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 Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), a unit of Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS), is excited to announce that Matthew Herbert joins the TLT team as a Distributed Learning Technologist.

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Contributed on behalf of Nancy Pringle and Brian K. Dickens

Happy New Year everyone! We are excited to share that we are only $7,000 away from our annual United Way goal of $31,000! Thank you to all those who have contributed. The amount of $7000 has significant value to our community. 

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Submitted on behalf of Alison Shields and Brandy Bessette-Symons, Co-chairs of the Institutional Review Board. 

The purpose of the IRB at Ithaca College is to ensure that any research involving human subjects that is conducted by the administrators, faculty, staff, or students conforms to the College’s Mission, Professional Codes of Conduct, and Federal Guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Research is defined as any systematic, empirical investigation, including research development, testing, and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. All proposed research is reviewed by the IRB to ensure that risks to human subjects are minimal and that human subjects are treated in a manner that conforms to the ethical guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services and the ethics codes of professional organizations.

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The offices of Admission, Analytics and Institutional Research, Enrollment Management and Student Financial Services will be closed on Wednesday, January, 18th for a divisional retreat. The Office of Career Services will remain open with limited services (counselors will not be available).

The club Ithaca College Unites For HER has participated in fundraising efforts to provide a grant to any student, faculty or immediate family member of theirs affected by breast cancer. This grant is to help pay for integrative, complementary therapies to help those who are going through or have gone through breast cancer treatment. These therapies include acupuncture, yoga classes, massage therapy, and nutrition counseling among others. To learn more about this club, the grant, and to apply either for yourself or on behalf of an immediate family member, please visit our website To learn more about the organization in general please visit 


Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students interested in the Dana Student Internship Program are invited to submit applications for the Summer 2017 OR 2017-2018 Academic Year.

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This is a reminder to the campus community that the All College Meeting will be held in Emerson Suites on Thursday, January 19 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM.

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Don't miss this opportunity to learn from ENVS naturalist, tracker and department chair Jason Hamilton and fulfill your ICC requirements. This is a “Maymester” course being held in June 2017. ENVS 14200: The Art and Science of Tracking will fulfill the following requirements: ICC Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation and Mind, Body, Spirit themes and Natural Sciences perspective designation.

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Come join the fun!  Babies and toddlers ages newborn to 36 months are needed for lab sessions in the physical therapy (PT) course ‘Motor Development Through the Lifespan’. 

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On December 25, 2016 Ithaca College received official notice that it was awarded the National Weather Service’s StormReady University Certification. The StormReady program recognizes organizations which are prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.

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Terri Stewart, who has served since 2009 as director of the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, has accepted an offer to become director of the Office of Campus Safety at Nazareth College in Rochester. Succeeding Stewart will be Bill Kerry, who had left IC last summer to become associate director of the Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) Campus Police.

Stewart’s last day at Ithaca College will be January 23; Kerry will assume his new role on February 13.

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The new wireless networks, IthacaCollege and IthacaCollege-Guest, have been operating reliably since late November, so DIIS will be turning off the old networks (ICAirnet and ICAirnet-Secure) as of today (Wednesday, January 11th) at 8:00 AM.

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This is a reminder to the campus community that the All College Meeting will be held in Emerson Suites on Thursday, January 19 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM.

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Save the date!

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Submitted on behalf of the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability

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First class postage will increase 2 cents to $.49 on January 22.  A few departments order rolls to use on outgoing mail.  Departments must email Pete Schlough or call Pete at 4-3332 to order stamps before the rate increase by end of day Thursday 1/12/17.  Stamps need to be paid for by Friday January 20 to receive the current pricing.  Mail Services will contact your department when the order is available.  The Phillips Hall Post Office currently has 4 rolls of 100 stamps on hand and numerous books and sheets.

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DIIS is continuing our work to upgrade the Internet connections for the campus.  While we continue that work, there will be no Internet connectivity during our maintenance window of midnight to 6am on Thursday, January 12th. 

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.

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During winter break, Sandella's Café is open 8:00-11:00 AM, Monday-Friday.

Have you tried the Cinnamon Dolce Latte at Starbucks? They pair nicely with our delicious stone oven-heated cinnamon rolls! Come down and sample today!

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Next up in our series of event spotlights for MLK Week 2017 are two events happening on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017; the MLK Scholars Civil Rights Tour Presentation and the MLK film and discussion.

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The sophomore class council is looking for a new adviser! SCC plans events for the sophomore class, whether that be a de-stress event during finals or a movie night! Your role as adviser is to guide them into making the best decisions for the student organization. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Lynn Pierce.