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College Briefs Sept. 30

IC Drone Squad to provide workshops during fall semester

The Ithaca College Drone Squadron is a collective of individuals — students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and friends of the college — who seek to use unmanned aircraft systems to help educate and provide services to the college and the greater New York community.

Since 2017, individuals affiliated with the college have had the opportunity to take a free, three-day drone workshop and then sit for the FAA 107 exam.

Passing the exam certifies the person as a licensed commercial drone pilot. Pilots have flown missions used in commercial and documentary filmmaking, aerial journalism, assisting local law enforcement, HVAC and roof inspections and real estate marketing.

The Drone Squad is holding three workshops during the fall semester. Interested individuals must attend all three days. The first workshop will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17.

The second workshop will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 12 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14. The dates for the December workshop are not confirmed yet, but the workshop will be held virtually.


Community participants needed for IC greeting card campaign

Cards Across Campuses: Intergenerational Greeting Card Campaign (ICGI) is an Ithaca College–Longview Partnership program that was started in the spring semester when the pandemic shut down in-person intergenerational programming between the college and Longview.

Individuals or groups can reach out to the ICGI to request a greeting card to be sent to an identified individual at Longview.

ICGI will provide a blank greeting card assigned to a tenant or resident and participants write a personal message to the card recipient.

The card will be returned to the ICGI, which will address and mail or hand-deliver the card to Longview. Interested individuals can contact jtaves@ithaca.edu.


College Al-Anon Group to hold in-person meetings for Fall 2021

The South Hill Higher Ground Al-Anon Group, which has been meeting on Zoom throughout the pandemic, is returning to in-person meetings.

Meetings will resume from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Phillips Room of Muller Chapel. Students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome. Participants must be masked and will be asked to practice social distancing.


IC Chess Club in need of professors to participate in chess competition

For any professors who know how to play chess, the Ithaca College Chess Club is looking for professors who are interested in participating in the chess competition.

The competition will be between students and professors. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at IC Square. Interested individuals should contact ChessClub@ithaca.edu.


Applications open for staff award given to full-time eligible IC staff

The award is established through contributions from staff, faculty and friends of James J. Whalen, the college’s sixth president, in honor of his 22 years of service to the college.

The award is granted to eligible staff members in a degree program at the college. The money can be used to pay for books and defray other educational costs.

Candidates for the J.J. Staff Scholar Award must be full-time staff members of the college, matriculated in a degree program, have completed at least 60 credit hours toward an undergraduate degree, or are pursuing a graduate-level degree, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The deadline for applications is Oct. 8. The application is available online athttps://ithaca.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/ SV_1ThY82ZQSBa5TZs.


Committees to present events for domestic violence awareness

Sexual Violence Prevention Committee (SVPC), the Center for IDEAS and the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County will recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month during the month of October.

SVPC Committee and campus partners will be hosting a number of events, both virtually and in person.

The groups will be sharing educational social media content to provide opportunities for campus community members to learn more about domestic violence prevention, bystander intervention, affirmative consent, healthy relationships and more.

The events will count as Student Leadership Institute (SLI) credit, so students can register to attend the event in order to receive SLI credits. Individuals can register for events on the SVPC Events Page or on IC Engage.

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