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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Brian Dickens:

Ithaca College (IC) is launching a national search for a Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer (CIDO) in support of our continuing efforts towards increased diversity and inclusive excellence for the IC community.  We are excited to have Mr. Tom Phillips and Ms. Beth Schaefer of Neumann Executive Search Partners will be assisting with the search. Campus visits by finalists are anticipated to occur in June 2017 and the committee’s goal is to have the new chief inclusion and diversity officer in place by July 2017.

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DIIS will be upgrading the College's Internet connection on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 7th starting at 9:00pm and continuing through 3:00am on Sunday, Jan. 8th. The objective is to improve reliability and performance by replacing outdated equipment and increasing our capacity to 2 Gigabit/Sec.

The upgrade will impact the ability to access many systems and services (Outlook email, Sakai, myHome, Parnassus, etc.) based on whether you are on or off campus. See the chart of system availability for details.

This outage was originally planned for 6pm to midnight on January 7th.

Service Desk
104 Job Hall 
servicedesk@ithaca.edu
274-1000

Contributed on behalf of Nancy Pringle and Brian K. Dickens

What better way to start the new year than to make a resolution that helps others and by setting up a payroll deduction, you can be sure to accomplish this goal all year! 

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DIIS will be upgrading the College's Internet connection on the evening of Saturday, January 7th between 6:00pm and midnight. The objective is to improve reliability and performance by replacing outdated equipment and increasing our capacity to 2 Gigabit/Sec.

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 Seasons Eatings, everyone! Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life this Holiday Season? From December 1st through 16th, donations can be made at any of our ten retail dining locations.

All funds raised will go to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Backpack Program to feed children in Tompkins County. When children from food insecure homes are not in school, often times, they aren't able to eat 3 meals per day. A $3.00 donation will fill a backpack with food for a child in need, helping to bridge the gap over weekends and school breaks. 

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The Spring semester will be here before we know it! To plan ahead, below is information for students, staff, and faculty who may be considering break housing and early arrival options for the Spring 2017 semester.

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Renowned composer Karel Husa dies, Wednesday, 14 December

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 The Office of the Provost & VPEA has extended the deadline for making nominations for honorary degrees until January 27, 2017.

Nominations must be received in writing.  Rationale and supporting data are expected at the time of nomination, and should include the following information:

·        nominee’s name and contact information

·        an explanation of how the nominee meets the criteria for honorary degrees

The criteria are:

1.     The nominee possesses a record of outstanding personal/public achievement, community services, philanthropic endeavors and interest in education and/or humanitarian programs.

2.     The nominee is known for outstanding scholarly contributions and/or demonstration of some other significant service of benefit to humanity or Ithaca College.

 

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The United States Postal Service is performing a total postal sales equipment replacement in this location. Therefore sales of stamps and postage will not be available until this upgrade is complete.

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Timecards Due Early

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/14/2016 

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Due to the College's holiday break, timecards for the pay period December 12-December 25, must be submitted and approved by 10 a.m. on Monday, December 19th. Any timecards not submitted and approved by this date may not be processed in time for payment on Friday, December 30.

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The Petition to Transfer credit is the newest addition to IC Workflow. Students may now request permission to take courses elsewhere in one easy online form.

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Do you know someone in your family or in your neighborhood who would enjoy some challenging temporary work and some extra cash?

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Alluvian is now accepting submissions for our WINTER 2017 issue -- Cohesion: Bugs, Soil, and Fungus! 

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 Seasons Eatings, everyone! Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life this Holiday Season? From December 1st through 16th, donations can be made at any of our ten retail dining locations.

All funds raised will go to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Backpack Program to feed children in Tompkins County. When children from food insecure homes are not in school, often times, they aren't able to eat 3 meals per day. A $3.00 donation will fill a backpack with food for a child in need, helping to bridge the gap over weekends and school breaks. 

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Please note that Terrace Dining Hall will close at 2:00 PM TODAY for the semester. Towers Dining Hall will host Late Night tonight only from 8 PM-12 Midnight. 

There will be no Late Night service on Thursday, 12/15, or Friday, 12/16. 

CLICK HERE for a complete list of Dining Services' Finals Week and Winter Break Hours of Operation.

Best of luck on your finals and have a wonderful Winter Break!

 ITHACA, N.Y. – Ithaca College Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports, Susan Bassett '79, announced that Dan Swanstrom has been named the 10th head coach for the prestigious football program on South Hill. Swanstrom will begin his appointment at IC on January 3, 2017.

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Missing Sweater

Contributed by Erik Angerhofer on 12/12/2016 

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 Lost at Coddington on 12/10

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The Fitness Center will be closing at 2:00pm on Friday 12/16/16, and will remain closed through Sunday 1/8/17.  We will reopen with reduced hours on Monday 1/9/17.  Please visit the Fitness Center website for a complete listing of hours.

As a courtesy, Island Health and Fitness will be offering reduced price guest fees throughout this time for all Ithaca College faculty and staff.  A valid Ithaca College ID must be presented to be eligible for the discount.  Any guests who do not have an Ithaca College faculty/staff ID will be required to pay full price for a guest pass.

The Ithaca College Library is participating in a grant funded project that allows free admission to the Museum of the Earth or the Cayuga Nature Center.

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Employee permits for 2017 will be available to order online beginning Friday, December 2, 2016.

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