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Both the men's and women's tennis teams will be competing in the NCAA championship tournament this weekend. The women's team is in the NCAA playoffs for the third year in a row, while the men's team is making its second appearance in three seasons.   

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Peter Kilcoyne, manager of printing services, recently completed training that certified him for Best Practices for Sustainability in Print. Awarded by Print Communications Professionals International (PCPI), the certification meshes with the College's stand on sustainable practices in all its operations.

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It's a Boy!

Contributed by Thomas Rochon on 05/05/2009 

Amber and I would like the IC community to be among the first to know that our son, William Thomas Rochon, was born at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5. 

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Lis Chabot, College librarian, has been elected to the board of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She will serve a four-year term on the ACRL board of directors.

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Phoebe Constantinou, assistant professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, along with Mara Manson of Adelphi University and Steve Silverman of Teachers College at Columbia University, recently published an article entitled, "Female Students' Perceptions about Gender-Role Stereotypes and Their Influence on Attitude toward Physical Education," in The Physical Educator (volume 66, number 2, pages 85-96).

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National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year, the American Nurses Association has chosen the theme, "Nurses: Building a Healthy America," to reflect the commitment nurses make every day in building a healthy America for the public they serve.

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Please note all of the changes in the Fitness Center hours until summer hours begin on Tuesday, May 26.

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Submitted for Mark Coldren, AVP for Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to bring online time reporting with Oracle Time and Labor (OTL) to the Ithaca College campus beginning in August 2009.  It has been a challenging road to create a process that would allow us to move away from paper Time Report Forms (TRF) and using paper accrual sheets to recording both our time on the job and our paid time away online. This is the first of many communications we will be sending out as we move closer to implementation.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 05/05/2009 

Quoted in the media: Faculty members Michael McCall, Kim Gregson, and Gary Sforzo. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations: 

IC in the Media

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Julie Blumberg, assistant professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, attended the "Future Of Television" conference in March. 

While in Los Angeles, Blumberg did research for the school’s television writing curriculum. She met with major show creators including Shawn Ryan, of The Shield and The Unit, and James Duff, who created The Closer, to discuss if technology is affecting how industry professionals write and pitch.

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Summer Hours 2009

Contributed by Tanisha Malone on 05/05/2009 

The summer hours program will begin Friday, May 22, 2009, and continue through August 7, 2009. During this period, full-time employees will work two fewer hours (37-1/2 hours reduced to 35-1/2, 40 hours reduced to 38 hours) and receive their usual compensation.

Ithaca College's official business hours will end at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays instead of 5:00 p.m.; thus giving many of our employees a chance to get a head start on the summer weekends. This year there will be 12 Fridays on which the official hours will be reduced by two hours.

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Attention college-owned Mac users:

Please be aware that there is a problem with the Microsoft Office Update process. Updates for Microsoft Office products are currently not able to be downloaded. Microsoft Office is able to periodically check for updates, but is not able to install the updates.

ITS is working to find a solution to this problem and a notice will be posted to Intercom when it is resolved.

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Interested in using clickers in your fall courses?  (See original Intercom article.)

Click Personal Response System (PRS): Demo for Instructors to register for the information sessions on either:

  • Friday, May 8, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 14, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

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Caps and gowns will be available at the buyback window May 13-16 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day. 

The Jostens representative will be in the Bookstore May 13, 14, 16 and 17. 

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Representatives from Live Text, the new assessment and portfolio system for all teacher education programs at Ithaca College, will be on the Ithaca College campus for two days of training workshops on May 19 and 20. 

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The World Health Organization (WHO) last week raised the Pandemic Influenza Level from 4 to 5, recognizing that there is now sustained person-to-person transmission of the H1N1 swine flu in many areas.

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Want an excuse to make photos during the beautiful summer days?

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ITS is pleased to announce that graduating seniors with ePortfolios can continue to use and update the ePortfolio after graduation!

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Please remember there are special Optical Scanning procedures and schedules in place for Final Exam Week – Tuesday, May 5th through Monday, May 11th, 2009. These procedures have recently changed.

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Kal Telage, of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, recently presented a PowerPoint presentation, "Strategies for Building PowerPoint Architecture for E-Learning."

The paper was given at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Jacksonville, Florida. 

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