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Adoption Support Group

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 11/01/2006 

The Ithaca College Adoption Support Group will meet on Tuesday, November 7 at 12:10 in the Campus Center Conference Room.

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The Culture of Disability

Contributed by Monica McGavin on 11/01/2006 

We are excited to announce that a course addressing the culture of disability will be offered by the occupational therapy department this spring.

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John Weber and Linda Heyne recently presented at the National Recreation and Park Association Congress in Seattle.

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We invite all Ithaca College employees to take a few minutes during the month of November to let your colleagues know that you appreciate the difference they make in the quality of work life here at IC.

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In a clean sweep of major awards at the 85th annual National College Media Convention in St. Louis, October 25–29, the Ithacan came home with a Pacemaker Award, an Online Pacemaker Award and a First Place, Best of Show Award.

This is the first time a paper has won all three awards in the history of the convention.

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Contributed by Nancy Kotmel on 10/31/2006 

Registration for Winter Session begins Monday, November 6.

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Ithaca College Theatre will present Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis’s “Urinetown: The Musical,” winner of three Tony Awards. Evening performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, and Nov. 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, and 11. Matinees will be offered at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 11. All performances will be held in the Hoerner Theatre, Dillingham Center.

Tickets range in price from $4.50 to $10.00 and can be purchased by calling the Ithaca College Theatre box office at (607) 274-3224, the Clinton House at (607) 273-4497, or by visiting Group discounts are available. Patrons are encouraged to bring canned goods to the theater for distribution to those in need.

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On-Campus tickets sales are now closed. There will be no more ticket sales on campus. No tickets will be available on the day of the game.

Sponsored by Buzzsaw Haircut

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Assistant Professor Tom Nicholson, Television-Radio, worked on the upcoming two-hour documentary "The Gold Rush." The show will air Monday, November 6 at 9 p.m. on PBS.

Nicholson served as an editorial consultant on research, script development, and editing for director Randall MacLowry. He also recorded background dialogue and sound effects for the project. The documentary covering the tumultuous California gold rush is narrated by Michael Murphy and includes interviews with writer Isabel Allende, Professor of Native American Studies Frank LaPena, and eleven historians including J.S. Holliday.

For more information on "The Gold Rush," visit:

Deborah Montgomery-Cove, a professor of music performance at the Ithaca College School of Music, will present a free evening exploring the music of Poulenc on Sunday, November 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. Pianist Charis Dimaras will collaborate.

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Shuhan Duo In Concert

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 10/30/2006 

The Shuhan Duo--flutist Elizabeth Shuhan and Alex Shuhan playing the French horn--will be joined by pianist Jennifer Hayghe for a free recital entitled “Sonatas, Musings, and Trios” on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall at Ithaca College. Their program includes a trio by Madeline Dring, “Musings for Horn and Piano” by IC faculty composer Dana Wilson, Prokofiev’s flute sonata, and duos by Johannes Brahms.

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As we make that transition from Fall to Winter, now is the perfect time to dig through your drawers or sort through your closet and find those clothes that you never wear or those blankets you never use and donate them to those in need this Winter season!

Help Tompkins County meet its goal of collecting 2,000 blankets to keep Ithaca residents warm this season by participating in the Share the Warmth campaign right here on campus.

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On Thursday, November 2 at 7:00p.m. in the Park Auditorium, IC will present a public screening of "An Inconvenient Truth", the acclaimed documentary about global warming. This film screening will be followed by a faculty-led discussion forum about climate change, global warming, sustainability, and personal action.

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All are welcome to the Klingenstein Lounge where we will hear the three finalists speak on the topic "Privacy and Freedom in the Information Age."

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Tickets for this year's Cortaca Jug football game will go on sale at 7 pm on Oct. 30 on both Ithaca and Cortland's campuses.

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Submitted for Cheryl A. Freer

We are pleased to update you on Ithaca College’s participation in Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions. The College joins with 40 other colleges and universities in this higher education consortium providing unique, affordable, sustainable, and quality solutions to the important issues surrounding retiree health care. In the first stage of implementation eligible retirees who are 65 and over have the option this fall of enrolling in one of the Emeriti retiree medical plan options for coverage effective January 1, 2007. As we move forward through several stages of implementation of this new plan, we encourage both active faculty and staff members and retirees to learn about this new benefit by reading the communications, attending informational meetings, and taking advantage of informational resources through the Emeriti call center and website.

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"Unseen Hands: Women Printers, Binders, and Books Designers," an exhibition catalog written by Rebecca Warren Davidson (Art History) has won the Arline Custer Memorial Award of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) for the best publication of 2005.

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Applications for Bookstore student employment for winter break are now being accepted.

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On Halloween – Tuesday, October 31st from 5pm-7pm, Ithaca College is hosting its first annual Trick Or Eat!: A trick or treat for hunger.

We are looking for volunteers that are willing to canvas assigned areas on the South Hill, collecting canned food from local residents. The donations will be given to a local soup kitchen. We are also looking for volunteers who are willing to drive, and pick up the collected food from students in the neighborhood and bring it back to IC. If you are interested, contact Alex Rosenblatt at or (973) 943 8803.