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This event is free and open to all Faculty and Staff!  On June 7th, 14th and 21st, from 12:00 – 2:30 pm, please join Training for Change (TFC) Consultants, Laura Branca and Kirby Edmonds, to view and discuss the eye-opening and powerful three-part series (one hour episodes, one episode each day) PBS documentary, Race: The Power of An Illusion. Each episode will be followed by a discussion about the film and its relevance today.

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Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost", open to faculty and staff in Educational Affairs, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, during the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.).  It will be held in the Human Resources Mini Conference Room (garden level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center)

 

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 It is with great excitement that we announce the members of the 2016 Summer Orientation Leader staff:

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The Ithaca College School of Music announces the appointment of Christopher Hughes as associate professor and director of bands, effective for the fall of 2016. Hughes is currently the director of instrumental studies and associate professor of music at New Mexico State University. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree in instrumental conducting and literature from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Barbara Ganzel, PhD, will be joining the Gerontology Institute as Director on May 16, 2016.

Dr. Ganzel has been associated with the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and the Department of Human Development at Cornell University since 1996 in a variety of capacities, most recently as PI and Director of a neuroimaging research laboratory; advisor to both undergraduate and graduate research students; and instructor of courses in neuroscience and human development.  Her current research focus is trauma-informed end-of-life care, and she recently re-specialized with a MSW in order to develop and administer clinical interventions within hospice and palliative care populations.

Please join us in welcoming Barbara to the Gerontology Institute and the School of Humanities and Sciences.

 

We would like to invite you to our traditional celebration for the last Friday of classes – IC Kicks Back.  As always, this will be a fun and relaxing experience where you and your friends can create great memories.  Besides the free food and a concert presented by the Bureau of Concerts, you can expect a variety of entertaining activities courtesy of several IC student organizations.  IC Kicks Back will be held on Friday, May 6th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Quad.  There will also be an IC Community Brunch on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Terrace Dining Hall.  Look for advertisements about these events.  Don’t miss out on these fabulous traditions!

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Engaging in dialogue regarding diversity and inclusion can be challenging when you are unfamiliar with key concepts and language. Doing the work to create a foundation of knowledge needed to cultivate understanding, accountability and a charge to action is crucial. But often, it is difficult to know where to begin.

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Discusses the responsibilities of supervisors and suggests strategies for resolving and preventing sexual harassment and discrimination complaints.

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Effective communication helps us better understand people and situations, enables us to resolve differences, helps build trust and respect, and creates an environment where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish. As simple as communication seems, much of what we try to communicate—and others try to communicate to us—gets misunderstood, which can cause conflict and frustration in personal and professional relationships. By learning effective communication skills, you can better connect with your spouse, kids, friends, and coworkers.

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It’s inevitable. At some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult co-worker, customer or family member, the strategies are essentially identical. In this seminar you will learn strategies to defuse negativity and hostility and create a positive atmosphere of co-operation.

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contributed on behalf of Keith "Mac" McIntosh

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The final Vice President for Enrollment Management candidate will be on campus on Tuesday, April 26.  Members of the campus community are invited to attend an open session, which is scheduled at 12:15 pm in Textor 103.  Materials for the candidate can be found here.

Feedback for all four candidates will be collected via an online evaluation form.  Please provide your feedback no later than close of business on Wednesday, April 27. 

Thank you for your participation.

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 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.
  • Those who have proper protein intake are 40% less likely to develop high blood pressure
  • A combination of a high protein and high fiber intake can even lower the risk for hypertension
  • Consuming flaxseed daily may help reduce high blood pressure

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Late Departure Requests 2016

Contributed by Lia Munoz on 04/25/2016 

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Attention Students! Residents are required to vacate their rooms no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 14th , 2016 unless they receive written approval from the Office of Residential Life to remain.

For students that are required to remain on campus to fulfill student employment, academic, athletic or commencement-related responsibilities during Commencement Week (e.g., Commencement Concert, Senior Week Volunteer, post-season competition). Your Supervisor, Faculty, Staff, or Coach associated with that reason will have to submit your name on your behalf. They will need your email and ID number to submit the form.

To submit a request to stay for Commencement Week, visit this web page:

http://www.ithaca.edu/reslife/guide/opening_closings_breaks/late_departures/

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 Faculty, staff and student groups are invited to reserve a table at the upper deck of Terrace Dining Hall. Reserve your space at the table today!

 

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  FULBRIGHT IN SKANEATELES: PRIVATE & PUBLIC PLACES
featuring, Jack Hopper, Tompkins County Poet Laureate
http://ithacavoice.com/…/5-poems-tompkins-countys-new-poet…/ Skaneateles Library
49 E Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152
Saturday, April 30, 2016  

 

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As a reminder there will be a major runway resurfacing project that will require the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to close this coming summer from July 8 (starting approximately at 8:00 pm) to July 23 (ending at approximately 5:00 pm).

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The third Vice President for Enrollment Management candidate will be on campus on Monday, April 25.  Members of the campus community are invited to attend an open session, which is scheduled at noon in Textor 102.  Materials for the candidate can be found here.

Feedback for all candidates will be collected via an online evaluation form.  Please provide your feedback no later than close of business on Wednesday, April 27. 

Information about our remaining two candidates will be shared in Intercom a day ahead of each campus visit.  

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Please note that the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) and the Student Activities Center (SAC) will be closed on Monday, April 25 from 4:30-6:30pm due to the OSEMA Recognition Ceremony. SAC Tenants with a key will still be able to access their office spaces during that time.

Please Join us for a night of fun at Coltivare in Ithaca on Wednesday, April 27th from 5-7:30 to support Ithaca College's medical team in their efforts to bring much needed medical care to Malawi, Africa

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