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President Peggy R. Williams is the featured guest on this week’s edition of “Out of Bounds,” an interview program on WEOS-FM. Host Tish Pearlman had a conversation with President Williams on such topics as her early life growing up in Montreal, her ideas about leadership and education, and her tenure as Ithaca College’s first woman president. “Out of Bounds” will air at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, and can be heard in the Ithaca area at 88.1 FM or online via streaming audio at

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Summer Construction Projects

Contributed by Jackie Hopkins on 07/18/2006 

Just a reminder to the campus community. Ruston Paving will begine work on the Terrace sidewalks starting July 21. The outdoor pool walkway and intersections will begin July 24. Completetion date for both projects is August 12.

Vincent DeTuri and Heinz Koch have published research with Ithaca College Chemistry majors and an international team of collaborators titled "Comparison of gas-phase acidities of some carbon acids with their rates of hydron exchange in methanolic methoxide" in the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry 2006 19:308-317.

ITS Announces Secure Webmail

Contributed by Wendy Pearle on 07/18/2006 

ITS is pleased to announce that the IC Webmail system will now be using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. SSL has been implemented to improve security and privacy for Webmail messages sent within the IC email system.

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The ID Office is Moving Back

Contributed by Fernando Gualtieri on 07/17/2006 

The ID Office will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, July 18 and 19, to move our office back to Terraces.

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Help: We Need Blood Donors

Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 07/17/2006 

Help: We have many appointment slots open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Please, if you have time to donate, stop by tomorrow and donate, we will have space. July 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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At the recent annual conference of the American Library Association, College Librarian Lisabeth Chabot assumed the role of Chair of the College Libraries Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

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Welcome BeneFITS your Life – Fitwell IC participants! The Fitwell IC program is going strong and everyone is having a blast. We have 13 teams and the summer challenge has started!

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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival and 7th Art Corporation’s Film Forum
continues on July 28 with THE HEART OF THE GAME, directed by Ward Serill.

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President Peggy R. Williams invites all Ithaca College employees to our traditional summer ice cream social on Monday, July 31 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center quad. (Rain location: IC Square)

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Come join the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics in their seventh annual Bomber MVP Golf Scramble.

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Interested in additional shortcuts and updated information regarding the financial system in Parnassus? Then take a look at this second edition of our newsletter geared toward Parnassus Financials end-users.

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Stephen Sweet (sociology), Andrew Hostetler (University of Massachusetts-Lowell), and Phyllis Moen (University of Minnesota), have had their article "Gendered Career Paths: A Life Course Perspective on Returning to School" accepted for publication in the journal Sex Roles.

Professor Heinz Koch is co-author on a paper with Prof. Masaaki Mishima of Kyushu University, Japan; "Stability of Complexes of Phenylacetylides and Benzyl Alkoxides with Methanol in the Gas Phase. Acid-Base Correlation i the Ionic Hydrogen-Bond Strength. Bulletin of The Chemical Society of Japan, volume 79, No. 7 page 1118-1125 (2006).

Staples Lunch 'N Learn Seminar

Contributed by Gail Wagner on 07/10/2006 

The Ithaca College Purchasing Department, Staples Business Advantage and Acco Brand products are pleased to co-sponsor another Lunch 'N Learn seminar on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge Campus Center.

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Lee Bailey presented a paper at the 2006 Metanexus Conference on "Why Do We Envision Robots Coming Alive?"

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Dr. Asma Barlas

Contributed by Rosalie Fitzgerald on 07/07/2006 

In June, Director of CSCRE, Asma Barlas, was invited by the Dutch Muslim Broadcasting Network (NMO) to participate in its television show, Meetingpoint. The program features different Muslim "personalities" debating with young Muslims in Holland. The subject of the June show was Barlas' work, "Believing Women" in Islam and it was recorded on the 25th in Hilversum, Holland.

Climbing Trip to Little Falls

Contributed by Susanna Stumpe on 07/07/2006 

Recreational Sports is planning another trip to Little Falls, NY:

  • Thursday, July 20
  • $30 / person
  • Pack a lunch
  • Vans will be departing the Fitness Center at 8:00 a.m. and returning approximately at 4:30 p.m. Cost includes round trip transportation and climbing gear. Sign up at the Fitness Center front desk. Payment is due Tuesday, July 18.

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    Free Fun Floor Fitness Class

    Contributed by Kathy Farley on 07/05/2006 

    Come join the summer fun with Jen Salmon's "Fun Floor Fitness" at the Fitness Center from noon to 1:00 p.m.

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    Blood Drive on July 18

    Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 07/05/2006 

    Calling all blood types! Please come to our community blood drive and give blood at our drive in Emerson Suites on July 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our community blood supply is at critical levels for all blood types.

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