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The End Is Drawing Near!

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 12/14/2008 

Blackboard is here and WebCT is almost gone. WebCT will no longer be available after January 11, 2009.

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Please remember, special optical scanning procedures and schedules are in place for the processing of final exams.

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Calling hours are being held this weekend for Ithaca College sophomore Saverio Montanino, who passed away unexpectedly on campus on Thursday, December 11. Friends may call on Saturday, December 13, 5:00-9:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Freeman Funeral Home, 344 Route 9 North, Manalapan, New Jersey 07726.

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As of Monday, December 15, everyone using Intercom to submit a story will see a more user-friendly interface!

A new WYSIWYG editorial tool -- WYSIWYG is short for "what you see is what you get" -- will be added to Intercom. This means that anyone submitting a story (via the "Contribute and Manage Stories" page) will see a graphics-based WYSIWYG that they can use to format the text of the story, encode hyperlinks, and so forth. It is the same tool used by the Web Profile Manager (WPM); but even if you're not a WPM user, it should not prove difficult for anyone familiar with modern word-processing software.

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United Way -- Almost to the Goal!

Contributed by Karen McGavin on 12/12/2008 

We are excited to share that we are moving even closer to our overall goal for the United Way campaign here at Ithaca College. We are over 87 percent and moving ever closer to our institutional goal of $70,000.

In these challenging economic times, it is wonderful to see our community dig down deep and try to help others through the great work of the United Way -- but we are not done yet!

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Wellness Clinic December Newsletter

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 12/12/2008 

Our December Wellness Clinic newsletter is now up on our website ( There are great articles including information on flexibility, drinking water, keeping off winter blues with exercise, and a great Christmas cookie recipe.

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OREC Hours for Finals Week

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 12/12/2008 

Come by the Outdoor Recreation Equipment Center (OREC), located in the lower level of the Fitness Center.

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Hugh Stephenson presented at the National Association for Dual Diagnosis annual meeting in Niagara, Canada, in mid-November.

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The Caregivers Support Group meeting will be held next Friday, December 19.

The meeting will take place from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the Gerontology Institute's conference room, 413 Center for Health Sciences.

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Associate professor Jack Rossen, chair of the Department of Anthropology, has recently published two book chapters:

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[Editor's note: The class scheduled for March 22 was moved to March 29 after this Intercom story was published. Read the Intercom update here.]

Student supervisors: do you have students who need to drive College-owned or leased vehicles for your department? Pass along the following information to your student drivers.

Please be sure that you review the student driver handbook yourself so you are aware of what rules the students need to follow. Any procedure not followed could mean suspension of driving privileges for your student drivers.

These are the ONLY classes available for students driving in the summer 2009 months.

You should also encourage students who will be driving at the start of school in the fall to take one of these classes.

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Flu Vaccinations Still Available!

Contributed by Tanisha Malone on 12/12/2008 

The Office of Human Resources and the Hammond Health Center would like to announce that there are still doses of flu vaccine available for all benefits-eligible employees at no cost!

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Get Paid to Drive!

Contributed by Jessica Kerns on 12/12/2008 

The biology department needs students to assist faculty by driving IC vehicles to off-campus sites for spring semester lab course(s).

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As of December 31, 2008, Microsoft Office 2003 for Windows will no longer be supported by Information Technology Services.

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It is with a great deal of sadness that I inform the campus community of the death of one of our students. Saverio Montanino passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 11, in his residence hall room. There is no foul play suspected in his death at this time, though the investigation is continuing pending the findings of the medical examiner. This announcement to the campus community was withheld until his family could be notified.

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I wish to announce a reorganization of our Office of Enrollment Management. In the future, Enrollment Management (including the Office of Admission and the Office of Financial Aid) will be headed by a new vice president for enrollment management. This vice president will report directly to me and will be part of the President's Council. Enrollment Management was previously headed by a dean and was part of the provost's office.

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Associate professor of physics Beth Ellen Clark Joseph traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, to serve on the Ph.D. defense committee of a physics candidate who was presenting a dissertation in asteroid astronomy.

The candidate successfully defended his thesis, titled "A Model of the Spatial Distribution and Dynamics of Solar System Objects Down to Meter-Size," and received the Ph.D. on December 1, 2008, from the science faculty of the Geological Museum of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, which is run by the University of Copenhagen.

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Please note the winter break hours for the Fitness Center at the link below. Note that, from January 5 through 16, the Fitness Center will also have early evening hours as well midday.

Fitness Center Hours

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Do you need to drive during the spring or summer 2009 semesters?

Students who need to drive College-owned and leased/rented vehicles are required to take a free, two-hour driver safety class, which will be conducted on campus by the College’s insurance company on the dates listed below for the spring 2009 semester. This policy is in the interest of student safety and sound risk management.

These will be the ONLY classes available for those who need to drive during the summer.

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Take a break from studying and come down to Textor for Rough Draft, a new play that will challenge your assumptions you've made about your college education.

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