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The new School of Business building is making a distinctive addition to the South Hill skyline. Early in construction the project made visible progress by the day. Now that the shell is enclosed, headway is more difficult to notice, yet work is proceeding apace. The building is on schedule to welcome business classes in January 2008.

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The Office of Media Relations has launched a new website, "IC in the Media," to share a sampling of the media accounts we receive that reference the College and/or quote members of the IC community.

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Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Kathleen Rountree as provost and vice president for academic affairs. An experienced administrator with a diverse background in higher education, Rountree has served since 2004 as associate provost for undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She will begin her new duties in Ithaca on August 1.

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Susan West Engelkemeyer, dean of the School of Business, has been selected as one of 100 East Carolina University (ECU) women whose profiles will be featured in a centennial publication entitled, A Legacy of Leadership: One Hundred Incredible ECU Women.

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The Occupational Therapy Department asks that the college community join us in wishing Marilyn Kane, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy a wonderful retirement. A farewell reception will be held on Thursday, May 17th from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Clark Lounge in the Campus Center. The college community is welcome to stop by and join us in wishing Marilyn the best in her retirement.

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New Travel Policy Starting June 1

Contributed by Mariko Evans on 05/16/2007 

As fiscal year end rapidly approaches we wanted to take this opportunity to clarify some travel policies and inform you all of a new policy that will be starting on June 1.

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Fix-it-Friday Summer Hours

Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 05/16/2007 

In keeping with the College’s summer hours policy, the Fix-it Friday (FIF) maintenance time will be adjusted accordingly. From May 25th to August 10th, the system maintenance window will be Fridays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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Last November, Ithaca College sent a delegation of two observers to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Nairobi, Kenya. Garry Thomas, recently retired from the anthropology department, and Sean Vormwald, assistant director in the Office of Alumni Relations and Park School graduate student, attended the conference.

Garry’s blog, written during and immediately after the UNFCCC meetings, entitled "Observing Climate Change in Nairobi through Anthropologist-Colored Glasses," is available at the following site:

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ITS is currently planning for fall software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs. If you need specific software installed for the fall semester, please notify Beth Rugg by June 30th with the software and location details.

Installer CDs should be delivered to the ITS Main Office, 102 Muller, no later than July 13th. If you have any additional questions, please contact Beth at 274-1000 or

Site preparation for construction of the Gateway Building will begin the week after Commencement. This will require the closure of P Lot in front of Dillingham Center effective Monday, May 21 except for emergency and service access to Dillingham and Job Hall.

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Nicholas Muellner, assistant professor of cinema, photography and media arts, and Mikhl Sidlin are pleased to present Now Is the Winter, an exhibition of new works in video, painting, photography and installation at Proekt_Fabrika in Moscow. This project brings together contemporary artists from the United States and Russia to explore current states of experience in the cultures of late empire.

The Moscow program will be linked to an international symposium and screening program addressing intersections of media, art, and politics, hosted by Ithaca College in October, 2007.

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Job Hall Sidewalk to Be Closed

Contributed by Richard Couture on 05/15/2007 

Due to work that needs to be done on the connector walkway from the new business school building to the academic quad walkway it will be necessary to close off the walkway between Job Hall and the new business school building.

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Bachelor caps, gowns, and tassels may be purchased and picked up at the campus bookstore buyback window on the dates below. Masters and DPT attire can be picked up on the same dates, but should be preordered. A limited selection of masters and DPT attire may be available for late purchases.

Wednesday through Saturday, May 16 - 19, 2007, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 20, 2007, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Will you be in the Boston area on June 7? If so, please join us for a look at the world through the lens of acclaimed photographer Janice Levy, an associate professor in the department of cinema, photography, and media arts at Ithaca College.

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The Ithaca College community is invited to the 40th Annual Commencement Eve Concert on Saturday, May 19, at 8:30 p.m. in the Ben Light Gymnasium. You are also welcome at the dress rehearsal on Friday, May 18 at 8:30 p.m. -- less traffic and a smaller crowd, but the exact same show. The dress rehearsal is a polished performance that is attended each year by hundreds of people, and provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the concert in a more relaxed setting.

Admission is free. Directed by Professor Dana Wilson, this year’s theme is “Music and Memory” and features the wind ensemble, choir, marimba band, jazz workshop, and soloists, in an exciting and entertaining one hour program.

Effective June 1, 2007 the rates for renting college fleet vehicles as well as chargeback amounts for automotive fuel will change.

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This is a reminder about the annual campus electrical shutdown on May 26 and August 5.

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Congratulations to the Toastmasters members who were recently selected as officers of the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club for 2007-2008.

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Andrew Getzin, M.D., the head team physician at Ithaca College, has been selected by both the USA Triathlon and by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to provide medical coverage this summer.

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Mac’s and The Bookstore will close early at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 25 for inventory. Both stores will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 26 through May 28, for the holiday weekend. We will reopen again on Tuesday, May 29.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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