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The Tompkins-Cortland County chapter of Habitat for Humanity has joined forces with the Cornell University and Ithaca College campus Habitat chapters to build the frame of a house that will be transported to Harrison County, Mississippi. Operation: Home Delivery has provided families affected by Hurricane Katrina a new home in the Habitat tradition, while using volunteer labor from across the country. Community volunteers are welcome in the Lowe’s parking lot on Saturday, October 28th, from 10am to 5pm. No advance volunteer sign up is required.

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Auto Accident Claims Life of Student

Contributed by David Maley on 10/21/2006 

It is with the greatest of regret that I must inform the Ithaca College community of the death of one of our students. Senior Danielle Goren was killed in an automobile accident on Friday, October 20, while traveling to Washington, DC.

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ITS Is Hiring For the Spring Semester!

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 10/21/2006 

Want an interesting job that looks great on your resume? Want to work in a place when you learn new things every day? Now is the time to apply to Information Technology Services (ITS) for a spring job.

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Susan Swensen and Jason Hamilton jointly presented a talk entitled "Broadening Participation in Sustainability" at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, in October.

Their presentation outlined how sustainability has spread through the Ithaca College campus and what events have been important in broadening participation by faculty and students.

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The Ithaca College email system will be unavailable on Friday, October 27th from 4:00 pm to midnight while system maintenance is performed.

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To: All Students
From: Christopher B. Knauer, Registrar
Date: October 23, 2006
Re: HomerConnect Degree Audit

HomerConnect is the new student information system at Ithaca College. This system has replaced SIS for students and is the mechanism used for registration, viewing degree audits, viewing grades, viewing class schedules, and accessing unofficial transcripts.

We are now prepared to roll out the Curriculum, Advising, and Program Planning (CAPP) menu. The scheduled go live date is November 3, 2006. This is the module that replaces the degree audit menu in Degree Navigator. Students should use this tool when reviewing course needs with their adviser and checking their graduation requirements. If you see situations in CAPP that do not agree with what you believe are your program requirements, please email us at capp@ithaca.edu and we will look into the situation.

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Susan Allen-Gil was an invited speaker at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Strategies to Enhance National Security in Transition Countries in Sibiu, Romania during September.

She delivered a paper on her work on the Arctic, entitled "Lessons from the North: Balancing Economic Development, Cultural Heritage and Environmental Protection".

Employees and departments that currently have Ithaca College Visa credit cards should receive their new Tompkins Visa credit card by Thursday, October 26, 2006. If you do not receive your new card by that date, please contact Ann Martin in the accounts payable and travel services office.

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Need a Little Boost?

Contributed by Jackie Wandell on 10/20/2006 

With the semester already half over, finals and deadlines are going to be here sooner than you can imagine. Already feeling stressed? A combination of too much work, not enough sleep or exercise, and those fast-approaching holiday blues may have some of you in a rut. Don’t give up -- contact the Exercise Professionals Majors Club!

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Brahms, Ibert, and contemporary British and American fare will be on the program of an upcoming recital by faculty baritone Randie Blooding on Thursday, October 26 at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

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The premiere of the critically acclaimed political thriller Catch a Fire (Philip Noyce, Australia) will unspool on Friday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. at Cinemapolis Theater downtown as the next Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF)/7th Art Forum. A discussion with media scholars Anthony Reed and Todd Schack will follow the screening.

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Wanna be a tour guide? Share your love for IC with prospective students by joining the President's Host Committee!

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Department of History faculty, Jonathan Ablard, Jason Freitag, Joanne Izbicki and Zenon Wasyliw gave a round table presentation on "Making Themes Successful in the World History Classroom: War, Empire, Opiates and Revolution" at the Mid-Atlantic World History Association Conference on October 14, 2006 at East Stroudsburg University.

***Your email account may stop working on 10/25/06***

As announced recently in Intercom, many users of the IC email system will be required to make changes to their email program settings before Wednesday, October 25th.

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The Wall Street Journal has notified Mail Services that it is now delivering the Journal to campus without address labels. This only affects Wall Streets that arrive by private courier and will not affect subscriptions that arrive through the United States Postal Service. (Those subscriptions are delivered the day after they are printed due to their late arrival on the campus.)

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Thursday, October 26
Georg Jander,
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
"Even aphids can't avoid the mustard oil bomb"

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

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Balancing the Mind, Body and Spirit ---

Everyone is welcome to join! Are you ready for the fall challenge?

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The campus wireless network has been expanded to include the entire Campus Center complex, from the dining facilities and conference rooms on the first level, up through the Emerson Suites and all of Egbert Hall.

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We're Making Progress

Contributed by Tammy Lindsay on 10/18/2006 

The United Way campaign is off to a terrific start with pledges totaling 35 percent of our $62,000 goal.

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Noted feminist historian, Margot Badran (Georgetown University) will give the second talk in the Global Fury/ Global Fear: Engaging Muslims Discussion Series on Monday, October 23, 2006, in Klingenstein Lounge at 7:00 p.m.

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