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Contributed on behalf of Danette Johnson

Ithaca College is launching a national search for a Vice President for Human Resources, following the June 19th departure of Mark Coldren for the University of Buffalo. Mr. Tom Phillips and Ms. Elizabeth Neumann of Brill Neumann will be assisting with the search. Campus visits by finalists are anticipated to occur in December and the committee’s goal is to have the new vice president in place shortly after the beginning of 2016.

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The next installment of the Dollars and $ense Discussion Series will take place on Wednesday, October 7th. 

Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the discussion, which takes place in Emerson Suite B at 9 am. 


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Due to the Parnassus upgrade last weekend, the Online Tax Forms screen in Employee Self Service is currently not available.  We are actively working with Oracle Support to resolve this issue.  If you need to change your federal W-4 information, please complete a paper form and deliver to the Payroll Office, Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center. The W-4 form can be found at:

To change your New York State Allowances, complete the IT-2104 found at:

We will let you know when the issue has been resolved.  Feel free to contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874, (607) 274-3133 or with any questions or concerns.  Thank you for your patience.


Ithaca College's Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) is hosting a T-shirt design contest for the annual Cortaca Jug football game. Any current Ithaca College student is eligible to enter the contest. 

The winning designer will receive $400 in gift cards from the merchant(s) of his/her choice; options include the IC bookstore, Amazon, Wegmans, and various local restaurants!


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Sunday at 5PM there will be a special Peace Vespers put on by Holy Cross Parish that was organized by several Churches around Tompkins County. Holy Cross Parish is in Freeville, just north of Ithaca at 375 George Rd. Freevile, NY.  

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The Roy H. Park School of Communications will participate in National News Engagement Day on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. National News Engagement Day is an initiative of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The entire campus community is invited to these events:

Matt Mulcahy ‘87, Television News Anchor/Managing Editor/Reporter at WSTM 
Topic: What you need to break into the broadcast news business
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Emerson Suite A

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HomerAdmin and HomerConnect will be unavailable for approximately 8 hours on Sunday, October 18th from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM due to system upgrades.

Information Technology Services (ITS) Helpdesk
104 Job Hall

Provost Benjamin (Ben) Rifkin will be hosting another "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost" on Thursday, October 8, 2015 (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) in the Buttermilk Falls meeting room, Campus Center

This month’s Brown Bag will have a theme, Diversity and Inclusion at Ithaca College.  The monthly Brown Bag lunches without themes will resume in November.

There are six (6) slots available for this luncheon and they will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please e-mail to secure a seat; a confirmation e-mail will be sent to confirm your seat.  As a reminder, once you have had a seat at a brown bag, please refrain from asking for a seat for the rest of the academic year.

Please bring your lunch; beverage and cookies will be provided.

Listening to the Best of What’s Next has never been easier!


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 Submitted on behalf of Keith "Mac" McIntosh, AVP for Information Technology Services

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International Volunteer Student is a program for students to be able to volunteer and travel around the world. An ISV Campus Club is a student-led, permanent, legal presence that acts as a vehicle for supporting sustainable volunteer initiatives on a local/global scale. ISV's mission is to support sustainable development initiatives around the world through life-changing student volunteer and responsible adventure travel programs designed to positively change our world and to educate, inspire and result in more active global citizens. In ISV we are going to be providing student with information about ISV's trip while showing them some videos of past trips and have members talk about past trips. We can also help fundraise for anyone who wants to travel with ISV.

For more information please contact Marissa Smith at



The Ithaca College Library and Handwerker Gallery will hold their third annual Banned Book Read Out on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 from 12:15 to 1:15 pm in the Gannett Center’s Handwerker Gallery.

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Apple has released their latest operating system, OS X El Capitan (version 10.11). This is a free upgrade for most Apple computers and is available for download from the app store.

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FOOD FRENZY! Thursday, October 1st from 11:30am to 2:00pm in  Emerson Suites 



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Dear IC Community:

As a follow-up to recent conversations with the deans, President’s Council, and Administrative Assembly, we are announcing that the college is moving to a strategic marketing communications model that focuses on three key areas: enrollment, advancement, and top college priorities as defined by the president, deans, and VPs in collaboration with faculty and staff across campus. As such, the Office of Marketing Communications will become the Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications, effective October 1.

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Notice of Availability - Ithaca College 2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

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Submitted on behalf Benjamin Rifkin, Provost & VPEA

Please join me on Thursday, October 1 for the first Faculty Colloquium of the academic year and the first Faculty Scholarship, Research, and Creative Inquiry Fair. 

Gwen Seaquist, J.D., Professor and Coordinator of Legal Studies, School of Business, will be presenting “Independent Contractor or Employee: Financial and Legal Implications,” which is co-authored by Alka Bramhandkar, Professor, Department of Finance and International Business, and Marlene Barken, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Studies. 

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

It is my pleasure to invite faculty applications for the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester of the London Sabbatical Program. Applicants should be eligible for an approved and funded sabbatical from their school covering faculty salary either for the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester. The selected faculty members are expected to teach one course complementary to the London Center curriculum, interact with London Center instructors and students, and attend London Center faculty meetings

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October is LGBT History Month

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 09/29/2015 

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October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month.  Each day throughout the month a video highlighting a different historical figure will be available for viewing in a special section of the LGBT Center Website: LGBT History Month Featured Videos

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 Were you someone who sang in high school or college?  Do you find yourself singing spontaneously throughout the day?  Do you want an easy way to relax and to sharpen your mind, maybe put a spring in your step?  Like meeting new folks in all walks of life around campus? If you are a faculty or staff member who answered YES to at least one of these, IC voICes, our faculty/staff choir needs you! Best news of all? Rehearsals start at 4 PM Tuesday, September 29th! No auditions necessary!

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