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Faculty Mentoring Groups Forming

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 08/28/2006 

Small groups of faculty, mixed by department and length of experience, are forming again this fall! The launch is a reception Thursday, August 31, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center.

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Career Services Welcomes Sue Welch

Contributed by John Fracchia on 08/28/2006 

The Office of Career Services is pleased to welcome our new administrative assistant, Sue Welch.

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The next meeting for the informal education and support group for employees dealing with care giving issues is scheduled for Friday, September 1, noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (Gerontology Resource Room).

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Please join the adoption support group at its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, September 5 at 12:00 noon in the Campus Center Conference Room.

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GLOBAL FURY/GLOBAL FEAR: ENGAGING MUSLIMS, Discussion series being hosted by the Center for the Study of
Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies

September 19, 2006
Peter Mandaville, George Mason University: "Critical Islam and Muslim Experience in the West:
Comparative Reflections on the UK and USA." (IC Faculty Respondent: Patty Zimmermann)
Emerson Suites, 7 pm

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The Men's and women's crew are looking for new members to join the Novice program. This is a great opportunity to compete at the varsity level. No experience is neccessary. We will teach you how to row and train to be a champion.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Wednesday, August 30th in Textor 102. Women 6PM and Men 7:30 PM.

Save the Date: Friday, September 1st at 3:00pm on the Campus Center Quad!

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iMPrint Magazine: College Life’s Internet Magazine, founded in 2004 at Ithaca College, has been honored for its quality and design by two separate organizations.

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Seniors: It's Not Too Late

Contributed by Katherine Cooper on 08/26/2006 

Hey Seniors, it's not too late to join the Senior Class Gift Committee. This is an exciting opportunity for you to have an integral part in the senior gift campaign and help make our senior year amazing!

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Auditions for the Ithaca College Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be held on Wednesday, August 30 in the Friends Green Room (next to Hockett Recital Hall) at Whalen Center for Music. A sign-up sheet will be placed outside of that room. Please come early to your audition to fill out an information sheet. Auditions are open to all IC students regardless of major.

You will be asked to sing a jazz/pop standard song of your choice (please bring a leadsheet with you--accompaniment will be provided), to sightread, and to improvise (“scat”) over a simple chord progression. You need not have prior jazz experience, but strong musicianship and confidence are vital.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00—7:50 PM. Students chosen are expected to participate for the full academic year. Credit for VJE is is .5 or 1.0 depending on student's major.

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Lets get things started! There's no better place than the Wellness Clinic for faculty and staff to work out!!

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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Past Perfect: Recent Work by Katherine Sullivan,” curated by Cheryl Kramer, on Wednesday, August 30.

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Gail Belokur, administrative assistant in the Departments of English and Politics, and Mary Taylor, a registered nurse in the Hammond Health Center, have been named the winners of the 2006–2007 JJ Staff Scholar Award at Ithaca College. Established in 1997 to honor the late president emeritus James J. Whalen, the annual award gives $200 to eligible staff members enrolled in a degree program at the college. The money can be used to pay for books and defray educational costs.

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IC's athletic training education program graduates far exceed the 2005 athletic training national certification exam results by large margins.

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Scholarships for Study Abroad

Contributed by Rachel Cullenen on 08/25/2006 

Are you planning to study abroad, or do you know a student who plans to study abroad in the near future? The application deadline for the Gilman International Scholarship Program is rapidly approaching!

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The fourth annual "Out of the Closet and onto the Screen" film series will begin on Thursday, August 31, with a showing of "Gay Pioneers." The film chronicles the first gay civil rights demonstrations held in major East Coast cities in the late 1960s. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Textor 101.

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Apple Laptop Battery Recall

Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 08/25/2006 

Please be aware of a recent Apple Computer announcement of a world-wide recall for a large number of rechargeable laptop batteries that Apple has determined may pose a safety risk.

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A CBS Evening News "Assignment America" segment will highlight Ithaca as the home of the Ice Cream Sundae. The broadcast is scheduled to air on Friday, August 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Check out all of the Fitness Center "fun and healthy things you can do" this semester.

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Psychology students Katherine Lawrence ('06), Kumar Yogeeswaren ('06), and Zhivka Petkova ('06) won the Florence L. Denmark Award for Outstanding Poster for a presentation of their research at the 14th Annual Pace University Psychology Conference last spring.

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