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Contributed by David Maley on 05/20/2007
As the former executive director of Amnesty International USA, William Schulz has seen his share of misery. Yet after years of witnessing human rights abuses in trouble spots ranging from Darfur to Northern Ireland to New Orleans, and despite living in a world brimming with genocide, torture and senseless violence, Schulz says history is not in checkmate. Thanks to people of good conscience and good will, he believes, suffering humanity always has another move. Schulz delivered his message of hope to some 1,350 graduates and their guests at Ithaca College’s 112th commencement on May 20.
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Ithaca College Dining Services summer hours of operation have been posted to our website.
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Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 05/18/2007
For the summer of 2007, the colors on the pool access cards will be switched. That means everyone with a yellow card from last year needs to turn it in to register for a blue card this year!
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The next meeting for the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in the North Meeting Room in Egbert Hall.
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Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 05/18/2007
ITS would like to notify users of college-owned Windows XP computers about a software update that will be installed automatically beginning the week of May 21st.
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Contributed by David Prunty on 05/18/2007
All faculty, staff and students who are around this summer are invited to play in a “pick-up” summer softball league. All games will be on the campus fields below the Chapel, and the tentative schedule is listed below:
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Associate professor of biology John Confer, now retired but appointed scholar in residence, is part of a multiteam study on reasons for the decline of golden-winged warblers. The study, with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology as lead agency, was recently given $10,000 by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for Confer's work.
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Express Mail pick up times will differ on Fridays from May 25 through August 10 due to summer hours.
Contributed by Hillary Strachan on 05/17/2007
With Alumni Weekend 2007 just around the corner, we want to extend an invitation to members of the Ithaca College community to join us for the Breakfast with Retired Faculty and Administrators, which will take place Saturday, June 2, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the Emerson Suites.
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Contributed by John Fracchia on 05/17/2007
Contributed by Bruce Henderson on 05/17/2007
Speech communication professor Bruce Henderson was recently elected to the board of directors of the Society for Disability Studies, the primary international organization dedicated to scholarship, research, and activism in disabilities and chronic illness.
Smita Rao, Scholar in Residence in the Physical Therapy Department, Receives Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Contributed by Michael A Pagliarulo on 05/16/2007
Smita Rao, scholar in residence in the Department of Physical Therapy, Rochester Center, has received the Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Arthritis Foundation to study midfoot arthritis.
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Contributed by Shelley Semmler on 05/16/2007
The new School of Business building is making a distinctive addition to the South Hill skyline. Early in construction the project made visible progress by the day. Now that the shell is enclosed, headway is more difficult to notice, yet work is proceeding apace. The building is on schedule to welcome business classes in January 2008.
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Contributed by Maureen Forrest on 05/16/2007
The Office of Media Relations has launched a new website, "IC in the Media," to share a sampling of the media accounts we receive that reference the College and/or quote members of the IC community.
Contributed by David Maley on 05/16/2007
Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Kathleen Rountree as provost and vice president for academic affairs. An experienced administrator with a diverse background in higher education, Rountree has served since 2004 as associate provost for undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She will begin her new duties in Ithaca on August 1.
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Contributed by Patricia Nally on 05/16/2007
Susan West Engelkemeyer, dean of the School of Business, has been selected as one of 100 East Carolina University (ECU) women whose profiles will be featured in a centennial publication entitled, A Legacy of Leadership: One Hundred Incredible ECU Women.
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The Occupational Therapy Department asks that the college community join us in wishing Marilyn Kane, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy a wonderful retirement. A farewell reception will be held on Thursday, May 17th from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Clark Lounge in the Campus Center. The college community is welcome to stop by and join us in wishing Marilyn the best in her retirement.
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As fiscal year end rapidly approaches we wanted to take this opportunity to clarify some travel policies and inform you all of a new policy that will be starting on June 1.
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In keeping with the College’s summer hours policy, the Fix-it Friday (FIF) maintenance time will be adjusted accordingly. From May 25th to August 10th, the system maintenance window will be Fridays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 05/16/2007
Last November, Ithaca College sent a delegation of two observers to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Nairobi, Kenya. Garry Thomas, recently retired from the anthropology department, and Sean Vormwald, assistant director in the Office of Alumni Relations and Park School graduate student, attended the conference.
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