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Bring the whole family to Knoebels for a day of fun, food, and fantasy! They've got roller coasters, mini golf, kiddie rides, games, gift shops, and award-winning food all waiting for your family. And with FREE admission, FREE parking, FREE entertainment, and FREE picnic facilities, your day of fun won't break the bank!

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All Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students are again invited to come out and play informal softball games this summer. The first game will be this coming Friday at 3:00 p.m., or shortly thereafter, on the Yavits Field extension (below the main campus road).

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Mike Matheny, M.S., ATC, clinical associate professor, and head athletic trainer; and Andy Getzin, M.D., medical director for athletic teams, published a case review, titled "Retroperitoneal Hematoma Secondary to Iliac Crest Contusion in a Football Player" in the March 2008 issue of Athletic Therapy Today.

Todd Lazenby, M.A., ATC, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, presented a talk at the Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association's annual symposium on Tuesday, May 20.

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The 14th annual New Directions Cello Festival will be held at the School of Music during the weekend of June 6-8.

The public is invited to attend the festival's evening concerts, featuring three or four different guest artists, on June 6 and June 7 at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center for Music. There is also a free concert on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. featuring cellist Aaron Minsky and the festival's Cello Big Band.

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Monday's Intercom e-mail roundup contained an error message due to a technical problem related to the electrical shutdown over the weekend.

The roundups will continue as usual on Thursday, May 29. For this week only, the Thursday roundup will contain all new stories submitted since last Thursday.

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Delay in Opening of Outdoor Pool

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 05/27/2008 

The Outdoor Pool is still in the process of being cleaned and repaired and will not be ready to open on Saturday, May 31, as previously announced.

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Ellen Shank and Tracy Frenyea recently accepted new positions at the Park School of Communications. Ellen joined the staff as the administrative assistant in the dean's office earlier this month. She previously worked in the H&S Deanís Office. Tracy Frenyea will be the Park School's new advising coordinator beginning June 2. She is currently the Assistant Registrar at Ithaca College.

Personal trainers will be available at the Fitness Center to help you achieve your summer fitness goals.

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Please join us in a farewell reception honoring Mary Alice Stetz, who will be retiring after 24 years of serving in both the bursar and finance offices, and now Student Financial Services. Her reception will be held in Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center, on June 6, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 05/22/2008 

Quoted recently in the media were faculty members John Krout, Jack Rossen, Kim Gregson, Susan Swensen, and Jeff Cohen. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page on the Office of Media Relations website.

IC in the Media

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Ithaca College has been named to the second annual President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This distinction recognizes students, faculty, staff, and alumni for helping to build a culture of service and civic engagement in our nation. Liz Seale, chief operating officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, announced the awards at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education.

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Submitted on behalf of C. William Schwab '68, Chair, Ithaca College Board of Trustees.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that President Peggy R. Williams has graciously agreed to postpone her sabbatical by one month and extend her presidency through June 30, 2008.

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[Editor's Note: Due to the weather, today's Beach Party will be held in IC Square and Emerson Suites.]

On Thursday, May 22, beginning at 1:00 p.m., there will be an employee recognition "Beach Party" on the Campus Center quad. The Office of Human Resources and Staff Council are excited to host this new event as we celebrate a successful year and have some fun!

We all have worked hard this year, and this event is designed to provide an opportunity to celebrate, relax, have some fun with colleagues, and initiate summer for the well-deserving employees of Ithaca College.

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ITS is currently planning for fall software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs.

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A Special Thank You!

Contributed by Brian McAree on 05/21/2008 

As the chairperson of the Ithaca College Commencement Committee, I would like to thank each and every IC community member -- students, staff, and faculty -- who played a part in this year's Commencement ceremony.

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Junior Cory Petermann of the men's track and field team and freshman Marcia McCord of the women's track and field team will compete at this weekend's NCAA Championships. The meet will be held Thursday through Saturday at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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This year an IC professor and one of his former students coincidentally announced that they had each discovered previously unknown letters by famous literary figures.

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The May 27 deadline is fast approaching for you to fill out the yellow "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.

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Please be aware that Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) will replace Internet Explorer 6 in labs and eClassrooms this summer.

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