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2007 Health Plan Benefits

Contributed by Pat O'Rear on 07/24/2006 

Submitted for: Cheryl A. Freer, Director of Benefits

Health Plan Benefits are an important part of the compensation package that you receive as an employee of Ithaca College.

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The Dining Services offices that were temporarily relocated to Friends will be returned to their original location in Terrace 1 on Wednesday, August 2.

All phone numbers will remain the same. If you have any questions, call the Dining Services main office at 274-1187.

Thank you for your patience during this time of transition. We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused.

Come join the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics in their seventh annual Bomber MVP Golf Scramble. Proceeds benefit the IC Athletic programs.

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The computer science department cordially invites the IC community and general public to a poster and demo session highlighting the research performed this summer by the participants in our Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.

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Temporary Bookstore Help

Contributed by Jane Ray on 07/20/2006 

Do you know someone in your family or in your neighborhood who would enjoy some challenging temporary work and some extra cash?

There are temporary positions available beginning Sunday, August 27 through Friday, September 1, 2006 in the IC Bookstore.

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Online Courseware Workshops

Contributed by Kathy Barbieri on 07/20/2006 

ITS is pleased to announce new Online Courseware (powered by WebCT) workshops.

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Summer is well under way. During this time of year it’s so easy to put personal health and fitness goals on hold. What, with picnics, weddings, pool parties, family reunions, and the accompanying scrumptious food and beverage choices, who wants to worry about the inevitable side effect, weight gain?

Mark your calendars now and reserve the noon hour on Tuesdays for Weight Watchers At Work, beginning sometime in September.

Postponed from the spring, the IC campus community will have another opportunity to take advantage of the convenience of participating in this successful program right here on campus. Faculty and staff who draw a regular paycheck will be able to use the recently approved payroll deduction plan as a payment option.

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Due to problems with the film distributor, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival/7th Art Forum on the
film, "Heart of the Game," originally slated for Friday, July 28, at Cinemapolis/Fall Creek theaters, has been postponed until Friday, August 25.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

New Director of Media Relations

Contributed by Tom Torello on 07/19/2006 

The Office of Marketing Communications is very pleased to announce the newest member of our team, Anne Macdonald. Anne brings more than 20 years of media relations and communications experience to the position of director of media relations.

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Beginning Thursday, July 20, the Phillips Hall Post Office will be temporarily relocated to Friends Room 102 while a new accessible counter is installed. Tentatively, this will take two weeks.

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President Peggy R. Williams is the featured guest on this week’s edition of “Out of Bounds,” an interview program on WEOS-FM. Host Tish Pearlman had a conversation with President Williams on such topics as her early life growing up in Montreal, her ideas about leadership and education, and her tenure as Ithaca College’s first woman president. “Out of Bounds” will air at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, and can be heard in the Ithaca area at 88.1 FM or online via streaming audio at

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Summer Construction Projects

Contributed by Jackie Hopkins on 07/18/2006 

Just a reminder to the campus community. Ruston Paving will begine work on the Terrace sidewalks starting July 21. The outdoor pool walkway and intersections will begin July 24. Completetion date for both projects is August 12.

Vincent DeTuri and Heinz Koch have published research with Ithaca College Chemistry majors and an international team of collaborators titled "Comparison of gas-phase acidities of some carbon acids with their rates of hydron exchange in methanolic methoxide" in the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry 2006 19:308-317.

ITS Announces Secure Webmail

Contributed by Wendy Pearle on 07/18/2006 

ITS is pleased to announce that the IC Webmail system will now be using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. SSL has been implemented to improve security and privacy for Webmail messages sent within the IC email system.

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The ID Office is Moving Back

Contributed by Fernando Gualtieri on 07/17/2006 

The ID Office will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, July 18 and 19, to move our office back to Terraces.

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Help: We Need Blood Donors

Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 07/17/2006 

Help: We have many appointment slots open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Please, if you have time to donate, stop by tomorrow and donate, we will have space. July 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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At the recent annual conference of the American Library Association, College Librarian Lisabeth Chabot assumed the role of Chair of the College Libraries Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

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Welcome BeneFITS your Life – Fitwell IC participants! The Fitwell IC program is going strong and everyone is having a blast. We have 13 teams and the summer challenge has started!

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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival and 7th Art Corporation’s Film Forum
continues on July 28 with THE HEART OF THE GAME, directed by Ward Serill.

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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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