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Career Services is pleased to welcome IC alumnus, Scott Rothschild, from Kenmont/Kenwood Camps back to campus.  Mr. Rothschild will be hosting an information table outside of the main Career Services office (101 Muller Center) to discuss summer employment opportunities.

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Contributed on behalf of Planning, Design and Construction

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Open Letter to Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends of Ithaca College 

Higher education in America is facing an existential crisis. The prohibitive cost of college education has barred an increasing number of young people from fulfilling their dreams, while for a majority of faculty, being a professor has become a dead-end job that offers no adequate pay, no job security, and no possibilities for advancement. While administrative salaries have soared, faculty compensation overall has decreased, and the percentage of tenure-eligible faculty has shrunk to under 30%. The result has been the creation of a new academic underclass: a “precariate” of demoralized and underpaid contingent professors who are forced to cobble together multiple jobs, do not have benefits, and sometimes have to rely on manual labor, food stamps or Medicaid to get by.

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Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community,

The Department of Art History writes to express our deep appreciation and support for our part-time and contingent faculty members, who are currently involved in contract negotiations with the Ithaca College administration.  We recognize the essential role performed by part-time and contingent faculty in the education of our students, and acknowledge that their labor conditions have an impact not only on their students’ educational experience, but also on the entire institution’s ability to fulfill its mission.

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The Longview/Ithaca College Shuttle will be providing only limited service today due to the weather.  It is anticipated that it will be back to its regular schedule tomorrow.

If there are any questions, please contact Christine Pogorzala, IC/LV Coordinator, at 607.274.1051 or pogorzal@ithaca.edu.

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Maura Benner (Class of 2019, Health Sciences) 
Two years ago Maura was the recipient of United Way's TeenWorks "Making a Difference" award, for creating a community center on Chew St. in Allentown. Watch her whole story by clicking here!

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Open letter to the Ithaca College Community

We, the undersigned full-time, continuing faculty in the Department of English, 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 fair, living wages and a more welcoming and equitable working environment. It is in everyone’s interest that the wide disparity between faculty wages be ameliorated.

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Eleven Ithaca College students received the “MLK NOW” Award for their above-and-beyond service during the college’s annual MLK Day of Service, which concluded a week of educational workshops and performances. The “MLK NOW” Award is given to one student from each volunteer group who demonstrates servant leadership and exceptional teamwork. The winners are voted on by the members of their group.

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Submitted on behalf of the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability

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Contributed on behalf of Interim AVP/CIO, David Weil for Digital Instruction and Information Services 

On Thursday, March 23rd at 10:00 AM in the Klingenstein Lounge Alex Freeman from the New Media Consortium, will be sharing insights from the 2017 NMC Horizon Report, which will have just been released a few weeks before Ed Tech Day. The internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and regional NMC Technology Outlooks are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a comprehensive effort established in 2002 by the NMC that identifies and describes important developments in technology likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education around the world. This particular edition focuses on trends, challenges, and developments in technology disrupting global higher education.

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

The Ithaca College bargaining team is disappointed to hear of the part-time, per-course faculty union’s announcement that it plans to conduct a strike authorization vote on February 13 and 14. Significant and meaningful progress has been made to date in the negotiations for a part-time faculty contract. There is a planned bargaining session with a federal mediator set for February 21 to discuss the college’s most recent wage proposal, as well as another bargaining session with the mediator scheduled for February 24.

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Join Environmental Studies and Sciences instructors Jason Hamilton and Jed Jordan for this weekend intensive offered through Primitive Pursuits, February 11 and 12. 

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The Academic Advising Center will be holding drop-in working sessions all semester to assist students with their ICC Portfolio. All students are invited!

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Pitch Please would love for someone with interest in music/a cappella, but any interested and committed faculty member would be excellent! It is not a huge time commitment, but is a huge help to us. Please contact ithacapitchplease@gmail.com for more information on the duties.

ENVS Lecturer Xanthe Matychak is working with local electronics company, Wicked Device, on an NSF SBIR-funded project to develop technology that empowers students to design, conduct, and share air quality experiments with a global network. 

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is seeking help recruiting applicants for Student Leadership Consultants (SLCs) and Orientation Leaders (OLs).

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Is your Ithaca College laptop getting replaced under the Technology Renewal Program for Spring 2017? If so, you have a great opportunity to bring your laptop to the DIIS Laptop Fair for early replacement!

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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour on Thursday, Feb. 9. Also tested will be the Outdoor Warning System (OWS), which features a siren tone and loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the tests.

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The City of Ithaca will be closing a portion of South Aurora St./Rt. 96B near Ithaca College on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6-7. Motorists will need to use an alternate route while a new water service line is being installed. The project is planned to start at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, and be completed by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The schedule is subject to change.

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Weight Watchers is offering a special promotion to inspire new members to enroll in the Weight Watchers At Work program between 2/13/17 – 2/24/17.  Here are the details:

From February 13 through February 24, Weight Watchers will be hosting special Inspire Events at their weekly meetings across the nation to motivate employees with personal success stories and practical tools.

All NEW members who attend an Inspire Event and join the WW At Work program will be eligible to receive a FREE Starter Kit full of exciting gifts ($70 value) to help them get started and stay on track throughout the year! The Kit is uniquely designed to support members' weight-loss efforts. It includes:

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