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The Opera Workshop will present an evening of scenes on Saturday, December 8, at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

Directed by Mark Kaczmarczyk, the program includes neo-romanticism and neo-classicism in opera: works of Mozart, Stravinsky, Offenbach, Chabrier, Barber, Wargo, and Guettel.

The Jazz Workshop Big Band, under Steve Brown's direction, welcomes guest pianist John Stetch to the Ford Hall stage for a free concert on Friday, December 9, at 8:15 p.m.

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The Office of Multicultural Affairs of Ithaca College proudly presents Nikki Giovanni as part of the In My Own Words speaker series. She will speak on Wednesday, December 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Campus Center.

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James Bledsoe, a candidate for the position of senior assistant director of admission, will not be on campus Tuesday, December 4, as previously announced.

Due to weather-related complications, James Bledsoe's visit has been rescheduled for Monday, December 10.

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Spring 2008 Online Textbook Ordering

Contributed by Art Gilmore on 12/03/2007 

ATTENTION STUDENTS:

SPRING 2008 online textbook ordering is now active. This semester's online order process started Monday, December 3, and will close on Saturday, January 5, 2008.

To start the online ordering system process, visit:
http://bookstore.ithaca.edu/STORE1/SelectTermDept.aspx

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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the final reading of its fall 2007 "Thursdays at the Handwerker" series on December 6 at 6:30 p.m. The reading is themed "Changes: Within You, Without You," and the featured readers will be Department of Writing lecturer Andrei Guruianu and senior Evan Perriello, who is majoring in writing and English.

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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the final reading of its Fall 2007 “Thursdays at the Handwerker” series on December 6th at 6:30 PM. The reading is themed “Changes: Within You, Without You”. The featured readers will be the Department of Writing’s Andrei Guruianu, Lecturer, and senior Evan Perriello, who is majoring in Writing and English.

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The skills Tuti Scott ’84 learned at Ithaca College shaped her life and spurred her career. She has never forgotten that those positive IC experiences were made possible by the giving of others—which lies at the heart of why she remains close to the College by volunteering her time, by hosting IC interns, and by including Ithaca in her estate.

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Don't miss an on-campus sale with Ten Thousand Villages, sponsored by IC SafeWater! The sale will take place on Thursday, December 6, and Friday, December 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days in the North Foyer. A percentage of sales will go to support IC SafeWater's goal of raising $10,000 to build a well in Ethiopia.

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Women's Studies Open House

Contributed by Vivian Bruce Conger on 12/02/2007 

Well-behaved women rarely make history and, face it: women tame and wild have interesting and relevant issues, problems, and experiences worth studying.

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We, the African-Latino Society executive board, bid a farewell to our fearless leader and spokesperson, Tyrell T. Lashley '08.

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Rotaract Book Drive

Contributed by Christa Calkins on 12/01/2007 

Rotaract is sponsoring a book drive with Better World Books.

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On Wednesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Natural Sciences Room 112, Mark Orlowski from the Sustainable Endowments Institute will speak on "Rising to the Sustainability Leadership Challenge."

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**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER.**

David P. Seifert, ABC, will join the International Association of Business Communicators' Ithaca College chapter, IABC/IC, on Tuesday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge. His talk will highlight his experience as a business communicator as well as how he's benefited from his IABC membership. David is the 2007-2008 President of the Yankee Chapter of IABC.

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This is the LAST weekend to complete your benefits re-enrollment for 2008. The current re-enrollment period will end on Sunday, December 2, so your prompt action is necessary.

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The Ithaca College Theatre production of Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo will not only bring a Tony Award–winning play to Ithaca audiences, but it will also mark longtime faculty member Arno Selco’s last directing project at the College.

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The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) presents a play performance Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom. This is the last event of the fall 2007 series, "The Prison Machine: Race, Torture, and the State." The series explores the incarceration of people of color with a focus on intersections of race, torture, and the state.

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The Offices of Bursar and Financial Aid are merging to become the Office of Student Financial Services.

Over the past three years, staffs of the two offices have been engaged in planning and strategizing how they might best serve the needs of our students and their families. The implementation of the Banner system led to a comprehensive internal review of business practices and now, with the pending relocation of the Enrollment Services division to the new Gateway Building, scheduled for late in 2008, the timing is right to move forward with the merger.

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Farewell Reception for John Galt

Contributed by Carl Sgrecci on 11/30/2007 

After more than 34 years of putting numbers in columns and rows, John Galt, the College’s Director of the Budget, will be hanging up the pencils and spreadsheets at the end of December.

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Wellness Clinic Newsletter Published

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 11/30/2007 

Our November Newsletter is now up on our website (www.ithaca.edu/wellness). There's lots of helpful information, workout suggestions, ways to fight back pain, a great recipe, and many other items of interest. Check it out!

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