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The informal education and support group for employees dealing with caregiving issues continues to meet the first Friday of each month. The group was established by the Gerontology Institute together with the Office of Human Resources.

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ITS would like to notify users of college-owned Windows XP computers about a software update that will be installed automatically beginning on Wednesday, June 1.

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Smoothies on the Deck III

Contributed by Debra Meeker on 05/25/2005 

It is that time of year again, time to kick back and relax with a Freshens Smoothie. Dining Services is excited to present the third annual Smoothies on the Deck event. This event is free and open to the entire IC community.

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The opening weekend PIECES program is returning this year and needs faculty and staff volunteers to help orient the new first year students.

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In order to better administer the technology renewal process, we’ve enhanced the website to make it easy for you to update your asset information.

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Academic Calendar

Contributed by Christopher Knauer on 05/23/2005 

The approved academic calendars for the 2005-6 and the 2006-7 academic years may be found on the registrar's website at: www.ithaca.edu/registrar/calendar.htm

Don't Put the Potato Salad Down Yet

Contributed by Anne Woodard on 05/22/2005 

Is potato salad one of your favorite summer dishes, but you are laden with guilt if you eat it? Don't despair! Weight Watchers can show you how you can enjoy your favorite summer dishes and still lose weight!

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Congratulations to Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development at Ithaca College’s media literacy outreach program Project Look Sharp. On Tuesday night at a gala awards ceremony in Washington, DC, FCC commissioner Michael Copps and national PTA president-elect Anna Weselak presented Chris with Cable's Leaders in Learning Award in the category of media literacy.

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The benefits department of the Office of Human Resources is working to promote and expand wellness opportunities in keeping with IC’s Quality of Work Life priority in the institutional plan. To get your feedback on these efforts, we invite you to participate in one of the following one-hour focus group sessions:

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Learn to Row

Contributed by Becky Robinson on 05/20/2005 

Join the IC rowing staff on Saturday, June 11, from 9:00 AM to noon and learn to row.

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A Message from Mr. David Potter

Contributed by Brian McAree on 05/20/2005 

Mr. David Potter, the father of Morgan Potter, our student who died tragically on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, requests that the following statement be sent to the Ithaca College community. Please keep Morgan's family in your thoughts and prayers.
-- Brian McAree

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The Visual Resources Collection is in the process of compiling statistics for the 2004-5 academic year. There are some 35mm slides that are now overdue and need to be returned as soon as possible.

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The bookstore and Mac's will close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, for our year-end inventory. We will resume on Tuesday, May 31, with regular summer hours -- 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

An exciting opportunity has just arisen that has made one slot in the Tompkins Community Action Early Childhood sponsored Head Start Program at Longview available to an Ithaca College employee for the 2005-06 school year.

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Grand Central Cafe is located across from the information desk in the Campus Center. It serves Green Mountain coffee, Freshens Smoothies, frozen yogurt cones and sundaes, and a variety of healthy snack options. Summertime is the right time to treat yourself.

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Nicole Muehlhausen '07, a communications major from Stillwater, MN, will be a contestant on the syndicated version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? on May 23 and 24. The shows will air on WIXT (ABC) at 7:00 p.m.

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Warehouse Closing for Inventory

Contributed by Jeffrey Brainard on 05/18/2005 

The warehouse will be closed Wednesday, May 25, through Tuesday, May 31, for the annual inventory and audit of supplies.

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The search for the director of first year academic programs and advising has been closed and will be re-opened in the fall.

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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Bohn, currently special assistant to the provost, as interim director of the Washington Semester Program beginning June 1.

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Bruce Smith and two of his research students presented at the Ontario Ecology and Ethology Colloquium at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. May 2005.

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