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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson, Associate Provost and Interim Chief Diversity Officer

 

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The third and fourth candidates for DIIS Associate Vice President/Chief Information Officer will be on campus on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4, respectively.  Members of the campus community are invited to attend open sessions, which are scheduled at 1:30 pm in Textor 103.  Materials for the candidates can be found here a day ahead of the interview date.

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The Shared Governance Task Force (SGTF) would like to take this opportunity to provide the campus community with an update on our work.  We have received feedback on the second draft of the proposed charter and we met during the week of April 3 to review the feedback and determine appropriate next steps. 

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Procedures and schedules are in place for optical scanning of final exams during the week of May 8th-12th. Optical scanning can be dropped off at the Service Desk in Job Hall during these hours:

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IC Autism Speaks U is Ithaca College's chapter for the national non-profit organization, Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks U is a program that supports students, faculty and alumni in their awareness, advocacy and fundraising efforts for Autism Speaks. We are looking for a new academic advisor, as our previous advisor Skott Jones is going on sabbatical this upcoming fall. Roles of an advisor would include: approving the budget and any additional budget requests as well as serving as a consultant to the group (i.e. for possible topics and speakers, guest present at meetings, and attend campus events). If interested, please contact icautismspeaks@gmail.com

 

Two individuals with a lengthy track record of fostering dialogue and bridging difficult issues will be awarded honorary degrees by Ithaca College: Ann Thompson Cook, the co-founder and co-director of the organization Many Voices, and La June Montgomery Tabron, the president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. They will be presented with honorary Doctor of Letters degrees at the college’s Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Ithaca and surrounding areas in effect until 10:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1. A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms producing tornadoes in and close to the watch area. Those living in watch areas are advised to monitor weather reports for a possible upgrade to a Tornado Warning, which means that a tornado is indicated by radar or sighted by trained storm spotters.

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I am thrilled to announce that the following individuals have been selected to serve on the 2018 Senior Class Gift Committee. Please join me in congratulating this phenomenal group of rising seniors!

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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  

 

If you like brunch, and you like it even more when it's free, then you are going to be really happy on Saturday, May 6! All Ithaca College students, staff, and faculty are invited to celebrate the end of the year at the second annual IC Community Brunch! 

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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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The next candidate for DIIS Associate Vice President/Chief Information Officer will be on campus on Monday, May 1.  Members of the campus community are invited to attend an open session, which is scheduled at 1:30 pm in Textor 103.  Materials for the candidate can be found here.

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson, Associate Provost and Interim Chief Diversity Officer

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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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