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We, the faculty of Ithaca College, condemn the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others. And we recognize that condemnation is not enough.We support our students, colleagues, and community members who protest alongside the Black Lives Matter movement. And we know that words of support are insufficient. 

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There have been many changes around campus in regards to Retirements, Sabbaticals, etc. that will require the Technology Renewal database be updated to accurately reflect changes to the environment.  To facilitate these updates, Information Technology will be reaching out to the departmental area coordinators asking for assistance with updating the Technology Renewal Database for the assets assigned to those guardians who will not be returning to campus this fall.  

Keeping the Technology Renewal Databse current assures important communications are received by the supervisors and/or new guardians that include timely updates related to the replacement of departmental computer assets.  Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.  If you have any questions, please contact the Information Technology Service Desk at (607)274-1000, via email at servicedesk@ithaca.edu or by Live Chat.  

 

Please join President Collado and members of the senior leadership team for a virtual All-Faculty-and-Staff Gathering on Tuesday, July 14, from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m. This gathering is only for faculty and staff and provides space to engage in a transparent and open dialogue with one another and with college leadership around issues that are specific to our work.

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Dear Ithaca College community,

I am writing to thank everyone (students, alums, faculty and staff) who reached out in response to the operational guidance released by the US  immigration authorities earlier this week. The ramifications of this guidance and are extreme and extremely challenging – even for institutions like Ithaca College who will be offering a hybrid model of instruction in the Fall semester.

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Ithaca College today released the following statement in response to guidelines issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, stating that more than one million international students who are pursuing degrees in the United States may have to leave the country if their universities switch to online-only courses.

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The next virtual All-Faculty-and-Staff Gathering is from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, July 14. Faculty and staff are invited to submit their questions in advance via this form until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10.

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The IC Web Team will be holding remote open support hours every other Friday during the summer. The next session is July 10.

Bring your questions about Drupal, Web Profile Manager (WPM), site migration, site architecture, content types, or any other web-related topic and the team will do their best to answer.

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The Ithaca College Department of Athletics has officially announced the 51st Hall of Fame class, which will be inducted in the Fall of 2021. Ten exceptional individuals will be enshrined into the illustrious Hall of Fame over a year from now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It is with great sadness that we share the news that Claudia Ayers, long-time employee at Ithaca College, passed away in her home with her family on July 2 after a courageous 2+ years living with cancer. She will be deeply missed by all those that knew her.

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We know our community has many questions about how the first four weeks of the fall academic calendar will unfold. We appreciate your patience while we work out what the phasing-in process will look like, identify who will be invited to return to campus and when, and discern what types of flexibility will be needed around the delivery methods of courses in those first weeks.

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Dear  IC Community,

A Note from the Dr. Sue-Je Gage's Family:
Please join us in celebrating the amazing life of Dr. Sue-Je Gage on her birthday, Monday, July 13th at 7:00 PM EDT. We hope you will feel free in your own capacity to hear and/or share memories, stories, and thoughts as we remember her wonderful spirit and how she touched many lives through her genuine kindness and passion for justice. 

Serina, Mom, Sarah, and Family 

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Assistant Professor Fae Dremock, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences,  participated in the Essential Toolkit for Climate Educators workshop/conference sponsored by the Rachel Carson Center (RCC) for Environment and Society (Munich, Germany), July 2-3. The workshop's primary, tangible purpose was to produce a globally accessible climate educator's existential toolkit, including pre-conference lightning videos by educators. A secondary purpose was to cultivate a global network of people working on the climate crisis. The 28 videos, including Fae’s (https://youtu.be/eUrwR3qvJVU ) can be seen on the RCC YouTube Channel. 

As announced earlier in the spring semester, Adobe had supplied temporary at-home access (through the student's college account) to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications beginning in March of this year. Per the recent Intercom announcement, this interim at-home access provided by Adobe expires July 6, 2020.

Adobe has announced an extension of this program through August 15, 2020 for summer school students that require access to these applications.

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We are seeking faculty and staff members to volunteer for the College Trained (Process) Advisor position for students involved in cases of sexual misconduct. The College Trained Advisors will be part of a pool available to complainants and respondents as they go through the investigative and judicial processes. 

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The Al-Anon meeting that regularly takes place at Ithaca College in Muller Chapel on Wednesdays at noon (the South Hill Higher Ground Family Group) will be meeting online via Zoom until further notice. Muller Chapel is currently closed. Anyone who is affected by the addiction of a family member or friend is welcome to join the meeting (students, faculty, staff, and community members). Meetings will continue to take place at the same time, Wednesdays from 12 to 1. Click the link below to join, and enter the meeting ID and password if prompted.

   

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The next virtual All-Faculty-and-Staff Gathering is from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, July 14. Faculty and staff are invited to submit their questions in advance via this form until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10.

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The Ithaca College Commencement Committee, Class of 2020 officers, and members of the college’s leadership have been collaborating closely over the past several weeks to create a celebratory virtual program for our Class of 2020 graduates and their loved ones this summer.

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On Friday, July 10 at 5:00pm registration for fall courses will pause for all returning students, including waitlist processing. During this time, adjustments will be made to the course schedule based on the dates outlined in the updated academic calendar.

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Starting Wednesday, 7/1 at 10:00 PM there will be a 3-hour outage of the campus voice mail system due to maintenance.

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Dear IC Community,

After several focused weeks of diligent, thorough effort and collaboration, we are pleased to share the academic calendar for 2020-21.

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