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" Equity and Inclusion: From Talk to Action"

Presented by the Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County, this biannual conference provides the community with a venue for community-wide learning and dialog for addressing equity and inclusion and for developing next steps in creating a culturally competent and inclusive community in which to work, live, and learn.

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Come celebrate the end of the year at IC Kicks Back on Friday, May 5 from 2pm-6pm on the Campus Center Quad! Challenge your friends on an inflatable Tropical Obstacle Course, Hippo Chow Down and on the inflatable Toxic Drop. Be sure to capture the moment with the Photo booth or try out the new interactive photo booth Snap Shot all provided by NY Party Works. Student Activities Board sponsored the Toxic Drop and the Snap Shot photo booth.

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As those who attended the Weight Watchers meeting on April 18 know, Karen has resigned as the leader of our group. The April 25th meeting was our last one on campus.

Currently registered Monthly Pass members: Karen took all the weight record cards remaining in her possession to the Weight Watchers location at The Shops at Ithaca Mall on Triphammer Road. Meeting times can be found at https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/find-a-meeting/1114340/the-shops-at-ithaca-mall-ithaca-ny when members can either attend or stop by to pick up their card. You can take this card to another meeting. From the area managers:

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We are reducing unused inventory.  Available at the Center for Print Production.
This is not the same envelope used for college stationary.
Open Monday - Friday 8am until 5pm.
We accept cash, check, credit and ID Express.
Pay with your ID Express card and we can ship to the Library for pick up.
More deals to follow.
Contact the Ctr for Print Production at 607-274-3998 with questions.

In the past users have been able to click the Outlook Web App button at the top left of their myHome page to access their Office 365 Outlook email and calendar. Once signed into myHome, users could access Outlook without having to sign into it separately, because the myHome username and password were "passed through" to Office 365.

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Seats available ... register before time runs out! ENVS naturalist and department chair Jason Hamilton will be teaching a class this summer that can bring you into closer contact with the local landscape.

In June, Jason will teach ENVS 140, Introduction to Herbalism, a class that covers the theory and concepts of herbal remedies, and then teaches practical applications. You will learn how to make many plant medicines, how to deal with simple ailments, and gain herbal first aid skills. Studying herbalism is a great way to deepen your connection with the natural world, and to be able to help you, your friends, and your family.  

Email Jason at jhamilton@ithaca.edu for more information.  

Ithaca College continues to partner with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier to bring their mobile food pantry to the IC community. The Mobile Food Pantry is used to deliver fresh produce, dairy products, and other food and grocery items directly to distribution sites where people need food. When the truck arrives at a site, volunteers place the food on tables surrounding the truck. Clients are then able to "shop" free of charge, choosing items that they need.

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Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Prospect Development and Leadership Gifts, Principal Gifts, Major and Planned Giving, Ithaca College Annual Fund, Friends of Ithaca College, Athletics Fundraising, Advancement Communications, Alumni Relations, Advancement Services, and Strategic Marketing and Communications will be closed all day on Friday, April 28, 2017 for a divisional retreat.

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Our first DIIS Associate Vice President/Chief Information Officer  candidate will be on campus on Thursday, April 27.  Members of the campus community are invited to attend an open session, which is scheduled at 1:30 pm in Textor 103.  Materials for Thursday's candidate can be found here.

Feedback for all candidates will be collected via an online evaluation form.  Please provide your feedback no later than close of business on Friday, May 5. 

Information about our remaining three candidates will be shared in Intercom a day ahead of each campus visit. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jaimie Voorhees at jvoorhees@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3118. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Alluvian, the environmental journal affiliated with the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department at Ithaca College, just released its latest issue called Cohesion: Bugs, Soil, and Fungus online! To read the latest issue and previous ones, check out their website. Additionally, the Journal is accepting online submissions for its next issue on Climate Change and Society until Sept. 30th, 2017. The Journal accepts art, creative non-fiction, science journalism, nature writing, and poetry. For submission guidelines and to stay updated with the latest content, like Alluvian on Facebook.   

Alluvian prides itself in representing natural and environmental writing from students all over the country, with 50% of its latest issue comprised from non-IC students. If you enjoy writing about the environment, please consider submitting to Alluvian soon! 

 

The campus community was invited to a pair of presentations on Tuesday, April 25 that highlighted the results of the campus climate survey that was open last fall.

The survey was offered to all current students, faculty, and staff at IC. Its aim: to measure how those groups perceive the academic, social, and professional environments of the college. Tuesday’s session served to showcase areas of strength within the campus climate, as well as areas that can be improved upon.

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Staying in Ithaca this summer? Why not try gardening? Claim a plot in the Circles Community Organic Garden for the summer! 

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Weekend Happenings!

Beginning on May 3rd 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, maximizes the availability of bike parking resources and improve the beauty of our campus environment. 

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On Thursday, April 27th between 6:00-6:30 AM there will be an outage of the campus voice mail system due to maintenance.

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Submitted on behalf of Rory Rothman, Associate Provost, Student Life

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 The club Ithaca College Unites For HER participates in fundraising efforts to provide a grant to any student, faculty, staff or immediate family member of theirs affected by breast cancer. This grant is to help pay for integrative, complementary therapies to help those who are going through or have gone through breast cancer treatment. These therapies include acupuncture, yoga classes, massage therapy, and nutrition counseling among others. To learn more about this club, the grant, and to apply either for yourself or on behalf of an immediate family member, please visit our website http://icunitesforher5.wixsite.com/icufh To learn more about the organization in general please visit https://uniteforher.org  

In an effort to support the increasing growth of conferences and events occurring at Ithaca College during the summer, Parking Services has collaborated with Campus Center and Event Services to create new summer parking restrictions that are more hospitable to the many visitors that are attracted to come to Ithaca College over the summer.  The goal of this change is to create a more welcoming environment for our summer guests who are unfamiliar with our campus.  These changes are feasible given the significant reduction of faculty, staff and students accessing parking facilities on campus during the summer months. 

 

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In light of on-going campus and global tension, Faculty Council passed a motion in January that asked itself to craft a values statement that reflected its commitment to basic human decency.  The statement went through many iterations; during the process, Council solicited the input and support of the Student and Staff Councils.  What you read, therefore, represents the collaborative efforts of Ithaca College’s governing bodies.  Although it may not speak perfectly to anyone, we hope it speaks something to everyone.

Respectively,

Marieme Foote, President, Student Governance Council

Rosane Mordt, Chair, Staff Council

Tom Swensen, Chair, Faculty Council

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Good News! Campus Center dining hall will open early for breakfast at 8:30am on Sunday, April 23rd, Sunday, April 30th and Sunday, May 7th.