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Children Helping Children

Contributed by Linda Uhll on 10/07/2010 

On Sunday evening, October 10, 2010, the Ithaca College Chapter of Up ‘Till Dawn will be hosting a major event to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the Emerson Suites from 4:30-9:30PM.

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Jessica Ecock, Residence Director for Terraces 9-13, received the Meritorious Contribution as a New Professional award at the 2010 CSPA-NY conference.

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Are you interested in trying out for women's track and field? Informational meeting on Thursday, October 6th, at 6 pm in Hill 58.

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Breast Cancer Walk Tomorrow!

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 10/07/2010 

Don’t miss out!  The Exercise Science Club is holding their 3rd annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk at 1pm on Saturday, October 9th, at Butterfield Stadium.


Join us for raffles- gift cards to places like the Ale House, Diamond Cuisine, Le Nails and much more! Food has been donated from Ithaca Bakery, Sodexo and Starbucks… Physical therapy students will also be giving FREE massages to help support our walkers.


Bring your friends, bring your family, and come support our efforts to give to the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes.  We look forward to seeing you there!


MCAT -- don't miss out!

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 10/07/2010 

MCAT registration is now open for the January through May 2011 exams. 

If you are planning on taking the MCAT, you should sign up early for the date and location you want, as they can fill up.

Consider joining a local contingent at IC to participate in the NMC 2010 Virtual Symposium of the Future on October 19-21 in the Center for Educational Technology.  The Symposium, held online, looks toward the future: What might the world look like in five years or ten? Technologies and practices that are just beginning to show promise in an educational or social context may well be commonplace in that time frame.  ITS has purchased one paid registration to log into this event from the CET. There is no charge to participants and is open to faculty, staff, and students.


Tuesday, Oct 19, 5:30 - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
Wednesday, Oct 20, 8:45 am - 3:45 pm
Thursday, Oct 21, 8:45 am - 3:00 pm

All sessions will take place in the CET, Job 102.
See the NMC Virtual Symposium of the Future full conference agenda for a list of all the sessions and times.

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Immerse yourself in the celebrated Awakening the Dreamer symposium – an inspiring experience created by the Pachamama Alliance to help North Americans awaken to the reality of our shared stewardship of a jewel of a planet, and a future where our intelligence and love of life can be expressed through creative re-design of our economy, our way of life, and our relationships.  

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The Finger Lakes Bioneers are back with the second annual We Make Our Future conference, October 22-24 - which puts YOU in the driver’s seat. Each day of the conference offers a chance to get deeply engaged with fellow citizens to co-create new responses to the challenges of climate change, job losses, energy and food security, and unsustainable development patterns. Come get inspired ... and discover your capacity to inspire others!


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By invitation, Assistant Professor of Music Leon W. Couch III served as a clinician and solo recitalist for the Planning for Music Ministry symposium in Lewisburg, PA.

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Before there was WikiLeaks, there was Daniel Ellsberg. His 1971 leak of the Pentagon Papers — a secret study detailing the lies of a succession of presidents about the war in Vietnam — nearly landed him in prison for life.

The Park Center for Independent Media presents “An Evening with Daniel Ellsberg” on Wednesday, October 20, in Ford Hall. The Oscar-nominated documentary “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” will be screened at 7 p.m., with Ellsberg speaking at 8:30 p.m. Both the film and lecture are free and open to the public. Ellsberg will sign copies of his books following his talk.

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The Ithaca softball team ranked 10th nationally with a 3.447 grade-point average, according to figures recently released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The Bombers, who reached the Division III World Series last year for the ninth time in 15 years, were the only World Series team to rank in the top 10. Ithaca ranked eighth in 2009; this marks the first time the Bombers have finished in the nation's top 10 in consecutive seasons.

Please have your student contact the Office of Risk Management to register for the next Student Driver Safety Class to be held on October 11, 2010 in Textor 103 from 7pm-9pm.  They can register in person (319 PRW Ctr), by telephone at 607-274-3285 or via email  

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If you are a student and you need to drive a College owned/leased vehicle for any reason, you must complete a driver safety class.

The next driver safety class will be offered on Monday, October 11, 2010 from 7pm-9pm in Textor 103.

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Students should communicate directly with their faculty when they need to miss a class for health or family emergencies, for court appearances, etc. Faculty who require documentation of student absences should communicate directly with their students. The Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life no longer issues “Notifications of Absence.”

On-campus residents who will be away from campus for an extended period of time should notify Residential Life of their absence from campus by emailing and including their building and room number in that message.


Jonathan Ablard, Associate Professor of History, presented a keynote address to the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Mental Health: Treatments for Insanity throughout History (Seminario Interdisciplinario en Salud Mental: Los tratamientos de la locura a lo largo de la historia), at the National Autonomous University of Mexico September 29-October 1, 2010.

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Katalin Lustyik, assistant professor in the Department of TV-R, published an article in current issue of Television and New Media, a prestigious international journal devoted to the most recent trends in television and new media studies. The article, “From The Simpsons to ‘The Simpsons of the South Pacific’: New Zealand’s First Primetime Animation, bro’Town” was co-authored with Philippa Smith at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

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  Nominations for Honorary Degrees

Contributed by Laurie Wasik on 10/06/2010 

The Office of the Provost invites you to consider making nominations for honorary degrees. 

Nominations must be received in writing, and should include the following information:

• nominee’s name and contact information

• an explanation of how the nominee meets the criteria for honorary degrees

The criteria are:

1.   the nominee possesses a record of outstanding personal/public achievement, community services, philanthropic endeavors and interest in education and/or humanitarian programs.

2.   the nominee must be known for outstanding scholarly contributions and/or demonstration of some other significant service of benefit to humanity or Ithaca College.

3.   the nominee has made outstanding contributions in the private sector of our society (i.e., the clergy, law, medicine, business, education, etc.)

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Indoor pool Fall Break Hours

Contributed by Nate Brisley on 10/06/2010 



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submitted on behalf of Cat Kirchhoff:

Throughout the country during the last two weeks, there have been six widely publicized LGBT student suicides. Show your support for the LGBT community and submit your name as an ally to be displayed in a special ad that will run in the Ithacan later in October. If you yourself are an LGBT person you can submit your name, too. Help IC come together and unite in light of the recent tragic events.

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