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Ithaca College history professor Michael Trotti will read from his newly released book, The Body in the Reservoir: Murder and Sensationalism in the South, at the Bookery II, Dewitt Mall, downtown Ithaca, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4.

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On Wednesday, April 30, renowned Indian novelist Kiran Nagarkar will visit Ithaca College to read from his work.

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The One Degree Closer to Climate Neutrality Campaign is a campuswide effort to save energy and lower Ithaca College's climate-changing emissions by reducing winter heating temperatures in the dormitories by one degree.

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Vector Marketing will be on campus Wednesday, May 7, to interview selected candidates for its representative positions.

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The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to announce that Staci Hall has been hired as the new Business Coordinator following a regional search. Staci has worked as an Administrative Assistant on Campus since 2006, and has significant previous experience at Citizens Bank in Cortland, New York. Staci will begin her new responsibilities starting May 1, 2008. Please join us in congratulating Staci on her new position.

When making plans for the end of this academic year, we ask you to adhere to the closing schedule.

Your timely departure from campus is imperative to preparing the residence halls for Commencement housing, summer guests, and summer operations projects geared to enhancing the condition of Ithaca College's residential spaces. For these reasons, we can not grant any exceptions to the deadlines outlined below.

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On Tuesday, April 1, 2008 the Sexual Assault Work Group held a town meeting to discuss some of the recommendations they might make for changes to the judicial conduct code and hearing process as it applies to cases of sexual assault.

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Help Us Build A Playground!

We need people just like you to build new pre-k and k-5 playgrounds at Caroline Elementary.

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Information Technology Services will be implementing several software changes in the labs and eClassrooms over the summer of 2008 that may impact faculty members and instruction.

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ITS is currently planning for fall software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs.

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IC students are invited to celebrate the end of the school year by attending the luau on Wednesday, April 30, during dinner at the Terrace Dining Hall.

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The Unity Project Celebration!

Contributed by Genevieve Labe on 04/27/2008 

Please join the Unity Council on Tuesday, April 29, at noon at the Free Speech Rock -- between Muller Faculty Center and the Campus Center -- to celebrate campus unity.

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A SAFER Thank You!

Contributed by Daniel Wald on 04/27/2008 

Students, Faculty, Administration:

Thank you for your ongoing support in ending violence and hatred in our community. We have made progress in this uphill battle against our nation's "violent" society. Keep up the hard work and remember, as Congressman Charles Rangel once said, "Whenever you see injustice, silence is not an option."

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Be safe. Wear sunscreen. Reapply. Wear UV protection clothing.

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Public Safety Alert

Contributed by David Maley on 04/27/2008 

On Saturday, April 26, residents of Circle Apartment #2 reported to the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety that a TV, an iPod, and other items were stolen from their residence sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on that date.

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Nine Park School students presented at the 2008 Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on April 18 in Rochester, New York. Two students received first-place honors in their respective categories.

Julie Y. Tausend '08 received first place in the communication technology division for her paper, titled "Effects of Interactive Multimedia in E-Learning."

Elizabeth VanDurme '10 won first place in the media studies division for her paper, "How Gender Is Portrayed to the World: A Content Analysis of Magazine Covers."

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Submitted on behalf of Kathleen Rountree, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

I am pleased to announce the selection of Michael Malpass, professor of anthropology, as the newly designated Dana Professor in the Social Sciences. Professor Malpass has a most distinguished reputation of leadership at the College, school, and department levels.

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MLK Scholars Photo Exhibit

Contributed by Terry Martinez on 04/25/2008 

This Monday, April 28, the MLK Scholars will hold a photography exhibit featuring photos based on their experiences abroad.

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Need to Stretch Your Legs?

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 04/25/2008 

Volunteers are still needed for the Ithaca Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Sunday, May 4, 2008!

Volunteers are needed to support those who have raised money and will be walking 3 miles to help support people in our area with multiple sclerosis (MS). Many with MS are no longer able to walk and have had that ability taken from them by this debilitating disease. The walkers walk these 3 miles for those who can no longer enjoy such a privilege.

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End of the Year Receptions/Picnics

Contributed by Suzanne Smith on 04/25/2008 

Submitted on behalf of Brian McAree, vice president for student affairs and campus life.

It is that time of year again when picnics, receptions, and banquets are held to celebrate the completion of the academic year, students' accomplishments, and Commencement. Many times, such events take place off campus, at private homes and other locations. If alcohol will be available for students in attendance, it is important to remember the responsibilities that are associated with such an event.

If you are advising a student group or working with a group that is planning an event, there are some important considerations which should be addressed. It is imperative that you uphold the laws which state that alcohol must not be served to anyone under the age of 21 and that it is illegal to serve individuals of legal drinking age who are intoxicated. As officials of the College, it is our responsibility to prevent such occurrences. A faculty or staff member who is involved in the sponsorship or supervision of an event places both him-/herself and the institution in jeopardy should the law be broken at that event. This could result in serious liability problems.

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