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This October we are bringing to you a new IC A Healthy Me Challenge that will really get you on your feet! 

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Scholar in Residence, Honors Program, Raza Rumi will speak and moderate a #ProtectJournalists panel discussion at UN Headquarters on Sept 16, ahead of United Nations General Assembly.

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The Office of Human Resources & the Gerontology Institute are excited to present the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program to our faculty and staff! 

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Friday, September 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

If you are an advanced-career faculty member, please join us on Friday, September 16, 8:30 a.m., for an hour with our former President, Peggy R. Williams. We anticipate sharing ideas around mentoring, staying vital as a teacher, and thinking about our legacy. It will be good to hear your thoughts about ways we can continue our professional development.

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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, supporting academic success, and furthering student learning on selected outcomes. The FYRE Associate plays an integral role in success of our first-year students by providing leadership for the educational and experiential initiatives within each FYRE residential cluster at Ithaca College. Each year, with the support of student staff, FYRE Associates direct the execution of four SLO Initiatives during the academic year in the area of Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability, or Social & Emotional Learning. (SLO Initiatives are events, campaigns, or other learning strategies that further students understanding of a specific learning outcome.) 

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The deadline for winter session 2016 undergraduate course proposals is October 1st.

If you'd like to propose a winter session undergraduate course, contact your department chair.

Questions? Visit the For Faculty site or contact Jen Wofford at jwofford@ithaca.edu.

Summer session course proposals are due November 1st.

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The Ithaca College community is cordially invited to participate in the Second Annual Symposia on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. The Center for Faculty Excellence, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies are collaborating to facilitate the continuation of the conversation we began last September.

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The Office of Human Resources & the Gerontology Institute are excited to present the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program to our faculty and staff! 

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The Ithaca College community is cordially invited to participate in the Second Annual Symposia on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. The Center for Faculty Excellence, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies are collaborating to facilitate the continuation of the conversation we began last September.

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The Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) group is happy to announce that we have successfully implemented our new video system across campus inside Sakai as well as through the web portal http://media.ithaca.edu

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The 2016 FLEFF Diversity Scholars Initiative will bring to Ithaca College fifteen graduate students from a wide range of disciplines from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. FLEFF Diversity Scholars will attend the World Music Festival, FLEFF Faculty Forums, and will meet Ithaca College faculty and students. Strong preference will be given to students who are ABD or late stage MFA’s including late stage MS in Communications. This three day, October 23-25th inside look will showcase the artistic and intellectual environment at Ithaca College.

 

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The Summer College for High School Students is looking to possibly add one new course to course offerings in both the three week summer session and the one week summer session during summer 2017. For more information, please contact the director of the program, Warren Schlesinger (warren@ithaca.edu). Please note that courses with insufficient enrollment will be canceled. Please visit http://www.ithaca.edu/summercollege/ to learn more about the program.

The Ithaca College community is cordially invited to participate in the Second Annual Symposia on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. The Center for Faculty Excellence, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies are collaborating to facilitate the continuation of the conversation we began last September.

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Faculty Council is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations, for the position of At-Large Representative for the Committee for College-Wide Requirements (CCR). The position has a two-year term, staring immediately and ending in May 2018.  

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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.

Federal guidelines require that applicants possess prior experience with a particular agent or procedure, and those supervising the activity should be familiar with proper safety precautions, procedures involving storage, and disposal. A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Biosafety website – http://www.ithaca.edu/sponsored-research/biosafety/.

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Contributed by Jean Hardwick, 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.

Ithaca College’s animal use program is managed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.  A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee website –http://www.ithaca.edu/sponsored-research/iacuc/.

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Linda Petrosino:

As we look forward to the beginning of a new academic year, I would like to remind all faculty members of the following opening year events:

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Thanks to a generous donation from An Evening to Remember Gala, the Gerontology Institute along with the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies piloted a Music & Memory program (www.musicandmemory.org) in the fall 2015 at Beechtree Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. This fall, again thanks to An Evening to Remember Gala, Cayuga Ridge Extended Care will begin a Music & Memory program. 

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The FYRE Associate plays an integral role in the success of our first-year students by providing leadership for the educational and experiential initiatives within each FYRE residential cluster at Ithaca College. 

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is excited to announce that Geneva Faraci joins the Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) team as a Distributed Learning Technologist. 

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