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April 10, 2021
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College Briefs March 18

Ithaca College Wellness Clinic opens for both in-person and virtual visits

The Ithaca College Wellness Clinic is now open for faculty, staff and students both virtually and in person.

Services are free to all campus community members, and membership is required to access virtual personal training and in-person services. In-person services include group exercise classes, fitness evaluations, 90-minute workout sessions and exercise testing.

The clinic is following New York state and Ithaca College COVID-19 guidelines and its health and safety plan has been approved by the Tompkins County Health Department.

 

Fall 2021 registration time tickets available to students March 29

The Fall 2021 course schedule will be made available to students March 29 at noon.

Students will also be able to see their registration time ticket on HomerConnect on the same day. Registration times are based on credits earned. Classes currently in progress or registered summer classes do not count for total credit hours earned. Students with 90 or more credit hours can register for classes April 13, graduate students can register April 14, undergraduate students with 60–89.9 credits can register April 15, students with 30–59.9 credits can register April 20 and students with under 30 credits can register April 22.

 

Career Services to host career fairs for students in specific industries

Ithaca College Career Services is hosting a week of career fairs March 30, 31 and April 1.

The career fairs are targeted and will feature employers and grad schools in specific industries. The Communications and Publishing Career Fair is from 12–3 p.m. March 30, and it is a career event focused on media, writing, sports, communications, publishing, marketing and sales. The STEM and Technology and Data Career Fair is from 2–5 p.m. March 31 and is a career and grad school event focused on computer science, data, analytics, programming, digital communication, biology, biochemistry, business, chemistry, economics, environmental science, mathematics, physics, politics, public policy and technology. The last career fair, Nonprofit and Social Justice Fair, is from 4–6 p.m. April 1 and is focused on people looking to work for a nonprofit organization or a social justice-oriented organization.

 

Hearing clinic evaluations open to campus community members

The Sir Alexander Ewing-Ithaca College Hearing Clinic is now accepting clients for audiology testing and services.

The clinic is offering free evaluations for members of the campus community experiencing various hearing issues, like difficulty hearing over Zoom, as well as general baseline hearing tests. Those interested in receiving treatment or testing can contact the clinic at ewingclinic@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3714.

 

IC Kosher Korner looking to hear from students about Passover

Ithaca College’s Kosher Korner in Terrace Dining Hall is looking to hear from students in need of kosher food for Passover.

Students can meet with Chaim Goldgrab, college affiliate in Terrace Dining Hall, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday to discuss specific requirements, questions or concerns regarding what kosher food will be available. Students can also email Goldgrab at cgoldgrab@ithaca.edu. Students cna also check @ickosherkorner on Instagram to see daily Kosher menus.

 

Faculty and staff have opportunity to test run replacement for Sakai

Ithaca College faculty and staff can participate in a limited pilot of the college’s new learning management system (LMS), Canvas.

There are two engagement levels people can participate through based on personal schedule and interest.

The explorers level is a self-paced exploration of Canvas and its tools and course design. This level is open to all faculty and staff to explore Canvas’s tools, but faculty and staff cannot implement them in current classes.

The pathfinders level allows faculty and staff to create a sample course to test and explore Canvas and its tools and design. There is also student access for a limited roster of up to 500 students. Faculty and staff can substitute a Sakai quiz, assignment or activity. with a Canvas tool. Faculty and staff can also provide feedback to the LMS Implementation Team.

The pilot will be available from late March through August 2021, and Sakai will remain the primary LMS through Spring and Summer 2021. There will be minimal support and training from the IT department and the Center for Faculty Excellence during the pilot program. However, Canvas Tier 1 support will be available to users via email, phone and chat.

A webinar session is being held at 4 p.m. March 24 to further discuss the pilot program, the levels of engagement and provide an overview of Canvas. The webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

The Ithacan can be reached at ithacan@ithaca.edu or via Twitter: @IthacanOnline