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Volume 24, No. 1       August 20, 2001

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Search for New Provost Begins with Bill Scoones Serving in Interim

The new academic year will open with an interim provost and vice president for academic affairs in place and the search for a successor to Jim Malek under way. In May Malek announced that he was leaving after three years as provost to take a comparable position at Rollins College.

College Appoints New Affirmative Action Director

Traevena L. Potter-Hall, former director of the Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans, has been named Ithaca College’s new director of affirmative action and equal opportunity.

Academic Year to Open with Convocation and Picnic

Some 1,740 incoming freshmen will be officially welcomed to campus on Monday, August 27, with the annual Convocation ceremony and "welcome to the community" picnic. Convocation, which traditionally signals the start of the academic year.

Ithaca College Theatre Announces Performance Season

The season begins with Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s riveting classic of allegiance, love, and loss.

Alumni Association Presents First Volunteer Service Awards

The Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors has honored Mary Arlin ’61 and Charlie Baker ’41, M.S. ’53, with the first Volunteer Service Awards. The Volunteer Service Award recognizes significant contributions made by both alumni and non-alumni.

Ithaca College Concerts Series Subscriptions Now on Sale

The opening concert in September will be presented by the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, which will perform baroque dances on the instruments of that time period.

Handwerker Gallery to Feature Works of Jamaican Artists

The Handwerker Gallery will present In the Fullness of Time, an exhibit that reflects the many facets of Jamaican culture and identity. Featuring the work of 19 sculptors, painters, and photographers, the show will open on Thursday, August 30, and run through October 14.

Best in the Region

The 2001 Ad Lab team was voted best in the region at the National Student Advertising Competition, which is conducted by the American Advertising Federation.

Office of Institutional Advancement Responds to Strategic Plan

Two initiatives --- an integrated marketing plan and a task force to strengthen faculty participation in fund-raising --- emerged as priorities in the College’s recently completed strategic planning process.

TEAM Effort

Students from the Frederick Douglass Academy in New York City, demonstrated their robotics project during a session of the TEAM (Technology, Empowerment, and Modeling) Program.



Editor: Keith Davis
Writers: Erik Kibelsbeck Dave Maley
Publisher: Office of Public Information

THE ITHACA COLLEGE NEWS (ISSN# 1088-7873) is published 18 times a year; once in August, November, December, January, June, and July; twice in September, February, and March; and three times in October and April. Published by Ithaca College, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-7044. Periodicals postage pending at Ithaca, New York. Postmaster: Send form 3579 to the Ithaca College News, Office of Public Information, 228C Alumni Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850-7044.

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Andrejs Ozolins, Ithaca College Office of Publications. 22. Aug. 2001