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The Ithaca College Saxophone Society is creating the Ithaca Community Saxophone Ensemble in hopes of fostering connections between collegiate and community saxophone players in high school and beyond. If you played the saxophone in high school and are looking for a fun musical outlet as a non-music major, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to work with other saxophone enthusiasts.

The Ithaca Community Saxophone Ensemble’s pilot rehearsal will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 2 – 3p.m at a local high school. The Society plans to hold regular meetings beginning in the Fall.

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Passover 5769-2009  Reminder

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 04/03/2009 

Passover begins at dusk on Wednesday, April 8, and ends eights days later on Thursday, April 16, when it gets dark.

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Come celebrate President Tom Rochon’s inauguration at a special student event the night before the formal ceremony!

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As of Friday, April 3, free tickets are now available for the inauguration of Ithaca College's eighth president, Thomas R. Rochon. The ceremony will be Friday, April 17, at 3:00 p.m. in the Ben Light Gymnasium in Hill Center, and everyone is welcome.  

Tickets may be picked up Monday-Friday, noon to 6:00 p.m., at the recreation center on the ground floor of the Campus Center. The offices of all vice presidents and deans will also have a limited number of tickets to distribute.

Faculty who are marching in the inaugural procession do not need tickets.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, dean of interdisciplinary and international studies.

On behalf of the Office of International Programs and the Ithaca College London Center, I am pleased to announce the 2009-10 London Faculty Sabbatical recipients.

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The newly formed Ithaca College Sinfonietta, supervised by faculty member Jeff Meyer, will have its first performance Tuesday, April 7, at 9:00 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Admission is free.

Graduate students Kevin Ryan and Jesse Livingston will lead the group in a performance of the Nabucco Overture by Guiseppe Verdi, "Slavonic Dances" by Antonin Dvorak, the Overture to Coriolan by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Symphony No. 9, also by Dvorak.


William Finn's wry musical, A New Brain, looks at a life interrupted by illness and reclaimed through love and forgiveness.

Tickets are still available for the remaining April 2-4 performances. Ticket prices range from $4.50 to $10.00 and may be purchased in person at the Dillingham Ticket Office or by calling (607) 274-3224. Tickets may also be purchased by visiting the Ticket Center at the Clinton House, by calling (607) 273-4497, or by visiting

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Michael Serino, student media adviser in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, presented three sessions at the Spring 2009 College Media Convention in New York City March 14–17.

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The ITS (Information Technology Services) Training and Documentation Survey will be released to a representative sample of Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students next week. If you receive the survey, please be sure to take this opportunity to tell ITS about your computing training and documentation needs! Your feedback will be used to shape the delivery of these key services to the campus community. The survey will be available until Friday, April 17, 2009.

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This week, the Park Center for Independent Media awarded Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and blogger Glen Greenwald with its first Izzy award. The award is named after the legendary dissident journalist Isidor Feinstein “Izzy” Stone and is given for special achievement in independent media.

The two winners will be featured on the Bill Moyers Journal, Friday, April 3, and will talk about receiving their award and the importance of independent media. The show airs on most PBS stations at 9:00 p.m., including WSKG, and will be on Syracuse PBS channel 24 at 10:30 p.m.

The IC chapter of the American Marketing Association won two awards at the 31st International Collegiate Conference: third place in the O. Karl Mann Website Competition and an award for outstanding community service.

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Free the Slaves, FLEFF, the School of Humanities and Sciences, and the Departments of English, Sociology, and Women Studies bring you a "rockumentary" about modern-day slavery and human trafficking. The film will be screened Friday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Fall Creek Pictures. 

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Harry McCue, professor of art and chair of the department, will exhibit his oil painting, “Cow on a Drumlin, Wayne County,” in the regional juried show, “Made In NY 2009,” to be held at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York. 

The painting is one of the series "62 at 62" which is about painting each of the 62 counties of New York State which Harry McCue started on his 62nd birthday.

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The Residence Hall Association and the Office of Residential Life would like to announce two opportunities to provide feedback regarding the housing selection process.

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Catholic Community Holy Week

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 04/02/2009 

The Catholic Community Holy Week schedule is as follows:

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Leann Kanda, assistant professor of biology, has received a summer research grant from the Office of the Provost. [The source of Professor Kanda's grant was misidentified in a previous version of this story.]

Her project is titled, "Movement Ecology in Muskrat: The Influence of Personalities, Social Interactions, and Predators."

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CPR Lifeguarding Challenge

Contributed by Nate Brisley on 04/02/2009 

Would you like to get recertified in CPR and/or lifeguarding before you go home for the summer?

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Stephen Sweet, assistant professor of sociology, and his Boston College colleague Judi Casey organized a daylong panel meeting of academics, policy makers, and workplace practitioners.

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Fire Extinguisher Recall

Contributed by Tim Ryan on 04/02/2009 

Certain brands of Kidde fire extinguisher have been recalled due to operational failures.

The fire extinguishers used throughout the Ithaca College campus are not affected by this recall.

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SAB Films Presents: Yes Man

Contributed by Danielle Giserman on 04/02/2009 

SAB Films presents Yes Man this weekend.


Thursday, April 2 -- 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 3 -- 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 4 -- 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 5 -- 2:00 p.m

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