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The Office of Student Financial Services will be closed on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 11:45am so that we may attend an Enrollment Management Division Event. Please visit us online at  for financial aid information and for billing information. Thank you.  

ITS announced support for Thunderbird 3 for Windows in April, and encourages all faculty and staff using Thunderbird 2 to upgrade to the latest version, Thunderbird 3.1.

Thunderbird 3.1 has several new features including tab-style messaging, improved search capabilities, new toolbar options, attachment reminders and more. Our one-page upgrade guide provides detailed steps for upgrading from Thunderbird 2 to 3.1, as well as information about other resources for learning all about the new version.

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Blackboard will be unavailable on Friday August 6, 2010 from 8AM to 10AM while ITS installs an update.  This update will have minimal impact on users -- the look and feel will stay the same.

For more information about the Blackboard system at IC, visit the ITS Blackboard support website.

Please contact the ITS Helpdesk if you have any questions.

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The Princeton Review - known for its education services helping students choose and get in to colleges - today reported its third annual “Green Ratings” of colleges: a measure of how environmentally friendly the institutions are on a scale of 60 to 99 – Ithaca College scored 98, same as last year.

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A total of nine new members will be inducted into the Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame. The annual induction ceremony will be held Oct. 1, in the college’s Emerson Suites. The nine inductees represent 10 sports. Joining the Hall of Fame will be Dave Auble, Pat Britton ‘00, Robin Bimson ‘00, Jeff Long, Dave Murray ‘84, Heidi Nichols ‘98, Nicki Swan Donlin ’97, Cheryl Wah ’99 and David Watts ‘84


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With Interim Provost Greg Woodward, I would like to announce a year-opening Faculty Convocation to be held on Thursday, August 19, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in Textor 102. All faculty are invited. 

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Dr. Barbara Belyea, Associate Clinical Professor and Dr. Terri Hoppenrath, Assistant Professor from the Department of Physical Therapy recently completed their clinical doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy (DPT).

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A faculty member is looking for a babysitter for the fall semester.

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Dr. Miranda Kaye, Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences Presented recent research at the the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity conference in Tuscon, AZ.

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Timothy Johnson, Associate Professor of Music Theory, will participate in the filming of a documentary on music and mathematics this week. He will appear in the film as an expert, interviewed on-camera for the documentary. Johnson's book, Foundations of Diatonic Theory: A Mathematical Approach to Music Fundamentals (Scarecrow Press 2008) caught the eye of director and producer, Michael LaPointe, whose extensive credit list includes ABC, MTV, SciFi Channel, and Showtime, among others. LaPointe's films have been featured in over 25 film festivals worldwide. This fall at IC, Johnson will teach the Freshman Music Theory Seminar on diatonic theory, using his book and his other work in this interdisciplinary area.

Magic Flute Ends Tonight

Contributed by Anthony DiRenzo on 08/01/10 

Come to the last performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, 7:30 PM tonight at the CRS Barn Studio, 2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY. Directed by Steve Stull and Jeanne Goddard and conducted by Richard Montgomery, this joyful production features faculty and students from the School of Music.

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In order to continue the series uninterrupted, a minimum of 20 registrations and pre-payments for Series 5 are due to Chris Haase by August 10th.

Please refer to the Intercom announcement dated 07/16/10 for all the details about the program and how to sign up. 

We will have an Open House meeting on August 10th, the final week of the current series. Stay tuned to Intercom for an announcement about that coming soon!

Jennifer Kellington, Assistant Director of Career Services has resigned her position after her maternity leave.  We would like to thank Jennifer who spent four years in Career Serivces serving many students and alumni. 

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Sandra Steingraber will be a guest on the Diane Rehm Show, Monday, August 2. The interview will be live from 11 a.m. to noon.

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Pamela Mayberry, associate director and academic program coordinator at the Gerontology Institute, will be leaving the College on August 27 and moving to Chicago.

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The Summer Graduate Music Program Concert will be held on Wednesday, August 4 at 7pm in Ford Hall. The free concert will feature the Graduate String Ensemble and the Graduate Concert Choir.

Comprised of dedicated public school teachers participating in the intensive summer Master of Music Education program, the concert will feature works of Bruch, Handel, Mozart, Riley, Stroope, Walker, and others. The String Ensemble is the newest ensemble in the master's program and is directed by Debra Moree. The Concert Choir is directed by Jennifer Haywood and will feature guest faculty artists Pablo Cohen on guitar and Jean Radice on organ.  The Concert Choir will feature a new work by celebrated a cappella composer Robert Dietz, a recent Ithaca College graduate.

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This is a reminder regarding the campus wide electrical shutdown on Sunday, August 1, 2010.

The power will be off from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in order to perform required maintenance to the campus electrical system.

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Have you ever wondered if you are picking the best, most vitamin-rich produce? Then, when you get that produce home, what is the best way to retain all of the great vitamins? If so, then join us at this lunch-and-learn!

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The Student Employment Office will be offering Student Supervisor Training and Information sessions.

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Summer softball reminder

Contributed by David Prunty on 07/28/10 

All Ithaca College faculty, staff and students are invited to play summer softball on Friday afternoons at 3:30pm.

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