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President Peggy R. Williams invites all Ithaca College employees to our traditional summer ice cream social on Monday, July 31 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center quad. (Rain location: IC Square)

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Come join the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics in their seventh annual Bomber MVP Golf Scramble.

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Interested in additional shortcuts and updated information regarding the financial system in Parnassus? Then take a look at this second edition of our newsletter geared toward Parnassus Financials end-users.

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Stephen Sweet (sociology), Andrew Hostetler (University of Massachusetts-Lowell), and Phyllis Moen (University of Minnesota), have had their article "Gendered Career Paths: A Life Course Perspective on Returning to School" accepted for publication in the journal Sex Roles.

Professor Heinz Koch is co-author on a paper with Prof. Masaaki Mishima of Kyushu University, Japan; "Stability of Complexes of Phenylacetylides and Benzyl Alkoxides with Methanol in the Gas Phase. Acid-Base Correlation i the Ionic Hydrogen-Bond Strength. Bulletin of The Chemical Society of Japan, volume 79, No. 7 page 1118-1125 (2006).

Staples Lunch 'N Learn Seminar

Contributed by Gail Wagner on 07/10/2006 

The Ithaca College Purchasing Department, Staples Business Advantage and Acco Brand products are pleased to co-sponsor another Lunch 'N Learn seminar on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge Campus Center.

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Lee Bailey presented a paper at the 2006 Metanexus Conference on "Why Do We Envision Robots Coming Alive?"

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Dr. Asma Barlas

Contributed by Rosalie Fitzgerald on 07/07/2006 

In June, Director of CSCRE, Asma Barlas, was invited by the Dutch Muslim Broadcasting Network (NMO) to participate in its television show, Meetingpoint. The program features different Muslim "personalities" debating with young Muslims in Holland. The subject of the June show was Barlas' work, "Believing Women" in Islam and it was recorded on the 25th in Hilversum, Holland.

Climbing Trip to Little Falls

Contributed by Susanna Stumpe on 07/07/2006 

Recreational Sports is planning another trip to Little Falls, NY:

  • Thursday, July 20
  • $30 / person
  • Pack a lunch
  • Vans will be departing the Fitness Center at 8:00 a.m. and returning approximately at 4:30 p.m. Cost includes round trip transportation and climbing gear. Sign up at the Fitness Center front desk. Payment is due Tuesday, July 18.

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    Free Fun Floor Fitness Class

    Contributed by Kathy Farley on 07/05/2006 

    Come join the summer fun with Jen Salmon's "Fun Floor Fitness" at the Fitness Center from noon to 1:00 p.m.

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    Blood Drive on July 18

    Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 07/05/2006 

    Calling all blood types! Please come to our community blood drive and give blood at our drive in Emerson Suites on July 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our community blood supply is at critical levels for all blood types.

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    Ithaca College Theatre invites you to subscribe to the 2006-2007 theater season! Call 274-3224 to order your subscriptions. Discounts offered to Ithaca College faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

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    The ITS Helpdesk is pleased to announce that the inventory of loaner Mac laptops has been replaced with new models.

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    Fitwell IC has extended the registration deadline to Tuesday, July 11.

    We are now starting the Fitwell IC summer program on July 12 to give you time to form more teams.

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    Campus Center Dining Hall will be open for:

    Breakfast 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Dinner 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    All other Dining Services locations will be closed for the Fourth of July.

    Dining Services apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Faculty and students in the Summer Piano Institute will present a series of free concerts, starting with IC faculty pianist Jennifer Hayghe at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. Her program will include three Scarlatti sonatas, selected "Lyric Pieces" by Grieg, and Moussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."

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    First-Year Reading Initiative

    Contributed by Rosalie Fitzgerald on 06/28/2006 

    Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost/Dean of Interdisciplinary and International Studies

    I hope you are enjoying your summer and taking time for fun and relaxation. I thank those of you who have agreed to serve as discussion leaders for Life of Pi. I still need volunteers so please encourage your colleagues to sign-up.

    Please note on your calendar that the prep session for discussion leaders is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Textor 102. Barbara Adams (writing), Marina Caillaud (biology), Jason Freitag (history), and David Saiia (business) will offer perspectives on the text that will prove helpful to your own discussions with incoming students on Tuesday, August 29, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (note the time).

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    Mac's General Store Closed July 5

    Contributed by Art Gilmore on 06/28/2006 

    Mac's General Store will be closed all day Wednesday, July 5, 2006 for power modifications. Mac's will reopen on Thursday, July 6, at 8:30 a.m. for normal operating hours.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Booming sounds Monday afternoon (July 3) from South Hill will be the all-clear signal for the 59th annual Ithaca Community Fireworks Show. Beginning at 2 p.m., an aerial salute that can be heard for miles around will be fired every hour on the hour by fireworks technicians as a reminder that the show is a “go.”

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    The Tower Club Restaurant will be featuring the all you care to eat lunch buffet, each day from July 10 to 14 and July 17 to 21.

    The Tower Club is open Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Why not treat yourself to a delicious lunch buffet at the Tower Club Restaurant?

    Call (607) 274-3393 to make your reservations today.

    Please note that the Tower Club Restaurant will be CLOSED for the week of July 3 - 7, 2006.

    For more information or to check out the calendar of events for the Tower Club Restaurant, please visit our website at: