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Thank you to all who voted in the SGA and Senior Class Elections this spring! Congrats to all the candidates on a wonderful election. Please find the results below.

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The Ithaca College School of Business has earned accreditation of its bachelor's and master's degree programs in business administration from AACSB International -- the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The achievement comes following five years of preparation by the school, during which it committed to a systematic program of quality enhancement and continuous improvement that ensures its students are prepared to contribute to their organizations and society.

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On Thursday, April 14, electricians in the maintenance division of the Office of Physical Plant conducted a vote to determine whether to form a collective bargaining unit affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W). By a vote of 5 to 0, the electricians decided not to unionize.

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If you've been thinking about how -- or why -- to infuse sustainability considerations into your courses, here's an opportunity to learn more about it from a panel of experienced educators. The Office of the Provost will host the webcast during Earth Week and you're invited to attend this learning opportunity on Tuesday, April 19, in the Job Hall board room from noon to 1:30 pm.

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No Pressure Blood Pressure

Contributed by Mel Ginsberg-Stevens on 04/15/2005 

This Friday, April 15, we will once again be doing "No Pressure Blood Pressure." Students will be coming around to the various buildings between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. to screen staff and faculty for high blood pressure. They will also have some information on blood pressure if you have any questions.

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I am pleased to provide an update on the College's Quality of Work Life initiative that is currently underway. This special initiative for staff and administration is directly related to the College's institutional plan and our priority on Quality of Work Life.

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2005 Summer Hours

Contributed by Deborah Merriman on 04/15/2005 

Peggy Williams is pleased to announce that the College will institute our summer hours program for Summer 2005. The College's official business hours will end earlier on Fridays -- at 3:00 p.m. instead of 5:00 p.m. This will provide IC employees a chance to get a head start on the summer weekends.

Martha A. Turnbull
Director of Human Resources

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The Tower Club restaurant is the fine dining restaurant that is located on the IC campus, (14th floor of the East Tower). It is open to the public Monday through Friday for lunch from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

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Zillah Eisenstein was chosen to be the Eminent Scholar of 2005 by the International Studies Association. A panel was devoted to her writing at the annual conference, March, 2005, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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As the dust settles from this year's Bursar's Benefit Auction, the Office of the Bursar staff would like to thank the entire College community for your support of our event. We did not make the goal we had hoped of $3000...instead we made $4158! That means $1386 each to the Tompkins County SPCA, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative. We could not have done it without your help.

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Now's the time to join the (free) alumni online community!

Why? Let's start with some immediate gratification. Join now and you'll get a very cool Ithaca travel mug (while supplies last). Just stop by the online community table in the Campus Center on Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19, between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. The other immediate and long term benefits of joining the online community are:

  1. Access to the entire searchable database of alumni. Important why? One word: JOB. It's a great networking tool.
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Biology Student Research Symposium

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 04/14/2005 

The Biology Student Research Symposium will take place April 26-28, 4:00-6:00 p.m., in CNS 112. Refreshments will be available beforehand, 3:45-4:00 p.m., in the first floor lobby. (Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reuse, reduce, recycle!)

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The Ithaca College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team returned to Ithaca as winners after participating in the Valley Forge, PA, SIFE USA regional competition on April 12, 2005. The event was one of 21 SIFE USA regional competitions being held across the United States in April.

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Below is a summary of results from the Student Campus Climate survey. Conducted in the spring of 2004, the objectives of the survey were to determine students’ general experiences at Ithaca College, attitudes and beliefs about diversity and multiculturalism, and experiences related to diversity at Ithaca College.

The Presidential Task Force on Diversity will consider the results of the survey as they continue to work on their final report to the President.

Peter Bardaglio
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

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KUDOS

Contributed by Mary Ann Rishel on 04/14/2005 

MARY ANN RISHEL (WRITING) TEACHES IN MIDDLE EAST

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Members of the Ithaca College community:

I was outraged and deeply saddened when I heard that acts of bias have once again taken place on our campus. This past weekend, explicit and angry racist graffiti were found written in several locations around the Towers Concourse and the rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride was stolen from the “free speech” flagpole.

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Erase the Hate Rally

Contributed by Brian McAree on 04/14/2005 

An Erase the Hate Rally and March will take place at the Free Speech Rock on Thursday, April 14, 2005, at noon, to respond to the continuing acts of prejudice on campus.

On Sunday, April 10, 2005, a West Tower resident witnessed a bias-related incident.

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Important Auction Time Changes

Contributed by Anne Woodard on 04/14/2005 

The Office of the Bursar joins President Peggy Williams in being deeply saddened by the recent acts of bias on our campus. In order to make it possible for our staff and other community members to attend both our live auction and the Erase the Hate rally, we have made the following changes in our auction times:

Silent auction will run 10:00 am to noon
Live auction will run 1:00-2:00 pm

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Linda Heyne received a Faculty Development Summer Research Grant for her
proposal, "Retrospective on Inclusive Recreation: The Impact of Early
Inclusion Experiences."

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All members of the Ithaca College community are invited to attend an open forum with the Core Experience Task Force, Thursday, April 28, 12:05-1:10 p.m. in Friends 210.

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