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United Way Campaign Begins

Contributed by Brian McAree on 09/29/2006 

The Ithaca College United Way Campaign is off and running! Once again, Ithaca College is happy to take part in this critical effort to support over forty-four United Way organizations that assist members of our community.

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Each year 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer. The Pan Massachusetts Challenge is one of the largest fundraisers dedicated to cancer research. Over the past 26 years they have raised $145 million for cancer research and treatment at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, in Boston, MA. All proceeds from this benefit will go directly to the PMC. www.pmc.org. All events are FREE, but DONATIONS will be accepted.

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On Friday, October 6, 2006 the Career City Coffee Cafe will take over IC Square. The event begins at 7:00p.m., and will feature a concert by Adam Day.

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Ithaca College has a new procedure for supervisors to request HomerAdmin access for their student employees to use in work-related activities.

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ITHACA, NY—Ellis L. Phillips Jr., who oversaw sweeping changes to Ithaca College’s structure while serving as its fifth president from 1970 to 1975, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 28, at his home in Massachusetts. He was 85. Details about a memorial service will be announced shortly.

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Mock interview them that is.

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Have you registered to vote for the 2006 elections? If not, your voice will not be counted.

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The Fall 2006 Oracle Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall, Campus Center.

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The date for January 2007 Orientation will be Friday, January 19th.

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I am pleased to announce two staff changes that will help ease us through the public phase of the "Campaign for Ithaca College: Making a World of Difference."

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Due to the events related to the Campaign Kick-Off, Board of Trustees Meetings, Admissions Open House (etc) the Offices of Conference and Event Services, Catering, Facililites Services and Public Safety will not be able to provide any additional (not already scheduled) services the week of October 9 through October 15.

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Maymanah Farhat will present “From the Ashes of Lebanon: Cultural Destruction and Resistance,” a lecture-slide show, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, in the Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College. Ms. Farhat’s talk includes works by Lebanese artists that were made before, during, and after Israel’s recent invasion of Lebanon. This event is free and open to the public.

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The next meeting for the informal education and support group for employees dealing with care giving issues is scheduled for Friday, October 6, 2006, noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (Gerontology Resource Room).

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Soprano Sharon Sweet will return to the Ithaca College School of Music in early October to give two free master classes to voice students. Sweet—who has performed at such venues as the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the Paris Opera and London’s Royal Opera House—earned her Master of Music degree from the school in 1978. The public is welcome to attend the classes, which are on Friday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, at noon, both in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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Soprano Patrice Pastore, a member of the voice faculty at the Ithaca College School of Music, will present a free concert of “Goddesses and Rebels” on Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall at Ithaca College. All of the music on the program has a contemporary flavor and has either a woman poet or composer. Pianists Diane Birr and Andrea Merrill will collaborate with Pastore for this concert, which will include music by Copland, Bernstein, Musto, Tann, Hoiby, Walton, Britten and others.

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Ithaca College’s annual Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series will bring Van Cliburn competition gold medalist Alexander Kobrin to campus for a free concert on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Beginning at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, the program will offer a sonata by Haydn, a Mozart fantasy, Beethoven’s opus 110 sonata, and Schumann’s “Kreisleriana.”

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Guess what? You are!

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YOM KIPPUR

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 09/28/2006 

Yom Kippur

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This week in Rec Sports

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 09/27/2006 

Find out what is going on this week in Rec Sports

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Submitted for: Cheryl A. Freer, Director of Benefits

As you know from previous communications, the College is offering two medical plan options for 2007. In an effort to ensure that each eligible employee understands each plan option, and knows what tools and other resources are available to help decide which plan best meets their needs, several informational sessions will be held as detailed below.

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