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Please join the Office of Admission for a reception on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Admission Group Conference Room in the Peggy R. Williams Center.

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At its May meeting, the Board of Trustees engaged with a number of matters of significance to the College. In addition to electing new trustees and approving faculty promotions, which will be communicated in separate Intercom postings, the board discussed the master plan for campus development and approved changes to the Student Conduct Code.

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When painting a picture, you envision what you would like the canvas to look like when it's complete then you work, one brush stoke at a time, to achieve that vision.

You can use this same approach for achieving your wellness vision: 

  • Envision what you would like your wellness life to look like
  • Choose the tools you need
  • Start working towards that vision, one goal at a time

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Campus Carnival - Rain Location

Contributed by Tanisha Graves on 05/21/2014 

This Campus Carnival, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the Campus Center Quad, has been moved indoors to the Glazer Arena of the A&E Center.

Jack Wang, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing, has been awarded the 2014-15 David T.K. Wong Fellowship from the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.

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This is a reminder about the annual campus electrical shut-down on Saturday, May 31, 2014 and Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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Want free dinner and the chance to get to know incoming student's parents!? Orientation is seeking for volunteers from the Ithaca College community to attend “Ithaca Dining Experience" programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer.

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Please come to the Campus Carnival - Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 1 pm - 3 pm on the Campus Center Quad. (Rain Location: Glazer Arena, A & E Center)

Any appointments scheduled previously will proceed as planned.

In keeping with the college’s summer hours policy, the Fix-it Friday (FIF) system maintenance time will be adjusted accordingly. From May 23 to August 8, the system maintenance window will be Fridays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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Beginning June 1st, the spaces designated for employee parking in the Visitor Lot will no longer be available and this lot will be restored to Visitor Parking only.

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Govind Acharya, Senior Research Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research (IR), has announced his departure after five years of service to Ithaca College.  Govind and his family will be relocating to Davis, California, in July. His last day on campus will be Friday, June 20, 2014.

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As announced last fall, the college has switched from Web Profile Manager (WPM) to Taskstream for student personal ePortfolios. This is a reminder that WPM ePortfolios will no longer be accessible after July 31, 2014.

  • Continuing students wishing to keep their WPM ePortfolio material must manually copy or download the material (such as to their computer hard drive), and can manually transfer the material to Taskstream, if desired.
  • May 2014 grads and other alumni wishing to keep their WPM ePortfolio material must manually copy or download the material (such as to their computer hard drive), and can manually transfer the material to an external hosting service, if desired. There are free hosting options such as Google Sites, or fee-based services such as or

For questions contact the ITS Helpdesk.
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Dr. Kaye along with a colleague and student at St. Lawrence University, published an article on the predictors of performance-enhancing and dietary supplement use among male DIII athletes. Both social and individual predictors were associated with supplement use and results indicated that teammates play a strong role in supplement use. The article can be read at

Staff, bring your personal computer or device to the fixIT Shop the week of Monday, May 19 – Friday, May 23 for 20% off all services, and a free cleaning with any paid service!

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Leaning more on the wit that helped him earn five Emmy Awards than on the customary wisdom given to graduating seniors, comedic television writer Chris Regan suggested in his Ithaca College Commencement address that one of the most important things they could do in their lives is to try to make people laugh.

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Writing a Personal Mission Statement

Contributed by Jane Ray on 05/18/2014 

From the moment you were born, you had unique gut instincts.  There were things you "knew" long before you were taught or learned to think; things that stick with you for life.  The way you play; how much "alone time" you need or want; the type of friends you choose; the work that interests you; how and whom you date; the physical exercise you like best; the spiritual practice that appeals to you; the type of living situation you prefer, what a "fun" vacation looks like - in short, all of the things that make you feel most fully alive, most joyful, most "you."  Not only were these drivers present in you at birth - they can often be expressed in just five to seven words.

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On Wednesday, May 21st ITS will be performing extensive work on the IC web infrastructure which will result in a 2-3 hour downtime of websites and web services starting at 6:00 AM.

The main IC website, as well as myHome, myIthaca, and HomerConnect will all be unavailable during the downtime. While the normal IC website content will not be available, people who attempt to access will be re-directed to a temporary web page that will provide direct links to the following major services:

  • Outlook email and calendar
  • The ACE page (access to HomerAdmin, Parnassus, Argus and Advance)
  • Sakai

All other Web services will be unavailable. We'll make every effort to have the work completed by 8:00 AM, but if complications arise the downtime may extend to as late as 9:00 AM.

Note that myHome is set as the default browser Web page on many campus computers, and will display a "page not found" message during the downtime.

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Heading home for the summer and not sure how it's going to go?

If you are nervous about facing family time, not sure how to approach tough subjects, or just looking for some fun summer ideas, check out the "Summer Break Resources" page in the "Resources and Services" section of the LGBT Center website.  Have a great summer!


Mail is sorted into Circle Apartment mail boxes throughout the summer.
Each week we are provided a list of students that have checked out of Circles, we remove your name from the mail box and forward your mail.
We have a list of the Squatters, authorized to receive mail throughout the summer.
All other residents will continue to receive mail until they have offically checked out or until July 8th.
You will receive an email for all packages with tracking or that cannot fit into your mail box until you have checked out.

Contact Mail Services at 607-274-3371 with questions.


Summer hours of operation and holiday closures are now posted on Dining Services' website

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