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Steven Mauk (Professor of Saxophone) was one of the professionals featured at the Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance, held at the University of Iowa in Iowa City from February 15-18. He performed LIQUID GOLD for soprano saxophone and piano by Ithaca College composer Dana Wilson and was one of only five individuals chosen to present a master class.

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Applications for the Spanish language and Hispanic culture learning community, VECINOS, are due on March 15th. VECINOS welcomes students with all levels of Spanish language ability: from beginners to heritage speakers.

Applications are available at the Office of Residential Life or by contacting Annette Levine: alevine@ithaca.edu

The Progressive Alliance wants to invite all IC community members to the first annual Give A Damn Fair!

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We would like to thank the 161 people who participated in No Pressure Blood Pressure on February 14th.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that over 100 school districts are registered for the 2006 Teacher Recruitment Days!

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Volunteer for Senior Week 2006

Contributed by Kelly Stevens on 02/24/2006 

The Senior Class of 2006 is now seeking student volunteers to work during Senior Week on May 5 – 14, 2006. Applications are due Friday, March 24, 2006.

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Soul Food at Terrace Dining Hall

Contributed by Debra Meeker on 02/24/2006 

In honor of Black History Month, Ithaca College Dining Services and the African-Latino Society are proud to present Soul Food at Terrace Dining Hall on Tuesday, February 28, 2006. An evening of food, performance, and music begins at 4:30 p.m.

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Commencement Information

Contributed by Michael Bovi on 02/24/2006 

ATTENTION ALL SENIORS:

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Trombonist and performance artist Abbie Conant will give a free concert at 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 2. William Osborne will collaborate in the role of composer and video producer. The performance will feature “Cybeline,” a music theater work for performance-artist, glove controller, trombone, video, and quadraphonic surround sound; and “Music for the End of Time” for trombone and quadraphonic tape.

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A paper co-authored by Michael Haaf and Ithaca College undergraduate Meredith Cummings was published in the most recent issue of Angewandte Chemie International Edition, a leading, peer-reviewed chemistry journal. The paper, entitled "Solving the Clogging Problem: Precipitate-Forming Reactions in Flow," represents a collaboration between the chemistry department at Ithaca College and Professor D. Tyler McQuade's research group at Cornell University. The full reference is: S. L. Poe, M. A. Cummings*, M. P. Haaf, D. T. McQuade, “Solving the Clogging Problem: Precipitate-Forming Reactions In Flow,” /Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English/, 2006, 45, 1544.

The Summer College for High School Students is a terrific opportunity for your younger sibling to experience college life. Programs are available for high school students for one week, three weeks, and five weeks. Information is available at http://www.ithaca.edu/summercollege or email Warren Schlesinger (warren@ithaca.edu).

Applications are available for a new student position in the Center for Student Leadership & Involvement and the Office of First Year Programs and Orientation. Candidates selected for the position will serve as Student Leadership Consultants for the 2006-07 academic year.

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This is a friendly reminder that faculty are invited to attend a Homer Connect self-service demonstration on Tuesday, February 28, or Thursday, March 2, in Textor 102 from 12:10 to 1:05 p.m. Come see how the new system operates and learn about the functions available for faculty.

Swimming Lessons for All Ages

Contributed by Toni Clark on 02/23/2006 

The Ithaca College Women's Swimming and Diving Team offers swimming lessons for all ages. Lessons will take place in four 45-minute sessions on Saturdays, March 25, April 1, 8, and 22. Lessons take place from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Participants are taught by a member of the team either one-on-one, or one instructor per two students.

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Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg--called by one critic "a master musician at the height of her powers"--will play a program of Brahms sonatas with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 2. The third and final offering in the yearlong Ithaca College Concerts season "Return Engagements," the performance will take place at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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The Ithaca College Symphonic Band offers a free concert of music around the theme of “Legends” on Wednesday, March 1, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. Elizabeth Peterson will conduct music from Kodaly’s Hary Janos Suite, the Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare by Richard Strauss, and music by Grainger, Nelson, Biebl, and Bernstein.

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Guest saxophonist Wildy Zumwalt will give a free recital at Ithaca College on Tuesday, February 28. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. With Kathy Hansen collaborating on the piano, Zumwalt will be joined by two of his former saxophone students, Craig Poissant and Jacob Eisenman, who are now graduate students in the Ithaca College School of Music. The program will include works by Hindemith, Wirth, Rorem, and Ibert.

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It is with great sadness that I inform the Ithaca College community of the death of Emily "Dale" Lang. Dale passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital. Dale was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Lester Lang. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Aubrey Lang, Kenny and Jessica Lang; also her grandson, Liam, all of Candor.

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Pool Hours during Spring Break

Contributed by Jamie Drahos on 02/23/2006 

The pool will close at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 3rd
Saturday 3/4 - Monday 3/6: closed
Tuesday 3/7 - Friday 3/10: 11:30am-1:30pm
Saturday 3/11 & Sunday 3/12: closed

Normal hours will resume at 7am on Monday

Enjoy your break.

School of Business students are invited to apply for a number of endowed scholarships for Academic Year 2006-2007. Specific instructions and the application form were e-mailed to all business students on Friday, February 17th. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 17th.

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