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All sustainability-inspired faculty and EcoVillage educators (and the frankly curious) are invited to the annual Faculty Development Retreat for the Partnerships in Sustainability Education program at EcoVillage, August 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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As recently announced in Intercom the campus wireless network, ICAirnet, will soon be upgraded. The cutover to the new wireless network has been moved from Friday, August 8th to Wednesday, August 13th. The existing wireless network will be unavailable on Monday, 8/11 and Tuesday, 8/12 in preparation for the upgrade.

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Eight new members have been elected to the Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame. The annual induction ceremony will be held September 20 in the Emerson Suites on campus as part of Ithaca's homecoming weekend.

The eight inductees represent 10 sports. Joining the Hall of Fame will be Linda Buettner, Jo Burruby '84, John Gemmell '98, Leslie Greene '98, Walt Judd '56, Ed Mahoney '95, John Sacchi '66, and Sandy VanBenschoten.

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Ithaca College will add women's golf to its intercollegiate athletic program and has hired the program's first coach. The addition of women's golf, which will bring the College's number of varsity sports to 26 (12 men's sports, 14 women's sports), was announced by Ken Kutler, director of intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports, as part of Ithaca's continuing efforts to maintain compliance with Title IX.

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A small section of the campus access road, from the entrance to the R lot (by the Garden Apartments) to the main campus loop road, will be closed August 5, 6, and 7 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

This closure is necessary to complete work being done in the C lot.

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The indoor pool will not be open for recreational swim on Monday, August 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Golf at Catatonk?

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 07/30/2008 

We have plenty of room left in the last summer golf series organized by the Office of Recreational Sports. Catatonk is ONLY $38 to play and the format is "captain and mate." The cost includes breakfast, greens fees, golf cart, fun, and a great chicken barbecue afterward.

You don't have to be a good golfer to play -- just come and enjoy a fun day of golf!

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Please note the Fitness Center and the outdoor pool will be closed on Sunday, August 3.

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There will be a HomerAdmin navigation training session offered on Wednesday, July 30, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Staff members who are new to Ithaca College and have received no prior training on Homer should sign up by e-mailing

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E-mail Migration Date Changed!

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 07/28/2008 

The e-mail system migration date has been moved to the weekend of August 8.

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It is with great excitement that the Student Government Association announces that it has selected Katie Pangburn '09 as its event planning coordinator. This position is in charge of leading SGA's event planning initiative.

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President Tom Rochon invites all Ithaca College employees to the traditional summer ice cream social on Monday, July 28, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Campus Center quad.

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The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is a series of interactive workshops designed to help students develop and refine personal leadership skills. This campus program is coordinated by staff in the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement, which is seeking presenters from our campus community.

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A poster session highlighting the accomplishments of the students in this summer's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in Virtual Reality, Robotics, and Visualization will be held on Thursday, July 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Clinicians in the Rochester area attended a three-day continuing education course offered at Ithaca College's Rochester Center.

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[Editor's note: The migration date is now scheduled for August 8-9. Please see this July 28 Intercom posting for updated details.]

ITS has tentatively scheduled the e-mail system migration to begin the afternoon of Friday, August 1. This migration is scheduled to precede the campuswide power outage on Sunday, August 3. E-mail users will be without access to Ithaca College e-mail during the migration and the power outage.

This timing is not definite yet and the switch to the new e-mail system may not happen until the weekend of August 8. Please see a recent Intercom article regarding these changes.

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Got something to say about alcohol? Consider making a public service announcement!

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Accounts Payable and Travel Services would like to announce that Ithaca College will be switching credit card providers in January 2009.

Our current card provider, GE Corporate Payment Services, recently was purchased by American Express; to continue with that card program, Ithaca College would be required to switch from MasterCard to American Express. We have chosen not to continue with American Express because it is not as widely accepted as Visa or MasterCard.

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Many of you are currently making arrangements for staffing for fall opening. Some offices will need to bring their student workers back early to support opening operations. Please review our guidelines as you begin to plan.

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We've released the Beta 2 version of myHome, the new Web portal we're developing for faculty, staff, and students -- and we would like your help in testing this latest version.

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