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Monday, March 28, 2016, 3:00-6:30 pm
Roy H. Park Auditorium, Park School of Communications

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Blood Pressure category
Normal: <120/<80 mmHg
Prehypertension: 120-139/80-89 mmHg
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1: 140-159/90-99 mmHg
High blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 2: >160/>100 mmHg
Hypertensive Crisis (Emergency care needed): >180/>110 mmHg

American Heart Association recommendations to help maintain Blood Pressure:

  •  Better diet habits
  • Regular Exercise
  • Strive for a healthy weight
  • Pay attention to stress levels
  • Avoid smoking
  • Properly use medication
  • Limit alcohol consumption


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The Third Annual Israel Film Festival is made possible through the partnerships of Hillel at Ithaca College, IC Jewish Studies Program, IC Park School of Communications, IC Student Alliance for Israel Minienu, Ithaca Area United Jewish Community, Temple Beth El, Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships and StandWithUs.

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 Want to learn how to read the weather patterns and have a great addition to your resume?  The class is March 29th 7pm-9pmin CNS 112.  Refreshments will be provided.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson: 

Dear campus community:

A belated welcome back from spring break. I hope you enjoyed your time away, whether you ventured to warmer climates, participated in Alternative Spring Break volunteer trips, or stayed local. For students and faculty alike, spring break is a welcome hiatus from the daily academic routine, especially after the mid-term period. For staff it is a quieter time on campus without the usual hustle-and-bustle. It is also a convenient marker; a halfway point that allows one to take stock of the semester that’s been and the remainder to come.

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Graduating seniors, are you ready for Commencement?  Attend the Graduation Fair on Tuesday, March 29, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Emerson Suites, to make sure you are ready.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is hosting a candidate for the position of Director of Architecture and Infrastructure on campus Tuesday, 3/29/16.

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67 million people have high blood pressure in America

 What we already knew:

  • Risk of CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease) doubles for each incremental increase in SBP of 20 mmHg or DBP of 10 mmHg.
  • Aerobic exercise training leads to reduction in resting BP of 5-7 mmHg in those with hypertension.

New studies show:

  • Using salt substitutes can decrease blood pressure
  • 80% of sodium Americans intake comes from packaged, processed and restaurant foods.
  • Home cooking is a great way to control your sodium intake
  • Exercise can slow down the inevitable increase in blood pressure as you age.
  • Those who have proper protein intake are 40% less likely to develop high blood pressure
  • A combination of a high protein and high fiber intake can even lower the risk for hypertension
  • Consuming flaxseed daily may help reduce high blood pressure


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Everyone has a role in making Ithaca College successful, and your feedback is important!    

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The Third Annual Israel Film Festival is made possible through the partnerships of Hillel at Ithaca College, IC Jewish Studies Program, IC Park School of Communications, IC Student Alliance for Israel Minienu, Ithaca Area United Jewish Community, Temple Beth El, Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships and StandWithUs.

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As first posted to Intercom on 3/23, due to an anticipated high volume of Admissions visitors N-Lot parking will be reserved as guest parking for a portion of the day on Friday, March 25.  The lot will re-open for regular use at approximately 1 p.m. that day.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we welcome prospective students and their families to Ithaca College.  

Salads are now being served at Sandella's Cafe at IC Square Food Court! Our new salads are served as-is or you can make them your own by adding customizable toppings! 

Today's special is a classic Caesar Salad for $5.09. Optional toppings include: Onions, Bacon, Tomato, Cucumber, and Black Olives. Want to add protein? Add Chicken or Tofu for $1.99! 

Workshop Description:

Privilege is a concept with many meanings. Some privileges can be bought; some may be earned through one’s profession, office, or be awarded upon admission to an institution, club or society. This workshop will focus on the kinds of unearned privilege that are afforded on the basis of belonging to included social identity groups. 

Prerequisite: Participants must have already attended Moving Toward Cultural Competency Workshop in order to attend.

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 About the Webinar:

This video features the New England HERC Diversity Recruitment Conference 2011 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "A Matter of Excellence: Strategic Diversity Leadership in the Academy, An Evolutionary Discussion" by Dr. Damon Williams, Associate Vice Chancellor, Vice Provost, Chief Officer for Diversity & Climate at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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  All are welcome to the Easter Sunday Mass that will be held at noon at Emerson Suites, this Sunday March 27. 

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There are multiple definitions of what it means to be a  “first-generation” college student, but you are probably a first-generation student if your parents or guardians did not pursue education beyond high school, if they attended a vocational school, or if they attended college, but did not graduate. There are many Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students who take great pride in saying “I’m the first!”

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Luke Keller, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Madison Mangano, Physics and Astronomy major, have been selected as the Keynote Speakers for the 19th Annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium on April 14, 2016.

Dr. Keller is also a co-investigator with a team of scientists and engineers who designed and built an infrared camera and spectrometer for NASA's airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).  Madison Mangano is a senior in the department of Physics and Astronomy (B.S., May 2016) with minors in Honors and Mathematics. 

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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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In this Dollars and $ense session we will discuss the recent announcement of changes to lease accounting standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board.  These changes will impact all organizations, including nonprofits and colleges and universities. This is being discussed in this session due to our current technology renewal program.  Our annual spend on this program is close to $1.3 million per year, and there are issues that we have to open a dialogue around in terms of the following:

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Come and enrich the residents of Tompkins County

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