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Commencement is scheduled to take place at Butterfield Stadium at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 17th.  The Academic Procession forms at 8:30 a.m. on the Academic Quad.  The Procession to Butterfield Stadium begins at 8:50 a.m.

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May session starts Tuesday, May 12, 2015. 

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Do you ever feel like every time you turn around  a new friend or family member is diagnosed with cancer? Are you trying to think what you personally can do to turn that around? Well, I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of watching that cancer show...hand me the remote! I'm changing the channel on cancer!

The Tompkins County Relay for Life will be held on campus on the outdoor track on Saturday, July 11th, raising money to support cancer research. Ithaca College's team, IC Hope, has long been one of the top teams in the Relay, a tradition we want to continue!  We invite you to join us for our first organizational meeting on Monday, May 11th at noon in the "Glass Room" in the Snack Bar. Bring your enthusiasm and creativity and we will bring experienced members who will tell you all about the event! Together we will plan this year's successful mission!

See you there!

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The new dean of the Ithaca College School of Business is a veteran leader. Sean Reid, currently associate dean and associate professor of finance at the Quinnipiac University School of Business, will assume his new position on July 1.

In addition to his academic career as a teacher and administrator, Reid is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who has spent the past three decades as an officer serving the country on active duty and in the reserves.

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Vice President for Enrollment and Communication Eric Maguire has accepted a position at Franklin & Marshall College as vice president and dean of admission and financial aid. This marks a return to F&M for Maguire, who had served there for nine years in positions of increasing responsibility in admissions and enrollment management before joining Ithaca College in 2009.

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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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The long-awaited pedestrian corridor study for NYS Route 96B (Danby Road, Aurora Street) in the Town of Ithaca is about to get underway. The study is being coordinated by the Town of Ithaca with funding assistance from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). CHA Consulting Inc. (CHA) is the project’s engineering consultant responsible for studying the existing pedestrian environment along the corridor. The study area extends approximately 1.6 miles from the City of Ithaca/Town of Ithaca municipal boundary south to the King Road intersection. This area includes Ithaca College, on- and off-campus student housing, single-family homes, apartments, senior housing and a variety of commercial businesses and offices. 

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Join your colleagues on Thursday, May 7th for this month’s Dollars and $ense discussion on the College’s year-to-date financial performance.  Vice President Hector will facilitate a conversation around the College’s ten-month budget versus actual performance, capital spending, and plant accounts.

Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the session, which takes place on Thursday, May 7, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the Taughannock Falls Room. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


As we prepare for our 120th Commencement on Sunday, May 17, 2015, we would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession.  The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad.  Please look for the signs indicating where each school should start lining up.  The academic procession will begin promptly at 8:50 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m.  All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m. 

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 A reception honoring the Writing Department's Diane McPherson will be held on Wednesday May 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Klingerstein Lounge.

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The Fitness Center's hours of operation over the next three weeks are now posted on our website and will be as follows:

Fitness Center Hours 5/4 - 5/8

Monday (5/4): 7:00am - 11:00pm

Tuesday (5/5): 6:30am - 11:00pm

Wednesday (5/6): 6:30am - 11:00pm

Thursday (5/7): 6:30am - 11:00pm

Friday (5/8): 7:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday (5/9): 11:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday (5/10): 11:00am - 3:00pm

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce the inaugural year of the H&S Summer Scholars Program. The Program provides paid positions for H&S students to engage full-time in a research, scholarship, or creative inquiry project, in collaboration with a Faculty Mentor.

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Submitted on Behalf of President Thomas Rochon

Dear Colleagues,

Below you will find the text of my commentary that was published in the April 30 edition of The Ithacan.I wanted to make sure that part-time and adjunct faculty have the opportunity to see this important message on the issue of “neutrality” as it pertains to the upcoming union election. 

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A new workflow has been created to streamline the process for assigning a grade of “I” (Incomplete). 

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The Wi-Fi rebuild in Smiddy Hall 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 that building.

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We regret to announce that former member of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees Larry Smith ’69 passed away on April 28 after a hard-fought battle with aplastic anemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. A devoted alumnus of IC’s School of Business, he served on the board from 2006 through 2013 and his presence within our college community will be sorely missed.

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