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Submitted on behalf of Laurie Arliss, professor and chair, Department of Speech Communication.

Three talented Ithaca College students were finalists in the 2009 Perialas Prize for Oratory. The event, sponsored by the Department of Speech Communication, awards a $500 prize to the top speaker.

This year's topic was "Health Care: Right or Privilege?" The winner was Lindsey Stafford (center in photo), a senior IMC major, who argued cogently that access to health care is every citizen's right. Also impressing the listeners were runners-up Joyti Jiandani (on left in photo), a sophomore speech-language pathology major, and Ryan Bigler, senior speech communication major.

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The Park School of Communications and the Ithaca Motion Picture Project will be sponsoring a special Family Weekend screening of "All Together Now," a documentary film charting the creation of the LOVE show by Cirque du Soleil. Students, faculty, staff, family, and friends are welcome!

The show's producer, Martin Bolduc, will also be here to discuss the making of the film and answer questions from the audience.

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Allison Girasole (Biology, '10) and Philip Feinberg (Biochemistry, '11) presented research done in collaboration with Jean Hardwick at the annual Society for Neuroscience conference in Chicago, IL in late October.  This is the preeminent gathering of neuroscientists from around the world. Attendance at these meetings is approximately 31,000 individuals.

  • Allison presented a poster, "Modulation of neuronal responses in guinea pig intrinsic cardiac neurons with chronic heart disease:  Changes in sensitivity to norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and angiotensin II." in the main conference.” She received a travel award from the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience to support her attendance, as well as support from the Ithaca College Honors program.&

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The seventh annual Veterans Day Celebration will be held at noon on Tuesday, November 10, in Ford Hall in the Whalen Center for Music.

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Nancy Cornwell, Professor and Chair, Department of Television-Radio has been selected as a 2010 Faculty Fellow by the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Educational Foundation.  NATPE is a global non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and distribution of televised programming in all forms, across all mature and emerging media platforms. As part of the fellowship, Dr. Cornwell will attend the 2010 NATPE Market and Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.  During that time, she will participate in a range of faculty sessions focused on television programming, distribution, advertising, audience measurement as well as emerging issues facing the television industry.

Timecards due early

Contributed by Donna Veres on 11/04/2009 

Due to the bank holiday on Wednesday, November 11, we must process the November 13th payroll on Monday November 9th.  Timecards for the weeks beginning October 26 and November 2 must be submitted and approved by 10 a.m. on Monday the 9th. 

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 Come learn how to design webpages in the CS Club's ongoing Language Labs!!!

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Several topics of particular interest to faculty members will be offered in the ITS Technology Learning Center throughout November and December. Faculty members who want to learn more about useful computing tools for their work are encouraged to register instantly online for our faculty-focused computing training topics:

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Submitted on behalf of Robin Davis, Assistant Director Benefits & Work/Life

Gear up and come on down to Emerson Suites and take a guided tour through your benefits on the IC Benefits Safari! 

DATE:   Tuesday, November 10
PLACE:  Emerson Suites
TIME:    10am - 3pm

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If you have a strong grade point average and superior grades in the courses listed above, apply immediately in 110 Towers Concourse.

Tutors are needed for:

  • Fundamentals and Principles of Biology
  • Physics
  • Speech and Language Pathology 150
  • Sports Management 110
  • ... and more!

Compensation:  $9 per hour

Faculty members may still submit proposals for an Ithaca Seminar for the fall 2010 term. These engaging courses include transition to college content in an interdisciplinary academic course. ICSM faculty are part of a supportive program that assists in providing excellent student learning experiences. Exploratory students are particularly encouraged to enroll, and their instructors serve as their academic advisors.

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Start planning your future NOW! A panel of students from the Class of 2010 and from a variety of majors will discuss their perspective on what they would have done differently if they had the opportunity to start their college experience over.

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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, recently spent a week at the University of Utrecht as a visiting scholar (October 24-November 1). The invitation came from the Netherlands Research School for Theology and Religious Studies (NOSTER), Faculty of Humanities (Theology and Religious Studies and Gender Studies) and several women's groups, including Al-Nisa, the Dutch Muslim women’s organization, and the Oecumenical Women's Synod.

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ITS is currently planning for critical software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs for the Spring 2010.

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Frederick LaRiviere, Washington and Lee University
"Revenge of the NRD:  quality control of Eukaryotic ribosomes"

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Refreshments served beforehand at 3:40, CNS 1st floor foyer.

Two PREMED Events

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 11/03/2009 

"Healthcare, Chronic Illness and Civil Rights"

Nov. 14th
10 am to 4pm

Clark Lounge at Ithaca College

This is a national panel of speakers hosted by The Bleeding Disorders Association of the Southern Tier is hosting in the from .   

  • Anyone who is interested should stop by Dr. Andy Smith's office (CNS 155) to pick up a flyer
     
  • Space is limited, so you will need to register by Nov. 9th if you are interested.  The contact person for this event is Gina Salemme at asjsaluckey@aol.com.

 

 

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 Assistant Professor of Italian Marella-Feltrin-Morris has published a translation of Paola Masino's Nascita e morte della Massaia (Birth and Death of the Housewife) with SUNY Press. 

 

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We Want Your Feedback!

Contributed by Sue DuBrava on 11/03/2009 

The division of Student Affairs and Campus Life wants to hear from you whether you live on campus, off campus, are a new student or a returning student! 

 

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First Year Coaches Kaitlin and Zach host walk in hours every Monday, 11am -12:50pm, Tuesday 12-1, Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 9:00pm, and Friday 11-1pm in Academic Enrichment Services, 130 Towers Concourse.  Also, students can call 274-3381 and schedule an appointment.

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"Anthropology Through Film” is a 3-credit hour online course offered during Winter Session 2010 (January 11-22) that delves into visual anthropology.  The course specifically addresses (a) what films show (and do not show); (b) how Western culture uses images of non-Western peoples; and (c) how non-Western peoples use images of themselves.    Registration for this course begins Monday, November 2.  Please contact Dr. Sue-Je Gage at sgage@ithaca.edu for further information.