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Friendly Reminder: Please join the Office of State Grants (Higher Education Opportunity Program and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program), today, Friday, December 17th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Campus Center, Klingenstein Lounge, as we gather to offer well wishes on her next journey.  Amanda’s physical last day at Ithaca College will be Thursday, December 23rd.

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Faculty and staff are invited to join Ithaca College alumni, parents, friends, and students for an exciting night of hockey as the Syracuse Crunch take on the Rochester Americans. Prior to the game, enjoy pizza and soda in Assembly Hall at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena.

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Join the Sisters in Faith Affinity Group for their next meeting!

This group is open to all women who would like to share their faith in Christ and discuss his Word.

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Jennifer Jolly, Associate Professor of Art History, recently gave a lecture at the Museo de Arte Colonial in Morelia, Mexico, on December 8th, 2010.    

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Laura was awarded a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research to support her honors thesis on movement behavior in chipmunks.  

These grants are open to undergraduate and graduate students.  "The Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research program has a highly competitive application process and only approximately 20% of applicants receive any level of funding."  

Laura was also the Fall Recipient of the H&S Educational Grant Initiative to support this work.

The work is conducted under the supervision of Leann Kanda.

Timecards Due Early

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/15/10 

Due to the College Holiday on Friday, December 24th, all timecards for the pay period December 6 through December 19th must be submitted and approved by the morning of Monday, December 20th.  Any timecards approved after this time will not be paid until the next payroll.  Please contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874 or (607) 274-3133 or email with any questions.

Affinity groups are designed to be a safe place where both staff and faculty may speak on common interests and provide an opportunity to seek and support one another.

The Working Parents Affinity Group (WPAG) provides different perspectives on integrating work and our families as working professionals. This group is co-facilitated by two moms who work here on campus and who are interested in developing a resourceful place for other working parents to come together and share with one another based on ideas that you provide!!

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The next scheduled class will be in late January.   If you need to drive before then please contact Risk Management ASAP regarding your interest in a class during Winter Break.  We have a tentative date of January 10th for a class.


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1st Annual Ithaca College Student Employee Nominations!!!

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During the upcoming break you can use your Ithaca College ID card anytime at Island Health and Fitness for only $6.00 per day.

Winter Break:
Friday, December 17th through Sunday, January 9th

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The Office of Student Financial Services will be closed on December 15, 2010 from 8:30am until 10:45am so that we may attend a staff meeting. We will be open on Thursday morning, December 16, 2010, but will close from 10:45am until 1:15pm so that we may attend an all campus event. You may visit us online at our new and improved website at Thank you, and Happy Holidays.

Once again, we are fortunate to offer five awards, each for $1,500. In order to be eligible for these awards, a candidate must be a full-time faculty member who has completed at least one year of employment at Ithaca College and who will be full time (TE or NTEN) during the 2011-2012 academic year. Note that released time is no longer part of the award package.

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 Stephen Sweet (Associate Professor of Sociology) has edited a special issue of the journal Community Work and Family

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Nomination forms are available in your dean’s office and on the Center for Faculty Excellence web site at

The nomination deadline is Friday, March 25, 2011.

Contact Nancy Jacobson, Chair, Faculty Development Committee, with any questions at


If you were on IC's campus last year, you may have noticed Colleges Against Cancer's big purple and white "Why I Relay" posters (Relay For Life).  With the last few weeks of this semester, we are going to compile new "Why I Relay" posters--starring you!

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All IC faculty, staff and Sodexo Dining Service employees: Give yourself a free gift of health at the Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. 

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Join Ithaca College alumni, parents, friends, and students for an exciting night of hockey as the Syracuse Crunch take on the Rochester Americans. Prior to the game, you're invited for pizza and soda in Assembly Hall at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena.

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Join the School of Music in supporting IC's own Cyril Bodnar, in his exciting quest to be selected as a member of the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra.  Cyril (who graduated on Sunday!) has been selected as a Trumpet finalist in the worldwide competition that ends next week.

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Joe Bagliere, a Television-Radio major with a concentration in International Communications, was honored during his Semester at Sea program. Bagliere was included as part of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's delegation when Tutu received the Millennium Excellence Award in Ghana in September. Archbishop Tutu is being recognized for his efforts to promote human rights and to eradicate malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS in Africa. Bagliere attended the delegation with SAS Academic Dean David Gies and four other students.

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Jack Powers, assistant professor in the Department of Television-Radio, was recently accepted as a National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Faculty Fellow. Only 25 NATPE fellows are named across the United States each year.

The goal of the Faculty Fellowship Program is twofold: to expose the educational community to current television issues and practices, and to foster improved communication and cooperation between educators and the industry.

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