|Motto:||Commitment to Excellence|
|Type:||Private with 5 schools and the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies|
|Endowment:||US $238 million|
|President:||Peggy R. Williams|
|Location:||Ithaca, NY, USA|
|Campus:||Urban area, 757 acres (3. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point For the film of this title see Private School (film. Private schools, or Independent schools are Schools not administered A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Peggy Ryan Williams became the president of Ithaca College on July 1 1997 Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U 0 km²)|
|Athletics:||23 Varsity Teams|
Ithaca College is a private institution of higher education located on the South Hill of Ithaca, New York. The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages For the film of this title see Private School (film. Private schools, or Independent schools are Schools not administered The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York The school was founded by William Egbert in 1892 as a conservatory of music. Known internationally for its communications program, the college also offers a wide blend of liberal arts education. The college is at the center of a sophisticated cultural community, with a stunning backdrop of Cayuga Lake, Cornell University, and hundreds of waterfalls and gorges. Cayuga Lake (pronounced either "kā-'yü-gə" or "kī-'yü-gə" is the longest of western New York 's glacial Finger Lakes, and is the second largest The college is perhaps best known for its large list of alumni who play or have played substantial roles in the world of broadcasting.  The college has been ranked among the top ten master's universities in the North by U. The Northern United States is a large geographic region of the United States of America. S. News & World Report every year since 1996.  In 2008, the college was ranked 7 in this category. 
Ithaca College was founded as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music in 1892 when a local violin teacher, William Grant Egbert, rented four rooms and arranged for the instruction of eight students. For nearly seven decades the institution flourished in the city of Ithaca, adding to its music curriculum the study of elocution, dance, physical education, speech correction, radio, business, and the liberal arts. In 1931 the conservatory was chartered as a private college.
By 1960, some 2,000 students were in attendance. A modern campus was built on South Hill in the sixties, and students were shuttled between the old and new during the construction. The hillside campus continued to grow in the ensuing 30 years to accommodate more than 6,000 students.
As the campus expanded, the college also began to expand its curriculum. By the 1990s, some 2,000 courses in more than 100 programs of study were available in the college's five schools.
The school attracts a multicultural student body with representatives from almost every state and more than 75 foreign countries, but only 7 percent of its student body is not Caucasian.
It should be well noted that the School of Business has rapidly progressed throughout the recent years. First, it earned AACSB International Accreditaion in the year of 2005. For further information, AACSB (http://www.aacsb.edu) is a leading non-for-profit worldwide organization, committed to the continual improvement and promotion of higher education in bus. administration and/or management. To obtain AACSB accredidation business schools must provide highest standards of achievements. Another significant accomplishment was the construction of the new building that currently hosts the School of Business, featuring modern and environmentally-oriented design and facilities equipped with the latest technology, providing students not only with theoretical knowledge, but also allowing them to obtain practical training (e. g. executing trades at the Trading Room).
The college offers a curriculum with more than 100 degree programs in its five schools:
The Ithacan is Ithaca College's official newspaper. The Roy H Park School of Communications is the communications school at Ithaca College, in Ithaca New York. The paper is written, edited and published by students. The Ithacan is available in print every Thursday morning and online.  The Ithacan and its staff have won many major collegiate journalism awards, most notably, the Associated Collegiate Press' National Pacemaker Award for the 2004-2005 academic year. The National Pacemaker Awards are awards for excellence in American student journalism given annually since 1927 The Pacemaker has been widely considered the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism.
See main entry Ithaca College Television
iMPrint Magazine: College Life’s Internet Magazine, published from Ithaca College, is published by college students, for college students, about college students. Ithaca College Television ( ICTV) provides original student-produced programming to approx iMPrint strives to inform its readers of national issues and give them the opportunity to voice their opinion and become involved in the discussion.
Buzzsaw Magazine, formally Buzzsaw Haircut, was founded in 1997 and is the college's monthly alternative news magazine. It is available in print and online every month.  The magazine is produced by the Ithaca College community and printed by Our Press of Binghamton, NY. Binghamton, known as The Parlor City is a City located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. It is funded by the Ithaca College Student Government Association, the Park School of Communication, local advertising, community support, and a grant from Campus Progress. Campus Progress, launched in February 2005 is an American non-profit non-partisan organization that aims to support the activism and journalism of young people in the United States who
It has won a number of national awards, including the Campus Alternative Journalism Project's award for "Best Sense of Humor" in 2003 and the Independent Press Association's Campus Independent Journalism Awards for "Best Campus Publication with a Budget Under $10,000" and "Best Political Commentary" in 2005.
Ithaca College is also home to two student-operated radio stations.
92 WICB is an FCC-licensed station that operates at 7500 Watts at 91. WICB (917 FM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Alternative format 7 on the FM band. The majority of its programming falls under the modern rock category. While broadcasting modern rock, the station is run similarly to a commercial modern rock station, with the inclusion of playlists planned by the programming and music departments that include leeway for listener requests and DJ choices.
Other programming ranges from mainstream hip-hop and R&B, to underground, downtempo, and other lesser-known genres of what is generally considered urban music. In addition to a lunchtime Jazz show, WICB broadcasts a number of other specialty shows throughout the week. These shows, which usually run 2-3 hours in length, come from genres such as blues, broadway, jam band music, and "homeless" music, that is not normally heard on the public airwaves.
VIC Radio, once known as 106-VIC, is an Internet radio station broadcasting via Live 365 at www. Live365 is an Internet radio network where members can create their own online radio station or listen to other Live365 broadcasters' online stations vicradio. org. The majority of VIC's programming falls under the indie pop, alternapop, and power pop genres. The playlists are planned by the Programming Department, with leeway for on-air talent favorites and listener requests. The rest of its programming consists of specialty shows, programmed by student DJs, which are more representative of a typical college station.
The station also hosts an annual 50 Hour Marathon, where two DJs stay awake for fifty hours straight to raise money for a local charity. The marathon, which is simulcast on 92 WICB and ICTV 16, typically involves events such as concerts, scavenger hunts, and remote broadcasts around Ithaca.
Founded in 2004 by several Ithaca College students, the Ithaca College Journal of Race, Culture, Gender and Ethnicity is an academic journal that explores complexities of such topics and welcomes student contributions. The journal is available in print and online. 
The Ithaca athletics nickname "Bombers" is unique in NCAA athletics, and the mystery surrounding its origin is almost as rare. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Ithaca College's sports teams were originally named the Cayugans, but the name was changed to the Bombers sometime in the 1930s. Several possibilities for the change have been posited. It may have made reference to the New York Yankees, who are known as the Bronx Bombers, or (less likely) boxer Joe Louis, known as the Brown Bomber. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. Joseph Louis Barrow ( May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981) better known as Joe Louis, was a heavyweight boxing champion. The most common explanation is that the school's baseball uniforms - white with navy blue pinstripes and an interlocking "IC" on the left chest - bear a striking resemblance to the distinctive home uniforms of the New York Yankees. It may also have referred to the Ithaca basketball team of that era and its propensity for half-court "bombs. " Grumman Aircraft also manufactured airplanes including bombers in Ithaca for many years. The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, later Grumman Aerospace Corporation, was a leading 20th century U The first “Bombers” reference on record was in the Dec. 17, 1938 issue of the Rochester Times-Union in a men’s basketball article. The Times-Union was a widely circulated daily Newspaper in the greater Rochester New York area for 79 years 
The name has at times sparked controversy for its perceived martial connotations. It is an occasional source of umbrage from Ithaca's prominent pacifist community, but the athletics department has consistently stated it has no interest in changing the name.  The athletics logo has in the past, but currently does not, incorporated World War II era fighter planes. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including
Ithaca is a member of the NCAA's Division III, the Empire Eight Conference, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Members Full member institutions include Football affiliation Norwich University (will leave for North Atlantic Football Conference The Eastern College Athletic Conference ( ECAC) is a College athletic conference comprising schools that compete in 35 men's and women's sports Ithaca has one of Division III's strongest athletic programs. The Bombers have won a total of 15 national titles in seven team sports and five individual sports.
Coached by Jim "Butts" Butterfield for 27 years, the football team has won three NCAA Division III football championships in 1979, 1988 and 1991 (a total surpassed only by Augustana and Mount Union). Phillip James Butterfield Jr (born November 30, 1926 in Tampa Florida, died November 26, 2002) was an head football Bomber football teams made a record seven appearances in the Division III national championship game, the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. The Bombers play the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons for the Cortaca Jug, which was added in 1959 to an already competitive rivalry. The State University of New York College at Cortland, also called SUNY Cortland, is located in Cortland, New York. The name The name is put together from the names of the two schools The matchup is one of the most prominent in Division III college football. Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States.
Most recently, the women's crew won back-to-back NCAA Division III championships in 2004 and 2005.
Women's soccer has won two national championships in Division III and is consistently ranked in the top 20 nationally.
Ithaca is also home to more than 60 club sports, many of which compete regularly against other colleges in leagues and tournaments.
Ithaca's current president is Peggy Williams. Peggy Ryan Williams became the president of Ithaca College on July 1 1997 President Williams assumed the presidency of Ithaca College on July 1, 1997. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar She is the College's seventh president and its first female president. Williams came to Ithaca from Lyndon State College, where she had been president since 1989. Lyndon State College is a public college located at Lyndonville in the U Williams holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from St. Michael's College of the University of Toronto; a master of education degree from the University of Vermont; and a doctorate in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University. St Michael's College may refer to Saint Michael's College, a private liberal arts college located in Colchester Vermont USA St Michael's This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus The University of Vermont is a national public research university and the state of Vermont's land-grant university A native of Montreal, Williams has lived in the United States since 1968 and is a citizen of both the United States and Canada. Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page
On July 12, 2007, Williams announced that she would retire from the presidency post effective May 31, 2009 following a one-year sabbatical commencing May 31, 2008. Events 1191 - Saladin 's garrison surrenders ending the two-year Siege of Acre. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. This article is about the year For the film see 2009 Lost Memories. Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
The search for a new president has been underway since the announcement of President William's departure from Ithaca College. The field has been narrowed down to three candidates, who are currently visiting the campus and meeting with members of the Ithaca College community. The top candidates are Iain Crawford, MaryAnn Baenninger and Dr. Thomas Rochon. Iain Crawford is currently the vice president for academic affairs and English professor at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. MaryAnn Baenninger is now the president at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. The College of Saint Benedict (CSB for women and Saint John’s University (SJU for men are partnered liberal arts colleges respectively located in St Joseph is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The final candidate, Dr. Rochon is currently the executive vice president and chief academic officer of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. The University of St Thomas (also known as UST or simply St Thomas) is a coeducational archdiocesan Roman Catholic institution of Saint Paul ( abbreviated St Paul) is the capital and second most populous city in the U
MaryAnn Baenninger, who was probably the first choice, has dropped out of the candidacy for president, deciding she is needed more at her current position. It was decided that there would not be any deliberations to find a replacement third candidate to replace Baenninger.
On April 11, 2008, Ithaca College named Dr. Thomas Rochan the eighth president of the college. 
|W. Grant Egbert||1867-1928||1892-1924|
|George C. Williams ||1874-1971||1924-1932|
|Leonard B. Job||1891-1981||1932-1957|
|Howard I. Dillingham||1904-1998||1957-1970|
|Ellis L. Phillips Jr. ||1926-2006||1970-1975|
|James J. Whalen||1927-2001||1975-1997|
|Peggy R. Williams||1997-2008|
Following is a brief list of noteworthy Ithaca College alumni and faculty. James J Whalen ( March 5, 1927 - September 6, 2001) was an American psychologist and educational administrator who served as president of Peggy Ryan Williams became the president of Ithaca College on July 1 1997 For a more extensive list, see main entry List of Ithaca College People. This is a List of Ithaca College people. Ithacans are persons affiliated with Ithaca College, especially alumni
Within the Ithaca College School of Music:
The Ithaca College RHA, established in 1988, is one of the college's largest student-run organizations. RHA improves student residential life on campus by offering several annual programs, funding many other student organizations and resident assistants, and conducting periodic resident outreaches. Ithaca College's RHA is a North East affiliate of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, or NACURH. NACURH is the world's largest completely student-run organization, by membership. Members of the Ithaca College RHA attend NACURH-sponsored conferences to network and exchange ideas to improve residential life across the United States and Canada.
IC After Dark is a student-run organization that provides free, themed late-night programming for the Ithaca College community. Every event features a main attraction (such as an inflatable game), food, music, crafts, giveaways and prizes. IC After Dark hosts an average of four events per semester, attracting hundreds of students to each event.
Do Anything Nice (D.A.N.) is a student-led organization that demonstrates the importance of acts of kindness in everyday life and leads in creative strategies for people to practice kindness in their daily lives. D. A. N. members engage in innovative new methods to bring community service to educational institutions.
Bigs IC is a student-run organization that works hand-in-hand with the Big Brother Big Sister program in the Ithaca Community. The Members volunteer directly with the children of the community and assist in helping making Ithaca a better and safer place. Bigs IC runs programs at the Youth Bureau downtown on a regular basis. Children from around the Ithaca community are invited to join the college students in the craft, activity and snack they have planned. The main goal of Bigs IC is to maintain a fun and caring relationship between college students and children in need.
The National Student-Speech-Language-Hearing Association , better known as NSSHLA, is a student-run organization to promote awareness of Speech-Pathology and Audiology professions for students within the major. This nation-wide club helps students studying the field get involved and become educated on opportunities available to them once they earn their degree. The NSSHLA club here at Ithaca College holds meetings twice a month and runs fund raisers and events to help the members get more involved within their HSHP school and Ithaca College as a whole.
Circle K is a student led organization on campus that is known for their community service and help throughout the community. It is an international club that has been around for many years and has chapters in high schools and colleges throughout the nation. The Ithaca College chapter sponsors many different events throughout the Ithaca Community including volunteering at a local nursing home and an after school program at an Ithaca middle school. Meetings are held twice a month to discuss the service done throughout the week and plan new activities. Circle K club looks for members who are willing to help and be committed to serving the people of the world.
Colleges Against Cancer, CAC,is a student-run organization that is known on the national level. It is sponsored by the American Cancer Society  to help fight cancer and educate the youth on prevention and finding a cure. It runs fund raisers and programs to promote the fight against cancer and raise money for survivors and a cure. Relay for life is a annual event that Ithaca College participates in and raises thousands of dollars each year to donate to the cause. Other programs include, the Great American Smokeout, Breast Cancer Walk and dodge ball tournament. Meetings are help every Monday at 7pm.
Historically, various independent and national fraternities and sororities had active chapters at Ithaca College. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal However, due to a series of highly publicized hazing incidents in the 1980s, including one that was responsible for the death of a student, the College administration removed all but four greek letter organizations from campus, and adopted a non-expansion policy, prohibiting any new greek houses from affiliating with the College. Hazing is an often Ritualistic test and a task which may constitute Harassment, Abuse or Humiliation with requirements to perform random often Note Sometimes ' 80s is used as shorthand for the 1980s, the 1880s, or other such decades in different centuries  As of 2008, three recognized greek organizations remain on campus, all of which are music oriented: