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Please join H&S Pre-Law and the Ithaca College Alumni Association in welcoming Peter Mayer '70 (School of Business) and Jennifer Lahm '09 (School of H&S) to campus. Mayer and Lahm will share insights and answer questions about their academic and professional experiences at a dinner held in the Athletics and Events Center VIP Room at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10.

Justice Mayer is a New York State Supreme Court Justice for the Tenth Judicial District, Riverhead, New York, where he presides over civil matters. Lahm is an associate at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, where she assists with municipal matters. Their discussion will focus on the relationship between a judge and a clerk.

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In coordination with the National Bone Marrow Donor Program, the Ithaca College football team is sponsoring its third annual bone marrow drive on Wednesday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Emerson Suites in the Campus Center.

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The Energy Challenge is ON!!!

Contributed by Marian Brown on 03/31/2014 

Calling all on-campus residents: the Energy Challenge is underway! RHA and Sustainability at Ithaca are co-sponsoring this campaign to see which residence hall can reduce its electricity consumption the most over the next two weeks. There will be prizes awarded to the hall with the lowest per capita energy use during the period and for the hall that has the greatest percentage reduction during the Challenge. The Challenge period started yesterday, March 30, and will end on Saturday, April 12, with the winners announced at RHA's Earth Fest on April 15. Check out the informational poster on the bulletin board in your hall - or refer to the special Energy Challenge Installments in your bathroom stalls - for tips on how to easily reduce your energy use, not just during the Energy Challenge period, but all the time! How low can you go?

The Sustainability Café on Monday, March 31st will partner with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) to host a screening of the film, “The President’s Dilemma.” The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. The Spring 2014 Sustainability Café/Environmental Seminar series is focused on the concept of Campus Sustainability: Hiding in Plain Sight. 

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Thinking about Designing your own Major? Learn about your options.

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We are excited to announce the fourth Streets Alive! Ithaca, which will be held on Sunday, May 4 from 1-5pm on Cayuga Street in the Fall Creek neighborhood of Ithaca. Streets Alive! Ithaca closes the streets to cars and opens it for safe, healthy fun for people.

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Do you like free pizza? Competition? A live performance from Jay-Z? Well we'll have two of these things at the American Advertising Federation's "Creative Crunch" event!

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Need a second Writing class? Missing that Writing Effective requirement? WRTG20500 Argument will be offered online June 30-August 1!

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The Sustainability Speaker Series will present Kirby Edmonds to address the question of "How Can We Eliminate Structural Poverty?"  This learning event will take place on Wednesday, March 26th at 7:00pm in the Clark Lounge in the Campus Center.

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The Department of Theatre Arts is offering a special Summer section of Directing I, an intensive introduction to the practice of directing for the stage. Students will learn basic skills and underlying principles through exercises, theatergoing, and directing short rudimentary scenes.  Directing I is a prerequisite for Directing II, being offered in Spring 2015.    

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The Philosophy Club will meet on Wednesday March 26th, 7-8pm in Rothschild Place 147.  [For those unfamiliar, the building is next to the Communications building.]  All are welcome to come and join the conversation!

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Participate in a focus group!

Contributed by Ronald M. Trunzo on 03/25/2014 

Residential Life and Judicial Affairs is seeking interested students to participate in a 75 minute focus group during April.  Dates and times are listed below. 

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Ithaca College Theatre will present a talkback discussion with special guest Michael Friedman, American composer and lyricist. Engage in an interactive dialogue with the composer and lyricist of Gone Missing, originally created by The Civilians. The event is free and open to the public. It will begin immediately following the 2pm performance of Ithaca College Theatre’s production of Gone Missing on Saturday, March 29th (roughly 3:30pm). We hope you will join us for this exciting discussion.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement is the traditional IDF grant.  Diversity/International Projects is a new category for IDF.   Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by April 15.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at

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Interested in making a difference in a child’s life?

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The Sustainability Café on Monday, March 17th will feature Dr. Janet Hunting presenting “Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research at IC.” The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. The Spring 2014 Sustainability Café/Environmental Seminar series is focused on the concept of Campus Sustainability: Hiding in Plain Sight. 

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Watch the "Gone Missing" video!

Contributed by Susan Monagan on 03/21/2014 

Thinking of getting lost at "Gone Missing"? Watch the video here! Like us on Facebook (Ithaca College Theatre Arts) and play our "what's missing" game.

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A group of Cornell students is working with Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County to explore opportunities to increase energy efficiency in rental housing. The input of Ithaca College students - undergraduate or graduate - living OFF-CAMPUS is sought for this study. You can enter to win prizes just for taking the 5-10 minutes to complete this survey questionnaire. Access the survey  and complete it by Friday, April 4. 

Career Services is here to help whether you've been planning for life after IC for a while or just getting started.

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American Sign Language

Contributed by Nancy Kotmel on 03/19/2014 

Have you ever wanted to learn a language but struggled with verbal languages like French or Spanish? Have you been out of school for a while and nervous about taking a class? Would you enjoy learning another language and culture in a fun, relaxed, “hands-on” environment? Do you want to “brush-up” on old ASL skills? If so, you are invited to register for Beginner's American Sign Language I and Beginner's American Sign Language II this spring.

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