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The Alumni Association Board of Directors is currently seeking nominations for the 2009 Alumni Association Awards, which include the Edgar "Dusty" Bredbenner Jr. '50 Distinguished Alumni Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Professional Achievement Award, the James J. Whalen Meritorious Award, and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

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Researchers at the University of Evansville, one of our colleagues in the Associated New American Colleges (ANAC) organization, are conducting a study of senior faculty. All IC associate and full professors are invited to participate. Please see their letter (after the jump) for further information and directions.

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Faculty from the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences and the Department of Physical Therapy recently presented at the 55th annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.

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Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce that Internet Explorer 7 for Windows (IE7) is now certified for use with the college's business systems such as Parnassus and HomerAdmin.

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Please join the staff in the Offices of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs as we say goodbye and best wishes to Darese Doskal-Scaffido.

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Srijana Bajracharya, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, presented a paper, entitled "Environmental Sustainability: An Ethical Response to Teaching Sustainable Health and Wellness," at the fourth International Conference on Health, Fitness, and Active Living in Athens, Greece, on May 9, 2008.

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Buddy Stetz, a senior application developer in the department of Information Systems & Services within the division of Information Technology Services, has announced his retirement effective June 15, 2008.

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Because of the delay in opening the outdoor pool, we are adding extra shifts to the indoor pool schedule.

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The Ithaca College Adoption Support Group will meet Thursday, June 5, 12:10-1:00 p.m. in the Six Mile Creek Meeting Room.

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Country Inn and Suites Now Open

Contributed by Gail Wagner on 05/29/2008 

The Purchasing department is pleased to announce that the new Country Inn and Suites at 1100 Danby Road (Route 96B south), at the corner of King Road, is now open for reservations.

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College Rental Vehicle Program

Contributed by Susan Shutts on 05/29/2008 

Submitted on behalf of Rick Couture, associate vice president for facilities.

I am writing to inform you of an enhancement to the College's rental vehicle program which will offer faculty, staff, and qualified students additional options when no College vehicles are available or other rentals would be more convenient.

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Floors in the Ithaca College Bookstore and Mac's General Store will be cleaned and waxed during the week of June 8, 2008.

Also, the Bookstore will be open special hours during Alumni Weekend. Read on for full details.

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Beginning in June 2008, faculty and staff who receive a new Windows computer through the Technology Renewal program will no longer be able to log into the computer using the generic "user" Novell account.

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Water for Sudan would like to thank the campus for its generosity in helping to raise $1,618.44 in the past year.

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Bring the whole family to Knoebels for a day of fun, food, and fantasy! They've got roller coasters, mini golf, kiddie rides, games, gift shops, and award-winning food all waiting for your family. And with FREE admission, FREE parking, FREE entertainment, and FREE picnic facilities, your day of fun won't break the bank!

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All Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students are again invited to come out and play informal softball games this summer. The first game will be this coming Friday at 3:00 p.m., or shortly thereafter, on the Yavits Field extension (below the main campus road).

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Mike Matheny, M.S., ATC, clinical associate professor, and head athletic trainer; and Andy Getzin, M.D., medical director for athletic teams, published a case review, titled "Retroperitoneal Hematoma Secondary to Iliac Crest Contusion in a Football Player" in the March 2008 issue of Athletic Therapy Today.

Todd Lazenby, M.A., ATC, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, presented a talk at the Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association's annual symposium on Tuesday, May 20.

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The 14th annual New Directions Cello Festival will be held at the School of Music during the weekend of June 6-8.

The public is invited to attend the festival's evening concerts, featuring three or four different guest artists, on June 6 and June 7 at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center for Music. There is also a free concert on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. featuring cellist Aaron Minsky and the festival's Cello Big Band.

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Monday's Intercom e-mail roundup contained an error message due to a technical problem related to the electrical shutdown over the weekend.

The roundups will continue as usual on Thursday, May 29. For this week only, the Thursday roundup will contain all new stories submitted since last Thursday.

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