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Mock Debate and Election

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 10/14/2008 

Want to continue your election education? Come join us for a mock debate portraying the presidential candidates: Barack Obama, John McCain, and Ralph Nader. Come see IC students portray the presidential candidates on Monday, October 20, in IC Square at 7:00 p.m.

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Want an interesting job that looks great on your resume? Want to work in a place where you learn new things every day? Now is the time to apply to Information Technology Services (ITS).

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IC Walking in LA AIDS Walk

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 10/14/2008 

Students from Ithaca College's Los Angeles program will participate in the 2008 Los Angeles AIDS Walk on Sunday, October 19. Money raised goes to AIDS Project Los Angeles and other HIV/AIDS service providers in Los Angeles County.

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For the past week, judges have listened to contestants set on claiming the glory and they have spent countless hours picking those worthy of a final shot at being the next Ithaca Idol.

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RHA is looking for gently used children's books and puzzles to bring with them to a regional conference they are attending in November at Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Submitted on behalf of Lynnette Hatch, interim registrar.

At the request of the Faculty Council, and in collaboration with the Faculty Council chair, provost, and registrar, the final grade submission deadline has been extended to December 23, 2008, at 10:00 p.m.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of cinema, photography, and media arts and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has been named one of four jurors for the 28th Black Maria Film and Video Festival.

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The second section of the required Drug and Alcohol Identification and Prevention Seminar will be offered on November 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and there are spaces available.

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StillWater Seeks Submissions

Contributed by Lynn Hyde on 10/14/2008 

Do you have an original nonfiction story you'd like to share? Does your artwork beg for an audience? Have your professors praised your poetry or fiction as being worthy of publishing?

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National Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others -- a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors.

On October 25th, The Center for Student Leadership and Involvement will be having its Service Saturdays Kick-Off event. Service Saturdaysí is a CSLI program devoted to giving Ithaca College students opportunities and guidance to successfully volunteer in and around the Ithaca community. Service Saturdays Kick-Off event will include two amazing opportunities, a South Hill Clean-Up project and Bomber Buddies football excursion.

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If you're unsure who you will vote for in November, stop by the Project Vote Smart Bus on Monday, October 20, the day we return from fall break. The bus will be parked in O lot (behind the Park School) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

At the bus, you can get unbiased information about the candidates and where they stand on the issues.

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Your student club should participate in the Monster Mash! Sunday, October 26th, 5-7 PM

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The United States Air Force Band of Liberty will give a free concert on Monday, October 20, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall at Ithaca College. The varied program includes "Yankee Doodle Humoresque," a Halloween medley, a tribute to Liza Minnelli, Copland songs, a short symphony for band, and Sousa marches and patriotic fare. No tickets are required for this event. Several School of Music alumni will perform with the band.

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The Student Employment Office will be closed Monday, October 20, through Thursday, October 23, so that the staff may attend a national conference.

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Study Away

Contributed by Laurie Wasik on 10/13/2008 

Whether you are an indie rocker or a classical musician, a public artist or an aspiring curator, a politico or a social justice advocate, or you simply want a change in perspective, the Associated New American Colleges (ANAC) Student Exchange may be the right opportunity for you.

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Bob Beichner of North Carolina State University -- the main force behind the creation of the SCALE-UP approach to teaching physics -- was recently asked by the National Academy of Science to submit a white paper on this approach. SCALE-UP stands for "Student Centered Activities for Large Enrollment University Programs."

This approach combines lecture, laboratory, and recitation activities into a blended, active-learning environment. Ithaca College's performance-based physics teaching laboratory is based on the SCALE-UP approach.

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The Park Design House, which allows students to gain real-life client and design experience, has recently launched an online form to make it easier for campus clients to request a student designer.

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If you'd like to spend the day with a professional in Ithaca through Take an Ithacan to Work Days, sign up before fall break.

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Do you use Microsoft Office 2003 for Windows? If so, you need to upgrade to Office 2007 soon! After December 2008, Office 2003 will no longer be supported or installed by ITS.

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Are there computers or network printers in your area scheduled for replacement this spring under the Technology Renewal Program?

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