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Student Driver class on 8/24

Contributed by Kathryn Totman on 07/29/2009 


For those arriving on campus prior to the start of classes, who have the need to drive a college vehicle, there will be a driver safety class offered on Monday, August 24, 2009 from 11 am to 1 pm, Friends Hall 203.


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After 18 years of service, Bill Fiorello is retiring from Ithaca College, July 31, 2009.

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The Princeton Review has released its 2010 edition of The Best 371 Colleges, and Ithaca College is once again listed as one of the country's top institutions for undergraduate education. Furthermore, the guide ranked Ithaca no. 1 for best college radio and ninth for best college theater.

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2009 Academic Enrichment Services/Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs Annual Colloquium

Thursday, July 30
9:00 a.m., Park Auditorium

THEME: "Bringing Us Together: How Music and Art Combine for the Greater Good"

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Image Database Will Be Unavailable

Contributed by Jill Fisher on 07/27/2009 

The College's image database will be undergoing work for an upgrade and will be unavailable on Thursday, July 30, from 6:00 a.m. to noon, and possibly as late as 3:00 p.m.

We will welcome everyone at the Fall Faculty Workshop on Saturday, August 29, and new faculty and part-time faculty particularly on August 19 and 18. The Mentoring Program and the Tenure Seminar will be launched, and our regular Ithaca Faculty Commons conversations welcome your involvement.

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Administrative tasks need to be performed in the College's student information system that preclude allowing student access during the next several weeks. 

As a result, the course registration system will not be available to students beginning Monday, July 27, at 11:59 p.m., through Monday, August 10. Students will then have access from Tuesday, August 11, at 12:01 a.m. through Tuesday, September 1 (the end of the add/drop period).

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Leigh Ann Vaughn has become a member of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, a scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of social psychology.

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In the next couple of days, all faculty and staff will receive a brochure entitled  "Eliminate Bias-Create a Community of Respect.”  All on-campus students will also receive this publication at the opening of the fall semester. 

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Students participating in the 2009 computer science undergraduate research program invite you to attend a poster session highlighting their work. Projects in robotics, serious games, and fractals will be presented and demonstrated. 

The poster session will take place Thursday, July 30, in Williams Hall, room 309, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Open to the community.

Planning Begins for a Special Event

Contributed by Marisa Kelly on 07/23/2009 

This coming October, Ithaca College will host an event titled "Difficult Dialogues," an event modeled after the national initiative by the same name, which describes itself as a "program designed to promote academic freedom and religious, cultural, and political pluralism on college and university campuses in the United States." Ithaca's "Difficult Dialogues" event is supported by an endowment that was given in honor of President Emerita Peggy Williams.

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Do you have students arriving on campus early who will need to drive a College vehicle?

For students arriving on campus prior to the start of classes, there will be a driver safety class offered on Monday, August 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The location has yet to be announced; watch for a future Intercom announcement.

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President Tom Rochon invites all Ithaca College employees to our traditional ice cream social on Wednesday, August 5, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Campus Center quad (rain location:  IC Square).

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Weight Watchers rolled out the new Momentum program for 2009, designed to help you modify the plan so that it works for you!

We have had a wonderfully successful initial 17-week series here at Ithaca College. One of our members has achieved Lifetime status; a couple others are close to their individual goals. Our group as a whole has dropped a total of 547.4 pounds -- and many members are keeping them off! Join us to find out how!


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For those arriving on campus prior to the start of classes, who have the need to drive a college vehicle, there will be a driver safety class offered on Monday, August 24, 2009 from 11 am to 1 pm, location to be announced - watch for Intercom announcement.

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As of July 21, the air conditioning system for the Campus Center is out of service. The Office of Facilities is making every effort to repair the air conditioning, but the system may be out of service for as long as two weeks.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 07/21/2009 

Quoted in the media: faculty members Stephen Sweet, Amanullah de Sondy, and Jeffrey Ives; staff members Pat O'Rear and Jaimie Voorhees; students Elizabeth Butterfield and Maddie Kennedy.  For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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Submitted for Mark Coldren, AVP for Human Resources

The new Oracle Time and Labor (OTL) system is ready to go live beginning with the pay period that starts on Monday, August 17, 2009.  Staff members will no longer submit paper Time Report Forms (TRFs) after that date.  All time will be reported through the new on-line OTL system.

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Submitted on behalf of Leslie W. Lewis, dean, School of Humanities and Sciences.

I am writing to announce changes in the leadership of the Ithaca Seminar program in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Faculty leadership of the program will be shared by Susanne Morgan, who will work primarily on curriculum and faculty development, and Danette Johnson, who will facilitate the program’s assessment efforts. Susanne will head up the Ithaca Seminar faculty advisory committee, and both will serve on the program’s executive committee.

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A Faerie among Us

Contributed by Judith Andrew on 07/20/2009 

Judith Andrew, music materials coordinator in the Ithaca College library, has just completed three weeks of performances as Titania, the Faerie Queen.

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