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Convocation and CommUNITY Picnic

Contributed by Eileen Jacobs on 08/12/2004 

Again this year, we are pleased to continue our tradition of welcoming new students at the IC CommUNITY Picnic.

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This is a reminder that an All-College staff meeting will be held Thursday morning, August 19, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Emerson Suites of the Campus Center.

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Publication by Peter Melcher

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 08/12/2004 

Zwieniecki, M.A., Melcher, P., Field, T.S., Holbrook, N.M. 2004. "A potential for xylem-phloem interactions in the hydraulic architecture of trees: effects of phloem girdling on xylem hydraulic conductance". Tree Physiology 24:911-917.

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Library Staff Changes

Contributed by Lisabeth Chabot on 08/11/2004 

I am pleased to announce that Andrew Darby and Karin Wikoff have recently joined the staff of the Library.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence hosts events for new and returning faculty as we begin the new academic year. Resources for new faculty members are posted on our website.

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Information Technology Services is pleased to announce all online courses have been converted to WebCT (and Blackboard is no longer available on the system).

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Ithaca College's football team has been ranked seventh by Sports Illustrated in the magazine's annual preseason poll.

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Laytham Earns Award From ECAC

Contributed by Michael Warwick on 08/11/2004 

Amanda Laytham of the Ithaca College women's cross country and track and field teams has been named a winner of the Robbins Scholar-Athlete Award from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

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Publication by Bruce Smith

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 08/11/2004 

Lajeunesse, M. J., Forbes, M. R. and Smith, B. P. 2004. "Species and sex biases in ectoparasitism of dragonflies by mites. Oikos 106: 501-508.

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A number of computer systems in the Job Hall computer room will be taken off line starting as early as 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9, in preparation for electrical work being performed in Job Hall by Physical Plant on the morning of August 10 from 5:00-9:00 a.m.

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A power outage will affect the Fitness Centers hours on Tuesday, August 10. The Fitness Center will open at 9:30 am on that day.

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Website Development

Contributed by John Barr on 08/06/2004 

The advanced web programming course in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science will again be providing free website development for Ithaca College organizations this fall.

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Beginning August 13, the system maintenance window for Fix-it Friday will return to the academic year hours (4:00 to 8:00 p.m.)

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ITS will be implementing Windows XP changes that will affect some of the icons that users see on the computer desktop and lift some restrictions that students have had when using college-owned computers.

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The Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame will admit 10 new members in its annual induction ceremony on October 1.

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A total of 16 Ithaca College teams have received Empire 8 Team Academic Awards for the spring 2004 semester from the conference.

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Susan Allen-Gil and Rebekah Weck ('06) presented the results of three years of research on contaminants in subsistence arctic fisheries to three Alaskan communities (Barrow, Atqasuk, and Nuiqsut), with live radio coverage of all meetings on KBRW. July 2004. The photo shows an aerial view of tundra lakes in the region.

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In an August 2 article on efforts by young Japanese Americans to honor their ethnic heritage, the New York Times has quoted Larry Hajime Shinagawa, director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.

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An experienced administrator and teacher whose research has focused on the way that the media in the United States cover the issue of race has been named the first chair of the Department of Journalism in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

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The college's calendaring software, CorporateTime (CT), has now been in use on campus for over three and a half years. All of the meetings, day events, notes, and tasks for this time period are still stored on the CT server, which is causing diminished performance for the server.

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