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RecycleMania Video Contest!

Contributed by Amanda Block on 12/17/2006 

RecycleMania is a recycling competition amongst the recycling programs of universities and colleges across the country to see which one can have the highest recycling rate. The Resource and Environmental Management Program (REMP) will be holding a Short Video Contest to impress upon the audience the necessity of recycling while emphasizing the RecycleMania Contest.

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We are pleased to announce that Holly Covert is the winner of the drawing for the Employee Appreciation Program grand prize. Holly is a Facilities Attendant who has worked at the college since 1990. She was consistently recognized for being a team player, being helpful to others, and having a positive attitude. Great job, Holly! The grand prize is a $50.00 gift certificate to the Ithaca College Bookstore.

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Swimming Lessons for All Ages

Contributed by Toni Clark on 12/15/2006 

The Ithaca College Women's Swimming and Diving Team offers swimming lessons for all ages.

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J Lot - NO PARKING

Contributed by Debra Gregg on 12/15/2006 

There will be no parking in J Lot East End from 7:00am Monday, December 18 through Tuesday, December 19, 2006. Transformers will be set in place these two days.

Please join the Office of Public Safety for a farewell reception for Tim Ryan.

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Upcoming Spring Bus Trips

Contributed by Susanna Stumpe on 12/15/2006 

NYC and Casino at Niagara Falls

NYC

  • Saturday, April 21, 2007
  • $35 / person (check only payable to Ithaca College)
  • Open to Ithaca College faculty, staff, students, friends and family

Enjoy the Big Apple in the spring time! We will depart IC at 6 am, and depart Manhattan at 7 pm. We only have one bus reserved for this trip.

We will start taking payments for this trip February 1, 2007. Please take your check to Kasey Huddle in the Bursar’s Office, Job Hall.

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Holiday Pay Distribution

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/15/2006 

The final pay date of 2006 for bi-weekly and semi-monthly employees is Friday, December 29th.

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Toastmasters at Longview 12/19

Contributed by Drew Hatton on 12/15/2006 

The Ithaca College Toastmasters will be visiting Longview for our December 19th meeting.

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Raymond Ghirardo (Professor, Art) and Megan Roberts (Associate Professor, TV-R) were selected as Artists- in Residence at Everglades National Park (December - January 2006-07)

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The National Science Foundation hereby awards a grant of $150,000 to Ithaca College for support of "Creating a Performance-Based Physics Program for Introductory Physics and Astronomy Classes Using the SCALE-UP Model of Teaching Physics," which is under the direction of Prof. Michael Rogers and Prof. Luke Keller, Department of Physics.

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Fitness Center Intercession Hours

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 12/14/2006 

Please note the Fitness Center hours during intercession.

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The open swim hours will be slightly different for finals week.

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Spring crew for men and women

Contributed by Becky Robinson on 12/14/2006 

The men's and women's varsity and novice crews are looking for prospects for the 2007 spring season. No previous rowing experience is necessary. There will be an organizational meeting on Friday, January 26, at 5:00 pm in Hill Center room #58.

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This is advance notice. Members of the IC campus community are invited to submit proposals for a new round of review for the New Initiatives Fund.

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Mark this date….JUNE 9, 2007….that is the date for the 2007 IC Family Picnic.

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Jewish Studies Student Grants

Contributed by Rebecca Lesses on 12/13/2006 

The Jewish Studies Steering Committee invites grant applications from students who are engaged in projects, courses or other activities related to the study of Jewish history, culture or religion and connected directly or indirectly with an academic program at Ithaca College.

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IC Gives the Gift of Reading

Contributed by Michael McGreevey on 12/13/2006 

Ithaca College is pleased to contine our tradition of collecting NEW children's books at our faculty and staff holiday luncheon (Thursday, December 21st). We are proud to be a part of the Family Reading Partnership’s (FRP) ongoing efforts to create a culture of literacy in our local area.

Through this simple yet powerful act, we can help to ensure children’s books are a special part of the the routines and traditions of family life for all children in our community. We know that books increase in value when they are given as gifts, especially when they come as part of the holidays, and as gifts from a parent.

Give the Gift of Family Reading is a children’s book drive for the holidays, designed to provide beautiful new books for parents of low-income families to give to their children as holiday gifts.

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I Brake for Shakespeare

Contributed by Greg Bostwick on 12/13/2006 

Need some inspiration to get through finals week? Try a healthy dose of Shakespeare.

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Michael Trotti, Professor in the History Department presented a paper titled “Public Executions as the Historical Context for Lynching” at the Southern Historical Association annual meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, November, 2006. He also organized this panel, titled “Race, Lynching, and Legal Executions in the South and Southwest.”

Asma Barlas Publishes

Contributed by Winsome Wade-Compton on 12/12/2006 

Asma Barlas, director of CSCRE and Professor of Politics, has published a chapter on "Women's Readings of the Qur'an," in The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an, edited by Jane McAuliffe and published by the University of Cambridge this month.

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