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In recent weeks, members of the Ithaca College community have expressed concern about the safety and security of our undocumented students, and have asked the college to commit to protecting them. We would like to affirm our commitment to this important principle, and to outline the protections and policies that have long been in place at the college.

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community:

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, are writing to express our support for our part-time and contingent colleagues in Modern Languages and Literatures and across campus in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. If, as stated among the IC guiding principles, “we commit to the responsible and sustainable management of natural, human, and financial resources,” we need to ensure that such responsible management of resources includes fair and equitable compensation for all instructors.

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The online submission process for faculty sponsors/students to submit student presentations for the 20th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on March 2, 2017. 

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the MLK Campus Wide Celebration events the past two days, including the School of Music concert, Tuesday’s educational sessions, and the Tuesday afternoon keynote speaker!

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Submitted on behalf of the Sustainability Coordinator Search Committee

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Want to study abroad or study away? Not sure how it all works? Don't know what your options are?  We can help you figure it out.  Come to one of our upcoming info sessions and get the information you need to make it happen!

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As we start the spring 2017 semester I wanted to provide you with some updates from Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS).

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From Senior Vice President Nancy Pringle, Provost Linda Petrosino, and Professor Gwen Seaquist, representatives of the Ithaca College bargaining committee.

We wanted to provide members of the Ithaca College community with a brief update on the status of contract negotiations between the college and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) representing part-time, per-course faculty.

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Open letter to the Ithaca College Community

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Sociology, are writing in support of our part-time and contingent co-workers in their present union negotiations with our college. We view these negotiations as necessary steps toward improved wages and a more welcoming working climate. Above all else we see this as an issue of equity. It is in everyone's interest that the wide disparity between their wages and ours change. 

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community:

 We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Writing, are writing to voice our support for our part-time and contingent colleagues in Writing and across campus in their collective union efforts to forge a mutually beneficial contract with Ithaca College. If we are to realize fully IC’s vision of a “student-centered learning community,” we must ensure that all instructors are compensated equitably, for there is no question that teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions.

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The Fitness Center's spring group exercise schedule is now available on our website.  Classes will begin on Monday1/30/17 and are free for all students, faculty, and staff unless otherwise noted.  With the exception of Inner Strength and faculty/staff only classes, sign-ups are available at the Fitness Center front desk 30 minutes before the scheduled start time for each class.  Please e-mail fitnesscenter@ithaca.edu with any questions.

Enjoy!

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With a winter storm forecast to impact the region over the next 24 hours, we wanted to let the campus community know that college officials are closely monitoring the situation and will be consulting with local law enforcement agencies and other local employers, as needed.

As noted in the Ithaca College Policy Manual, weather conditions, no matter how extreme, normally will not close the college when classes are in session. Any announcement of a change in the college’s operating status will be made via the Emergency Notification System (ENS), posted on the college’s website and on the Emergency Hotline (274-1495), and distributed to local media outlets.

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Faculty and staff, you are invited to join your colleagues and join the conversation at the next Dollars and $ense meeting, which is scheduled on Tuesday, January 24, at 9:00 a.m., in Emerson Suite A

This month we will get an update from our colleagues in Enrollment Management. Also presenting will be Sally Dietz, director of the budget office.  She will close the meeting by providing an overview of what falls under the professional services and general institution budget natural classifications.

We hope you will join us.

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The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is excited to announce the opening of its Campus Center Satellite Office on Monday, January 23.  This office will serve as an important hub for community engagement, guest services, and safety and security support for our campus members.  The entire Ithaca College community is invited to participate in our Grand Opening festivities on Monday!

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Black History Month

Contributed by RahK Lash on 01/23/2017 

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 Ithaca College is proud to honor the history of Black, African American, and Pan-African people. Through a collection of culturally rich programs and educational events sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, we aim to highlight heroes and empower our campus community to reflect on the past while creating dialogue and action for the present day and future.

 

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#ICMLK

Contributed by RahK Lash on 01/23/2017 

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 http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/osema/mlkcelebration/ 

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The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

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MLK Week 2017 Begins!

Contributed by Martin Petrella on 01/22/2017 

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Today marks the first day of our MLK Celebration Week 2017! Please join us as we celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. King this year's theme, "The Ultimate Weakness of Violence."

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A message from the new director of the Honors Program, Alicia Swords:

The Honors Program lounge, computer lab and offices have moved to a new space on the garden level of Peggy Ryan Williams Center. 

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Roberta Peters Fields, Parent '79, world-famous opera singer and an Ithaca College honorary trustee, died on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. She was 86 years old.

Known professionally as Roberta Peters, she worked in multiple mediums: opera, concert, television, musical comedy and as a recording artist. During her long career she was especially noted for coloratura roles — those requiring high, light agile singing in virtuosic arias. She developed an early love for singing, and at the age of 19, she made her star debut at the Metropolitan Opera, which opened the door to a lengthy and successful career.

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