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The first of two annual campus electrical shutdowns takes place on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

ITS would like to remind everyone to unplug computers, printers, and other electrical devices prior to the start of the shutdown. 

While ITS expects that all computing systems and services will remain online and accessible from off campus during the power outage, there is the possibility of extended system downtime for any system or service due to unanticipated problems. 

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Xanthe Matychak ’95, assistant professor of strategic communications, was recently invited to the Maker Cities Roundtable at the White House Office of Science and Technology. Matychak serves on the board of Ithaca’s makerspace, Ithaca Generator. Alongside representatives from twenty cities throughout the U. S., she shared stories about the technology and innovation ecosystems in their respective regions.

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How much protein do you need? What are the best sources of protein? 

In this article in Student Health 101:

  • Learn about 4 portable protein snacks (the good and the bad)
  • Watch videos by students ("protein rap", "how to energize", and "whey cool")
  • Check out the sketchy ingredients that may be in your shake
  • and more!

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We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  


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Job Hall Wi-Fi Completed

Contributed by Matt Gorney on 05/26/2015 

Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Job Hall has now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and is complete.  Faculty, Staff and Students using that building should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.   The entire ITS Wi-Fi project team is excited that we are keeping an aggressive pace and look forward to the next seventeen buildings, as the largest wireless initiative in the school’s history moves along with success.

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As part of the Work/Life Summer Wellness Series, Dr. Mike Massari will be presenting a workshop on “The Secrets to Longevity”.  The purpose of this Summer Wellness Series is to help you become a healthier and happier YOU!

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Have you ever wondered about the religiosity of Ned Flanders, the feminist sensibilities of Lisa Simpson, and the national identity of Apu Nahaspeemapetilon?  

Are these animated characters, among others, really sites of struggle among political, economic, and social forces?

Register today for Communication, Culture and Rhetoric offered during Summer Session I (May 26-June 26) and learn how analyzing these questions and more can lead to a better understanding of popular culture and how it can affect one’s sense of self.

This web/online course investigates the rhetorical dimensions of the longest-running sitcom in America, The Simpsons.  Students will learn how signs and symbols influence us through a process called rhetoric.

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Summer Parking Information

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 05/25/2015 

Summer Student Permits, Leaving Your Car On Campus While You Are Away, Overnight and Weekend Guests, and 2015-2016 Student Permits

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Michael Matheny, Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Mary Pitti, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and Andrew Getzin, M.D. recently had a manuscript approved for publication in the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training. The manuscript, titled "Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction: Recognition and Management for the Sports Health Care Professional," explores the misdiagnosis of EILO and how early referral to a speech language pathologist can improve symptoms and performance.

At its May meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees granted promotions to six faculty members.

The following faculty member was promoted from assistant to associate professor:

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
• Marella Feltrin-Morris, who received her Ph.D. and M.A. from Binghamton University, and Laurea from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.

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Sudden Passing of Lew Durland

Contributed by David Maley on 05/22/2015 

Posted on behalf of Gerald Hector

It is with extreme sadness that I share with the campus community the news that Lew Durland, director of energy management and sustainability in the Division of Finance and Administration, passed away on Thursday. Lew had been a valued member of the campus community since joining us in May of 2014, with more than three decades of experience in the energy and sustainable design profession. We extend our deepest sympathies, as well as our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, to Lew’s family, friends, and colleagues.

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Brandy Smith, a sophomore business administration major on the women’s track & field team, won the national title for the discus at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships this past Thursday. 

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This introductory course explores the development of the U.S. political system, the values it is based on, how it works, how politics and policy intersect within it, and its impact upon individuals and groups alike.

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This introductory course explores the development of the U.S. political system, the values it is based on, how it works, how politics and policy intersect within it, and its impact upon individuals and groups alike.

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Managers cite performance appraisals or annual reviews as one of their most disliked tasks. Employees often dread them as well. There is an alternative; you can turn this performance evaluation into a meaningful and impactful dialogue. The best performance reviews let managers and employees communicate -- share ideas, opinions, and information – with no surprises or anxiety. This workshop can help!

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 Now that the school year is over, it's time for us to roll out our Summer Specials! 


New Limited Time Offer: Braised Pork Walking Taco - $4.89! Slow-roasted shredded pork with garlic, onions, peppers, tomatoes, black beans with a creamy cheese sauce. Served on top of Doritos Cool Ranch chips and garnished with jalapeños and cilantro!

TODAY at Food Court: ANY SIZE Fountain Drink for only 99¢!

Fitness Center - Summer Hours

Contributed by Sean Reilley on 05/21/2015 

Fitness Center Hours 5/18 - 5/25

Monday (5/18): 7am-9am, 11am-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Tuesday (5/19): 7am-9am, 11am-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Wednesday (5/20): 7am-9am, 11am-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Thursday (5/21): 7am-9am, 11am-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Friday (5/22): 7am-9am, 11am-2pm

Saturday (5/23): CLOSED

Sunday (5/24): CLOSED

Monday (5/25): CLOSED


Fitness Center Summer Hours 5/26 - 8/7

Monday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Tuesday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Wednesday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Thursday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Friday: 6:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 12pm - 4pm

Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

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Submitted on behalf of President Thomas Rochon:

Dear Colleague:


As you know, the National Labor Relations Board is conducting an election to determine whether a majority of part-time and adjunct faculty at Ithaca College wish to be represented or not by the Service Employees International Union. 

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Light on the Hill Retreat Center
Registration deadline: May 22, 2015.  Open to all faculty and staff. 

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On May 31st the following postage rate increases will take effect;

Postcards will increase $.01 to $.35
International Mail will increase $.05 to $1.20
First Class Presorted mail will increase 1% - Please check your budgeted funds to factor in this increase
Non-Profit Bulk Mail will increase 2.9% - Please check your budgeted funds to factor in this increase
Media and Library mail rates increase 2.2%
Free tracking will be included on all mail classes except Standard parcel post.
A first class stamp will remain at $.49 

You can access the full list of changes at;


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