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The Giving Trees will be out next week with lots of tags from which to choose! You may choose a tag to buy that special gift for a young boy or girl, or you may choose a tag to supply a box of household items to a family in need.

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Assistant professors Dennis Charsky and Mary Lou Kish, of the Department of Strategic Communication, along with Howard Kalman, associate professor and chair of the communications graduate program, recently attended the annual international convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), where they presented a research study entitled, "A Student Perspective: Laptops in the College Classroom."

Charsky and Kish copresented another session with communication management and design (CMD) seniors Jessica Briskin, Sarah Hathaway, and Kira Walsh. The presentation, "Redesigning a Course Management System to Enhance a Course Simulation," was based on a project the students completed while taking Charsky’s E-Learning course last spring, with Kish serving as their "client."

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The SGA is beginning a search process for a new vice president of communications and vice president of business and finance for the spring 2009 semester. The positions are currently held by Luke Elmers '10 (VP of communications) and Miriam Feldman '10 (VP of business and finance), both of whom will be studying off-campus next semester.

Both positions are a part of the SGA's executive board, and applications are open to all IC students.

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WICB on mtvU -- Viewing Party

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 11/18/2008 

Submitted on behalf of Josh Giordano, 92 WICB station manager.

As most of you know 92 WICB won the mtvU Woodie award for best college radio station! We're going to have a viewing party of the award show on Wednesday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. in Textor 103. We hope to see you there!

Would you like to meet some of the most influential people in our community? Are you interested in strengthening IC's town-gown relations? Would you like to help local students with financial need receive an IC education?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, please consider joining the Friends of Ithaca College.

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Please note the Fitness Center's special hours over Thanksgiving break, starting Friday, November 21.

Fitness Center Hours

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Four IC seniors were recognized by Phi Kappa Phi for their outstanding academic achievements at a ceremony November 7. Each of the four was selected to receive on of the four Presidential Scholar Awards, presented annually to students with outstanding academic records, honors, and awards as well as excellent records of service.

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Two members of the IC community were inducted into Phi Kappa Phi on Friday, November 7.

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Every year at this time, the Office of Conference and Event Services works with the Office of Dining Services to project catering costs for the following year.

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Approved drivers are still needed for a Habitat break trip and time is running out.

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Sound interesting? Register for one of the following spring 2009 classes being given by Calderon-Zaks of the Center for Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.

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Congratulations to Sodexo employees Dominic Barrett (Campus Center), Ethel Carrican (Park), Michele Kern (main office), Don Mooney (Towers), Sue Sill (Towers), and Cheryl Sullivan (Center of Health Sciences) for winning the Circle of Customer Excellence Award for Ithaca College during the month of September!

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The football team (9-1) will host Curry (9-1) Saturday, November 22, at noon at Butterfield Stadium in a first-round NCAA playoff game.

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Ithaca College's Provost Kathleen Rountree, an accomplished pianist, will collaborate with much of the voice faculty for an evening of songs by Franz Schubert. The free performance will take place Wednesday, November 19, at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

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Peter Pasco ’09 was one of 40 students nationwide chosen for American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Minority Students Program. Hannah Moore ’09 was named to the program’s honor roll.

AAF's Most Promising Minority Students Program is the premier advertising industry award program to recognize and recruit outstanding minority college graduates. The program not only honors the students, but also enhances their knowledge and understanding of the advertising industry by offering networking, interviewing, and industry immersion opportunities with industry professionals during a three-day event in New York City in February.

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“Metamorphoses” is based on Ovid’s classic narrative poem, which tells the transformation myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Using contemporary language and familiar characters, such as King Midas and his golden touch and Orpheus and Eurydice in the underworld, Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” explores the meaning of being alive through moments of change and the expression of universal emotions. This production contains nudity.

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The Ithaca College Jazz Ensembles have several vacancies for the spring 2009 semester.

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Didn't get your "Night of Dreams" ticket last week? Sales will be extended through this week with tickets available for purchase between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Student Activities Center (third floor Campus Center, room 311).

You WILL NOT be able to get a ticket after this week and there is only a small number left, so get yours now! You will not want to miss this event!

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Pool Closed for Thanksgiving

Contributed by Nate Brisley on 11/17/2008 

The indoor pool in the Hill Center will be closed from Friday, November 21, at 2:00 p.m. through Sunday, November 30.

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Tuesday, November 18, at NOON in CNS 204.

James Grandner '08, Darius Romero '08, and Romaine Isaacs '10 will talk about their summer research projects with the physics department.

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