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Senior Card Sale Ends Today!

Contributed by Tiffany Casale on 03/30/2008 

Monday, March 31, will be the LAST DAY to purchase your senior card.

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On Thursday, April 3, at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for Natural Sciences, room 112, join B. Paige Lawrence, associate professor of environmental medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, to explore the topic, "Do Pollutants Make You More Susceptible to the Flu?"

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The Unity Project Sign-Up!

Contributed by Genevieve Labe on 03/30/2008 

Please join the Unity Council in celebration of the diverse community at Ithaca College. This celebration will focus on the construction and display of a large art installation representing the various forms of diversity that exists on our campus.

Sign up in the North Foyer on April 2 and 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.!

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Come work for ITS in the Fall!

Contributed by Lisa Efing-Guida on 03/30/2008 

Want an interesting job that looks great on your resume? Want to work in a place where you learn new things every day? Now is the time to apply to Information Technology Services (ITS).

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On Friday, April 25, the campus and community will unite for a Legacy of Service celebration in honor of the years of service that President Peggy R. Williams has given not only to the Ithaca College community, but to our neighbors and community at large.

On her inauguration day, we participated in the first Day of Service which, as campus volunteerism grew, evolved into the Celebration of Service. On Friday, April 25, we will once again come together through service to celebrate and honor President Williams on the occasion of her retirement.

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The Department of Writing and the School of Humanities and Sciences are pleased to welcome acclaimed essayist and critic Vivian Gornick as part of this semester's Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. She will read from her work on Tuesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Beeler Hall (room 3104) in the Whalen Center for Music. The reading is free and open to the public.

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David Turkon of the anthropology department presented a paper on his work among Sudanese "Lost Boys" refugees in Syracuse at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 26.

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On Tuesday, April 1, at noon, the Partnerships in Sustainability Education program continues to offer support for faculty who are interested in infusing sustainability-related content into their courses.

The "Sustainability Brown Bag" series is held on the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Gerontology Institute conference room, fourth floor of the Center for Health Sciences.

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Tuesday, April 2
12:10 p.m. in CNS 204

Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Donations welcome. Please remember to bring your own cup. Reduce/reuse/recycle for a sustainable campus.

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Celebrate LGBT Awareness Month

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 03/28/2008 

April is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Awareness Month.

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Ithaca College's chapter of STAND, the national student anti-genocide coalition -- in conjunction with Cornell University’s anti-genocide group, STARS -- will host "Dream for Darfur: A Two-Day Academic Symposium on the World's Darkest Olympics" on Saturday, April 5, and Monday, April 7.

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Presents for Peggy

Contributed by Deborah Mohlenhoff on 03/28/2008 

In lieu of traditional retirement gifts, the Presents for Peggy program will allow Ithaca College students, faculty, staff, and alumni to fulfill the wishes of local nonprofit organizations in honor of President Williams.

The gifts will provide necessary resources to help better the Ithaca community as a whole. The gifts will be presented at the 3:00 p.m. Celebration on the Campus Center Quad on Friday, April 25, 2008, where representatives from the non-profit organizations will be present. Wish lists may be found at Please fill out the form to participate.

Many of the items on the wish lists can be gathered through small donation drives or by collected small monetary donations from organization members. We hope that your office or department considers taking advantage of this exciting opportunity.

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College Circle Path

Contributed by Suzanne Smith on 03/28/2008 

A message from Brian McAree, Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life, and Robert Holt, Director of Public Safety

Recently, it has come to our attention that some students traveling to and from the Circle Apartments have been walking through the woods/gravel road on the east (back) side of the athletic fields instead of using the paved walkway on the west (front) side of the athletic fields.

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Dance Team Open Dance Classes!

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 03/28/2008 

Like to Dance?
Interested in the Dance Team?
Want a cheap, fun and local dance class?

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Contributed by Tanisha Graves for Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President for Human Resources

The Annual Salary Review process for non-bargaining unit staff and administration is now underway!

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TIAA-CREF One-on-One Sessions

Contributed by Natalia Pelttari on 03/28/2008 

We are pleased to announce the schedule of one-on-one counseling sessions with a representative from TIAA-CREF. Alicia Skaly, Individual Client Services Consultant, will be on campus twice a month to provide personalized advice and planning services to help you in pursuing your retirement goals.

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D.A.N. Online Community Launched!

Contributed by Michael Unis on 03/28/2008 

The national non-profit, Do Anything Nice (D.A.N.), has launched a new online community.

The national status of D.A.N. was founded at Ithaca College in 2005. It is the first student organization in Ithaca College's 116 year history to develop into a national non-profit.

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Traditional Housing Selection is here at last!

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The Ithaca College Library collection consists of over 350,000 items, plus 24/7 access to 150 databases containing journal articles, newspapers, statistics, audio files, and images.

To celebrate National Library week, April 13-19, we invite Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff to submit reviews of any book, DVD, sound recording, or database that enhances your scholarly work or personal life.

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Maksim Sipos '08 and associate professor Bruce Thompson published an article, "Electrodynamics on a Grid: The Finite-difference Time-domain Method Applied to Optics and Cloaking," in the April/May 2008 issue of the American Journal of Physics. This is a special "theme" issue on the role of computation in physics and physics teaching.

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