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Contributed by Katie Sack on 10/31/2014
We have all heard the numerous advantages of quitting smoking including the health, financial, and social benefits. But although we hear it over and over, we cannot rid the fact that smoking cigarettes causes one of every five deaths in the United States every year.
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The Annual Ithaca College Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fair is less than a week away! Join us for door prizes, games, old time photos, and gobs of information from our benefit & community vendors. Each benefit-eligible employee who enters the fair with their College ID will be entered to win one of our swanky gift baskets.
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Contributed by Tanisha Graves on 10/28/2014
On Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ithaca College will hold its first ever "POD" event to vaccinate staff and faculty against the seasonal flu!
Please dress appropriately to be able to receive a shot in the upper arm!
In order to greatly expedite the POD, all faculty and staff members who plan to receive their flu shots at this event are asked to print the Influenza Vaccine Screening and Consent form and Vaccine Information Sheet, found at the following link and bring the filled out form to the Fitness Center: http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/healthcenter/docs/InfluenzaScreening.pdf
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Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 10/23/2014
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.
Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 10/20/2014
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’.
Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez on 10/18/2014
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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Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez on 10/13/2014
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!
Contributed by Katie Sack on 10/07/2014
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."
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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Contributed by Tanisha Graves on 10/07/2014
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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Contributed by Katie Sack on 10/07/2014
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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Contributed by Katie Sack on 10/03/2014
Ever have a day go by, or week go by, and wonder where the time went? What did you accomplish?
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Contributed by Katie Sack on 10/02/2014
"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?"
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Contributed by Katie Sack on 09/30/2014
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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Contributed by Cheryl Thomason on 09/11/2014
Please join us for a Woman to Woman retirement planning event scheduled for September 23, 2014, from Noon – 2 pm in Emerson Suite B.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or with special dietary needs should contact Deb Merriman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-274-3851. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.
Contributed by Katie Sack on 09/04/2014
Are you looking to eat more organic foods? Start here with the BalanceWorks September Newsletter, highlighting the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen food lists!
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