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 After an extensive selection process involving many faculty, students, and other stakeholders the feedback we received was overwhelmingly clear that Canvas is the best product to support teaching and learning at Ithaca College. Over the next two weeks we will be formulating an implementation advisory team to help guide the implementation process. Sakai will continue to be our LMS for the spring and Summer semesters while we are implementing Canvas for the fall semester. Additional details will be announced around the start of the spring semester.

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Don't know the difference between a stock and a bond? Recently opened up a RobinHood account and don't really know what to do?  Try out Fun With Investments I (1.5 credits) this winter session and learn how to invest in synchronous class setting.

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 The IT team has been working for the past 4 months to prepare to replace a central component of the campus network that is at end of life.  While we are doing this work, the entire campus network will be unavailable.

The outage is expected to last about 5 hours from 7 AM to Noon on Monday, December 28th.

  • If you are on campus you will not be able to connect to anything, on or off campus.  This includes printing and the Internet.
  • If you are off campus or in a residence hall: You will be able to continue to access email and the rest of Office 365 services (including Teams), Zoom, Sakai (will be able to continue grading within Sakai), finance, HR, WWW website, internet.  You will not be able to access Homer (Registration Tools and Student Financial Services), DegreeWorks, IC Workflow, or any other on-campus hosted service.

 There are significant advantages in terms of accessing support resources doing this work during a weekday daytime hours.  Thank you.

 As a newly selected Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars Program partner school, Ithaca College undergraduate students are now eligible to participate in the Davis UWC Projects for Peace initiative.

Projects for Peace is an initiative for all undergraduate students currently enrolled at one of the participating Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools (and a few other institutions) to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2021 - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. Applicants are encouraged to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. Projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each.

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Path to Progress Presentation

Contributed by Mary Nann on 12/01/20 

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Please join Laurie Koehler, Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment Strategy, and members of the MES leadership team for the next Path to Progress presentation on Friday, December 11th from 10-11 a.m.

Path to Progress is an ongoing series for the campus community hosted by Marketing and Enrollment Strategy. Presentations will focus on the unit’s priorities including admission, retention, marketing and branding efforts, financial aid, constituent engagement, and analytics and institutional research.

A zoom invitation link will be sent to all faculty and staff. We hope you will join us!

Individuals requiring accommodations should contact Mary Nann at mes@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Class of 2021, don't miss out!

Contributed by Kaylee Collins on 11/22/20 

Seniors, don't miss our Giving Tuesday: SCGC Kick-Off Event

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Ithaca College Television (ICTV), the college's student-run television station, is accepting pitches for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester. If you have a great idea for a new television show or scripted series, we want to hear from you!

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Please join us in welcoming Peggy Davies, the president of Private Label Manufacturing Association (PLMA). Peggy will speak to us about her background and the history of PLMA. She will also give us insight on store brands in today's market. 

The event will take place Wednesday, November 18th, from 6-7 EST. 

To register, please click the following link:  https://ithaca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l_EHwux4RfeJ9CCohgndlA

For career connections, please click the following:  https://ithaca.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6613847

 

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 National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 15th to 22nd

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Enroll in a mini-course this Winter to learn the basics of investing.

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First, a very Happy Veterans Day to all Veterans who are part of our immediate and extended IC community!

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If you've thought about studying away for a semester, consider coming to Los Angeles! 

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Greetings Campus Community, 

Based on your feedback, the Learning Management System (LMS) Selection Advisory Committee has finalized two products to further review;: Canvas (Instructure) and Brightspace (D2L). We will be holding live demonstrations (that will be recorded) with the finalist next week.

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Fitness Center Pilot Reopening

Contributed by Sean Reilley on 11/03/20 

In preparation for our highly-anticipated return to on-campus activities during the spring semester the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life is moving forward with a limited reopening of the Fitness Center from Wednesday, November 4, 2020 through Friday, November 20, 2020. During this trial reopening, Fitness Center memberships will only be available to students who are residing on-campus this fall. This period will be used to test our revised facility access and safety protocols, serving as an important step in our goal to expand access and accommodation to a larger campus population during the spring semester. 

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Ithaca College's student-run television and radio stations, ICTV and WICB, were honored during the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) 2020 National Student Electronic Media Convention. The event was held online Wednesday, October 28th - Friday, October 30th. 

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Weekly Testing Reminder

Contributed by Christina Moylan on 10/29/20 

Our next testing dates are Tuesday, November 3 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Wednesday, November 4 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the A&E Center

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During the Fall National College Media Convention, WICB was named the College Media Association's Pinnacle Award Winner for Four-Year Radio Station of the Year. The honor highlights the station's weekly on-air music programming, podcasts, news and sports coverage. 

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VIC Radio is set to host a virtual benefit concert supporting the station's annual 50 Hour Marathon on Friday, October 30th at 8:00 PM. The performances will stream on VIC's YouTube Channel and VICRadio.org. Tune in to hear songs from Ithaca artists Abby Sullivan, Quail and Vee Da Bee, along with Binghamton based artist SHE'S A SPY.

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The recording of the October 16th Path to Progress Presentation is now available to faculty and staff.  To view, please click here and log in with your Ithaca College username and password.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, EPIC has partnered up with the Advocacy Center in Ithaca to fundraise for the center and the women’s shelter! You can help whether you are in Ithaca or at home!

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