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August is Family Fun Month!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 07/26/2015 

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Though Family Day is recognized as a holiday in only two states, Arizona and Nevada, it is a worldwide belief that the family is an important part of any nation.

So, we're bringing a little of the West to Ithaca by celebrating family for the whole month of August with a new activity each day!

Check out our August is Family Fun Month website at for a calendar of events you and your family can do together, starting on August 1st! 

The next installment of the “Dollars and $ense” discussion series will take place on Wednesday, August 5th. 

Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the discussion, which takes place in the Taughannock Falls Room at 9 am. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Facilities Administration, Warehouse, and Center for Public Safety have now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and are complete. Faculty, Staff and Students using those buildings should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.

This completion leaves only three remaining buildings left: Muller Chapel, PRW, and the A&E Center.  The entire ITS Wi-Fi team is proud to bring this project closer to completion, as the largest wireless initiative in the school’s history moves along with success.

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Do you love leadership? Do you have a really awesome presentation or idea you want to share? Consider presenting in the Student Leadership Institute (SLI) series. We are currently accepting proposals from individuals across campus as well as from Student Organizations and Campus Offices that are offering educational programming in Block 1 of the Fall Semester and want to partner with the SLI program. 

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Due to scheduled maintenance, the campus telephone system, including voicemail, will be unavailable on Thursday, July 30 from 6:00-7:00 a.m.

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Ithaca College has had a very successful partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 15 years. Part of this relationship has involved an ongoing Faculty & Staff Lecture Series at Longview.


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Professor Peter Melcher (Biology) publishes a Commentary “Seeing into the xylem using non-invasive techniques provides clarity in understanding mechanisms involved in long-distance sap transport in plants”. This commentary discusses the importance of a recently published article (July, 2015): “Vulnerability to cavitation differs between current-year and older xylem: nondestructive observation with a compact MRI of two deciduous diffuse-porous species” by Kenji Fukuda, Daichi Kawaguchi, Tomo Aihara, Mayumi Y. Ogasa, Naoko H. Miki, Tomoyuki Haishi and Toshihiro Umebayashi.  Go to for more details.  Full print version will be out soon


At IC Square Food Court, we're featuring two new sandwiches from our Summer Unplugged line!

At Selona Grill, we're serving up a Brisket Gouda Burger! It's a quarter pound all beef patty, topped with sliced beef brisket, smoked gouda, pickled slaw and juicy tomatoes with garlic aioli on a seeded roll.

At The Deli, we're featuring a delicious Barbecue Pork BLT! Marinates sliced pork, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and BBQ sauce are stacked on a ciabatta roll.

Come to the Food Court and try one today!

 This is an unusual announcement, but here goes.  I think we need a course where students can consider Birth, Living, and Dying--their own, but also everybody's.  

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Please join us in honoring School of Business Associate Dean, Barbara Howard, and the work she has done for Ithaca College at a retirement reception luncheon on Friday, July 31st, from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Upper Atrium of the School of Business. 

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O.S.C.A.R Summer hours

Contributed by Mark Darling on 07/21/2015 

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 The Office Supply Collection and Reuse (OSCAR) room will be open and staffed on Wednesdays from 10 AM until 2 PM beginning July 22, 2015 through August 20, 2015.

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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Lippincott as Assistant to the President, effective August 10.  Amanda will succeed Bailey Reagan, whose last day is July 24.

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Alumni Hall, Terrace 13, and Rothschild Place have now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and are complete. Faculty, Staff and Students using that building should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.

This leaves only three buildings left to go with our expected completion of the entire project this month.

The entire ITS 2014 Wi-Fi project team is excited that we are keeping an aggressive pace and look forward to the next few buildings, as the largest wireless initiative in the school’s history moves along with success. 

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Please join the Office of State Grants (OSG): the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), the Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (C-STEM) Program, and the New York State Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) for a farewell reception for Jess Tucker on Friday, July 31, 2015, 12-1 PM in the Park Hall lobby of the Roy H. Park School of Communications. 


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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that both Muller Chapel and Peggy Ryan Williams Center are ready to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and July 27th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking the community for feedback on any issues.

Once testing confirms successful network performance, the buildings will move from testing to a completed status. This expected completion leaves only the Athletics and Event Center left on our list.  All buildings are expected to complete this month! 

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 Ithaca Shakespeare Company's summer productions conclude this weekend with the final performances of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Henry IV".

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It's not too late to sign up and help us provide a warm welcome to the Ithaca College community for our new students and their families!  Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 23, 2015.


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Voice Mail System Outage, Tuesday, 7/21, 6:00 AM
There will be an outage of the voicemail system for up to an hour due to system maintenance starting at 6:00 AM on Tuesday, 7/21.

Due to telephone system maintenance scheduled for late July, no non-critical telephone system programming changes will take place between Tuesday, 7/21 and Thursday, 7/30. If you anticipate needing to request any telephone system programming changes within that time frame, please contact the ITS Helpdesk as soon possible.

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

Upper class students who volunteer to assist will be able to move in to their on-campus housing the day before (Saturday, August 22, 2015), and will be required to attend a training session that evening from 7 – 8 pm.  Your meal plan will begin at lunch on Sunday.

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