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Contributed on behalf of Nancy Pringle and Brian K. Dickens

Maura Benner (Class of 2019, Health Sciences) 
Two years ago Maura was the recipient of United Way's TeenWorks "Making a Difference" award, for creating a community center on Chew St. in Allentown. Watch her whole story by clicking here!

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Open letter to the Ithaca College Community

We, the undersigned full-time, continuing faculty in the Department of English, are writing in support of our part-time and contingent co-workers in their present union negotiations with our college. We view these negotiations as necessary steps toward fair, living wages and a more welcoming and equitable working environment. It is in everyone’s interest that the wide disparity between faculty wages be ameliorated.

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Eleven Ithaca College students received the “MLK NOW” Award for their above-and-beyond service during the college’s annual MLK Day of Service, which concluded a week of educational workshops and performances. The “MLK NOW” Award is given to one student from each volunteer group who demonstrates servant leadership and exceptional teamwork. The winners are voted on by the members of their group.

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Submitted on behalf of the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability

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

On Thursday, March 23rd at 10:00 AM in the Klingenstein Lounge Alex Freeman from the New Media Consortium, will be sharing insights from the 2017 NMC Horizon Report, which will have just been released a few weeks before Ed Tech Day. The internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and regional NMC Technology Outlooks are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a comprehensive effort established in 2002 by the NMC that identifies and describes important developments in technology likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education around the world. This particular edition focuses on trends, challenges, and developments in technology disrupting global higher education.

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From Senior Vice President Nancy Pringle, Provost Linda Petrosino, and Professor Gwen Seaquist, representatives of the Ithaca College bargaining committee.

The Ithaca College bargaining team is disappointed to hear of the part-time, per-course faculty union’s announcement that it plans to conduct a strike authorization vote on February 13 and 14. Significant and meaningful progress has been made to date in the negotiations for a part-time faculty contract. There is a planned bargaining session with a federal mediator set for February 21 to discuss the college’s most recent wage proposal, as well as another bargaining session with the mediator scheduled for February 24.

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Join Environmental Studies and Sciences instructors Jason Hamilton and Jed Jordan for this weekend intensive offered through Primitive Pursuits, February 11 and 12. 

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The Academic Advising Center will be holding drop-in working sessions all semester to assist students with their ICC Portfolio. All students are invited!

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Pitch Please would love for someone with interest in music/a cappella, but any interested and committed faculty member would be excellent! It is not a huge time commitment, but is a huge help to us. Please contact ithacapitchplease@gmail.com for more information on the duties.

ENVS Lecturer Xanthe Matychak is working with local electronics company, Wicked Device, on an NSF SBIR-funded project to develop technology that empowers students to design, conduct, and share air quality experiments with a global network. 

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is seeking help recruiting applicants for Student Leadership Consultants (SLCs) and Orientation Leaders (OLs).

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Is your Ithaca College laptop getting replaced under the Technology Renewal Program for Spring 2017? If so, you have a great opportunity to bring your laptop to the DIIS Laptop Fair for early replacement!

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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour on Thursday, Feb. 9. Also tested will be the Outdoor Warning System (OWS), which features a siren tone and loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the tests.

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The City of Ithaca will be closing a portion of South Aurora St./Rt. 96B near Ithaca College on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6-7. Motorists will need to use an alternate route while a new water service line is being installed. The project is planned to start at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, and be completed by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The schedule is subject to change.

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Weight Watchers is offering a special promotion to inspire new members to enroll in the Weight Watchers At Work program between 2/13/17 – 2/24/17.  Here are the details:

From February 13 through February 24, Weight Watchers will be hosting special Inspire Events at their weekly meetings across the nation to motivate employees with personal success stories and practical tools.

All NEW members who attend an Inspire Event and join the WW At Work program will be eligible to receive a FREE Starter Kit full of exciting gifts ($70 value) to help them get started and stay on track throughout the year! The Kit is uniquely designed to support members' weight-loss efforts. It includes:

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DIIS commonly receives reports of email scams circulating on campus, most recently this past week when about 4,000 users received a "phishing" email (so named because the sender is fishing for your personal information). While most people recognized it as suspicious and deleted it, some did not. We thought it would be helpful to share one of these messages to point out and explain the "red flags", designated as "(RF #)" in the sample message below.

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To the Ithaca College Community and Administration:

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE), are writing in support of our part-time and contingent co-workers in their present union negotiations with our college. We view these negotiations as necessary steps toward fair, living wages and a more equitable working climate. Above all else we see this as an issue of justice.

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Please email REDCROSS@ITHACA.EDU OR CALL 1-800-REDCROSS to schedule an appointment for Thursday February 16th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Double Red Donations will be also be collected, Three appointments  every hour and Two evey half hour.

 Save Time..make an appointment..use RapidPass (day of drive).

Go to Redcrossblood.org/rapidpass

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From Senior Vice President Nancy Pringle, Provost Linda Petrosino, and Professor Gwen Seaquist, representatives of the Ithaca College bargaining committee.

The Ithaca College bargaining team is writing to provide an update on progress as of February 2, 2017, in the negotiations with our part-time faculty union.

We have made meaningful progress. During the past 15 months, we have reached tentative agreements on 23 separate articles for a collective bargaining agreement. Most recently, we have now reached tentative agreements on the issues of length of appointments and benefits.

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Friday, February 10, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Clark Lounge

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