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The Central Winds, a music educators' Wind Ensemble, has been in existence since 1984.  Made up entirely of music teachers and professionals from the central New York area, the group's commitment to excellence has led them to performances at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference, the New York State Band Directors' Conference, and most recently, the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago. 

 

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The Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL) is a nonprofit educational organization offering international, experiential service-learning programs focusing on sustainability through community.  They operate in several locations worldwide, including Iceland, Central America, and Africa.  A CELL representative will be on campus this week to hold an information session about the CELL programs.  The info session will be this Tuesday, 2/8, from 12:10-1:00 in Textor 101. 

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Theatre Incognita has announced casting for The Laramie Project .  Nine student actors from Cornell, Ithaca College and Ithaca High School join eleven actors from the local community to bring to life the nearly seventy characters who make up the voices of Laramie, Wyoming as it reacts to the murder of one of its own, a young gay man named Matthew Shepard. The two-performance event will be a concert staging of the play at the Community School of Music and Arts in downtown Ithaca. Performances take place at 8 pm, Thur and Fri, Feb 10 & 11. All profits will go to local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth programs. Tickets are $10 in advance through Ticket Center Ithaca (607.273.4497 or 1-800-28-ITHACA), next to 15 Steps on the Commons, or online at ithacaevents.com. They will also be available at the door for $15.

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Ithaca College has had a very successful 12 year programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road. There are many opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview, including:

 

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Chris Bell, a first-grade teacher at Ithaca's Fall Creek Elementary School, recently started an after-school program called School of Rock!  Every Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m., students from grades pre-K through fifth grade gather in several classrooms to play music.  He hopes it will spark a new passion of music for many students, or strengthen a the interest of others.
 

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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) was invited to Middlesex University in London to present a special seminar on its innovations beyond a traditional film festival, focusing on new media, performance, and WSeb 2.0 on January 27.

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Join us Wednesday February 9th, 2011, Noon-12:50 pm

Ithaca Falls Room, 2nd floor, Campus Center 

Meal Planning: How to Eat Well On and Off Campus

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Pearl Ponce, Assistant Professor of History, has just published Kansas's War: The Civil War in Documents.  The book is part of Ohio University Press's Civil War in the Great Interior series.

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(Submitted on behalf of Samarra Mbenga, leader of the Weight Watchers At Work program at Ithaca College)

Have you been thinking about joining Weight Watchers? You don't have to wait for the beginning of the next series.

Please join us at our Open House on February 22, 2011.

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Frank Micale will be letting us know about the wonderful opportunities available to you at the Wellness Center. Or you can join us from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. when one of our members will be demonstrating the wonderful Weight Watchers online resource center called eTools.

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Looking for a Summer Job?

Contributed by Katie Wright on 02/07/2011 

The Office of Residential Life is currently hiring for a number of summer positions. All applicants must be current students and enrolled for fall 2011.

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The CDC reports that influenza is now widespread throughout New York State.  We definitely have the flu here on campus. The best way to protect yourself, your families, your friends, and your roommates is to get the flu shot!

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Please have your student contact the Office of Risk Management to register for the next Student Driver Safety Class to be held on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 in Textor 102 from 7pm-9pm.  They can register in person (319 PRW Ctr), by telephone at 607-274-3285 or via email at riskmanagement@ithaca.edu.  

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If you are a student and you need to drive a College owned/leased vehicle for any reason, you must complete a driver safety class.

The next driver safety class will be offered on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 from 7pm-9pm in Textor 102.

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The Fred Kastenbaum PreHealth Award is to be used for assistance with preparation for the required standardized exams associated with admittance to graduate health programs such as: MCAT, DAT,  OAT, GRE

  • Two $500 awards will be granted this semester.
  • Get full details here.

This award is available with the Premedical Sciences Society. 

Did you know that as an employee of Ithaca College you are eligible to receive a discount on your personal Verizon Wireless monthly voice plan? 

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Deadline extended until February 12th!

Call for proposals for the 2nd annual Teaching & Learning Symposium at EdTech Day 2011

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Tonight (Monday, 2/7) from 7:00 - 8:00pm in the business school, Room 111.  New members are always welcome!

We will be planning for upcoming events such as the Red Ribbon Ball, as well as Relay events.

47 DAYS UNTIL RELAY FOR LIFE!

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This Week in Greek Life!!

Contributed by Donna Zdan on 02/06/2011 

The music fraternities at Ithaca College, Sigma Alpha Iota, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Mu Phi Epsilon are in their 2nd week of hosting recruitment events for members interested in membership.  These events allow students to come enjoy the planned event, meet fraternity members, and learn about the fraternity.  None of these fraternities haze.

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Do you want to be a voice for the concerns of residents on campus, be more involved in campus life, and have an impact on what services are provided in the residence halls? Do you know someone who would be perfect to fulfill these roles? If either is true, you should nominate someone or nominate yourself and apply to become an RHA Hall Representative?

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Hurricane Katrina was five years ago. New Orleans has yet to make a full recovery. What can you do about it while you’re going to school over 1,300 miles away?

 

You can join Audrey’s House.

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