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Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Diane Gayeski as interim dean of the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies for the 2008-9 academic year. She will succeed Gregory Woodward, who will take over as dean of the School of Music on July 1.

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Please join us in a farewell reception honoring Nancy Smith of Student Financial Services who will be retiring after 35 years.

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ITS is currently planning for fall software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 06/19/2008 

Quoted in the media: faculty and staff members Marian Brown, Bonny Griffith, and Sandra Steingraber. For more information on the following articles, please visit IC in the Media, Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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The Caring and Sharing Committee will be accepting applications and donations for assistance with back-to-school supplies.

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Retirement Reception for David Allen

Contributed by Laurie Kern on 06/19/2008 

Dave Allen, who has been an engineer in the Park School of Communications for 44 years, will be retiring at the end of June. Please join us in a farewell reception honoring Dave's long career with Ithaca College. The reception will be held at 10:00 a.m. on June 25 in Park Hall room 220. Please come and share the event with us.

A recently published paper on ionic liquids coauthored by IC students Jesse Kleingardner, Ryan Wibby, John Dymon, and assistant professor Anna Larsen (with collaborators from Queen's University, Vassar College, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison) made it to the top ten list of the most accessed papers of the last month in Dalton Transactions, the leading European journal for inorganic and organometallic chemistry.

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The next meeting for the IC Toastmasters Club is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, at 9:00 a.m. in the Cayuga Lake Room, Campus Center.

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The Office of Purchasing and Staples Business Advantage are pleased to sponsor another office products "Lunch 'N Learn" seminar on Thursday, July 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center.

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

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Ithaca College finished in 14th place in the final standings for the U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings. The standings for the contest (formerly known as the Sears Cup) are determined by a school's finish in NCAA playoff competition in selected sports.

Ithaca, which placed 21st last year, is one of nine schools to have placed in the top 30 in each of the award's first 13 years. Ithaca finished with 585.00 points, trailing 13th-place Wisconsin-Stevens Point by 2.25 points.

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Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Contributed by Denise Thompson on 06/16/2008 

The Caregiver Support Group will meet Friday, June 20, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in 413 CHS.

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Stay fit and enjoy the sun with water aerobics at the outdoor pool -- for FREE!

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Assistant professor of physics Luke Keller spoke in May at the invitation of the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education at a panel discussion of imagination, its role in education, and how imagination is related to innovation.

The Lincoln Center Institute, the educational arm of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, awards grants to New York City public schools that incorporate imagination -- particularly the development of imagination in their students -- as a focus across the curriculum. The panel discussion was part of this year's Imagination Awards ceremony.

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Associate professor of politics Naeem Inayatullah presented a paper: "Shed No Tears: Wealth, Race, and Death in Hegel's Necro-Philosophy" at a workshop titled, "Hegel and International Relations." The workshop was held at the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 5-6, 2008.

Confer, J. L., T. Hauck , M-E. Silvia, and V. Frary. 2008. Avian shrubland management and shrubland nesting success. Pages 407-412. In Proceeding of the Eighth International Symposium on Environmental Concerns in Rights-of-Way Management. (J. W. Goodrich, L. P. Abrahamson, J. L. Ballard, S. M. Tikalsky, Eds.). Electric Power Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

The work of Jason Hamilton (Department of Biology) and his colleagues is reported in "Sustaining a Sustainable Education" in the Ithaca Times newspaper. They have recently submitted a proposal to found New Roots School, a charter school in Ithaca.

The goal is to create a sustainability-based high school in which students are taught through integration of theories and practices of sustainable education. If accepted, the school will open in September 2009 with an anticipated roster of 50 ninth-grade and 50 tenth-grade students.

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The Office of the Registrar will be on an "Advance" (staff meeting) on Monday, June 16, for the entire day. The office will have phone coverage but no front office window service.

The Coddington Road entrance to campus is closed and will remain closed until 9:00 a.m. this Sunday, June 15, due to emergency road construction.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

You can still purchase VIP packages for the Ithaca Community Fireworks, but act soon -- they are going fast!

For information about VIP packages, contact Janet Hewitt at Tompkins Trust Company, 273-3210. Information is also available online at

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