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On Tuesday, April 1, at noon, the Partnerships in Sustainability Education program continues to offer support for faculty who are interested in infusing sustainability-related content into their courses.

The "Sustainability Brown Bag" series is held on the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Gerontology Institute conference room, fourth floor of the Center for Health Sciences.

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Tuesday, April 2
12:10 p.m. in CNS 204


Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Donations welcome. Please remember to bring your own cup. Reduce/reuse/recycle for a sustainable campus.

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Celebrate LGBT Awareness Month

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 03/28/2008 

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

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Ithaca College's chapter of STAND, the national student anti-genocide coalition -- in conjunction with Cornell University’s anti-genocide group, STARS -- will host "Dream for Darfur: A Two-Day Academic Symposium on the World's Darkest Olympics" on Saturday, April 5, and Monday, April 7.

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Presents for Peggy

Contributed by Deborah Mohlenhoff on 03/28/2008 

In lieu of traditional retirement gifts, the Presents for Peggy program will allow Ithaca College students, faculty, staff, and alumni to fulfill the wishes of local nonprofit organizations in honor of President Williams.

The gifts will provide necessary resources to help better the Ithaca community as a whole. The gifts will be presented at the 3:00 p.m. Celebration on the Campus Center Quad on Friday, April 25, 2008, where representatives from the non-profit organizations will be present. Wish lists may be found at http://ithaca.edu/legacy/celebration/participate/. Please fill out the form to participate.

Many of the items on the wish lists can be gathered through small donation drives or by collected small monetary donations from organization members. We hope that your office or department considers taking advantage of this exciting opportunity.

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College Circle Path

Contributed by Suzanne Smith on 03/28/2008 

A message from Brian McAree, Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life, and Robert Holt, Director of Public Safety

Recently, it has come to our attention that some students traveling to and from the Circle Apartments have been walking through the woods/gravel road on the east (back) side of the athletic fields instead of using the paved walkway on the west (front) side of the athletic fields.

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Dance Team Open Dance Classes!

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 03/28/2008 

Like to Dance?
Interested in the Dance Team?
Want a cheap, fun and local dance class?

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Contributed by Tanisha Graves for Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President for Human Resources

The Annual Salary Review process for non-bargaining unit staff and administration is now underway!

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TIAA-CREF One-on-One Sessions

Contributed by Natalia Pelttari on 03/28/2008 

We are pleased to announce the schedule of one-on-one counseling sessions with a representative from TIAA-CREF. Alicia Skaly, Individual Client Services Consultant, will be on campus twice a month to provide personalized advice and planning services to help you in pursuing your retirement goals.

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D.A.N. Online Community Launched!

Contributed by Michael Unis on 03/28/2008 

The national non-profit, Do Anything Nice (D.A.N.), has launched a new online community.

The national status of D.A.N. was founded at Ithaca College in 2005. It is the first student organization in Ithaca College's 116 year history to develop into a national non-profit.

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Traditional Housing Selection is here at last!

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The Ithaca College Library collection consists of over 350,000 items, plus 24/7 access to 150 databases containing journal articles, newspapers, statistics, audio files, and images.

To celebrate National Library week, April 13-19, we invite Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff to submit reviews of any book, DVD, sound recording, or database that enhances your scholarly work or personal life.

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Maksim Sipos '08 and associate professor Bruce Thompson published an article, "Electrodynamics on a Grid: The Finite-difference Time-domain Method Applied to Optics and Cloaking," in the April/May 2008 issue of the American Journal of Physics. This is a special "theme" issue on the role of computation in physics and physics teaching.

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Tango de Camara with Daniel Binelli will present a free concert as part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival on Wednesday, April 2, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall.

Bandoneon player extraordinaire, composer and tango legend Daniel Binelli will perform with IC School of Music faculty members Steven Mauk (saxophone), Pablo Cohen (classical guitar), and Nicholas Walker (double bass) in this special tango concert, which affords a rare opportunity to hear tango in all its virtuosity, complexity, counterpoints, camouflages, and collaborations.

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The Ithaca Wind Quintet will collaborate with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Kay and pianist Jairo Geronymo in an upcoming free concert on Thursday, April 3, at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. Kay will be featured on Schafer's "Minnelider" and Geronymo on a sextet by Mignone.

The program will be rounded out by an arrangement of Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" and a work entitled "Shout Chorus."

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Under the artistic direction of Sally Lamb, IC's contemporary chamber ensemble, Kulmusik, will present a free concert at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, in Ford Hall. The ensemble, which performs music for small groups of musicians written in the recent past, will feature a composition that won its composition competition: "Simplicity," by graduate student Roy Magnuson.

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Swim Lessons for All Ages

Contributed by Andrea McClatchie on 03/27/2008 

The Ithaca College Women's Swimming and Diving Team is offering swimming lessons for all ages on the following Saturdays: April 5, 12, 19, and 26.

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IC Theatre presents six pieces of original choreography in "Dance: No Translation Needed." Dance professors Mary Corsaro, Amy Walker O'Brien, Elizabeth Livesay, and Lindsay Gilmour each choreograph unique stories using the language of movement and the traditions of tap, modern, ballet, and jazz.

One of the featured works is Gilmour's modern piece, "Nothing but the Sky," which honors 14 Tibetan nuns imprisoned in the late 1980s and early 1990s for peacefully demonstrating in Lhasa, Tibet, for the political and religious freedoms denied them since the Chinese government began occupation of Tibet over 40 years ago.

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Movie Monday at the Chapel

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 03/27/2008 

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

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The deadline to apply as a Team Leader for one of the Jumpstart Programs has been extended to April 4th, 2008 at 5pm. We are looking for energetic, dynamic, dedicated, and involved students to serve as leaders for the Jumpstart programs. The programs provide an exciting opportunity for first year students to get a head start on their official transition to college. Be a leader for one of the following programs:
*Community Plunge – a service focused team based volunteer program
*ECHO – an outdoor camping and hiking adventure experience
*Lead-In – a high energy, interactive leadership development program
*NEW! Sustainable Community Challenge – an exploration of the local bio-region through touring and teamwork

To apply as a Team Leader for one of these programs download the application here:
http://ithaca.edu/csli/downloads/jumpstart_teamleadap.pdf

For more information on the programs, contact Deb Mohlenhoff at dmohlen@ithaca.edu or 274-3222.

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