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On Friday, August 12, the U-Lot (Campus Center) parking lot will be serving as reserved special event parking for part of the morning.  It will be closed to general parking from the start of the day and will re-open for general usage as of approximately 10 a.m.  Individuals needing to access handicapped parking within the lot can continue to enter the lot and use those spaces by speaking with the lot attendant. 

The Fitness Center will be operating with reduced hours from Monday 8/15 - Friday 8/19.  Our hours next week will be as follows:

Monday 8/15: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm

Tuesday 8/16: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm

Wednesday 8/17: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm

Thursday 8/18: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm

Friday 8/19: 11am - 2pm

We will begin our regular academic year hours on Saturday 8/20/16.

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(Submitted on behalf of Eric Nichols, Director of Facilities Services)

The Office of Facilities is pleased to announce the implementation of single sign-in to our Maintenance Direct Work Order System, as part of our continued dedication to improving our customer service.  Effective immediately, users will sign in with their Netpass user name and password to submit service requests.  We are confident that our customers will find this new process faster and easier. As always you can access Maintenance Direct from your personalized myHome page.



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Get ready to welcome our new students back during Move-In Day and Fall Welcome.

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Director of Financial Services Beth Reynolds has been appointed interim Controller at Ithaca College. She will fill that role while Janet Williams serves as interim Vice President for Finance and Administration.

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Brian Dickens started as Ithaca College’s new vice president for human resources in June. He comes to Ithaca with 25 years of experience as a university administrator and over a dozen years as a human resource development and management consultant. Most recently, Dickens served as associate vice president for human resources and payroll services at Texas Southern University in Houston.

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Many departments are currently making arrangements for staffing for Fall opening. Some offices will need to bring their student staff back early to support opening operations.  Please review our fall early arrival information online as you plan for Fall 2016.

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Do you love leadership? Do you have a really awesome presentation or idea you want to share? Is your department or student organization sponsoring a program in Block 1 that focuses on one of the three leadership areas (Leading Self, Others, or in a Diverse World)? 

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On October 8, 2016, the Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors will honor five individuals with the 2016 alumni awards. A description of each award is available at the Alumni website. Congratulations to these remarkable individuals!

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The Handwerker Gallery seeks faculty, staff, and student co-coordinators for the nationwide project, Official Unofficial Voting Stations: Voting for all who legally can’t, in collaboration with artist Aram Han Sifuentes and the Jane Addams Hull-House (Chicago). The gallery will serve as the Ithaca hub for this exciting project and seeks help in the creation of our own voting box and recruitment strategies.

Email Gallery Director Mara Baldwin with questions:


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Registration is currently open for the August offering of the R.A.D. self-defense course for women.  Spaces still remain for this class, which will be conducted in three 3-hour sessions on August 10, 11 and 12, and which is open to any employee who identifies as female.

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HomerAdmin and HomerConnect, along with the Homer database, will be down for approximately 30 minutes from 6:00-6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3rd due to system maintenance.

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While Ithaca College is not yet being directly affected by the severe drought in the Ithaca area, the college is taking proactive steps to reduce water usage, and asking members of the campus community to consider ways they can lessen individual water consumption.

The campus is served by the Bolton Point Water System, which—unlike the water source for some other local communities and institutions—is not currently facing low supply levels. Nevertheless, the college is interested in being a good steward of our natural resources, and we will update the campus community should conditions change.

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A recent position vacancy in General Services has resulted in a reorganization via workforce analysis and the elimination of a position. 

This reorganization in both Mail Services and Print Production has provided the opportunity to create efficiencies while still providing a similar level of service to the campus. Beginning August 8, 2016 print orders will be delivered on the following schedule. 

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

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Alan Cohen, Associate Professor of Business, and Steve Mauk, Professor of Music, were mistakenly included in a list of faculty who retired during the 2015-16 academic year in the fall issue of ICView magazine. Neither is retiring, but both were recently honored for teaching at IC for 40 years and are beginning their 41st year with Ithaca College.

For the updated list of faculty members who did retire during the academic year, please visit the ICView website.

Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Janet Williams as Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective August 1. Williams has served as Controller—the number two position in the division—since this past February. She succeeds Gerald Hector, who has accepted an offer to become the Vice President for Financial Affairs at Cornell University.

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Congratulations to departing Vice President for Finance and Administration Gerald Hector, who recently took part in a local discussion and national discussion on diversity and inclusion issues, both of which are available for online listening. Gerald has been catalyst for engaging members of the campus community in conversations on these issues over the past year.

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Several offices are moving to the Campus Center for the fall in order to enhance students’ ability to use their services and resources.


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I am pleased to announce that Mr. William Liddick has been named Interim Director of Engagement and Implementation within the department of Digital Instruction and Information Services. His official first day in the role is Monday, July 25, 2016.

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