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Ithaca College will be conducting our second Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise for all staff, faculty and students on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to vaccinate against the seasonal flu. This event will be held in the lower level of the campus Fitness Center.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, September 30th.

67 million people have high blood pressure in America

What we already knew:

·Risk of CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease) doubles for each incremental increase in SBP of 20 mmHg or DBP of 10 mmHg.

·Aerobic exercise training leads to reduction in resting BP of 5-7 mmHg in those with hypertension.

New studies show:

·Using salt substitutes can decrease blood pressure

·80% of sodium Americans intake comes from packaged, processed and restaurant foods.

·Home cooking is a great way to control your sodium intake

·Exercise can slow down the inevitable increase in blood pressure as you age.

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



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Join us for webinar with leading diversity expert, Maura Cullen, as she provides insight and suggestions for assessing and improving your campus climate. In a year that has seen tremendous upheaval, on campuses and in communities at large, it’s critical to consider the role and responsibility you have in creating a safe and secure campus environment for your students and staff. This is part of a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. This is an hour-long webinar followed by a 30 minute discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Microaggressions: A Campus Climate Conversation with Maura Cullen
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern
(Time includes optional 30 minute discussion period)
Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room

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The School of Business is very excited to announce the re-naming of the Ithaca Real Time Fund to the South Hill Fund! The announcement was made by Finance and International Business Chair, Dr. Abraham Mulugetta, at the 20th Anniversary of the Trading Room this past Saturday.

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“If we could design an immersive learning community from scratch, one created specifically to provide the richest possible educational experience to our students, what would that look like?”

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

Ithaca College Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the Fall 2015 College Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. Convened by the Office of International Programs, the Office of Faculty Excellence, and the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement, the Symposium will take place on Monday, 28 September 2015 from 3pm to 6pm in the Clark Lounge. (Faculty who have teaching obligations may arrive late.)

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Eight individuals and two teams will be enshrined into the Ithaca College Athletics Hall of Fame during the 46th annual induction ceremony Friday night inside the Athletics and Events Center. Kevin Connors '97 returns to South Hill to emcee the event.

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Racism is not a thing of the past. Discrimination is still a fact of life for many people of color and immigrants, especially in housing, employment and education. One way of taking the first steps in creating a community where everyone feels safe, valued and respected is by engaging in dialogue about race and racism. The Talking Circles on Race and Racism are designed to serve as a discussion tool to increase community communication about race and racism and help individuals increase their comfort level in addressing issues of racism in their own lives.

Ithaca College students are invited to participate to come together in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a sustained, confidential, frank dialogue around issues of race and racism. The Diversity Awareness Committee will initiate a Student Talking Circle facilitated by professionals from the Multicultural Resource Center. The Talking Circle will be made up of 16 racially and ethnically diverse people who will meet once a week for five consecutive sessions to self-reflect, share experiences, and learn from others’ perspectives and attitudes.

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 Save money by applying for a FREE prep class!

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



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Big Pink Volleyball!

Contributed by Sean Reilley on 09/24/2015 

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The Office of Recreational Sports is hosting a one-day volleyball tournament, with one big twist: a 4-ft diameter ball! This is an event you will not want to miss out on. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are raising funds to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Teams can be between 4-10 people, with a required team contribution of $30. Any additional contributions are welcome.

Date: 10/3/15

Time: 12:00 PM 

The day will include music, food, prizes, and of course some fun volleyball! So grab some friends and make a team! All students, faculty, and staff are welcome, with the option to participate in the competitive or the recreational division.


Registrations forms are available at the Fitness Center front desk or online.

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Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, longtime associate dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, will be leaving to serve as associate provost at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She starts in her new position on October 19.

Mansfield-Richardson joined the Park School in 1999 after holding teaching and administrative positions at Penn State, Ohio University, and American University. She previously worked for 12 years as a reporter, editor, and columnist with the Washington Post. As associate dean, her responsibilities included assessment and retention, curriculum approvals, course scheduling, graduate student advising and policies, scholarships/grants, and working with parents.

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Today: Park Tank Event

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 09/24/2015 

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Join Park School's Associate Dean Bryan Roberts as he hosts Park Tank -- a live event on Friday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium. Cheer on your fellow students as they pitch new media concepts for a chance to win a share of $1000. Park Tank features an alumni judging panel, live audience voting ... and a few sharks.

Judges Include:

  • Alec Mitchell '12 - Incubator Coordinator, REV: Ithaca StartUp Works
  • Laurie Greenberg '80 - Media Marketing Entrepreneur and former VP, Multimedia Sales ESPN
  • Erin Joyce '16 M.S. - Director, Multi-Platform Content, Showtime
  • Jason Muenzen '02 - Director of the Investment Program and Finance Instructor, School of Business
  • Barry Mendelson '65 - President and CEO, Mendelson Entertainment Group llc

As Ithaca College welcomes alumni and their families to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2015, various parking lots will be closed and reserved for Alumni Weekend events.  These closures will begin on Friday, September 25.  Please be aware of the lot closures that will be occurring, as described below. Please also note that individuals seeking handicapped parking in any closed lot can continue to access that parking at any time by speaking with the attendant of the closed lot.

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update on Dean of H&S search

Contributed by Diane Gayeski on 09/24/2015 

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Based on a campus pre-search study conducted by our consultant, Julie Tea of AGB Search, and feedback from the search committee,  the finalized prospectus is now available on the College’s Web site and on AGB Search’s site

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The Parnassus system will be unavailable for all users for up to 11 hours on Sunday, September 27th, from 12:01 AM (approximately midnight on Saturday) to 11:00 AM Sunday morning due to system upgrades.

Information Technology Services (ITS) Helpdesk
104 Job Hall


Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost for Provost Rifkin

Dear Faculty and Staff:

On behalf of Provost Rifkin, I am pleased to invite you to a presentation by Ms. Ulrike Leibrecht, Managing Director of CEPA Europe, an organization offering customized educational programs abroad in support of faculty-led short-term programs. Ms. Leibrecht will speak on the advantages of a partnership with CEPA and on the development of academically focused faculty-led program opportunities in Europe, Asia, and Brazil. Staff who are considering the development of non-credit short-term travel programs for students are also encouraged to attend.

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Yom Kippur Services

Contributed by Kayla Reisman on 09/23/2015 

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 Join Hillel for Yom Kippur Services!

Yom Kippur

  • Tuesday, September 22nd: Evening service 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 23rd: Morning service 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 23rd: Meditative Walk and Contemplative Practice in Nature 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 23rd: Afternoon/Evening Service 6:30pm 
  • Break Fast to follow 7:45 pm

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Ithaca Dining Services would like to thank everyone who has donated to our donation drive! We partnered with local DJ, Chris Allinger, for his final Walkin' the Country tour for the BackPack Program. On Friday, we were able to present Chris with a total of $4,062.65! This total alone can provide 1,354 BackPacks for children of Tompkins County who are in need. 

Stay tuned as we gear up for Food Frenzy!, our annual food vendor showcase, on October 1st. This will close drive...let's end it with a bang!

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