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Many of us reflect on what we might be able to do to help out during these challenging times. Staff Council’s Employee Engagement Committee is pleased to announce a community outreach action in response to school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) helped us identify a funding request they received that aligns with the criteria we outlined: A) Student/Education focused B) Supports remote/at home learning, and C) Art-related. 

We invite all members of the IC community to make a donation between now and June 15th, 2020 at: weblink.donorperfect.com/IPEIIC2020. See "Grants/Situational Grants" on form. Any amount ($5 or whatever you are able to give) is truly appreciated. A goal of $500 funds an entire Situational Grant, several of which have been tied to art supplies.

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Many of us reflect on what we might be able to do to help out during these challenging times. Staff Council’s Employee Engagement Committee is pleased to announce a community outreach action in response to school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) helped us identify a funding request they received that aligns with the criteria we outlined: A) Student/Education focused B) Supports remote/at home learning, and C) Art-related. 

We invite all members of the IC community to make a donation between now and June 15th, 2020 at: weblink.donorperfect.com/IPEIIC2020. See "Grants/Situational Grants" on form. Any amount ($5 or whatever you are able to give) is truly appreciated. A goal of $500 funds an entire Situational Grant, several of which have been tied to art supplies.

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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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During this challenging time of social isolation and other stressors, finding support for sobriety is even more important. Millions of people worldwide are engaging in virtual meetings which are available 7 days a week at all hours of the day and night.  Check out these links for meeting information!

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

In The Rooms - a wide variety of 12-step meetings

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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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Ithaca College recently acquired Formstack, a web form application that will directly replace JotForms (within WPM) and Cognito Forms. Formstack offers the self-service ability to create dynamic forms for registrations, surveys, and workflows, with the ability to collect online payments and HIPAA-related information.

The Business Productivity team has been reaching out to existing form owners of JotForms and Cognito Forms as part of a phased winding down of those services by February 2021.

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Effective May 30, 2020, Zoom will require that all users accessing Zoom have the latest release (version 5) of the Zoom desktop client or mobile app enabled on their device(s). Without the latest version, Zoom users will not be able to host or join Zoom meetings using the desktop client or mobile app.

To update Zoom on your desktop or mobile device please visit the Zoom Support article “Upgrade / update to the latest version.” or follow the steps below to update your Zoom desktop client. If you see a message to contact your administrator in order to update the software, please uninstall Zoom, then download the latest version.

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This message is to inform the IC campus community that Sakai will be upgraded to the most recent version, Sakai 20, over the summer. The upgrade is tentatively scheduled for August 11, 2020 and will involve approximately 6-8 hours of downtime. This is an annual upgrade to the system. As more information becomes available, we will continue to provide the campus community with information and timely updates.  

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Providence College has announced that Sean Reid, who has superbly led our School of Business as dean since 2015, has been named as their new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. He will be joining Providence on July 1. This is an outstanding advancement opportunity for Sean, taking him to the next level in his already distinguished higher education career.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) publishes two short essays: “Virus, Vaccine, and Value in a Curved Universe” and “Internal Simultaneity: A Science of Autobiography” (abstracts and links below)

 

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New summer 2020 classes added weekly to HomerConnect. This week's new additions are highlighted in yellow on the easy-to-read course roster.

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Paula E.F. Younger, Ithaca College’s executive director for government and community relations, will take a leave of absence from the college to serve as campaign manager for Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano. Younger will begin her assignment with the campaign in June and plans to return to the college after her leave is completed in November.

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 Off-campus students, faculty and staff should be sure to complete the 2020 Census at my2020census.gov.  Off-campus students should be using the address where they would have been living in town on April 1 (despite COVID)!  

The Chronicle of Higher Education posted this article recently about how college towns, and in particular, our beloved Ithaca NY can be impacted if people don't get counted.  

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Goodbye to myhome

Contributed by John White on 05/28/20 

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After many years of service, the myHome website is being decommissioned on June 26.

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Chris Sinton, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, has been awarded a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation titled The Effect of a Mid-Ocean Ridge-Centered Environment on a Zoned Mantle Plume and Associated Secondary Magmatism. He will work with his students and a colleague at Colgate University to determine the age and composition of lavas previously recovered from the now drowned part of the Galapagos Archipelago that formed between 5 and 10 million years ago.

 Professor and Director of Athletic Training Education, Paul R. Geisler, EdD, ATC presented an international webinar on programmatic assessment in athletic training and athletic therapy education to over 200 attendees on Wednesday, May 26th.

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    We've extended the deadline to submit the Family Care survey to May 29, 2020 in an effort to gather more responses. We understand this is a difficult time for many, please only complete this survey if you're willing and able. Thanks in advance. 

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   We've extended the deadline to submit the Family Care survey to May 29, 2020 in an effort to gather more responses. We understand this is a difficult time for many, please only complete this survey if you're willing and able. Thanks in advance. 

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It is with heavy hearts that we share some sad news with the IC community. Don Mooney, an Ithaca College icon, beloved by thousands of students, passed away on May 1st, 2020, after a short illness.

In 2017, students, faculty, alumni, and all of our other IC friends nominated Don as one of their favorite Ithaca College icons, celebrating this achievement at IC’s 125th Anniversary celebration. Don was thrilled to receive this special award from the Ithaca College community. In Don's 12+ years of service as a Dining Services employee, he greeted thousands of students into Towers and Terrace Dining Halls. Don was undeniably a familiar face to all that entered the dining hall.

 

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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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