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All Saints' Day

Contributed by Carsten Martensen on 10/29/2007 

Thursday, November 1, is the Solemnity of All Saints. For Catholics, All Saints' Day is a "holy day of obligation." This Thursday, Catholics are obliged to join in the celebration of the Eucharist.

Mass will be celebrated at Ithaca College on Thursday at 12:10 p.m. in the sanctuary of Muller Chapel. The Fireside Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 p.m. in the entrance lounge of Muller Chapel.

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The nominating process is now open for the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership. This award is Ithaca College's recognition of outstanding juniors and seniors, who excel in academic performance, perform service to the College community and nation and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment.

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The Office of Human Resources, in concert with ICs Quality of Work Life priority in the Institutional Plan, is working on increasing or enhancing family and "life-friendly" programs. We would like to solicit input from faculty and staff across campus.

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Thomas Shevory, professor of politics, and Patricia Zimmermann, professor of cinema, photography, and media arts, were invited speakers at the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture conference in Austin, Texas, on October 20, 2007. Shevory and Zimmermman are codirectors of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF).

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The multimedia performance, Quatro Estaciones Portenas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires 1964-1970, by Astor Piazzolla) -- featuring two pianists, tango dancers, and multiple screen projections -- was performed at the Austin City Limits studio in Austin, Texas, on October 19, 2007.

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Join us as we wrap up Disability Awareness Month 2007 with the spooky tale, Brindlebeast and Other Stories, presented by the Little Theatre of the Deaf. It's the perfect way to start your Halloween Eve!

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Presidential Search Update

Contributed by Deborah Emnett on 10/29/2007 

Contributed on behalf of C. William Schwab '68, chair, board of trustees

First, let my extend my deep appreciation to all members of the campus community who participated in the meetings with our search consultants and trustees Sue Scanlon, David Stewart, Larry Alleva, and me at the beginning of October. The input of the campus community both at these meetings and through follow-up e-mails has been invaluable to our consultants in preparing the position specification document.

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Every year at this time, the Office of Conference and Event Services works with the Office of Dining Services to project catering costs for the following year.

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Well, I'll be jammed!: The Mystery and Intrigue of Amorphous Matter

"Many of us have experienced the frustration of trying to get stuck coffee beans out of a dispenser, throwing out expensive paint that has dried out and hardened, or even being caught in a traffic jam. These phenomena, along with the better known glass transition, are all examples of jamming---the transition of a many-body system from a fluid-like state to a disordered solid-like state with an extremely long relaxation time. The nature of the jamming transition is one of the oldest unsolved problems in condensed matter physics."

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Are you interested in traveling to China and learning about its culture and traditional Chinese medicine?

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Jostens Representative on Campus

Contributed by Denise Duve' on 10/29/2007 

A Jostens representative will be at the Bookstore November 1, 2, and 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Jostens will be offering discounts on all ring orders placed at that time. Rings will also be available for holiday delivery. Stop by the Bookstore for more details.

The Tompkins Renewable Energy Education Alliance (TREEA) is inviting all members of the community to its "Community Forum on Energy," an event designed to provide individuals, businesses, and institutions with the knowledge and contacts needed to effectively become more energy independent through conservation and renewable energy systems. This not-for-profit event will be held November 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites at Ithaca College, and will serve all community members who are interested in learning how they can benefit from clean energy.

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Course registration for the spring 2008 semester will take place November 5-9. Please check the new registration access schedule at and HomerConnect the week before registration to make sure you know when your access time is, and that you do not have holds that prevent you from registering.

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Join us on Saturday, November 10, 2007 for a night of dinner and entertainment provided right on the Ithaca College campus.

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Presented by Kari Segraves, Syracuse University
Thursday, November 1
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Everyone is welcome to attend!
Refreshments beforehand* (3:45-4:00pm) in first floor lobby

*Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reuse, reduce, recycle!

As a part of the Student Leadership Institute, Terry Martinez will present a free session, entitled "Social Styles," on Thursday, November 1, 12:10 1:05 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge.

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As a part of the Student Leadership Institute, Anthony Di Renzo will present a free session, entitled "Creating Ethos: Aristotle's Principles of Leadership," on Tuesday, October 30, 12:101:05 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge.

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As a part of the Student Leadership Institute, Pranay Bhatla will present a free session, entitled "Ethical Theories and Leadership: A Discussion," on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge.

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This is to remind the campus community that the old Visa credit cards, which are labeled "Tompkins Business Card," are no longer active as of today (October 26). Please destroy those cards.

You should now be using the new Mastercard credit cards issued by GE Corporate Payment Services.

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Dennis Charsky and Howard K. Kalman, assistant professors of communication management and design in the Department of Strategic Communication, recently presented at the international convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) in Anaheim, California.

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