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Contributed by Thomas Rochon on 06/11/2009
It is my great joy to announce that, after many years of planning, Ithaca College has met its $52.5 million fund-raising goal for the new athletics and events center. As a result, the Executive Committee of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees has approved construction of the center, beginning this summer.
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Are you looking for another fun way to stay in shape this summer? The Fitness Center is offering a free Cardio Kickboxing class, starting next week!
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Many departments are currently making arrangements for staffing for fall opening. Some offices will need to bring their student workers back early to support opening operations. Please review our guidelines as you begin to plan.
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The Office of Conference and Event Services would like to invite you to a farewell reception for Jennifer Casillas.
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Amy Frith Publishes in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on Micronutrient Supplemenation in Bangladesh
Contributed by Patricia Green on 06/10/2009
Amy Frith, assistant professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, has recently published as first author in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which has the second highest impact rating for nutrition and obesity journals.
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Contributed by Maura Stephens on 06/09/2009
Time’s running out for submissions to the annual IC(Point of)View arts and literary contest. The deadline is Tuesday, June 30, so don’t delay!
If you're a current or retired employee, current Friend of Ithaca College, or a student, alumnus, or alumna of Ithaca College, you're eligible to submit (unless you were a first-, second-, or third-place winner in last year's contest).
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As of Wednesday, June 10, the key cores on all card access doors affiliated with residential life areas have been changed to a new core.
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The Office of Information Technology Services staff will be off campus at a retreat on Wednesday, June 10. If you need assistance, the ITS Helpdesk and the ITS main office will still be open with limited staff to assist your needs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Safari 4.0 for Macintosh was recently released by Apple. As with all new product releases, thorough testing and evaluation must be done to ensure that the software functions properly in our environment. Particularly with Web browsers, it's important that our major systems such Homer, Parnassus, and Blackboard, to name a few, are certified to work with new browsers
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Contributed by Lisabeth Chabot on 06/08/2009
Andrew Darby, web services librarian, and Ron Gilmour, science librarian, have published an article, entitled "Adding Delicious Data to Your Library Website," in the June 2009 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL). ITAL is a scholarly refereed journal published by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA).
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Contributed by Art Gilmore on 06/08/2009
New lower pricing for the Microsoft Office 2008 Home and Student software package is now available at the Bookstore.
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The Bookstore will open at noon on Wednesday and Thursday, June 10-11, so we can have our floors cleaned.
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Macs General Store will open at noon on Tuesday, June 9, so that we can have our floors stripped and waxed.
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Contributed by John Kruger on 06/03/2009
The Office of Admission staff will be involved in their annual two-day planning sessions on Tuesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 10.
During these two days, our phones will be forwarded to voice mail for the entire day; however, we will continue to offer tours and have student admission staff at our reception desk.
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Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 06/02/2009
Jeffery Meyer, conductor of the Ithaca College Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, recently appeared in the Hermitage Theatre with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in the opening concert of the 14th International Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. The performance featured young international prize winners as soloists, including the principal bassoon of the Kirov Orchestra.
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Helene M. Larin Publishes in Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice on Emotional-Social Intelligence
Contributed by Helene Larin on 06/02/2009
Helene M. Larin, associate professor of physical therapy, published an article, entitled "Emotional-Social Intelligence of Physical Therapy Students during the Initial Academic Component of the First Year of Their Professional Program," in the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, volume 7, number 2, May 2009.
Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 06/01/2009
Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) for Windows was recently released by Microsoft. As with all new product releases, thorough testing and evaluation must be done to ensure that the software functions properly in our environment. Particularly with Web browsers, it's important that our major systems such Homer, Parnassus and Blackboard, to name a few, are certified to work with new browsers.
IE8 is still under early evaluation by ITS and at this time it is recommended that users NOT install IE8 on college-owned computers in order to avoid compatibility issues with campus applications.
As of May 29, 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 they will not be able to complete repairs to the until approximately Wednesday, June 3.
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Contributed by Staci Hall on 05/29/2009
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