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The 14th Floor Offices, Accounts Payable, Budget, Financial Services and Purchasing will be unavailable Tuesday, May 30 from 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. If you need assistance send an e-mail or leave a voice mail message and we will get back to you when we return on Wednesday, May 31.

The next meeting for the informal education and support group for employees dealing with care giving issues is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (Gerontology Resource Room).

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Fall 2006 Enrollment Update

Contributed by Jaimie Voorhees on 05/25/2006 

Submitted on behalf of Peter Bardaglio, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

We have mostly positive news to report on the enrollment front. Total applications for freshman hit a new record high (12,341), 11.3% higher than last year. Transfer applications (719) were up similarly, 12.2% higher than last year. A new record has also been set in the number of ALANA applicants (1,702 freshman and 72 transfers) up 17.7% over last year. The number of international applicants also increased, though less dramatically, to 488 from 458 in 2005.

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JJ Staff Scholar Award Winner

Contributed by Lynn Tordella on 05/25/2006 

2006-07 JJ Staff Scholard Award Recipient Named

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"Day of Learning!" - June 8

Contributed by Tanisha Graves on 05/25/2006 

Ithaca College’s annual “Day of Learning!” will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for our valuable employees. A variety of professional and personal development programs will be offered throughout the day. This exciting event will provide members of the Ithaca College community with the opportunity to participate in a day that promises to be interactive, educational, stimulating, and fun!

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You spoke, we listened. We have added another open session: Wednesdays, noon to 1:30 pm.


Wall Summer 2006 open sessions are going on now till August 11:
  • Tuesday session: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday session: noon – 1:30 p.m. (till Aug. 2)
  • Thursday session: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
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    IC Hope, Ithaca's very own Relay for Life team, invites you to join us for lunch and brainstorming on Wednesday, May 31 in the "Glass Room" in Cafe Square. Auntie Em is busy rounding up Relay donations and will not be available to make lunch, so please bring or buy your lunch and join us. The Relay will be here before we know it (July 14-15!), and the excitement is building faster than a winged monkey can fly!

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    Newest JJ Staff Scholar

    Contributed by Lynn Tordella on 05/24/2006 

    Newest JJ Staff Scholar announced!

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    7 Seats Left for NYC Bus Trip!

    Contributed by Susanna Stumpe on 05/23/2006 

    Reserve your seat now! We need to fill the bus by this Friday, May 26. We don't want to have to cancel this trip.

    There are many outdoor events in The City to check out: street fairs, open markets, take a tour (open-top-bus) around Manhattan, and visit the Turtle Pond in Central Park.

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    Two seniors from the Health Promotion and Physical Education Department, Natasha Lamb and Ashley Marshall, presented their Service-Learning research project at the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 27, 2006.

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    Based upon a project funded by the Faculty Development Program, Dr. Srijana Bajracharya's article "Health Status of Immigrants from Nepal in the United States: Preliminary Findings and Methodological Issues" has been accepted in the International Electronic Journal of Health Education for publication. Dr. Mary Bentley, Chair, Health Promotion and Physical Education, co-authored the article.

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

    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.

    In Observance of Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2006)
    The Food Court will be OPEN from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    All Other Dining Services locations will be CLOSED.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Summer Employees Mail

    Contributed by Karen Serbonich on 05/22/2006 

    Wednesday, May 24 will be the final day we will hold mail for students on the Summer Employee list who have not filled out a card requesting that your mail be held at the Phillips Hall Post Office for you to pick up. You may fill out this card at the Eastman Check in office, Phillips Hall Post Office or the Mail Center.
    Currently, mail for student employees who have not filled out a hold card is being held at the Mail Center in the General Services building.

    Beginning Thursday, May 25 we will forward this mail to the permanent address on file.
    Please call 274-3371 if you have questions.

    Want a workout like no other? Use every muscle in your body, including your brain! Come check out IC’s own climbing wall. Our summer 2006 open hours are:

  • May 23 till August 10, 2006
  • Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • $5 / person / session
  • $30 / Summer 2006 Pass to the Wall
  • Prices include a certified belay person, harness, climbing shoes and helmet.
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    President Williams invites staff and administrators to a special all-college meeting on May 25 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Emerson Suites. In addition to brief updates on key topics, we will hear a presentation from Karen Hutcheson from Segal/Sibson on her work with various aspects of our initiative regarding quality of work life for staff and administrators.

    Supervisors of employees without e-mail or computer access, please post this message where those employees can read it, and make the opportunity to attend available to all employees. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations (including sign language interpreting) should contact the Office of the President at 274-3111 or 274-1767 (TDD). Requests for accommodations should be made as far in advance as possible.

    Due to the withdrawal of a candidate, the open session scheduled for Monday, May 22, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in the North Meeting Room, Campus Center, has been cancelled. Stay tuned for additional information from the search committee.

    All evaluations of candidates should be returned by the deadline as indicated.

    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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