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The following was submitted on behalf of Frank Eggleston, son of longtime IC professor Gordon Eggleston, who passed away on April 21, 2015. (You can read more about Professor Eggleston at An Enduring Tribute.)

We will be having a celebration of life for my dad, Gordon Eggleston, on Thursday, July 9, 1:00 p.m., at the Brooktondale Baptist Church, located at 2311 Slaterville Road in Brooktondale, New York.

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ITS has just finished the installation and cutover of the new Wi-Fi environment in the Terrace and Towers Dining Halls.  Testing will continue through July 14th.  At that time, if testing is successful, those areas will move to a completed status.  Users of Wi-Fi in those areas should enjoy stable and robust Wi-Fi service.  If there are any issues, please report them to the Helpdesk by calling 274-1000, or emailing helpdesk

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Please join us in honoring School of Business Associate Dean, Barbara Howard, and the work she has done for Ithaca College at a retirement reception luncheon on Friday, July 31st, from 12:00-1:30pm in the Upper Atrium of the School of Business. 

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Registration is now open for a July 20-22 R.A.D. women’s self-defense course for staff and faculty.  For more information about this program and to access the registration form, please visit

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Contributed on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities

On behalf of the College’s Facilities Planning Committee, I am pleased to share with the campus community a revised Project Approval Request (PAR) process for capital construction and renovation projects. Although the new process will begin this fall, I wanted to ensure that there was an understanding of how the new process will be conducted. 

First and foremost, the new PAR process has been designed to ensure fairness and equity across the Divisions of the College. Accordingly, we have decentralized the initial component of the process by requiring all projects to be submitted directly to one’s Vice President. This and all other associated steps of the process – replete with timelines – can be found at this link. 

Thank you. 

Dr. Timothy Carey
Associate Vice President
IC Facilities



The Wi-Fi rebuild in Ceracche Center and Muller Faculty Center was recently completed. Our testing shows that Wi-Fi performance is much improved, but we'd like affirmation from the people that use Wi-Fi in those buildings.

Please let us know if the Wi-Fi network is now meeting your needs by completing this quick 2-question form: 

Find the complete Wireless 2014 Project details and schedule here:

Your feedback via comments to this article is also welcome!

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Contributed on behalf of Michael Richardson, Interim Dean - I am delighted to announce that we have filled two very important positions in the school:

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Registration is now open for a July 20-22 R.A.D. women’s self-defense course for staff and faculty.  For more information about this program and to access the registration form, please visit

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Performance Review Reminder

Contributed by Jane Ray on 06/30/2015 

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The Online Performance Review process for 2014-15 is currently available to staff.  All staff members can access the self-assessment form through Employee Self-Service in Parnassus.  Supervisors can also access the Performance Review form through Employee Self-Service in Parnassus. 

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The Fitness Center will be closed from Friday 7/3/15 - Sunday 7/5/15 in observance of Independence Day.  We will resume our regular summer hours on Monday 7/6/15.

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The position Assistant to the President, ably occupied by Bailey Reagan for the last two years, will become available on or before August 3. Because the Assistant to the President interacts intensively with the campus community on a range of issues we plan to conduct an internal-only search for the position.

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Environmental Health & Safety will be conducting mandatory fire alarm system testing in the academic buildings in July. 

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Our new students will arrive on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

Upper class students who volunteer to assist will be able to move in to their on-campus housing the day before (Saturday, August 22, 2015), and will be required to attend a training session that evening from 7 – 8 pm.  Your meal plan will begin at lunch on Sunday. 

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The new Ithaca College webcam is now streaming some of the best views IC has to offer! The camera overlooks the Textor Ball and Muller Chapel, with Cayuga Lake in the distance, and pans left and right automatically to display views of the quad and surrounding hillsides. You can view it on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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Submitted on behalf of Terri Ae. Stewart, Director and Chief, Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

The Office of Public Safety recently announced the latest offering of the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program for faculty and staff and I want to take this opportunity to provide more information on this specific program and all of the college’s efforts to increase sexual assault awareness, education, and prevention.

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Did you know that in just 2 1/2 weeks over 1000 people will arrive at the College ready to walk the outdoor track until the wee hours of the following morning? Why? They are participating in the annual Tompkins County Relay for Life, raising funds for cancer research! One of the top Relay teams since the Relay began in this area is our very own IC Hope.  Want to join us for a great night of fun, tears, exercise, and celebration? Please join our team! Can't be here but want to make a difference? Donate to one of the team members or join us for our fabulous garage sale this Saturday, June 27th from 8 am - noon. Follow this link for garage sale details and to view some of our incredible items:  Here are other important facts on the Relay:

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Summer is the season we wait for. It's the season full of fun in the sun.. Summer offers more than 100 days to make a difference. Thank you for please clearing your calendar On July 7th for what's most important to help save lives by donating at our American Red Cross Blood drive from 10 to 5 in the Fitness Center. During the summer months of June, July and August, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive. This could add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations. If at least two more donors gave blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer, above what's expected, patients would be better assured of having lifesaving blood products readily available. Call 1-800-REDCROSS TO SET UP YOUR APPOINTMENT ON JULY 7TH

Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that both Muller Faculty Center and Cerrache Center have now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and are complete. Faculty, Staff and Students using those buildings should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.

The completion of these two buildings now marks the completion of the entire academic priority buildings.  We've run miles of cable and well over a thousand Access Points (APs) to provide reliable service to our campus community. The next steps are to get our student centered areas as well as our administrative buildings.  

A map of the work and a current schedule of buildings is available online:

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 Provost Benjamin (Ben) Rifkin will be hosting “Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost”, once a month (July, 2015 through May, 2016) for a small group—6 individuals plus the Provost.  Ben would like an opportunity, in a small setting, to meet and hear from faculty and staff in Educational Affairs, and to share some thoughts/vision of the future in our division.

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