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The semester is now fully up and running IC, as we are now in the first few days of in-person instruction! Take a minute and check out this week’s COVID-19 Update, which tackles some thoughts on dining as we continue to be #ICinThisTogether. 

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The Ithaca College Information Technology Advisory Council is reviewing the use of LinkedIn Learning as part of an evaluation of cost savings related to software services. We would like to gain a better understanding of how faculty are using the tool for academic purposes.


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The Ithaca College Information Technology Advisory Council is reviewing the use of LinkedIn Learning as part of an evaluation of cost savings related to software services. We would like to gain a better understanding of how staff are using the tool for training and professional development purposes.


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Earlier this month, New York State Department of Labor announced that it has identified over 425,000 fraudulent unemployment benefit claims during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alex Horner '17, founder of Burlington Code Academy, has secured $10 million in growth financing to expand access to software engineering education. 

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The School of Business is excited to announce a monthly "brown bag" Personal Finance webinar series. Join us for our first session on Tuesday, February 16th where we will be covering Personal Finance Tips you need to know

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Friday Feb 26, 1 pm eastern time, save the date!
Tired Tropes and Stale Stereotypes:LGBTQ representation in media and arts
LGBTQ representation in media and the arts: why is it important?
How does it impact LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ professionals?
How does it impact everyone who takes in media and the arts?

We'll use the springboard of the documentary Disclosure as a jumping off point. Panelists including IC alumni and the director of IC's LA Program, will share their perspectives on the industry, across media and arts genres, and across orientations and identities.

We recommend viewing the documentary Disclosure prior to this event, but it is not required in order to participate.

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The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, supported by the Department of Writing and the School of Humanities and Sciences, is excited to host a virtual reading and Q&A by fiction writer and essayist Joy Castro on Thursday, February 11, at 6:00 p.m.

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Center for Faculty Excellence Dana Teaching Fellows Amie Germain, Ellie Fulmer, and Matthew Clauhs, and CFE Director Gordon Rowland presented at the international Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Higher Education Digicon 2021 conference on February 5. Their presentation was based on the 2021 Summer Institute and was titled Flexible by Design: Using UDL to Prepare Faculty for Teaching in Times of Disruption. Universal Design for Learning is an educational framework that guides the development of flexible learning environments to proactively meet the needs of all learners through multiple means of engagement, representation, and action and expression.

 On Saturday the performance of the  IC Speech and Debate Team made a clear statement about the current shape of the college by winning the team title in the debate division at the New York – New Jersey State Championship Speech Tournament. 

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A growing group of IC alumni and faculty are working together to show their vested interest in the future of Ithaca College. Read the article here

Kudos to Cantor Abbe Lyons

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 Huge congratulations and Mazal Tov to Hillel's Cantor Abbe on her upcoming presentations at Ohalah 2021! She is co-presenting twice. One already took place on Jan 11, and the second is this Tuesday!

Singing Together Virtually, at Ohalah 2021: Hafachta Mispedi l'Machol Li:  Dancing the Grief and the Joy, co-presenting with Rabbi Dr. Oren Steinitz 

 Making Virtual Videos, Women Cantors Network Knosh & Knowledge series, co-presenting with Emily Meyer.

The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center is pleased to announce the second speaker in our Stress Resilience in a Pandemic Series. 

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The 10th Annual Wheels for Women Cabaret will be presented virtually by seniors in the Department of Theatre Arts on Saturday, February 27, at 7PM. Suggested donation: $10.00 ($5.00 for students.)

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 The Ithaca Music Forum will present a Zoom lecture by gospel music scholar Dr. Alisha Lola Jones of Indiana University entitled "Black Musical Masculinities and the Art of Enflaming Worship."  This talk will take place on Friday, Feb. 12, at 5 pm.  See below for Zoom registration link.

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Please save the date for our next virtual All Staff Meeting on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern. Virtual meeting details will follow.

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You are invited to the virtual screening of the 34th Annual American Cinematheque Award on Saturday, February 20th honoring filmmaker Spike Lee.

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Established through contributions from staff, faculty, and friends of James J. Whalen, Ithaca College’s 6th president, in honor of his 22 years of service to the College.

This award is granted to eligible staff members in a degree program at Ithaca College. The money can be used to pay for books and defray other educational costs. Candidates for the J.J. Staff Scholar Award must be full-time staff members of the College; matriculated in a degree program; have completed at least 60 credit hours toward an undergraduate degree, or pursuing a graduate-level degree, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

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This is an alert to the campus community that the IC Health Badge system is now back ONLINE

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Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the All-College Gathering on Tuesday, February 9, from 12:10 to 1:05 pm ET. 

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