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Ithaca College Gerontology Institute announces the retirement of Penny Bianconi, Assistant to the Director, after 17 years of wonderful service and inspiration.  Her last day will be January 16, 2012.

The Caregiver Support Group will meet Friday, January 20, from Noon-1:00 p.m. in the Gerontology Resource Room (413 CHS).

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The vision benefit for Ithaca College employees is managed by Ameritas. Member ID cards have been mailed to any employee who elected coverage during the re-enrollment period. If you wish to access your vision benefit before you receive an ID card, simply let your provider know you have EyeMed coverage, supply them with your name, address, and date of birth, and they will be able to verify your eligibility.

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Submitted on behalf of Laurie Arliss

Rory Cooper (2012), Sophia Chawala (2015), and Kelson Goldine (2015) from the Communication Studies Department in H&S will present their work at the 2012 NCUR conference. Their scholarship was chosen through a blind review process at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where the conference will be held in March.

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All students, staff members, and faculty members at Ithaca College can build project sites in Sakai! Please join us in ITS as we launch our newest training topic in the TLC: "Sakai Project Sites for Everyone." Training sessions on building Sakai project sites begin this week! Click the link below to register online instantly.

Sakai Project Sites for Everyone

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Due to the growing popularity of this event, the Mayor's keynote address for MLK Week will now be held in Hoerner Theater in Dillingham.

Mayor Svante Myrick will speak on the MLK Week theme, A New Definition of Greatness.  This event, which will take place on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00pm, is open to the IC community as well as the Ithaca Community.  On Thursday, January 26, during the noon hour, Mayor Myrick will host a town-hall-style event titled 'A Conversation with the Mayor' in Textor 102.

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 MLK Week 2012 and Twitter

Contributed by Jen Walsh on 01/08/12 

Use the #ICmlk hashtag to tweet about upcoming MLK Week 2012 events!

Also, check out Type or Tweet -- a lively event designed to commemorate the civil rights struggles of the 1960s while celebrating our progress as a society.  Students, staff, faculty, and community members will have the opportunity to express themselves using words, much like MLK, Jr. did in his letter from Birmingham Jail.  The event, on Saturday, January 28 in IC Square, will span generations, from typewriters to twitter accounts.  Music and food will add to the lively atmosphere of this event!  


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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


Happy New Year, everyone! And away we go....

Open House and Temporary Room Change

It's a new year, a new Weight Watchers PointsPlus 2012 program, and a new way to join the At Work meetings at Ithaca College. Please refer to our Intercom announcement dated 12/21/2011 for all the information and join us on the 10th to find out what all the excitement is about.

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On Monday, January 9 the Office of the Registrar will undergo changes to its website intended to improve navigation and make accessing information easier for visitors to the site.

Over the coming months, we will be working to review, revise and update the content of our website.  We will notify the campus community as we prepare to make these changes as well.

In the meantime, please notify us of any broken links or error messages you may encounter when visiting our website.  Notifications should be directed to Jean Kirkpatrick, Technology and Documentation Assistant at

Thank you.

Brian D. Scholten

The Ithaca College Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and several Bomber teams paired with IC Give Back to raise funds and purchase goods for the Binghamton Relief Organization in the months leading up to the holiday season. SAAC, along with the women’s basketball, men's and women's crew, football, golf and women’s lacrosse teams, participated in the fundraiser.


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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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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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Learn what it means to come to a FULL STOP both physically and mentally so that you can find rest, repose, comfort, and ease.

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J.J. Staff Scholar Award

Contributed by Bernard Hogben on 01/06/12 

The J.J. Staff Scholar Award Committee is currently accepting applications. 

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ITS is pleased to announce that Sakai training will start up again next week in the Technology Learning Center! Please note that Blackboard, IC's legacy course management system, will be phased out soon. All instructors who have not yet had a chance to familiarize themselves with Sakai, IC's online learning and collaboration environment, are encouraged to attend the introductory Sakai training topics listed below. Click on the links to register online instantly.

Sakai: Introduction to Sakai for Instructors
Sakai: Blackboard to Sakai for Instructors

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The Technology Learning Center is offering training on two Web Profile Manager (WPM) topics next week that may be of interest to staff members over break: WPM for Department Web Sites and WPM for Staff Web Sites. If you've been wanting to learn more about how to manage web pages for your department's web site or how to build your own staff web site, please join us for one or both of these sessions. Click the links below to register online instantly.

Web Profile Manager: Department Web Sites
Web Profile Manager: Staff Web Sites

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ITS is pleased to announce that the Technology Learning Center is offering computer training on several different topics over the winter break. Starting next week, training sessions will be offered on Active Directory Basics, Sakai, and Web Profile Manager. Whether you want to learn something new or just brush up on those rusty computer skills, we'd be delighted if you would join us! Click on the topics listed below for a direct link to register online instantly. We'll look forward to seeing you in class!

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The 15th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in the Campus Center, Emerson Suites (Emerson A, B, C, and lounge), North Foyer, Buttermilk Falls Room, Ithaca Falls Room, Taughnannock Falls Room, and Clark and Klingenstein Lounges. We look forward to an exciting day of student presentations on research completed in collaboration with faculty.

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For several years, businesses, schools, and organizations across the United States have made the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday a "Day On, Not a Day Off" by volunteering in the community!

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