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1st Annual Ithaca College Student Employee Nominations!!!

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During the upcoming break you can use your Ithaca College ID card anytime at Island Health and Fitness for only $6.00 per day.

Winter Break:
Friday, December 17th through Sunday, January 9th

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The Office of Student Financial Services will be closed on December 15, 2010 from 8:30am until 10:45am so that we may attend a staff meeting. We will be open on Thursday morning, December 16, 2010, but will close from 10:45am until 1:15pm so that we may attend an all campus event. You may visit us online at our new and improved website at Thank you, and Happy Holidays.

Once again, we are fortunate to offer five awards, each for $1,500. In order to be eligible for these awards, a candidate must be a full-time faculty member who has completed at least one year of employment at Ithaca College and who will be full time (TE or NTEN) during the 2011-2012 academic year. Note that released time is no longer part of the award package.

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 Stephen Sweet (Associate Professor of Sociology) has edited a special issue of the journal Community Work and Family

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Nomination forms are available in your dean’s office and on the Center for Faculty Excellence web site at

The nomination deadline is Friday, March 25, 2011.

Contact Nancy Jacobson, Chair, Faculty Development Committee, with any questions at


Why do you fight against cancer?

Contributed by Coty Wardwell on 12/15/2010 

If you were on IC's campus last year, you may have noticed Colleges Against Cancer's big purple and white "Why I Relay" posters (Relay For Life).  With the last few weeks of this semester, we are going to compile new "Why I Relay" posters--starring you!

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All IC faculty, staff and Sodexo Dining Service employees: Give yourself a free gift of health at the Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. 

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Join Ithaca College alumni, parents, friends, and students for an exciting night of hockey as the Syracuse Crunch take on the Rochester Americans. Prior to the game, you're invited for pizza and soda in Assembly Hall at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena.

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Join the School of Music in supporting IC's own Cyril Bodnar, in his exciting quest to be selected as a member of the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra.  Cyril (who graduated on Sunday!) has been selected as a Trumpet finalist in the worldwide competition that ends next week.

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Joe Bagliere, a Television-Radio major with a concentration in International Communications, was honored during his Semester at Sea program. Bagliere was included as part of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's delegation when Tutu received the Millennium Excellence Award in Ghana in September. Archbishop Tutu is being recognized for his efforts to promote human rights and to eradicate malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS in Africa. Bagliere attended the delegation with SAS Academic Dean David Gies and four other students.

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Jack Powers named NATPE Fellow

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 12/14/2010 

Jack Powers, assistant professor in the Department of Television-Radio, was recently accepted as a National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Faculty Fellow. Only 25 NATPE fellows are named across the United States each year.

The goal of the Faculty Fellowship Program is twofold: to expose the educational community to current television issues and practices, and to foster improved communication and cooperation between educators and the industry.

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The Student Computer Repair Center has given away all 10 printers for the 10 Weeks, 10 Great Printer Giveaways promotion!

Congratulations to the following winners!

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The Bookstore drop box for the Annual Caring & Sharing Food Drive has already brought in 145 lbs. of food.

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The main ITS public computer labs follow the regular academic schedule until Friday, December 17, 2010. Friends 110 will have limited hours and staffing during winter break. For more details please visit

The last day to drop off computers to the Student Computer Repair Center for general repair service will be on Wednesday, December 15 at 7:00pm. For more details on SCRC hours please visit

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Join Art Club Today!

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Attention all Faculty and Staff

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/13/2010 

With the end of 2010 fast approaching, now is a good time to verify that the Office of Human Resources has your correct permanent address on file to ensure that your 2010 W2 is mailed to the correct address at the end of January.   To verify your address, log into Parnassus and then click on IC Employee Self-Service. From there click on Personal Information and scroll down to Main Address. If you need to update your address, just click on the update button to the right of the address.   All address changes must be made by December 31, 2010.

Please feel free to contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874, (607) 274-3133 or if you have any questions.

Ithaca softball coach Deb Pallozzi has been voted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Hall of Fame. Pallozzi will be one of just two members of the 2011 induction class, who will join the Hall of Fame at the 2011 NFCA Convention in Las Vegas. The announcement was made at the recently concluded 2010 NFCA Convention in San Diego.

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Will meet Friday, December 17, Noon-1:00 p.m. in the Gerontology Institute Resource Room (413 CHS).

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(Journey into) Christmas Mass

Contributed by Carsten Martensen on 12/12/2010 

The Catholic Community celebrates the birth of the Lord on Tuesday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m. in Muller Chapel.  Pleasae join us as we journey into Christmas.  Let us remember and rejoice as we recall the words of the angel, "For today a saviour has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord!"  Jesus Christ is born in heart and home, in time for all eternity.  Come join in the celebration Tuesday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Fr. Carsten Martensen, S.J., at  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.