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Kudos to Cantor Abbe Lyons

Contributed by Max Kasler on 02/08/21 

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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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The IC Health Badge will be temporarily offline at a minimum the afternoon of Thursday, February 4 and the morning of Friday, February 5 to provide essential maintenance and updates to the functionality of the system. Students will still be able to complete their Daily Health Screening, and should do so, however, students will not be able to display a badge upon request at this time.

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The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) and the Student Activities Center (SAC) have been operating remotely since March 2020, and we are so excited to be opening our doors for the spring semester, starting on February 8!

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The Information Technology Service Desk has extended its hours of operation as shown below to support the start of on-campus hybrid classes for the spring semester:

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Attention Juniors and Seniors!

The Office of Student Engagement invites all juniors and seniors to apply for the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership (PRWAACL) for the 2020-2021 academic year.

This award is earned by students who:

  • Excel academically
  • Perform service to the college and local communities
  • Are involved in various co-curricular activities
  • Represent outstanding levels of accomplishment

Applications are open to all juniors and seniors January 21, 2021 - February 21, 2021. Please visit the Office of Student Engagement - PRWAACL website to review award qualifications and access the application form. For questions, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at

You still have until Sunday to nominate some great student leaders!

The Office of Student Engagement is looking for student leaders to be nominated for the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership. This award recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors who excel in academics, are involved in co-curricular activities, perform service, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment.

The nomination form will close Sunday at 11:59pm.

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Contributed on behalf of Jacqueline Winslow, Director of New Student & Transition Programs

The Office of New Student & Transition Programs, in collaboration with Student, Young Alumni and Family Engagement, and the IC Family Council are excited to announce the launch of the IC Family Newsletter titled, South Hill Messenger. South Hill Messenger is intended to keep families and supporters of IC students in the fold by highlighting important college updates, exciting happenings, and features accomplishments of members of the IC community.

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The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Mindful IC is back this Spring for noon hour meditation! Join us here at noon EST virtually on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. No experience is necessary; guidance is always offered. 

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The 2021 Campus Life Awards committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff, and students to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who should be considered for this award. You still have one more week to nominate students who you think should apply!

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Hello Faculty and Staff, 

As the Employee Quarantine & Isolation Coordinator, I am here to support and serve as a resource for Staff, Faculty and Supervisors.  I am in frequent communication with Cayuga Health System, the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Team and local health departments, including Tompkins County Health Department. 

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HSA Tax Information

Contributed by Katie Sack on 02/03/21 

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Your HSA tax documents are now available through PayFlex. Login to view and print your documents. 

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If you paid for an eligible medical or dependent care expense out of pocket during the 2020 plan year, you have until March 31, 2021 to submit those expenses for reimbursement. Otherwise, any remaining balance will be forfeited.

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