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The Work/Life Mission Series presents our Eating On Campus Tour Two! At this Eating on Campus Tour, we will start at Towers Dining Hall where we will explore options such as Asian Cuisine, In the Bag to-go meals, and the Fresh Food Market’s organic, local, and natural foods. We will also visit Sub Connection, which offers fresh subs made to order, coffee, and various snacks, as well as the new Library Café and its coffee and pastry options.  

WHEN: April 9, 2014 from 11:30am - 12:30pm
WHERE: Meet at Towers Dining Hall
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What better way to Spring into action for your health and wellness than attending a great workshop! Below you will find a list of upcoming, on-campus events geared toward a healthier you. Click on the title of each event for more detailed information or visit the Events Calendar by clicking here

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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 wellness goals and encourages celebration of your success. Mind, Body, Me promotes a culture of wellness at IC, and in doing so, supports a healthier you!

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Join us on April 3, 2014 at 2:00pm for an informational session on Flexible Work Arrangements in the HR Conference Room (PRWC, GL52).

Do you know that Flexible Work Arrangements offer staff options to help manage the demands of work and life outside of work? Learn more about the options a Flexible Work Arrangement can offer you, such as: 

  • Flex Time: Work start, end times, and lunch periods may differ from the standard; however, the same number of hours/week worked are retained and schedules are consistent.
  • Compressed Work Week: Alternative schedule that compresses a normal week into fewer than five days. The same number of hours/week worked are retained and schedules are consistent.
  • Job Sharing: Full-time position is shared between two employees, each working part-time hours.
  • Telecommuting: Work from a remote location one or more days/week. The same number of hours/week worked are retained and schedules are consistent.

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Spring is coming! What is your favorite Spring activity? Is it running, walking the dog, barbequing? Whatever it is, share it with us for a chance to win!

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Have you heard of MyFitnessPal? If not, it’s a great resource that you can use every day to help achieve your health goals! MyFitnessPal is a smartphone app and website that can help you track your daily physical activity, nutrition, and nutrient intake. It’s easy to use, free, and includes many helpful ways to make healthy choices:

  • Easily keep track of food and nutrition intake by either searching for foods you’ve eaten or scanning its barcode into the app
  • Track exercise progress and calories burned by simply entering the activity and exertion level
  • Create fitness goals and easily track progress
  • Using MyFitnessPal is easy even when you eat on campus – its food database includes Sodexo products!

For more information about using MyFitnessPal or to create an account, use the following link:

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The Work/Life Mission Series would like to present our Eating On Campus Tour One! At this Eating on Campus Tour, we will start at Terrace Dining Hall to learn about its various offerings including Kosher Kitchen, Simple Servings’ allergen-free meals, Charleston Market’s home-style options, and the Food Lab’s educational demonstrations. We will also visit the CHS Coffee Cart and Café @ the Business School to explore their various coffee, soup, salad, sandwich, pastry, and snack options. Join us to learn about all of the delicious and healthy food options right here on campus!  

WHEN: April 4, 2014 from 11:30am - 12:30pm
WHERE: Meet at Terrace Dining Hall 
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- 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?

Sign up today space is limited. For an appointment please call 866-843-5640 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET)

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Why not consider a Flexible Work Arrangement for your busy summer! This is a great time to take advantage of an alternative work schedule. 

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On April 17, 2014, the Office of Student Employment will be hosting a reception in Emerson Suites to thank Ithaca College’s outstanding student employees for their dedicated work. All current student employees will receive a personal invitation to come, and we encourage supervisors to attend with their student employees.

Here is where we need your help - We would like to put together a Powerpoint presentation during the event with pictures of your awesome students, or any kind words of appreciation you would like to share with those students. Please email on or before April 4th so we can include your students. Don't let them feel left out, send us your pictures and words of appreciation today!!


From the beginning of your career, one priority is to accumulate the assets you’ll need to provide income for the future, knowing how and where to invest, and what you need to start planning.  

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The Work/Life Mission Series would like to present our Eating On Campus Tour Series! Learn where you can sit down or grab a quick bite to eat on campus and what each place has to offer you on three incredible tours!

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The College is committed to supporting employees in multiple ways.  With this comes an understanding that everyone’s needs are different at different times in our lives.  To help manage the various demands of work and life outside of work, you may want to consider a Flexible Work Arrangement.

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Do you have questions about planning your retirement, your eligibility to retire, retirement income options, social security benefits, health care in retirement, volunteer opportunities, or even when you should start your planning? If so, you’ll want to stop by IC My Future, a retirement planning open house being held next month. The open house will bring available resources together in one setting to help assist you in planning for your retirement and to help answer your retirement-related questions. The more information you get now, the easier it will be to make decisions that will achieve the brightest future for you AND you'll be entered into a door prize raffle just for stopping in! 

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Ergonomics is simply fitting the job to the person. It is a way to modify and adapt your working space to create a supportive environment that protects the body. Located on the Ithaca College website, under the Office of Human Resources' Work/Life section, there is a brand new section titled “Ergonomics: A Workstation that Works for You!” Please follow this link to the page:

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Congratulations! We posted our first "Quit Smoking" Intercom 4 weeks ago and if you've quit smoking for 4 weeks, you have probably already seen some of these great benefits of quitting: 

  • 20 minutes after quitting: Heart Rate will drop down to normal levels
  • 12 hours: Carbon Monoxide levels in your body reduce to lower values, while blood oxygen levels increase to normal, decreasing your risk for serious cardiovascular problems
  • 1 day: (ONLY 24 HOURS): Reduced risk for heart attack
  • 48 hours: Your ability to smell and taste will improve
  • 3 days: Nicotine will no longer be in your body
  • 2-3 weeks: Improved circulation and lung function, which means you will breathe easier
  • 1-9 months: Lungs start repairing, reducing your risk for infections, coughing and shortness of breath

Keep smoke free! You're doing great!

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When it comes to retirement planning, it’s never too early to start! The more you invest and the earlier you start planning increases the likelihood of a successful retirement. Not sure where to start? Start here: 

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Spring is coming! 

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Our February is HEART Month campaign helped to raise awareness about heart disease, strokes, heart attacks and other heart related symptoms. This year's challenges included a photo contest, heart healthy lunch-and-learns, and mapping your heart history and we are pleased to announce our winners:  

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The Division of Institutional Advancement is seeking a highly innovative current Ithaca College employee with an intrinsic ability to present information to others effectively and inspire a team that is collaborative and focused on results to serve as the next Director of Advancement Services.

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