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The informal education and support group for employees dealing with caregiving issues now meets the third Friday of each month. The group was established by the Gerontology Institute together with the Office of Human Resources.

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The Coddington Road entrance to the college will be closed on Wednesday, July 18 to perform required work on the relocation of underground electrical wiring.

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Jason Freitag, assistant professor of history, has published "Travel, History, Politics, and Heritage: James Tod's 'Personal Narrative'" in Raj Rhapsodies: Tourism, Heritage, and the Seduction of History (Ashgate, United Kingdom).

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Important News to Share

Contributed by Peggy Williams on 07/12/2007 

Dear Ithaca College Community Member,

I hope you are having a restful and productive summer. I want to share some important news with you.

A few days ago I met with Bill Schwab, chair of the IC board of trustees, to tell him of my plans to retire as President of IC effective May 31, 2008. I made this decision now because I believe that the timing is right for me, personally. After 36 years in higher education—19 of those as a president—it is time for me to close this chapter in my professional life and move on to the next.

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Dan Branch ’87 and Karen Heiligman Branch ’88 are setting up a $120,000 scholarship to make an Ithaca College education available to worthy students.

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently become aware of fraudulent spam e-mail messages claiming to be from DOJ.

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Toastmasters Meeting

Contributed by Becky Jordan on 07/11/2007 

The next meeting for the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the North Meeting Room in Egbert Hall.

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If blood supplies do not immediately increase, those whose lives depend on transfusions will be at risk for not getting the blood they need. With the weather warmer, please don’t forget to give blood if not for yourself, for friends, your loved ones or your neighbors. Please email or call 274-3371 to make an appointment for our blood drive this Wednesday July 18, in Emerson suites from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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Three local health care experts will discuss the current state of American medical care at Cinemapolis, 171 E. State St. in Ithaca, on Friday, July 13. The forum will follow a 7 p.m. screening of Sicko, filmmaker Michael Moore’s feature-length documentary on health care in the United States.

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Well, it is offered right on campus at the Fitness Center.

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Parking and Traffic Services will be closed for training Tuesday 7/10 through Friday 7/13/07.

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Kanu Sharma Retires

Contributed by Judith Dresser on 07/06/2007 

Kanu Sharma retires from the IC Library after 37 years of service.

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Contributed by Deborah Merriman on 07/06/2007 

Submitted by Deb Merriman for Robin Davis, Assistant Director of Benefits

It is not too late to join the summer BeneFITS...Your Life wellness initiative Fitwell IC! Fitwell IC did start last week but due to the Fourth of July holiday last week, we are extending the registration. Get a group of 8 to 10 co-workers or IC friends together and work together as a team to become healthier! Check out the calendar of events at Events you can look forward to: hike around Ithaca College’s trails, fitness center orientation, nutrition and fitness presentation, and most importantly participation in Relay for Life on July 13th and 14th.

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Friends Hall Exit Closed

Contributed by Richard Couture on 07/05/2007 

Due to construction work on the connector bridge for the new School of Business Building, it will be necessary to close off the second floor west side exit to Friends Hall.

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President Peggy R. Williams invites all Ithaca College employees to our traditional summer ice cream social on Monday, August 6 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Campus Center quad. (Rain location: IC Square)

As a reminder, please mark your calendar for August 23 for the All-College staff meeting to be held in the Emerson Suites from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Supervisors are asked to make this information and opportunity available to all employees.

"In the February 2007 issue of Backpacker [magazine], editor in chief Jonathan Dorn called on the masses to help Backpacker, the Continental Divide Trail Alliance, and federal agencies tackle a massive undertaking: give the trail an official map. As a result, close to 3,000 of you applied, and 300 volunteers where chosen" (source:

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In April 2006 the campus was notified in Intercom that the recycling program for laser/toner cartridges was being discontinued and that departments are to use the pre-paid shipping labels that accompany the installation instruction in the box with the replacement cartridge.

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Booming sounds Monday afternoon (July 2) from South Hill will be the all-clear signal for the 60th 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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What do the Beatles, Elvis, The Lovin' Spoonful, Simon & Garfunkle, Roy Orbison, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield and the casts of "Oliver" and "Hair" have in common? Give up? All are represented in the incredible raffle baskets being offered by our Relay for Life team, IC Hope...and we are giving YOU the opportunity to take a chance on winning them!

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This month’s newsletter is about Small Equipment and Capital Acquisitions, how approvers can create Vacation Rules and information on the New Annual Budget read on!

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