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The Shared Governance Task Force is working diligently on a proposal to institute a model of shared governance at Ithaca College. The task force has already met twice since the start of the semester, and is working to complete a draft of a proposed shared governance charter for the college to be shared with the campus.


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The Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications would like to thank the entire Ithaca College campus community for their participation in our first annual User Survey.

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Submitted on behalf of Ernie McClatchie

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This year, nearly 220 students, alumni, faculty and staff helped our newest community members move in to their "home away from home" on August 21st.

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Labor Day Hours of Operation

For a complete list of important hours for this weekend click here. 

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The DIIS Service Desk will be closed on Sunday, 9/4 and Monday, 9/5 for the Labor Day weekend. We will reopen at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, 9/6.

See our website for information about how to report a system outage after hours.

DIIS Service Desk
104 Job Hall

Reminder: New Extended Hours!

Timecards Due

Contributed by Donna Veres on 09/01/2016 

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Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, timecards for the pay period August 22-September 4 must be submitted and approved by noon on Tuesday, September 6 in order to be paid on Friday, September 9. It is the employee's responsibility to verify that his/her timecard is approved by this deadline. Any timecard not approved by Tuesday at noon will NOT be paid until the following payday on Friday, September 23. Please feel free to contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874, or with any questions or concerns.

Surplus Vehicle and Equipment Online Auction

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The Committee would like to encourage individuals or groups that would like to request sponsorship of events and activities focused on providing education and/or dialogue on diversity and inclusion related topics to apply for funding from the Diversity Awareness Committee. 

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Members of the Ithaca College community are invited to attend a weekly discussion group focused on diversity and inclusion. The group has recently changed its name from ‘F&A Discussion on Race, Diversity and Inclusion’ to the 'Ithaca College Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Circle.'  All members of the Ithaca College community are invited to attend our weekly meetings, which typically take place on Wednesdays at noon in Klingenstein Lounge. To learn more about this group, subscribe to our Sakai site and watch for meeting announcements and other updates.

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contributed on behalf of Dr. Linda Petrosino, Provost & Vice President for Educational Affairs

Dr. Luke Keller, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Dr. Abraham Mulugetta, Professor of Finance and International Business, have been named as Charles A. Dana Professors. The Dana Professorship recognizes exceptional faculty who have attained the rank of full professor and who have made significant contributions in teaching, scholarship, and service. 


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Posted on behalf of Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell.

Dear campus community –

Prior to the start of the semester, a number of IC members felt it was important to bring the campus together to discuss the violence that occurred throughout the summer. Our original goal was to discuss both national and global events.

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As the new academic year begins, please enjoy the latest biweekly email newsletter just sent out to subscribers. Before you know it, the winter holidays will be upon us. Start planning now—in January, you’ll be glad you did!

From: Traci Shoemaker
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 4:03 PM
Subject: Weight Watchers Newsletter: August 29th Edition


Maybe you’ve never overcome that after-school-snack habit from childhood. Maybe you skipped a meal earlier in the day. Whatever the cause, those middle-of-the day munchies can wreak havoc on your weight loss efforts. But don’t worry. In Combat Those 3 p.m. Cravings you’ll get the ammunition you need to fight back.

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Posted on behalf of President Tom Rochon

Our Ithaca College community is still reeling from the violent homicide that occurred early Sunday morning on the Cornell University campus that stole the life of our student Anthony Nazaire ’19, injured another student, and left a great many others shaken, sorrowed, and angered. 

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The annual first year student retreat led by upperclassmen and run through the Ithaca College Catholic Community will take place Saturday Sept. 3 from 9-5. 

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The Longview - Ithaca College shuttle has been running on reduced hours since the beginning of classes due to a vehicle being out of service.  Reduced hours continue for Monday, 8/29 with the shuttle running until 11:00 AM.

The shuttle will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, 8/30.

The schedule for the shuttle can be found on the Gerontology Institute's web page at:

Contact Christine Pogorzala, the IC/Longview Coordinator with any questions (607.274.1051 /

We’re doing a NeighborFOOD drive for The BackPack Program for The Food Bank of the Southern Tier. $3.00 will fill a BackPack with food for a child in need. The BackPack Program bridges the gap over the weekend to ensure that a child is guaranteed 3 meals per day while not in school. Donate at any retail dining register* and feed a child in need.  

Help us beat our goal of $5,000 - That's 1,666 BackPacks!


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Swim lessons for all ages!

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 08/28/2016 

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The Ithaca College Women's Swimming and Diving Team will be offering swimming and diving lessons for all ages on the following Saturdays: September 10, 17, 24 and October 1 and 8, 2016.  Participants will be taught by a member of the team either one-on-one or one instructor per two students in either a five - 30 minute lessons from 10:00-10:30 or 10:45 -11:15 am; or for five – 1 hour lessons for older children or adults from 10:00-11:00 am. 

The fee for registration is $60.00 for the five-30 minute lessons; and the cost of the five 1-hour lessons will be $100.00. Please register by completing the registration form and liability form below and mailing it by September 2, 2016 along with a check made out to Ithaca College.

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Posted on behalf of President Tom Rochon

We have learned more information about the homicide of one of our students that took place early Sunday morning on the Cornell University campus. Since my prior message, I and other members of our campus community have spent time, both in person and on the phone, with the family members of the two Ithaca College students victimized in the stabbing incident.

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(Read the most recent update here.)

Posted on behalf of President Tom Rochon

It is with great sadness that I inform the Ithaca College community that one of our students passed away at Cayuga Medical Center early on the morning of Sunday, August 28. Shortly before 2 a.m. two individuals were stabbed during a large fight near the intersection of College Avenue and Campus Road. The second Ithaca College student who was stabbed in that incident was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a regional trauma center and released.

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