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Planning Begins for a Special Event

Contributed by Marisa Kelly on 07/23/2009 

This coming October, Ithaca College will host an event titled "Difficult Dialogues," an event modeled after the national initiative by the same name, which describes itself as a "program designed to promote academic freedom and religious, cultural, and political pluralism on college and university campuses in the United States." Ithaca's "Difficult Dialogues" event is supported by an endowment that was given in honor of President Emerita Peggy Williams.

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Do you have students arriving on campus early who will need to drive a College vehicle?

For students arriving on campus prior to the start of classes, there will be a driver safety class offered on Monday, August 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The location has yet to be announced; watch for a future Intercom announcement.

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President Tom Rochon invites all Ithaca College employees to our traditional ice cream social on Wednesday, August 5, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Campus Center quad (rain location:  IC Square).

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Weight Watchers rolled out the new Momentum program for 2009, designed to help you modify the plan so that it works for you!

We have had a wonderfully successful initial 17-week series here at Ithaca College. One of our members has achieved Lifetime status; a couple others are close to their individual goals. Our group as a whole has dropped a total of 547.4 pounds -- and many members are keeping them off! Join us to find out how!


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For those arriving on campus prior to the start of classes, who have the need to drive a college vehicle, there will be a driver safety class offered on Monday, August 24, 2009 from 11 am to 1 pm, location to be announced - watch for Intercom announcement.

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As of July 21, the air conditioning system for the Campus Center is out of service. The Office of Facilities is making every effort to repair the air conditioning, but the system may be out of service for as long as two weeks.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 07/21/2009 

Quoted in the media: faculty members Stephen Sweet, Amanullah de Sondy, and Jeffrey Ives; staff members Pat O'Rear and Jaimie Voorhees; students Elizabeth Butterfield and Maddie Kennedy.  For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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Submitted for Mark Coldren, AVP for Human Resources

The new Oracle Time and Labor (OTL) system is ready to go live beginning with the pay period that starts on Monday, August 17, 2009.  Staff members will no longer submit paper Time Report Forms (TRFs) after that date.  All time will be reported through the new on-line OTL system.

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Submitted on behalf of Leslie W. Lewis, dean, School of Humanities and Sciences.

I am writing to announce changes in the leadership of the Ithaca Seminar program in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Faculty leadership of the program will be shared by Susanne Morgan, who will work primarily on curriculum and faculty development, and Danette Johnson, who will facilitate the program’s assessment efforts. Susanne will head up the Ithaca Seminar faculty advisory committee, and both will serve on the program’s executive committee.

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A Faerie among Us

Contributed by Judith Andrew on 07/20/2009 

Judith Andrew, music materials coordinator in the Ithaca College library, has just completed three weeks of performances as Titania, the Faerie Queen.

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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bashar Hanna as the associate provost for academic programs and initiatives. He comes to Ithaca College after serving as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kutztown University since 2005. 

Prior to that appointment, he held positions at DeVry University-Pennsylvania and Temple University in various leadership roles including assistant vice provost, associate dean, and dean.

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Submitted on behalf of President Tom Rochon.

I wish to announce a reorganization that has resulted in the Office of Marketing Communications moving from the Division of Institutional Advancement to the Division of Enrollment Management. Marketing communications joins the Office of Admission and Office of Student Financial Services in reporting to Eric Maguire, vice president for enrollment management.

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Peter Orlando, a recent graduate of Ithaca College, has been named to the United States National Team that will compete in the 2009 World Rowing Under-23 Championships, to be held July 23-26 in Racice, Czech Republic. The announcement was made Monday by USRowing, the national governing body for the sport of rowing. 

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Golf, Anyone? There's Still Time!

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 07/17/2009 

Rec Sports offers seven golf tournaments during the summer for anyone wanting to play. We have added one more for August at the Country Club of Ithaca.

Summer Golf Schedule

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There are still plenty of spaces open for your chance to receive a free carton of Friendly's ice cream! Please sign up to donate blood on July 21 in the Fitness Center from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please call 1-800-GIVELIFE to schedule an appointment, or stop by the day of the drive if you happen to have an hour to spare!

Do you sign timecards for a student employee but do not have a Student Supervisor Responsibility in Parnassus, (aka, the S.E.A.) ????

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The Friends 110 computer lab will be undergoing some renovations this summer and beginning Monday, July 20th our open lab hours will be held in Williams 210.

We will reopen Friends 110 on Monday, August 24th. Please see our summer schedule for more details on hours.


Do you ever wish you had more confidence? Are there times when you feel stressed about talking to large groups? Have you ever wanted help preparing for a speech?

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Farewell Reception for John Hickey

Contributed by Karenn Reeter on 07/16/2009 

The Ithaca College Library invites the Ithaca College community to a farewell reception for John Hickey on Thursday, July 23, from 1 pm -3 pm in the Library Staff Lounge in Gannett Center.

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Bill Fiorello Retirement Ceremony

Contributed by Cynthia French on 07/16/2009 

After 18 years of service, Bill Fiorello is retiring from Ithaca College, July 31, 2009.

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