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Ithaca College earned its 15th-straight Empire 8 Commissioner's Cup following the conference's announcement on Wednesday, May 27. Standings for the Commissioner's Cup are determined by schools' finish in standings or championship tournaments within conference sports.

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Ithaca College Director of Athletics Susan Bassett is pleased to announce the 47th Hall of Fame class. This group of eight individuals and two teams will be enshrined on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Athletic and Events Center.

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Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Rod Serling Conference's Short Feature Scriptwriting Competition.

The script competition is open to nonproduced or nonoptioned writers only.

The deadline for entries is Friday, August 14, 2015.

Serling taught at Ithaca College from 1967 until his death in 1975. Ithaca College is also home to the Rod Serling Archives consisting of television scripts, movie screenplays, stage play scripts, films, published works by Serling, unproduced scripts, and secondary materials.

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On Sunday, June 7th starting at 6:00 AM, ITS will be working with an external electrical company to replace aging components of the electrical infrastructure in the Phillips Hall server room. This maintenance will require approximately 7 hours of downtime for the main IC Web site and most other College systems.

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In recognition of the necessity for online systems and services to be highly available, ITS is establishing a new system maintenance schedule to better meet the needs of the campus community. In general, system maintenance will only be performed during late-night hours or early in the day on Sundays. The full schedule and other details are available at the following link:

ITS System Maintenance Schedule

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Outcome of Union Election

Contributed by Molly Israel on 05/28/2015 

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Submitted on behalf of President Rochon

Dear Colleagues,

The National Labor Relations Board has announced the preliminary results of the election for a union among part-time and adjunct faculty at Ithaca College. The participants in the election have voted in favor of representation by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

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Summer softball is back for students, faculty and staff for 2015, NO EXPERIENCE or skill required.

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Be apart “Ithaca Dining Experience" programs for family members and guests attending orientation this summer!

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Friends and Textor Halls are now ready to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and June 3rd, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking the community for feedback on any issues.

Once testing confirms successful network performance, the buildings will move from ‘testing’ to a ‘completed’ status. This expected completion will mark the thirteenth and fourteenth buildings to enter the new updated wireless environment at Ithaca College. 

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Campus Store & MACs Closings

Contributed by Rick Watson on 05/27/2015 

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Both the Campus Store and MACs General Store will be closed on Thursday and Friday (5/28-29).

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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. 

ITS Helpdesk
104 Job Hall

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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 

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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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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 

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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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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 

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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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Fraudulent Activity Alert

Contributed by Dean Casterline on 05/21/2015 

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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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