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Last September, the Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, Global Citizenship launched a year-long series of conversations about helping the College to better prepare its students, faculty, and staff for an increasingly diverse socio-economic environment. Discussions have focused on how we can become more inclusive in all areas, more supportive of cultural fluency among our students and employees, and more focused on preparing our students for the “responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community”. Following the September Symposium, several Learning Communities formed around these topics, and have been meeting since.

On Monday, February 8, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in the Clark Lounge, we will be holding a mid-year gathering of those who participated in the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency & Global Citizenship Learning Communities, as well as those who did not have the opportunity to do so but are interested in becoming a part of these conversations.

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All faculty are invited to an informal gathering of folks on campus interested in SoTL. This gathering (and future ones) will be called eponomously—SoTL in a Bottle—as we share ideas and drinks at The Argos Inn during happy hour (4:30PM - 5:30PM). In addition to convivial hilarity, we will share our SotL ideas, projects, woes, stumbling blocks, and successes. The idea is to bring awareness and foster connections in our growing community of scholarly teachers and SoTL researchers. The next SOTL in a Bottle will be Friday, February 12, 4:30-5:30PM at the Argos Inn. 

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February 9, 10:30-11:00 am
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Last September, the Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, Global Citizenship launched a year-long series of conversations about helping the College to better prepare its students, faculty, and staff for an increasingly diverse socio-economic environment. Discussions have focused on how we can become more inclusive in all areas, more supportive of cultural fluency among our students and employees, and more focused on preparing our students for the “responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community”. Following the September Symposium, several Learning Communities formed around these topics, and have been meeting since.

On Monday, February 8, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in the Clark Lounge, we will be holding a mid-year gathering of those who participated in the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency & Global Citizenship Learning Communities, as well as those who did not have the opportunity to do so but are interested in becoming a part of these conversations.

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Welcome to threads@CFE.  This weeks' post is Finding Our Place: A New Semester By Luca Maurer, LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services Program Director.  

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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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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is seeking a two members of the staff or faculty who are interested in serving as a trip advisers for students participating in the Alternative Spring Break Program (ASB) from March 13 - March 19, 2016. We are currently seeking an adviser for the volunteer trip to Salamanca, NY, where students will work at a youth center located on the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory, Students on this trip will have the opportunity to learn more about the dynamics between native and non-native peoples living in the area. 

 

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Faculty Council seeks 2 faculty members to serve on the search committee for the Vice-President for Enrollment. The search will begin shortly and conclude by the end of this semester. Interested faculty should send a short statement to the Faculty Council chair, rothbart@ithaca.edu by Friday, January 29.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 3:00 PM

A course site in Sakai is a great way to share information, assignments, grades, and resources with your students. This 20-minute webinar will demonstrate the process of creating a course site from start to finish. We will briefly introduce the available tools and site settings to help you get started. No prior Sakai experience is required.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD,
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of 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 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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Friday, January 22, 2016 | 9:00 AM

A course site in Sakai is a great way to share information, assignments, grades, and resources with your students. This 20-minute webinar will demonstrate the process of creating a course site from start to finish. We will briefly introduce the available tools and site settings to help you get started. No prior Sakai experience is required.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 3:15 - 3:35 p.m.
How do you plan for the first day of class or the first minutes of each class? Too many choices emerge, what to do now or what to do later? This webinar session examines why and how to set first day/minutes of class activity priorities. 

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 No more carping about out-of-tune singing (for the rest of 2015). No more bemoaning directors who don't seem to like the art of opera (for the next five minutes). No more worrying whether traditional opera will go the way of all flesh (for the next few days, at least). It's time to give up on my Scrooge tendencies and be thankful for the gifts that opera gave me, in and around New York this past year, alphabetically speaking.  He makes this list with singers like Jamie Barton, Diana Damrau, Christine Goerke, Stephanie Blythe, and more....

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Opera Lafayette presented one of the highlights of the Washington musical season so far at the Kennedy Center on November 27th, presenting their semi-staged version of Vivaldi's Catone in Utica with the sublime countertenor, John Holiday.

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The Student Accessibility Services office is seeking volunteer proctors for final exam week. If you have time available during the week of December 14-18, and can give us a three-hour block of time for proctoring exams, please contact us. Our daily seating times for exam administration are:

7:30 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 1:30 PM

1:30 - 4:30 PM

4:30 - 7:30 PM

6:00 - 9:00 PM

This may be a good time for you to get some grading or reading done and, at the same time, provide a valuable service to the IC community. If you are interested in helping, please contact Kelly Charnley at kcharnley@ithaca.edu or at 4-1257 for more information.

Thank you very much for your consideration.