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Undergraduates Eric Callahan and Bryan Reynolds publish paper with Tom Pfaff (Math Dept). The paper, The Interleague Home Field Advantage, appeared in the May issue of By The Numbers, which is The Newsletter of the SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) Statistical Analysis Committee.

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Dell Laptop Battery Recall

Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 08/16/2006 

Please be aware of a recent Dell announcement of a world-wide recall for a large number of rechargeable laptop batteries that Dell has determined may pose a safety risk. Dell makes the following statement with regard to affected batteries: "Batteries subject to recall should not be used while awaiting a replacement battery pack from Dell. You may continue to use your notebook computer using the AC adapter power cord originally provided with your notebook."

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The Phillips Hall Post Office renovations have been completed. The post office will be closed at noon today so the move from Friends Hall to Phillips Hall can take place. Mail service will resume tomorrow morning. We apologize for the interruption of mail services and any inconvenience this may cause.

BalanceWorks Program

Contributed by Deborah Merriman on 08/16/2006 

Submitted for: Cheryl A. Freer, Director of Benefits

As we begin the new academic year, the Office of Human Resources would like to remind you about the valuable benefits that are available to benefits-eligible employees and their eligible dependents through the College’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

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Intra-campus/departmental envelopes (manila-colored letter and flat size envelopes) are purchased by General Services for sending documents between campus departments because of their ability to be reused numerous times. Five thousand envelopes are purchased annually allowing for up to 48 transactions per envelope between departments, which supports the College’s sustainability initiative. They can be ordered through the Print Shop online catalog with no charge to departments. It is important when sending these envelopes to include the department name of the recipient on the appropriate line instead of their office location.

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Deborah A. Nawoczenski of the Ithaca College Department of Physical Therapy, Rochester, New York was the recipient of the 2006 Roger Mann, MD Award at this year’s American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Summer Annual Meeting. This prestigious award is given in recognition of the best basic clinical paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Summer Meeting.

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite faculty and staff members to submit proposals for new short-term study abroad programs for the winter, spring break, or summer 2007.

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This is a reminder that an all-College staff meeting will be held Thursday morning, August 24, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Emerson Suites of the Campus Center.

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The Fall Orientation schedule is now available! Formerly known as "Continuing Orientation," the Fall Orientation Program opens with E. Komo Mai, an informal picnic for all new students, and also includes Convocation and the First-Year Reading Initiative group meetings.

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Great job to all the Fitwell IC participants! Keep up the hard work! Make sure to visit the web site – – and take note of all your colleagues who are participating in Fitwell IC. While making fitness and wellness a part of their healthy lifestyle, they are energizing their mind, body and spirit… and HAVING FUN!

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The Fitwell Program and the Fitness Center personal training staff will conduct a FREE exercise equipment orientation session on Monday, August 14th from 12pm-12:45pm in the Fitness Center Exercise Area.

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A paper co-authored by Michael Haaf and Ithaca College undergraduate Meredith Cummings was published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a leading, peer-reviewed chemistry journal. The paper, entitled "Rapid Self-Assembly of Core-Shell Organosilicon Microcapsules within a Microfluidic Device," represents a collaboration between the chemistry department at Ithaca College and Professor D. Tyler McQuade's research group at Cornell University. The full reference is: Steinbacher, J. L.; Moy, R. W. Y.; Price, K. E.; Cummings, M. A.; Roychowdhury, C.; Buffy, J. J.; Olbricht, W. L.; Haaf, M.; McQuade, D. T. /J. Am. Chem. Soc./ *2006*,/128/, 9442-9447. (Follow this link to read the paper:

New or returning, faculty or staff member, the Center for Faculty Excellence welcomes you for the fall semester.

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Fitness Center End-of-Summer Hours

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 08/11/2006 

Please note the NEW hours for the Fitness Center as of Friday, August 11.

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If you travel for Ithaca College, complete travel related forms, approve or process transactions for those employees who do travel then you will be interested in reading this month's edition!

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The Caring and Sharing Committee of the Ithaca College Staff Council is pleased to be able to offer back-to-school assistance again this year for Ithaca College employees' children.

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The student and parent schedules for the August New Student Orientation are now available.
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iMPrint Magazine: College Life's Internet Magazine - is now accepting applications for editor positions for the 2006-2007 publishing year.

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Ithaca was well represented in the 4th annual Cayuga Lake Triathlon held at Taugannock Park in Trumansburg, NY on Aug 6, 2006. Andrew Getzin, MD, Kathy Davie, RN, Erica Weiss, RN, Monica Anderson, RN, Eldgride Anderson, MD, Kent Scriber, ATC, EdD, Kirk Swenson, Karen Hollands, Ryan Orser, Garrett Borden and Wendy Robertson, MD, were all involved.

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Ithaca College's Relay For Life team, IC Hope, represented the College well at the county's recent Relay. Thanks to the generosity of many, many members of the College community, IC Hope raised $14,400 for the cause, capturing the first place team fundraising title.

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