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The Academic Procession

Contributed by Brian McAree on 05/04/2006 

As we prepare for our 2006 Commencement on Sunday, May 14, 2006, I would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession. The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad if itís nice weather, or inside the enclosed walkway beginning at Job Hall and extending through the Campus Center if it is raining. Please see below for information on forming the academic procession if Commencement is indoors. The academic procession will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 9:00 a.m.

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Stephen Sweet's (sociology) article: "Dual Earners in Double Jeopardy: Preparing for Job Loss in the New Risk Economy" has been accepted for publication in the journal Research in the Sociology of Work. Phyllis Moen (University of Minnesota) and Peter Meiksins (Cleveland State University) co-authored the article with Sweet.

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The annual spring faculty conference, featuring presentations by recipients of internal funding during 2005-2006, takes place on Tuesday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center. All are welcome for as much or as little as you can attend.

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Tickets for the semi-formal on May 11 are sold out and tickets will not be available at the door. The event has been sold out since Thursday, April 20, when the sale ended.


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Good weather brings thoughts of outdoor fitness, and what better way to get fit than by joining the IC Hope Relay for Life team? Join your friends and co-workers as we walk around the clock at the Lansing High School track July 14 and 15.

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Begining May 18, 2006 the physical therapy graduate program in Rochester will have a new address.

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The Campus Life Award is given each year to a select group of graduating seniors in order to recognize their outstanding contributions to the Ithaca College community through participation and involvement in campus life. Over the years this award has become a coveted goal and valued honor. In order to be nominated for this prestigious award, students must have been extensively involved in a number of areas of campus life and have demonstrated significant leadership abilities and accomplishments.

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Summer Construction Projects

Contributed by Jackie Hopkins on 05/03/2006 

The following Summer Construction Projects are to begin:

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Learning Culture Through Sports

Contributed by Stephen Mosher on 05/03/2006 

Ithaca College is well represented in a just released anthology: "Learning Culture Through Sports: Exploring the Role of Sports in Society," edited by Sandra S. Prettyman and Brian Lampman.

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Recreational Sports is starting off the golfing season this year with the Senior Week Golf Tournament at Hillendale Golf Course.

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New Associate Provost Announced

Contributed by Cindy Neal on 05/03/2006 

Submitted on behalf of Peter Bardaglio, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of David Garcia to the position of Associate Provost, effective June 1, 2006.

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AIDS Ride for Life

Contributed by Erica Weiss on 05/03/2006 

Are you thinking about riding a bike this time of year? If so, join the Ithaca College Team for the AIDS Ride for Life. Start training NOW! As a rider, you will have two challenges: raising money for Southern Tier AIDS Program and completing the route you have trained for.

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Ithaca, ranked second nationally, will host this weekend's Empire 8 Championship Tournament after winning the league's regular-season title for the fourth year in a row.

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ITS is currently planning for fall software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs. If you need specific software installed for the fall semester, please notify Bill Kaupe by June 30th with software and location details. Installer CDs should be delivered to 102 Muller no later than July 14th. If you have any additional questions, please contact Bill at 274-3591 or

The following are the facility hours of the Campus Center and its services from May 5, 2006 to May 14, 2006. These times are subject to change based on college events or unforeseen circumstances. If you foresee any conflicts with your area in the Campus Center facility, please contact me immediately at 274-7905.

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The following are the facility hours of the Campus Center and its services from May 5, 2006 to May 14, 2006. These times are subject to change based on college events or unforeseen circumstances. If you foresee any conflicts with your area in the Campus Center facility, please contact me immediately at 274-7905.

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Swim Lesson Sessions

Contributed by Jamie Drahos on 05/02/2006 

The Office of Recreational Sports will be offering swim lessons at the outdoor pool this summer. For more information, call 274-1063.

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The Ithaca College-EcoVillage at Ithaca Partnership for Sustainability is pleased to announce that ten Ithaca College faculty members and five resident educators at EcoVillage at Ithaca have been awarded $1,000 minigrants to assist in their development of sustainability curricula. This brings to 43 the number of sustainability curriculum minigrant awards made over four years. The Ithaca College coordinating team, headed by biologists Jason Hamilton, Susan Allen-Gil, and Susan Swensen, are pleased to recognize the wide diversity of disciplines represented by this year's sustainability curriculum development awards. Faculty in art history, writing, health promotion and physical education, mathematics, physics, therapeutic recreation and leisure services, women's studies, and psychology are all planning to create exciting new sustainability-themed curricula.

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Two graduating Ithaca College students have been awarded Fulbright grants that will take them to Asia for the 2006-7 academic year. Julie Perng, who will earn her degree in organizational communication, learning, and design, will spend the year in China's Shaxi township in Dali Prefecture studying the effects of migration on local families. Philosophy major Kiehl Christie will be leaving in the fall for South Korea, where he will teach English to secondary school students and research religious transitions in the Korean peninsula.

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