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Submitted on behalf of Leslie W. Lewis, dean, School of Humanities and Sciences.

I am writing to announce changes in the leadership of the Ithaca Seminar program in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Faculty leadership of the program will be shared by Susanne Morgan, who will work primarily on curriculum and faculty development, and Danette Johnson, who will facilitate the program’s assessment efforts. Susanne will head up the Ithaca Seminar faculty advisory committee, and both will serve on the program’s executive committee.

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A Faerie among Us

Contributed by Judith Andrew on 07/20/2009 

Judith Andrew, music materials coordinator in the Ithaca College library, has just completed three weeks of performances as Titania, the Faerie Queen.

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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bashar Hanna as the associate provost for academic programs and initiatives. He comes to Ithaca College after serving as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kutztown University since 2005. 

Prior to that appointment, he held positions at DeVry University-Pennsylvania and Temple University in various leadership roles including assistant vice provost, associate dean, and dean.

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Submitted on behalf of President Tom Rochon.

I wish to announce a reorganization that has resulted in the Office of Marketing Communications moving from the Division of Institutional Advancement to the Division of Enrollment Management. Marketing communications joins the Office of Admission and Office of Student Financial Services in reporting to Eric Maguire, vice president for enrollment management.

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Peter Orlando, a recent graduate of Ithaca College, has been named to the United States National Team that will compete in the 2009 World Rowing Under-23 Championships, to be held July 23-26 in Racice, Czech Republic. The announcement was made Monday by USRowing, the national governing body for the sport of rowing. 

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Golf, Anyone? There's Still Time!

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 07/17/2009 

Rec Sports offers seven golf tournaments during the summer for anyone wanting to play. We have added one more for August at the Country Club of Ithaca.

Summer Golf Schedule

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There are still plenty of spaces open for your chance to receive a free carton of Friendly's ice cream! Please sign up to donate blood on July 21 in the Fitness Center from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please call 1-800-GIVELIFE to schedule an appointment, or stop by the day of the drive if you happen to have an hour to spare!

Do you sign timecards for a student employee but do not have a Student Supervisor Responsibility in Parnassus, (aka, the S.E.A.) ????

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The Friends 110 computer lab will be undergoing some renovations this summer and beginning Monday, July 20th our open lab hours will be held in Williams 210.

We will reopen Friends 110 on Monday, August 24th. Please see our summer schedule for more details on hours.


Do you ever wish you had more confidence? Are there times when you feel stressed about talking to large groups? Have you ever wanted help preparing for a speech?

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Farewell Reception for John Hickey

Contributed by Karenn Reeter on 07/16/2009 

The Ithaca College Library invites the Ithaca College community to a farewell reception for John Hickey on Thursday, July 23, from 1 pm -3 pm in the Library Staff Lounge in Gannett Center.

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Bill Fiorello Retirement Ceremony

Contributed by Cynthia French on 07/16/2009 

After 18 years of service, Bill Fiorello is retiring from Ithaca College, July 31, 2009.

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Starting at 8:00 am on Saturday, asbestos abatement work is being done in front of the Job Hall data center and switch room, an area which houses many campus servers. Should any of these servers experience problems and require a system administrator to physically access a machine in that area on Saturday, ITS will be unable to respond to the problem until the asbestos work is done, sometime Saturday afternoon.

ITS will keep the campus community informed of any unplanned outages through the System Status Line (607-274-3282, option #1) and the System Status Notice on the ITS website,

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With over 24 AED locations on campus, there are a lot of people interested in taking the Adult CPR/AED class, and we encourage people to take advantage of it. We only have room for 10 participants.

Mark Warfle will be your instructor.

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Journalists from around the world will spend a week at Ithaca College learning how to use multimedia and alternative resources for gathering and disseminating news in their respective countries. Scheduled for July 20-24, the Multimedia Workshop for International Journalists was developed by the Department of Journalism in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

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Please join the Office of Public Safety in congratulating associate director Bill Ferguson on his appointment as the director of campus safety at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. Bill will leave the College on July 24.

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This is a reminder that registration will begin soon for a continuing 17-week series scheduled to begin on August 18. The cost is $186. Payments may be made by cash, check(s), credit card, and payroll deduction (available to full-time employees only).

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Four members of the Office of Residential Life traveled to Baltimore to present at the Annual Association of College and University Housing Officers International, ACUHO-i, Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, June 27-30, 2009.

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School Supplies Needed!

Contributed by Crystal Young on 07/13/2009 

Did you know that some of the people you work with every day, due to unforseen circumstances or other challenging situations, are wondering how they are going to provide their children with school supplies in the fall?

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Kevin Murphy, professor of English, visited the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea, as part of a Peace Corps reunion in that city.

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