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Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 07/29/2016
HomerAdmin and HomerConnect, along with the Homer database, will be down for approximately 30 minutes from 6:00-6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3rd due to system maintenance.
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Contributed by David Maley on 07/29/2016
While Ithaca College is not yet being directly affected by the severe drought in the Ithaca area, the college is taking proactive steps to reduce water usage, and asking members of the campus community to consider ways they can lessen individual water consumption.
The campus is served by the Bolton Point Water System, which—unlike the water source for some other local communities and institutions—is not currently facing low supply levels. Nevertheless, the college is interested in being a good steward of our natural resources, and we will update the campus community should conditions change.
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A recent position vacancy in General Services has resulted in a reorganization via workforce analysis and the elimination of a position.
This reorganization in both Mail Services and Print Production has provided the opportunity to create efficiencies while still providing a similar level of service to the campus. Beginning August 8, 2016 print orders will be delivered on the following schedule.
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Contributed by Ray Fitzgerald on 07/28/2016
The fix IT shop will be closed on Friday, July 29th and reopen on Monday, August 1st at 11:30 am.
Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez on 07/27/2016
The Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources invite you to participate in a 2-hour session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of a search chair.
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Contributed by Casey Verderosa on 07/27/2016
Alan Cohen, Associate Professor of Business, and Steve Mauk, Professor of Music, were mistakenly included in a list of faculty who retired during the 2015-16 academic year in the fall issue of ICView magazine. Neither is retiring, but both were recently honored for teaching at IC for 40 years and are beginning their 41st year with Ithaca College.
Professor Tom Nicholson, Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, taught a Documentary Filmmaking Workshop to 15 African Filmmakers at MSU
Contributed by Karen Armstrong on 07/27/2016
Associate Professor Tom Nicholson of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies taught a month-long Documentary Filmmaking Workshop at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.
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Contributed by Jane Ray on 07/27/2016
The current economic climate has created challenges for employees on college campuses. Strong, focused, and enthusiastic employees will be the key for all departments and divisions on campus. You can help create an environment where employees feel empowered and informed. Learn strategies on maintaining morale from Tracy Knofla, who has over 25 years of experience working on college campuses nationwide.
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Contributed by David Maley on 07/27/2016
Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Janet Williams as Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective August 1. Williams has served as Controller—the number two position in the division—since this past February. She succeeds Gerald Hector, who has accepted an offer to become the Vice President for Financial Affairs at Cornell University.
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Contributed by Kyle Szuta on 07/27/2016
Ransomware is a variant of malware (i.e. hostile or intrusive software) that has recently been on the rise. It has the capability to prevent you from accessing your own files. There have been several recent reports in the news of ransomware affecting hospitals and other organizations. Continue reading for more information on what ransomware is and how you can protect yourself.
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Contributed by David Maley on 07/26/2016
Congratulations to departing Vice President for Finance and Administration Gerald Hector, who recently took part in a local discussion and national discussion on diversity and inclusion issues, both of which are available for online listening. Gerald has been catalyst for engaging members of the campus community in conversations on these issues over the past year.
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Contributed by Terri Stewart on 07/26/2016
The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is pleased to announce the following appointments of two talented and longstanding members: Sergeant/Investigator Tom Dunn to Lieutenant; and, Master Patrol Officer Donald Lyke to Sergeant.
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Contributed by Karen Emnett on 07/26/2016
Posted on behalf of the Office of the Provost & VPEA
Several offices are moving to the Campus Center for the fall in order to enhance students’ ability to use their services and resources.
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Contributed by Doug Turnbull on 07/25/2016
After many years in the making, IC students launched MegsRadio.fm ahead of the Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance this past weekend.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us test out MegsRadio over the next two weeks. All we need you to do is use the app for a couple of days and let us know what you think. Please sign up here if you are interested: https://goo.gl/forms/TYiKnNb1BOzACKzk1
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Contributed by David Weil on 07/25/2016
I am pleased to announce that Mr. William Liddick has been named Interim Director of Engagement and Implementation within the department of Digital Instruction and Information Services. His official first day in the role is Monday, July 25, 2016.
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Contributed by Amanda L. Lippincott on 07/25/2016
The All College Meeting will be held Thursday, August 18, from 9:00 to 11:00a.m. in the Emerson Suites of the Campus Center.
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Jake Brenner, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Serving as Guest Editor and Co-author of Paper
Contributed by Cheryl Gunther on 07/25/2016
Jake Brenner (ENVS) is serving as a guest editor of a Special Feature in Ecology & Society, an open-access online journal devoted to sustainability science and co-authored a paper in the Special Feature.
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Contributed by Caryanne Keenan on 07/25/2016
Career Services is excited to announce the arrival of two new staff members, beginning July 25:
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