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Director of the Core Curriculum

Contributed by Marisa Kelly on 12/19/11 

I am very pleased to announce that Danette Johnson, Professor in Communication Studies, has accepted the position of Director of the Core Curriculum. Dr. Johnson brings to this position extensive experience in general education administration (at a previous institution), a deep understanding of best practice in learning assessment, and knowledge of Ithaca College administrative procedures surrounding curriculum approval and associated activities. Most important of all she brings enthusiasm and commitment to the liberal arts and to the success of a new Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) here at Ithaca College.

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The creative staff from our colleagues over at the University of Rochester would like to share their most recent production of “Phishing Bells”.

I'm sharing with you as a fun way to educate on the do’s and don’ts when it comes to Phishing. Their video is on youtube: http://youtu.be/Kf79GVnKdKM.

Happy Holidays!

The Faculty Development Committee is now accepting nominations for the Faculty Excellence Awards for academic year 2011-2012. The guidelines for completing and submitting a nomination can be downloaded from the CFE website <https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/. Once again, the Faculty Development Committee is 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 2012-2013 academic year.

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The Diversity Awareness Committee of Ithaca College is offering students the opportunity to participate in dialogues on race through Talking Circles.  Facilitated by the Multicultural Resource Center, students will be able to come together on campus in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts and experiences on the issues of race and racism.

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For this holiday season, why not take the time to recognize someone outstanding in your life.  Now is the time to submit nominations for OTM’s (Of The Month’s)! Ithaca College’s chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary recognizes YOUR submissions of outstanding individuals in the Ithaca College community.

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All employees must register their vehicles online before January 15th in order to obtain this year’s parking permit.  All previous permits will expire January 15, 2012.

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The advancement communications team in the Division of Institutional Advancement won a gold medal in the 2012 District II CASE Accolades Awards in the category of fund-raising fliers/pamphlets for the print brochure it produced earlier this year for the Ithaca College Rowing Center campaign.

The team also received an honorable mention for the Rowing Center campaign website (www.ithaca.edu/rowingcenter).

Congratulations to Helene Maddux, advancement communications manager; JoAnn LaPadula, advancement communications coordinator; and Wendy Hankle, advancement communications writer-editor, for their creative and thoughtful work on this campaign, which finished earlier this year having surpassed its $1 million goal.

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Drop-in Hours During Winter Break

Contributed by Susan Welch on 12/17/11 

There will be no drop-in hours at Career Services from January 3 through January 20th, 2012.  Students and alumni may stop by our office at 101 Muller Center or call (607) 274-3365 to make an appointment with a career counselor.

Redesign of the Ready campaign microsite
The Ready campaign microsite was recently updated to showcase new stories and create a more engaging, user-friendly experience for visitors. The redesigned microsite features a comprehensive search tool and an animated, category-based filtering system that allows users to see only stories related to the categories they choose, such as health sciences or campus life. Additional photos and videos will be added to the microsite over the coming weeks.ithaca.edu/ready/elliep/

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

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The Mail Center will be closed for shipping from 11am-1pm while staff attend the Holiday Luncheon. 

The Phillips Hall Post Office will remain open during this time and continue to offer all services.

Please plan your shipping around this time frame.

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Catherine Taylor's article "Take your time: The ethics of the event in 'Drafts.'" was just published in "Jacket2," a journal of poetry and criticism at: http://jacket2.org/article/take-your-time-ethics-event-drafts.



 

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Drs. Kaye and Sforzo partnered with Plus One Health Management in NYC to complete a study of wellness education and programming on health outcomes and the resulting manuscript has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (JOEM).  The article is expected to be in print by mid-summer and may be published electronically by JOEM before then.  If you have any questions, or desire more information about their work, please feel free to contact the authors via their College emails.

We Have a Winner!!.....

Contributed by Joelle Albertsman on 12/16/11 

Congratulations to first-year student, ANNA GRESS, for being randomly chosen as the winning student of our fall semester FYE Showcase Event raffle prize of a one-year subscription to Netflix for unlimited on-line streaming and 2-DVD's out at a time!  What a great way to end the fall semester!!

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During the Winter break any students that will have their vehicles left on campus are directed to park in the S-Lot, located next to the tennis courts.

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The following guidelines are used by the Office of Residential Life to process Early Arrival requests for the Spring 2012 semester. Please review these as you begin to make plans to return or for your students to return to campus for the Spring semester.

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A representative from Turning Technologies will be presenting on Monday, December 19th at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Ithaca Falls room of the Campus Center  (The Ithaca Falls room is on the same level as the Information Desk).   Please come to provide your feedback.

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Don't be left out in the cold - act now to apply for a spring semester job!

Before you go on winter break, check out the Student Employment Job Database.  There are many job opportunities, and new postings are added daily.

Also, become a fan of the Student Employment office on Facebook to hear when new jobs are posted!

Submission of Timecards

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/16/11 

Student Employees--please make sure that you submit your timecard for the pay period December 19-Janaury 1 before you leave on break.  The timecard for this pay period must be APPROVED by all of your supervisors no later than noon on Tuesday, January 3 for payment on Friday, January 6.  

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Join us on Tuesday, December 20th from 6pm to 8pm for a Study Break in the LGBT Center Resource Room.

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