must follow the Monday class schedules on that first day to compensate for observing the Labor Day holiday (on the following Monday) and meet the minimum requirements for class hours established by the New York State Education Department.

Best wishes for a smooth and productive semester.

Brian D. Scholten

This is a reminder message, re-posted from 5/6/2014.

Like any organization that deals with sensitive information, Ithaca College must be in compliance with a variety of security standards. To ensure this compliance, our security practices and policies are regularly reviewed by external auditors, and often result in recommended or mandated changes to our security practices. One such recommendation that the college as a whole has been asked to comply with is the enforcement of screen saver passwords on virtually all college-owned computers.

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The purpose of this communication is to call attention to various modifications of the Ithaca College Parking Policies. In the interest of affordability and efficiency, the Parking Services team, in collaboration with the College’s formal Parking Policy Committee, conducted research and benchmarking in order to assess the current policies and identify potential areas for improvement. This communication highlights those modifications which were approved for implementation beginning with the 2014 – 2015 academic year.

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No experience is necessary, but an interest in cheerleading and availability during practices times is preferred. (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from about 7-9:30 pm.)


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Submitted on behalf of Chad McCelland- 

"Are you a professor or staff member and passionate about the fight against cancer? Colleges Against Cancer is looking for a new adviser for their student run organization.  CAC works along side the American Cancer Society in order to fundraise and spread awareness on campus.  Several events are held each semester and Relay for Life will be held in the spring, all completely organized by CAC.  If you are interested or have any questions regarding this position please email or you can call Chad McClelland at 315-591-2015. Only requirements for this position are a hope for cure and the passion to fight back."


Dining Services Main Offices located in the Terrace Dining Hall will be closed on Monday, August 18th for an all-employee meeting. The Administrative Staff will not be available for mail deliveries/pick-ups or Faculty/Staff Meal Plan renewals.

If you have any questions or need to make arrangements in advance, please don't hesitate to contact us at or (607) 274-1187.

At this coming All College meeting, I would like to showcase some of the great achievements we have made at Ithaca College this past year. 

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The J.J. Whalen Staff Scholar Award Committee is currently accepting scholarship applications for the Fall 2014 semester; the deadline for applying is Friday September 19, 2014.

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Drop-in hours will not be available from August 18th through the 26th due to student and staff training.  Drop-ins will resume on Wednesday August 27th.

The Office of Career Services will also be closed on Friday, August 22nd due to off-campus training.  Please contact the Office of Career Services at 274-3365 with any questions or email  

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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