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The following classes are now available for you to sign up for at the Fitness Center. These classes are taught by professional instructors.

All of these classes are for 10 weeks excluding Massage (6 weeks.) Flyers are available at the Fitness Center if you haven't decided what class you're interested in. You can sign up and pay at the front desk. The recsports website is not available with the current schedules.

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On Thursday, January 11, the Mail Service office will be participating in the Finance and Administration Winter Festival from 11:30AM – 3PM.
There will be limited services available on this date.
The Phillips Hall Post Office will be closed from 11:30AM-3PM

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On Wednesday, January 31st, from 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. in the Clark Lounge, the "Sustainability in the Community" academic partnership between Ithaca College and EcoVillage will offer a sustainability education training program. Jaimie Cloud, of the internationally-recognized Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, will conduct a hands-on, interactive workshop to help IC faculty teach the core content and habits of mind of an education for sustainability across the disciplines.

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Summer Grants for Faculty Research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis. Awards provide $3,350 in compensation for eight weeks of full-time research. Proposals are due in the Office of the Provost by February 15. Guidelines and application form may be found at

The Bookstore and Mac's will close at 10:30 AM on January 11th for staff development. We will resume normal winter break hours on Friday, January 12th, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

All-College Staff Meeting

Contributed by Eileen Jacobs on 01/03/2007 

President Williams invites staff and administrators to an all-college meeting on Friday, January 12 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Emerson Suites. In addition to brief updates on key topics, Karen Hutcheson from Segal/Sibson will present an update on her work with various aspects of our initiative regarding quality of work life for staff and administrators.

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Peter Bardaglio to Leave College

Contributed by Peggy Williams on 01/03/2007 

I wish to announce that Peter Bardaglio has informed me that he will be resigning as provost and vice president for academic affairs as of May 31, 2007. He will be on sabbatical for the spring semester, during which he plans to complete his book-length manuscript on the politics of daily life in the U.S. South after the Civil War as well as continue research on another project regarding sexuality and the law in the 19th-century South. He will not be returning to the College following his sabbatical.

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IC Choice Award Recipients - 2006

Contributed by Tanisha Graves on 01/03/2007 

Congratulations to this year’s IC Choice Award recipients! We are pleased to announce that 8 individual awards and 3 group awards were presented.

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The Tompkins County Legislature has appointed Paul Hamill, director of academic funding and sponsored programs, as the Tompkins County poet laureate for 2007. This is a great honor for Paul, whose published works include long poems, multipage narratives, meditations, monologues, a collection ("The Year of Blue Snow"), and three chapbooks: "Sainte Ariadne," "Last Things at Night," and "Winter Mind").

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The Recreational Sports website is not available at this time. Please note the Indoors Pool hours during break.

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Fitness Center Hours

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 01/02/2007 

The Recreational Sports website is not available at this time. Please note the Fitness Center hours during intercession.

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The next meeting for the informal education and support group for employees dealing with care giving issues is scheduled for Friday, January 5, 2007, noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (Gerontology Resource Room).

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Ithaca Strikes Gold -- Twice!

Contributed by Tom Torello on 01/02/2007 

Ithaca College has been awarded two gold and one bronze Accolade Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

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Happy Holidays from Career Services. We hope that your finals went well and that a restful break is ahead of you. Here's the latest roundup of information from Opportunity Knocks, the Career Services enews site.

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iService Down

Contributed by Debra Gregg on 12/22/2006 

The TMA iService Request Center will be down Wednesday, January 3rd in the AM.

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Cory Brown's essay "Notes on the Role of the Arts in a Technocratic Culture," which he presented in Hyderabad last year at the International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society, has been published in that organization's journal and is available online. He's Associate Professor in the Writing Department.

Gino Bona, a 1995 television-radio graduate, is one of 12 finalists for the NFL's inaugural "Pitch Us Your Idea For The Best Super Bowl Commercial Ever. Seriously" contest.

Bona beat out over 10,000 contestants for a spot among the 12 finalists.

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Indoor Pool Hours for Winter Break

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 12/20/2006 

The Indoor Pool will reopen for Rec Swim on Monday, January 15th.

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Parnassus Financials Newsletter

Contributed by Jo Anne Rosato on 12/20/2006 

The November-December Parnassus Financials Newsletter is now available.

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Do you want to make a difference for Ithaca College while earning extra cash?

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