March 24, 2023
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College Briefs March 2

Student Leadership Consultant applications open

The Office of Student Engagement is accepting applications for the position of Student Leadership Consultant for Fall 2023. SLCs help OSE with facilitating the organization of events, working on outreach and marketing and running the operations of the Student Activities Center, which is located on the third floor of the Campus Center. SLCs are paid $14.35 per hour and receive constant on-the-job training. To apply, applicants must complete the application, which is available on IC Engage. The OSE also has online resources like a YouTube video called “Skills SLCs gain from this position” and hosted an event called The Recipe to Become and SLC from 12-2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Student Activities Center. Applicants are also encouraged to review SLC Application Tips, which are available on OSE’s website. For questions, contact or 607-274-3222. 


Faculty can now nominate others and themselves for faculty awards

Nominations for The President Shirley M. Collado Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Ithaca College Community are now open. The award is worth $5000 and is awarded to faculty who demonstrate inclusive practices in their classroom, research or leadership roles. Awardees will also have to present a talk in the Provost’s Colloquim. Eligible candidates for the award include faculty that are Associate Professors at the college and are not required to be tenured. Faculty can either nominate themselves or can be nominated by other faculty. Self nominated applicants must submit a minimum of five Letters of Support and one of them should be written by a professional who is not working at the college. The letters must outline how the nominee has incorporated inclusive practices in educational settings. Nominees must also submit a CV and a written statement, not more than 250 words, outlining their qualifications. Faculty that wish to nominate candidates must also follow the same process and are not required to submit Letters of Support, but can if they wish to. Nominations are due April 1.


Faculty Athletic Representatives nominations available

Nominations for the position of Faculty Athletic Representative are now open. Self-nominations are welcome. The position of FAR is one of four official positions at the college that the NCAA recognizes. Other three positions include the president, the director of athletics and senior woman administrator. A FAR will be appointed by President La Jerne Cornish for a term of four years and might be able to renew the four year term in the future. An FAR is expected to oversee the technicalities and logistics of the athletics program,  affairs of student athletes and work with administration and the director of athletics. To apply, nominees must write a letter of consideration for the position and can send it to Eligible nominees include tenured faculty or non-tenured continuing faculty by March 22. The selected FAR will begin their term July 1.


Stop & Breathe Week to take place March 4–9

The JED Campus Initiative is inviting Ithaca College’s academic departments and student organizations to participate in Stop & Breathe Week which will run from March 4 to 9. Stop & Breathe week is a campaign that will highlights the mental health and wellness resources that the college offers. During the week, JED will feature the work and resources of departments and clubs by tabling on-campus and will spread the word through communication channels. To sign up, departments and student organizations must fill out a google form with details of the events they are hosting, describing how it relates to mental health and wellness and providing promotional digital content to be shared. All questions must be directed towards Cathy Micheal, JED Mental Health Awareness Subcommittee co-chair and communications librarian or sophomore Rachel Ng at and respectively. 


School of Communications to host women’s sports media Zoom panel

A panel about the coverage of women’s sports in the media will be taking place 1–2:30 p.m. March 7 via Zoom. The panel will discuss challenges of women’s sports coverage by the media, rethinking these challenges and solutions and future opportunities in the field. The panel will be welcomed by Amy Falkner, dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications and will be moderated by senior Arla Davis. Panelists include Carol Stiff, founder and president of Stiff Sports Media Consulting and chairperson of the Women’s Sports Network Advisory Board; Deborah Stroman, Director of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Research Program and Carolina Sport Business Club at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; and Dunja Antunovic, assistant professor of sports sociology at the University of Minnesota. All questions can be directed to Ellen J. Staurowsky, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, at or 607-274-1021.


Annual Performance Review process to begin March 10

The Annual Performance Review process will begin from March 10 to May 5. The process is meant to review Ithaca College employees’ professional performance and provide feedback on areas of growth and development. between March 20–31, self assessments must be completed while April 1–21 supervisor reviews must be completed. Furthermore, between April 22–May 5 review meetings and feedback should take place. Employees and their supervisors can complete the performance review process via IC HR Cloud. Workshops regarding the process will also be organized and employees and supervisors will receive emails regarding the same. All questions and concerns must be directed to specific HR Business Partners. 



The American Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive from 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. March 2 in Emerson Suites. Interested individuals can RSVP on IC Engage but must also schedule a time to donate blood via the link available on the website. Upon scheduling, individuals will receive a $10 card and will be entered in a raffle to potentially win a prize worth $3000. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for tabling as well. Interested volunteers and individuals with accommodations must contact

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