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Assistant professor of physics Luke Keller spoke in May at the invitation of the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education at a panel discussion of imagination, its role in education, and how imagination is related to innovation.

The Lincoln Center Institute, the educational arm of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, awards grants to New York City public schools that incorporate imagination -- particularly the development of imagination in their students -- as a focus across the curriculum. The panel discussion was part of this year's Imagination Awards ceremony.

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Associate professor of politics Naeem Inayatullah presented a paper: "Shed No Tears: Wealth, Race, and Death in Hegel's Necro-Philosophy" at a workshop titled, "Hegel and International Relations." The workshop was held at the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 5-6, 2008.

Confer, J. L., T. Hauck , M-E. Silvia, and V. Frary. 2008. Avian shrubland management and shrubland nesting success. Pages 407-412. In Proceeding of the Eighth International Symposium on Environmental Concerns in Rights-of-Way Management. (J. W. Goodrich, L. P. Abrahamson, J. L. Ballard, S. M. Tikalsky, Eds.). Electric Power Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

The work of Jason Hamilton (Department of Biology) and his colleagues is reported in "Sustaining a Sustainable Education" in the Ithaca Times newspaper. They have recently submitted a proposal to found New Roots School, a charter school in Ithaca.

The goal is to create a sustainability-based high school in which students are taught through integration of theories and practices of sustainable education. If accepted, the school will open in September 2009 with an anticipated roster of 50 ninth-grade and 50 tenth-grade students.

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The Office of the Registrar will be on an "Advance" (staff meeting) on Monday, June 16, for the entire day. The office will have phone coverage but no front office window service.

The Coddington Road entrance to campus is closed and will remain closed until 9:00 a.m. this Sunday, June 15, due to emergency road construction.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

You can still purchase VIP packages for the Ithaca Community Fireworks, but act soon -- they are going fast!

For information about VIP packages, contact Janet Hewitt at Tompkins Trust Company, 273-3210. Information is also available online at

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The Financial Services, Accounts Payable, Budget, and Purchasing offices will move temporarily while windows are replaced on the West Tower's 14th floor.

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We are pleased to announce that the IC Toastmasters Club has been recognized by Toastmasters International as a "Distinguished Club."

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The Malmö Academic Choir and Orchestra will present a free concert of Scandinavian music at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 23, in Ford Hall.

On a North American tour from Toronto to New York, the group will also perform at the Ithaca Festival. Conductor Daniel Hansson will be joined by tenor soloist Joachim Bäckström.

More Information on Performers and Program

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Don't let the price of gas ruin your family fun this summer! Why not take a day trip brought to you by the IC Bus Trip Committee?

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Assistant professor of sociology Stephen Sweet, associate professor of sociology Susanne Morgan (who also heads the Center for Faculty Excellence), and Danette Ifert Johnson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Speech Communication, have had an article accepted for publication in the journal Numeracy. The article, "Using Local Data to Advance Quantitative Literacy," details the ways local data have been integrated in classes at Ithaca College and demonstrates pedagogical strategies to advance quantitative literacy.

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The Office of Residential Life, along with the Offices of Information Technology Services and Purchasing, is currently investigating options to provide lower-cost cable services to Ithaca College students.

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Two Elected to Board of Trustees

Contributed by David Maley on 06/11/2008 

The Ithaca College Board of Trustees has elected Ed Rivera '88 to a three-year term as alumni trustee and Chris Lee '10 to a two-year term as student trustee.

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At its May meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees awarded promotions to seven faculty members. In addition, Leslie Lewis, who will assume the position of dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences on July 1, was granted tenure and the rank of professor.

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Intercom RSS Feeds Now Available

Contributed by Chris Pollock on 06/11/2008 

Intercom readers now have the ability to subscribe to RSS feeds for most Intercom topics. Just scroll to the bottom of a topic page to find the RSS subscription button for that particular topic, or visit our RSS page for a list of all available feeds:

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Promotion News

Contributed by Yolanda Clarke on 06/10/2008 

Congratulations to Beth Howland of the Office of Academic Enrichment Services!

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Attention sophomores, juniors, and seniors!

Do you want to make a difference for Ithaca College while earning extra cash?

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Paul R. Geisler, Ed.D., ATC, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, recently presented "Prevention and Rehabilitation Strategies for Athletic Pubalgia" at the 2008 New York State Athletic Trainers' Association annual meeting in Syracuse.

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Parking Lot Construction to Begin

Contributed by Jeff Paddock on 06/06/2008 

The first steps in the construction of the Athletics and Events Center will begin the week of June 9.

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