intercom home  |  advanced search  |  about intercom  |  alerts  |  faq  |  help  |  rss  

user functions

Log into intercom now

Current Ithaca College community members may contribute stories and comments as well as view additional topics by logging in.

Reset My Password



Sign up to receive a summary of Intercom headlines via e-mail three times a week.

Homer Connect can now be accessed through Google Chrome with no errors or extra steps to access the site. As always, please report any further problems to the Helpdesk.

ITS Helpdesk
104 Job Hall

The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, April 29th!

Read more . . . (334 words)

Smiddy Hall Wi-Fi Completed

Contributed by Matt Gorney on 04/27/2015 

View printable version

Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Smiddy 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 eighteen buildings, as the largest wireless initiative in the school’s history moves along with success.

Read more . . . (37 words)


Ithaca College has had a very successful partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 15 years. Part of this relationship has involved an ongoing Faculty & Staff Lecture Series at Longview.


Read more . . . (144 words)

 Join us in the Food Court Wednesday, April 29th, to try one of our gourmet Bodacious Burgers! Every burger is made with a premium, seasoned ½ LB beef patty with tasty toppings and is served with crispy waffle fries and beer battered onion rings. Along with these burgers, there is also a quarter pound mac & cheese dog that includes a premium all-beef hot dog, creating the optimum comfort food. These burgers are destined to impress so make sure to stop by and try one for yourself!

Read more . . . (21 words)

Procedures and schedules are in place for Final Exams during the week of Tuesday, May 5th through Monday, May 11th.

Read more . . . (451 words)

When accessing Homer Connect through Chrome, users may see an error that the connection or site is unsafe. In the desktop version of Chrome, the Web address for Homer Connect will show "https" crossed out and in red text. On mobile versions, an error page will appear and users will have to click Advanced and acknowledge that they want to continue.

The error is due to a certificate problem on the server, which ITS is working to correct as quickly as possible. Please be assured that HomerConnect is safe to access through Google Chrome.

ITS Helpdesk
104 Job Hall


The Wi-Fi rebuild in Hill 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 that building. 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!

ITS Helpdesk
104 Job Hall


The latest version of Chrome, version 42, is now blocking Java plug-ins, rendering Chrome incompatible for use with Parnassus "core applications," HomerAdmin, Nolij Web advanced functions, and other systems that require a Java Plug.

Note: This information does NOT apply to:

  • Parnassus "self-service" functions such as viewing payslip information and submitting time cards
  • HomerConnect access
  • Nolij Web basic search and viewing of documents

Chrome continues to be a suitable browser for these purposes.

Read more . . . (56 words)

Ithaca College School of Business has a strong investment curriculum and opportunities for hands-on experience managing real money.

Read more . . . (40 words)

Seniors are you one of 476?

Contributed by Alyssa Cooper on 04/23/2015 

View printable version

If you've made your senior class gift then the answer is YES! And we thank YOU!

Read more . . . (87 words)

Let's make history together. Join us for the first ever Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival. This week-long event celebrates the beauty, diversity, and complexity of the Pan Asian experience. Thursday's theme is MODERN VOICES.

Read more . . . (128 words)

Union Election Information

Contributed by Molly Israel on 04/22/2015 

View printable version

Submitted on behalf of Provost Linda Petrosino

Dear Campus Community,

I encourage you to visit the college’s Union Choice website to view an important update on the union election entitled “Election Dates and the Importance of Voting.”

Read more . . . (34 words)

The following is submitted on behalf of Wade Pickren, Ph.D., Sponsored Research Director:

Congratulations to the students who participated in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington on April 4/16 – 4/18, 2015.

As a program of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, promotes undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study through an annual conference for students. The first conference drew more than 400 participants from schools across the country. Now in existence for over twenty-five years, the conference regularly hosts more than 3,000 students and their faculty mentors to present their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts and performances. NCUR was held at Ithaca College in 2011.

Read more . . . (214 words)

It is with great excitement that we announce the members of the 2015 Orientation Leader Staff:

Read more . . . (210 words)

Stop Hunger Servathon!

Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 04/22/2015 

View printable version

 Did you know that $3 can help a child in need? Until April 24, Dining Services Retail Locations are taking donations at the registers for the BackPack Program for Food Bank of the Southern Tier. 

You may donate any amount, but if you can spare $3.00, it'll supply a BackPack full of nutritious food for a child who otherwise might not be able to have 3 meals a day over the weekend. 

Donate today at  at Grand Central Café, Food Court, Sandella's Flatbreads, Business School Café, Park Café, and CHS Coffee Cart.

Read more . . . (6 words)

Let's make history together. Join us for the first ever Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival. This week-long event celebrates the beauty, diversity, and complexity of the Pan Asian experience. Wednesday's theme is FRESH OFF THE BOBA: A NEW GENERATION.

Read more . . . (157 words)


The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Michael Taylor for the 2015-2016 academic year. Dr. Taylor received a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in the Social Science Program and B.A, M.A. from SUNY Buffalo in Native American Studies. He specializes in Native American Studies and Anthropology, and in 2013 published his book, Contesting Constructed Indian-ness: The Intersection of the Frontier, Masculinity, and Whiteness in Native American Mascot Representations  (Lexington Books).

Read more . . . (47 words)

The most recent version of Firefox, version 37, is not working with Parnassus (on Mac or Windows). If you are seeing a “secure connection failed” error page when trying to log into Parnassus, you probably have version 37. Do not attempt to check the version, since checking the version will often initiate the update to the latest version, if one is available.

The only workaround at this time is to use a different Web browser such as Internet Explorer or Chrome on Windows, or Safari or Chrome on Mac.

ITS is actively working to investigate the issue.

ITS Helpdesk
104 Job Hall

Provost Petrosino is pleased to announce the implementation of the next step in the structural merger of academic affairs with student affairs and campus life into the educational affairs model that began fall 2012.  

Effective May 1, 2015, two leaders within the student life arena will be named as Associate Provosts to align their current positions with the integrated educational affairs model.  The educational affairs model realizes that curricular and co-curricular learning come together to constitute the holistic educational experience for our students

Read more . . . (143 words)

recent stories

News and Notices

Lectures and Presentations

Arts and Performances

Learning Opportunities

News for Faculty

News for Students

Student Organizations

HR News

Comings and Goings