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Girls Fight Back!

Contributed by Sarah Brylinsky on 09/21/2008 

Want to learn how to kick some butt?

Girls Fight Back! is an interactive, upbeat, and educational self-defense program by nationally acclaimed speaker Erin Weed. Discussing everything from prevention of violence against women to the down-and-dirty details of self-defense, Erin demonstrates using live volunteers how to empower ourselves through bodily action, mind, and spirit, and learn to fight back!

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Nancy Rader presented a paper in July at an international psychology conference in Athens, Greece, along with Jennifer Parker '09, a Dana Intern who worked with Rader over the summer. Their paper, "Directing Infant Attention through Gestures during Early Word Learning," reported the results of two studies funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, assistant provost and dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

The Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies (DIIS) and the Office of International Programs (OIP) cordially invite faculty applications for the fall 2009 or spring 2010 semester of the London Sabbatical Program. Applicants should be eligible for an approved, funded sabbatical from their school or division covering either semester.

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You are invited to the first fall semester meeting of the Faculty and Staff for Sustainability group on Friday, October 3, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Taughannock Room on the third floor of the Campus Center. Light lunch items will be served. Plan to come and bring your thoughts and ideas for how to make Ithaca College even more sustainable.

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There has been an ongoing faculty/staff speaker series at Longview since the beginning of the partnership in spring 1999. These are informal talks and can be on a variety of topics. An appreciative audience is guaranteed!

These monthly presentations generally take place on Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Longview auditorium. A speaker is currently needed for October 30.

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Take a break from your office work or from your studies and come take a walk on the wild side!

On Friday, September 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Jason Hamilton, associate professor of biology and environmental studies and co-chair of the Natural Lands Committee, will lead a guided tour of some of the natural areas around South Hill. The nature walk will leave from the Textor flagpole promptly at noon.

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Red Cross Club's First Meeting

Contributed by Kaitlyn McQuaid on 09/19/2008 

Are you interested in helping at blood drives? Would you like to help this wonderful cause? Come to the Red Cross Club's first meeting this Monday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m., on the third floor of Friends Hall.

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Come join the Cultural Connections Club THIS Sunday (September 21st) at 7pm in Textor 103 to watch an incredible documentary that will help celebrate the international day of peace! Free Refreshments will be served!

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AES Workshop: "It's About Time"

Contributed by Kate Brown on 09/19/2008 

The Office of Academic Enrichment Services will offer a workshop during the week of September 22-26.

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PSA Contest Winner Selected!

Contributed by Tiffani Ziemann on 09/19/2008 

The Health Promotion Committee is pleased to announce TV-R major Don Spacht '10 as the 2008 National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week public service announcement (PSA) contest winner. Due to limited entries, the judges were able to pick a clear winner in initial viewing. Congratulations Don!

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Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) is a great way to get involved on campus!

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The Ithaca College Board of Trustees and President Tom Rochon plan to announce a strategic visioning process that will be carried out during the 2008-9 academic year. Its purpose is to identify a short list of priorities that constitute our next steps in the journey toward excellence in our educational mission.

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Check out the latest happenings in dining:

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will host a double-feature screening of two documentaries, Act of Faith and I Exist, on Monday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Williams 323. (This is a location change from earlier announcements.)

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Save the date! Join us for Career Services' 10th annual Graduate and Professional School Fair on Tuesday, September 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the north foyer and Emerson Suites (in Campus Center).

There will be over 130 schools in attendance with representatives from various graduate and professional programs who want to talk with you!

2008 Graduate and Professional School Fair

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At the August 21 all-College staff meeting, President Tom Rochon identified a challenge for all staff to sit down with their supervisors to have a goal-setting conversation by October 31, 2008. The purpose of this goal-setting conversation is to decide what each employee and department's key accomplishments should be in the coming year.

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SGA Elections Results!

Contributed by Luke Elmers on 09/19/2008 

Elections results are in from the freshman class and DIIS. Congratulations to our new Student Government Association (SGA) senators!

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Want a chance to win free LeAnn Rimes tickets for her September 27 show at Turning Stone?

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What a great excuse to get together with friends and enjoy an early fall weekend on campus!

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This weekend we will show Sex and the City!

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