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Submitted on behalf of Provost Kathleen Rountree.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Henderson as the associate provost for academic policies and administration. 

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Bill Hudenko, assistant professor of psychology, and colleagues Wendy Stone and Jo-Anne Bachorowski from Vanderbilt University published an article, titled "Laughter Differs in Children with Autism: An Acoustic Analysis of Laughs Produced by Children with and without the Disorder," in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Keith Kaiser will serve as Interim Associate Dean of the School of Music for the 2009-10 academic year.  In his twelfth year at Ithaca College, Kaiser will also continue to chair the music education department.

He is an associate professor and holds degrees from the Florida State University (Ph.D.), the University of Redlands (M.M.), and the University of Wyoming (B.M.). As a faculty member at Ithaca College, he has taught undergraduate and graduate music education courses, supervised junior and senior level student teachers, and conducted various instrumental music ensembles. In addition, he serves as co-conductor of the Ithaca Concert Band (a community ensemble). He is active throughout the country as a clinician, adjudicator and consultant, and a Presser Scholar.  He is recently published in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education , School Music News, Reverberations, and Journal of Music Therapy.

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Congratulations to the Toastmasters members who were recently selected as officers of the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club for 2009-2010. 

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Temporary Bookstore Help

Contributed by Michelle Hammond on 06/26/2009 

Do you know someone in your family or in your neighborhood who would enjoy some challenging temporary work and some extra cash?

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Fireworks Show on July 2

Contributed by Anonymous on 06/26/2009 

The Ithaca College campus will be open for families to enjoy the 62nd annual community fireworks show on the night of Thursday, July 2, 2009 (rain date is July 6). Face painting and other activities will be offered in the parking lot near Smiddy Hall.

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Four candidates will be coming to campus to interview for the health promotion program director position in the Counseling Center.

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Intercom will be offline for part of the afternoon of Friday, June 26, starting at 2:00 p.m. for planned maintenance. These systems should be back up and running before the end of business hours.

Several other web systems will also be affected, including Web Profile Manager, ePortfolio, the e-mail self-service password utility, myIthaca, and the Technology Renewal site.

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Interested in meeting with a faculty member from the University of Valencia, Spain to discuss a possible faculty exchange program?  Nicolás Estévez, the Health Sciences General Coordinator of the International European Students and Lecturers Exchange Eramus/Sócrates Programme will be on campus July 8th and 9th.  If you are interested and available to meet and discuss possible exchange programs, please reply immediately to Michael A Pagliarulo at and indicate which of these date/s you are available.  A meeting date, time, and location will depend upon the level of interest.

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ITS is pleased to announce that a series of training sessions in Blackboard Basics will be offered starting July 2, 2009. 

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Track and Field sweeps awards

Contributed by Jennifer Potter on 06/24/2009 

The Ithaca College men and women's track and field teams sweep Empire 8 end of the year awards.

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ITS wants to remind all email users to NEVER respond to email messages requesting passwords or other personal information.

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Asbestos abatement work is scheduled to take place this weekend, Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th 2009 in Job Hall potentially affecting Information Technology Services' ability to respond to computer and network problems.

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Kathy Holley has announced her retirement from Ithaca College on July 1, 2009 after 19 years of outstanding service.  She has served most of that time in the Bursar's Office and for the last couple of years as Cashiering Services Coordinator in the Office of Financial Services.

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David Turkon, associate professor of anthropology, gave an invited talk titled Lost Boys and Girls Life History Project at the National Lost Boys and Girls Conference, San Diego, CA, June 19-21, 2009. 

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Calling All New York City Lovers

Contributed by Kasey J. Spada on 06/24/2009 

Mark your calendars for our upcoming fall and holiday bus trips to the Big Apple!

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Now that students are out of school and enjoying their summer, it's time to start thinking about back-to-school supplies!

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Save the Date!

Contributed by Nancy Kotmel on 06/24/2009 

Orientation for incoming graduate students (graduate orientation) is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25.

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TCAT will provide free bus service between downtown and Ithaca College for the community fireworks show on Thursday night, July 2.  TCAT (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit) has offered the service for more than a decade, according to Fran Benedict, chair of the volunteer committee that organizes the annual fireworks show.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 06/23/2009 

Quoted in the media: Faculty members Michael McCall, Ann Lynn and Deborah King. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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