Ithaca College United Way to host Family Carnival for local groups
The Ithaca College Student United Way will host its annual Family Carnival from 5–8 p.m. April 15. The Family Carnival will take place in the Fitness Center in the lower gyms. The carnival will have food, raffles, crafts, bounce houses and other activities. The cost for admission is $3 for children, $5 for adults and $16 for parties of five or more people. Funds raised will go toward grants that support a number of community organizations in the local area.
Consultants to host open meetings for presidential search feedback
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees has scheduled sessions for the campus community to give the Presidential Search Committee feedback for the selection process of the college’s next president, according to an announcement James Nolan, chair of the committee, from April 13. On April 19, Mary Gorman and Ainslie Milner, consultants with the firm Spencer Stuart, which is assisting the college in the presidential search, will host 16 meetings for students, faculty, staff, administrators and other constituency groups. According to the meeting schedule, students can meet with consultants at 1:10–2 p.m. in the Taughannock Falls meeting room and 3:20–4 p.m. in the Clark Lounge. Faculty members can meet with consultants at 10:50–11:45 a.m. in the Clark Lounge and at 3:20–4 p.m. in the Ithaca Falls meeting room. Staff members can meet with consultants at 10:50–11:45 a.m. in the Ithaca Falls meeting room and at 1:10–2 p.m. in the Clark Lounge. All three constituencies are invited to a meeting at 4–5 p.m. in the Clark Lounge. The Student Government Association will meet with consultants at 12:05–1 p.m. in the Ithaca Falls meeting room. Faculty Council will meet at 12:05–1 p.m. in the Clark Lounge and academic department chairs will meet at 9:45–10:30 a.m. in the Taughannock Falls meeting room. Staff Council will meet at 9:45–10:30 a.m. in the Ithaca Falls meeting room. Administrators will meet with consultants at 2:30–3:15 p.m. in the Clark Lounge. The President’s Council will meet with consultants at 7:30–8:30 a.m. in the Six Mile Creek Meeting Room and the Administrative Assembly will meet at 8:30–9:15 a.m. in the Clark Lounge. The Council on Diversity and Inclusion will meet at 2:30–3:15 p.m. in the Ithaca Falls meeting room.
School of Business joins PhD Project to help diversity efforts
The Ithaca College School of Business has joined the PhD Project, an organization whose goal is to increase diversity in corporate America by increasing diversity in faculty at business schools. Colleges and universities throughout the United States have joined the project. In an announcement from the college, Sean Reid, dean of the School of Business, said the project will give the college more access to diverse candidates and would give the college an edge in hiring. More information about the PhD Project can be found at http://www.phdproject.org/.
Musician and multimedia artist to give lecture on hero’s journey
Kathy McTavish will be giving a lecture from 7:30–9 p.m. April 14 in Textor 102. McTavish is a cellist, multimedia artist and composer and will discuss the relationship between musical polyphony and other multi-threaded dynamical systems. The talk will also go into the relevance of creative pursuits, digital cave drawings and the hero’s journey in a time of change. This lecture is free and open to the public.
TCAT Board of Directors votes to approve summer service cuts
The Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit Board of Directors approved a proposal to reduce summer services in a 7–0 vote April 11. The proposal responded to operator shortages. The summer service period for TCAT begins May 22 and ends Aug. 20. Twenty-one of TCAT’s 33 routes will be affected. Although TCAT normally reduces service in the summer in response to many college students’ leaving the area, however, this summer will feature additional cuts. TCAT attributes the driver shortage to a nationwide driver shortage of commercial bus operators. Despite recruitment efforts, TCAT remains 10 operators short of the number needed to meet demand for summer service. The alternative of using contract drivers would have cost TCAT about $33,000 a week.
Marketing Association wins top awards at Louisiana conference
Students in the Ithaca College chapter of the American Marketing Association won top awards at the organization’s annual International Collegiate Conference in March, which took place in New Orleans. They competed against over 240 schools and won an award for excellence in chapter planning, communication and membership. The American Marketing Association connects marketers and academics with people and resources they need in order to be successful.