Thanks to Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, city public works crews, and project contractors, Clinton Street will be open during Commencement weekend and it will not be necessary to detour around the construction project.


It is already the time of year to be thinking about Commencement.  Your help is requested to serve as a Field Attendant for the College’s upcoming Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2012.

Your help is necessary to ensure that the ceremony is carried out in an orderly manner.  Responsibilities for Field Attendants include managing the on field student seating and maintaining order. Many of us have played an important role during the 2012 graduates’ experience at Ithaca College and this is one more opportunity to do so again.

Refreshments will be provided and non-exempt employees who assist during the ceremony will be paid according to the College overtime policy.

Please contact me, Brian Scholten, at or extension 4-3075 if you would like to work as a Field Attendant helping graduates on this special day.  Your help is appreciated.

Brian D. Scholten



To All Participants in Commencement:


CCH Pounder — cofounder of Artists for a New South Africa and an actor with numerous film, television and theater credits, including the Na’vi spiritual leader Mo’at in “Avatar” — returned to IC on Sunday, May 23, as the guest speaker at her alma mater’s 115th commencement. Though her audience held some 1,300 new graduates and their guests, Pounder said she came back to the institution where she had earned a degree in theater arts because there was someone in the assembly she wanted to talk to.



The Ithaca College community is invited to the 43rd annual Commencement Eve Concert on Saturday, May 22, at 8:30 p.m. in the Ben Light Gymnasium. You are also welcome at the dress rehearsal on Friday, May 21, at 8:30 p.m. -- less traffic and a smaller crowd, but the exact same show.

The dress rehearsal is a polished performance that is attended each year by hundreds of people, and provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the concert in a more relaxed setting.

Admission is free. Directed by Professor Dana Wilson, this year's theme is "The Blues in the Night" and features the symphony orchestra, choir, marimba band, jazz ensemble, and soloists in an exciting and entertaining one-hour program.


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