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The new issue of Opportunity Knocks is hot off the virtual press and ready to help you wind down your semester.

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TRANSform Your Music into Cloud-Rainforest conservation efforts!
Monday April 30th in Emerson Suites

The alternative transportation group on campus, TRANSform, will be holding a benefit concert to raise funds for cloud-rainforest conservation.

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Ithaca, NY—Come join the Ithaca city community in a celebration of Asian and Asian American culture not just once, but twice!

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On Wed. April 25, from 7:00-9:00PM, the student teams in Michael Smith's Environmental History class will present their local environmental history research projects at the History Center in Ithaca.

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On Wednesday, April 25th at 3:00pm, Dr. Beth Ellen Clark Joseph from the physics department and Dr. John Confer from the biology department will speak about the plans to bring wind power to Ithaca College. This presentation - the final Sustainability Café for the Spring semester - will be held in Room 204 in the Center for Natural Sciences. This event is free and open to the public.

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On Thursday, April 26, the Yaardvarks will perform at the Handwerker Gallery. The Yaardvarks, a quirky folky semi-acoustic trio featuring Tom Farrell, John Simon and Ken Zeserson, specialize in heartfelt rock and roll with three-part vocal arrangements of tunes by the likes of Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, Joni Mitchell and their predecessors such as the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

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Voices from Iraq

Contributed by Beth Harris on 04/24/2007 

"Voices from Iraq," a dramatic reading of letters from U.S. soldiers and Iraqi citizens, will be presented Monday, April 30th, 7 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge. The presentation is produced by IC students Kim Miner, Mary Murphy, and Caitlin Hayes.

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Margaret Arnold, therapeutic recreation and leisure studies, and Margaret Nowicki, management, presented a seminar entitled, "What? I'm Now the HR Director Too?" at the New York State Recreation and Park Society's annual conference in Buffalo.

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The HR: TODAY & BEYOND Conference will be held at Ithaca College in the Emerson Suites Wednesday, May 23, 2007 from 8:00 am – 4:30 p.m.

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Mac’s General Store will close early at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 27th, 2007. The early closing is due to the Ithaca College Campus wide Power shutdown that will last until 7:00 am, Saturday morning. Mac’s General store is scheduled to reopen at 10:00 am, Saturday, April 28th, 2007.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

On Thursday, April 26, the Yaardvarks will perform at the Handwerker Gallery. The Yaardvarks, a quirky folky semi-acoustic trio featuring Tom Farrell, John Simon and Ken Zeserson, specialize in heartfelt rock and roll with three-part vocal arrangements of tunes by the likes of Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, Joni Mitchell and their predecessors such as the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

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Jackie Scahill '07, supervised by Susan Allen-Gil, presented "The Effects of Atrazine on the Development of Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) and Xenopus Frogs" at a conference hosted by Tri Beta, the national biology honors society, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, in April.

The Purchasing department wishes to remind everyone of the following year-end 2006-2007 budget year deadlines for purchasing goods and services using Parnassus iProcurement, VISA procurement card, and E-ZPay.

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Join us on Friday, April 28, 2007 for a night of dinner and entertainment provided right on Ithaca College campus.

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Stress Eating Seminar

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 04/23/2007 

Keep your diet healthy during stressful times!

Note: The time of this event has been changed to 2:00 p.m.

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Band Season Wraps Up Monday

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 04/23/2007 

The Symphonic Band led by Elizabeth Peterson takes the Ford Hall stage on Monday, April 30 at 8:15 p.m.in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Their program features “Magnetic Fireflies” by Augusta Read Thomas, “Old Wine in New Bottles” by Gordon Jacob, Vaughan Williams’s “English Folk Song Suite,” and music of Ito.

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Will Brogan, supervised by Bruce Smith
"Light Response and Spectral Sensitivity in the Water Mite, Arrenurus manubriator"

Martin Tomov, supervised by Vicki Cameron
"Stabilization of Mutant Forms of Cox2p by Deletion of YME1 and Overexpression of PET111"

MONDAY, April 30
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

http://www.ithaca.edu/biology/seminar_honors07.pdf

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Refreshments beforehand* (3:45-4:00pm) in first floor lobby
*Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reuse, reduce, recycle!

A team of IC student programmers placed third overall in the programming contest held during the 2007 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges — Northeastern Region conference (CCSCNE 2007). The programming team members were Sigurd Teigen '08, computer science; Ross Skaliotis '08, computer science; and Max Sipos '08, physics/mathematics. The team was advised by computer sciences assistant professor Ali Erkan.

Two outstanding students, Lia Stelljes '08 and Rhea Hanrahan '09, presented at the Society of Physics Students Zone 2 meeting held in conjunction with the Rochester Symposium for Physics Students at the University of Rochester.

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BRANDING A COUNTRY

Contributed by Deydra Bordoy on 04/23/2007 

Consul David Saranga, who previously was a Director of Studies and Lecturer in Marketing Management at the Open University in Israel, is speaking to students about the concept of 'Branding A Country':

Wednesday, April 25th
7pm
Park Auditorium

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