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After an extensive and highly competitive search for the next head coach of the Ithaca College baseball program, Associate Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports Susan Bassett ’79 is pleased to announce that David Valesente has been selected as the fourth head coach in the program’s storied 86-year history. Valesente has served for the past three years as the head baseball coach at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y.

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During Orientation, the Class of 2023 First-Gen Students will have an opportunity to gather and celebrate the Ithaca FIRSTS Programs. We are inviting any faculty, staff, and returning students that identify as First-Gen to join us! 

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Top Hat is a classroom response system that includes features such as automated attendance, class participation, assignment tools for interactive homework, and the ability to administer secure tests and quizzes, all of which are made available to students on their own devices. 

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(The following message is being posted on behalf of Ernie McClatchie, Executive Director of Maintenance, Grounds & Transportation) 

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The Department of Business & Finance will have limited office hours this Friday. August 9th, 2019.

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, offered a seminar on Islam and feminism, including some of her own work on both, at the 17th annual session of the NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI) in St. Petersburg, Russia, from July 15-August 2nd. The seminars are taught by invitation only with the faculty coming mostly from the U.S. and the students primarily from the Russian Federation. In all, though, sixty four countries have been represented during NYI's history. This year, the students came from thirteen, including, for the first time, Iran, Saudi Arabia and S. Africa. http://www.nyi.spb.ru/ 

The 61st Cortaca Jug football game between Ithaca College and Cortland State University will be played on its biggest stage yet this fall — MetLife Stadium, the home of the National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets. 

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Career Services is excited to announce that Kimberly Lieb '87 will join our team on Monday, August 19th as the Interim Assistant Director for Industry and Community Engagement.  As Assistant Director, Kimberly will facilitate opportunities for alumni, recruiters and other industry professionals to support students' career success.

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The Ithaca College food pantry had a fantastic trial run this Spring and Summer.  We were open twice per week from February through May and twice a week in the summer as well.  An average of 50 shoppers utilized the services each time the pantry was open.

Additionally, preliminary data indicates that students who utilized the food security services (on-campus pantry, mobile food pantry or the swipe out hunger program) persisted (returned for an additional semester) in a higher percentage that students who did not utilize the services.

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Assistant Professors Raul Palma and Jacob White and Associate Professors Eleanor Henderson and Jack Wang of the Department of Writing presented at the 22nd annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference on July 6-7, 2019 at Imperial College in London, England.

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VoiceThread, an interactive online environment, allows instructors and students to asynchronously engage with each other around a variety of media using their voice, video or text. Particularly useful in fostering rich online discussions around media, for language education and online learning and VoiceThread is widely used in K-12 and higher education.

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Early Upgrade to Sakai

Contributed by Jenna Linskens on 08/05/19 

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As announced in Intercom to the Ithaca Community on 8/1/19 we were expecting to upgrade to Sakai 12 on August 12. Due to factors beyond our control the vendor upgraded our system today, August 5. Throughout the day users may experience a prolonged outage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

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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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I stand in solidarity with the communities of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in mourning the devastating loss of life this weekend as our country reels once again in the wake of two more atrocious acts of gun violence

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The Hartford provides pre-trip information that helps benefit-eligible employees feel safe and secure while traveling.

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The on-campus Food Pantry will be open this week on Tuesday August 6th 5-6pm and Friday August 9th 2-3:15pm. It will also be open next week Tuesday August 13th 5-6pm and Friday August 16th 2-3:15pm 

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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:

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President Collado will discuss preparing Latino students for the workforce of the future.

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Teaching program grant provides student stipends and informs nationwide strategies for improving teacher retention.

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During this time period, no parking permits will be required to park on campus.  Green, Red and Blue parking lot designations will not be enforced.

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