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Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) for Windows was recently released by Microsoft. As with all new product releases, thorough testing and evaluation must be done to ensure that the software functions properly in our environment. Particularly with Web browsers, it's important that our major systems such Homer, Parnassus and Blackboard, to name a few, are certified to work with new browsers.

IE8 is still under early evaluation by ITS and at this time it is recommended that users NOT install IE8 on college-owned computers in order to avoid compatibility issues with campus applications.

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As of May 29, 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 they will not be able to complete repairs to the until approximately Wednesday, June 3.

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The 2009-10 Internal Catering Guide is now available. Please call the Office of Conference and Event Services at 274-3313 or e-mail if you wish to obtain an updated guide.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 05/29/2009 

Quoted in the media: Faculty members Annemarie Farrell, Michael McCall, and Jeff Cohen. 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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Ithaca men's lacrosse coach Jeff Long has been elected to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The eight-member class of inductees was chosen from a group of 24 finalists and the newest hall of famers will be inducted November 7 in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

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Attention college-owned Mac Users:

The problem with Office updates for Macs that was recently posted to Intercom has now been resolved. Microsoft Office updates should now successfully download and install, either during the automatic weekly check for updates, or when launching an Office program and choosing "Check for Updates" from the Help menu.

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VIP packages for the Ithaca Community Fireworks Show on July 2 are now available, according to Fran Benedict, chair of the volunteer committee that organizes the fireworks show. Benedict said invitations are being sent to previous fireworks supporters and potential VIPs, but anyone in the community is eligible to become a "Very Important Patron" of the fireworks.

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Frank W. Musgrave, professor of economics, recently published "Government as Anti-Poverty Facilitator in the USA: Static Inequality Gap," in the Journal of Education Finance, spring 2009 issue.

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Due to popluar demand of the first pilates class that was offered, we will be offering another class on Thursdays.

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Outdoor Pool and Water Aerobics

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 05/28/2009 

The outdoor pool opens this Saturday, May 30.

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Farewell to Priscilla Quirk

Contributed by Deborah Harper on 05/28/2009 

Please join us for a reception in the Clark Lounge on June 8, 1:00 3:00 p.m. 

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Ithaca College housing looks to be significantly over target due to the size of the incoming class. As such, the Office of Residential Life recognizes the need to create additional space in traditional housing for these students. The Office of Residential Life has approved all students who have applied to move off-campus up to this point, but we anticipate the need for more available spaces. In order to address this significant need, the Office of Residential Life is offering returning students, holding on-campus housing assignments, several options to consider for fall 2009.These options include:



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At its May meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees granted promotions from associate to full professor to Srijana Maskey Bajracharya, Alka Bramhandkar, Nancy Cornwell, Craig Cummings, Katharine Kittredge, Janice Levy, and Thomas Swensen; tenure and promotion from assistant to associate professor to Anna Larsen; and promotion from assistant to associate professor to Karen Edwards.

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Ithaca Festival Buttons will be available free to all registered Summer Session I students on Thursday, May 28.

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Elisabeth Nonas, associate professor and chair of the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, will attend the 2009 Game Education Summit Conference, to be held June 16-17 at Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center in Pittsburgh.

The summit promotes dialog between academia and industry. Nonas will speak on a panel titled, "Should Game Writing Be Part of the Curriculum?"

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Associate Professor of Psychology Leigh Ann Vaughn gave four oral presentations of research at two professional conferences in April and May 2009.

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Follow the Bombers on Twitter

Contributed by Michael Warwick on 05/26/2009 

Fans can now follow the official Twitter feed for Ithaca Bombers sports news. Just log on to and follow @BomberSports.

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The Oracle Time and Labor (OTL) online system to capture time worked at Ithaca College continues to be on schedule for implementation in August 2009. Recently we shared a description of a key element of this system -- Paid Time Away (PTA). We would like to thank the many folks who called with questions and provided feedback on the approach to Paid Time Away within the online system. This feedback has provided us an opportunity to take another look at the schedule of implementation and the key measures of success. 

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The Ithaca College Bookstore and Mac's General Store will close at noon on Friday, May 29, for inventory.

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Assistant professor of psychology Jeffrey Holmes published an article, entitled "Transparency of Self-Report Racial Attitude Scales."  The research appeared in the most recent issue of Basic and Applied Social Psychology.

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