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Submitted on behalf of President Thomas Rochon:

To all IC campus community members: 

Over the past year, increased and necessary attention has been given nationwide to long-standing patterns of unfair treatment based on race and privilege.  The Ithaca College campus is not immune to these patterns. We must continue to have important conversations about how we treat each other so that we more closely reflect the community we want to be. This is an issue that Ithaca College can’t and won’t ignore.

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Latino Heritage Month

Contributed by RahK Lash on 09/04/2015 

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 Start the year off by celebrating Latin culture!

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The Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources invite you to participate in a 2-hour session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of a search chair.   

Topics for this training session address important components of an inclusive search and selection process: beginning with building diverse pools, navigating the hiring system, assembling your search committee, inclusivity in the selection process, crafting interview questions, the on-campus visit through onboarding for success.

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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) would like to announce that we have made some changes to the format of our monthly meetings. The DAC monthly meetings will now be open for all community members and will be an opportunity to learn, discuss and share perspectives on a wide variety of diversity and inclusion topics.

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Join your colleagues next Thursday morning and learn about IC Marketplace, the College’s new e-procurement tool.  That’s just one of the updates planned for the September Dollars and $ense meeting. 

Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the discussion, which begins at 9 am on Thursday, September 10 in Klingenstein Lounge.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Based on campus community feedback regarding the size and weight of the standard Dell laptop offered by ITS, we are moving to the Dell Latitude E7250 as the standard model. The E7250 is smaller and almost 2 pounds lighter, and should meet the needs of the majority of faculty and staff. Effective immediately, the Dell Latitude model E7250 will become the standard Windows laptop offered through the Technology Renewal Program, and for new purchases through the ITS Catalog in iProcurement.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders 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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Free Rock Climbing!

Contributed by Sean Reilley on 09/03/2015 

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The IC Climbing Wall is now officially free for all members of the Ithaca College Community. Climbing gear is provided, and open wall hours are available online at


Follow the IC Fitness Center on Facebook, Twitter (@ICFitnessCenter), and Instagram (@ICFitnessCenter) for updates on climbing wall events and belay certification classes.


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The most recent version of Chrome, version 45, is not working with Parnassus at this time. This is likely due to security changes implemented in the latest version of Chrome.

Currently, Parnassus is only accessible through Internet Explorer on Windows, or Safari on Macs. This applies to both "self-service" and "core apps" functions of Parnassus.

ITS is investigating solutions to allow Parnassus to be accessed from other browsers.

Information Technology Services (ITS) Helpdesk
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Beginning the first week of September, Outlook Web App will offer some new features such as:

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Every Sunday there will be Mass at Muller Chapel at 1PM and 8PM put on by the Catholic Community. All are welcome to come celebrate with us!

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BOGO ALERT! Visit SubConnection between Noon and 1PM today! 

Follow us @ICDining on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and present the posted offer straight from your phone to take advantage of today's deal!

Contributed on behalf of:
Wade Pickren, PhD, Director, Sponsored Research
Warren Calderone, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Sponsored Research will be presenting the following workshops and events:

Thursday, September 24
IRB 101 – noon – 1:00 pm
Center for Faculty Excellence – Gannett 316
Limited to first 20 registrants

Facilitated by Melinda Cozzolino, Chair of IRB and Associate Professor and Chair Graduate
Program, Occupational Therapy and MaryAnn Taylor, Coordinator, Sponsored Research.

After a brief introduction to IRB and the website, the focus will be on the practical steps of obtaining Ithaca College IRB approval, including:

  • Knowing whether or not you need to get IRB approval.
  • Knowing when you need to start the IRB process and how to go about it.
  • Protecting participants from coercion.

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We have encountered PDF documents that print incorrectly with fonts and sizes that are substituted or resized from the original document. This occurs when a PDF is attached after logging in to WebCRD. In these cases, the fonts are not embedded in the PDF document that has been attached but the preview will look fine. The best way to ensure that your documents print correctly is to only submit using the SurePDF driver.

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Want to make a difference in a child’s life through Team #EndingHunger? From September 1st through October 1st, donations can be made at any of Ithaca College’s ten retail dining locations.

All funds raised will go to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Backpack Program in Tompkins County. A $3.00 donation will fill a backpack with food for a child in need, but any amount is accepted. 

Will you help us end hunger today?


 Donate at:  

Dillingham Café

IC Square Food Court

Sub Connection

Sandella’s Café

Grand Central Café

Café @ the Park School

CHS Coffee Cart

Café @ the Business School

Library Café

Circles Market

Are you concerned about a student?  Introducing the ICare Team and ICare Report for Students in Distress.

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

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Mr. Robert Cree will be resigning his position as Associate Vice President for Finance and Supply Management to become the Chief Financial Officer at Wells College in Aurora, New York. Robert’s last day at Ithaca College will be September 18.

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Please read about an insurance program that is offered to Ithaca College students and employees. This annual insurance policy covers personal property worldwide. The College does not benefit in any way from this program. However, it is an attractive option, including a low insurance deductible, if you are seeking coverage for your personal belongings, such as computer, mobile devices, items at home, etc. For more detail, please view


Due to the Labor Day Holiday, timecards for the pay period August 24th - September 6th must be submitted and approved no later than 10:00 AM on Tuesday September 8th in order to be paid on Friday, September 11th.

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IC Marketplace is here!

Contributed by Dean Casterline on 09/01/2015 

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From the Office of the Director of Procurement:

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