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To the Academic Calendar subgroup/task force:

As administrators (and staff and faculty) continue to decide about the return to campus, the faculty in Politics would like to submit questions and a suggestion. While we hear that the Return to Campus Task Force composed of administrators, and the subgroups composed of a mix of constituent groups are working with local officials and partners in the community, as well as following the guidance provided by Governor Cuomo and his NY Forward Plan, we are failing to see much logic around the public health approach that puts us all in situations of danger during months when the flu season would be upon us.

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Dear IC students,

We hope you can join us tomorrow, Thursday, June 4, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., as we hold space for our IC students to unite as a community and acknowledge the sorrow, fear, suffering, and outrage that many of us are feeling right now as our local and national communities confront systemic racism, injustice, and violence committed against Black lives.

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End the week with ART! IC Artists share their work on Fridays at 5pm.

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The next virtual All-Faculty-and-Staff Gathering is from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, June 9. Faculty and staff are invited to submit their questions in advance via this form until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5.

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There will be a follow up virtual Student Meeting providing updates to the Move Out process on Thursday, June 4, 2020, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. 

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Even though the semester is over, study abroad advisors in the Office of International Programs are available throughout the summer for Zoom appointments to help you plan for a future study abroad experience. Although College-sponsored and affiliated study abroad programs are suspended for 2020-21, we would be happy to help you plan for a summer, semester, or winter session abroad in the 2021-22 academic year or beyond.

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Career Services has been working with alumni to create Micro-Internships for this summer!

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Join the Ithaca College Sexual Violence Prevention Committee for a virtual event series to screen and discuss the Fundamental docu-series created by the Global Fund for Women. This event series will be co-hosted by the Tompkins County Advocacy Center, BOLD Women's Leadership Network, Office of International Programs, the Center for IDEAS, the LGBT Center, Athletics, the Office of Student Engagement, Public Safety, the Politics Department, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Women's Mentoring Network, and the Psychology Department. 

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Fundamental is a mini docu-series created by the Global Fund for Women. Learn more about the series here

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Fundamental is a mini docu-series created by the Global Fund for Women. Learn more about the series here

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Submitted on behalf of Bill Guerrero, Vice President for Finance and Administration

As announced by President Collado on May 26, a Return to Campus Task Force has been formed and is developing criteria and procedures for the beginning of on-campus instruction in October. Identifying the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and supplies required by national, state, and local governmental regulations is a necessary early step in the planning process.

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We are pleased to confirm that Ithaca College has once again begun our Summer Hours schedule! This tradition was established in 2003 as a special recognition for the efforts of staff and has remained in effect as, year after year, our employees continue to demonstrate the meaning of hard work and dedication.

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 “Efficiency” -  appears four times in the nine points of the draft APP. Instead we should base decisions on resilience. Research suggests that the long-term health and persistence of a complex system, such as Ithaca College, requires resilience, not efficiency.

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Join IC Staff Council’s Employee Engagement Committee in JUNE 2020 for a month of fun activities. Get to know colleagues across campus and share what you’re doing. Each week, there will be a different focus and/or group of activities. Week 2 is all about showing your IC spirit!

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The next virtual All-Faculty-and-Staff Gathering is from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, June 9. Faculty and staff are invited to submit their questions in advance via this form until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5.

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Medicare Basics

Contributed by Jane Ray on 06/01/20 

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New to Medicare or just want a better understanding of how it works, what your best coverage options are, and how to keep costs down?

Join us for a Medicare Basics presentation via zoom on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

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Risham Majeed (Assistant Professor, Art History) has published a critical dialogue with Blake Bradford on two important sites, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. and the Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial and Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. Majeed conceived of the project to analyze these high-profile and long-awaited institutions as a comparative critique that contextualizes black history as American history. 

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Congrats to Cheryl for being accepted to present for two professional associations this summer.

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Join IC Staff Council’s Employee Engagement Committee in JUNE 2020 for a month of fun activities. Get to know colleagues across campus and share what you’re doing. Each week, there will be a different focus and/or group of activities. Let’s start with Getting Outside!

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Join the Ithaca College Sexual Violence Prevention Committee for a virtual event series to screen and discuss the Fundamental docu-series created by the Global Fund for Women. This event series will be co-hosted by the Tompkins County Advocacy Center, BOLD Women's Leadership Network, Office of International Programs, the Center for IDEAS, the LGBT Center, Athletics, the Office of Student Engagement, Public Safety, the Politics Department, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Women's Mentoring Network, and the Psychology Department. 

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