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What's an academic mace?

The academic mace, first used in the 14th century, is descended from the club of Hercules. The scepter on the mace stands for lawful power and regal authority, and was carried by Zeus, the Greek god of moral law and order.

At an inauguration, the board of trustees formally vests the new president with three symbols of office and its authority -- with the mace being one of these symbols. Come to Thomas R. Rochon’s inauguration and see what IC’s own presidential mace looks like when it is carried in by the College marshal and later presented to President Rochon! (Note: IC's academic mace was handcrafted by IC's own artisans.)

There's still time to get your free tickets for Thomas R. Rochon's inaugural ceremony on Friday, April 17, at 3:00 p.m. in the Ben Light Gymnasium. Tickets can be picked up Monday-Friday, noon to 6:00 p.m., at the recreation center on the ground floor of Campus Center.

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Steven Mauk, professor of music (saxophone), was a featured artist at the Region 8 Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance, held at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Physics Seminar
"What Can Be Done with Slow and Stopped Light?"
Tuesday, April 14
12:10 p.m., Center for Natural Sciences 204

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Phoebe Constantinou, assistant professor of health promotion and physical education, presented a paper entitled, "A Multidisciplinary Approach to Cultural Awareness in Physical Education," at the national convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. The event was held in Tampa, Florida, on April 2, 2009.

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Join the Offices of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs as we say "thank you" to the many members of the Office of Public Safety.

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Lester Holt -- anchor of NBC Nightly News weekend edition and co-host of Today weekend edition -- will serve as the Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecturer on Tuesday, April 14.

Holt will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. His talk is free and open to the public.

Each year, the Jessica Savitch Lecture Series brings a broadcast journalist to Ithaca College to honor alumna Jessica Savitch '68. Past speakers include: Natalie Morales, NBC; David Muir '95, ABC News; Steve Capus, NBC News; and Mara Liasson, NPR.

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Don't miss out on this week's exciting events

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From jazz to gospel music to classical -- it's music and more at a free pre-inaugural student concert!

Join President Rochon on Thursday, April 16, from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center, with performances by Ithacappella, Amani Gospel Singers, 5 Cents Sharp Brass Quintet, Kalamos Saxophone Quartet, and the IC Jazz Combo.

Learn some interesting and little known facts about our new president and offer your advice if you were to be "President for a Day." Free pizza will be served -- get it while it lasts!

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The Campus Choral Ensemble is a vocal ensemble open to any student at Ithaca College. There are no auditions for this ensemble. The Ithaca College Campus Choral Ensemble is intended primarily for the non-music major who would like to sing in a large vocal ensemble. The course may be taken for 0, .5, or 1 credit. One concert is scheduled each semester. (Fall Concert Date: Saturday, December 5, 12noon).

Registration information:

Ithaca College Campus Choral Ensemble:
23374 - MUNM 10302 – 01
Thursdays, 6:10-8:00 p.m.
James J. Whalen Center 3104

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Answer a few questions about your commuting habits and be eligible to win an iTunes gift card!

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The eInstruction/Interwrite Personal Response System (PRS) clickers allow instructors to engage students with live, in-class polling and track their responses. This session is designed for instructors thinking about using the PRS system in their fall courses.

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Learn about Asian cultural fesitivites and learn how to belly dance with professional instructors!

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to recognize five students who have received grants and awards this semester that recognize their academic achievement and provide support for their involvement in research projects in the humanities and social sciences.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 04/09/2009 

Quoted in the media: Faculty member Kim Gregson and the Park Center for Independent Media. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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The IC Toastmasters Club will meet on Tuesday, April 14, at 9:00 a.m. in the Cayuga Lake Room, Campus Center.

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On Saturday, April 11, there will be an electrical shutdown effecting Alumni Hall from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Boardman Place from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. 

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Kulmusik Concert This Tuesday

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 04/09/2009 

Kulmusik, the Ithaca College contemporary music ensemble, will present a free concert on Tuesday, April 14, at 8:15 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

Under the artistic direction of Sally Lamb, the ensemble brings faculty and students together as fellow performers on works written in the recent past.

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Please note the change in the Outdoor Recreation Equipment Center (OREC) hours for the next three Fridays in April. (The OREC is located in the Fitness Center on campus.)

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Srijana Bajracharya, of the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, and students Kayla Titus, Meredith Titterington, Becky Ginsburg, and Doreen Brune presented the results of a research project titled, "Examining Preventive Care Barriers in a Clinical Setting," at the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention in Tampa, Florida, April 3, 2009.

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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is very proud to announce the publication of its first newsletter,The Language Philes. Please feel free to peruse its pages!

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