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Faculty Council is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations for the important position of At-Large Representative for the Committee for College-Wide Requirements (CCR). The position is a two-year one. Please submit a short statement of intent by Friday, April 24 at 5 PM, to rothbart@ithaca.edu. For further information: https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10601/volume_1_10602/#1060216  and http://www.ithaca.edu/provost/standingcommittees/ccr/

 

Faculty Council is seeking nominees willing to serve on the Institutional Effectiveness and Budget Committee (IEBC) for a three year beginning in the Fall 2015 semester. Two candidates will be selected. Given the current economic climate, it is crucial that faculty have input into the upcoming budgetary considerations. 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, May 1 at 5 PM. Please send your nomination and a brief description of interest or 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.

Enjoy an evening out with your children at the IC Family Carnival! Inflated bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, and assorted activities stations will transform the fitness center into a children’s play land. You will want to stick around for the live entertainment, raffles, and snacks!

The event is on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 to 8 pm in the gyms on the lower level of the Fitness Center. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for anyone over 18, and $16 for parties of 5 or more. Members of IC Student United Way organize and run the Family Carnival. All proceeds benefit the ICSUW's fall grant program, during which funds are allocated to organizations in the Ithaca community.

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FREE COFFEE, TEA, COOKIES, CHEESE AND CRACKERS!

Now that we’ve got your attention, we’d like to invite you to Stillwater Magazine’s release party and showcase!

Come to Emerson Suites on April 21st from 7-9pm for refreshments, great artwork, and readings of original works by your peers. Stay the full two hours or just pop by, we’d love to have you!

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Monday, April 20, 2015, 319 Gannett Center
Dr. Michele DiPietro
, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Kennesaw State University

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The Faculty Handbook Amendment Committee (FHAC) will hold its final information session regarding the committee's draft revision of tenure and promotion policies and procedures. 

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Faculty Development Committee are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 Faculty Excellence Awards.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence and Office of International Programs.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:00 - 4:15 p.m., Gannett 319 (Register Here)
Presented by Jim Bondra, Business, Economics, and Sport Media and Management Librarian

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Enjoy an evening out with your children at the IC Family Carnival! Inflated bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, and assorted activities stations will transform the fitness center into a children’s play land. You will want to stick around for the live entertainment, raffles, and snacks!

The event is on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 to 8 pm in the gyms on the lower level of the Fitness Center. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for anyone over 18, and $16 for parties of 5 or more. Members of IC Student United Way organize and run the Family Carnival. All proceeds benefit the ICSUW's fall grant program, during which funds are allocated to organizations in the Ithaca community.

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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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Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Jonathan Ablard, Associate Professor/History and Latin American Studies Coordinator
Christopher House, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

Moderated by Wade Pickren, Director, and Judith Ross-Bernstein, Assistant Director
Center for Faculty Excellence

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The Faculty Handbook Amendment Committee (FHAC) will hold several information sessions regarding the committee's draft revision of tenure and promotion policies and procedures. 

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The following is submitted on behalf of Yvonne Rogalski, Chair, James J. Whalen Steering Committee:

Not sure what to do for class on Thursday April 9th? Let the Whalen Symposium be your classroom!

Encourage your students to attend the Symposium and complete an assignment on what they have learned. Please follow the link for an example of a class assignment used by Professor Sean Eversley Bradwell: 

Whalen Session Assignment

Whalen Session Worksheet

 

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Timothy Murray, PhD, Cornell University
Professor of Comparative Literature; Director of the Society of the Humanities
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Gannett 319
A one-day convening of lectures and dialogues exploring the habitats of interdisciplinary screen studies

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Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost

Please join me on Thursday, April 2, 2015 for the third Faculty Colloquium for the spring semester.

Carol McAmis, Professor/voice, M.M., B.M., GCFP, has been a member of the IC voice faculty since 1979.  In addition to teaching singers interested in musical styles ranging from opera and musical theatre to jazz to world music to pop; she also teaches vocal pedagogy and Awareness Through Movement® based on the somatic education method developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.

Her interest in the living body as a musical instrument has led to a focus on creating simple and unique methods of teaching the art of singing that can be used by vocalists of all ages who sing in many different musical styles.

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Are you interested in learning about pelvic floor exercises?

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Friday, March 27, 2015, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of International Programs.

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The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) is an educational community experience for first-year students with goals of easing student transitions, developing strong, active communities, and stimulating intellectual curiosity.

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Want to help raise money for the Polar Plunge to help Special Olympic athletes train and compete? Join us for Zumba on Wednesday March 18th!

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