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The second-seeded Ithaca Bombers (33-13) swept through the NCAA regional with four wins in four days, beating the fourth-seeded Alfred Saxons (37-8) 7-1 in Sunday’s final. With the win, the Bombers earn their ninth trip in 15 years to the World Series. The Bombers, who have won eight straight games – all in the postseason – will open play in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament Friday against either DePauw or Ohio Northern.

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A review of a recent concert in which Jeffery Meyer and his St. Petersburg (Russia) Chamber Philharmonic participated was included in a recent issue of the New York Times.  The concert was Wall to Wall Behind the Wall at Symphony Space.   Read the review and view the photo.

The Ithaca College community is invited to the 43rd annual Commencement Eve Concert on Saturday, May 22, at 8:30 p.m. in the Ben Light Gymnasium. You are also welcome at the dress rehearsal on Friday, May 21, at 8:30 p.m. -- less traffic and a smaller crowd, but the exact same show.

The dress rehearsal is a polished performance that is attended each year by hundreds of people, and provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the concert in a more relaxed setting.

Admission is free. Directed by Professor Dana Wilson, this year's theme is "The Blues in the Night" and features the symphony orchestra, choir, marimba band, jazz ensemble, and soloists in an exciting and entertaining one-hour program.

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Ali Erkan, assistant professor of Computer Science, is an invited speaker at the NSF-Supported 2010 HarambeeNet Workshop on Social Networks, hosted by Duke University.

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The May 28th deadline is fast approaching for you to fill out the orange "Hold at Phillips Hall P.O." card and to take it to the registrar's office if you desire to receive mail on campus during the summer.

This card is available at the Phillips Hall Post Office, the Mail Center and Emerson Hall during check in.

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Ithaca College has an outdoor POOL. Just for you. Just for summer.

To find out reason #1 for taking an ITHACA course this summer, tune in June 1st, the first day of Summer Session I, when the name of an IC summer session student will be announced as the winner of the Summer Session Raffle and a weekend pass to Grassroots Festival!

May Session starts TODAY.  For additional information about IC's summer session courses, e-mail the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies at or call 607-274-3529.

Download the full Summer Session schedule in an easy-to-read pdf.

Online or on the lake!

Register for summer sessions today through HomerConnect.



 IC Link Survey

Contributed by Russell Martin on 05/15/2010 

This summer, the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs will be talking regularly with the company that created IC Link, Ithaca College's student organization management program.

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Faculty and staff are invited to serve as facilitators during the First Year Reading Initiative (FYRI) Discussion Group which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 24, 2010 (Tuesday before first day of classes)

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Please join the Park School of Communications as we say farewell and happy retirement to Steve Seidman on Wednesday, May 19 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Park 220.

Seidman, associate professor and chair of the Department of Strategic Communication, has worked at Ithaca College for 25 years.


Seniors, don't forget to register

Contributed by Alyssa Cooper on 05/14/2010 

You're cordially invited to the 2010 senior class brunch. There'll be lots of food, cap decorating, and, most important, recognition for the donors to the Senior Class Gift Campaign. We hope you can join us for this special event.

Please register at

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The First-Year Experience has randomly selected a winner for the prize valued up to $300 from the ticket entries submitted by first-year students at each of our featured FYE events this past spring semester!

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 The Ithaca College Caregiver Support Group will meet Friday, May 21, Noon-1:00 p.m. in the Gerontology Institute Resource Room (413 CHS).

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Nikki Henderson, currently Executive Director at People's Grocery, will be a featured speaker for this year's Finger Lakes Project workshop. The People's Grocery is a food-justice organization that has been using education and direct distribution to encourage healthy eating in West Oakland since 2002. Prior to joining People’s Grocery in 2009, Nikki worked with Green-for-All founder Van Jones to develop national programs for people of color in the environmental sector, and she has gained extensive exposure to the politics and dynamics of national food and farming movements through work with the President of Slow Food USA.  

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New jobs have been added to the Off Campus Jobs board outside the Student Employment Office!

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The afternoon sessions in the Institute, which is Tuesday May 25 in the Clark Lounge, feature two prominent projects from the first round of projects from the Integrative Curriculum at Ithaca College initiative. The luncheon keynote is Susanne Morgan's reflections on reclaiming her voice as a scholar.

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 The Indoor pool will be open on weekdays throughout the summer for lap swimming.

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The Office of Multicultural Affairs would like to congratulate the following students who were nominated and selected for 2010 ALANA Senior Awards and for the African Latino Society (ALS) Alumni Memorial Scholarship.  All recipients were recognized at the ALS Senior Banquet held on Friday, May 7, 2010.

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Outdoor Pool Access Cards

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 05/12/2010 

 Do you have any blue, yellow, or orange "Outdoor Pool Access Cards" lying around?

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Are you interested in interacting with students outside of the classroom?  Are you interested in fostering a culture of interaction between students and faculty within the residence halls?  Please consider serving as a Faculty Fellow for the HOME Program or Sustainably Conscious Living Community!

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Each year The Department of Education publishes a Partnership In Teaching booklet  The booklet is a registry of Ithaca College “partners,” and lists faculty as well as staff, and their areas of expertise in the form of presentations available to local schools.

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