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On Thursday, August 31, staff from the Office of Public Safety, along with representatives from the Ithaca Police Department and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, will visit residences in the off-campus communities on South Hill to promote a safe start to the upcoming school year.

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Please note: Monday classes will meet on this day at their scheduled times (not Wednesday classes) for this first day of classes only.

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If you opted to pick up your parking permit rather than having it mailed to you, permits will be available for pick up at the following locations at the following times.


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From a fireworks display and a barbecue, to trips to the Farmers Market and Taughannock Falls, Ithaca College is making sure that the Labor Day weekend is a memorable one for both new and returning students. 

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBTQ annual film series at Ithaca College will kick off its 2017–18 schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with the documentary “The Freedom to Marry.” Free and open to the public, the film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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Throughout September, the Academic Advising Center will be providing workshops to address some common challenges faced by first-year college students.  In these workshops, students will learn strategies and skills to prepare them for academic success.  


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Welcome to the “Welcome Back Edition” of our monthly IT@IC update.  Each month we bring you highlights of efforts that we are working on related to the IT services for the campus community.  In this issue we provide a summary of changes and information for the Fall 2017 semester.

September 2017 CONTENTS

  1. SAKAI Learning Management System upgrade
  2. Microsoft Office Suite available for free
  3. IT Service Desk updates
  4. New online IT Service Portal coming soon
  5. – your new starting place for accessing IC web applications
  6. Campus Apple TVs now enabled for AirPlay on college wireless network
  7. Voicethread is now available to Ithaca College faculty and students
  8. Huddle Wall / new experimental learning and collaboration space
  9. Windows 10
  10. Our 3-year network overhaul is complete
  11. IT Strategic Plan update
  12. The last bit

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 Please join us to celebrate the the hard work from three of this year's Humanities & Sciences Summer Scholars at the Art Department's Creative Space Gallery. The opening reception will be Friday September 1st 5-7pm, food and refreshments will be served. Additional open gallery hours will be on Saturday 9/2 and Sunday 9/3 12-5. Stop by, meet the artists and check out the art!

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Submitted on behalf of Edward Cluett, Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

Protocols for review at the September 27, 2017 meeting must be received by Friday, September 15, 2017 by 5pm. 

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of nucleic acids, including genomes, plasmids, or short nucleic acid sequences, or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

Please note that research involving viruses or exposure to pathogenic viruses is not allowed at Ithaca College.

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Free Ice Cream and a BBQ with the Protestant Community!

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 Jamie Ellis was invited to present on "Strategies to deliver biochemistry content in general chemistry" at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, D.C.


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Contributed on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities

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Are you concerned about the well-being or safety of an Ithaca College student? The ICare Team can help. 

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Michael Twomey (Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, English Department, retired) presented a paper at the 25th Congress of the International Arthurian Society in Würzburg, Germany, on July 27th.  

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ENVS lecturer, Xanthe Matychak, traveled to Riyadh this summer to deliver a "train-the-trainer" workshop for a Maker Innovation Camp hosted by SABIC. The workshop covered a combination of tinkering, technology, and design. 

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The Handwerker Gallery Fall 2017 calendar has been released and will be arriving in campus mailboxes this week, with listings of exhibitions and events instantly available on our website.

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The Ithaca College community is invited to gather in remembrance of Anthony Nazaire ’19, a vibrant student and respected campus leader who was the victim of a homicide on August 28, 2016.

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

Dr. Jean Hardwick, Professor of Biology, and Dr. Stephen Sweet, Professor of Sociology, 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.

Dr. Hardwick joined Ithaca College in 1997 and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Vermont. Her scholarship and student mentoring centers on research of the cardiac nervous system and heart disease  Dr. Hardwick was recently awarded a 3-year research grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine the changes induced by chronic heart disease in an animal model of myocardial infarction ( “heart attack”).

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Start your semester off with concerts in the School of Music! 

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Ithaca College Environmental Health and Safety personnel will be conducting fire and evacuation drills for all campus owned and occupied buildings over the course of the next several weeks.

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