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Registration is currently open for a summer offering of the staff and faculty R.A.D. self-defense course for women, with only a few spaces remaining!  Registration must be completed by tomorrow, Thursday, July 27 to participate in this class.  The class will be conducted as four three-hour sessions on July 31, August 2, August 7, and August 9, and is open to any Ithaca College staff or faculty member who identifies as female.  This course is welcoming, positive, and accessible for every age group and level of physical ability or previous experience in self-defense, including first-timers!  

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The following message is being posted on behalf of Ernie McClatchie, Director of Maintenance, Grounds and Transportation:

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 27, 2017, and the Office of Alumni Relations hopes you can help give them a warm welcome to the Ithaca College community!

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to assist with this year’s move-in day. Whether carrying boxes or answering questions, your presence that day will make a significant impression on our newest students and their families, who tell us year after year about what a positive impact our volunteers have on their move-in experience.


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Attention, IC Community:

Due to service upgrades, credit and debit cards will not be accepted today at Sandella's Café or Food Court. Cash, Meal Plans and ID Express are still accepted. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this process.

How does the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) celebrate its 20th anniversary by avoiding simply wallowing in nostalgia for festivals past?

It looks to the future by inviting twenty former FLEFF guests to ruminate on what new ideas, issues, or subjects were developing, percolating, or unresolved in their fields.

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Join your colleagues and the conversation at this month’s Dollars and $ense meeting this Thursday, July 27th from 9:00am – 10:00am in Emerson Suite A.

Agenda Topics:
- IC’s Vision Statement/highlights from the new Finance & Administration strategic plan
- Summary of the FY17 Budget versus Actuals and FY17 Forecast.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

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Contributed on behalf of the Director of the Office of State Grants search committee

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Travel Services is pleased to announce a corporate rate agreement with the new Marriott Downtown on the Commons, effective July 1, 2017.


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A “lunchtime” yoga class is being offered Wednesdays beginning July 26 at the Fitness Center from 10:45 to 11:45, is suitable for beginners, those with other than Iyengar yoga experience who wish to learn, and for those with limitations.  The class will focus on why props are used in yoga poses and will teach each class member how to work with their limitations, fears and strengths to get the sense of freedom and ease that yoga can bring.

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Information Technology's Teaching and Learning with Technology would like to invite the College community to meet candidates for the Instructional Design position at the College.

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Do you have an engaging presentation that would help students better themselves or others? Consider presenting in the Student Leadership Institute. The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is looking for presenters for our fall lineup of programs. Want to present, but not sure where to begin? Click here to see a quick guide on what makes an engaging presentation. Is your office or department putting on a program that relates to the vision of the SLI program? Consider partnering with us!

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  As per Ithaca College Policy 2.12.3 (10), “Only items pertaining to College business may be sent through the campus mail system.”

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The women’s swimming and diving team will be offering their annual Fall Swim Lessons! This is a great opportunity to refine swimming skills! Whether you or your child wants to continue growing in the pool after the previous fall lessons, they need work on refining their strokes and turns, or if you’re training for a triathlon, the swim team is here to help! We invite all different ages and skill abilities to participate.

A member of the team will teach participants in either a private lesson or in a group of two.  We are offering a 30 minute lesson; or for a person older than 5 and of a lap swimming level he/she may sign up for 2 consecutive sessions (hour long lesson). The sessions are 10:00-10:30am, 10:45-11:15am, 11:30-12:00pm.


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 In the CNS greenhouse, a strange cactus called a night-blooming cereus is blooming this week.  Although the full bloom lasts just a few hours after dark, visitors are welcome to stop by during regular hours to see these spectacular emerging flowers.

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The Facilities Department – working in concert with our colleagues in Procurement – are happy to announce that Ithaca College has partnered with GovDeals to provide IC surplus auction items for online viewing, bidding and purchase. This will help the College reduce storage costs and will take the place of the annual Surplus Sale that was held in the A&E center in past years.

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The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies would like to invite interested faculty, staff and students to join the Ithaca College International Students Friendship Network. We are looking for dedicated IC students, faculty and staff to serve as Cultural Partners for our new international students.


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'The need is constant.  The gratification is instant. Give Blood."  And now it's particularly acute!  An Emergency Call  has been issued by the Red Cross and Staff Council is sponsoring a Blood Drive to help out.

Wednesday 19 July, Emerson Suites, 8:00 am -2pm is the time - is the day - to donate and help others out.

Plan ahead and schedule a time by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit the Red Cross at to sign up. Donors will get a T-shirt as a token of appreciation.

It's never too late. Walk-ins are also welcome

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The Office of Energy Management is pleased to invite the campus community to participate in a webinar and short discussion regarding our sustainability plans for 2017-18. 

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Posted on behalf of Dr. Roger (Doc) Richardson

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The Office of Energy Management is pleased to invite the campus community to participate in a webinar and short discussion regarding our sustainability plans for 2017-18. 

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