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Register now for Homebuyer U ITHACA
DATES: January 25, February 1, February 8, and February 15.
TIMES: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
WHERE: INHS, 115 W. Clinton St.
FEE: $75 per household 

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INHS's next Home Inspection Class will take place on TUES, JAN 23 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at a home near Trumansburg. During the class, a licensed home inspector will teach you how to examine homes so you can identify trouble spots on your own and walk through homes for sale using a trained eye. This skill is extremely valuable when you start shopping! 

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We are fortunate to live in an area that embodies that sense of community. It is with the sense of community that Ithaca College asks for your support with our annual United Way Campaign. This year our goal is $32,000! These contributions will help improve individuals and family by providing our community with a wide breadth of support opportunities. As community members, we all see the impact of when we pull together to support the needs of our local community whether it be in the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County or in other surrounding counties where our employees reside. Here is our chance to help.

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ICHR January Newsletter

Contributed by Katie Sack on 01/15/18 

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The ICHR January Newsletter highlights Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the upcoming Winter Luncheon, Ithaca College's United Way Campaign, the new tax structure for 2018, and much more! 

Please stop by to visit us on the Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, or call us at 274.8000. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for even more information.

The Office of Human Resources at Ithaca College aspires to lead positive efforts for Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement. To heighten awareness around the richness of diversity at IC, we have developed a calendar to remind us of some cultural holidays, religious observances, and celebrations from around the world.

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Widespread Flu Activity

Contributed by Katie Sack on 01/12/18 

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The CDC has indicated a sharp increase in flu activity recently across 26 states and New York City. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.

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Welcome to 2018! We are so excited to announce that Mind, Body, Me will now be accepting new members throughout the entire year! 

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PlumBenefits can help! CLICK HERE!

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We’re excited to gather together to celebrate the promise of 2018!  Comforting foods and warm conversations await us for the Winter Luncheon which will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Terrace Dining Hall.

Winter Luncheon
Thursday, January 18, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Terrace Dining Hall

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Parenting the Hardest Job in the World: An 8 week series for parents/caregivers
Parenting Skills Workshop Series  -- PS: It Works! Communication Skills for All

  • A class for every parent
  • Every parent comes out with something new
  • Share your strengths and learn new strategies
  • You are the most important teacher in your child’s life
  • Learn to talk with your children using the skills: Encouragement, Can Do, Choices, Self-Control and Respecting Feelings.

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According to The Ithaca Voice, Ithaca and Tompkins County may see some snow accumulation, between two and five inches, but what officials are really warning about is the low temperatures and wind chill. Wind chills could range from 15 to 30 below zero, according to the NWS. At that temperature, frostbite could occur in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin.

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Register now for Homebuyer U ITHACA
DATES:  January 3, 10, 17 and 24
TIMES: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
WHERE: INHS, 115 W. Clinton St.
FEE: $75 per household

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Winter Break Holiday Time

Contributed by Katie Sack on 12/03/17 

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Ithaca College is closed for Winter Break beginning on December 25, 2017 through January 1, 2018. The College will re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. 

As a reminder the Holiday Schedule can be found here: and more information regarding holiday time can be found in the policy manual here:

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A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers" will be presented by Joy Blumkin, Esq. on Wednesday, December 6, from Noon-1:30 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

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Last Chance to Win!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/28/17 

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Tomorrow is your last chance to get in on the fun! All raffles end on November 30 and winners will be announced on December 4, so jump in today for a chance to win!   

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In the June IT@IC Update, reference was made to MAKING SIGN-IN SIMPLER.  As a result, Human Resources is happy to announce that PeopleAdmin (our Online Employment System) will be using Single Sign-On. 

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We are pleased to provide the campus community with another update regarding our work with Sibson Consulting on the staff compensation study. As previously communicated, this initiative began in early March and is expected to run through early 2018.

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The Hartford offers a suite of online tools that can help guide employees through important decisions before a loss, including detailed local funeral home price comparisons, 24/7 assistance with funeral planning, and the only nationwide database of funeral home prices.

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This month's BalanceWorks newsletter focuses on the signs and symptoms of depression.  

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