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The Roy H. Park School of Communications has begun its Internal Transfer Application process for the 2009-2010 academic year.  The process was recently revised and new application forms are available outside the Dean's Office on the third floor of Park Hall or by visiting:

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Faculty and staff who may have reason to drive College-owned or rented vehicles must arrange to have their driver record checked once every two (2) academic years and be at least 21 years of age. However, students must submit a form annually (once every 12 months). 


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Mu Phi Epsilon (coeducational), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (all-male), and Sigma Alpha Iota (all-female) are the only fraternities recognized by Ithaca College. They will begin their membership recruitment periods on Monday, September 14.

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The fall 2009 issue of the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services newsletter is now available.

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite all faculty members to attend a workshop designed to assist in the development of faculty-led, short-term study-abroad programs for Ithaca College students.

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Short-term study abroad programs are an important component of the overseas study options available to Ithaca College students. The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite faculty and staff members to submit proposals for new and repeat short-term study abroad programs for winter, spring break, or summer 2010. 

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Cathy Crane, associate professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, received a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Film.

Her recent short film, Adrift, screened as part of New Filmmakers series at Anthology Film Archives in New York City and was juried to screen at Newport Mills in Newport, New Hampshire, from August 8 to November 7, 2009, as part of the "H2O: Film on Water" art exhibit. This film project received support from the provost's office for creative and small project grants.

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Scott Hamula, associate professor and director of the integrated marketing communications program, proposed and moderated a panel, "Working Social Media before It Works You: Best Practices for Advertising and Public Relations," at the 2009 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) convention in Boston in August.

Jack Powers, assistant professor in the Department of Television-Radio, also presented a paper at the conference, titled "Depictions of Minority Characters on Popular Children's Cable Programs: A Content Analysis."

A short documentary that Park Productions produced, titled "Truth and Consequence," about experiments with children, screened at the ReelHeART International Film Festival in Toronto this summer. The video won third place in the short documentary category.

Park Productions is a professional production unit based in the Park School of Communications. It provides students with real-world experience in a variety of media.

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This program is designed for current Ithaca College students who decide that, after they arrive here and select a major, they might like to become elementary school teachers.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants support direct course improvement as well as interdisciplinary projects. Proposals are due in the Office of the Provost by September 15 and November 15 for fall and spring implementation, February 15 for spring and summer implementation, and April 15 for summer and fall implementation.

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IC's Model United Nations team is looking for a few good delegates.

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Posted on behalf of the Bureau of Concerts.

The Bureau of Concerts (BOC) has its first show of the year lined up for Sept. 18th in Emerson Suites with The Mountain Goats and we need your help! As always volunteers will get free entrance to the show and we'll make sure to feed you at the end of the night.

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Study Abroad Info Sessions

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 09/04/2009 

Are you interested in studying abroad? Come to one of our info sessions! The Options for Study Abroad at Ithaca College sessions give an overview of all of the study abroad options available to you. The London Center sessions will give you a detailed glimpse of what a semester or summer abroad in London would be like. Come learn more about your study abroad options!

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All student payroll checks will now be mailed to the individual students local and on campus addresses

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Career Services is pleased to announce Kaplan Scholarships for free GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT Kaplan Prep Courses.

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New and returning faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to sign up for Ithaca College's Emergency Notification System (ENS) prior to the test of the system that will take place during the noon hour on Thursday, September 10.

The ENS uses voice, e-mail, and text messaging to provide time-sensitive information and details on appropriate responses during critical situations.

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Stephen Sweet, associate professor of sociology; IC student Justine Lewis '11; and Judi Casey of Boston College have published their article, "Connecting Motherhood to Work: Teaching Resources and Strategies," in the journal Women’s Studies Quarterly

The article will appear in the fall/winter 2009 issue. 

Learn to Row Clinic

Contributed by Becky Robinson on 09/03/2009 

The Ithaca College Crew coaching staff will be offering a Learn to Row Clinic on Saturday, September 12, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Haskill Davidson Boathouse. It is free and open to all Ithaca College faculty and staff.

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Notice to Student Employees

Contributed by Donna Veres on 09/03/2009 

Due to a printing error, student payroll checks for September 4 do not display the total hours worked. You can find this information on your online payslip in Parnassus. When you log into Parnassus, click on "IC Student Employee Self Service" and then on "Payslip Information."

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