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Submitted on behalf of Laurie Koehler: 

Our Creative & Marketing Group is deeply engaged in the development of Ithaca College’s first brand platform and strategy. This is critical infrastructure work and is identified as a key goal in the Ithaca Forever Strategic Plan. 

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Ithaca College offers 9 pre-orientation programs that allow first-year students to explore their new community, learn about resources on campus, and meet new friends!  Programs are of no cost to students, and will be held on Tuesday, August 17th. 

Applications close on Monday, June 21st at 9am!  Learn more about Jumpstart & apply today by visiting the Jumpstart website.  Continuing students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to share this with any incoming students they may know!  Questions can be directed to the Office of Student Engagement at ose@ithaca.edu.

 The on-campus Food Pantry will remain open for Summer 2021 and is available to faculty, staff, and students.  To access the pantry, go to the information desk between 8am and 8pm Tuesday through Sunday and the staff will give you access.

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In light of recent updated guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health, Ithaca College will be modifying its public health guidance on the use of face coverings in on-campus spaces. Please note the following changes will go into effect on Monday, June 14, 2021.

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Beginning on Monday, June 14th, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management will be conducting a sweep of the campus for the purpose of removing bicycles and bicycle parts that are abandoned and/or locked to anything other than a bicycle rack. The sweep is being conducted to improve campus safety, maximize the availability of bike parking resources, and improve the beauty of our campus environment.

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This week the LMS Implementation Team is wrapping up Phase One, Vision & Planning, and moving into Phase Two, Initial Implementation & Exploring, of the Canvas project.  Information on these phases and what is coming soon can be found on the project website.  

A significant effort has been put into the migration of course content from Sakai and the first wave is now complete. The team has put together resources and information to help faculty review and use the course content to develop new Fall courses in Canvas. Additional updates on what the team has completed, what they are working on, and what are your next steps are listed below.  

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The Student Employment Enhancement (SEE) Subcommittee of the Experiential Learning Alliance is seeking proposals for our 2021 Summer Summit! This is a week-long, virtual conference designed for supervisors of student employees at IC. Any member of the IC community is welcome to submit a proposal to be presented to an audience of supervisors of student employees.

We plan to offer two, 50-minute time slots each business day throughout the week of Monday, July 12th - Thursday, July 15th (8 sessions total). Presenters will have the option of using the full time slot for their session, OR presenting a 10-15 minute lightning round session (will share the time slot with ~2 other presenters). All sessions will be offered synchronously via Zoom, and recorded.

Please complete this form by Wednesday, June 23rd at 5:00pm. We will reach out by Wednesday, June 30th to confirm participation and time slots.

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Ithaca College offers 9 pre-orientation programs that allow first-year students to explore their new community, learn about resources on campus, and meet new friends!  Programs are of no cost to students, and will be held on Tuesday, August 17th. 

Applications close on Monday, June 21st at 9am!  Learn more about Jumpstart & apply today by visiting the Jumpstart website.  Continuing students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to share this with any incoming students they may know!  Questions can be directed to the Office of Student Engagement at ose@ithaca.edu.

The IC Web Team will be holding remote open support hours every other Thursday during the summer. Bring your questions about the Drupal content management system, site architecture, content types, or any other web-related topic and the team will do their best to answer.

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The Work in Progress blog has a new entry taking a look at feedback from key advisory groups on 'A Place Called Progress' thus far.

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Beginning on Monday, June 14th, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management will be conducting a sweep of the campus for the purpose of removing bicycles and bicycle parts that are abandoned and/or locked to anything other than a bicycle rack. The sweep is being conducted to improve campus safety, maximize the availability of bike parking resources, and improve the beauty of our campus environment.

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As was announced at the All-Staff meeting, and communicated via Intercom, Summer Hours for staff has been expanded this year to include FULL DAYS OFF on Fridays from *May 28 through August 6, 2021.  We offer the following information to assist employees and supervisors in completing and approving online timecards.

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Posted on behalf of Ernie McClatchie, Executive Director of Maintenance, Grounds and Transportation.

This is a reminder that in order to perform required maintenance on the campus electrical infrastructure, the Office of Facilities will be conducting its annual power shutdown on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

 

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SARASOTA, Fla. – The nationally ranked No. 3 Ithaca College women's crew team completed its 2021 season on Saturday, May 29 at the NCAA Division III Championships at Nathan Benderson Park with a third place overall finish. Ithaca accumulated 33 points in the championships, barely edged out by Hamilton with 34 points. Bates won its fourth consecutive national title with 42 points.

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The IC men's and women's track & field teams competed at the NCAA Division III Championships last week, May 27-29, in Greensboro, N.C. The women's team sent seven student-athletes, while the men sent two.

At the conclusion of the championship, the women finished fourth in the country and the men tied for 30th. 

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It is our pleasure to announce that our office has officially changed it's name to the Office of Access, Opportunity & Achievement (OAOA).

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There are several COVID-19 vaccine clinics available this week, including one at the Circle Apartments Community Center on Wednesday, June 2. Once vaccinated, employees should upload their vaccination card to this link. Students should email their vaccination card to healthcenter@ithaca.edu

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This has been a very busy week for the technical team and faculty in the transition from Sakai to Canvas. Read more on what we have done, what we are doing, and what the next steps are as we continue through the implementation process of IC’s new LMS, Canvas. 

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Dear Ithaca College Community,

I am pleased to share that Tim Downs will be joining our Ithaca College community as vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer, beginning August 2.

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SUMMER HOURS
May 24-Aug 8: M-Th 7:30AM-5PM
Aug 9-22: M-F 7:30AM-5PM

FALL HOURS
Aug 23-Dec 15:
M-Th 7:30 AM-Midnight
F 7:30 AM-8 PM
Sat Noon-5 PM
Sun Noon-Midnight

(Complete hours for holidays and other exceptions can be found here:  
https://library.ithaca.edu/cal/ )

We will be continuing our
--DIGITIZATION SERVICE (https://libguides.ithaca.edu/c.php?g=1089746&p=7950230) and
--CURBSIDE PICK-UP SERVICE (https://libanswers.ithaca.edu/faq/313385)
for the summer.

Enjoy your summer and looking forward to seeing folks back in the fall!