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FIRST Look, Ithaca College’s pre-orientation program for First-Generation students and their families, is seeking faculty and staff from the Ithaca College community to volunteer for its “Dine Out” program.

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Dr. Lisa Farman, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, was honored with a top paper award at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC), held in Toronto, August 7-10. Based on blind-peer-review scores for her research paper, she received the Advertising Division’s second top faculty research paper award, with a prize of $200. Farman’s research was also featured in the Advertising Division’s “Outstanding Papers” session. The abstract is included below:

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As you're creating your syllabi, you may wish to include some of the following information about the Writing Center, a free service for all current Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff. 

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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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Contributed on behalf of Warren Calderone, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations and Sponsored Research

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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:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

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The on-campus Food Pantry will be open this week on Tuesday August 13th 5-6pm and Friday August 16th 2-3:15pm . It will also be open next week Tuesday August 20th 5-6pm. 

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Submitted on behalf of La Jerne Terry Cornish, Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs:  

It is a great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Gordon Rowland as the new Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE).  This position is a key resource in supporting and implementing the Imagining Ithaca Strategic Plan. I am delighted to appoint an exceptionally talented and well-qualified individual to fill this essential role.  Presently a Professor and Program Director in the Park School of Communications, Dr. Rowland will begin a three-year term as Director, effective August 16, 2019.

Our new CFE Director received his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University following his graduate work in Music Theory at Ithaca College.  He brings 37 years of classroom experience to the Center with extensive experience in mentoring, research, and scholarship. 

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

The Office of Facilities is pleased to announce that there will not be a need for the scheduled campus power shutdown originally scheduled for Sunday, August 11th.

We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation during the previous shutdowns which has allowed for the continued maintenance and upgrading of the system. 

Thank you!

Thank you to the following individuals who assisted in the food pantry this summer.  Their willingness to stay after hours to ensure that our students had access to this valuable resource attests to their kindness and to their commitment to ensuring food security for members of the Ithaca College community. We are grateful for your service.

Members of the IC community who would like to help in the IC Food Pantry this fall can do so by signing up here.

 

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The spring 2020 course schedule will be available for view on HomerConnect and Degree Works beginning Monday, October 21st, 2019.

On October 28th, after 12pm students will be able to view their Registration Status (aka Time Ticket) on HomerConnect. Registration Status lets students know what time they can begin to register for classes. To ensure the most accurate time, students should confirm all transfer credits have been awarded and complete any change of majors/minors/concentrations via IC workflow prior to this date.

 

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During the week of August 19th, Career Services staff will be immersed in Peer Career Advisor Training and Orientation programs. Voicemail and e-mail will be checked twice daily for urgent messages. We will re-open for routine business on Monday, August 26th.  Coaching appointments and drop-in hours will resume on Wednesday, August 28th. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time.

The Office of the Provost, the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity and the Office of Human Resources invite you to participate in a three-hour training session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of a search chair or member while incorporating best practices for inclusion.

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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/ 

  Beginning Monday, August 19 and running through Friday, August 23, the Ithaca College Center for Print Production will be installing new presses in the print shop. Coming, as it does, the week before classes start for the Fall '19 semester, that is typically a very busy week in the print shop, but circumstances have left this as the only available window to install the new equipment. The print shop will remain open during this process, but turnaround times will, by necessity, be somewhat lengthened. We encourage Faculty and Staff to keep this in mind as they are submitting their orders.

 
Thank you for your patience as we tackle this project. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Glen Harris at 274-5702 or by email at gharris5@ithaca.edu.

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