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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.

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As the new academic year begins, please remember to review your office/school/department listing in the online directory ( to be sure you have the most up-to-date information listed. If changes are required, please send them to Tina Thurston.

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 We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  


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Do you have an idea for an online business, a hot show, or exciting film concept?

The Park School will host a live event on Friday, September 25 featuring an alumni judging panel and live audience voting. Students will have 3-4 minutes to pitch their idea for a chance to win a share of $1000.

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $100
Audience Favorite: $100

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ALANA Community Retreat

Contributed by RahK Lash on 09/14/2015 

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82 Students from the Ithaca College ALANA community loaded buses early Saturday morning, September 12, to attend the 5th Annual ALANA Retreat hosted by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA). 

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Most systems that authenticate with the Netpass username and password will be unavailable on Thursday, September 17th for approximately 45 minutes from 6:00-6:45 AM:

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The Ithaca College Center for Health Promotion has sponsored the administration of the IC Student Health Survey biannually since 2003. We use the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) web-based survey instrument hosted by the American College Health Association. The NCHA is a nationally recognized tool for assessing and tracking the health behaviors and attitudes of college students. 

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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.

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 In light of recent concerns over racial bias and profiling on campus, The Ithacan and the African-Latino Society are hosting an open discussion to encourage students to tell their stories. You are invited!

7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept 15, Textor 101

The Ithaca College women's golf team won its 6th straight Empire 8 title as sophomore Indiana Jones was named Player of the Year.


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Join us for an engaging and informative webinar with national transgender business expert Vanessa Sheridan. Vanessa has been writing, speaking, and providing corporate consulting/training services on transgender issues since 1991, helping organizations to become transgender inclusive and gender authentic.  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.

Transgender Issues in the Workplace: What you need to know

Thursday, September 17, 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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Please join us for this one-hour community learning webinar which focuses on techniques to effectively create and articulate a business case for diversity in higher education followed by a 30 minute discussion. Learn best practices for developing a business case for campus diversity, specifically, how to create a template for analyzing, incorporating, and assessing the business benefits of diversity to an educational institution.  This is part of a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. Refreshments will be provided.

Making a Business Case for Campus Diversity

Tuesday, September 15, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern
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Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room

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(Contributed on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities) 

Please join me in providing our Facilities Services team with a big “thank you” as we celebrate Facilities Services Appreciation Week (September 14th - 18th). 

Facilities Services Appreciation Week is traditionally celebrated each year during the second full week of September. Recognized worldwide as Housekeeper Appreciation Week since 1981, the week honors the efforts and dedicated service of professionals who maintain a clean, safe and healthy environment for their colleagues and the public. Here at Ithaca College, we celebrate Facilities Services Appreciation Week as it enables us to recognize the employees who dedicate their efforts to make our work spaces comfortable and safe. Accordingly, please join me in thanking our Facilities Services staff members for all they do! 

Dr. Timothy Carey
Associate Vice President, IC Facilities



Are you getting a laptop replaced as part of Technology Renewal for Fall 2015? If so, you have a great opportunity to bring your laptop to ITS for early replacement! Since our first Technology Renewal Laptop Fair in January 2015 was so successful, we are holding this event again for Fall 2015.

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The Master's swim group will begin on Monday, Sept. 14 with practices at the A and E pool every MWF 6-7:30 a.m.  Anyone 19+ interested in competitive swimming is welcome.  We hope to offer multiple practices for different levels. For more information email or

Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger (Doc) Richardson:

The Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) has recently been established to serve as a permanent standing council with responsibility for assessing, monitoring, and initiating recommendations to improve and enhance diversity and inclusion programs and policies and practices implemented at Ithaca College.   The Council reports to the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, Dr. Roger (Doc) Richardson.

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Effective at the end of last semester, the Center for Print Production discontinued the practice of driving around campus to pick up hard copy print requests. Instead, WebCRD is now used for all print submissions. Since that time some concerns have been raised about poor image quality on scanned to email documents by the campus.

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On Saturday, September 12, all vehicles are to be moved out of Lower J-Lot (Towers Lot) by the start of the day and relocated to other campus parking locations.  The Lower J-Lot will be serving as an event location on that date and needs to be fully cleared of vehicles for the event, and access will be blocked for a portion of the day.  Parking in Upper J-Lot will continue to be available to be used as usual, as will all other campus parking locations.  

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Submitted on behalf of Benjamin (Ben) Rifkin, Provost/VPEA

Although it may seem that Ithaca College just completed its periodic review for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education a couple of years ago, it is time to begin preparations for our ten-year re-accreditation visit, which will happen in Spring 2018.  Our self-study report will be due in Fall 2017.  I am pleased to announce that Luke Keller, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Bonnie Prunty, Director of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs, have generously agreed to serve as co-chairs of the Middle States Self-Study Project.  In addition, we will have seven committees, each working on one of the seven standards every college must meet to be (re)accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  Each of these seven committees is co-chaired by a faculty member and a staff member, as follows:

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