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The Ithaca College chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is proud to announce that one of its alumni, Kaitlyn Alcorn (`07), was recently awarded the Marjorie Schock Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship. This $5,000 fellowship recognizes students with outstanding academic and extracurricular performance as they enter their first year of full-time graduate or professional study. As the nominee representing Ithaca College, Kaitlyn competed with top students across the United States.

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Congratulations to Tom Brown, Hannah Lloyd and Clare Orenstein, winners of our April drawing for the Career Services "Refer a Friend" program.  They are the lucky recipients of iTunes gift cards!

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The Academic Procession

Contributed by Brian McAree on 05/06/2010 

As we prepare for our 115th Commencement on Sunday, May 23, 2010, I would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession. The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad if it’s nice weather, or inside the enclosed walkway beginning at Job Hall and extending through the Campus Center if it is raining. Please see below for information on forming the academic procession if Commencement is indoors. The academic procession will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m.

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An accomplished quilter. A long-distance bicycling enthusiast. A trained doula—a layperson who supports a mother throughout childbirth. A team of volunteers in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

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A service learning grant through the Foundation for Long Term Care enabled the Gerontology Institute to embrace the College’s (IC)² philosophy in a successful collaboration between schools and the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies. Over the course of two years, more than 225 students and 9 faculty members from six departments created and participated in activities that benefited older adults throughout the community.


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Fulbright Scholar.....

Contributed by Shyrlee A. Hammond on 05/06/2010 


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Amanullah De Sondy, Assistant Professor of World Religions, took his South Asian Religions: Gender, Sexuality and the Body class to Cornell University on Wednesday 5th May to hear a public presentation by Professor Iftikhar Dadi, Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art & Visual Studies, as he launched his new book on ‘Modernisms and the Art of Muslim South Asia’ and a private gathering with Sorayya Khan to discuss her recently published novel, ‘Five Queen’s Road’.


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Students in two School of Business classes that have been working on the Sustainable Master Plan for the Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport will present their final reports on Monday, May 10th at 7:30PM. This presentation will be held in the Carl Sgrecci classroom 111 in the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise. The public is welcome to attend and learn more about our students' involvement in this innovative planning process.

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Contributed by Laura T. Murphy on 05/05/2010 

Only $15: now through May 12.  Support Free the Slaves!

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Campus Photo Shoot

Contributed by Jaimie Voorhees on 05/05/2010 

This Thursday and Friday (May 6-7) one of our longstanding recruitment photographers, Bill Truslow, will be on campus to capture photos of the College. Rather than coordinating specific shots, we have asked him to take advantage of good spring weather (hopefully) and the activity across campus this time of year in numerous outside shots.  I trust that most of his work will go unnoticed, but I wanted to make you aware as he may casually and spontaneously ask for a little assistance from you or your department.  Common requests usually include walking across the quad, engaging in conversation, or just looking happy!  To the extent possible, please accommodate, or at least entertain, Bill's request.  Who knows, perhaps your photo will be the next cover shot.

Many thanks for your consideration. 

Eric Maguire 
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Patricia Rodriguez, Assistant Professor Politics, participated in a workshop on Environment and Citizenship in Latin America, at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada on April 23-24, 2010.

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Heading home for the summer and not sure how it's going to go?

If you are nervous about facing family time, not sure how to approach tough subjects, or just looking for some fun summer ideas, check out the "Summer Break Resources" page in the "Resources and Services" section of the LGBT Center website:

Summer Break Resources

Have a great summer!


Spring LGBT newsletter available

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 05/05/2010 

The spring 2010 issue of the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services newsletter is now available.

You may view a PDF version of the newsletter on the LGBT Center website:

LGBT Center Newsletter: Out Words


The 36th Annual Light Work Grants in Photography were recently awarded to Ron Jude, Yasser Aggour, and Lida Suchy.

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The Ithaca College Photo Workshop annual/semesterly exhibition opens on Thursday, May 6 from 6-8. Food, Music, Art and Entertainment for all! (Free to the public!) 

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Open D.A.N meeting

Contributed by Dani Novak on 05/05/2010 

Hello friends!

I hope everyone isn’t stressing themselves out too much during the
finals crunch time! Come and take a breather from your hectic schedule
by eating Chinese food with IC’s Do Anything Nice this Thursday at 7
PM in Williams 302! We are looking for interested leaders to come and
discuss the future of the club.  This will be a laid back, stress free
atmosphere and you do not have to be currently active in the club to
attend the meeting. So if you are interested in taking on a leadership
role next semester or if you want to learn more about the club, please
stop by!  If you are planning on coming, please email  so
we know much food to order.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!


Dani and Melissa

It never snows in Summer Session II. (We promise!)

The average temperature in Ithaca in June is a lovely 77 degrees. Stay in ITHACA this summer. You don't know what you're missing!

For additional information about IC's summer session courses, e-mail the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies at or call 607-274-3529.

Download the full Summer Session schedule in an easy-to-read pdf.

Online or on the lake!

Register for summer sessions today through HomerConnect.

Wednesday at 7PM in Williams 317 Spectrum, PRISM, and Created Equal are teaming up to host a huge pot luck dinner!!!

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SAFER Wants to Thank You!

Contributed by Heather Mueller on 05/04/2010 

Students, Faculty, Administration:

Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) wants to thank everyone for their support and involvement this semester. We will not have any meetings for the remainder of the semester. If you are interested in being involved next semester please send us an e-mail! 

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

Exams will be processed Monday – Friday, May 10-14 between 8am-5pm with a 4-hour turnaround time. Special procedures are in place after hours between 5pm-11pm. Regular processing will resume Monday – Wednesday, May 17-19. Please see last week’s Intercom article detailing this process.

If you have questions about the optical scanning process, please visit our website or contact the ITS Helpdesk at 274-1000, between 8am-5pm, Monday – Friday.

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