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Wireless Updates

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 08/21/2009 

With the help of Apogee Telecom, the IC wireless network has rapidly expanded over the summer. ITS and Apogee are pleased to announce that on Friday August 21, 2009, Apogee turned on the new student wireless network (IC-Students) in all residential halls!

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As the result of an ongoing dispute involving the primary contractor on the Athletics and Events Center and a Rochester-based union, there will likely be an informational leafleting campaign by members of the local trades council at the entrances to campus and around town during opening weekend, August 22–24.

It is important for the campus community to know and understand that this dispute does not involve Ithaca College employees, but rather the workers used by subcontractors of Pike Construction.

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Reminder -- Online Time Submission

Contributed by Donna Veres on 08/21/2009 

Just a reminder that nonexempt staff and students must now submit their hours worked on a weekly basis online through Parnassus. 

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Calling All Musicians!

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 08/21/2009 

Have you been wanting to play in orchestra since coming to college, but haven't had the time or the opportunity?

The Ithaca College Sinfonietta is a newly formed orchestral ensemble open to all Ithaca College and Cornell students. All string, wind, brass, and percussion players, both music majors and non-music majors, are encouraged to join--no audition is required.

The concert will be Sunday November 15th at 9pm and rehearsals will be held week on Mondays from 6-7:50pm in Presser rehearsal hall at the Whalen Center for Music on the Ithaca College Campus.

An Information session will be held Monday, August 31st at 6pm in Presser rehearsal hall.

If you are interested in participating please email Jesse Livingston at:

Wellness Clinic Reopens August 26

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 08/21/2009 

The Wellness Clinic will reopen for the semester at 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26. If you would like to become a member, go to our website ( and follow the "Join The Clinic" link. Fill out the health history form, which will automatically be e-mailed to us. We will get in touch with you.

Group Exercise classes will begin on Monday, August 31. All classes are included free with membership. If you would like to only participate in group exercise classes, we offer that type of membership as well.

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Whether you are seeking information on possible careers, actively looking for a local opportunity or starting your search for employment after graduation - join us in Emerson Suites!  Job, internship and volunteer opportunities will be shared during our annual fall career fair.  Students from all majors and class years are encouraged to attend this fair.

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"Behind the Scenes", an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Bruce A. North, will be on display August 24 and 25 at Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton. 

For a preview of the artwork go to

Guide Dog Comes to Campus

Contributed by Linda Uhll on 08/21/2009 

Ithaca College will have a new addition to the campus this fall semester -- a resident guide dog.

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Assistant professor Paul R. Geisler and clinical assistant professor Todd Lazenby recently published an article in the Athletic Training Education Journal (summer 2009, volume 4, no. 2), entitled "Clinical Reasoning in Athletic Training Education: Modeling Expert Thinking." The AETJ is a peer-reviewed, online journal for athletic training educators.

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

We hope this information is helpful in providing the best possible service to students.

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Please join us in wishing Bernie Rhoades happiness in retirement and a hearty farewell after 17 years with Information Technology Services at Ithaca College. We would like to invite any and all members of the campus community who have worked with or know Bernie to join us in a celebration on August 21, 2009 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in the Klingenstein Lounge.

Bernie first served Director of Technical Services in the then Office of Information Technology and then in his current position as Director, Network and Communication Services within Information Technology Services. His retirement is effective August 31, 2009.

Celebrate the start of our SENIOR YEAR at the IC'10 Luau-themed BBQ! 

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Financial Services has been working on revising the online travel authorization form and expense report form. These forms are used by individuals traveling on official College business.

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The Friends 110 Lab is re-opening Friday August 21, 2009 at 8 am and will operate according to the regular lab schedule.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Dean, Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

Patricia Zimmermann, codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) and professor of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, has just been named the Shaw Foundation Professor, an endowed chair, at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, the premier school of communications in Asia.

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Fall Swimming Lessons

Contributed by Nate Brisley on 08/20/2009 

The Ithaca College women's swimming and diving team is offering swimming lessons for all ages. There will be two sessions:

  • Session 1: September 8, 9, 10, and 11
  • Session 2: September 14, 15, 16, and 17 

Participants will be taught by a member of the team, either one-on-one or one instructor per two students, in four 45-minute lessons from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. each evening.

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Don Beachler, associate professor in the Department of Politics, has recently had two journal articles published:

"Victory and the Promise of Reform: Labor and the 2008 Election, Working USA"
The Journal of Labor and Society, June 2009

"Arguing about Cambodia: Genocide and Political Interest"
Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Fall 2009

Members of the Park School of Communications will be at an all-school retreat on Friday, August 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The dean's office as well as the Departments of Journalism; Television-Radio; Strategic Communication; and Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts will be closed during this time. They will reopen on Monday morning.

Karen Cleveland, procurement specialist in the purchasing office, recently passed the four required exams administered by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) to obtain her Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) certificate.

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