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President Peggy R. Williams is joining with other educators in committing to an effort to reduce and ultimately neutralize campus greenhouse gas emissions. Williams has become a charter signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, pledging to follow a set of timetables in pursuit of climate neutrality.

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On Thursday, May 10, the Delta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia -- a national all-male music fraternity -- presented retired IC faculty member Angus Godwin with the Orpheus Award. The Orpheus Award is the highest honor that the chapter can bestow upon a member of the community who has significantly contributed to the cause of music in America.

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ITS has recently decided not to release Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) to the campus community for the fall 2007 semester.

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Assistant professor of biology Marina Caillaud co-published an article in the Journal of Insect Science. Caillaud and her co-authors -- Stewart M. Gray, Mary Burrows, and Dawn M. Smith -- wrote the article, "Transmission of two viruses that cause Barley Yellow Dwarf is controlled by different loci in the aphid, Schizaphis graminum" in the journal's April 2007 issue (volume 7, number 25, pp. 1536-2442).

You can read the full text of the article at the journal's official site.

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On behalf of everyone who enjoyed a great picnic last Saturday, thank you to the following people who worked hard as part of the planning committee to make it all happen!

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We still have seats available on our July 28 bus trip to Darien Lake so book yours now! Seats are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Michael "Bodhi" Rogers, assistant professor of physics, has been selected as the new faculty trustee.

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Beginning late in the day on Wednesday, June 13th, users of Windows computers will be prompted to install a new version of the Novell client upon login. A new version is being deployed to provide maximum compatibility with Novell network services.

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Thanks to all who attended this year's IC Employee Picnic.

Special thanks go to Kris Shields, Sue Dubrave, Chris Haase, Deb Merriman, Vic Rosa, Rosemary Cobane, and Gossa Tsegaye. These people worked on plans for the picnic over the last eight months in preparation for this year's picnic.

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A school-record 16 Ithaca student-athletes have been named to District I all-academic teams this year. Nominees to the academic all-district teams, which are voted on by sports information directors, must be sophomores, juniors or seniors whose cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.2.

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We are pleased to announce that we have hired Catrina Decker as the new Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Dean in the School of Business.

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Due to construction work on the site of the new Gateway Building it is necessary to close the exterior walkway on the north side of Dillingham for a period of three weeks effective immediately.

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The next meeting for the informal education and support group for employees dealing with caregiving issues is scheduled for Friday, June 15, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (Gerontology Resource Room).

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The First Year Experience Coordinating Committee is pleased to announce the creation of the First Year Experience Website. Faculty and Staff can find all the information they need to answer questions for first year students on this new site.

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Engage your students (even more than you already do) by teaching core content through the lens of media literacy. As an Ithaca College staff or faculty member you can take this five-day workshop for free, July 9-13, if space is available. Also available for graduate credit.

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Gerontology Institute director John Krout and Peggy McKernan, research analyst in the institutional research department, co-authored a chapter in the Gerontology & Geriatrics Education journal (volume 26, number 4, 2007).

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Assistant professor of sociology Stephen Sweet's and Cleveland State University sociology professor Peter Meiksins' book, The Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy, has been accepted for publication in the "Sociology for a New Century" series of Pine Forge Press.

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Kim Dunnick, professor of music and chair of the performance studies department, presented a session at the recent International Trumpet Guild conference, held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 29 through June 2.

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The South Hill AA meeting will continue to meet at noon on Thursdays throughout the summer in the Phillips Room of the Chapel.

For more information about local AA meetings, call 273-1541 or access the WEEK AT A GLANCE schedule:

ITS will be making a “behind the scenes” change to a number of Pulsar accounts in order to consolidate and better organize user accounts on the Pulsar server (used for faculty file storage).

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