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Surplus Vehicle Bid Sale

Contributed by Gail Wagner on 01/05/11 

The Office of Facilities Purchasing is offering for sale a vehicle released from the IC fleet on a sealed-bid basis.

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Contributed on behalf of Eric Maguire, Vice President for Enrollment and Communication.

It’s my pleasure to announce that Lisa Hoskey has accepted the offer to serve as director of the Office of Student Financial Services.  

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The next regularly scheduled class will be held in late January.

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Join us on Friday, Feb. 4, from 1:15-2:30 p.m. in Career Services, 101 Muller.

IC alumnus and former senior class president Alex Moore ('07 Politics major,
with minors in honors and writing) will be here to chat with whoever drops by to
discuss career options. Pizza and soda will be provided! 

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Alicia Brady, Ithaca College's TIAA-CREF Individual Client Services Consultant, comes to campus twice or three times a month to provide personalized advice and planning services to help you in pursuing your retirement goals. The dates she will be on campus in February and March have been determined.

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The Sandwich Generation

Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 01/04/11 

An increasing number of Americans are a part of what’s been termed the “Sandwich Generation”.  Caring for both your children and your aging parents. For more information and support on this topic check out the eni BalanceWorks Newsletter, January 2011.

Important 2011 Tax Update

Contributed by Donna Veres on 01/04/11 

Effective with the first paycheck of 2011 (January 7 for non-exempt staff and January 14 for exempt staff), you will notice a change to your Federal tax withholding and your Social Security tax withholding.

In December, President Obama signed the Tax Relief Act of 2010. This act reduces the employee’s portion of social security tax from 6.2% to 4.2%. However, the Making Work Pay Credit which was a $400.00 a year reduction in Federal Income taxes for most employees expired on December 31, 2010.   As a result you will see less Social Security tax withheld and more Federal Income tax withheld.   For more information please visit the IRS website at

 Please feel free to contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874 or (607) 274-3133 with any questions.

On Friday, January 7th beginning at 4:00 pm, Information Technology Services staff will be replacing the servers that host the college's main Web pages and many related Web services. While it is anticipated that the hardware replacement will only cause a 5-10 minute Web outage, there is always the possibility of unforeseen problems that could result in a longer downtime. If such problems do occur, we will "cap" the downtime at a maximum of one hour.

The following major Web services will be affected:

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Parking Services experienced a problem with the on-line employees parking permit process. The problem has been corrected. We apologize for any inconvenience that employees may have encountered. 

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Ithaca College Purchasing and Travel cardholders whose cards expire at the end of January 2011, should be receiving renewal cards. 

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We invite you to attend one of two awareness sessions we will be conducting as part of our project to investigate an enterprise content management (ECM) solution for the College.  ECM is a blanket term for what we have been calling document imaging or management and offers among others, the following distinct advantages over traditional paper-based processing:

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Please mark your calendar for the All College Meeting to be held on Thursday, January 20, from 9-11 a.m. in the Emerson Suites.

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On January 6th all Financial Services offices (including the Cashiering Services window) will open at 1pm to allow our staff to participate in our divisional Winterfest.

Staff Council wishes to remind everyone that the State of New York prohibits smoking in the public areas of all buildings within the state. As such Ithaca College has an established smoking policy ( that directly addresses this for the campus community and provides a listing of the designated outdoor smoking areas.

The College is required to enforce public health law and cannot allow smoking in public spaces. President Rochon stated at one of the All-College Staff Meetings that we are all responsible for the enforcement of this policy and should politely remind people when the need arises that smoking is prohibited in vestibules and entrance ways.

Outdoor Smoking Areas: Open areas located a minimum of 20 feet away from entrances to enclosed areas, common points of ingress and egress, operable windows, and all types of HVAC air handling and circulation systems.

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Centennial Books for free

Contributed by Wayne French on 01/04/11 

The Warehouse is offering for on a first come first serve basis a free copy of Ithaca College's Centennial Book. If you would like a copy please e-mail at or call me at 4-5701 and we will get one delivered to you.

Thanks to all who have already signed up to moderate sessions at NCUR 2011!  With well over 1500 oral presentations accepted for this conference, we need the help of many, many more of you.  Please consider being involved with this exciting event that promises to bring outstanding young scholars to our campus. 

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Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, all Mail Services staff -- including the Phillips Hall Post Office -- will be attending their divisional winter festival.

There will not be morning delivery or collection of mail. We will resume mail delivery and pick on Friday, January 7th.

The afternoon Express collection at the Phillips Hall Post Office, The PRW building and Alumni Hall will occur at the usual time.

The Mail Center will not be staffed and will be closed for shipping during this time. The Phillips Hall Post Office will not be staffed from 8:30am – 1pm.

Contact the Mail Center at 274-3371 if you have any questions.

All Employees Must Register Their Vehicles Online Before January 15th

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IC voICes, Ithaca’s faculty/staff choir directed by Dr. Susan Avery, will have a very special opportunity on Thursday, January 6, 2011. Marco Fanti, acclaimed conductor from Bologna, Italy, will be at the College to work with the choir extensively in a 90 minute session.

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***The water is back on at the Fitness Center***

The hours this week are from 11-2pm.