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Friday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Don’t be download’n or shar’n what ye don’t own! Talk like a seafarin' hearty, but don’t act like a copyright pirate. Ya scurvy dog!

Be on the lookout for ITS pirates and pick up some free booty (FREE candy and bookmarks) from our student staff in areas of Information Technology Services! Find us roamin’ the campus between 11am – 1pm, and swabbin’ the decks at the Helpdesk (Job 104), Classroom Technology Support (Textor 104), Friends 110 Computer Lab, Williams 210 Computer Lab, and the Technology Learning Center (Friends 101)!

Check out an important message from Cap’n Caps Lock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFZsp3YpgMc

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Did you know that we have six honeybee hives right on Ithaca College campus? Haven’t you been wanting to learn more about these amazing pollinators that help to keep our grocery stores full of fruits, vegetables and nuts? And do you want to see just how silly you look in a beekeeping suit?

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There will be a brief (< 5 minutes) interruption to network connectivity at 6:00 AM on Thursday, September 18th in order to perform maintenance that will reduce potential impacts from any future campus power outages.

ITS Helpdesk
helpdesk@ithaca.edu
104 Job Hall
4-1000

Submitted on behalf of Nancy Pringle, Vice President for Human and Legal Resources

As a community, Ithaca College values a respectful environment free from harassment and discrimination. I believe that all of us recognize that unwanted advances, sexually explicit conduct, differential treatment, or offensive jokes have a detrimental impact on our community. Our obligations as members of the Ithaca College community, including some responsibilities specific to supervisors are outlined in the College’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy, the Institutional Policy on Disability and the Sexual Harassment Policy.

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If you have recently lost something, please come by The Information Desk in the Campus Center and see if we have it.  We have items ranging from clothing, keys, planners, phones, etc.

If we do not have your lost item, please check with Public Safety as they also have a lost and found service. 

In the event that you find something that someone has lost, please bring it to the Information Desk so we can return the item to its owner.

Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Kidde-Recalls-Smoke-and-Combination-SmokeCO-Alarms/

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 The Cortaca Blood Drive Challenge will be Monday October 6th in Emerson Suites from 10 to 5 pm, and Tuesday October 7th in the Fitness Center from 10 to 5 pm.

Help us to beat Cortland and show them how much we are a giving campus with 200 blood  donors each day!!! And think of all the help our community will get too!!!

Please sign up with redcrossblood.org  or call 1-800-REDCROSS to make an appointment. You can also sign up in Campus Center from 9 to 3 at our table September 29, & the 30, and October 1,2,and the 3rd. 

Please help by being a regular donor so blood products of all types are available whenever and wherever they're needed.

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IC FIT KIDS: Personalized one on one training customized to help your child reach their fitness goals at the Ithaca College Robert R. Colbert Wellness Clinic!

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

Now that the start of the academic year is upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to update the campus community on the progress of the Strategic Sourcing initiative.

As a quick reminder, the goals of this initiative are to streamline the purchasing process, to be more responsive to the procurement-related services and support required by the campus community and to fully leverage the value and benefits of our annual purchasing volume.

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Join Jewish community in celebration of the start of the New 5775 Year!

Wednesday, September 24th, at 7:00pm, Emerson Suites. Cost $10. Formal Attire

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Sound Wealth Financial Group is seeking applicants for a Financial Representative position. They are a general agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, which is one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the U.S. To learn more, attend the Sound Wealth Financial Group Information Session on Monday, Sept. 15 at 1:00pm in Career Services.

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Learn more about City Year, a nonprofit that has hired 10-15 IC seniors each of the last several years, during their information sessions. Join us on Monday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 or 4:00pm in Career Services.

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Peace Action New York State uses lobbying and direct political action to promote the non-violent resolution of conflict, the abolition of nuclear weapons, halting the global spread of conventional arms, building a human rights culture and supporting human needs instead of militarism.  Learn more about this organization and its Student Organizer Internships during their info session.

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Join 500 of your peers and 67 employers at the Job & Internship Fair tonight in Emerson Suites!  You'll get career info, find jobs & internships and network with employers.  You also might win one of 5 $25 IC Bookstore Gift Cards during our door prize drawing.

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Submitted on behalf of Interim Provost Linda Petrosino

I am pleased to announce that effective September 16, there will be several staffing changes in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs.

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 Attention, nature lovers! Ithaca College Natural Lands seeks volunteer stewards. Learn how to join here.

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UPDATE: This week's meeting topic is titled
Start Your Own Success Story

You can do it! Here's how to set yourself up for a winning-at-losing tale.
Talk about the perfect time to (re)start the program!

Please visit the Intercom announcement dated 9/4/14 for the details. This is a perfect time to get reconnected with the meetings. There is no obligation to join. You can bring your lunch and it’s okay to leave early if you have another appointment or a class.

Open House: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from
11:30am to 12:00pm or
12:30pm to 1:00pm

Where: Peggy Ryan Williams Building Room GLO52

Come check it out. What have you got to lose?

The videos:

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Students interested in spending the Spring 2015 semester in New York City are invited to attend the following informational sessions:

Roy H. Park School of Communications and School of Business
Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:10 p.m.
BUS 111

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:10 p.m.
Hill G75

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Information Technology Services has published a number of Intercom articles related to Microsoft Office over the past few months. In case you missed any of the articles here is a summary:

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Submitted on behalf of Robert Cree, AVP for Business and Finance.

Please mark your calendars to join us on October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd to view demonstrations from up to three different eMarketplace providers.  All sessions will be open to the campus community.

As the Strategic Sourcing Information Technology Advisory Committee finalizes its review of responses received to a formal Request for Proposal, further communication around chosen vendor(s) and demonstration schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

 

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