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Ever the storyteller at heart, the man who helped bring some of popular culture’s favorite and most critically acclaimed narratives to television shared with the Ithaca College Class of 2017 why he always keeps his metaphorical jackhammer at the ready.

Bill D’Elia, a 1969 graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in television-radio from the Roy H. Park School of Communication, has applied his narrative craft, creative vision and social conscience to such shows as “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Boston Legal,” “Glee,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing” and “Northern Exposure” over the past two decades.

The eight-time Emmy Award and four-time Golden Globe nominee delivered the main address at Ithaca College’s 122nd Commencement before 1,360 graduates and their loved ones gathered in Butterfield Stadium. 

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Naeem Inayatullah wrote a short review of Roshanak Kheshti’s book, Modernity’s Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music (NYU, 2015), in International Feminist Journal of Politics, 19 (3), 2017. Published online: 19 May, 2017.

You can read a pre-publication version here:

Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences Faculty Gary Sforzo and Sebastian Harenberg, along with graduating senior Kyle Costello and Librarian Laura Kuo, and with several other colleagues just published "Compendium of the Health and Wellness Coaching" in the Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 

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The Network and Unified Communications team with assistance from two third party partners will be replacing outdated network equipment in several buildings on campus between Monday May 22nd and Friday May 26th. Once complete, network services will be more reliable and ready to accommodate additional bandwidth.

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Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone?

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Submitted on behalf of the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability.

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Posted on behalf of Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration Janet Williams and President Tom Rochon.

After a national search, David Weil has been named Associate Vice President for Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) and Chief Information Officer at Ithaca College. We want to thank and applaud Dave for serving over the past year as Interim AVP, succeeding Keith “Mac” McIntosh, who left IC in July 2016. Our thanks as well to the search committee, led by Dean John Sigg, for its diligent work over the past several months.

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The Baccalaureate Mass for the class of 2017 will take place on Saturday, May 20 at 5 pm in the Hockett Recital Hall in the music school. All on campus are welcome to attend as we congratulate the class of 2017! 

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  Playwrights & Co. is an informal working group for writers, actors, directors and anyone else interested in, or working in, the theater world. Meetings will be monthly from 6-8 pm, at a central location in Cortland.

Participants are encouraged to bring works and/or ideas in progress to share with the group, in a laid-back and supportive atmosphere. Our first meeting will be mid-June.

Contact James at if you're interested. 

Please save the date and plan on joining your colleagues for the next Dollars and $ense, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, at 9:00 am in Emerson A.   

The Dollars and $ense discussion series is a regular opportunity for faculty and staff to engage in and learn about current topics that have financial implications for the college.  This month, our main focus will be on enrollment.  We will also hear updates on analytics and the BI project.

We hope you will join us.


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Ithaca College is a member institution of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. In 2018, their Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference (Atlanta, GA; March 1-4, 2018) theme is "The Global Business of Aging."

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  • Thursday, May 18: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday, May 19: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 21: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ***Note: Graduating students will be taking their work away throughout this day, so check out the exhibition ahead of time for the full experience!

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Eva Chebishev ’19 (Biology) was recently selected by the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) to participate in their prestigious 2017 ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASM-URF) Program.

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An article by Communication Studies Assistant Professor Chris House will appear in Volume 7 of the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric.  Titled, "Remembering Jim Crow in the Age of Trump: An Analysis of the Rhetorical Function of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia," the essay analyzes how racist images and artifacts are being used to create a more honest record of public memory of the Jim Crown period.

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Deciding to see a counselor is often a difficult decision, but your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help!

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6th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) Thursday May 18th, 2017. Take this time to help your institution become more aware of accessibly. This is celebrated on the third Thursday of every May.

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We are looking for infants who will soon turn 8 months or are any age between 8 and 12 months, who are able to crawl, and are typically developing.

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On Friday, May 5, the School of Humanities and Sciences recognized a select group of students for outstanding academic achievement in the 2016-17 academic year. The Dean's Award is granted annually to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average in each of the four disciplinary areas in H&S: Social & Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Fine & Performing Arts.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:00-2:30
Clark Lounge, Campus Center

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Janet Millspaugh, R.N., is retiring from her position as a nurse at the Hammond Health Center after 30 years of service.

She has worked as a clinic nurse as well as her current position as Lab Result Nurse. In addition to this role, she coordinates with the local health department and chairs the Infection Control Committee at the Health Center.

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