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There will be ONE driver class held this summer, on Wednesday, May 27, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The location has yet to be determined, but location info will be e-mailed to all supervisors of students who sign up, as well as posted on Intercom.

If you have or foresee a need for new student drivers this summer, they must take this course if they have not already done so. If you have students on campus now or who live nearby that need to drive this fall, they can take the course as well. Students do not need to be 21 years old to take the class -- only to drive.

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The Office of Human Resources will be closing at noon on May, 22, 2009 to attend the annual Ithaca College Employee Picnic "Mardi Gras"!  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th at 8:30 a.m.

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Great News!  The Enrollment Period for the Group Long Term Care Insurance Benefit Program has been extended.

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Get in Shape This Summer!

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 05/18/2009 

Do you need help staying motivated? Are you bored with your workout routine? Or do you need to start changing to a healthier lifestyle?

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The IC Bookstore will close at noon on Friday, May 22, for the staff/faculty Mardi Gras event.

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Phoebe Constantinou, assistant professor, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently published an article entitled, "Tips for Using the New Physical Activity Guidelines in Effective Advocacy" in the peer-reviewed journal, Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators (volume 22, number 5, pages 37-38).

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Summer Softball Reminder

Contributed by David Prunty on 05/18/2009 

Summer softball games will begin this coming Friday, May 22.

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After almost 20 years of service to Ithaca College, Judy Dresser, Assistant to the College Librarian, is officially retiring at the end of this month.  

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Do you have students that need to drive this summer but aren't yet approved drivers?

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 05/17/2009 

Quoted in the media: Ithaca College President Thomas Rochon.

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Jim Lovell, the Apollo 13 commander -- who uttered the memorable phrase, "Houston -- we've had a problem," before helping guide his crippled spacecraft back to earth -- stood before some 1,390 graduates and guests at Ithaca College's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17, and told them that they, too, have the ability to solve problems that at first seem unsolvable.

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You CAN quit. We can help. The Smoking Cessation Program will run if we have 10 registered participants. Get a friend to participate with you! Call or email us now to sign up!

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In an effort to allow staff from the Mail Services department to attend the IC Mardi Gras -- scheduled for Friday, May 22, from noon to 3:00 pm, campus mail will be delivered between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. to all departments.

See below for more details.

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"Ithaca College's integrative curriculum framework will prepare students for success in a complex and evolving society by an intentional broadening of the breadth and synthesis of experience in order to advance the depth of understanding."

Nearly 30 Demonstration Project proposals were submitted in the initial round, each of which provided an interesting and valuable possibility for the development of the integrative concept at Ithaca College. Unfortunately, not all of the proposals could be funded at this time.

The review process involved an evaluation by the deans followed by a final selection made by the president in conjunction with the provost.

List of Demonstration Project Finalists

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Feather masks, sparkling beads, crazy hats, and cash confetti ... May 22 is fast-approaching!

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For a complete listing of summer hours, please visit

Don't forget Grand Central Cafe will be open all summer, featuring your favorite smoothies and frozen yogurt treats!

Subscriptions to the 2009-10 theater season include tickets to five productions and are available for as little as $25. Call 607-274-3224 to inquire about subscribing or for tickets to any of our productions. Help celebrate the new Dillingham Center and enjoy terrific theater!

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Congratulations to Maura Stephens, editor of the Ithaca College magazine ICView, published by the Office of Marketing Communications, who was honored as one of the area's "20 Outstanding Women You Should Know" at Women’s Expo 2009.

Sponsored by Cayuga Radio Group, the annual award recognizes women selected for their interesting and inspiring stories from the hundreds of nominees with diverse careers and volunteer activities.

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On behalf of the search committee for the associate provost for academic policies and administration, I am pleased to announce the visits of our three finalists. Each finalist has been asked to address the following question during their open presentation: "How can effective policies and procedures support and enhance excellence in teaching and learning?"

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The Ithaca Faculty Commons is the model designed by Susanne Morgan and other faculty members as the product of the yearlong initiative directed by Provost Kathleen Rountree. The final report and recommendation is available for public comment at the Center for Faculty Excellence FD@IC page.

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