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Be a dear, and bring a non-perishable food item to the Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fair. As the Caring & Sharing Committee kicks off its annual Thanksgiving food drive, this is a great opportunity to give back to the IC community and be entered to win an additional raffle prize.

The Ithaca College Annual Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fair will be held on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, in Emerson Suite from 10am to 3pm.  Benefit eligible faculty & staff only please. Present your College ID for admittance.

 

Grab your fedoras & boas and join us on Tuesday, November 4th from 10m to 3pm in Emerson Suites.  In addition to our existing benefit partners, such as Aetna, TIAA-CREF, Liberty Mutual, and eni, this will be your first opportunity to meet our new benefit vendors, The Hartford and Delta Dental.   It’s bound to be a roaring good time with games, give aways, and a feast of yummy eats provided by Sodexo Dining Services.

Benefit Eligible Faculty and Staff Only Please.  Present your College ID for admittance this fete’.

 

Our culture is permeated with conflicts of all kinds. In the family, workplace, government, community, schools, and the religions, the experience of conflict surrounds us. Yet we seem to have developed more skill in avoiding it or suppressing it, than in exploring it and working with it.

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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency.

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Respectful Accommodations: ADA, Policy and Dignity

Making Ithaca College accessible to all community members will require creative and responsive accommodations. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) addresses the need to make accommodations for persons with disabilities so that they can achieve success in their employment. This workshop provides an insight into what constitutes a “respectful accommodation.” Specific examples of accommodations for employees who have various types of disabilities are included.

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Come as a flapper or come as you are, come as a gangster or a silent screen star. It’s going to be fun no matter how you dress, just bring yourself and your College ID and we’ll do the rest. Please join us for the Annual Ithaca College Benefits & Work/Life Gala on November 4th in the Emerson Suites!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Learn more about early detection, symptoms, risk factors, and healthy habits in the BalanceWorks October Newsletter

"When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others."
                                                                             ~ Dalai Lama

Each November, the "Thank You for Making a Difference" peer-to-peer appreciation program offers employees the opportunity to send "thank-you" notes to colleagues across campus.

This year, we are happy to announce the coupon redemption period will be extended through mid-December!  As before, each thank you package will contain a $7.00 coupon redeemable at the Ithaca College Bookstore and Mac's General Store in Phillips Hall, with coupons expiring at the end of this time period.

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The Flu season is upon us!  In a community such as ours, it is important to be able to quickly respond in the case of public health emergencies or any event threatening the health and safety of faculty, staff and students. In an effort to rehearse these procedures, Ithaca College will hold its first ever "POD" on October 30, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fitness Center to vaccinate staff and faculty against the seasonal flu. A POD is a location where life saving medications, supplies or equipment can be dispensed or distributed.  Should there be a bio-terrorist attack or other disease outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that communities dispense antibiotics and/or vaccines to all members of the community in a 48-hour time period.  (Students will have the opportunity to be vaccinated via appointment at the Hammond Health Center or at separate student flu shot clinics to be announced at a later date.)

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Mind, Body, Me would like to invite all members of Flights 7 & 8 to our Flight Festival on November 6, 2014. The Flight Festival is a celebration of you and your success throughout your first year of Mind, Body, Me! This is also a great chance for you to start planning your second year and learn about new tools and resources that have been added to the wellness program! 

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Ever have a day go by, or week go by, and wonder where the time went? What did you accomplish?

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"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?"
~ Bob Marley 

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The late Vince Lombardi, coach of the Green Bay Packers said, “We never lost a game, we just ran out of time.”

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Please join us for a Woman to Woman retirement planning event scheduled for September 23, 2014, from Noon – 2 pm in Emerson Suite B.

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Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or with special dietary needs should contact Deb Merriman at dmerriman@ithaca.edu or 607-274-3851. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

‎‎"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." ~Mary Engelbreit

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Are you looking to eat more organic foods? Start here with the BalanceWorks September Newsletter, highlighting the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen food lists! 

As many as 90% of U.S. adults have low back pain at some time in their life and will visit a doctor for this pain.  Men and women are equally affected.  All of us can benefit from the exercises and therapeutic yoga poses, whether we have chronic back pain (more than 3 months of continuous daily pain) or have recently had an injury to the back.  Even those without pain can strengthen their back and improve their posture, keeping the back healthy for years and years. Why wait until you need to see the doctor for pain or depend on daily pain medication to function in your day?  Healthy management of back pain will be discussed and demonstrated by James Eavenson

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The Ithaca College Flu Vaccine "Point of Dispensing" (POD) event for all faculty and staff scheduled to take place on September 11, 2014 has been postponed due to vaccine availability.  The new date for the POD exercise will be Thursday, October 30, 2014.  This exercise is important to help prepare the College to respond to any event threatening the public health and safety of its faculty, staff and students.

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"Within yourself is a stillness, a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself." ~Herman Hess

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This year’s IC A Healthy Me Challenge was a series of two 30-day events consisting of fitness, nutrition, and mind based activities geared towards encouraging staff and faculty to develop holistic healthy habits that could be sustained for the rest of their lives. 

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