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The research team used a Leica C-10 3d Laser Scanner to complete a scan of the entire house taking readings of house details about every millimeter. Evan Van de Wall also used a higher resolution Next Engine Laser Scanner to record fine details such as fireplace mantels and attic beam work. Colleen Mahoney and Greg Fobes gathered cesium magnetometer gradient data in the front yard to support her senior thesis, which is comparing total field data versus fluxgate and total field versus gradient data.

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The Gerontology Institute and the Department of Aging Studies are now housed on the second floor of Job Hall--across the hall from the new location of the Office of International Programs! Our phone numbers and mailing address remain the same. If you have any questions, please call 4-1965 for assistance. Continue to watch Intercom, where we will announce an open house for the campus community later this semester, once all the facility's "tweaks" are completed!

Jake Brenner, Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, was invited to a workshop in 2013 sponsored by the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education for early-career faculty with interests in geography teaching and learning. A collaborative article from that workshop, titled "Improving Geography Education Research across the Different Elements of Geography," was recently published in the Grosvenor Center's journal, Research in Geographic Education. The article included a case example from Jake's work with Environmental Sentinels (ENVS 120), an IC course in which wilderness awareness skills are used to teach local natural history and ecology in an attempt to combat "nature deficit disorder." Full reference information is below. The case appears on pages 23-25.

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Welcome Freshman, welcome back Students, and hello to all IC Faculty and Staff!

Here's a list of what's new at IC Dining:

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The Caring and Sharing Committee is *accepting donations of new or very gently used backpacks, lunchboxes, and other school supplies for Ithaca College employees needing assistance.

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Information Technology Services would like to remind instructors and administrative staff that all Optical Scanning of exams and course evaluations that are processed will be moved into a Sakai Drop Box.

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When you log into the Ithaca College myHome portal on Thursday, Aug. 28, the sign-up page for the Emergency Notification System (ENS) will automatically appear. We urge you to add or update your contact information when you see this page. This is repeated at the beginning of each semester, though you may add/update your information at any time by going to the ENS website.

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Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Action (PPSFL Action) recently recognized Dr. Nia Nunn-Makepeace, Assistant Professor of Education, with the "Emerging Leader Award" in recognition of Dr. Makepeace's "new and innovative" methods of engaging in community activism. Dr. Makepeace is the director of CUMEP (the Community Unity Music Education Program) and has been the leader/facilitator of a Girls' Empowerment Group in Ithaca. Formerly school counselor at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School and director of the Southside Community Center, Dr. Makepeace's research on her collaborative projects will soon be presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education.

With the new semester starting, please remember the online events calendar is available and ready for you to populate with all your events and meetings.

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When I returned to my alma mater in 2013 to serve as director of intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports, one of my primary tasks was to determine how the athletics program could be better aligned with the overall mission, vision, and strategic direction of the college.

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Associate Professor Catherine Taylor presented creative and critical work on military drones on a panel focused on "Distance Vision" in literary and visual representations of war at the Conference of the International Association of Word and Image Studies hosted this year by the University of Dundee, in Dundee, Scotland on August 10, 2014. 

For your convenience, Sub Connection, located in the Tower Concourse, will open at 10:00AM today and remain open until 1:00AM. Grab a sandwich and try our new Coca Cola Freestyle machine!

No Cash? No Problem! Sub Connection accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks and ID Express.

Faculty Council is soliciting nominations for faculty members interested in serving on the Provost Search Committee. Faculty Council will recommend a total of 3 faculty members elected by the general faculty to serve, with President Rochon selecting the other 3 in consultation with the Faculty Council Executive Committee, for a total of 6 faculty members on the 11 person committee. It is hoped that this process will balance the committee with a variety of perspectives.

If you are interested in serving or nominating someone, please send a short statement of interest and qualifications to or NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 9:00 AM.


After ten years serving as the director of the Park Scholar Program, Matt Fee has accepted an offer from Syracuse University to serve as the director of Summer College at SU.

The Roy H. Park School of Communications invites the campus community to celebrate Matt's accomplishments and contributions at a reception on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 5:00- 6:30 p.m. in Park 223.

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As you may already be aware, Dr. Justine Schaff will be leaving her position as the Director of the Health Center at the end of August 2014.  Justine has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine at Cayuga Medical Center.

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Please join us as we honor Mark's 15 years of distinguished service and thank him for the many contributions to Ithaca College and Environmental Health and Safety.

A reception to celebrate Mark retirement will be held on August 28, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. in the Office of Public Safety Conference Room.  

We wish him all the best in his retirement. 


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Luca Maurer, program director of the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services, presented at the annual conference of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists in Monterey, CA.

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Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff have online access to the Chronicle, which is updated daily. The complete contents of the latest print issue are added to the website every Monday. The IC Library's subscription includes a searchable archive of back issues and unlimited access to content The Chronicle since 1989.

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Richard Faria, Professor in the Department of Music Performance was invited to teach and perform at The Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East (August 10-17, 2014) in Bennington, VT.

 Ithaca College Natural Lands is seeking Committee members and Student Intern Trainees for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 academic year.

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