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An option for grouping multiple sections of the same course in Blackboard will be available starting Monday, August 17, 2009 at noon on the Blackboard Application page in the Homer system.  Instructors are strongly advised to review the Blackboard Section-Grouping Quick Guide to understand the pros and cons of grouping before selecting this option for their courses.

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From August 18 to August 28, ITS will offer Blackboard Section-Grouping training sessions every business day in the Technology Learning Center (Friends 101). Instructors may register online for any of these sessions by choosing a date and time on the Blackboard Section-Grouping Training Schedule.

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The Counseling Center regularly receives calls from faculty and staff regarding students who might be experiencing distress. In an effort to be more proactive in minimizing the potential negative outcome of students in distress, the enclosed statement was generated for faculty members to consider including on their syllabi; the statement might also be used to encourage classroom conversations about the stigma that keeps students from getting professional help.

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Parking Lot Closing

Contributed by Laura Durling on 08/13/09 

Effective Monday, August 17, through Wednesday, August 19, the E lot will be closed for pavement resurfacing. 

The lot will reopen Thursday, August 20.

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The annual Saturday workshop from the Center for Faculty Excellence this year is on August 29 from 9:00 am through lunch. Cofacilitated by Susanne Morgan, Carol Henderson, and Annette Levine, it is open to all who teach at Ithaca College.

"Getting from Me to Them to Us" is an interactive experience including a focus on diversity, on using the online Teaching Goals Inventory and the book Classroom Assessment Techniques, and on the all-College Mentoring Program.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that since August 7, 24 new jobs, 5 new internships and 1 part-time opportunity have been made available to Ithaca College students and alumni.  Full descriptions and application information can be found on eRecruiting:

Office of Career Services

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 08/12/09 

Quoted in the media: faculty member Gary Sforzo. For more information on the following article, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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Please join us in wishing Bernie Rhoades happiness in retirement and a hearty farewell after 17 years with Information Technology Services at Ithaca College. We would like to invite any and all members of the campus community who have worked with or know Bernie to join us in a celebration on August 21, 2009 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in the Klingenstein Lounge.

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The Buttermilk Falls Room is now located in the middle of the third-floor hallway in Campus Center. If you are interested in reserving the space please go to the following link:

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The Office of Cashiering Services will be moving from our temporary office in PRWC 204 to our permanent location, 328 Campus Center on Thursday, August 13.

Our office will be closing beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12 and will reopen on Monday, August 17 at 9:00 a.m.  Please keep in mind that we will be unavailable during this time period.

We apologize for any inconvenience as a result of the move and appreciate your patience during this transition.


Now’s your chance to select how you would like our class to leave a lasting legacy at IC through our 2010 senior class gift!

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IC Community Picnic

Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 08/11/09 

Submitted on behalf of Provost Kathleen Rountree.

Attention faculty, staff, and administration: again this year, we are pleased to continue our tradition of welcoming new students at the IC Community Picnic. The picnic will be held on Monday, August 24, on the academic quad, immediately following convocation (at approximately noon). In the event of rain, it will be held in the Terrace Dining Hall.

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Kathleen Rountree.

As we look forward to the beginning of a new academic year, I invite all faculty members to several Convocation events on Monday, August 24.

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Air conditioning in several campus buildings will be out of service August 14-18.

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Place those orders and send your boxes to campus.
Use the following address format:

Your Name
Ithaca College
Residence Hall Location
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

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The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life will be moving from their temporary offices in the Administration Annex back to the third floor of the Campus Center on Wednesday, August 12th.

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Ithaca College is making another leap in the direction of walking the green walk and not just talking about it. 

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Come join us from 11 A.M. - 1:15 P.M. in the Emerson Suites of the student campus center.

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In compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, class materials must be made available in alternate format.  Alternate formats include audio versions of written documents, documents in Braille and/or enlarged print, and documents in electronic format.

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In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi.

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