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Contributed for: Cheryl Freer, Director of Benefits

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to let you know that HealthNow will begin processing Ithaca College claims from their Buffalo Customer Service Center which will allow representatives to be available to members later in the evening. Effective September 26, 2005, the customer service hours will be from 8:30am to 9pm, Monday - Friday.

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The Office of Career Services is pleased to announce that Ms. Terri Moore, the national college relations program manager for Time Warner Cable will be visiting Ithaca College on Thursday, October 6, 2005 as an employer-in-residence.

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Defensive Driving

Contributed by Dayna Schreckengost on 09/22/2005 

Once again, the Office of Alumni Relations is offering our Defensive Driving course to local alumni and the IC Community.

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During the "Caribbean: Race & Migration" series, the library is making available selected resources by the main floor circulation desk. The first items there are IC student anthropologists' reports from field work in the Caribbean diring the 70s.

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson's drama previews Sept. 27th and plays through October 8th in Dillingham's Clark Theatre. To purchase tickets ($4.50 -$10 each) call 274-3224.

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The Ithaca College School of Musicís Concert and Symphonic Bands will give a joint concert on Thursday, September 29th at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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ALL Ithaca College Students, faculty and staff MUST have a TICKET in hand for admission to the Ithaca/Cortland Football game on Saturday, November 12.

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Ithaca College has launched several new initiatives to assist those affected by Hurricane Katrina. The College will make a direct institutional contribution to a student-organized fund-raising campaign, allow for employees to donate vacation time toward relief efforts, and provide paid time off for employees to volunteer with relief agencies.

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New Rates for AV Services

Contributed by Phil Huber on 09/21/2005 

Effective January 1, 2006 the rates for chargeback for audio visual production labor cost will rise to $8.50 an hour per technician to keep pace with the increase in the minimum wage.

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Stephen Sweet's article "Practicing Radical Pedagogy: Balancing Ideals with Institutional Constraints." will be published in the forthcoming book Excellent Teaching in the Excellent University: The Search for Voice Among Faculty and Students (Jerome Rebow [ed.]. Academic Press).

Gladys Ward to Retire

Contributed by Nancy Pringle on 09/21/2005 

After almost 25 years of service to Ithaca College, Gladys Ward, risk manager, will be retiring on October 14. Gladys will be moving to Princeton, New Jersey and then on to her home in Delaware. Gladys has developed a very customer-oriented risk management department during her time at the College and her presence will be missed by those who have worked closely with her over the years.

Susan Weisend, art, was invited to participate in a group exhibition of prints at the Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC, in July, 2005.

Her work was also part of a print portfolio exhibited in Berlin, Germany, in September, 2005.

Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 for non-fiction readings by Bob Klier and student Sarah Roe of the Department of Writing. An open reading will follow.

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All faculty, staff, and administrators -- we need your help!

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Career Services is pleased to announce a special screening of the CNN documentary that follows four Teach For America teachers in some of our nationís toughest schools.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that Ms. Edna Novak will be visiting campus on Monday, September 26 to provide students with information about the Teach For America program.

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Professor of Politics Asma Barlas presented a talk on "Women Encountering
the Qur'an: Scripture, Reading, and Authority," in the Islamic Studies Program
of George Mason University, Virginia, on Sept. 19th.

Her book chapter, "Globalizing Equality: Muslim Women, Theology, and
Feminisms," has been published in On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the
Global Era, Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone (ed.), NY: The Feminist Press, 2005.

Academic Advising Workshop

Contributed by Rosalie Fitzgerald on 09/21/2005 

During the 2005-06 academic year, the Office of the Provost and the Center for Faculty Excellence will offer a series of 3 workshops on academic advising. You are cordially invited. The series opens on September 26th with a workshop to be given by Denise Benjamin-McDermitt, assistant registrar, on all the forms, processes, and elements of Degree Navigator you will need to keep in mind when advising a student.

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Orange Friday! 9-30-2005

Contributed by Beth Harris on 09/21/2005 

The Students for a Just Peace write:

We are calling on all students and faculty members who oppose the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to unite and make our voices heard through a day of education. Events will be held on the Commons, as well as at Cornell and Ithaca College starting at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2005, when we meet at the Textor Ball to march down to the Commons to kick off Orange Friday.

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Fall 2005 Enrollment Report

Contributed by Christopher Knauer on 09/20/2005 

The fall 2005 Enrollment Report is available at: http://www.ithaca.edu/registrar/enrollment.htm.

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