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Summer is here! The Office of Human Resources is geared up and ready to launch the summer BeneFITS...Your Life wellness program - Fitwell IC. Get your teams together and register now!

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John Rosenbaum, retired associate professor in the television-radio department, presented a refereed paper at the annual International Communication Association conference in San Francisco on May 27, 2007. His presentation, "Ritual Communication in Action at Connemara Community Radio," was based on field research he conducted in the Republic of Ireland between 1990 and 2005.

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July One-on-One Aetna Meetings

Contributed by Natalia Pelttari on 06/22/2007 

Questions about your Aetna medical coverage? Our Aetna representatives, Denise Dolinsky and Aimee DeWispelaere, are coming to campus to answer your questions.

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TCAT will provide free bus service between downtown and Ithaca College for the community fireworks show on Monday night, July 2. TCAT (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit) has offered the service for more than a decade, according to Fran Benedict, chair of the volunteer committee that organizes the annual fireworks shows.

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The Young People's Chorus of New York City will give a free concert at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 28 in Ford Hall. Artistic director and founder Francisco Núñez and Elizabeth Núñez will conduct. The chorus is hosted by the Ithaca Children's Choir, which is under the artistic direction of Janet Galván and will also be conducted by Jennifer Haywood. Music by Francisco Núñez, Mussorgsky, Papoulis, Elizabeth Ziman, and Heikki Sarmanto is on the program. A featured piece of music by Geoffrey Burgon is called "Shirtless Stephen and the Children's Crusade," a dramatic and touching work about children in the crusades.

Jazz saxophonist Chris Vadala—who has performed with such legends as Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, and Ray Charles—will give a free concert at Ithaca College on Wednesday, June 27. The performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Vadala will be collaborating with faculty guitarist Steve Brown and two local musicians—bassist Miles Brown and drummer Tom Killian.

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Don't forget - the indoor pool is still open for use during the summer!

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Students returning early to the residence halls must receive approval through the Office of Residential Life.

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The largest Associated New American Colleges (ANAC) Summer Institute drew over 140 faculty and staff from 20 institutions to Elon University June 13-15. Ithaca College was represented by 10 participants and two sessions in the program.

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Students Scott Werneke, Casey Swann, Lesley Farquharson, and Kristia Hamilton, along with associate professor of biology Andrew Smith, published an article, "The Role of Metals in Molluscan Adhesive Gels," in the Journal of Experimental Biology (210: 2137-2145).

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Associate professor of politics Naeem Inayatullah recently made two presentations at international venues: the University of Sheffield (UK) and the University of Ottawa (Canada).

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After 32 years of dedicated service to Ithaca College and the Department of Physical Therapy, Ray Boone has retired from the Physical Therapy Department.

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Michael "Bodhi" Rogers, assistant professor of physics, and Jack Rossen, associate professor of anthropology, have been awarded $188,071 from the National Science Foundation to purchase a suite of geophysics instruments and soil sampling and analysis tools. Ithaca College is now one of a handful of locations in the United States that has all of these instruments in one laboratory.

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Fall Technology Renewal Information

Contributed by Irene Scott on 06/19/2007 

Are there computers or network printers in your area scheduled for replacement this fall under the Technology Renewal Program?

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Representatives of the volunteer committee that organizes the annual community fireworks show in Ithaca report that some V-I-P packages are still available for this year’s show on Monday night, July 2.

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John Confer presented a lecture June 8 in Syracuse at the second Environmental Studies Summit, entitled "Fifty Years of Environmental Conservation: What Went Right!!" The conference was hosted by Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).

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Ithaca College finished in 21st place in the final standings for the Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings. The standings for the Sports Academy Directors’ Cup (formerly known as the Sears Cup) are determined by a school’s finish in NCAA playoff competition in selected sports.

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Water Aerobics at the Outdoor Pool

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 06/18/2007 

Stay fit and enjoy the sun with water aerobics at the Outdoor Pool!

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Have a Computer Question? Come to TLC!

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 06/15/2007 

ITS is pleased to announce that summer drop-in hours are now available in the Technology Learning Center (TLC, Friends 101).

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Update on ITS Support of Tablet PCs

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 06/15/2007 

Information Technology Services is continuing to work with Dell to offer and support a convertible model Tablet PC during 2007/08.

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