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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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Posted on behalf of Dr. Yuko Mulugetta, Chief Analytics Officer 

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TCAT has announced that its Winter/Spring schedule is going into effect on Jan. 22. It includes changes that will affect some service to Ithaca College. Details are available here.

 Parking Services Announces a Major Customer Service Enhancement Upgrade to its Parking Management System.

 

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Sign-ups are now open for the 2017 MLK Day of Service!

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The time is here! MLK Week 2017 kicks off next week (January 23-28, 2017) as students return to campus and begin spring classes. Below is a reminder of our full schedule. This year, we will be examining the theme “The Ultimate Weakness of Violence” through a variety of engaging and informative events.

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Contributed by Lynn Hyde on 01/19/2017 

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

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2016 W2s available online

Contributed by Donna Veres on 01/19/2017 

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Current employees can now view their 2016 W2 online in Parnassus.  To access your W2, log into Parnassus, go to IC Employee (or IC Student Employee) Self Service and click on Employee W2.  If you need assistance with your Parnassus login information, please contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874, (607) 274-3133 or payroll@ithaca.edu.  Paper W2s were mailed to employees' permanent addresses on January 19. 

Submitted on behalf of the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability

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Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang joined Ithaca College last summer after having served as associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and on the faculty of the Department of Political Science, at the University of Richmond. Born in Taiwan, Wang focuses his scholarly research on Chinese and Taiwanese foreign policy and domestic politics, security, economic development, and Asian international relations.

How have you spent your first six months here?
The first semester [in a new position] is always challenging, because it is a time for discovery. I am taking a three-step approach. First, I try to observe how things are done. Second, I try to understand why they are done this way. Some seem to have very good reasons, and some don’t seem to have very good reasons, other than the fact that they have been done this way all along. I’m still in the first two stages, and maybe after this first year I will move to the third stage, which is, how can I improve the process?

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Service Desk extended support hours will resume on Sunday, January 22nd. The hours are as follows:

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Effective January 16th, 2017, the password expiration period for Netpass, Parnassus and HomerAdmin has been extended from 120 days (4 months) to 180 days (6 months). This means that these passwords will now only need to be changed twice per year instead of three times per year. Some additional notes:

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