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The Office of the President, along with the Department of Human Resources, the Working Parents Affinity Group (WPAG), and Dining Services are collaborating on the possibility of providing a new prepared meals-to-go service on or near campus.

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2011 W2s available online

Contributed by Donna Veres on 01/18/12 

2011 W2 forms are now available online in Parnassus for all active faculty, staff, and students.  Hard copies will be mailed to employees' permanent addresses early next week. 

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Assistant Professor Hongwei Guan and Professor Raj Subramaniam gave a presentation titled “Globalization in Higher Education: The Ithaca College Experience” at the 2012 National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Conference held in San Diego, California January 4-7.

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On behalf of the Search Committee, I am pleased to announce the campus visit of the 2nd finalist for the position of Assistant Provost for Research and Graduate Studies.

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Zumba for Faculty & Staff Only

Contributed by Sean Reilley on 01/18/12 

Starting on Tuesday 1/24/12, the Fitness Center will be offering Zumba and Aqua Zumba classes for Faculty & Staff only.  The Zumba classes will be held in the Fitness Center Aerobics Room, and the Aqua Zumba classes will be held in the A&E Center Pool.  Please see below for class days and times.  A complete listing of Faculty/Staff Group Exercise classes will be posted on the Recreational Sports website shortly.

Zumba - Tuesdays - 12:00pm-12:45pm

Aqua Zumba - Thursdays - 12:00pm-12:45pm

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Some seats remain available in 1-credit IICC mini-courses for Spring 2012: Living the Good Life, Edges and Interfaces, and Integration

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Making Virtual Work "Work"

Contributed by Jennifer Wofford on 01/17/12 

Ithaca College professional development facilitator Bill Piersol was published in the October 2011 issue of "Proven", a magazine that deals with performance, training, workforce, and development. "The Art and Practice of Virtual Work: First Things First in Engineering Desired Results" was co-authored by Piersol and students enrolled in Ithaca College's Online Professional Certificate Program.

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This is a followup to an earlier announcement stating the ITS project to recommend a college-wide solution for accepting online payments is nearing completion. Vendor demonstrations have been scheduled and we  look forward to participation from any staff/faculty with a vested interest in their department accepting  payments for goods and services online.

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ITS recently put in place some modifications to the myHome at Ithaca portal that include a shorter header, and some tools that allow for ease of sharing and promoting portlets.

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February 4, 2012, 10:00am - 2:30pm, Campus Center                                                 Register online at

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If you are purchasing or renting books or sending personal items to campus for this semester, we will be open for you to pick them up on Saturday January 21 and Sunday January 22 from 10:30am - 4:30pm. 

We hold all packages that arrive during break for returning students.  Order away and pick up your packages on the weekend when you return to campus!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Karen Serbonich at or (607) 274-3332. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Grab your lunch and stop by one of the MLK Week presentations on Tuesday, January 24 -- all surrounding the MLK Week theme. All sessions will take place from 12:05-1:00pm in the rooms listed below.

A New Definition of Freedom:  Civic Engagement and the 1961 Freedom Ride, Clark Lounge
Presenter:  Tariq Meyers, MLK Scholar, Politics Major, Class of ‘14
Join 2011 Freedom Rider Tariq Meyers as he explores the current nature of civic engagement while drawing on the historical ballad of the 1961 Freedom Ride...

A New Definition of Greatness for Men, Klingenstein Lounge
Presenter:  Pat Walsh, Residence Director
From alternative spring breaks to service Saturdays, evidence shows that only a fraction of participants seeking service opportunities identify as men...

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President Tom Rochon has announced the appointment of Christopher (“Chris”) Biehn as vice president for institutional advancement. Biehn, who has more than two decades of fund-raising experience in education and the nonprofit sector, will join the college on April 2. He succeeds Shelley Semmler, who announced last year that she would be retiring from the post she has held since 1999.

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 Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 01/17/12 

Quoted in the media: Diane Gayeski, Sandra Steingraber, and Ithaca College student Nathan Breton. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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Engaging Communities 2012

Contributed by Osupa T-Davis on 01/17/12 

The 3rd annual Engaging Communities Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. We are very pleased to welcome Brian C. Johnson as our presenter for the event.

Mr. Johnson’s creative presentation, “Reel Diversity,” frames the diversity conversation through modern film.  To learn more about Brian Johnson’s background and about this year’s Engaging Communities event, please visit the Office of Human Resources web site at

This luncheon event is open to the campus. We hope you will join us for the delicious meal and for what promises to be an enjoyable and thought-provoking program based in the common experience of popular media. 

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We are over capacity for this workshop and have thus closed registration, but feel free to learn more about the sponsoring organizations:

Green Corps
Sustainability Initiative at Ithaca College
ICES (the Ithaca College Environmental Society)


Do you want to inspire others to get involved in your campaign or cause? Alumnus Will Mathewson, Green Corps Field Organizer, will conduct a free half-day training workshop on Grassroots Organizing. This workshop will be held on Saturday, January 28th, from 12:30pm - 4pm in the Clark Lounge in the Campus Center.

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As the new semester gets underway I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that we all have a responsibility to interact with one another according to the highest standards of business and personal ethics.

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Please plan to attend the All College meeting for faculty and staff this Thursday, January 19, 9-11 a.m., and bring a friend!  The meeting will be in the Emerson Suites.

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ICView magazine is holding an image contest open to faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Submit an image that illustrates your idea of happiness by January 20, and you’ll have a chance at winning $100.

Your image can be anything from a photo to a drawing to a painting to a collage. For more information visit


On behalf of the entire campus community, I would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the family, friends, and colleagues of Ithaca Fund director David Wilkins, who passed away unexpectedly this past Friday at the age of 48. David had led the college’s annual giving program in the Division of Institutional Advancement since 2009. He was a wonderful colleague and we will miss him very much.

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