February 1, 2023
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College Briefing: Oct. 9

Administration to inform faculty on budget plan
The second installment of a discussion series titled “Dollars and $ense” by Gerald Hector, vice president for finance and administration, which will focus on the topic of Zero Base Budgeting, will be available to faculty at 9 a.m. Oct. 14 in Klingenstein Lounge.
ZBB is the topic for the month of October. The session will cover the reason, the process and the goal for ZBB. Members will also discuss future budgeting around capital projects.

C.P. Snow Scholarship application due Oct. 15
Students may now apply for the C.P. Snow Scholar Award, which aims to recognize a student whose Ithaca College career combines humanistic studies with scientific studies.
Applications for the C.P. Snow Scholar Award are due Oct. 15 to the C.P. Snow Committee at cpsnow@sakai.ithaca.edu. Applicants must be of junior or senior standing,
have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have some record of interdisciplinary work within the humanities and sciences. Applications must include a 1,000-word essay,
two letters of recommendation from faculty and a transcript. The award is $500. The C.P. Snow Lecture Series has been bringing speakers to campus since 1964.

Career Services to host networking workshops
The Office of Career Services will host three workshops over the course of two hours Oct. 10 for alumni weekend.
At 2 p.m., presenters will teach students about LinkedIn and how to make a professional profile, as well as how to navigate the website.
At 2:45 p.m., leaders will present on networking skills and practice making professional connections in the workplace.
At 3:30 p.m., Career Services will host “Being Professional While You’re Eating, Greeting and Tweeting,” a workshop about professional communication.
The workshop will cover dining etiquette and appropriate wardrobe choices as well as handling cellphones and email.

FLEFF to host screening of ‘Kill The Messenger’
The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival will host a screening of a 2014 film by Michael Cuesta titled “Kill The Messenger” at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Cinemapolis.
Tickets are $5, but the first 50 people to appear at the box office the day of the show will get free admission, courtesy of FLEFF.
There will be a post-screening discussion featuring Jeff Cohen, director of the Park Center for Independent Media and associate professor of journalism at Ithaca College, and Lt. Marlon Byrd of the Ithaca Police Department. The discussion will be moderated by Stewart Auyash, associate professor of public health at the college.
The film is a thriller based on the story of Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who investigated the crack epidemic. He had suspicions that the CIA was aware of major dealers smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and had then been using the profits to arm the Nicaraguan rebels. Despite the dangers he faced, Webb continued to investigate and uncovered the conspiracy.

Purchasing manager retires from the college
Effective Oct. 3, Gail Wagner, purchasing manager for the office of facilities, retired from her career at Ithaca College.
Wagner arrived at the college in 1986 to serve as the assistant to the director of business services, before moving to the purchasing department in 1988. Wagner was responsible for streamlining purchasing-related business processes, negotiating favorable pricing on contracts and setting up an online surplus furniture inventory and reuse system.

IC Square to host event for senior celebrations
Seniors are invited to participate in the Senior Class Celebration at 5 p.m. Oct. 10 in IC Square. The Senior Class Celebration will occur from 5–5:45 p.m.,
featuring the senior class gift announcement at 5:25 p.m., followed by an alumni and senior class happy hour from 5:45–6:45 p.m.
Attendance is free for both events. However, those who choose to only attend the happy hour will pay $2. All seniors are welcome. This is not a 21 and over event.
There will be free food and a cash bar at both events, as well as raffle prizes.