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College Briefs Feb. 9

Math department to celebrate Women in Math Day on Zoom

There will be a free virtual event for female high school students and their families to celebrate Women in Math Day. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 11 on Zoom. Students in grades 7–12 are invited to meet with current Ithaca College students studying math and women with jobs that utilize math. Students and family members can ask questions and participate in remote activities. The event will begin in small groups, where students and family members can introduce themselves to math majors at the college. There will then be a career panel, including college alumni. The event will conclude with discussions in small groups with the panelists. A registration form is available on the Department of Mathematics’ website. For any questions, contact Ted Galanthay at

Wellness Clinic to host habit formation and goal workshops

Exercise Behavior Coaches at the Ithaca College Wellness Clinic will host a workshop to help people form habits and reach their goals. There will be three sessions, and each session has two different sections at different times for people to choose from. All sessions will be held in the Wellness Clinic, located in the Center for Health Sciences, room 302. The first session will be held at 8–8:45 a.m. or at 3–3:45 a.m. Feb. 10. Participants can choose one time to attend. The second session will be Feb. 17 at the same times. The third session will be Feb. 24 at the same times. For individuals requiring accommodations, contact Kelly Robichaud at or 607-274-5173.

Women’s Mentoring Network invites Cornell guest speaker

The Women’s Mentoring Network invited Debra Howell, director of Information Technology Operations for Cornell University’s libraries, to discuss finding balance among work responsibilities, family commitments and more. The discussion will be 12–1 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Library Classroom, Gannett 319. Howell will talk about how to manage responsibilities in different aspects of individuals’ lives while also focusing on one’s own well-being. For individuals requiring accommodations, contact Sam Elebiary at or 607-274-5728.

IC Office of Admission seeking regional student ambassadors

The Ithaca College Office of Admission has opened applications for a Spring 2023 regional admission student ambassador for the areas of D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The role requires students to assist the office with recruitment in those areas. Current students with first-year, sophomore and junior standing and who are from those areas are eligible to apply. For any students interested, an application and resume can be submitted through the HR Cloud. Applications are due Feb. 10.

Campus community to discuss ChatGPT and AI in small groups

There will be six small group discussions about ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) tools, facilitated by the Center for Faculty Excellence. The discussion sessions will be between Feb. 7 and 24, and will be available in person in Gannett 316 or via Zoom. Dates and times for each individual session are available on IC Engage. Participants are not required to register ahead of time but pre-registration is encouraged. To participate in the sessions virtually, participants need to fill out a form to access the IC Teach group in Microsoft Teams. The form is available on Intercom. Questions can be submitted ahead of time by adding them to a collaborative document, with a link also available on Intercom. Some current questions include: How will AI affect online classes? How can citations be made for any products created by AI? How does AI-generated art impact creativity?

Ithaca College Alumni Awards seeking nominations for 2023

The 2023 Alumni Awards are accepting nominations until Feb. 17. Alumni as well as non-alumni like faculty, staff and mentors are eligible to be nominated. The awards are for anyone who has made an impact on their community or has demonstrated excellence in their career, community service and more. There are seven categories for awards, including one for recent alumni, one for volunteer service, one for people in or retired from careers of over 40 years and a humanitarian category. People cannot nominate themselves for any of the awards. Some awards are only for alumni, some are only for non-alumni and some are available for both alumni and non-alumni. A nomination form is available on For anybody with questions, reach out to Bree Peltier-Amborn at

Exploratory Program seeks new Peer Ambassadors and Leaders

Ithaca College’s Exploratory Program is looking for Peer Ambassadors and Leaders (PALs). PALs are expected to contribute in organizing events and guiding future and current students enrolled in the Exploratory Program. Interested students must send their resumes and cover letters to Ellen Chapman at PALs must be available to attend a minimum of two events during a semester, should be familiar with the Exploratory Program’s systems and structures, capable of engaging students and well acquainted with the college’s learning management system, Homer. Past PALs have participated in include De-Stress Fest, Registration Night, Mapping Help and Ithaca Today.

OT toy lab looks for volunteer participants between ages 2–5

Occupation Therapy Toy Lab is looking for participants between the ages of 2 and 5 for a Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention course, and the lab is not being used for a research study. The labs will be 10–11 a.m. and 1:30–2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Center for Health Sciences, rooms 208 and 212. Children can participate in one or both of the sessions. Parents or legal guardians need to accompany their children in the lab for the entire time of the session, and participants will get a $20 Amazon gift card for each session they attend. There is a maximum of 24 participants allowed and the first people to sign up will get priority. The lab is being led by Amie Germain and Ashley Mason, assistant professors in the Department of Occupational Therapy. For questions, contact otgrad@ithaca. edu. For individuals requiring accommodations, contact

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