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Career Services is pleased to congratulate Sean Evans, our 2009 "Passport to Your Future" grand prize winner!

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The Center for Faculty Excellence announces that the program for "Theirs, Mine and Ours: Meeting Collective Objectives through Comprehensive Assessment" has been consolidated into one day, Tuesday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of Campus Center.

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The School of Business is delighted to announce a new member of the Ithaca College and School of Business community. Ayana Richardson has joined the School of Business as assistant dean for student services.  

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Commencement and H1N1 Flu

Contributed by David Maley on 05/12/09 

Submitted on behalf of David E. Newman, M.D., director of the Hammond Health Center at Ithaca College.

As we approach Commencement 2009, the nationwide number of H1N1 Influenza cases continues to rise but disease severity remains low. There have been no cases at IC, in Ithaca or in Tompkins County so far. The most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), on May 6, is similar to that for seasonal flu and focuses on preventing spread.

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The deadline for the second annual IC(Point of)View arts and literary contest is June 30. Winning entries will be published in our 2009/3 issue.

If you're an employee, student, retiree, alumnus, or alumna of Ithaca College or a member in good standing of the Friends of Ithaca College, you're eligible to enter in one of five categories: painting/drawing, photography, poetry, short-short fiction, and essay.

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Are you one of most smokers who want to quit? Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.

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Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Diane Gayeski as interim dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications. She will serve for the 2009­-10 academic year while a search is conducted for the successor to departing dean Dianne Lynch, who has been named president of Stephens College.

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Come join us as we celebrate our graduating seniors with our Commencement Dinners. Enjoy dinner with your family while wow-ing them with the dazzling view that can been seen from the 14th floor of the East Tower at the Tower Club Restaurant. Seating will be available from 5:00p.m.-8:30p.m. on Saturday, May 16th, 2009 and from 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m. on Sunday, May 17th, 2009.

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Jostens Class Ring Special!

Contributed by Denise Duve' on 05/11/09 

Any seniors ordering a class ring on May 13, 14, 16, or 17 will receive a free cap and gown and the freight on the ring will be free. 



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I would like in this message to update you on deposits for the incoming freshman class and on the resulting budgetary outlook. We have very good news combined with some significant cautions and challenges.

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The Jostens representative will be at the Bookstore May 13, 14, 16, and 17 with a "gift with purchase" offer.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and ITS are collaborating on organizing a series of faculty development opportunities, called "Teaching with Technology." The first in the series is a two-part event on using podcasts in your courses. You don't have to attend both parts.

May 18, 10:30 a.m.- noon
Center for Health Sciences (CHS) 207
Panel and Discussion -- "Course Podcasts: Imagining the Possibilities"

May 21, 10:00 a.m.-noon (Mac) or
May 22, 9:00 a.m-11:30 a.m. (Windows)
Hands-On Workshop -- "Creating Course Podcasts"

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 05/08/09 

Quoted in the media: Stephen Mosher, professor of sport management and media.

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Please note that, beginning Monday, May 18, the Phillips Hall Post Office will be opening a half-hour later on a daily basis. The new hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is a permanent change to the operating hours.

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Anyone who plans to attend the May 19-20 Faculty Institute, "Theirs, Mine, and Ours: Meeting Collective Objectives through Comprehensive Assessment," is urged to register online by Tuesday, May 12.

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The next Caregiver's Group meeting will be next Friday, May 15, at noon in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (the Gerontology Institute's resource room).

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Due to summer hours, express mail pick-up times will differ on Fridays from May 22 through August 7:

Phillips Hall Post Office -- 1:20 p.m.
Peggy Ryan Williams Center: garden level, second floor, and third floor -- 1:25 p.m.
Office of Admission -- 1:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall -- 1:40 p.m.

Also, the Phillips Hall Post Office will close at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays during the same period (May 22-August 7).

The IC Toastmasters Club will meet on Tuesday, May 12, at 9:00 a.m. in the Cayuga Lake Room, Campus Center.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 05/07/09 

Quoted in the media: Faculty members Elia Kacapyr, Michael McCall and Gary Sforzo. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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You Are Cordially Invited!

Contributed by Tanisha Malone on 05/07/09 

Imagine, if you will, celebrating in the streets of the French Quarter or Bourbon Street …colorful masks and elegant boas …aromatic spicy Cajun cuisine wafting through the air …the dizzying beat of southern jazz …strands of sparkling beaded necklaces and coins everywhere … New Orleans? No! We invite you to Mardi Gras - Ithaca College Style!

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