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Just as platinum is among the most precious of metals, platinum certification is the most valued of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) benchmarks set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The recently opened home of the Ithaca College School of Business has just become the first facility for a college or university business school in the world to attain that standard.

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ITS wants to remind all IC community members of several ways to keep informed about unexpected computer system or network problems, as well as scheduled service interruptions.

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The OREC Office will be opening this Tuesday, September 2nd.

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New Assistant Registrar

Contributed by Lorie Holmes-VanDusen on 08/29/2008 

The Office of the Registrar is pleased to welcome Monica Morse as our new Assistant Registrar.

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Career Services is pleased to announce the availability of Kaplan Test Prep Course Scholarships.

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The new Student Computer Repair Center (SCRC) will be open Labor Day, Monday September 1, 2008 from Noon - 8 pm. The SCRC will be closed on Sunday August 31st.

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The fall 2008 issue of the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services newsletter is now available.

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Student Driver Safety Classes

Contributed by Kathryn Totman on 08/29/2008 

Student supervisors: do you have students who are 21 years and older and need to drive College-owned or -leased vehicles for your department? Pass along the following information to your student drivers. Please be sure to 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.

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The indoor pool (in the Hill Center) will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

However, the outdoor pool (adjacent to the Fitness Center) will be open instead from noon to 7:00 p.m.

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The Department of Occupational Therapy is pleased to announce its partnership with the Ithaca Free Clinic. Faculty and students will provide free occupational therapy services to medically uninsured residents of Tompkins County, on site at the Ithaca Free Clinic in downtown Ithaca.

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Adoption Support Group

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 08/29/2008 

The Ithaca College Adoption Support Group will meet on Thursday, September 4, from 12:10 until 1:00 p.m. in the Six Mile Creek Meeting Room on the first floor of Phillips Hall (Campus Center).

The Adoption Support Group is designed to provide support and information to campus community members who have experience with adoption or foster parenting in any way. Our members include adult adoptees, siblings of adopted children, adoptive parents, foster parents, and those considering adoption. Students are welcomed.

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U.S. Health Care Crisis

Contributed by Billie Dawn Greenblatt on 08/29/2008 

On Monday, September 8, Students for Economic Equality will host a guest talk by Donna Smith, who appeared in Michael Moore's Sicko. Donna will tell her personal story of health care malfunction and discuss solutions to our health care crisis.

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You have some Windows applications and now you want to use them on your Mac OS computer. Check out Smith Micro VMWare Fusion for Mac.

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Need help learning Office 2007. Check out the new Microsoft® Office 2007 Total Training™ DVD. Total Training™ released a new DVD teaching Office 2007 and many other software applications including Microsoft®, Adobe® and Apple® products. Each DVD runs for approximately 6 to 7 hours of instructions.

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We are looking for a professor or other faculty member to conduct a hand bell choir on Mondays from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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"Ithaca College pursues high marks in sustainability," reads the cover of the September issue of Structural Engineer, superimposed over a full-color picture of the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise. The article appears on page 34 of the magazine's special green issue (September 2008).

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will feature the documentary, For the Bible Tells Me So, on Thursday, September 4, at 7:00 p.m. in Williams 323.

In the film, five Christian families -- including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson -- discuss how people of faith may handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's Peter Gomes, orthodox rabbi Steve Greenberg, and Reverend Jimmy Creech, For the Bible Tells Me So offers healing, clarity, and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

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Short-term study abroad programs are an important component of the various overseas study options available to Ithaca College students. The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite faculty and staff members to submit proposals for new and repeat short-term study abroad programs for winter, spring break, or summer 2009.

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Donna Smith, who appeared in Michael Moore's 2007 documentary, Sicko, is the Health Care Road Show's featured speaker. She and her husband were forced to declare bankruptcy and lost their homes due to medical care costs.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), Ithaca College's virtual resource for faculty, begins the fall with a half-day workshop on our Mentoring Program, as well as a seminar on tenure and promotion.

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