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A Special Thank You!

Contributed by Brian McAree on 05/27/2010 

As the chairperson of the Ithaca College Commencement Committee, I would like to thank each and every IC community member – staff, faculty and students - who played a part in this year’s Commencement. The weather held up, although it looked questionable at times on Sunday morning. The campus and grounds looked beautiful, the ceremonies, programs, and events were well organized and very moving, the food at the receptions was wonderful, the Commencement Eve Concert and fireworks were spectacular, and Sunday’s Ceremony was so memorable for our graduates, their parents, and their guests. The tremendous effort from the entire community does not go unnoticed. Thank you again, enjoy the summer months, and I look forward to working with you again for next year’s 116th Commencement!

Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson.

Prompted by the departure of the Director in October, 2009, the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affair has since undertaken a comprehensive efficiency review coordinated by the Office of Human Resources.   At this time, I wish to announce an administration restructuring of OSEMA that has resulted in a shared leadership approach for the department effective June 1, 2010.

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The Office of Cashiering Services will be closed Tuesday June 8th from 1:30-4pm for the Retirement Gathering of Roger and Janet Casterline.

Please join us in the celebration located in the McHenry Lounge of the Whalen Center from 2-4pm and wish them both the very best on behalf of all of us.  They will truly be missed.   Hope to see you all there!

 

On May 18th, 39 physical therapy seniors attended and participated in Lobby Day, an event sponsored by the NY Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

 

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The Office of Cashiering Services will be closed Thursday May 27th, 2010 from 1:00pm-3:00pm for the Campus Carnival. 

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

With the Tompkins County Relay for Life just a little over 2 weeks away, IC Hope, Ithaca's Relay Team, is proud to announce that team members will be selling raffle tickets on 11 absolutely amazing raffle baskets as well as tickets on the DisneyWorld extravaganza prize June 1-3 in the Campus Center lobby.  Tickets will be on sale from 10 am - 2 pm on each of those days.

To recap the Disney prize, the lucky winner will receive a 2 night stay for 4 at the elite Disney Yacht and Beach Resort (room with water view) and 12 1-day park-hopper passes! The prize, good for 3 years, is valued at $2502!  Tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $25...a steal!

But wait...that's not all!  Continue reading below to see all the great raffle baskets the team is offering as well...

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Peter Melcher (Biology) presented the following at UCLA's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Discovering Nature Series. Spring 2010.

 "Dying for a good cause - xylem pays the ultimate price for transpiration"

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The main ITS public computer labs will be closed during the summer with the exception of Friends 110. This lab will not be open 24 hours during the summer, and a consultant is available limited hours. Please see the Friends 110 summer schedule for details.

The Student Computer Repair Center will be open limited hours during the summer beginning June 1 through August 12. Please see the SCRC summer schedule for details.

All labs & the SCRC will resume regular hours on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bookstore/Macs Hours of Operation

Contributed by Rick Watson on 05/25/2010 

The Bookstore and Macs have started our Summer Hours.

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After more than 74 years of combined dedicated service to Ithaca College, Roger Casterline, Director for Facilities Grounds and Transportation, and Janet Casterline, Cashiering Services and A/R Manager, have announced their retirement from Ithaca College effective June 9, 2010.

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Due to required underground utility work that is part of the A&E Center project, it will be necessary to have the Coddington Road Entrance to Ithaca College closed through Friday, May 28.

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Summer Bus Trip to NYC

Contributed by Kasey J. Spada on 05/24/2010 

Want to get away for a day this Summer but don't feel up to driving? Then join us for our Summer bus trip to New York City. Open to all IC students, staff, faculty and their friends and family.

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Career Services Summer Hours

Contributed by Susan Welch on 05/24/2010 

Career Services has officially moved to 101 Muller Center.

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This weekend's NCAA Track & Field Championships at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio will include seven Bombers -- three members of the men's track & field team and four athletes from the women's team.

 

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CCH Pounder — cofounder of Artists for a New South Africa and an actor with numerous film, television and theater credits, including the Na’vi spiritual leader Mo’at in “Avatar” — returned to IC on Sunday, May 23, as the guest speaker at her alma mater’s 115th commencement. Though her audience held some 1,300 new graduates and their guests, Pounder said she came back to the institution where she had earned a degree in theater arts because there was someone in the assembly she wanted to talk to.

           

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The Partnership for Sustainable Education is pleased to announce the 2010 sustainability-into-curriculum mini-grant awardees: Carole Dennis, Cyndy Scheibe, and David Turkon.

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In keeping with the College’s summer hours policy, the Fix-it Friday (FIF) maintenance time will be adjusted accordingly. From May 28 to August 6, the system maintenance window will be Fridays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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David Lurvey ’13, a Film, Photography, and Visual Arts major, and Dylan Lowry ’13, a
Cinema and Photography major, recently won the $2500 Grand Prize in the Patheos Faith on Campus Video Contest.

Their film, Dharma in the Dorm, is about maintaining a practice/faith on a college campus. “After coming to college, a lot of people lose touch with their spiritual/religious communities and gradually stray away from their faith,” said Lowry, a practicing Buddhist. “I talk about the struggles of maintaining one's practice while at college, and touch on a few of the aspects of Buddhism that I benefit from in my academic life. “

To view the film, visit: http://www.patheos.com/Introduction.html
 

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 05/21/2010 

Quoted in the media: Thomas Rochon, Ithaca College president.

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The Office of Cashiering Services will be closing Fridays at 2pm starting May 28, 2010 through August 6, 2010.  Thank you

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