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Submitted on behalf of Tom Torello, executive director of marketing communications.

Ithaca College's Office of Marketing Communications will be conducting a focus group where first-year students will be asked to discuss their college selection experience. We encourage all freshmen to register by clicking the following link below.

Students will be compensated with a $25 ID Express gift card for their time. Please encourage any first-year students you know to participate.

Sign Up for First-Year Focus Groups Now

An analysis of student use of services indicate a need for a later opening.  Hours of high use have been between 12 noon and 9pm with few student visits prior to 11am.  Beginning today, the office will abide by the following schedule during the academic year. 

Monday thru Thursday:  10am - 12 midnight 

Fridays:  10am - 4pm

Please make note of these changes and remember our new hours of operation!!!

Time to Pull the Plug

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This year, you can make FLEFF and not just watch FLEFF. Sign up for our brand new DIIS/FLEFF mini-course-- a lab for open space, open inquiry, and open media. You're not just a student in FLEFF Lab. You're an interlocutor, an innovator, and part of our FLEFF  team.

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Contributed by David Newman on 10/25/2009 


A reminder to IC students and all those who care about them, that Ithaca College will be offering free H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine to all registered students at the Hammond Health Center on Monday October 26, from 9 AM until 4 PM, no appointment necessary. Students may also schedule free vaccination at other times by calling 274-3177.


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Don’t miss out on this week’s exciting events!


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Want to win cool prizes and help people at the same time?

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In the mid-1990s, over a million people died on the other side of the world, and hardly anybody noticed. That place was, and continues to be, a land with virtually no freedoms - of speech, assembly, religion, movement and more.

This is North Korea, and very little has changed since then.

Come learn about the human rights crisis in North Korea and what we, as students, can do to make a difference.


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Are you living with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance? SGA Senator Sussanah Faulkner needs your help to make our campus more accessible to us. Currently, SGA Campus Life Committee is working on getting gluten labeling on all food in dining areas. However, this is a lengthy process and we need your support. Please email your information, it would be greatly appreciated!

Come celebrate Halloween with IC Movie Night's FREE screening of the horror classic The Exorcist on Tuesday, October 27th!

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce that this fall, more than $19,000 for 23 different projects was awarded through the H&S Educational Grant Initiative.

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The Campus Center is seeking photo submissions to bring the newly renovated third floor to life.  We are specifically seeking photos that represent "Your Ithaca College experience through your eyes."

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The 2009 Family Weekend will be held November 6-8. A full listing of events for the weekend is available online: 

Family Weekend 2009

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Seniors--Leave your legacy at IC

Contributed by Alyssa Cooper on 10/23/2009 

Your class has selected the Class of 2010 Scholarship in Memory of Andrea Morton '10 as your class gift, which will be presented to President Rochon at graduation.  In addition, a banner with all donors' signatures will also be displayed at graduation.

Trustee Caroleen Feeney '86 was so impressed by your class and gift selection that she has decided to match all gifts to the campaign dollar for dollar up to $25,000.

The IC Alumni Board has also agreed to give $5 for everyone senior that gives.

Your gift of even $10 will result in $25 to the Senior Class Gift.

Make your gift today!

For more information about the Senior Class Gift Campaign, a list of donors, and the impact that you can make, please visit the 2010 website.

The Class of 2010 has selected a class scholarship in memory of Andrea Morton '10 as their class gift.  If you are interested in making a donation to this scholarship please visit

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No Pressure Blood Pressure

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 10/23/2009 

So what’s all the fuss about blood pressure and what do you want it to be?

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Running low on Bonus Bucks?

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 10/23/2009 

Out of Bonus Bucks? Don’t worry you can always add more!

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Feeling Lucky?

Contributed by Penny Bianconi on 10/23/2009 

There are two beautiful quilts on display at the Gerontology Institute, and we all have a chance to own them. The quilts will be raffled off at the Quilters' Dream Quilt Show on Saturday, November 7, at 2:45 p.m. The annual event will once again be held at the Longview Auditorium, 1 Bella Vista Circle, on Friday, November 6 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday, November 7, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the Gerontology Institute, 407 CHS, or from Quilters' Dream members. Please feel free to visit the quilts and get more information about the event.

The members of the First-Year Experience Coordinating Committee would like to invite all first-year students to attend a series of events designed to highlight the wonderful speakers, events and performances that happen on our campus.

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On Wednesday, October 28th, at 6:30 p.m., On the Verge will present a staged reading of Hayavadana, which was written in 1971 by Girish Karnad, India's foremost living playwright as well as an acclaimed actor and film director. 

The staged reading is scheduled to coincide with Karnad's visit to Ithaca College. It will feature a cast of Ithaca College students and faculty members (including Greg Bostwick and Kathleen Mulligan, from the Department of Theatre Arts), and it will be directed by Claire Gleitman, a professor in the English department.

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