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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour on Thursday, Feb. 4. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the tests.

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Greetings from the Office of Procurement Services and Strategic Sourcing.  We are happy to take this time to reflect on some of our collective accomplishments from 2015 and to provide an outlook of our goals for 2016. 

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Faculty, staff, and students lead the campus community in presentations and dialogues that explore a variety of topics and subjects rooted in social justice and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

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Representatives of the US Army will be tabling in front of the Office of Career Services, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 28. Please stop by and visit if you would like to hear about opportunities with the organization.

This year, Wheels 4 Women is including an exciting online auction as a part of their annual fundraiser. Visit https://www.32auctions.com/Aladdin

 

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Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 16 years.  There are a number of opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview.

 

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is proud to announce that we are releasing a new video hosting service at https://media.ithaca.edu

Partnering with a premiere video service vendor called Kaltura, Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students now have access to host, manage, and deliver video to better serve the academic mission of the college. We are inviting the campus community to explore this new service. Current Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students can log in with their IC credentials to get access to the site.

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"MTV's White People"

Wednesday, January 27, 7:00pm in Emerson Suites

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Complying with legal mandates can be a daunting task! In this webinar our experts will distill the basics of Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act that includes changes to the Clery Act.

Specific Learning Outcomes:

·        What colleges and universities must do to be compliant

·        Training and prevention education requirements and examples

·        Maintaining a safe reporting climate and victim centered approach

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In early December, Staff Council administered a survey to solicit feedback from staff at Ithaca College on the topics of racism & bias, workforce analysis, accountability, employee morale, and disrespect & bullying.  It is our intent to use the survey results as a roadmap to guide our efforts in working with the administration and other campus partners to improve the campus climate here at IC.

At this time, we would like to invite all staff to a series of town hall meetings during which we will discuss possible solutions to the issues our campus community is currently facing.  The meeting schedule is listed below.  We hope to see you there.

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The Fitness Center's Group Fitness Schedule is now available on our website.  Classes will begin on Monday 2/1/16, and most are open to all members of of the Ithaca College campus community on a first come first served basis.  Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga, and Iyengar Yoga are available to faculty and staff only.

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Representatives of the U.S. Army will be tabling on campus, in front of the Office of Career Services on Wednesday, January 27 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Find out information about what the U.S. Army has to offer to students as well as opportunities within their organization.

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

Dear campus community: Welcome back for the start of a new semester. I hope the holiday break enabled each of you to relax and enjoy special times with family and friends, and that it provided you occasions to renew your energy for the challenges and opportunities that await us this spring. As we continue through our annual week-of activities and events celebrating the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let our words and actions be testament to our efforts to realize King's global dream and our aspirations for a more diverse and inclusive IC community!

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The 2016 Campus Life Award Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost"—open to faculty and staff in Educational Affairs--is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, during the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.).  It will be held in the Human Resources Mini Conference Room (garden level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center).   Please bring your lunch; beverage and cookies will be provided.

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Ithaca College has named Janet Williams to serve as Controller, a position that provides leadership and strategic direction for the college’s finance operations. She will begin her new duties on Feb. 8.

Williams has over two decades of experience in operations management, financial management, strategic planning, budget/forecast planning, proposal preparation and capital projects. Since 2012 she has served as director of finance and administration for the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University, with oversight of all finance, procurement, facilities, human resources and information technology functions.

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IC is growing in its number of students who are the first in their family to attend or complete college. As you know, first generation students face unique challenges, and many find it hard to believe that those of us within the academy were ever outsiders. We are asking for your assistance with helping them succeed in imagining themselves as college graduates.

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Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program for the summer 2016 and academic year 2016-2017 are invited to submit applications and project proposals. All application materials must be received by February 12, 2016. Please check the Office of the Provost website - Dana Student Internship Program for further details.

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Transformational Diversity takes our D&I work and our organization as a whole to the next level. Diversity 1.0 focused on representation. Diversity 2.0 focused on Inclusion to ensure respect in the workplace. Today we think that’s not enough and our focus is on Transformational Diversity—a shift to a new level that actually requires us to operate differently. In this stage, we are able to enter the workplace with new mindsets & skillsets, allowing us to transform the situations we’re in and the organizations we lead because we’re actually able to see and respond to greater complexity.

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The 7th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us for this annual event that explores and celebrates the notion of community and diversity. This year’s event promises to be really special as we explore the topic of Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Higher Education, our guest speaker is Dr. Derald Wing Sue.

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