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The Work/Life Mission Series presents our last Eating On Campus Tour! At this Eating on Campus Tour, we will start at the Café @ the Park School to see its coffee, snack, and lunch options. We will also visit the Food Court and its vegetarian, Asian, grill, deli, and to-go meals, as well as La Vincita and its variety of paninis, flatbread pizzas, coffee, and frozen yogurt. In addition, we will stop by Grand Central Café to explore its smoothie, coffee, and snack offerings, as well as Campus Center Dining Hall where we will learn about its international, vegan, and grill options. Please join us! 

EATING ON CAMPUS TOUR THREE
WHEN: May 8, 2014 from 11:30am - 12:30pm
WHERE: Meet at the Park School Cafe
RSVP to benefits@ithaca.edu 
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Retirement is a big milestone in everyone's life, and with an ever-changing economy the idea of retiring means different things to different people. It is more important than ever to consider your personal definition of what retirement means and plan for the future with those goals in mind. With everything you want to accomplish in retirement, making sure you've thought through all the issues before you get there is an important part of planning.

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Have you posted your photo yet?! You still have one week to post your photo and enter for a chance to win a prize!

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Congratulations to Holland Garbacz, the recipient of the 2014 Ithaca College Student Employee of the Year award! 

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What is "The Art and Science of High Performing Organizations"? Find out from keynote speakers Diane Gayeski  and Even Williams  at the Tompkins County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management conference.

Save the Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014, Emerson Suites, Ithaca College

Register before April 25th for the early bird special!

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You spend most of your life working, setting an alarm each morning, living by deadlines, and hopefully saving enough for retirement. As you approach retirement, it is important to consider how this milestone will affect many aspects of your lifestyle, including your health insurance coverage.

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Mind, Body, Me would like to invite all members of Flights 5 & 6 to our Flight Festival on May 14, 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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Choosing when to retire is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. There are many considerations you need to take into account when choosing a retirement timeframe. One question you may be asking yourself is…

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1. Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative: “his enthusiasm inspired them.”
2. Create (a feeling, esp. a positive one) in a person: “inspire confidence.”

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The annual Recognition of Service celebration is a presidential event honoring Ithaca College's dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators who have completed 10 to 50+ years of service at the College, with individual recognition taking place in five-year intervals.

This year's event will be held on Thursday, May 1, in the Emerson Suites and will honor employees with anniversary dates of hire that fall between June 1, 2013, and May 31, 2014.  Employees who have retired or will retire during the 2013-2014 fiscal year will be especially honored at the celebration.

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The Mind, Body, Me Spring Activity Facebook Challenge is in full swing and I'm sure with the weekend like we just had, you were able to enjoy your favorite Spring activity!

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April 2014 launched the start of the annual performance review season.  The annual staff evaluation is a key component of the College's performance management process and provides a valuable opportunity for managers and their staff to review and discuss past performance, clarify job duties, set goals and establish expectations for the coming year.  The review process will continue to follow the same overall approach and forms consistent with last year, and it is an expectation that all staff participate in the process.

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Ithaca College’s EAP Administrator, eni, is pleased to introduce a great new tool for you to use in your wellness adventure… BalanceGo is an extension of the personal assistant, counseling, and wellness services all seamlessly integrated into one easy to use app! Features of our mobile app include an EAP component to virtually “ask-a-counselor” any non-emergency behavioral health questions and a work/life component enabling members to make Personal Assistant requests. For more information on downloading and using this app for either iPhone or Android, please click here.

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The Office of Human Resources would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the wonderful faculty members who have given presentations as part of our Work/Life Distinguished Faculty Series:

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IC My Future
April 23, 2014 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | Emerson Suite B

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Spring is here and we want to see how you enjoy the warmer weather!

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Dependent Tuition Remission applications for returning students should be submitted no later than May 1st for the upcoming academic year.

Employee Tuition Remission applications should be submitted  one month prior to the start of the semester. If you are considering taking courses during the summer session please see the Educational Benefit Policy pertaining to Summer Sessions.

Dependent Cash Awards applications should be submitted by June 1st for fall and December 1st for spring along with a copy of a tuition bill for the semester you are applying for the benefit.

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Do you have questions about how Flexible Work Arrangements work for your department? Have you received a request from an employee that you have questions about? Are you considering all options when you review a Flexible Work Arrangement? Let us help you! 

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Effective communication builds strong business and personal relationships. Read the BalanceWorks April Newsletter to learn simple principles that can be applied immediately and will make you a more effective communicator.

  • Are you setting realistic goals for key life events and retirement?
  • Can you better balance your spending priorities to help you save more for your financial goals?
  • What investment mix and strategy is best for you to increase your portfolio's potential?
  • How do I get started contributing to the College's retirement plan?

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