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EarthWeek 2008 Activities

Contributed by Marian Brown on 04/16/2008 

EarthWeek 2008 offers an "earth-stravaganza" of interesting activities, with something for everybody. EarthWeek begins Monday, April 21, and concludes Thursday, April 24. Some events will offer free food and at some events, items will be given away. All events are free and open to the public.

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On Wednesday, April 23, at 4:00 p.m. in Williams Hall 317, our final Sustainability Café in the spring 2008 series will conclude with a talk, "Restoration and Reciprocity: Finding Common Ground between Scientific and Traditional Ecological Knowledge," presented by Robin Wall Kimmerer, director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

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Barney Beins, chair of the psychology department gave an invited address at the Western Psychological Association convention in Irvine, California. The talk, entitled "Psychology, Psychology Students, and Scientific Thinking," focused on the development of critical thought and scientific thinking across the curriculum.

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The large number of students accessing test accommodations during finals week necessitates careful planning for adequate test space, proctors, readers, scribes, and to ensure test security.

The process for signing up for final exams is different from the rest of the semester. The following is a condensed version of the e-mail sent to faculty via the deans' offices.

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Thank You to All Blood Donors

Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 04/16/2008 

THANK YOU all that have donated so generously to the Ithaca College blood drives this school year.

Staff Council and the American Red Cross Club collected 533 blood donations, helping over 1,500 patients in our area -- and on April 10, we set a new record at Ithaca College by collecting a total of 150 units at one blood drive.

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Where will you be on April 25? The campus will be coming together to celebrate with President Williams as she retires. Join us for a LEGACY OF SERVICE!

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The United Way of Tompkins County and the IC Center for Student Leadership and Involvement (CSLI) have combined to create a pilot philanthropy program on IC's campus. The Stone Soup Philanthropy Corps will be a student-run board responsible for allocating funds to community businesses and organizations throughout the Ithaca area.

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REMINDER: Applications for the William Scoones Community Service Award and the Rashad G. Richardson Scholarship are due by noon Friday to the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement (319 Egbert Hall). To request an electronic version of these applications, please contact Deb Mohlenhoff at

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Don Bertolini '71
(Ithaca College Biology Alumnus)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

"Putting Science to Work: A Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry"

Thursday, April 24
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Everyone is welcome to attend!

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Autism Awareness Day

Contributed by Annette Harris on 04/16/2008 

The 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Day will be held Saturday, April 26th from Noon-3:00 pm at Parker School, Madison Street, Cortland.

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The Department of Education is offering assistance in the certification application process to all spring, summer, or fall 2008 teaching option graduates.

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People who have Financials and HR responsibilities in Parnassus may see digital signature and/or Java messages the first time Parnassus is launched after the Fix-it-Friday maintenance on 4/25/08. This information does not apply to users who only see "self-service" options in Parnassus.

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There are so many things to do as the semester ends, don't forget about your mail! We offer the following suggestions to help provide continuity in your mail-related services.

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The recipients of the 2007-08 Faculty Excellence Awards are:

Excellence in Teaching:
Elisabeth Nonas
Associate Professor, Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts
Roy H. Park School of Communications

Excellence in Scholarship:
Patricia R. Zimmermann
Professor, Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts
Roy H. Park School of Communications

Excellence in Service:
Laurie Arliss
Professor, Department of Speech Communication
School of Humanities and Sciences

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The lunchtime Recreational Swim time has been extended on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Please join us Thursday, April 24, for the official dedication of the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise, a ground-to-roof, real-world example of environmental stewardship incorporating the highest principles of sustainable design. We'll have music, fanfare, refreshments, and a host of activities to usher in a new era for IC business.

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The last mandatory student driver safety class of the spring semester will be conducted Sunday, April 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Textor 102.

Advisers and supervisors of student drivers: it is important that you are aware of the rules your student drivers must follow! You can review these rules at:

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce that seven H&S faculty members have been awarded Experiential Learning Curriculum Enhancement Grants. These $500 grants are intended as a first step in a pilot project geared toward further integrating experiential learning opportunities for students into the H&S curriculum.

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Asia Night!

Contributed by Tiffany Cheng on 04/15/2008 

Our Biggest Event of the Year!

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Passover Celebrations on Campus

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 04/15/2008 

Passover begins Saturday evening, April 19, at sundown and lasts through sunset Sunday, April 27.

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