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Important Message from the Provost

Contributed by David Maley on 08/20/2007 

I write to inform the Ithaca College community that Howard Erlich, who has served since 1988 as dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, has informed me of his intention to retire from that position at the conclusion of the 2007–8 academic year. He will be on sabbatical leave during 2008–9, and will have the opportunity to return to the faculty in the Department of Speech Communication in the fall of 2009.

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Now's your chance to join the rowing team. No experience necessary. The Ithaca College Varsity Crew is looking for interested athletes to try a new sport.

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Ithaca College is implementing a new system to help improve communications to the campus community in the event of an emergency. Faculty and staff members will be the recipients of the first test messages for the Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Thursday, Aug. 23. That afternoon, the college will send a test message to all faculty and staff e-mail accounts and to office telephones as listed in the campus phone directory.

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Room Reservation Reminders

Contributed by Kimberly Wojtanik on 08/17/2007 

As everyone returns to campus, many people begin planning for upcoming events.

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The Ithaca Falls Meeting Room is now available for reservations for events taking place after September 1.

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In the next couple of days, all faculty and staff will receive a brochure entitled "Eliminate Bias-Create a Community of Respect."

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The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies will be offering a weekend seminar in Morenian Action Methods (RLS 23900, 1 credit) which includes: Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Playback Theatre. The course will be held the weekend of September 14-16, 2007.

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The Indoor Pool hours are set for the last few days of summer and Block I.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence announces the launch of its new website. The new look is well-matched with the current College home page at It uses the same nickname, CFE, and is still at

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U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges" has ranked Ithaca College in the top ten of "Best Master's Universities by Region" for the eleventh year in a row. Furthermore, once again the publication named Ithaca College in the top ten "Great Schools, Great Prices," based on the quality of education at a reasonable cost.

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Our very first "Green" Thumbs-Up recognition is given to Information Technology Services for specifying EPEAT™ compliant computers for the Technology Renewal Program. ITS has been targeting "greener" systems for some time, but thanks to recent product changes by both Dell and Apple, all "standard" office and lab desktop systems and laptops now meet stringent EPEAT™ environmental standards.

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In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi.

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In compliance with section 504, class materials must be made available in alternate format.

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Fitness Center Free Classes

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 08/16/2007 

The following classes are offered free of charge to the Ithaca College community. Don't pass up a great variety of classes to choose from.

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Professor of economics Frank W. Musgrave was a participant in the Oxford Round Table held at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, England, on July 2.

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Recreational Sports is pleased to announce that Scott Flickinger will be rejoining the staff on Monday, August 20th in the position of Program Coordinator of Intramurals and Sport Clubs.

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New Natural Sciences Librarian

Contributed by Lisabeth Chabot on 08/16/2007 

I am pleased to announce that Ron Gilmour has joined the library staff in the position of Natural Sciences Librarian.

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Phillips Hall

Contributed by Lori Ray on 08/15/2007 

Starting August 15 through August 24, the stairs by the main entrance and the Bookstore will be getting new nosings installed.

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Srijana Bajracharya, associate professor of health promotion and physical education, presented a paper at a discussion during Oxford Round Table, held August 5 through 10 at Oxford University.

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The Caring and Sharing Committee of the Ithaca College Staff Council is pleased to offer back to school assistance for Ithaca College employees.

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