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Ithaca College IC A Healthy Me 30-day Summer Challenges will begin July 21st and end August 17th. Registration is now open! To register, click here and scroll down.

This year’s IC A Healthy Me Challenge is 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 they can sustain for the rest of their lives. All Ithaca College faculty and staff, and even family are invited to join. It’s a wonderful time of year to focus on YOU and your health!

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As of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, our new online employment system, Taleo, is live and accepting applications!

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Do you need a career kick-starter? People take jobs for many reasons: they like the organization, the job pays well, they love the type of work….the list goes on and on. However, your performance level can often be tied to whether you enjoy the work that you do every day or you just work the job to earn a paycheck. 

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Did you know that the average price of a solar panel has declined by 60 percent since the beginning of 2011? 

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The Division of Human and Legal Resources will be closed on Friday, June 27, for an all-day planning session. Our offices will reopen Monday, June 30 at 8:30 a.m.

Thanks!

Congratulations to Kyle Szuta (Technology and Instructional Support Services) for winning the Mind, Body, Me Open House door prize!

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Now is the time to learn all about Ithaca College's unique wellness program, MIND, BODY, ME, which focuses on YOU! This program gets you involved by helping you identify and move towards your personal health and well-being goals.

MIND, BODY, ME OPEN HOUSE
June 18, 2014 | 11:00am - 1:30pm
Klingenstein Lounge (Campus Center) 
Events Calendar - 
click here

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If you have a dependent between the ages of 19 and 25 who is a full time student but did not receive Dependent Tuition Remission or a Cash Award for the 2014-2015 academic year, please complete a dependent/contact update form and attach documentation that verifies this information (a printed schedule, tuition bill etc.). In order for your dependent to continue coverage for the dental, vision & hearing care, dependent life, and AD&D,  FT student status must be verified prior to August 31st.  

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The Work/Life Esteemed Staff Series (brought to you by the Office of Human Resources) presents:

Loving What You Do: Finding Job Satisfaction
WHEN: Thursday, July 10th, 2014 from 12:00PM-1:00PM
WHERE: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room (GL52)
RSVP to benefits@ithaca.edu or 4-8000

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Kick off summer with a new deliciously healthy recipe! Find recipes, such as Summer Squash Pizza and Blueberry Coffeecake with Almond Streusel, in the BalanceWorks June Newsletter

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, and what a success it was!

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Are you getting bored with the same exercise routine? Getting a good workout in doesn’t always have to mean sweating it out on the treadmill or lifting weights. Dancing is an often overlooked but highly effective way to work out and stay in shape.  

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Submitted on behalf of Cindy Reckdenwald, Director of Compensation & Workforce Analysis

The staff and administration Annual Salary Review process will officially open on Monday, June 16, 2014.  This year, department supervisors will have a five-week period to make recommendations for salary adjustments with the process closing on July 18, 2014.  Prior to the official opening, department supervisors will receive detailed information regarding the annual salary review process along with guidelines for awarding salary increases and instructions for accessing the online process.  The new salaries will become effective with the first pay period in August. The actual check dates will be August 16th for both those paid on a semi-monthly basis and for those paid on a bi-weekly basis. 

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The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me (MBM) wellness program focuses on you: the employee, and works to help you identify and move towards your personal health and wellness goals. Our wellness program is open for all benefits-eligible faculty and staff to join and includes a variety of wellness features. One great feature of our program includes FREE Wellness Workshops!

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Robin Davis (Assistant Director Employee Benefits & Work/Life), Katie Sack (Employee Benefits & Work/Life Administrator) and Mark Coldren (AVP of HR), along with Heather Vanca (Wellness Program Manager from eni), presented at the CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources) National Conference in Las Vegas on October 28, 2013.

The presentation examined IC’s unique Mind, Body, Me wellness program model and how it incorporates existing services into a comprehensive, holistic wellness initiative that invests in employees and provides them with an opportunity to take a greater role in optimizing their health, well-being and job satisfaction. In addition, it detailed how HR leverages student employment and internship opportunities to enhance the student learning experience.

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When painting a picture, you envision what you would like the canvas to look like when it's complete then you work, one brush stoke at a time, to achieve that vision.

You can use this same approach for achieving your wellness vision: 

  • Envision what you would like your wellness life to look like
  • Choose the tools you need
  • Start working towards that vision, one goal at a time

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This Campus Carnival, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the Campus Center Quad, has been moved indoors to the Glazer Arena of the A&E Center.

Please come to the Campus Carnival - Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 1 pm - 3 pm on the Campus Center Quad. (Rain Location: Glazer Arena, A & E Center)

Any appointments scheduled previously will proceed as planned.

Summer shouldn’t be overwhelming, and neither should be finding the right Summer Camp! Let your Personal Assistant do the work for you!

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The summer hours program will begin Friday, May 23, 2014, and continue through August 8, 2014. During this period, full-time employees will work two fewer hours (37-1/2 hours reduced to 35-1/2, 40 hours reduced to 38 hours) and receive their usual compensation.

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