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Read up on this year's Commencement speaker at the Library, or on the Internet.

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This article is submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, assistant provost/dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies (DIIS).

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Mary Turner DePalma, professor of psychology, has agreed to lend her talents to the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies. On June 1, 2006, she will assume the responsibilities of assistant dean for the division for a three-year term.

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NOTE: This article is submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, assistant provost/dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies (DIIS).

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Asma Barlas, professor of politics, has agreed to serve a three-year term as the director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity. Barlas will assume the responsibilities of her new position on June 1, 2006.

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Relocation of the ID Office

Contributed by Fernando Gualtieri on 05/10/2006 

The ID Office will be temporarily relocated to the lounge in the basement of the East Tower.

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Flexible Working Hours Policy

Contributed by Tanisha Graves on 05/09/2006 

Submitted by Tanisha Graves for Carl Sgrecci, Vice President for Finance & Administration

We are pleased to announce the College has revised the Flexible Working Hours Policy to allow for a four-day work week option effective immediately. Information pertaining to this policy and the request form can be found online at Flexible Work Hours.

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The Dining Services Offices are being temporarily relocated to
the second floor of FRIENDS, while the electric is being worked on in the Terrace Buildings this summer.
The Main Dining Service Office will be located at 207 FRIENDS until further notice.

All phone numbers will remain the same and if you have any questions,
please call 274-1187.

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The men's lacrosse team (11-4) has received the top seed for this weekend's Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Upstate New York playoffs. Ithaca will host fourth-seeded St. John Fisher at 4:00 p.m. in one semifinal, with second-seeded Nazareth hosting third-seeded Oneonta in the other. Both semifinals will be Friday, May 12, with the highest remaining seed hosting Sunday's final. If the final is held at Ithaca the starting time will be 3:00 p.m.

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The Ithaca softball team has been chosen to host a seven-team NCAA regional tournament. The Bombers (35-4) are seeded second in the double-elimination regional, which will be held Thursday through Sunday at Ithaca's Kostrinsky Field. Ithaca's first game will be Thursday, May 11, at 2:00 p.m. against seventh-seeded Penn-State Behrend (30-6).

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The Ithaca College community is invited to the 39th Annual Commencement Eve Concert on Saturday, May 13, at 8:30 p.m. in the Ben Light Gymnasium. You are also welcome at the dress rehearsal on Friday, May 12 at 8:30 p.m. -- less traffic and a smaller crowd, but the exact same show. The dress rehearsal is a polished performance that is attended each year by hundreds of people, and provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the concert in a more relaxed setting.

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Parking and Traffic Services will be open on commencement weekend.

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After almost 19 years of service to Ithaca College, Fred Vanderburgh has announced his decision to retire effective May 31, 2006.

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Special All-College Staff Meeting

Contributed by Peggy Williams on 05/05/2006 

President Williams invites staff and administrators to a special all-college meeting on May 25 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Emerson Suites. In addition to brief updates on key topics, we will hear a presentation from Karen Hutcheson from Segal/Sibson on her work with various aspects of our initiative regarding quality of work life for staff and administrators.

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Check out the nine courses set up this year for a fun summer. The only thing you have to do is sign-up "on time" and pay. Recreational sports takes care of the rest.

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Check out the 9 courses set up this year for a fun summer. The only thing you have to do is sign-up "on time" and pay. Recreational Sports takes care of the rest.

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2006 Everson Museum's Biennial "Beauty is in the Eye of the Artist" Exhibition

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Fitness Center New Summer Hours

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 05/05/2006 

The Fitness Center will have new hours this summer.

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Learn to Row Day: June 10

Contributed by Becky Robinson on 05/04/2006 

June 10 is National Learn to Row Day. The Ithaca College coaching staff will be offering a learn to row program at the Haskill Davidson boathouse from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

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Contributed on behalf of associate provost Garry L. Brodhead

I am pleased to announce that Susanne Morgan, associate professor, sociology, has been re-appointed as the coordinator for faculty development activities for the next three years. Susanne has served as coordinator since the 2002-03 year and contributed significantly to developing the program of activites in support of faculty development at the College.

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Since 1998, Ithaca College Community Alumni have distributed the commemorative medallions that are a gift for each graduate from President Peggy R. Williams.

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The Academic Procession

Contributed by Brian McAree on 05/04/2006 

As we prepare for our 2006 Commencement on Sunday, May 14, 2006, I would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession. The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad if itís nice weather, or inside the enclosed walkway beginning at Job Hall and extending through the Campus Center if it is raining. Please see below for information on forming the academic procession if Commencement is indoors. The academic procession will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 9:00 a.m.

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