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Jake Daniel, web marketing and social media manager, will be leaving the College on July 27 to take up his new duties as director of web strategy for the University of New Orleans.

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Our fifth consecutive 17-week WW@W series here at Ithaca College is scheduled to begin August 17, 2010 and run through December 7, 2010. Since April 2009, thirteen members have achieved their individual goal weights, twelve of whom are now Lifetime members. Our group as a whole has dropped a total of 325 pounds during the current series and a grand total of 2025.4 pounds since starting the campus program in April 2009. This program works--join us to find out how!

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Stephen Sweet is being interviewed on Tuesday morning by American Workforce Radio.  The interview will air at 4pm on 7/20/10 at http://www.awfradio.com/.

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ITS recently posted an Intercom story reminding users to upgrade to Thunderbird 3.0. The accompanying upgrade guide provided detailed instructions on moving to the new version. However, Thunderbird 3.1 was recently released and has different upgrade steps than version 3.0. If you haven't yet attempted the upgrade, please hold off for a short while until we release a new guide. If you've already upgraded and are encountering difficulty, please contact the Helpdesk for assistance. A new upgrade guide will be available soon!

ITS Helpdesk
104 Job Hall
helpdesk@ithaca.edu
274-1000

The next IC Toastmasters Club meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20.  We will be meeting in the Cayuga Lake Room of the Campus Center from 9-10 AM.

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Kaplan Presents: GradFest '10

Contributed by Caryanne Keenan on 07/15/2010 

Learn about graduate, law, medical, business, or pharmacy school, and what it can do for your career.

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Planning a long drive before summer ends?  Be sure that your vehicle is up to par before you hit the road by checking all the pieces, parts and fluids for safety.  Instead of paying to have your car given the "once over" by a mechanic, learn what the pros do and learn how to check your car yourself!

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Mac's & Bookstore delay opening.

Contributed by Denise Duve' on 07/14/2010 

The Bookstore and Mac's will be opening at noon on Monday 7/19 and Tuesday 7/20 due to  floor maintenance.  The Bookstore will also delay opening until noon on Wednesday 7/21 and Thursday 7/22 because of carpet cleaning.  Mac's will resume regular summer hours on 7/21.  If you have any questions regarding this please contact Rick Watson or Denise Duve'

Please join me in congratulating longtime administrator Larry Chambers on his new appointment as Director of Financial Aid at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As Larry prepares to leave, I thank him for providing his expertise, advocacy, creativity and leadership to the College’s enrollment division. His 20 years of good work have enabled many students to afford an Ithaca College education and have also contributed to our sustained enrollment success.

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Members of the Ithaca College community are invited to attend a memorial service scheduled for Saturday, July 17, to celebrate the lives of the Rev. George Clarkson and Elizabeth Clarkson. The service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Rd.

 

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Are you looking to add a little variety to your fitness routine?  

Do you want to learn new ways to keep fit in summer?

Sign up for Personal Training at the Fitness Center. 

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Because of a special event reservation, the Indoor Pool hours for Wednesday, July 14th are modified.

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You are invited to join Career Services for a free lunch and sneak-peak of our new office! 

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Thunderbird 3 Upgrade Reminder

Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 07/13/2010 

ITS announced support for Thunderbird 3 for Windows in April, and encourages all faculty and staff to upgrade to the new version.

Thunderbird 3 has several new features including tab-style messaging, improved search capabilities, new toolbar options, attachment reminders and more. Our one-page upgrade guide provides detailed steps for upgrading from Thunderbird 2 to 3, as well as information about other resources for learning all about the new version.

ITS Helpdesk
104 Job Hall
helpdesk@ithaca.edu
274-1000

Are you an Ithaca College employee in need of assistance with school supplies for your children? The Caring and Sharing Committee can help!

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Cindy Turo (Department of SMM) and Lana Morse (Department of RLS) will be sailing on to quieter times (starting July 31, 2010) after serving Ithaca College for 43 and 36 years, respectively. 

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The Ithaca College Caregiver Support Group will meet Friday, July 16, Noon-1:00 p.m. in the Gerontology Institute Resource Room (413 CHS).

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Ron Gilmour, IC Science Librarian, has an article in the July/August 2010 issue of "C&RL News".

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Maki has received a two-year, $35,000 Cottrell College Science Award for her project entitled, “Regulation of gene expression by coupling pre-mRNA splicing with RNA decay”.  Ithaca College has provided over $10,000 in matching funds.

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Infants between 6 and 12 months are needed to assist us in developing a mobile robot system using a joy stick. In a session of 30 to 60 minutes, at our Ithaca campus site, the infant will be securely seated and we will try to interest the infant to reach for toys and move the robot. Parents will be present at all time and will receive $15 per session for their assistance in this project. We hope eventually to use this device with very young children who have difficulty to move independently.

Please contact Hélène Larin at 274-3116 or hlarin@ithaca.edu if you are willing to participate in the project with your infant and/or obtain further information. Thank you.