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Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Brian Dickens as vice president for human resources. With more than 25 years of experience as a university administrator and over a dozen years as a human resource development and management consultant, Dickens is a proven leader in providing strategic direction for complex organizations.

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Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost", open to faculty and staff in Educational Affairs, is scheduled for Thursday, March 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).    

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On Monday March 7th from 9 am - 5 pm, Hillel will be hosting the annual Inch-a-thon, that will take place in the North Foyer. 

Get 8" of hair cut for FREE or get a $10 haircut! 

All haircuts will be done by professionals from Satori Spa and Center Haircutters!

All money will be donated to Shasheret, a Jewish nonprofit supporting breast cancer & the hair will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths!

Sign up: bit.ly/inchathon

 

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 Join your friends at IC Hillel and Repair the World for an incredible Day of Service in NYC on the Thursday of Spring Break! Meet up in the City to learn about food and educational justice programs and work with Repair the World to give back to these communities. A great way to give back over Spring Break!

Sign up here: bit.ly/ichillelASB

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Affirmative action and Diversity/Inclusion are both measures that are taken with the aim of encouraging corporations to hire and promote workers from diverse backgrounds. However, the manner in which each initiative is carried out is quite distinct to one another. This webinar offers a case approach to learning the difference between EEO and AA and the implications for your institution.

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Effective communication helps us better understand people and situations, enables us to resolve differences, helps build trust and respect, and creates an environment where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish. As simple as communication seems, much of what we try to communicate—and others try to communicate to us—gets misunderstood, which can cause conflict and frustration in personal and professional relationships. By learning effective communication skills, you can better connect with your spouse, kids, friends, and coworkers.

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It’s inevitable. At some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult co-worker, customer or family member, the strategies are essentially identical. In this seminar you will learn strategies to defuse negativity and hostility and create a positive atmosphere of co-operation.

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Come to IC Square TODAY between 11 AM and 3PM to celebrate Black History Month with some great food and music. We're serving up special items available today only. 

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Contributed on behalf of Cathy J. Saloff-Coste, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietician and nutrition consultant at Hammond Health Center.

If you’ve been following this Intercom series during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, you know that it’s not always obvious to see when someone has disordered eating, or even when they are in the throes of a full-blown eating disorder. You may be wondering if a friend or if you might be at risk of developing an eating disorder. 

A first step might be to take the online screening at http://www.mybodyscreening.org/. If the results show that you (or your friend) are at risk or clearly have an eating disorder, it is time to seek help. 

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Ithaca College is set to host the New York State Collegiate Track Conference Indoor Championships beginning on Friday at Glazer Arena inside the Athletics and Events Center. 

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You may not hear a lot about adult bullying, but according to the Workplace Bullying Institute, up to a third of workers may be the victims of workplace bullying. About twenty percent of workplace bullying crosses the line into harassment. Workplace bullying refers to the repeated, health-impairing, mistreatment of a target, driven by the perpetrators need to control. Allowed to continue this behavior undermines legitimate business interests, lowers morale, and impacts the overall ability “to get work done.” Workplace bullying can make life quite miserable and difficult. Supervisors should especially be made aware of workplace bullies, since they can disrupt productivity and create a hostile work environment which can lead to legal ramifications.

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Bigoted comments, jokes, negative assumptions and stereotypes are challenging because they can provoke our emotions and make us reactive, scared, confused, uncertain, judgmental, and less able to access our intelligence and good thinking.

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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency.

This workshop gives participants a basic framework, including definitions to develop understanding of the relationship between diversity, inclusion and cultural competency and some tools for assessing and developing cultural competency in their areas.

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Raza, Rumi, scholar in residence at Honors Program will participate in a panel - Thinking Dissent - Local and Global; and present a paper on 'Pakistan's New Media at NYU.

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The online submission process for faculty sponsors to submit student presentations for the 19th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on Friday, March 4, 2016.  

Students can now either:

Submit the Online Student Submission Form  themselves OR

Contact a faculty collaborator to have them fill out the Faculty Online Submission Form.

IMPORTANT: Please only submit one form. DO NOT submit both. 

Faculty can still submit multiple students' work.
Once the form(s) is/are submitted, an e-mail detailing next steps will be sent to you.

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The following Shared Governance Listening Sessions will be open to the entire campus community. 

After members of the Task Force give a brief introduction, the objective of each of these sessions will be to listen to and discuss ideas and priorities as to how our community can improve shared governance on campus.

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Ithaca Dining Services need your help! Please fill out our survey and give us your feedback on your dining experiences at Ithaca. As a bonus for filling out the survey, you’ll be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!

 

We’re always trying to improve your dining experiences and would love any feedback you can provide!

Follow this link to the survey: http://vcil.cc/ed0tbx3.

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 Circle. This shuttle is available to members of both the Longview and Ithaca College Communities. 

 

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As first posted to Intercom on February 21, beginning at 11:30 a.m. this Wednesday, February 24, the U-Lot (Campus Center Lot) will be closed as reserved event parking.  Vehicles parked in the lot at this time do not need to vacate the lot, but new entries will not be permitted beginning at that time.

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Come to IC Square on Friday between 11 AM and 3PM to celebrate Black History Month with some great food and music. We're serving up special items available for one day only. 

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