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All Ithaca College employees and retirees are invited to attend the annual Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 18, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Terrace Dining Hall!  

Besides food, music and fun, this is an opportunity to “Be Spotted!” Bring your sustainable mugs and/or beverage containers and win a free cup of coffee!

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Almost everyone owns and uses at least one credit card, but with confusing language and opaque fees, credit card companies don't always provide all the information you need to know to use them well.

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Congratulations to Kelli Goossen (Student Financial Services) for winning the Mind, Body, Me Open House door prize!

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Ask-A-Counselor is an online confidential service that offers professional advice and answers to your non-emergency behavioral health requests.

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The holiday shopping season has begun and if you are still struggling with what to get that "hard-to-shop-for" person on your list... STOP! Let your Personal Assistant do the work for you!

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Did you know that your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you with legal and/or financial help?!

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All the BUZZ is about the Mind, Body, Me wellness program! The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me wellness program focuses on you: the employee. It gets you involved by helping you identify and move toward your personal health and well-being goals and encourages celebration of your successes. Mind, Body, Me promotes a culture of wellness at IC, and in doing so, supports a healthier YOU!

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

You have one more week to use the power of "Thank You" this month! Remember, the coupon redemption process will end at the close of business on Friday, December 12, 2014. This timeframe will not be extended.

Please return any unused or unwanted appreciation cards to the Office of Human Resources to be recycled.

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In today’s world, finding a balance between work and home life can be more difficult than ever. With being constantly connected to our phones and email 24/7, leaving work at work has become harder and harder to do.

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It's officially Holiday Season and what does that usually mean? Gift Giving! Let the BalanceWorks December Newsletter help you avoid over-spending this season! 

The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me wellness program focuses on you: the employee. It gets you involved by helping you identify and move toward your personal health and well-being goals and encourages celebration of your successes. Mind, Body, Me promotes a culture of wellness at IC, and in doing so, supports a healthier YOU!

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The Mind, Body, Me wellness program focuses on you: the employee. It gets you involved by helping you identify and move toward your personal health and wellness goals and encourages celebration of your success.

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You have achieved the one year mark with your Mind, Body, Me wellness program and it’s only the beginning. In celebration of this achievement, we hosted a Flight Festival for you! 

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"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.  

Handwritten notes are a simple - yet powerful - form of communication that conveys a clear message:  "You are worth my time." We invite all Ithaca College employees to take a few minutes during the months of November and December to send a note of gratitude to those who have positively affected your work/life!

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Last semester, Michael Faber hosted meditation sessions on-campus, twice a week at the noon hour. The Work/Life Initiative is looking at the possibility of bringing meditation back for the Spring 2015 Semester at the same time of day.   

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The third Thursday in November is the date of The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. They encourage smokers to use this date (NOVEMBER 20, 2014) to plan in advance to quit smoking THAT day! We want to take this time to follow The American Cancer Society’s plan within our Ithaca College community. If you are a smoker looking for motivation, use this time and start toward a healthier YOU!

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"Better learn balance. Balance is key." ~Mr. Miyagi

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With Thanksgiving on it's way, November is typically the time to give thanks, but reflecting on what you are thankful for throughout the year can boost your well-being. Read more about "Being Thankful" in the BalanceWorks November Newsletter

We do it all the time, it's automatic so we hardly ever pay attention to breath's rhythms. Attention to breathing in and breathing out is a focal point which anyone can master as a meditation exercise, no special talents are needed, nor is a particular set of beliefs a requirement for entry into the sheer delight and pure enjoyment to be had from this simple method of paying mind to our constant companion in life.  A small group doing this together for 35-45 minutes is very reinforcing and often produces a shared experience of "wow! that was good!"

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We are pleased to announce flu shots will be available at this year's Annual Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fair.  The Fair is on Tuesday, November, 4, 2014 from 10am to 3pm in Emerson Suites.  Benefit Eligible Faculty, Staff & Retirees Only please. College ID required to attend. 


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