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School of Music associate dean William Pelto has accepted a position as dean of the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.  Bill begins his new job on July 1, 2009.

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Employee Recognition -- 2009

Contributed by Tanisha Malone on 04/21/2009 

Our annual Employee Recognition Luncheon will take place Thursday, April 23, in the Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall!

The Employee Recognition Celebration is an annual event honoring our committed faculty, staff, and administrators who have completed 10 to 40 years of dedicated service at the College; individual recognition takes place in five-year intervals.

This year, we are recognizing individuals who have an anniversary between June 1, 2008, and May 31, 2009.

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Come Say Good-Bye to Kathy Barbieri

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 04/21/2009 

After nine years with ITS, Kathy Barbieri, user support specialist, is leaving the College to spend more time with her family, knit, and pursue other interests. Kathy's last day of work will be Thursday, April 30.

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Beginning April 24 or sooner, you will receive an e-mail for all your packages that arrive that cannot fit into your mailbox. We will sort mail into mail boxes but begin to close mail rooms for package pick-up. All packages will be distributed at the Phillips Hall Post Office.

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The application deadline for the 2010-11 academic year is coming up on August 1, 2009 ...

Join Ithaca College Fulbright scholars for a slide show, panel discussion, and cup of hot chai, as they reflect on the professional and personal rewards of their Fulbright experiences.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

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Project Look Sharp is IC's Media Literacy initiative under the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.  Please see the list below for internships available for the summer and fall of 2009, including the most recently added Youth Culture and New Media internship. All majors are welcome to apply!


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Nancy Rader presented two research papers, one co-authored by psychology alumnus Albert Sahlstrom '06, at the recent biennial convention of the Society for Research in Child Development in Denver.

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Submitted on behalf of Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Last fall, President Tom Rochon identified a challenge for all supervisors and staff members to sit down together and have a goal-setting conversation by October 31, 2008.

Part two of our challenge is to make these conversations a habit, and to assess goal progress and performance by May 31, 2009.

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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (DMLL) is very proud to announce that Elizabeth Getman '09 is the recipient of the Outstanding Student of the Year Award for 2009. Liz is a Spanish major with a dual minor in Italian and journalism; she has an overall GPA of 3.95, and a solid 4.0 in her Spanish, Italian, and journalism courses.

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Don't miss this week's special Earth Week events!

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The Offices of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs would like to say "thank you" to the administrative assistants on our team. They continue to be assets to our offices, and provide support and friendship.

Please join us in saying "thanks" when you visit any of the offices around campus over the next few days.

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The Ithaca College Choir and Madrigal Singers will present their final free concert of the year on Saturday, April 25, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. 

The Madrigals portion of the program, led by Lawrence Doebler, is entitled "Madrigals Do Monteverdi, Monteverdi Does Love!" The Choir's portion of the program will be conducted by graduate conductor Ana Withiam and will include music of Bach, Brahms, Basler, Passereau, Whitacre, Golovanov, Holst, and Hall Johnson.

Congrats to Brian Hulslander (Campus Center), Terri Rooman (Sub Connection), and Mike Caccia (Food Court) for being nominated for a Circle of Customer Excellence Award for Ithaca College during the month of April!

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Dianne Lynch, who has served since 2004 as dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, has accepted an offer to become the 24th president of Stephens College. Located in Columbia, Missouri, Stephens College was founded in 1833 and is the second-oldest women's college in the nation. Lynch will take office on June 2.

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The Department of Writing is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Writing Contest. We again had hundreds of entries and our judges completed the tough job of selecting winners in each category.

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Assistant professor of psychology Jeffrey Holmes published an article, entitled "Religiosity, Meaning in Life, and Clinical Symptomotology: A Comparison of African-American and European-American College Students." The research appeared in the most recent issue of the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.

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On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., the student teams in Michael Smith's Environmental History class will present their local environmental history research projects at the History Center in Ithaca.

This semester, the student research projects include an examination of the 1903 typhoid epidemic in Ithaca, a study of the transformation of the wetlands around Cayuga Lake, and a study of the environmental transformations involved in moving Ithaca College from downtown to South Hill.

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Howard Erlich, associate professor of speech communication and former dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, recently served on a Middle States accreditation team, the fourth team in the last five years in which he has been invited to serve. 

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On Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery, the On the Verge playreading series will present a staged reading of J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World.  The cast will feature Ithaca College students from both the theater arts and English departments, as well as two English department faculty members (Professors Kevin Murphy and Michael Twomey), and it will be directed by Claire Gleitman, also a faculty member in English.  

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The Center for Faculty Excellence presents a workshop for faculty by Sheri Englund on Tuesday, June 9, 10:30 a.m.-noon in the DeMotte Room of the Campus Center. Enrollment is limited; online registration required.

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