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ITS would like to notify users of college-owned Windows XP computers about a software update that will be installed automatically beginning the week of May 21st.

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All faculty, staff and students who are around this summer are invited to play in a “pick-up” summer softball league. All games will be on the campus fields below the Chapel, and the tentative schedule is listed below:

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Associate professor of biology John Confer, now retired but appointed scholar in residence, is part of a multiteam study on reasons for the decline of golden-winged warblers. The study, with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology as lead agency, was recently given $10,000 by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for Confer's work.

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Express Mail pick up times will differ on Fridays from May 25 through August 10 due to summer hours.


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The Phillips Hall Post Office will close at 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday beginning May 29 and at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays beginning May 25.

With Alumni Weekend 2007 just around the corner, we want to extend an invitation to members of the Ithaca College community to join us for the Breakfast with Retired Faculty and Administrators, which will take place Saturday, June 2, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the Emerson Suites.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that 14 Ithaca College 2007 graduates have been accepted into the Teach for America program!

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Speech communication professor Bruce Henderson was recently elected to the board of directors of the Society for Disability Studies, the primary international organization dedicated to scholarship, research, and activism in disabilities and chronic illness.

Smita Rao, scholar in residence in the Department of Physical Therapy, Rochester Center, has received the Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Arthritis Foundation to study midfoot arthritis.

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The new School of Business building is making a distinctive addition to the South Hill skyline. Early in construction the project made visible progress by the day. Now that the shell is enclosed, headway is more difficult to notice, yet work is proceeding apace. The building is on schedule to welcome business classes in January 2008.

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The Office of Media Relations has launched a new website, "IC in the Media," to share a sampling of the media accounts we receive that reference the College and/or quote members of the IC community.

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Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Kathleen Rountree as provost and vice president for academic affairs. An experienced administrator with a diverse background in higher education, Rountree has served since 2004 as associate provost for undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She will begin her new duties in Ithaca on August 1.

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Susan West Engelkemeyer, dean of the School of Business, has been selected as one of 100 East Carolina University (ECU) women whose profiles will be featured in a centennial publication entitled, A Legacy of Leadership: One Hundred Incredible ECU Women.

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The Occupational Therapy Department asks that the college community join us in wishing Marilyn Kane, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy a wonderful retirement. A farewell reception will be held on Thursday, May 17th from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Clark Lounge in the Campus Center. The college community is welcome to stop by and join us in wishing Marilyn the best in her retirement.

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New Travel Policy Starting June 1

Contributed by Mariko Evans on 05/16/2007 

As fiscal year end rapidly approaches we wanted to take this opportunity to clarify some travel policies and inform you all of a new policy that will be starting on June 1.

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Fix-it-Friday Summer Hours

Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 05/16/2007 

In keeping with the College’s summer hours policy, the Fix-it Friday (FIF) maintenance time will be adjusted accordingly. From May 25th to August 10th, the system maintenance window will be Fridays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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Last November, Ithaca College sent a delegation of two observers to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Nairobi, Kenya. Garry Thomas, recently retired from the anthropology department, and Sean Vormwald, assistant director in the Office of Alumni Relations and Park School graduate student, attended the conference.

Garry’s blog, written during and immediately after the UNFCCC meetings, entitled "Observing Climate Change in Nairobi through Anthropologist-Colored Glasses," is available at the following site:

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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 Beth Rugg by June 30th with the software and location details.

Installer CDs should be delivered to the ITS Main Office, 102 Muller, no later than July 13th. If you have any additional questions, please contact Beth at 274-1000 or

Site preparation for construction of the Gateway Building will begin the week after Commencement. This will require the closure of P Lot in front of Dillingham Center effective Monday, May 21 except for emergency and service access to Dillingham and Job Hall.

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Nicholas Muellner, assistant professor of cinema, photography and media arts, and Mikhl Sidlin are pleased to present Now Is the Winter, an exhibition of new works in video, painting, photography and installation at Proekt_Fabrika in Moscow. This project brings together contemporary artists from the United States and Russia to explore current states of experience in the cultures of late empire.

The Moscow program will be linked to an international symposium and screening program addressing intersections of media, art, and politics, hosted by Ithaca College in October, 2007.

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Job Hall Sidewalk to Be Closed

Contributed by Richard Couture on 05/15/2007 

Due to work that needs to be done on the connector walkway from the new business school building to the academic quad walkway it will be necessary to close off the walkway between Job Hall and the new business school building.

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