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Junior and senior H&S students with outstanding academic records and financial aid eligibility are invited to apply for the Fred L. Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award that supports faculty/student collaboration on scholarly projects in the Humanities. The deadline to submit a formal proposal for spring 2009 semester projects is Monday, November 3.

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Jill Agostino '86, night news editor for the NYTimes.com website, will be available to talk with students, faculty, and staff in an open Q&A session on Wednesday, October 8, at 4:00 p.m. in Park 220. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

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Heating of Campus Buildings

Contributed by Susan Shutts on 10/06/2008 

Submitted on behalf of Richard Couture, associate vice president, Office of Facilities.

The change of seasons means we are getting into the need to provide heat in all buildings across campus. As is typical with this time of year, as well as springtime, we can see a wide change in outside air temperature -- one day it might be 70 degrees, then go down to the upper 40s, then back up to the mid-60s in a couple of days.

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The Office of Parking and Traffic Services will close at 2:30 p.m. on October 8, 9, and 10 (Wednesday-Friday) so that staff may attend candidate interviews for the position of director of public safety.

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One Step Closer to a Cure

Contributed by Jackie Wandell on 10/06/2008 

Posted on behalf of Beth Colucci '09.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Exercise Professional Majors Club, in conjunction with the Ithaca Cancer Resource Center, is hosting a Breast Cancer Walk. The event, "One Step Closer to a Cure," is Thursday, October 23, from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. on the Butterfield Stadium track.

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Margaret Arnold, associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, recently published in Women in Higher Education her reflections on her first year as a department chairperson.

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On Thursday, October 9, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Textor 102, there will be a brief presentation on the new standardized address format for the campus that was instituted in late August.

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Become an abolitionist!

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The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is looking for Ithaca students interested in presenting their undergraduate research on a national level.

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Calling all graphic artists and designers! We need your help to design the logo for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research that Ithaca College will host in 2011.

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The open forums have been set for the remaining candidates for the director of public safety position.

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Yom Kippur

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 10/06/2008 

Information on Yom Kippur services:

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Have your student group participate in the Emerson Hall Halloween Extravaganza! Sunday October 26th, 5 - 7 PM!

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Matthew Shepard was a 21-year-old male whose brutal murder in Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998 spurred calls for stronger hate-crimes legislation and drew the public's attention to the subject of anti-gay violence.

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Deborah Curry, director of the Washington Semester Program, will be at this information session. She has made a special trip from Washington to meet with interested students. She will relate pertinent information about studying and interning in Washington, D.C., during the spring 2009 semester -- an exciting and historic time for our country. You'll start your semester on the same day the next president of the United States takes office: January 20, 2009!

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As I announced on Intercom last week, Ithaca College is embarking on a strategic visioning process that will clarify our vision of academic excellence, and help us take the steps needed to make that vision a reality.

As part of this process, I would like to personally invite the entire campus community to attend a discussion, hosted by a prominent alumnus, that will help focus our thinking and place our ideas and vision within a broader national context.

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Join Senior Connection and the Office of Career Services as they clarify “Grad School Myths and Realities.”

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David Gilbert, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, will keynote the Careers in Sport Symposium 2008, scheduled for Saturday, November 1. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. in the Center for Health Sciences atrium and classrooms.

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Have you had a wonderful customer service experience with a Sodexo employee at IC? If so, we want to know!

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Come and experience Rajasthani Sufi/folk music during your lunch hour on Monday, October 6!

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