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As of Thursday, March 26th, Zoom has updated a privacy setting to prevent unwanted guests from interrupting a meeting by initiating intrusive sharing.  

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Faculty and staff: please join President Collado and members of the senior leadership team for a virtual All-Faculty-and-Staff Gathering on Tuesday, March 31, from 12:10 – 1:05 p.m.

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The Information Technology Service Desk hours of operation have been expanded to provide additional support.  The new hours of operation through Friday, April 3rd are:

  • Friday (March 27th): 7:30 am - 5pm
  • Saturday (March 28th): Closed
  • Sunday (March 29th):  12 pm - 5pm
  • Monday (March 30th - Friday (April 3rd): 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Available Support Options: 

Dear Students,

Since I last wrote to you on March 17, the leadership team in Student Affairs and Campus Life has been working diligently to address the multiple issues created by the transition of the college to remote instruction. First, I want to let you know that we have been thoughtfully taking into consideration the concerns you have shared with us. While we may not be able to address them all at this time, I ask for your patience and grace as we attempt to balance the needs of our students with the need to protect the health and safety of both our campus and local communities. 

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As the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact continues to evolve, Ithaca College Dining Services will continue to align with Ithaca’s College’s policies. These policies are being implemented in the interests of the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. It is with an abundance of caution that we have implemented reduced hours of dining operations to minimize exposure. Therefore, all meals are available for take out only, in accordance with New York State guidelines. 

Visit our website or social media accounts listed below for the most recent updates. 

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Effective immediately, Microsoft has announced a temporary change to the way Office documents are edited in Microsoft Teams. 

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IC Soul* is a new weekly 30-minute shared reflection for any student, staff, or faculty regardless of religious, spiritual or non-religious worldview. Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. 

March 25, 2020 (Every Wednesday)
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM EST
Join us via zoom here

Each week IC Soul will be facilitated by a different IC staff, faculty, or student. This week Hierald Osorto, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life is leading our first reflection from When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Tibetan Buddhist Nun and Teacher Pema Chödrön.

IC Soul invites each participant virtually to enrich and explore their own spiritual life, evoking that which is beyond ourselves but to which we are connected by essence and aspiration. We don't seek uniformity of belief or practice, and we draw inspiration from many traditions. Don't forget to bring your candle. 

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Online exhibition of artist responses to viral infiltrations before Covid-19

As its 23rd annual edition migrates to virtual spaces to respect public health guidelines to contain Covid-19, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival presents “Radical Infiltrations,” an online exhibition of digital media, exploring the power of questioning and even challenging infiltrations, such as the manipulations of profit-driven algorithms and the relentless rhetoric of political polarization.

The exhibition can be accessed on the FLEFF website at www.ithaca.edu/fleff/infiltrationsnewmedia/

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Online exhibition of Place-Based Documentary and Experimental Media

As its 23rd annual edition migrates to virtual spaces to respect public health guidelines to contain Covid-19, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) presents “Infiltrations: A Different Media Environment,” an online media exhibition.

This newly-launched, rapid-response exhibition of place-based, participatory documentary and experimental media underscores the galvanizing power of the international independent media scene during this unprecedented global public health emergency. It is a co-production between FLEFF and the Park Center for Independent Media.

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Welcome Back to Class

Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 03/24/20 

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Dear Faculty and Students,  

Welcome back to a virtual experience at IC. We are grateful to resume our academic experiences and know that this week will bring new routines and updates all around. As we begin getting re-acquainted with one another, from our remote locations, please know that we see and value the extra efforts faculty are making to keep teaching and that our students are making to keep learning under circumstances none of us could have imagined at the beginning of the semester.   

On our first day of remote instruction, our Teaching & Learning with Technology Team reports that we hosted 970 Zoom meetings, and 4,430 users played 1,775 videos on media.ithaca.edu (Kaltura). Congratulations to all on jumping right in to resume our important work, with the help and guidance of one another and an extraordinary TLT team. 

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The IC Web Team will be holding remote open support hours on Fridays through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. 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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Capturing Costs Related To The Ongoing Coronavirus Situation

Contributed on behalf of Bill Guerrero, VP. of Finance and Administration

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The staff trustee position on the Board of Trustees, currently held by Sybil Conrad, is up for re-election at the May 2020 board meeting for a four-year term beginning June 1, 2020.

Applications are being accepted through Monday, March 30th at 11:59pm (extended deadline).  Interested staff members should submit a letter of interest along with a resume to the Staff Council Executive Committee at staffcouncil@ithaca.edu.  The Staff Council Executive Committee will select three individuals from this pool to be forwarded to the Board for their decision regarding the one position. At its May 2020 meeting the Board will elect the next Staff Trustee, whose four-year term will begin on June 1, 2020.

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Tune in Wednesday, March 25 at noon (EDT) for a free webinar all about changing your mindset.

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Dear Campus Community,

I am reaching out today, as we restart our spring semester, to share news of some upcoming meetings for faculty, staff, and students to hear from the leadership of the college and for our community to connect during an incredibly challenging time.

But before I get into those details, I want to intentionally pause and offer all of you my heartfelt gratitude. This has been a trying time for our IC family, and I hope this little video brings you some peace and hope today.

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 23rd Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival 

FLEFF 2020 RAPID RESPONSE

OPENING REMARKS FOR FLEFF 2020 BY DR. TANYA SAUNDERS
https://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/openingremarks/

RADICAL INFILRATIONS EXHIBITION OF NEW MEDIA ART
https://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/infiltrationsnewmedia/

INFILTRATIONS: A DIFFERENT MEDIA ENVIRONMENT EXHIBITION (ANALOG MEDIA)
https://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/differentenvironment/

By the time she was in her late twenties, Tara Schuster was a rising TV exec who had worked for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. By all appearances, she had mastered being a grown-up. But beneath that veneer of success, she was a "chronically anxious, self-medicating mess". No one knew that her road to adulthood had been paved with depression, anxiety, and shame.

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Below is information about parking on campus during the campus's response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Information Technology has established a connectivity troubleshooting and resource guide (www.ithaca.edu/information-technology/home-internet) to provide you with references to resources, solution providers and suggestions for acquiring and refining your home network connection.  

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The Census Bureau has issued guidance that college students should still be counted at the residence they live while attending school, even if they have returned home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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