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Fall Swimming Lessons

Contributed by Nate Brisley on 08/20/2009 

The Ithaca College women's swimming and diving team is offering swimming lessons for all ages. There will be two sessions:

  • Session 1: September 8, 9, 10, and 11
  • Session 2: September 14, 15, 16, and 17 

Participants will be taught by a member of the team, either one-on-one or one instructor per two students, in four 45-minute lessons from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. each evening.

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Don Beachler, associate professor in the Department of Politics, has recently had two journal articles published:

"Victory and the Promise of Reform: Labor and the 2008 Election, Working USA"
The Journal of Labor and Society, June 2009

"Arguing about Cambodia: Genocide and Political Interest"
Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Fall 2009

Members of the Park School of Communications will be at an all-school retreat on Friday, August 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The dean's office as well as the Departments of Journalism; Television-Radio; Strategic Communication; and Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts will be closed during this time. They will reopen on Monday morning.

Karen Cleveland, procurement specialist in the purchasing office, recently passed the four required exams administered by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) to obtain her Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) certificate.

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Michael Whelan, an assistant professor of speech communication and legal studies faculty member, has been appointed by the chair of the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission to a two-year term as special magistrate. 

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CSCRE would like to welcome Miranda Cady Hallett as the new Assistant Professor for Latino/Latina studies at Ithaca College for 2009/2010.

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For the fifth straight year, Ithaca College is ranked at number seven among master’s universities in the north region by U.S. News and World Report. And for the second year in a row, Ithaca ranks sixth in that category in the "great schools, great prices" listing, based on offering a quality education at a reasonable cost.

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Register for the Fall Faculty Welcome Workshop, which will be held Saturday, August 29, from 9:00 a.m. through lunch in the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise. The theme is "Getting from Me to Them to Us." The registration deadline is Monday, August 24.

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The ITS Helpdesk will be open on Sunday, August 23, from noon to 5:00 p.m. We'll have a full-time staff member on duty as well as new Helpdesk students "learning the ropes." If you are in need of technology assistance that day, please feel free to call us at 274-3282 or stop by Muller Center 102.

For help with Apogee ResNet problems, please call 1-877-478-8893.

ITS Helpdesk

With the change from Exam System II to Remark software for Optical Scanning, ITS Computer Operations is pleased to announce new test scoring features and reports beginning Tuesday, August 25, 2009.

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The men's and women's rowing team is looking for motivated individuals to attend an informational meeting and try Crew as a varsity sport.  No previous rowing experience is necessary. 

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Student supervisors: do you have students who are 21 years and older and need to drive College-owned or leased vehicles on behalf of your department? Pass along the following information to your student drivers.

Please be sure to review the student driver handbook yourself so you are aware of what rules the students need to follow. Any procedure not followed could mean suspension of driving privileges for your student drivers.

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Students who need to drive College-owned and leased/rented vehicles are required to take a free, two-hour driver safety class, which will be conducted on campus by the College’s insurance company on the dates listed below for the fall semester. This policy is strongly recommended by the insurance company in the interest of student safety and sound risk management.

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The Cashiering Department will be closed on Thursday, August 20, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. so that staff may attend the all-College meeting.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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To celebrate one year of service and our new location in Friends 110, the SCRC will be giving away 10 FREE HP C8180 PhotoSmart Printers!

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Ithaca College will be holding one last orientation session for new, incoming students on Thursday, August 20, which precludes allowing other students to have access on that day.

Therefore, the registration system in HomerConnect will be unavailable to other students from Wednesday, August 19, at 11:59 p.m. through Thursday, August 20, at 11:59 p.m. and resume on August 21 at 12:01 a.m. through September 1.

Over the last several months, the Division of Finance and Administration has been conducting a strategic review of its organizational structure in the context of anticipated stress on the overall level of financial resources that will be available in the years ahead. 

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Career Services is pleased to announce that since August 12, 14 new jobs, 11 new internships and 6 part-time opportunities have been made available to Ithaca College students and alumni.  Full descriptions and application information can be found on eRecruiting:

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Please be advised that the food court in IC Square will be closed on Wednesday, August 19, for construction.

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Psychology professor Barney Beins has been named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

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