As we prepare for this year’s Commencement on May 23, 2010, I wanted to share with you some exciting news for 2010 graduates. A workgroup was formed last spring semester by President Tom Rochon to make some recommendations about how the College could enhance the academic focus of the Commencement ceremony. The workgroup members included:
Brian McAree, Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life, Chair
Brian Scholten, Registrar
Deb Mohlenhoff, Assistant Director for Community Service and Leadership Development
Greg Woodward, Dean, School of Music
Janet Wigglesworth, Interim Assistant Provost
Chris Lee’10, Student Trustee
Jim Lovell, the Apollo 13 commander -- who uttered the memorable phrase, "Houston -- we've had a problem," before helping guide his crippled spacecraft back to earth -- stood before some 1,390 graduates and guests at Ithaca College's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17, and told them that they, too, have the ability to solve problems that at first seem unsolvable.
Submitted on behalf of David E. Newman, M.D., director of the Hammond Health Center at Ithaca College.
As we approach Commencement 2009, the nationwide number of H1N1 Influenza cases continues to rise but disease severity remains low. There have been no cases at IC, in Ithaca or in Tompkins County so far. The most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), on May 6, is similar to that for seasonal flu and focuses on preventing spread.