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Dear IC Colleagues,

Since my announcement of last week, I have received many kind notes from you and enjoyed conversations in the hallways and walkways on campus. I wish I could follow up with each of you on a personal note, but that seems impossible right now. Please know how much I appreciate your kind words and good wishes, and how I look forward to our work together this coming year. Thank you.

Peggy Williams

Paving in O Lot

Contributed by Lillian Tavelli on 07/19/2007 

Paving will begin in O lot (by the Roy H. Park School of Communications building) on Monday, July 23, and should be completed by Friday, August 3, weather permitting.

Please park in S lot (east of O lot) while the paving is in progress. Thank you.

Please join the staff in the Office of Admission to wish Vivia Hill-Silcott and Cheryl Horihan well as they depart Ithaca College at the end of July.

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Balance Your Life July Newsletter

Contributed by Pat O'Rear on 07/18/2007 

Learn more about Depression In The Work Place.

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The Office of the Campus Center is excited to announce a number of changes to the Campus Center meeting rooms.

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Ten days ago I met with President Williams in Philadelphia and learned that she will be retiring as the President of Ithaca College at the end of the 2007-8 academic year. Although saddened to think of Ithaca without her at the helm, I am thankful for her leadership and appreciate all that she has given Ithaca College and our community.

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Many slots still available for walk-in, after 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 18. Please help us meet our goal of 45 units. That means that we need 45 people to donate blood. Please help me fill all the slots. The wait time will not be the same as during the school year.

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Temporary Electrical Shut Down

Contributed by Lori Ray on 07/17/2007 

On Friday, July 27, there will be an electrical shutdown effecting all Garden Apartments and Boothroyd buildings only.

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Aetna Lunch and Learn Session

Contributed by Natalia Pelttari on 07/17/2007 

Our faculty and staff are invited to a brown bag Aetna Lunch and Learn session. This session will take place on Tuesday, July 24 in the HR Conference Room in the Administration Annex at noon. This is a great opportunity to get a deeper understanding of how your Aetna coverage works.

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Colleges Against Cancer - Listserv

Contributed by Daniel Wald on 07/16/2007 

Colleges Against Cancer hopes everyone is having a great summer. Filled with sun and sunscreen (reapply, no sunscreen is waterproof!!)

Remember there is no such thing as a safe tan or base line tan. The best way to lower your risk of skin cancer is staying out of direct sunlight as much as possible.

Colleges Against Cancer is a American Cancer Society recognized club. CAC brings awareness and education to campuses nationwide through programs, ads, Relay for Life, and more.

Interested? Email CACithaca@gmail.com

Paving Project

Contributed by Lori Ray on 07/16/2007 

As you may have noticed, paving equipment has started to appear on campus, marking the beginning of the summer paving projects.

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The informal education and support group for employees dealing with caregiving issues now meets the third Friday of each month. The group was established by the Gerontology Institute together with the Office of Human Resources.

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The Coddington Road entrance to the college will be closed on Wednesday, July 18 to perform required work on the relocation of underground electrical wiring.

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Jason Freitag, assistant professor of history, has published "Travel, History, Politics, and Heritage: James Tod's 'Personal Narrative'" in Raj Rhapsodies: Tourism, Heritage, and the Seduction of History (Ashgate, United Kingdom).

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Important News to Share

Contributed by Peggy Williams on 07/12/2007 

Dear Ithaca College Community Member,

I hope you are having a restful and productive summer. I want to share some important news with you.

A few days ago I met with Bill Schwab, chair of the IC board of trustees, to tell him of my plans to retire as President of IC effective May 31, 2008. I made this decision now because I believe that the timing is right for me, personally. After 36 years in higher education—19 of those as a president—it is time for me to close this chapter in my professional life and move on to the next.

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Dan Branch ’87 and Karen Heiligman Branch ’88 are setting up a $120,000 scholarship to make an Ithaca College education available to worthy students.

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently become aware of fraudulent spam e-mail messages claiming to be from DOJ.

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Toastmasters Meeting

Contributed by Becky Jordan on 07/11/2007 

The next meeting for the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the North Meeting Room in Egbert Hall.

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If blood supplies do not immediately increase, those whose lives depend on transfusions will be at risk for not getting the blood they need. With the weather warmer, please don’t forget to give blood if not for yourself, for friends, your loved ones or your neighbors. Please email or call 274-3371 to make an appointment for our blood drive this Wednesday July 18, in Emerson suites from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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Three local health care experts will discuss the current state of American medical care at Cinemapolis, 171 E. State St. in Ithaca, on Friday, July 13. The forum will follow a 7 p.m. screening of Sicko, filmmaker Michael Moore’s feature-length documentary on health care in the United States.

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