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Virus Update - Bad Browser Page

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 08/05/11 

ITS has been actively battling a computer trojan outbreak on Windows computers. One way computers are being infected is through a web page. A picture of the web page is available on If you get directed to this web page, DO NOT, click on the "Browser Update" button.

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The School of Music Preparatory Division is pleased to announce the successful completion of the first annual Summer Music Academy. During June and July, over 200 middle and high students participated in advanced musical instruction which included large ensembles, small ensembles, music fundamentals classes, a wide array of electives, daily master classes, numerous performances, and a number of special evening and weekend events.

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President Emerita Peggy R. Williams has been elected to the board of directors of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a national organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. She was among 10 directors-at-large elected by the AAUW membership to serve a two-year term on the board.

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Who is Teaching SPSS?

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 08/04/11 

ITS is working on upgrading software in teaching labs and eclassrooms. We are trying to identify all locations where SPSS 19 is needed.

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Kirsten Wasson, assistant professor of multicultural American literature in the department of English, will have a volume of original poetry published this September.  The volume is entitled, Almost Everything Takes Forever, and it is being published by Antriim Press.

Michael Twomey, Professor of English and Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, delivered a paper at the XXIIIrd Congress of the International Arthurian Society, in Bristol, UK, on July 25th, 2011. 

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Kristine Marshall, Administrative & Operations Assistant for the Office of Public Safety, is retiring on August 12th. 

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Power Shutdown Reminder

Contributed by Lori Ray on 08/03/11 

Submitted on behalf of Zach Newswanger, Director of Facilities Maintenance

This is a reminder that the 2nd scheduled electrical shutdown will take place this Sunday, August 7th from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This shutdown is necessary in order to perform required maintenance to the campus electrical system.

It is the advice of Information Technology services that all computers and printers be unplugged before this interruption.  Please communicate this to the appropriate personnel within your department.

As always, the Office of Facilities will be on duty during and after the interruptions to ensure all systems resume their normal function.  Please feel free to call 274-3225 if you have any questions or concerns. 

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

We are interested in learning about your perceptions and experiences of working in a sustainably designed, LEED certified building.

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Participants in this year’s Summer Institute will be presenting on Leadership and Identity.

The Summer Institute exposes Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) students to the academic rigor they will encounter in the fall. As a culminating event, students are encouraged to conduct research and present their ideas on a given topic. With the use of poetry, song and dance, students express this year’s topic.



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Meredith Music Publications Announces The Music Teacher’s First Year

—“Tales of Challenge, Joy and Triumph”— By: Dr. Elizabeth Peterson

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Posted on behalf of Carl Sgrecci, Chair of the Search Committee

The opening for the position of vice president for institutional advancement is now posted on the Ithaca College Employment Opportunities website.

Ithaca College Employment Opportunities Website


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Studies show that keeping your mind active can help keep your mind young, improve memory and delay the onset of dementia or Alzheimer's.

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The Fitness Center and the Outdoor Pool will be closed on Sunday, August 7th due to the campus wide power shutdown.

Kathleen Mulligan (Assistant Professor- Theatre Arts) is winding up a season performing at the Texas Shakespeare Festival in Kilgore,Texas.

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In June, Dr. Hongwei Guan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, presented at two international conferences in China (Beijing and Shanghai) and received honorary professorships from Chengdu Sport University and Chongqing University. Details of the two presentations are as follows:

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We experienced a major network outage from about 8:30 on Friday morning to about 12:30 Saturday afternoon. Most, though not all, of our network-based servers were inaccessible during that time.  The servers themselves were just fine, but there was so much error traffic on the network that it prevented access to them.  We want to tell you about what caused the problem and some steps we are taking to minimize the possibility of this event reoccurring, as well as some things you can do to help us prevent this kind of thing.


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Please be advised that William M. Kay has taken on the role of Acting Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects. There will be ongoing changes to the external grants process, and for this reason, faculty and staff who intend to pursue external funding are encouraged to check the Research link under the Provost page on the website to be current on our process. One change that is already in place is that the Intent to Submit form is now completed and submitted online in one easy step. Any questions, comments, or suggestions can be made at

Posted on behalf of Mary Ellen Zuckerman, Dean.

Starting August 1, Barbara Howard will be joining the School of Business in the role of Associate Dean. Barbara is an experienced administrator and classroom instructor. She has been Assistant Dean at SUNY Geneseo since 1998. Prior to this role, she was a lecturer in Accounting and Finance, as well as a counselor in the Small Business Development Center. Before coming to Geneseo, Barbara was a lecturer and the Director of Graduate Programs at Rochester Institute of Technology. Please join me in welcoming Barbara to Ithaca College and the School of Business.

Participants in this year’s Summer Institute will be presenting on Leadership and Identity.

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