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New or returning, faculty or staff member, the Center for Faculty Excellence welcomes you for the fall semester.

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Fitness Center End-of-Summer Hours

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 08/11/2006 

Please note the NEW hours for the Fitness Center as of Friday, August 11.

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If you travel for Ithaca College, complete travel related forms, approve or process transactions for those employees who do travel then you will be interested in reading this month's edition!

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The Caring and Sharing Committee of the Ithaca College Staff Council is pleased to be able to offer back-to-school assistance again this year for Ithaca College employees' children.

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The student and parent schedules for the August New Student Orientation are now available.
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iMPrint Magazine: College Life's Internet Magazine - is now accepting applications for editor positions for the 2006-2007 publishing year.

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Ithaca was well represented in the 4th annual Cayuga Lake Triathlon held at Taugannock Park in Trumansburg, NY on Aug 6, 2006. Andrew Getzin, MD, Kathy Davie, RN, Erica Weiss, RN, Monica Anderson, RN, Eldgride Anderson, MD, Kent Scriber, ATC, EdD, Kirk Swenson, Karen Hollands, Ryan Orser, Garrett Borden and Wendy Robertson, MD, were all involved.

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Ithaca College's Relay For Life team, IC Hope, represented the College well at the county's recent Relay. Thanks to the generosity of many, many members of the College community, IC Hope raised $14,400 for the cause, capturing the first place team fundraising title.

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The recent renovations at the Phillips Hall Post Office have increased the space to hold student packages by 25%. We assessed the previous years’ volume and feel we now can store all packages at the Phillips Hall Post Office and the Mail Center eliminating the need to rent a storage trailer at the beginning of the semester. We will be staffing these locations the first two weekends of the semester beginning August 26 and will be increasing the available time students have to pick up their packages.

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IC Bookstore Late Opening August 14

Contributed by Art Gilmore on 08/09/2006 

The Ithaca College Bookstore will delay its opening on Monday, August 14 due to computer maintenance. The Bookstore will open at noon instead of 8:30 a.m. on Monday. August 14. We will close Monday at the normal time of 4:30 p.m.

Mac’s store will have regular hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 14.

What: ScienceDirect Lunch-n-Learn with Kimberly Hill of Elsevier
When: Thursday, August 17, 2006 Noon-1:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Health Sciences 202

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In response to requests by faculty regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi.

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As faculty prepare for the Fall Semester, here is a link that may prove helpful:

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The members of the Burmese community of Ithaca -- some 50+ people strong, and including Han Lin and Aung Lin of IC's Physical Plant, May Lin '05, Thuya Lun '07, Tayza Yeelin '08, and their family -- cordially invite you to a celebration on Saturday, August 5, 2006, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Women's Community Building, 100 N. Seneca Street.

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In compliance with section 504, class materials must be made available in alternate format.

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Get out of the heat and treat yourself to lunch at the Tower Club Restaurant!
The Tower Club Restaurant is air-conditioned and is open Monday - Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

You can order from the A la Carte menu (Monday - Thursday) or enjoy the All You Care to Eat Buffet on Friday.

Check out the Tower Club Website at for menu information.
Call (607) 274-3393 for reservations, as they are recommended.
Walk-ins are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

In order for ITS Network and Communication Services personnel to address an urgent issue related to network security, the campus network will be unavailable from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, August 2). We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause.

Given the extreme temperatures our whole area of the country is experiencing, we are asking all members of the Ithaca College community to take any reasonable steps you can to help reduce the College’s draw on the electrical power grid.

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Ithaca College was recognized as one of the 100 best campuses for LGBT students in the nation by the newly released book The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students. This new resource is the first comprehensive book to highlight the 100 most LGBT-friendly campuses in the United States.

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IC Library Website Redesign

Contributed by Lisabeth Chabot on 07/31/2006 

The IC Library's website has a new look and structure, developed in response to usability tests and usage analyses:

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