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John Krout, director of the Gerontology Institute, and Peggy McKernan, research analyst with the Office of Institutional Research and a former institute employee, recently learned that one of their papers was honored by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). The David A. Peterson Award winners were announced at the organization's annual conference which was held in Baltimore in February.

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Applications for the Washington, D.C. Summer Internship Scholarship are now available from the Office of Career Services.

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The Technology Learning Center is pleased to offer a new workshop for Windows users: What’s New in Microsoft Office 2007. Per the recent Intercom article, faculty and staff can now upgrade to Office 2007 on college owned computers. The upgrade is free of charge.

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The indoor pool will observe special recreational swim hours for March 7-16.

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Go back into your past and visit your high school!

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RHA Sexfest This Week!

Contributed by Andrew Kosinuk on 03/03/2008 

Beginning on Monday, March 3, the Residence Hall Association will again present its annual week of Sexfest programming.

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The first Handwerker Gallery reading of the semester is coming up this Thursday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. Our featured readers will be the Department of Writing's Mary Beth O'Connor and senior Karen D'Apice. The theme for the evening will be "Like Life."

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Seniors: Buy your Senior Card TODAY to save big money on your Senior Week pass!!

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Intramural Deadline Extension!

Contributed by Scott Flickinger on 03/02/2008 

Get a second chance to win first place!!!

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The main ITS public computer labs are closed during spring break except Friends 110.

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Faculty, staff, and students who have not already done so are strongly encouraged to sign up for the College's Emergency Notification System (ENS) prior to the test of the system that will take place during the noon hour this Thursday, March 6. The ENS uses voice, e-mail, and text messaging to provide time-sensitive information and details on appropriate responses during critical situations.

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Students can now sign up on Homer for one credit mini courses held in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). The courses begin right after spring break.

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The first Handwerker Gallery reading of the semester is coming up this Thursday, March 6th, at 6:30 PM. Our featured readers will be the Writing Department's Mary Beth O'Connor and senior Karen D'Apice. The theme for the evening will be "Like Life."

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Traditional Housing Selection is here at last! If you are a student with 5+ semesters, or a group with an average of 5+ semesters, you can log onto Homer Connect ( on March 18 and choose your housing assignments.

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Want to stay in your housing for next year? Well now is the time to let us know!

Traditional squatting will begin on March 5, so log into Homer Connect ( and indicate that you would like to squat your housing staring at 7:00 a.m. and ending 11:59 p.m.

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In a victory that exceeded the wildest expectations of Ithaca College administrators, the college has not only met its $115 million goal for the largest comprehensive capital campaign in its history, but surpassed it by raising a total $145 million.

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Ethics and Integrity Policy

Contributed by Deborah Emnett on 02/29/2008 

Submitted on behalf of President Peggy R. Williams

In spring 2007, faculty and staff were given the opportunity to provide input into the creation of an ethics and integrity policy that would continue the College's commitment to excellence in creating a workplace built on respect and ethical behavior.

An important component of this policy is a provision that allows an individual, who may not feel comfortable working directly with a supervisor to address compliance concerns related to federal and state laws and/or College policy, to exercise the ability to contact an external reporting site to report perceived violations.

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Starting Tuesday, March 4, at noon, the Partnerships in Sustainability Education program kicks off a new opportunity for faculty who are interested in infusing sustainability-related content into their courses. This Spring, the "Sustainability Brown Bag" series will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1pm in the Gerontology Institute Conference Room, 4th floor of the Center for Health Sciences.

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Are there lab or e-classroom computers and network printers in your area scheduled for replacement this summer under the Technology Renewal Program?

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Calling all Ithaca College photographers: Display your work for EarthWeek @ IC in a special display called "Photography Should be Seen and (Not Heard) Explored."

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