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Friday, February 27, 2015, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. (Register Here)
with a little bit of food and a little bit of beverages
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Faculty Development Committee seek nominations for Ithaca College’s annual Faculty Excellence Awards. We will offer five $1,500 awards.

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Applications are being accepted for a three year appointment (with possibility of renewal) as Director of the Integrative Core Curriculum. The person in this position provides leadership in the ongoing implementation and assessment of the Integrative Core Curriculum, serves as liaison to the Committee on College-wide Requirements, advances the electronic learning portfolio, oversees the first year ICC kickoff events, and works collaboratively with the Associate Director of the ICC (responsible for the Ithaca Seminar) and faculty and staff across campus.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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 IC Challah for Hunger is inviting faculty and staff to braid challah bread with them next Thursday, February 26! Come have a great time as you make the challah in the Terrace Bakery at 6:00 PM. They will then be sold the next day in Campus Center, donating the proceeds to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Don’t wait until it is too late to sign up and sign up now by clicking this link: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pQLodEtFY0wu-5x8lK_SHmlqIkC-TdMYHJFYOPi84tY/viewform

IC Challah for Hunger is a club on campus that makes challah on a weekly basis and donates the proceeds to hunger related causes, as well as raises awareness of social justice issues. You can stop by our table every week to pick up a delicious challah!

If you have any questions, please email icchallahforhunger@gmail.com

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Please note the following list of updates and requests related to the ICC as we move toward the middle of the semester.

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 Lunch and conversation with Carole Dennis, Professor, Occupational Therapy, regarding her proposal and grant submission experiences.

Thursday, February 26
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Founders Room - Founders Room – PRWC – 3rd Floor

Bring your ideas/concept paper and talk with Wade Pickren, Director Sponsored Research and Warren Calderone, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

REGISTER HERE FOR THURSDAY GRANTS 101

 

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 Lunch and Conversation with Jake Brenner, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Science regarding his proposal and grant submission experiences.

Wednesday, February 25
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Founders Room - Founders Room – PRWC – 3rd Floor

Bring your ideas/concept paper and talk with Wade Pickren, PhD, Director of Sponsored Research and Warren Calderone, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

REGISTER HERE FOR WEDNESDAY GRANTS 101

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The Language and Cultural Exchange Cooperative (LCEC) is a new space on campus that can be used to enhance cooperative and integrative global learning. This space was conceived after Modern Languages and Literatures faculty members conducted significant research on language center trends and the use of technology in higher education. The LCEC was designed to serve not only its home department, but also collaborations with the wider Ithaca College community.

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Under the new leadership of Chief Information Officer, Keith 'Mac' McIntosh, ITS kindly asks faculty members to participate in the 2015 Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Study of Faculty and Information Technology. This survey will be given in lieu of the biannual Ithaca College Faculty Survey on Instructional Technology which had been given in 2009, 2011, and 2013. A sample of faculty will be emailed an invitation to this survey on February 16th.  ECAR is offering the chance to win a $100 gift card from Amazon for survey participants.

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Contributed on behalf of:
Wade Pickren, PHD, Director, Sponsored Research
Warren Calderone, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Sponsored Research will be presenting the following workshops:

Wednesday, February 25
Show Me the Money - Grants 101 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Founders Room - PRWC - 3rd Floor
Lunch will be provided – limited to first 20 registrants

This interactive session will include:
·         11:30 – noon – Lunch and conversation with Jake Brenner, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Science regarding his grant submission experiences, including Q & A.

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  “Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard."  --David McCullough, 2002. 

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Summer Grants for Faculty Research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis. Awards provide $3,350 in compensation for eight weeks or full-time research. Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by Monday, February 16. Guidelines and application form may be found at www.ithaca.edu/cfe/research/summer_grants.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  (Register Here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Join us as faculty members share examples of assignments they have developed to help students successfully demonstrate achievement of ICC humanities learning outcomes. Presenters include Christopher House, Matthew Klemm, and James Swafford. Short presentations by each of the three faculty will be followed by general discussion about assignment design for humanities courses.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost, International Studies  and William Sheasgreen, Director, Ithaca College London Center.

Dr. Richard Tudway of the Ithaca College London Center has authored a new book, The Looming Corporate Calamity: Restoring Corporate Legitimacy (December 2014. Heterodox Publishing Limited). According to Amazon, UK, Dr. Tudway’s book “is a masterful analysis of the evolution of the limited liability corporation from its 19th Century origins to today’s crisis in the corporate governance of publically traded corporations.” It is recommended reading: “It is a book that needs to be read by all students of business, business leaders and other professionals who seek to understand why public confidence in corporate behavior has reached rock bottom.”

Dr. Tudway has taught at the London Center since the 1980s and is teaching International Business Operations this semester.

 

Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Holly G. Prigerson, Ph.D. on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall for a presentation entitled, “On Being Mortal: The Human Hand in How We Die.” 

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD,
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving nucleic acids or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

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 Join us this Friday, January 30th for Faculty/Staff Family night as Ithaca College basketball teams take on Utica College.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research/IACUC Chair

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

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Information Technology Services is pleased to announce the addition of a new charcoal answer sheet for exam optical scanning services. The new charcoal form will enable the instructors to have students use their Netpass Username ID on the answer sheets and allow ITS to provide a file compatible with the Sakai Gradebook.

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