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Online registration for spring 2009 will begin on November 3, 2008.

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The Ithaca College Board of Trustees and President Tom Rochon announce the full details of a strategic visioning process that will be carried out during the 2008-9 academic year. Its purpose is to identify a short list of areas on which we need to focus in order to become stronger as a community of learners.

In an action passed unanimously on October 23, the board resolved that the process will begin with in-depth listening to the ideas and goals of the Ithaca College community. The resolution further stated that a proposed plan identifying specific priorities and programs in support of academic excellence will be presented to the board at its May 2009 meeting.

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Photo Contest -- Win Prizes!

Contributed by Astrid Jirka on 10/28/2008 

The Office of International Programs is once again organizing a photo contest during International Education Week, November 12-13 in the Campus Center lobby. Submissions are due November 5.

The contest will accept photographs taken by Ithaca College students while studying abroad, as well as photographs taken by international students in their home countries or in the US. There are two main categories of the contest: People and Places, as well as an additional special category: Sustainability (see below). The photos must be original and taken by the students submitting them for the contest.

Photo Contest Guidelines

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IC '09 Halloween Party!

Contributed by Kay Cotton on 10/28/2008 

Don't miss the official senior class Halloween Party!

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Have something ... different to say? Good! There is still time and we want to hear it. The IC Journal is seeking unique student papers concerning race, culture, gender, and ethnicity for its upcoming issue.

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You probably already heard the exciting news about the increased College contribution to a participant’s Health Savings Account (HSA) for 2009. That’s right, IC is contributing an additional $500 to an employee's HSA whether they are currently enrolled in or opt to enroll in the HDHP for plan year 2009. Don’t you think you owe it to yourself to find out if this type of health plan could work for you? The additional $500 contribution by the College will be made for 2009 only.

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IC's Salute to Veterans Day

Contributed by Patricia Phelps on 10/27/2008 

Join us on November 11 at noon in the Whalen Center's Ford Hall for a one-hour celebration of Veterans Day.

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"Darker Shades of Red: Official Soviet Propaganda from the Cold War" is currently on display at the Handwerker Gallery. The exhibition provides an opportunity to revisit the Cold War era through an exploration of the Soviet Union's official imagery. Strikingly graphic in its socialist imagery, the collection reveals the economic, social, and political ideology of the Soviet Union from the 1940s to 1991.

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Courtney Ahearn-Feketa was the lucky winner of the brand new Dell laptop computer at the Path of Success Leadership Retreat this past Saturday at the Clarion!

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On Tuesday, October 28, Sarah Rubenstein-Gillis, assistant professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, and Pilar Parra, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Sociology and research associate in Cornell's Department of Nutritional Sciences, will participate in a panel discussion and multimedia presentation at Cornell University, "Mothering in the U.S.: Medicalization of Birth and Other Challenges." This event is free and open to the IC community and the general public.

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Karen Kettering, vice president and specialist of Russian works of art at Sotheby's New York, has had to postpone her lecture, "Darker Shades of Red: Socialist Realism and Official Soviet Propaganda from the Cold War Era," which was to be delivered in the Handwerker Gallery on at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29.

The new date and time of Kettering's lecture will be announced as soon as we have confirmation.

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Want an interesting job that looks great on your resume? Want to work in a place where you learn new things every day? Now is the time to apply to Information Technology Services (ITS).

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Arrangements for David Albrecht

Contributed by Carl Sgrecci on 10/27/2008 

Members of the campus community are invited to pay their respects to David Albrecht, a College employee who died last Friday.

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Are you interested in Chinese Culture, Health, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sport or Rehabilitation? Come to an informational meeting for an opportunity to study abroad in China.

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As temperatures drop, leaves turn, and frost gathers on the pumpkins, we all know what’s around the corner…..re-enrollment! This year’s re-enrollment period is from November 10 – November 30, 2008. The annual Benefits Fair is scheduled for Thursday, November 13th in the Fitness Center. Visit our website at http://www.ithaca.edu/hr/reenrollment2009 regularly for the most current re-enrollment information.

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Welcome again!

Due to sick panelists and broken pizza ovens, Vote for Vaginas was canceled last week. Come this week -- same time, same place -- for a professor- and student-facilitated discussion about engendered political issues in the upcoming election.

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It is with sadness that we notify the campus community that one of our employees, master mechanic Dave Albrecht, passed away suddenly last night.

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Performances of The Wild Party will begin November 4 and will take place in the Hoerner Theatre at Dillingham Center. Tickets range from $4.50 to $10.00 and can be purchased from the ticket office in Dillingham Center or by calling 607-274-3224. This musical is intended for mature audiences.

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Hardwick, Jean C., Southerland, E. Marie and Ardell, Jeffery L. (in press). "Chronic myocardial infarction induces phenotypic and functional remodeling in the guinea pig cardiac plexus." Published in American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology.

Election Week Activities

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 10/26/2008 

As of Tuesday, October 28, there's only one week to go before the November 4 presidential election. Mark your calendars for these exciting election week events!

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