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ITS is currently planning for the Spring 2009 software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs.

If you need specific software installed or upgraded for the spring semester to support instruction, please notify Lisa Efing by Monday, December 1st, 2008 with the location details, the software and the installer CDs if appropriate.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Lisa Efing at 274-1000 or

Between 4:25 p.m. and 7:42 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4th, ITS experienced a problem with the e-mail system. During that time some percentage of (but not all) sent messages were dropped by the system with no indication to the sender that the messages were not delivered.

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Id like to remind everyone of the listening sessions that will be starting next week in the context of the strategic visioning process. The purpose of these sessions is to collect our thoughts on what academic excellence means in the context of the educational mission of Ithaca College. A schedule of listening sessions can be found at

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No Pressure Blood Pressure Clinics

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 11/05/2008 

On Thursday, November 6, the Wellness Clinic will be taking blood pressure readings at various locations around campus. Please see the following schedule for times and locations:

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Want to make a difference? Teach!

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Student Organization Registration

Contributed by Russell Martin on 11/04/2008 

Student organizations may register with Ithaca College through the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement. Organizations must register annually to formally operate during the academic year.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 11/04/2008 

Quoted in the media: faculty members Michael McCall and Donald Beachler.

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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It is with great pleasure that the RA Recognition Committee announces the winners of the Block 1 Awards. In a previous Intercom story, we published all the categories except for Residence Director of the Block.

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Ithaca Brass Concert Monday

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 11/04/2008 

The Ithaca Brass will present its fall concert on Monday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. The free concert will feature music of Calvent, Gershwin's "American in Paris" (arranged by Eden), plus several song and piano transcriptions by the group's French horn player, Alex Shuhan.

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Ithaca Wind Quintet in Concert

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 11/04/2008 

On Thursday, November 6, at 8:15 p.m., the Ithaca Wind Quintet will present a free concert of music by Arnold, Carter, Shafer, and IC's own Dana Wilson in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

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The Olympics Are Coming to IC!

Contributed by Tiffani Ziemann on 11/04/2008 

The summer Olympic games in Beijing were a great spectacle, but don't you wish the games were held a little closer to home?

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TVR 25100, Section 01, MWF 2:00-2:50 p.m.
TVR 25100, Section 02, MWF 3:00-3:50 p.m.

An entertaining course relevant to many disciplines, emphasizing the application of critical thinking skills, and offering practical techniques for evaluating information and detecting propaganda. Especially useful to media consumers who rely on print, broadcast, and online sources of information. Open to all IC students. (3 credits, LA)

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Lynnette Hatch will be leaving Ithaca College in mid-November to continue her retirement. Please join us in wishing her well and thanking her for her extended service to the College on Thursday, November 13, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the McDonald Lounge.

Submitted on behalf of Rory Rothman, associate vice president of student affairs and campus life.

Are you worried about the well-being of an Ithaca College student?

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Please join us in the Handwerker Gallery on November 6 for the third reading of the fall 2008 "Thursdays at the Handwerker" series, featuring assistant professor of writing Elaine Farrugia and sophomore Kit Straley, a biology major. The reading, themed "Deeper Shades of Red," will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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All members of the IC campus are invited to attend a special learning event during the Thanksgiving break. On Monday, November 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., our campus will host a drive-in conference titled "Show Me the Green! Sustainability in Student Affairs."

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Students of Literature! Poets!

Contributed by Wendy Hyman on 11/04/2008 

An upcoming lecture of interest to poets, scholars, and students of literature: Heather Dubrow of Fordham University will present a public lecture, called "Neither Here Nor There: Rethinking Lyric Immediacy," on Tuesday, November 11, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Taughannock Falls Room.

Professor Dubrow is a nationally known scholar and published poet. All are invited and encouraged to attend!

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Quilt Show at Longview

Contributed by Christine Pogorzala on 11/04/2008 

The Quilters' Dream group will hold its annual quilt show in the Longview Auditorium this week on Friday, November 7, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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The status of the Ithacan as one of the best college newspapers in the country was reaffirmed last weekend when the paper was awarded the 2008 Pacemaker and Online Pacemaker awards -- widely regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism -- by the Associated College Press. The 2008 award is for work published during the 20078 academic year, during which Erica R. Hendry served as editor in chief.

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Don't Have Sex in the Dark!

Contributed by Priscilla Quirk on 11/04/2008 

Monday, November 10
7:00 p.m.
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center

Did anyone ever show you the correct way to use a condom? Do you know what a Nuva Ring is?

Get answers to your questions about sex! This program will include up-to-date information on birth control options, STD prevention, abstinence, and sexual communication for people of all genders and sexual orientations.

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