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A Big Commencement Thank You!

Contributed by Brian McAree on 05/19/2006 

Now that Commencement has come and gone and the campus is much quieter, I wanted to thank everyone who played a role with Commencement this year.

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From May 11-13, Professor of Politics Asma Barlas took part in a community
dialogue on Gender, Race, Islam, and the "War on Terror" at Simon Fraser
University. She was the convenor of one of the four workshops that were
part of the symposium and also gave a public presentation on the "War
on Terror" in Vancouver.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Gerard Turbide to the position of Director of Admission, effective immediately.

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Please note that the Ithaca College Bookstore and Mac's convenient store will close early on Friday, May 26, 2006.

The Bookstore and Mac's will have limited hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Friday, May 26, 2006. Both stores will close at 1:00 p.m. for inventory. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Head Start Opening at Longview

Contributed by Pat O'Rear on 05/18/2006 

Head Start Program Opening at Longview for a Child of an IC Employee

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Faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to attend the open sessions for candidates for the Associate Vice President for Human Resources. Advance materials may be requested by contacting the Office of the President, 3rd floor Job Hall or 274-3111.

Ms. Edna Chun
Thursday, May 18, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
200 CHS (Center for Health Sciences)

Mr. J. Marc Sears
Monday, May 22, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
North Meeting Room, Campus Center

I am pleased to share very important news as a follow-up to our meetings this past weekend with the board of trustees.

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V-I-P packages for the Ithaca Community Fireworks Show on Monday, July 3, are now available, according to Fran Benedict, chair of the volunteer committee that organizes the fireworks show. Benedict said invitations are being sent to previous fireworks supporters and to potential V-I-Ps, but anyone in the community is eligible to become a Very Important Patron of the fireworks.

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Due to the campus wide power shutdown on Saturday May 20th, the following computer systems and services will be unavailable starting at the times listed below:

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I, Carl Sgrecci, am pleased to announce the promotion of two longstanding members of the Division of Finance and Administration.

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IC Hope, the campus Relay for Life team, invites you to follow the yellow brick road to the Food Court on Friday, May 19 at noon. Grab some food and head on over to the "glass room" (Oz???) to join your fellow community members as we make our plans for this year's Relay! With a Wizard of Oz theme this year, there are countless opportunities to have fun as you do something worthwhile for not only yourself but others! Come on...you know you will have fun! See if we can stay up later than the kids!

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Financial Services is pleased to announce that Jo Anne Rosato has moved from Career Services to join our staff. Jo Anne will be helping to facilitate training and communication between Parnassus Financials campus end-users and Financial Services. If you have Parnassus Financials training needs or suggestions, please contact Jo Anne (jrosato@ithaca.edu or 274-3044).

The 13th Annual Jim Butterfield Golf Tournament will take place on June 2.

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ITS Summer Workshops

Contributed by Dan Barrow on 05/16/2006 

Want to brush up on your computer skills? Feel like it's time to learn a new program? Do you want to reach new levels of Web design skills, achieve image editing magic, or gain extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel? The ITS Summer Workshop Series is your oppportunity to fulfill those dreams!

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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.

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