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The Campus Life Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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A talk on underwater archaeology in the Mediterranean Sea is being presented by the anthropology department in association with the Finger Lakes Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Society. The talk is on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 pm in CNS 208.

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Music from across the globe and the centuries will be presented in a free concert by the Ithaca College Chorus on Tuesday, February 27 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. Janet Galván leads the performance, and Baruch Whitehead will guest conduct.

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An all-Germanic program will be featured on a free concert by the Concert Band under Mark Fonder's direction on Wednesday, February 28 at 8:15 in Ford Hall. The program includes Hindemith's Symphony in B-flat, Weill's "Little Threepenny Music," and music of Wagner and Rudin.

At its meeting Feb. 14–15, the board of trustees awarded emeritus status to retired physics professor Charles Spencer. The board also granted tenure to one faculty member and both tenure and promotion to associate professor to another 16.

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Members of the Ithaca College campus community are invited to submit proposals for a new round of review for the New Initiatives Fund.

The fund will support initiatives from faculty, staff, and students which:

-advance some dimension of the institutional plan, and/or

-creatively address some dimension of quality improvement, and/or

-demonstrate the potential to generate new revenue on an ongoing basis after a year or two of “seed funding.”

Proposals that include or address more than one division/department/school, demonstrate collaboration across campus constituencies and/or between the College and the broader community are particularly encouraged.

Proposals will be funded for one year, except in the case of entrepreneurial ventures or pilot ventures where a two-year timeframe may be advisable. PLEASE NOTE: ongoing personnel and large capital equipment are NOT available for consideration.

Proposal forms are available in the Office of the President and should be submitted by March 1, 2007 for consideration.

Meeting in New York City Feb. 14–15, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees approved a budget that continues the college’s implementation of its Institutional Plan and sets tuition rates for the 2007–8 academic year. The board also elected Dr. C. William Schwab ’68, who had served as acting chair since last September, as chairman of the board.

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Teacher Recruitment Days (TRD) 2007 will be held at SUNY Cortland on March 26th and 27th! School districts from across the country will send recruiters to Cortland to conduct interviews for known and anticipated vacancies.

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The Campus Life Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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Anyone interseted in conducting research in the biology department MUST attend this informational meeting on

Thursday, March 8, 4:00 p.m., CNS Front Foyer.

If your schedule does not permit you to attend this meeting, you must meet with the faculty member individually, and submit a signed application.

Project descriptions and registration forms are available on-line:

Summer Projects:
http://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/biology/studentresearch/summerresearch/

Fall Projects:
http://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/biology/studentresearch/researchprojects/

Marina Caillud, assistant professor of biology, published an article, "Biometrical Genetic Analysis of Luteovirus Transmission in the Aphid Schizaphis graminum." The piece describes how that aphid contributes to the transmission of barley yellow dwarf disease.

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The Latino/a Studies minor is one of the minors that the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity was mandated to develop through a curricular focus on traditionally marginalized, under-represented, or misrepresented groups in the U.S. The point of such a focus is to prepare students to meet the increasingly complex demands of living in a multiracial, multiethnic, and poly-cultural world. (By Latinos and Latinas we mean U.S.-based “minorities” who are descendants of people in Latin America and whose primary identity formation has occurred as a result of living in the U.S. However, since identities are not insular, our courses explore both sides of the border and the reality/ metaphor of the border itself.)

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Exciting changes are happening for the 2007-2008 school year! Dining Services will be introducing a new meal plan called Carte Blanche.

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Performances of Handel’s pastoral opera based upon ancient mythology will be held at 8 p.m. on Feb. 20, 22, 24, 28, and March 2, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Feb. 25.

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Event Planners Wanted!

Contributed by Megan McNamara on 02/21/2007 

Positions available immediately!

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Kids feeling cabin fever? Bring them to the family carnival on Friday, in the Fitness Center, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Adults - $4, Kids - $3, Family/Group 5 or more - $15 (all inclusive price - no add'l fees once inside, except for food)

Proceeds to benefit Tompkins Community Action Headstart Playgrounds Project.

Food on site at greatly reduced prices!

Fun for kids (and adults) of all ages!

iMPrint Magazine: College Life's Internet Magazine, named 2006 Best Online College Magazine, has published its first set of weekly articles this week.

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Mike Bovi, director of College Stores for the last 24 years, will close the store for his last time on Wednesday, February 28th.

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The Senior Week Committee is looking for fun and memorable photos from the Senior Class to include in the Senior Class Slideshow, a collection of photos that will be shown at the Semi-Formal during Senior Week.

Seniors can submit their photos to icseniorpics2007@gmail.com by SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2007.

If you have any questions, email Jess Berman and Nick Fusco at icseniorweek2007@gmail.com.