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Mideast Peace Feast

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 09/05/2008 

Free Food
Music
Understanding

Come join Hillel and Sodexo to celebrate diversity in the Middle East!

WHEN: Tuesday, September 9, noon-2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Clark Lounge, Campus Center

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In cooperation with Larry Metzger's wife, Sarah, and sons Tom '02 and David '05, a celebration of his life and exceptional professional contributions is being planned at Ithaca College for later this month. As details are finalized, the campus community will be informed of the date and location. It was Larry's desire for the family to have a private service following his Thursday passing.

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Maura J. Cullen is the First-Year Diversity Speaker.

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Editor's note: This group has been postponed. Please contact LeBron Rankins for more information or call the Counseling Center at 607-274-3136.

Coping with the grief of having lost a loved one to suicide does not have to be a private experience.

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If you are looking for a way to give back to your community and make a difference in the life someone younger, join The Student to Student Mentoring Program. It is a unique approach on your everyday normal mentoring program!

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Students working in Dining Services who do not have direct deposit will need to pick up their checks today (Friday, September 5) in the Terrace Dining Hall outside the student payroll office.

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It is with a great deal of sadness that I must inform the Ithaca College community of the death of longtime enrollment dean Larry Metzger, M.S. '87, who passed away earlier this morning after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

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New and returning faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to sign up for Ithaca College's Emergency Notification System (ENS) prior to the test of the system that will take place beginning at noon this Tuesday, September 9. The ENS uses voice, e-mail, and text messaging to provide time-sensitive information and details on appropriate responses during critical situations.

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To celebrate Constitution Day 2008, Ithaca College will honor the struggles for racial justice in the United States with a special event on Wednesday, September 17, at 4:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge (in Campus Center).

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On the Road with Tom Rochon

Contributed by Shelley Semmler on 09/04/2008 

Are you making any business travel plans for the fall? If so, you're welcome to attend a series of events to be held throughout the country to introduce President Thomas Rochon to Ithaca College's alumni, parents, and friends.

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The first-year diversity speaker, Maura J. Cullen, is a masterful storyteller who utilizes a variety of interactive exercises and techniques, creating an experience you will not soon forget.

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Professor of politics Tom Shevory presented a paper, "The Most Polluted Lake in America: Toward a Political Archeology," at the annual meeting of the American Political Association in Boston on August 27.

Darius J. Conger, assistant professor of economics, published his article, "Economics and the American Family: A Review of Recent Literature," in the September 2008 issue of Choice (volume 46, number 1, pages 33-47).

On Tuesday, September 9, at 12:05 p.m. in CNS 204, the Physics Seminar Series presents Davis Tobias of the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland. His topic is, "Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene: One- and Two-Dimensional Conductors."

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Are you interested in interacting with first-year students outside of the classroom? Would you like to be part of fostering a culture of interaction between students and faculty within the first-year residence halls?

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Be Creative and Win $150!

Contributed by Tiffani Ziemann on 09/04/2008 

Got something to say about alcohol? Consider putting it into a public service announcement (PSA)!

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Have you heard about Teach For America (TFA) and wondered what it's all about? Now is your opportunity to find out.

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As Thomas W. Bohn nears his official retirement in August after 28 years of service to Ithaca College, the Office of the Provost and the Roy H. Park School of Communications invite you to a celebration Friday, September 12, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center. (The formal program begins at 3:30 p.m.)

All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

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Barney Beins, chair of the psychology department, gave an invited address and made two symposium presentations at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Boston.

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Applications for the interim assistant provost position will be accepted until September 15. DIIS dean Tanya Saunders, who simultaneously served as assistant provost, will now devote her energy and resources full time to DIIS.

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