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March 8, 2017 

Dear Ithaca College Faculty and Staff Members:

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On Wednesday, March 8th, all staff members of the Division of Human and Legal Resources (Offices of Human Resources, Legal Affairs & Risk Management) will be out of the office for an all-day staff development session. The offices will be open with limited services, with coverage provided by our very capable student assistants.

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Save the Dates! Ithaca College will host a Mobile Food Pantry on three dates this spring: March 29, April 7, and May 3. 

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Contributed on behalf of Interim AVP/CIO, David Weil for Digital Instruction and Information Services.

DIIS is excited to unveil apps.ithaca.edu (beta), a preview version of a new centralized hub for providing quick and easy access to most web-based applications used across campus, including Office365 (email, calendar), Sakai, HomerConnect, Parnassus, and many others.  In the coming months we will be evolving the apps.ithaca.edu site to provide more seamless access to many of these services.

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Network and Unified Communications will be upgrading network equipment at 12:01am Monday March 13th through Friday March 17th.

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Don't forget the priority deadline for Summer Housing student positions is this Friday, March 10th! Many positions include on-campus housing!

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Posted on behalf of President Tom Rochon and Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration Janet Williams.

At its recent meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees approved the operating budget for the 2017–18 fiscal year.

The $234.5 million revenue budget represents a 1.6% decrease compared to 2016-17. The decrease is due primarily to the fact that the larger-than-usual class that arrived in fall 2013 will graduate in May of this year. As a consequence, even if fall 2017 enrollment targets are met our overall enrollment is expected to drop, resulting in lower revenue.

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2018 Senior Class Gift Committee.  

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Jacob Powell (Athletic Training, Class of 2017) recently attended a prestigious multidisciplinary concussion summit at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to get updated on the latest science regarding the evaluation, recognition, prevention and management of sport related concussions.

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OSEMA is looking for 1 adviser to travel with students on their Summer Service trip to Boulder Creek, California, from May 13 - 20, 2017. This trip will take place at YMCA Camp Campbell’s Outdoor Education Camp, located in the beautiful Redwoods about an hour south of San Francisco.

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The fifteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 21. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here.

All students, staff, and faculty who wish to celebrate the accomplishments of our LGBTQA+ and allied seniors and graduate students are welcome and reservations are required

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Posted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson and Sean Eversley Bradwell

Dear Campus Community:

We hope this message finds our campus in good spirits and that all have had a chance to meet and/or hear from our future president.

As a campus community with divergent perspectives, we also hope we can agree that creating a culture of inclusion is in the best interest of Ithaca College, and that civility, compassion and respectful conversations will serve us well in our collective pursuits.  We look forward to working together as we strive for inclusive excellence.

With this goal in mind, listed below are some past and upcoming events and updates on diversity and inclusion efforts for the spring semester. As always, please contact us with questions, suggestions and collaborations.

 

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National Employee Appreciation Day is here and we'd like to thank and honor our Dining Services Team in appreciation of all of the hard work they put in at Ithaca College!  Be sure to say "Thanks!" to a dining employee today!

Mark your calendar to attend a presentation by the United States Postal Service on Augmented Reality and creating impactful mail.  Realize a 2% discount on eligible postage.  Wow your target audience with an interactive mail piece.  Discover a higher rate of return.

 

Seating is limited.  The presentation will be Wednesday March 15 in the Ithaca Falls Room beginning at 1:30pm.

Download the free app-  USPS AR before the meeting.  Select to allow the app to access your camera for an interactive experience.

 

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Phi Kappa Phi Book Drive

Contributed by Tammy Sritecha on 03/03/17 

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The Ithaca College Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi invites you take part in their third annual book drive. Collection will take place from March 7 to March 31 with convenient bins located throughout campus.

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Submitted on behalf of Cathy J. Saloff-Coste, MS, RD, CDN, Ithaca College Registered Dietician Nutritionist

If you’ve been following this Intercom series during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week on Monday and Wednesday, you know that it’s not always obvious when someone has an eating disorder. What if you now realize that you (or a friend) have some of the signs of an eating disorder but you’re not sure if there is a problem?

One possible first step is to take Ithaca College’s CAPS online screening at http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/hope.

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Submitted on behalf of the Eco-Reps.

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The number one priority of the Office of Public Safety at Ithaca College is to help create an environment in which all members of the campus community and visitors can safely live, learn, teach, and work.

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