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The Center for Educational Technology (CET) is now open in 102 Job Hall. 

April  6, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Web Conferencing with iChat on a Mac - click to RSVP

iChat comes on every new Mac and it's not just for text chatting anymore. iChat is a collaborative environment and web conferencing machine. Come to this session to see a demonstration on how to start a web chat, share your computer's desktop, and give presentations remotely. This session will have a quick demo with a chance for some hands-on experimentation.

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I am pleased to announce the membership of the President’s Advisory Council on Innovation, or PAC-I. 

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Ithaca's men's and women's basketball programs will be participating in the College Discovery Program's 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Saturday April 10 at Cornell's Newman Arena. Proceeds from the event will benefit College Discovery Program, a long-term mentoring and academic support program designed to reduce achievement gaps in the Ithaca City School District and increase access to a college education for program participants.

Celebrate LGBT Awareness Month

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 04/01/2010 

April is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Awareness Month on college campuses.

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The March Newsletter contains information on topics such as the creation of a new subcode and the announcement of a new travel services provider.   

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Longview, a long term programmatic partner of Ithaca College, has just celebrated the completion of a new Special Care Building. This facility, which will initially open as an extension of Longview's  existing adult home, will offer additional opportunities for intergenerational course-related and volunteer activities.

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Students from all majors are welcome to register for the mini-course, Media for Social Change. This course requires 12.5 hours of participation. It is designed to be an immersive learning experience. Students will gain a greater knowledge of companies in the media, communications and entertainment industries, emphasizing how content can communicate social responsibility and how to use the power of media for positive, personal and global transformation.

GCOM 29312 - 01
1 credit
April 22-24, 2010
Registration on Homer under "General Communications"

The course is divided into three sections: The Program, The Case Study & The Challenge. The program will feature a public talk by Lynne Twist, a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author.

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Notes on Liberty, a documentary directed by Professor John Scott and produced by Adjunct Professor Karen Rodriguez, was recently selected as one of thirty documentaries for the 2010 American Documentary Showcase. 

The Showcase is a program of independent documentaries funded by the US State Departments Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (BECA), and is offered to US Embassies for screening abroad with the hope of providing “a broad and diversified look at American life and the values of a democratic society as seen by American documentary filmmakers.”  The program is administered by the University Film and Video Association and funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of State.

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Seniors Nick Santos and Heather Newberger had their film, “Kiddo,” selected to screen at the Boston International Film Festival and Indie Spirit Film Festival in April. Written by Santos, “Kiddo” is the story of a twelve-year-old boy who is dealing with the conflict between the innocence of childhood and the tribulations of growing up. 

The film was sponsored in part by a James B. Pendleton Festival Attendance Grant. For more information about the film, visit: http://kiddothefilm.tumblr.com/

Photo by Newberger.

 

The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble will offer a free concert at 8:15 pm on Tuesday, April 6 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.  Jeffery Meyer and Charis Dimaras will conduct, and faculty members Deborah Lifton, soprano, and Jennifer Hayghe, piano will be soloists.  The program includes "Two Postcards from Formosa," composed in 2007 by Ming-Hsiu Yen; "Cheating, Lying, Stealing" by David Lang; "Love Beyond Time, Beyond Place" by School of Music composer Dana Wilson, and the iconic "In C" by Terry Riley.

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Members of the Exercise Science Club will be running the Charlottesville Marathon in Virginia to raise money for the locate charity, Loaves and Fishes.

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Actress and activist CCH Pounder has accepted an invitation to deliver the main address at Ithaca College’s Commencement ceremony on May 23, 2010. A 1975 graduate of the college, Pounder has numerous film, television and theater credits and is a co-founder of the nonprofit organization Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) and a board member of the African Millennium Foundation (AMF).

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Humans vs. Zombies Notice  

Contributed by Russell Martin on 04/01/2010 

Posted on behalf of Jesse Geffen, President of Humans vs. Zombies.

 

 

 

 

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As you begin to plan for Commencement Week 2010, please keep in mind the following on-campus housing guidelines.

All campus residents except for graduating seniors, Resident Assistants, and Circle Apartment residents are required to vacate their rooms no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 15, 2010 unless they receive written approval from the Office of Residential Life to remain. Unapproved students who are found in the residence halls after that date and time are subject to a $100.00 unauthorized presence fine and judicial action.

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Ithaca College remains officially open, even when the sun shines. We are monitoring the beautiful weather situation closely and are in consultation with local law enforcement agencies and other local employers regarding the gentle breezes and the potential impact of the sunshine.
 

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Spit That! Spring Semester Showcase!

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will conclude the 2009-10 season with a screening of Keep Not Silent on Wednesday April 7, in Textor 103.

Winner of multiple awards, this film documents the clandestine struggle of three lesbian Israeli women fighting for their right to love within their beloved Orthodox communities in Jerusalem.

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You may have seen or heard about the book "Eat This, Not That". Now is your chance to get an up-close and personal version of this type of information, catered specifically for dining out in the Ithaca area!

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Did you know that the American Dietetic Association reports that about 40% of Americans take vitamin supplements, but studies show many don’t know how to safely or appropriately use a supplement, or even if they need supplements in the first place?

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ALL STUDENT ORGANIZATION LEADERS!

Contributed by Devon Ritz on 03/31/2010 

The Unity Banner is a project that is created to bring the Ithaca College community together and become united through our diversity.

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