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As we near the end of the Fall 2019 Semester, we'd like to thank the Ithaca College community for a wonderful semester! We wish you the best of luck on finals and a safe and happy Winter Break. We look forward to seeing you in 2020! 

Did you know that we release monthly updates? Click Here for December's Dining Services Updates.

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The on-campus Food Pantry will be open this week on  Tuesday December 17th from 6-7 pm and Friday December 20th from 4-5:30pm. Fall hours will be every Tuesday from 6-7 pm and every Friday from 4-5:30 pm.  

*Spring hours will be Tuesdays from 6-7pm and Fridays from 4-5:30 pm.  

The Pantry is located in the DeMotte Room (you can enter by going down the stairs to the left of the information desk in Phillips Hall or by using the back entrance to Phillips Hall closest to the upper quads and near the stairs that up to the academic quad). The Pantry is open to any and all members of the IC community. There are no qualifications for this program. 

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The on-campus Food Pantry will be closed between December 21 and January 2 while the College is closed.    

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Barney Beins (Psychology) participated in a symposium on teaching diversity at the Northeastern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, a one-day teaching conference held in conjunction with the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association.

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Due to the College's winter break, time cards for the pay period December 9 - December 22, must be submitted and approved by close of business on Monday, December 16.  Any time cards not submitted and approved by this date might not be processed in time for payment on Friday, December 27, 2019.     

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When: December 18, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm, Lunch is provided
Where: Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett

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Support Available for Our Students

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On Friday, December 13, Provost La Jerne Terry Cornish sent a message to the campus community on the topic of Student Voices and Our Campus Climate.

As students are visiting the hallways of Dillingham Center to view the shared statements of their peers, and to share their own campus experiences inside and outside of the classroom around issues of race, gender, and sexual violence, the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life would like to continue to offer our support.

Throughout this finals week, if you are looking for a space to process, to be in community, or simply to talk through campus experiences and resources, staff from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life; the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services; and the Center for IDEAS are making themselves available for you.

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  • New process for all employees for reporting hours worked and time away starting with the December 23 pay period
  • Bi-Weekly staff will need to submit their December 23 – January 5 time card through the new IC HR Cloud upon returning from Winter break between January 2 and January 6
  • Other important details for all staff included below

We are pleased to announce that the College will begin using a new time card, paid time away, and payroll process through IC HR Cloud, beginning with the December 23, 2019 pay period, replacing the current process through Parnassus.

The change is intended to streamline the timekeeping process for all employees, including supervisors. IC HR Cloud will improve payroll processing efficiency and provide employees and supervisors with up-to-date information about hours worked and available absence (PTA) balances. 

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As previously announced in the Intercom, effective November 23, 2019 Zoom started requiring all participants of meetings and webinars to enter a meeting password along with the meeting room number when joining the call. 

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What inspires you outside of the workplace?   Ithaca College Staff are invited to showcase their art work at the Spring 2020 Staff Art Show.  More details will follow soon with entry guidelines, entry-form link, show dates and opening reception times.  Artwork to be displayed in Campus Center/McDonald Lounge. All staff are encouraged to participate!




Dear Campus Community,

Prompted by a classroom incident that took place earlier this semester, our students in the Department of Theatre Arts have sent a powerful message that they will no longer accept an atmosphere that allows hurtful and derogatory words and behaviors to go unchecked and without consequence. They are demanding that this institution both acknowledge this culture and take action to bring it to an end.

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As we approach the end of the fall 2019 semester, the Sponsored Research grants team would like to make you aware of two items:


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If you’re cleaning out your cupboards before the end of the year or cleaning your room before you head home for break, considering donating your unopened, unexpired food items to the on-campus Food Pantry. 

Donations can be brought directly to the Information Desk any time the Campus Center building is open. 

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Katharyn Howd Machan’s 36-page collection of poems, A Slow Bottle of Wine, won the 2019 Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Contest, with a $1,000 prize, and will be published in 2020. Her poems “Boiling Sap” and “Watercolor Artist” are appearing this month in Twyckenham Notes. Katharyn Howd Machan is a Professor in the Department of Writing.

The IT Service Desk will have reduced hours over winter break, and will not be offering evening or Sunday hours during that time. Our hours will be:

  • FRI, Dec. 20th, 8 AM to 5 PM
  • SAT, Dec. 21st - WED, Jan. 1st, CLOSED
  • Weekdays from THU, Jan. 2nd - FRI, Jan. 17th, 8 AM to 5 PM

We will resume our extended hours schedule on Sunday, Jan. 19th:

  • MON-THU, 8 AM - 7 PM
  • FRI. 8 AM - 5 PM
  • SUN, 12 PM - 5 PM

Service Desk
104 Job Hall

Beginning Monday Dec 16, IC Mail Service will have the following changes to its regular service hours

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Jenna Heffron, PhD, OTR/L (HSHP; Occupational Therapy) recently published a systematic review on community participation interventions for people with stroke. The article was published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She co-authored the review with researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

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Mary Ann Erickson published an article titled “Contemplative Pedagogy as a Framework for Educating About Ageism” in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education.

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Elizabeth Bergman, associate professor and chair of gerontology, and Brian Pulling (’16) authored a chapter recently published in Guccione’s Geriatric Physical Therapy (4th edition). The chapter (“Caregiving of the Older Adult”) focuses on physical therapy practice with older adults who rely on the assistance of family caregivers and/or who are themselves caring for a family member.

As we near the end of the Fall 2019 Semester, we'd like to thank the Ithaca College community for a wonderful semester! We wish you the best of luck on finals and a safe and happy Winter Break. We look forward to seeing you in 2020! 

Did you know that we release monthly updates? Click Here for December's Dining Services Updates.


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