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Volume 23, No. 12       March 6, 2001


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Board of Trustees Approves Student Services Initiatives

Two new positions — a full-time director of health education programs and a half-time LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) coordinator — have been created in the student affairs and campus life division. The Ithaca College Board of Trustees approved expenditures on the initiatives as part of the College’s 2001–2002 budget.

William Pelto Appointed Associate Dean

William Pelto, a member of the Ithaca College music faculty since 1991, has been named the School of Music’s associate dean. He will be responsible for the administration of curriculum development and overseeing student academic affairs, which includes advising, orientation, registration, course scheduling, and catalog revision.

Trustees Set Tuition Rate

Tuition at Ithaca College will rise by 4.75 percent for the 2001 school year. At its February meeting the board of trustees approved a budget that sets tuition at $20,104, standard room and board at $8,615, and health insurance at $275, bringing the total cost of attending Ithaca next year to $28,994.

Trustees Approve Planning Document, Discuss Issues

During its February meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees put its final stamp of approval on the work of the All-College Planning and Priorities Committee, held an in-depth discussion on College financing, considered issues surrounding the College’s contract with food service provider Sodexho Marriott Services, and approved a major renovation project for the library.

Trustees Grant Tenure, Promotion, and Emeritus Status

At its February meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees awarded emeritus status to three former professors and granted tenure and/or promotion to 15 faculty members.

2000–2001 Concert Season Concludes with Musicians from Marlboro

Musicians from Marlboro tours, now in their 36th season, are noted not only for joyous chamber music performances but also for offering valuable touring experience to artists at the beginning of their careers.

Presentation to Focus on AIDS and Native Americans

Cissy Elm and Barbara M. Johnson, coordinators with the American Indian Community House HIV/AIDS Project, will visit the College on Wednesday, March 7, to discuss "Health Issues in Native American Communities: Bridging Cultures to Prevent HIV."

Irish Visitors to Collaborate in Free Concert of Celtic Music

Seven guest artists from the Irish World Music Centre and former River-dance costar Colin Dunne will join students and faculty from the School of Music for a free concert of Celtic music on Thursday, March 8, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. The performance will include Irish folk music, adaptations by Schubert and Brahms, and contemporary compositions.

Calendar of Events

Principal events on campus March 6- 21.

Andrejs Ozolins, Ithaca College Office of Publications. 6. Mar. 2001