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Fabulous Commencement!

Contributed by Maura Stephens on 05/15/2006 

Kudos to everyone who had anything to do with this year's Commencement. Sad as we may be to say farewell to the fabulous IC class of 2006, still we can be glad they had such a great day for celebrating their accomplishments and strengthening their connections to Ithaca. This was probably the most outstanding class I've known in my nine years here, and the Commencement ceremony and accompanying activities were terrific as well. I am always impressed by the professionalism and competence of my colleagues here at IC, who manage to make Herculean tasks seem easy. Congratulations to the graduates and to all the staff, faculty, and alumni volunteers who made their adieu go so smoothly.

June 3 Bus Trip to NYC

Contributed by Kasey J. Spada on 05/15/2006 

DON'T MISS OUT ON THE FUN IN THE BIG APPLE! There are only a few seats left on our summer bus trip to New York City.

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The Tower Club Restaurant is a contemporary dining restaurant located on the Ithaca College campus.
Always open to the public.
Serving lunch Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Available for private parties. Perfect for any celebration!
Call (607) 274-3393 for more information or to make a reservation.

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In addressing some 1,380 graduates and their guests at Ithaca College’s 111th commencement, Bill Bradley—a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate—recalled going up against the Soviet Union in the finals of the 1964 Olympic games. Before taking the court, Bradley had learned a Russian phrase he knew would come in handy should the Soviets try to intimidate him. After a particularly rough exchange of elbows, Bradley pulled out his newly learned idiom, much to his opponents’ dismay.

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On May 22, the first day of the Summer Institute, there will be two viewings of the PBS documentary "Declining by Degrees" followed by discussion. One is from 9:00 a.m. to noon and the other from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center. Provost Peter Bardaglio will participate in the afternoon discussion.

The discussions are open to all members of the campus community, but we would appreciate registration through the online form: http://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/forms/May06Institute/Institute06Reg.html. Please indicate "film" and AM or PM in the comment box.

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Andrew Darby, Web Services Librarian, has published an article titled, "Implementing an Open Source Application in a College Library" in the latest issue of COLLEGE & UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARIES.

The search committee for the Associate Vice President for Human Resources is pleased to announce that the first candidate, Ms. Edna Chun, currently the Assistant Vice President for HR and Chief Affirmative Action officer at SUNY Geneseo, will be on campus for a series of interviews on May 18-19. An OPEN SESSION for all faculty and staff will be held on Thursday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m. in CHS 200. Please contact the Office of the President, 300 Job Hall or 274-3111 if you have any questions or need further information. We hope that all interested faculty and staff will attend this interview session. Your feedback is important! Additional updates will be posted in Intercom.

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Electrical Shutdown

Contributed by Jackie Hopkins on 05/12/2006 

A reminder that starting May 18 the Terrace roadways will be shutdown for the electrical upgrade. No access will be available.

Diversity Consortium Roundtable

Contributed by Vicki Estabrook on 05/12/2006 

June 1, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County will host the Diversity Consortium Roundtable at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ithaca, New York.

This roundtable event will include discussions about the diversity issues affecting small communities, a panel discussion with community leaders who are currently leading successful diversity efforts, promoting diversity within our schools, and the effects of media on inclusion in the community.

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Career Services is interested in taking the pulse of our graduating class to learn what they will be doing after commencement.

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There are two important changes for the 2006 First-Year Reading Initiative that you should place on your calendars:

The date for the FACILITATOR PREP SESSION has been changed to
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2006
10:00 A.M. – NOON in TEXTOR 102

The time for the STUDENT DISCUSSION SESSIONS has been changed to
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2006
11:15 A.M. – 12:45 P.M.

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Career Services is interested in taking the pulse of our graduating class to learn what you will be doing after commencement.

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Dale Hudson, assistant professor in the Cinema and Photography department, published an article titled, "'Just Play Yourself, "Maggie Cheung"': Irma Vep, Rethinking Transnational Stardom and Unthinking National Cinemas" in the summer issue of the international film journal SCREEN.

Andrew Smith's Book Is Published

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 05/11/2006 

Andrew Smith co-edited the book "Biological Adhesives", with James Callow of the University of Birmingham, England.


Many plants, animals, and microbes use adhesive polymers and structures to attach to inert substrates, to each other, or to other organisms. This is the first major review that brings together research on many of
the well-known biological adhesives. Emphasizing the diversity of biological adhesives and associated adhesion processes, it deals with bacteria, fungi, algae, and marine and terrestrial animals. It bridges a variety of disciplines including biochemistry, molecular biology, biomechanics, bioengineering, microbiology, organism structure and function, and ultrastructure. As we learn more about the molecular and mechanical properties of these adhesives, we begin to understand why they adhere so well and how they develop cohesive strength. With this understanding comes the prospect of developing synthetic or semi-synthetic adhesives with broad applications in areas such as medicine, dentistry, and biotechnology.

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"See the Light: Solor Power" is an article in the Ponds Magazine, Summer 2006, 34-41.

It quotes Ithaca College students on the recently installed solar-powered fountain in the Chapel Pond.

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Hello! We’d like to pass along a few changes and reminders regarding IC Library services for this summer and next fall:

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Ithaca College anthropology freshman Melendy Krantz has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship at the Bangla Summer Institute in Banglades. The program, which is administered through Council of American Overseas Research Centers, is intended to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. The program provides funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers that are affiliated with the Fulbright program.

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If you are a student who is graduating or permanently leaving the college for other reasons, most of your IC computing accounts will expire shortly after you graduate (or leave).

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Beginning, Friday, May 19 through Friday, August 11, Mail Services will have earlier Friday afternoon express collection times at the Phillips Hall Post Office, Admissions and Alumni Hall.

The collection times for Monday through Thursday will remain unchanged.

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Read up on this year's Commencement speaker at the Library, or on the Internet.

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