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December 2, 2022
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College Briefs Sept. 8

All-Faculty Meeting to be held in person by college Sept. 15

An in-person All-Faculty Meeting will be co-hosted by the five academic deans and the provost. The meeting will be held from 12:10 until 1:05 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Emerson Suites. Faculty requiring accommodations to attend the meeting can contact provost@ithaca.edu.

Center for IDEAS seeks events for Hispanic Heritage month

The Center Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Change (IDEAS) is looking for any college departments, student organizations or off-campus entities planning an event for Hispanic Heritage Month. The Center for IDEAS is requesting to be notified so it can include all events in a master schedule. If individuals want to have their event included, email ideas@ithaca.edu no later than Sept. 9. The email should include the title of the event, the date and time, a short description, any costs associated and who is sponsoring the event. If there is an image or flier to go along with the information, that can be included as well. If organizers are looking for funding for an event, the Center for IDEAS has a form on IC Engage that individuals can submit.

College partnership offers pay for community service work

Ithaca College is partnering with nonprofit organizations across the Greater Ithaca community through its Off-Campus Community Service Program (OCCSP). Through this program, the college is able to offer Federal Work Study (FWS)-eligible students with jobs that benefit the community and help their career goals and academic disciplines. For the 2022–23 academic year, the college is partnering with Quarter Acre for the People, Finger Lakes Toy Library, Hospicare and Palliative Care Services, Meals on Wheels, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, Durland Alternatives Library, South Hill School Age Program, Tompkins County Public Library, The Cherry Arts, Open the Lid, Alcohol and Drug Council Inc., and Tompkins Center for History and Culture. Any students that are currently FWS-eligible are welcome to apply to the program. To be FWS eligible, the student must have received an FWS award in this academic year’s financial aid package. Job opportunities are limited and selection will occur on a first-come, first-serve basis. All students applying are required to commit to at least nine hours of work per week. The college does not provide transportation or subsidize transportation for students. Applicants must be able to verify they will be able to access the work sites of their employer. Any students who are interested in applying should do so through the IC Student Recruitment Cloud. The application requires that students provide a resume and letter of interest. Any individuals with questions should contact the Office of Student Employment at studentemployment@ithaca.edu.

Reunion weekend will celebrate distinguished alumni at event

Ithaca College announced the nine 2022 Alumni Award winners Aug. 30. The winning alumni will be honored for their accomplishments by the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors at the Alumni Awards Celebration during reunion weekend Nov. 10 through 13. The winners are Mark Dicker ’77 for the Edgar “Dusty” Bredbenner Jr. ’50 Distinguished Alumni Award; Carlos Perkins ’99 and Michael Henderson ’99 for the Humanitarian Alumni Award; Lois Shofer ’67 for the Lifetime Achievement Award; Peggy Ryan Williams and Shelley Semmler for the James J. Whalen Meritorious Service Award; Kimberly Kurtz Lent ’92 for the Professional Achievement Award; Ricardo Player ’89 for the Professional Achievement Award; and Samantha Schrell ’12 for the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The Alumni Awards Celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City during IC in the City – Reunion and Cortaca ’22. If any faculty or staff are interested in volunteering for the reunion weekend, contact Bree Peltier-Amborn, associate director of reunions and homecoming, at bpeltieramborn@ithaca.edu.

College occupational therapy clinic seeks pediatric patients

The Ithaca College on-campus Occupational Therapy (OT) Clinic is seeking children of staff and faculty as well as children from the Ithaca community to utilize the pediatric OT clinic. The process of going to the OT Clinic will include evaluation, intervention and home suggestions. The clinic may address a number of areas including fine motor, sensory processing, emotional regulation, self-care skills and overall development. Families interested in bringing their children to the OT Clinic do not need to have prior OT experience or need to be currently receiving OT services elsewhere. For Fall 2022, scheduling times include 2:30–4 p.m. on Mondays and 9–10:30 a.m. and 4–5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Those interested in registering a child should contact otptclinic@ithaca.edu or Jenn Iglthaler, associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at jiglthaler@ithaca.edu.

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