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Ithaca College Natural Lands (ICNL) serves as an advisory board to the vice-president for finance and administration for the stewardship of Ithaca College's natural areas.

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Student Volunteers from the annual Community Plunge program will team up with Family & Children's Service of Ithaca for a “Back to School Bonanza” school supply drive and fundraiser today and Saturday, from 9am to 2pm, at Staples at 742 South Meadow St.

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The Hammond Health Center will not be open for overnight care, closing from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on the following 13 days, due to a temporary staffing shortage:

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The fifth annual "Out of the Closet and onto the Screen" film series will begin on Thursday, August 30, with a showing of "Transgeneration." The film chronicles the lives of four college students who address the challenges of college life while simultaneously coping with the personal challenges of undergoing gender transition. The screening will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102.

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TCAT Inc. is pleased to announce the extension of the night service to Ithaca College. The last bus is now scheduled to depart Green Street at 1:47 a.m.

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Classes begin on Wednesday, August 29, at 8:00 a.m. This is a reminder that they meet on a Monday schedule for that day only. In addition, please check the classroom location of your courses using HomerConnect, as there have been numerous classroom changes over the summer.

Fitness Center Fall Hours and More

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 08/23/2007 

Fitness Center Academic Hours begin Saturday, August 25.

Don't forget to check out all of the classes the fitness Center has to offer this semester.

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Next Monday, August 27, at 3:00 p.m. you are invited to the ESP Ice Cream Party outside on the second floor of the Center for Natural Sciences, facing the Park Quad -- or inside by the Environmental Resource room in the event of bad weather. Come say hi to your old friends and meet new ones!

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Submitted on behalf of the Faculty/Staff Campaign Committee

We invite you to share your pride in Ithaca College with the entire campus community. We're putting together a list (à la the Late Show with David Letterman) of the "Top 10 Reasons We Love Working at IC," and we welcome your thoughts—from the poignant to the hilarious—about why IC is a great place to earn a paycheck.

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Ithaca College faculty and staff members will receive the first test messages from the new Emergency Notification System (ENS) on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 23. A test message will be sent to all faculty and staff e-mail accounts and to office telephones whose numbers are listed in the campus phone directory—those who do not have the telephone at their desk listed in the directory will not receive the test message by phone.

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Please note that a section of F-lot will be reserved for Board of Trustees and special guests who plan to attend and participate in Convocation on Monday, August 27.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Academic Support Services Top Ten FAQ

Contributed by Linda Uhll on 08/22/2007 

There are many services available on campus to support students with disabilities and faculty members. The following is a list of frequently asked questions.

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The Ithaca College Student Handbook is now online and may be accessed at

There is a lot of valuable information in the handbook, including the student conduct code, policies, and residential life information, with which you should become familiar.

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Publish and Flourish!

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 08/22/2007 

Tara Gray presents her well-known faculty workshop "Publish and Flourish!" on Saturday, September 8, from 9 to 3 in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center.

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On Tuesday, August 28th, there will be a mandatory meeting for all sport clubs in order to register for 2007-2008.

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Free preschool, child care center for 3 to 5 year old child. Deadline is Thursday August 23rd @ 5pm if you are interested in the Head Start Program opening at Longview.

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On Friday, September 7, the crew coaches and athletes will be offering a Learn to Row Clinic for Ithaca College Faculty and Staff from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. For more information, contact Becky Robinson at 4-3145 or

Wellness Clinic

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 08/21/2007 

Keep that summer workout routine going or start a fitness program this fall semester by joining the Ithaca College Wellness Clinic.

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Welcome new and returning students!

We are staffing the Phillips Hall Post Office (Union Post Office) and the Mail Center during the weekends of August 25th and 26th and Sept. 1st and 2nd from 10:30AM-4:45PM to provide you additional opportunity to pick up your packages. You must present your college ID to pick up your packages.

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Important Message from the Provost

Contributed by David Maley on 08/20/2007 

I write to inform the Ithaca College community that Howard Erlich, who has served since 1988 as dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, has informed me of his intention to retire from that position at the conclusion of the 2007–8 academic year. He will be on sabbatical leave during 2008–9, and will have the opportunity to return to the faculty in the Department of Speech Communication in the fall of 2009.

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