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The first day of fall semester classes at Ithaca College is Wednesday, August 27. However, students and faculty members should follow their Monday class schedules for that first day of classes only. All other instructional days follow the ordinary schedules.

The College must follow the Monday class schedules on that first day to compensate for observing the Labor Day holiday (on the following Monday) and meet the minimum requirements for class hours established by the New York State Education Department.

Best wishes for a smooth and productive semester.

Brian D. Scholten

This is a reminder message, re-posted from 5/6/2014.

Like any organization that deals with sensitive information, Ithaca College must be in compliance with a variety of security standards. To ensure this compliance, our security practices and policies are regularly reviewed by external auditors, and often result in recommended or mandated changes to our security practices. One such recommendation that the college as a whole has been asked to comply with is the enforcement of screen saver passwords on virtually all college-owned computers.

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The purpose of this communication is to call attention to various modifications of the Ithaca College Parking Policies. In the interest of affordability and efficiency, the Parking Services team, in collaboration with the College’s formal Parking Policy Committee, conducted research and benchmarking in order to assess the current policies and identify potential areas for improvement. This communication highlights those modifications which were approved for implementation beginning with the 2014 – 2015 academic year.

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No experience is necessary, but an interest in cheerleading and availability during practices times is preferred. (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from about 7-9:30 pm.)


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Submitted on behalf of Chad McCelland- 

"Are you a professor or staff member and passionate about the fight against cancer? Colleges Against Cancer is looking for a new adviser for their student run organization.  CAC works along side the American Cancer Society in order to fundraise and spread awareness on campus.  Several events are held each semester and Relay for Life will be held in the spring, all completely organized by CAC.  If you are interested or have any questions regarding this position please email or you can call Chad McClelland at 315-591-2015. Only requirements for this position are a hope for cure and the passion to fight back."


The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) will be sending students on two volunteer trips during the 2014 Fall Break. One adviser is needed for trip that will take place at the Syracuse Rescue Mission.

The RM campus has an emergency shelter, day center and serves three meals a day at their food services center. On any given night, they have over 250 men sleeping under their roof.  Each day, volunteers at the Rescue Mission serve over 725 meals to men, women and children who are food insecure. Trip advisers will assist by accompanying students on their volunteer excursion, helping with oversight during the trip, managing the group's funds while on the trip, and assisting with driving responsibilities.

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Dining Services Main Offices located in the Terrace Dining Hall will be closed on Monday, August 18th for an all-employee meeting. The Administrative Staff will not be available for mail deliveries/pick-ups or Faculty/Staff Meal Plan renewals.

If you have any questions or need to make arrangements in advance, please don't hesitate to contact us at or (607) 274-1187.

The latest versions of Microsoft Office are available to all current IC students, free of charge. Students can download and install Office on their personal Windows and Macintosh computers.

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At this coming All College meeting, I would like to showcase some of the great achievements we have made at Ithaca College this past year. 

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On July 16, Michael Twomey (Dana Professor, Humanities and Arts) presented a paper at the 19th Biennial Congress of the New Chaucer Society at the University of Reykjavik, Iceland. 

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The J.J. Whalen Staff Scholar Award Committee is currently accepting scholarship applications for the Fall 2014 semester; the deadline for applying is Friday September 19, 2014.

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Drop-in hours will not be available from August 18th through the 26th due to student and staff training.  Drop-ins will resume on Wednesday August 27th.

The Office of Career Services will also be closed on Friday, August 22nd due to off-campus training.  Please contact the Office of Career Services at 274-3365 with any questions or email  

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Dining Services Main Offices located in the Terrace Dining Hall will be closed on Monday, August 18th for an all-employee meeting. The Administrative Staff will not be available for mail deliveries/pick-ups or Faculty/Staff Meal Plan renewals.

If you have any questions or need to make arrangements in advance, please don't hesitate to contact us at or (607) 274-1187.



The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department in CNS has a fresh batch of honey available for purchase from our hives, and there’s still some maple syrup from this spring’s tap! Contact Ben Tolles at for more information, or just come by! There will be someone in CNS 282 most days after 12pm; just ask for honey!

Congratulations to Mike McCall on being named the new Director of The School of Hospitality Business in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

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The following is sent on behalf of Interim Provost Petrosino:

In the coming academic year, the Office of Civic Engagement will be headed by a three-person leadership team.  A Faculty Director of Service Learning will be responsible for the support and advancement of service learning and a lead staff member will be responsible for the support and advancement of student volunteer activities.  Both will serve under the oversight of the Director of Civic Engagement whose job will be to bring coordination to our volunteer and service learning efforts along lines of national best practices.  Effective September 1, Laurie Worrall will serve as IC’s Director of Civic Engagement while continuing in her statewide role as Executive Director of New York Campus Compact. 

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Do you shoot archery? Know your way around a recurve or a compound bow? Can't get enough of the summer Olympics? We need you! A new archery club is seeking an adviser. No need to be an Olympian, just be willing to help us go for the (blue and) gold! An adviser is needed to attend meetings and events as appropriate.


Anyone interested in exploring the opportunity of advising this IC Archery club should contact Madison Dankanich at their earliest convenience via e-mail at


The Division of Finance and Administration will have a meeting on Monday, August 11, 8:30 am -2:00 pm.  As a result, some offices within the division will be closed or have limited services available.  See below for specific information.  

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A reception to celebrate Bonnie LeBlanc's retirement will be held on August 19, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. in the Human Resources Large Conference Room/Training Room. 



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The Ithaca College Summer Music Academy (SMA)—held at the School of Music from July 13 to August 3—celebrated the conclusion of its fourth successful season this month. Joining us from all over the United States and around the world, 370 participants took part in orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz, and vocal programs.

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