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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk (servicedesk@ithaca.edu) by Monday, May 2, 2016.

Please note that by semester startup eClassroom and meeting room computers will come with the following:

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Faculty Council is seeking nominees willing to serve on the Institutional Effectiveness and Budget Committee (IEBC) for a three-year term beginning in the Fall 2016 semester. We are especially interested in candidates with financial and/or economic expertise, but welcome all nominations. Meetings are on Tuesday afternoons. Nominations, including self-nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 29 at 5 PM. Please send your nomination and a brief description of interest and qualifications to Peter Rothbart, rothbart@ithaca.edu.  For further information, go to https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10601/volume_1_10602/#1060217 and scroll down a bit

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Are you interested in learning more about one of Ithaca College's study abroad options in Australia, or discussing how you might collaborate with international colleagues? A representative from our affiliated partner University of Sydney will be on campus next week to share information about the university and discuss opportunities for faculty involvement and collaboration.  We have organized a drop-in session for interested faculty, or can set up individual appointments if desired. 

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Do You Want to WIN a Tablet?

Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/22/2016 

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From April 1, 2016 to May 1, 2016, take this educational challenge to have fun and learn important information about financial planning. The What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0 features all new topics and questions to test your financial knowledge. Each day, 5 new questions are added to the Challenge. Every time you play, you are entered for a chance to win one of three tablet computers. The more you play, the better your chances of winning – so sign on every day! (All responses are confidential.)

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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk (servicedesk@ithaca.edu) by Monday, May 2, 2016.

Please note that by semester startup eClassroom and meeting room computers will come with the following:

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Are you interested in learning more about one of Ithaca College's study abroad options in Australia, or discussing how you might collaborate with international colleagues? A representative from our affiliated partner University of Sydney will be on campus next week to share information about the university and discuss opportunities for faculty involvement and collaboration.  We have organized a drop-in session for interested faculty, or can set up individual appointments if desired. 

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From April 1, 2016 to May 1, 2016, take this educational challenge to have fun and learn important information about financial planning. The What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0 features all new topics and questions to test your financial knowledge. Each day, 5 new questions are added to the Challenge. Every time you play, you are entered for a chance to win one of three tablet computers. The more you play, the better your chances of winning – so sign on every day! (All responses are confidential.)

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The Office of Human Resources invites you to attend the IC My Future Retirement Planning Program on April 26. The event will be held 10am to 2pm in the Emerson Suites. There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Please feel free to attend just 1 of the seminars, or 3!

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 Americanese: Some love stories end with a good-bye. 

The Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival opens today at 4:00pm in Textor 102 with a special screening of Americanese, adapted from the ground-breaking novel by Shawn Wong. A Q&A with special guest Shawn Wong will follow the screening. 

CSCRE Professor Phuong Nguyen says:

"Throughout history, American society has limited who Asians were allowed to love, who could love Asians, and questioned the capacity of Asians to love—both themselves and each other. Wong's novel squashes all those myths and pokes fun at them simultaneously. We are proud to have Shawn Wong join us for the opening night of the Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival for a special screening of the film based on his novel American Knees. We hope you can join us, too."

Popcorn and other refreshments will be provided. Asia Night follows the screening, with
more food and activities. Join us for this special event! 

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April 19, 2016 12:10-1:00pm
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Presented by Elizabeth Belanger, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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On Friday, April 15, the Ithaca College Student United Way will be holding their annual Family Carnival from 5pm-8pm in the IC Fitness Center lower gyms. The carnival will include a bounce houses, food, raffles, crafts and various activities.

The admission is $3 per child and $5 per adult and $16 total for parties of 5 or more.

The money raised is used to create small grants that support a variety of local community organizations. Funds have been used to assist many organizations over the past seven years, including Ithaca Health Alliance, Greater Ithaca Activities Center, and Ithaca Children's Garden.

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ITHACON, held on the IC Campus Saturday and Sunday has lots to offer kids of all ages: a classic comic book convention, crafts, comic creation workshop, pokemon, Harry Potter Trivia, cosplay, and a coloring contest.

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The Office of Human Resources invites you to attend the IC My Future Retirement Planning Program on April 26. The event will be held 10am to 2pm in the Emerson Suites. There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Please feel free to attend just 1 of the seminars, or 3!

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Couldn't get into Academic Writing 10600 this year?

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Paying Yourself in Retirement!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/12/2016 

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The Office of Human Resources invites you to attend the IC My Future Retirement Planning Program on April 26. The event will be held 10am to 2pm in the Emerson Suites. There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Please feel free to attend just 1 of the seminars, or 3!

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Your Chance to Win a Tablet!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/12/2016 

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In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, we are pleased to team up with TIAA to bring faculty and staff the newest What's Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0. By testing your financial know-how, you could win a tablet computer

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by April 15.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/.

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Are you interested in learning more about some of Ithaca College's study abroad options, or discussing how you might collaborate with international colleagues? Representatives from two of our partner organizations (CEA Study Abroad and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand) will be on campus next week to share information about their program options and discuss opportunities for faculty involvement and collaboration.  We have organized drop-in sessions for interested faculty, or can set up individual appointments if desired. 

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You can find information regarding the approval process AND applicable forms at http://www.ithaca.edu/riskmanagement/driving/.

Please note: Risk Management can only accept the most current driver information form (revised January 2016). Should your department or area have older copies of the driver information form, please dispose of them.

Also on this site you will find the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Procedures document, which every driver should be familiar with if involved in an accident.

There is also useful information regarding domestic and international vehicle rentals from an outside agency.

We request that an employee submit a driver information form only when they have a need to drive; since there is a cost involved in obtaining an individual's Motor Vehicle Record.

If you have questions regarding any of the above or about your status you can call Risk Management at 607-274-3285 or email at: riskmanagement@ithaca.edu.

Thank you!

In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, we are pleased to team up with TIAA to bring faculty and staff the newest What's Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0. By testing your financial know-how, you could win a tablet computer

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