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Union Election Information

Contributed by Molly Israel on 04/22/2015 

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Linda Petrosino

Dear Campus Community,

I encourage you to visit the college’s Union Choice website to view an important update on the union election entitled “Election Dates and the Importance of Voting.”

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The following is submitted on behalf of Wade Pickren, Ph.D., Sponsored Research Director:

Congratulations to the students who participated in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington on April 4/16 – 4/18, 2015.

As a program of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, promotes undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study through an annual conference for students. The first conference drew more than 400 participants from schools across the country. Now in existence for over twenty-five years, the conference regularly hosts more than 3,000 students and their faculty mentors to present their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts and performances. NCUR was held at Ithaca College in 2011.

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It is with great excitement that we announce the members of the 2015 Orientation Leader Staff:

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Let's make history together. Join us for the first ever Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival. This week-long event celebrates the beauty, diversity, and complexity of the Pan Asian experience. Wednesday's theme is FRESH OFF THE BOBA: A NEW GENERATION.

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The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Michael Taylor for the 2015-2016 academic year. Dr. Taylor received a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in the Social Science Program and B.A, M.A. from SUNY Buffalo in Native American Studies. He specializes in Native American Studies and Anthropology, and in 2013 published his book, Contesting Constructed Indian-ness: The Intersection of the Frontier, Masculinity, and Whiteness in Native American Mascot Representations  (Lexington Books).

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The most recent version of Firefox, version 37, is not working with Parnassus (on Mac or Windows). If you are seeing a “secure connection failed” error page when trying to log into Parnassus, you probably have version 37. Do not attempt to check the version, since checking the version will often initiate the update to the latest version, if one is available.

The only workaround at this time is to use a different Web browser such as Internet Explorer or Chrome on Windows, or Safari or Chrome on Mac.

ITS is actively working to investigate the issue.

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Provost Petrosino is pleased to announce the implementation of the next step in the structural merger of academic affairs with student affairs and campus life into the educational affairs model that began fall 2012.  

Effective May 1, 2015, two leaders within the student life arena will be named as Associate Provosts to align their current positions with the integrated educational affairs model.  The educational affairs model realizes that curricular and co-curricular learning come together to constitute the holistic educational experience for our students

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Let's make history together. Join us for the first ever Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival. This week-long event celebrates the beauty, diversity, and complexity of the Pan Asian experience. Monday's festivities will focus specifically on Asian Americans in Ithaca.

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The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County (DCTC) Presents
The Diversity Roundtable
“Beyond Diversity: Moving to an Inclusive Culture”
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8:15 a. m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ithaca College, Emerson Suites
Ithaca, New York

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Please refer to the Intercom announcement dated 4/7/2015 for all the information about the Rotaract organizational meeting. Come meet your campus staff advisor, your sponsoring Rotary Club advisor, and possibly a couple members of the Cornell Rotaract Club.

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Have you made your senior class gift? The deadline is May 1.

And we need your support.

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Web professionals and colleagues: This summer, Ithaca plays host to a regional conference of the HighEdWeb Association, a professional organization and community for those who work in web-related jobs at colleges and universities.

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The Campus Life Award is given each year to a select group of graduating seniors in order to recognize their outstanding contributions to the Ithaca College community through participation and involvement in campus life.  Over the years this award has become a coveted goal and valued honor.  In order to be nominated for this prestigious award, students must have been extensively involved in a number of areas of campus life and have demonstrated significant leadership abilities and accomplishments.

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Posted on behalf of President Rochon and Provost Petrosino

We are writing to the campus community to share important information involving our part-time and adjunct faculty. 

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Come join a Weight Watchers Leader and your co-workers at our Weight Watchers Open House. Learn how you can lose weight without sacrificing the foods you love and change your relationship with food.

Plus, when you join Weight Watchers during an Open House event, you can receive a Free Starter Kit full of tools to help you get started.

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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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With the end of the year wrapping up and several events occurring all across campus, Campus Center & Event Services would like to remind you that requests for catering, A/V and equipment delivery must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to your event.  If you have any questions about this, or where you may be able to get an alternative to the service needed, please call the office at (607) 274-3313 or send an e-mail to

All in the Ithaca College Community are invited to attend the 2015 Women and Fairy Tales Honors Mini Conference.

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Katharyn Howd Machan, Professor in the Writing Department, has been selected as the 2015 National Award Winner for City Works Journal in San Diego.

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Smiddy Hall is now ready to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and April 24th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking the community for feedback on any issues.

Once testing confirms successful network performance, the building will move from ‘testing’ to a ‘completed’ status. This expected completion will mark the eleventh building to enter the new updated wireless environment at Ithaca College.

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