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With a winter storm forecast to impact the region over the next several days, we want to take this opportunity to remind the campus community of our closing policies and procedures. As per the Ithaca College Policy Manual, weather conditions, no matter how extreme, normally will not close the college when classes are in session. Individual classes or specific activities may be delayed or canceled without an official closing.

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The traffic light at the intersection of Alumni Circle and Route 96B has defaulted to a flashing yellow light due to a system malfunction. The Office of Facilities has been working with outside contractors to diagnose the problem and identify the corrective action as quickly as possible.

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 This Thursday December 11, the Catholic Community will be hosting a special Journey Into Christmas Mass at Muller Chapel. Come celebrate Christmas early with your Ithaca College family. 

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Textbook Buyback and Rental Return at the Campus Store begins Thursday the 11th.

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We know the last week of classes can be a stressful time and we want to encourage you to stay healthy! Regular exercise and good nutrition will help you beat the stress and stay energized.

Post a picture to Instagram of you making healthy choices during the week of 12/8-12/12 with the hashtag #ICStressfree and be entered to win awesome prizes like a 60 minute massage, a day pass to Rasa Spa, a week membership to Island Health and Fitness and many others! Examples of activities include exercising, taking a yoga class, eating a vegetable based meal, getting eight hours of sleep and other things that keep you healthy.

This contest is open to Ithaca College students, faculty and staff. The deadline to enter is 12/12 at 9am. So, post your healthy photo now at #ICStressfree!

Questions? Please contact Hannah Goodman at or Liz Adams at



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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, December 10th.

 Important reasons not to miss the next screening:

1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)

2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases

3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease

4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive   (above ideal )

5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.

6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure

7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects

8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure

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 Ithaca College Circle K will be hosting a fundraiser with One World Market, formerly 10,000 Villages, Monday - Wednesday, December 8 - 10, in North Foyer.

One World Market will bring a variety of clothing, jewelry, and chocolate made under FAIR TRADE working conditions for the IC community to purchase. Come check it out, and make a difference with your purchase! Cash and credit will be accepted.

Submitted on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Here at Ithaca College we have embarked on a number of major projects and initiatives that seek to improve upon all aspects of the college's operations. The Division of Finance and Administration factors heavily in these changes. In an effort to ensure that the campus remains informed about the changes, we have created web sites, sent INTERCOM announcements, and also produced In The Loop summaries. Today we are sharing an inaugural annual report that captures all the major accomplishments the division had during the academic year 2013-2014 that highlights the much needed team work required from many campus constituents. We will continue to find creative ways of keeping the campus informed of the work that is taking place in the division, to ensure that everyone remains engaged in the critical work that is ahead, and more importantly how everyone can become more involved in accomplishing the college's shared initiatives.

This past Thursday, hundreds of Ithaca College students made a passionate and powerful statement in response to recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York. By filling the Campus Center and then the atrium of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, they made their sentiments known with their voices and their bodies.

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 The Catholic Community will be hosting a special Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on Monday December 8 at 5:15PM. Come and celebrate the Patronal Feast Day of the United States with us!

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Early Arrival Requests for those students who did not live on campus during the Fall semester but are required to check in to their Spring housing assignment prior to the published Spring semester check-in date must receive written approval from the Office of Residential Life to arrive early. Students without written authorization found in a residence hall or who make an attempt to check-in early are subject to a $100.00 unauthorized presence fee. The earliest date you can request is the Wednesday prior to the published residence hall opening date for the Spring semester.

Students who had an on-campus Fall assignment and would like to return to campus prior to the official Spring semester opening can return to their Fall assignment as early as January 4th, 2015 as part of our Break Housing options. They do not need to submit an Early Arrival Request form.

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 (An excerpt from a message sent from our leader, Samarra Mbenga, to current At Work members and those subscribed to our listserv)

“Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 9th for our new exciting launch. Every year Weight Watchers gives us more tools to continue to keep us invigorated and inspired. They have done it again. You don't want to miss this launch! If you've been away, you want to return! No better time to get restarted or reinvigorated than during the holidays.”


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We will be holding our annual Customer Appreciation Sale on December 9th and 10th.

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Employee Permits 2015

Contributed by Malorie Kerry on 12/05/2014 

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Employee permits for 2015 will be available to order online beginning Monday, December 8, 2014.

Current Employee Parking Permits will expire on January 15, 2015. You may order your new parking permit online at

When registering online, please identify your preferred delivery method.  Permits can be delivered via campus mail, picked up at our office or mailed to your home address.

Please contact us if you have any questions.




Parking Services

Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

Center for Public Safety and General Services

Farm Pond Road

Ithaca New York 14850


The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, December 10th.

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Leadership Weekend applications are now being accepted. All First-Year Students are welcome to apply! 

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The Caring and Sharing Committee's Holiday Drive is in full swing and there is a tag waiting for you on the giving tree!

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 The Center for Print Production will be open extended hours from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM the weeks of December 8-12 and 15-19 to help with your end of semester needs.

As announced in a previous intercom article, access to the ACE webpage, which acts as a portal to Parnassus, Argus, Homer, IC Workflow, and Advance, was being blocked by the most up to date versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. People attempting to access this page from Chrome or Firefox would encounter an error and be unable to resolve the ACE page.

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The days are longer, the flakes are flying, and you have started to sing along with your favorite seasonal music as the holiday spirit bubbles all around you!  What a perfect time to join us for one of our community's favorite traditions...the annual Holiday Concert featuring IC voICes, the Seneca Singers, and the Ithaca Concert Band!

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