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Degree Works Update

Contributed by Cindy Clark on 08/20/19 

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Degree Works is Now Available to All Students

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The Women’s Swimming and Diving Team will be offering their annual Fall Swim Lessons. Whether you or your child wants to continue growing in the pool after the summer months with the ability to work on refining strokes, turns, starts or diving; the swimming & diving team is here to help. We invite all different ages and skill abilities to participate. 

A member of the team will teach participants in either a private lesson or in a group of two.  We are offering 30-minute lessons; or for a person older than 5, and of a lap swimming level he/she may sign up 2 consecutive sessions (hour long lesson). The sessions are 10:00-10:30, 10:45-11:15, 11:30-12:00. 

***This session will not be holding make-up dates, and there are no opportunities to do make-up lessons***

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Library Search Update

Contributed by Dan Taylor on 08/19/19 

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On Thursday, August 22, the library will be migrating to an improved version of Library Search. If you use the "My Favorites" feature in Library Search, saved records will be migrated, but saved searches cannot be migrated. 

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In early June, participants in Ithaca College’s 403(b) Retirement Plan received a communication from TIAA, our service provider, announcing some exciting fund additions that were being made to the Plan.

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Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce some of its 2019-2020 guest artists.  

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The article describes a comparison between trained ratings of global coherence (topic maintenance) and untrained listeners' judgments of topic maintenance and attention/interest. Findings provide preliminary external validity for the 4-point global coherence rating scale and support its clinical utility.

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In the past Move-In Day has occurred on the weekend, allowing new students and their families to have easy access to parking. This year Move-In Day takes place during the day on August 20, 2019. Family Orientation programs will then take place during the day on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.



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 Al-Anon, the twelve-step group for friends and family members of alcoholics and addicts, is holding weekly meetings at Ithaca College. Meetings are held in the Phillips Room of Muller Chapel every Wednesday from 12:00-12:50pm. The group, officially called the South Hill Higher Ground Al-Anon Family Group, is not affiliated with Ithaca College and is open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the Ithaca community beyond the campus who seek support. The purpose of the meeting is to establish ongoing on-campus support for those who have loved ones contending with addiction. Everything shared by individuals at these meetings will be kept confidential. Free parking is available in the visitor lot near the entrance to campus from 96-B (Danby Road). For more information, contact

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The Teaching & Learning with Technology team is excited to announce an upgrade to Sakai, Ithaca College’s learning management system (LMS), which offers new features, a more modern look and feel with improved navigation, and improved functionality for faculty and students. 

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Please see below for information regarding the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) for the fall 2019 semester.

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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing all College research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, and students that involve the use of human participants.

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No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with Joseph Silino can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

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Fall semester 2019, meets bi-weekly, September 9 - December 16
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Full-time, continuing faculty members are invited to submit proposals to the Center for Faculty Excellence for CFRD released time during the Fall 2020 semester.

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A friendly reminder to faculty:  proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, September 15

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is pleased to announce a new service that will be available beginning August 19, 2019, the CAPS After-hours On-call Counselor.  This service will be available by phone anytime CAPS is closed: Monday through Friday 5:00 pm – 8:30 am, and 24 hours/day on weekends, holidays, and during campus closures.  Faculty, staff, and family members can also use this service if they have concerns about an IC student and are seeking guidance.

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As we prepare to welcome students and families to campus for the start of a new academic year, the IC Web Team is happy to announce the launch of a brand new online campus map for our website at

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Dear Campus Community,

In June, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the strategic plan that our community had worked so hard on throughout the past academic year. This signaled our transition from “Imagining Ithaca,” the process by which we created our plan, to “Ithaca Forever,” a concrete, actionable blueprint that defines the nine goals and multiple objectives that will guide our work over the next five years.

Our effort last year revolved around planning. This year, it’s about doing. 

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I am writing to share with you that Melinda Butler has resigned from her position with the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, effective August 28th. Melinda is moving south to be closer to family and enjoy a warmer climate.

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All members of the Ithaca College community are invited to enjoy free food, music, and games on Friday, August 30th from 4 to 6 PM on Campus Center Quad.

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