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Reminder: the deadline for Faculty Excellence Award nominations with supporting materials is Friday, March 26. 



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Math Ice Cream Social
Tuesday March 30 at 5:30pm
2nd Floor Lobby of Williams Hall
All interested students are invited!

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Many people agree that flowers are one of the most important elements in your event design.  From big parties to small get-togethers, flowers can bring that added touch to any setting.  If you are planning to hire a florist for your event, discuss what you want to achieve with your flowers.  Many people do not know what they require and will be left with disappointing flowers.  Lots of hosts or organizers hire florists that can turn out to be a disappointing investment.  If you follow the 5 rules laid out below, you will invest in a good florist that knows exactly what you like and can use flowers to reinforce the mood you must create.

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IC Sex Behind Closed Doors

Contributed by Heather Mueller on 03/22/2010 

Tuesday March 23, 2010 from 7-9PM in the Campus Center Klingenstein Lounge is IC Sex Behind Closed Doors - Discussions that everyone needs to be a part of. 

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 * Saturday, April 10, 2010

 * 7:00 p.m. in the Ben Light Gymnasium

Come watch as professors show off dance moves they've been practicing for 10 weeks! They have been paired with "professionals" from the IC Ballroom Dance Team. An overall winner will be named at the end of the night.

Guest performances by student groups from Ithaca College and Cornell. 

Suggested $3 donation. For every $1 you donate, you receive a ballot to vote for your favorite professor/student dance couple!



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Thursday, March  25; "U.S.ian Cultures of Human Sacrifice or Everyday is the Fourth of July in Arizona"; Alan Gomez; Assistant Professor, School of Social Justice and Inquiry at Arizona State University.

7:00pm in the Klingenstein Lounge. Light refreshments will be served.


This event is free and open to the public.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at 607.274.1056. We ask that requests for accommodation be made as soon as possible.

Posted on behalf of Dean Tanya Saunders, Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, participated in a two-day workshop on women in Muslim majority and minority countries at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy, on March 13-14, at the invitation of the Italian Social Sciences Council and Ethnobarometer.  There were a total of 17 participants, of which two were from the U.S.

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee will be hosting “Mark Madness”, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament for all Ithaca College students, on Saturday, March 27th at 1 p.m. This tournament is being held in memory of former Athletic Trainer Mark Alderman.  All proceeds will be donated to the Mark Alderman Fund.

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Don’t miss this week’s exciting events!

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Seniors, don't forget to

Contributed by Alyssa Cooper on 03/22/2010 

sign the Senior Class Gift Banner that will be displayed at graduation. 

Contribute online today at and then stop by the Campus Center on Wednesdays, April 7, April 21, or May 5 to sign the banner.




Contributed by Mara Alper on 03/22/2010 

If you like water in any way, shape or form, here is a class for you. It is offered online this summer, so you can do it any time of the day from anywhere with a high speed internet connection. Students who took it last summer enjoyed it very much because it captured their imaginations and opened their eyes to the world of water.

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Steve Mauk, professor of saxophone, recently presented several performances in the state of Georgia. He gave presentations at the the North American Saxophone Alliance conference at the University of Georgia and performed at two other universities during spring break.

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On Thursday, March 25 at 8:15pm the Ithaca College Women's Chorale, led by Janet Galván á, and the Brass Choir, conducted by Keith Kaiser, will give a free concert in Ford Hall.  The Women's Chorale will be featuring "From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez," and the Brass Choir will perform music of Daugherty, Campra, and DiLorenzo.

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Student Leadership and Careers: What opportunities are available in the conservation field and what skills are needed?

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The Educational Subcommittee of the Climate Action Plan (CAP) Implementation Team solicits recommendations and nominations for faculty members.

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Jobs are now being posted on the jobs database on the student employment website for the 2010-2011 academic school year!

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Physics students Emily Backus ('12), Romaine Isaacs ('10) and Arnold Kotlyarevsky ('10) presented their research.

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As the chair of the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee, I wanted to thank those students, faculty and staff who attended the Diversity Listening Session which was moderated by President Tom Rochon on Monday, January 25, 2010 in the Emerson Suites. This session was designed as part of the MLK 2010 Kick-off event in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program provided members of the campus community the opportunity to share their views on the critical issues the College is facing at the present time related to Diversity. Members of the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee, President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, and the Diversity Awareness Committee were present to hear the thoughts and recommendations of those in attendance in order to help committee members in their important work.

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Mental Health Support Services

Contributed by Brian McAree on 03/22/2010 

Welcome back to the final block of the spring semester. We hope that you return from break feeling rested and energized for the remaining weeks of the academic year.

You may have heard about the recent student deaths at Cornell University, and our hearts go out to the families and communities affected by such terrible losses.

College life can be a time of growth and of great challenges, and for some, the challenges are overwhelming. Asking for help is the right thing to do when you’re feeling stressed. Your roommates, friends, RAs, family, professors, and staff members can be great sources of support in difficult times. Likewise, if you know someone who may be in distress, please don’t be afraid to reach out even if it is just to lend a friendly ear and let them know they are not alone.

Ithaca College provides resources for students who are experiencing difficulty in either their academic or personal lives.

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Michael Smith, assistant professor history, presented his paper "Laboratories for Life: The Countermodern Landscape Goes to Summer Camp" at the American Society for Environmental History annual meeting in Portland, OR (Mar. 10-14). He also chaired a panel on "The Greening of Campuses".

For information about the Society and its conference, see

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