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The following message was provided by TIAA-CREF. In addition to reading the article, please visit TIAA-CREF's website at: http://www.tiaa-cref.org/support/help/financial-strength/index.html to view a Q & A developed to address any concerns regarding the safety of money in TIAA-CREF funds and accounts.

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Please join us in welcoming Michelle Rios-Dominguez as Human Resources Specialist in the Office of Human Resources.

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Professor Mary Turner DePalma and her psychology research team students are excited to "Step Out to Fight Diabetes" by taking part on October 25th in a 3 mile walk sponsored by the American Diabetes Association in Fayetteville, NY.

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The IC Fall 2008 Enrollment Report is now available online.

Office of the Registrar: Enrollment Reports

SAB Brings AppleFest to IC

Contributed by Ashley Fischer on 10/01/2008 

Come join us enjoy dipped apples and SingStar Karaoke!

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This weekend join us in Textor 102 to view Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!

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The Jostens ring representative will be on campus October 2 and 3 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. both days at the Bookstore.

Currently, writing with chalk anywhere on campus is considered a form of vandalism according to the Ithaca College administration. Should students be allowed to use chalk to promote events?

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IC SafeWater Can Drive

Contributed by Maria DiFrancesco on 10/01/2008 

Save your bottles and cans!!!! On October 11th from 10AM to 3PM, IC SafeWater will have student members stationed around campus collecting cans and bottles, while others will go "dumpster diving" and to dorms, houses and apartments of students who have requested a pick-up of redeemable bottles and cans.

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Vive le franšais!

Contributed by Mark Andrew Hall on 10/01/2008 

Announcing the formation of Quartier franšais, Ithaca College's new residential learning community dedicated to French language and culture.

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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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President Thomas Rochon has announced the membership of a faculty Academic Roundtable that he and provost Kathleen Rountree are organizing.

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The first debate of vice presidential candidates Joseph Biden and Sarah Palin is scheduled to take place at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2. Come with your friends and watch together at the viewing location in IC Square, set up by the Election 2008 registration and education team.

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Scholar in residence John Confer directed a seminar on managing for biological stability in the Park Preservation System, a portion of the New York State Parks. The one-hour presentation was part of the 10th anniversary of the creation of Sterling Forest State Park, and was presented at the park on September 28.

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The voter registration deadlines for most states are quickly approaching.

Pennsylvania's deadline is October 6, New York is October 10, New Jersey is October 14, and Massachusetts and Connecticut are October 15.

Don't miss your chance to influence the November presidential election. Register to vote now!

Forms must be postmarked by the deadline date. Remember, Ithaca College will mail voter registration forms for students, so drop off your completed form at 340 Egbert Hall by noon for it to be postmarked on that date.

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This year's selected speaker, Shelby Knox, will address new students on Wednesday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. All are welcome to attend.

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Is there an AED (automated external defibrillator) in your building on campus and you don't know how to use it?

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Holiday Time in NYC

Contributed by Kasey J. Spada on 09/30/2008 

Other than sitting by the fireplace with your friends and family, where else is the best place to be at holiday time? NEW YORK CITY!

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Wendy Herbener Mehne, professor of flute at the Ithaca College School of Music, will give a free flute recital on Sunday, October 5, at 4:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

She will be assisted by pianist Diane Birr and flutist Kelly Covert. Music of Clarke, Doppler, Bach, and Mower is on the program.

The Guarneri Quartet will open the yearlong Ithaca College Concerts season, "Ensembles Great and Small," with a stop on its farewell tour, Friday, October 3. The performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The program will include string quartets by Bartok and Mozart, as well as Dvorak's "American" quartet.

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