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Linda Heyne's article, "Take Back Your Time: Facilitating a Student-Led Teach-In," appears in the current issue of SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education. Heyne is an associate professor of recreation and leisure studies in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

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Provost/VPAA Kathleen Rountree recently received notice that Ithaca College has been selected to host the 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). In April, Rountree was invited to present a bid for Ithaca College to be a host site for this major annual academic conference, which typically attracts approximately 2,500 students and faculty. A team from Ithaca made a presentation to the NCUR Board of Governors, who then approved Ithaca College to host the 25th annual NCUR conference from March 30 to April 2, 2011.

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Submitted on behalf of Brian McAree, vice president for student affairs and campus life.

The Ithaca College Student Handbook is now online! There is a lot of valuable information in the handbook, including the student conduct code, policies, and residential life information, with which you should become familiar:

Ithaca College Student Handbook

The College is also required by law to provide information related to all federal and New York State laws, which are critical for you to know. The "Public Safety" section of the student handbook serves as the College's annual security report as required by federal law.

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Welcome Back

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 08/21/2008 

Posted on behalf of Brian McAree, vice president for student affairs and campus life.

Welcome to the 2008-2009 academic year!

As we begin a new year, the "Welcome Students" website can provide you with information and resources that will help you better navigate the endless possibilities at Ithaca College.

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There will be an introductory meeting for anyone interested in the men's or women's crew. The women will meet at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 26, in Textor 101. The men will meet immediately following at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 101, August 26.

No previous rowing experience is necessary!

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LGBTA Students in the Workplace!

Contributed by Cornell Woodson on 08/21/2008 

Attend the conference of the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, preparing, and empowering LGBTA college students and their allies for the workplace!

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New Lab and eClassroom Software

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 08/20/2008 

ITS has been working with many departments and professors over the summer to update the software in the labs to meet current curricular needs.

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The E-mail System Is Stable!

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 08/20/2008 

Thank you for your patience during the recent e-mail system migration. The vendor identified hardware issues that affected performance and access over the last few weeks.

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Ithaca College will officially welcome some 1,550 incoming students to campus on Monday, August 25, with the annual Convocation ceremony and community picnic. Convocation is slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. in Ben Light Gymnasium. For the 11th year, the ceremony will be followed by a picnic lunch designed to bring first-year students closer together with faculty, staff, and administrators.

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E Komo Mai

Contributed by Lindsey Stafford on 08/20/2008 

Come join IC After Dark in welcoming Ithaca College's newest class: the Class of 2012!

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. David E. Newman and Dr. Erin Hall-Rhoades.

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Pilates Returns to the Wellness Clinic

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 08/20/2008 

Pilates classes are again being offered at the Wellness Clinic. Johanna Goehner will be the instructor and the class will meet on Tuesdays between 1:30 and 2:15 p.m. The cost for the semester (14 classes) is $60.

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Indoor Pool Hours

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 08/20/2008 

The Indoor Pool will continue its summer hours (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) through Tuesday, August 26.

Starting Wednesday, August 27, we will switch to academic year hours; see below for more info.

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This is a reminder that an all-College staff meeting will be held Thursday morning, August 21, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Emerson Suites of the Campus Center. Refreshments will be available prior to the meeting.

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Wait list applications and Vacancy request forms will be available in the Office of Residential Life on Sunday, August 24, 2008.

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Join the Senior Class Giving Back team and volunteer for the Southern Tier AIDS Program's 10th AIDS Ride for Life '08. The event is scheduled for September 13, 2008, at the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway bike route.

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Senior Year Kick-off Party BBQ!

Contributed by Kay Cotton on 08/19/2008 

Seniors -- kick off your last year at IC by grillin' and chillin' at the first official senior event on Friday, August 29!

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The Vision of Do Anything Nice

Contributed by Ryan Salisbury on 08/19/2008 

New, Fresh, Exciting!

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Attend the conference of the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, preparing, and empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally (LGBTA) college students and their allies for the workplace! The Office of Career Services and the LGBT Center have partnered to secure a limited number of seats for Ithaca College students at this year's conference.

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Ithaca College senior Revital Roza's summer internship with Good Morning America may have an unexpected payoff. The ABC show is holding an American Idol-style contest pitting Roza and her funk-rock band the Rozatones -- comprising IC classmates -- against a fellow GMA intern.

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