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The College’s administrative student information system (Homer), interactive web-based module (HomerConnect), and myIthaca will be undergoing an upgrade next week. All three systems will be unavailable beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 10 through the morning of Monday, June 14 while the conversion to these upgraded systems takes place. Notification will be sent once the upgraded system is accessible to the entire campus.

The Banner Implementation Team appreciates your understanding and cooperation during this period of time in which Homer, HomerConnect, and myIthaca are temporarily inaccessible. The dates chosen are those that will have minimal impact on most of the campus. This upgrade is necessary in order to modernize our student information system and ensure that we can continue to conduct business with the Homer system.

VHS Transition at Ithaca College

Contributed by Mark Hine on 06/01/2010 

As previously mentioned in Intercom, support for VHS media and devices is quickly fading and availability of parts for maintenance and repair will soon disappear.  ITS continues to prepare for this transition by assessing classroom needs and encouraging VHS users to transition to supported media (DVDs).

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Golf outings during the summer

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 06/01/2010 

Golfing season is finally here.  You will find the 2010 Recreational Sports Summer Golf Tournaments on the Recreational Sports website.  Golf Schedule
All you have to do is sign up with me and I make all the arrangements with the courses.

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The Campus Center & Event Services Office would like to announce that Kim Wojtanik, Scheduling Coordinator, will be leaving our office and heading over to the H&S Dean's Office.  Kim has spent more than 3 years with the Campus Center & Event Services Office making room reservations and serving as an integral part of our service team.  We wish Kim all the best.  Her last day with CC&ES is this Friday, June 4.

While we search for a new Scheduling Coordinator, Kelley Harrison ’10, who served as an R25 student assistant since 2007, has been hired on a temporary basis to provide scheduling assistance this summer.  Thank you in advance for your patience during this transition period.

Please continue to reserve your rooms and spaces online by visiting our website. Please click here for more information.

Stephen Clancy, Professor of Art History, delivered a lecture entitled, "Constructing the Self, Imagining the Other: Negotiating Visual Culture in Medieval Iberia," as part of the 2010 Work-in-Progress Seminar Series at the Research School of Humanities and the Arts (RSHA) at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. 

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The College’s administrative student information system (Homer), interactive web-based module (HomerConnect), and myIthaca will be undergoing an upgrade next week. All three systems will be unavailable beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 10 through the morning of Monday, June 14 while the conversion to these upgraded systems takes place.  Notification will be sent once the upgraded system is accessible to the entire campus.

The Banner Implementation Team appreciates your understanding and cooperation during this period of time in which Homer, HomerConnect, and myIthaca are temporarily inaccessible. The dates chosen are those that will have minimal impact on most of the campus. This upgrade is necessary in order to modernize our student information system and ensure that we can continue to conduct business with the Homer system.

Stephen Sweet (Associate Professor of Sociology) and Kimberly Baker (Assistant Professor of Sociology) have had their article "Who Has the Advantages in My Intended Career? Engaging Students in the Identification of Gender and Racial Inequalities" accepted for publication in the journal Teaching Sociology.  It will appear in the January 2011 issue of the journal.


 Several faculty and alumni presented their research at the 90th Annual Conference and Expo Of the American Occupational Therapy Association, which was held from April 29 through May 2, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Presentations are listed below.

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Shevory Article Published

Contributed by Gail Belokur on 05/28/2010 

Professor of Politics, Tom Shevory, had an article, "Mongolia's Democratic Politics," published in Mongolica, Spring 2010.

Submitted on behalf of Andrea McClatchie, events and operations coordinator, Office of Athletics.

Are you interested in winning some great items while supporting Ithaca College athletics?

You can participate in our inaugural auction in support of Ithaca athletics by submitting an absentee bid. The event, which includes both a live auction and silent auction, will take place in conjunction with this year's Butterfield/MVP Golf Tournament, being held Friday, June 4, 2010.

Items up for bid include club-level seats and field passes to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game; tickets to a Washington Nationals home game; tickets to the 2011 Division I Women's Basketball Final Four, and much more.

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Associate Professor of Music, Timothy Johnson, will give a presentation at the National Baseball Hall of Fame at the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, June 2-4. 

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Submitted on behalf of Eric Maguire, vice president for enrollment management.

I know that many within the IC community have heard bits and pieces of information regarding our fall 2010 entry class.  I am writing today to provide a more complete picture of undergraduate recruitment statistics and projected freshman enrollment.  It is important to note that many of the enrollment statistics hereafter are projected forward to October 1 and are subject to change depending on the magnitude of our summer melt.  

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Once again, all Ithaca College community members who are on campus or in town this summer are invited to play softball on Fridays!

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A Special Thank You!

Contributed by Brian McAree on 05/27/2010 

As the chairperson of the Ithaca College Commencement Committee, I would like to thank each and every IC community member – staff, faculty and students - who played a part in this year’s Commencement. The weather held up, although it looked questionable at times on Sunday morning. The campus and grounds looked beautiful, the ceremonies, programs, and events were well organized and very moving, the food at the receptions was wonderful, the Commencement Eve Concert and fireworks were spectacular, and Sunday’s Ceremony was so memorable for our graduates, their parents, and their guests. The tremendous effort from the entire community does not go unnoticed. Thank you again, enjoy the summer months, and I look forward to working with you again for next year’s 116th Commencement!

Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson.

Prompted by the departure of the Director in October, 2009, the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affair has since undertaken a comprehensive efficiency review coordinated by the Office of Human Resources.   At this time, I wish to announce an administration restructuring of OSEMA that has resulted in a shared leadership approach for the department effective June 1, 2010.

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The Office of Cashiering Services will be closed Tuesday June 8th from 1:30-4pm for the Retirement Gathering of Roger and Janet Casterline.

Please join us in the celebration located in the McHenry Lounge of the Whalen Center from 2-4pm and wish them both the very best on behalf of all of us.  They will truly be missed.   Hope to see you all there!

 

On May 18th, 39 physical therapy seniors attended and participated in Lobby Day, an event sponsored by the NY Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

 

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The Office of Cashiering Services will be closed Thursday May 27th, 2010 from 1:00pm-3:00pm for the Campus Carnival. 

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

With the Tompkins County Relay for Life just a little over 2 weeks away, IC Hope, Ithaca's Relay Team, is proud to announce that team members will be selling raffle tickets on 11 absolutely amazing raffle baskets as well as tickets on the DisneyWorld extravaganza prize June 1-3 in the Campus Center lobby.  Tickets will be on sale from 10 am - 2 pm on each of those days.

To recap the Disney prize, the lucky winner will receive a 2 night stay for 4 at the elite Disney Yacht and Beach Resort (room with water view) and 12 1-day park-hopper passes! The prize, good for 3 years, is valued at $2502!  Tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $25...a steal!

But wait...that's not all!  Continue reading below to see all the great raffle baskets the team is offering as well...

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Peter Melcher (Biology) presented the following at UCLA's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Discovering Nature Series. Spring 2010.

 "Dying for a good cause - xylem pays the ultimate price for transpiration"

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