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This Spring, March 30-April 1, 2007, Ithaca College is hosting the Second Annual Finger Lakes Tap Dance Festival, produced by the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc. Tap dancers and tap dance enthusiasts will be coming to Ithaca from across North America, and six world-renowned guest artists are scheduled for the weekend of events. (For more information about the festival, you can check out www.fingerlakestapfestival.com)

Many great volunteer opportunities are available at the festival for those of you who are looking for a fun and exciting event to help with, some extra volunteer/community service hours, or even great resume builders.

Below is a listing of volunteer jobs. Please let us know which times/events you are most interested in for becoming a Volunteer. Please contact Sarah Hunter at shunter1@ithaca.edu by Wednesday, February 15, 2007 with your volunteering preferences. (Please note that some times may vary slightly as the event
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Calling hours and funeral services have been announced for Cassandra Karpinski ’08, the Ithaca College student who died in London earlier this week.

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Applications are now being taken for the Class of 2006 Scholarship.

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5th Annual Family Carnival

Contributed by Deborah Mohlenhoff on 02/16/2007 

The Fifth Annual Family Carnival will be held on Friday, February 23rd, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the Fitness Center.

This year's carnival will benefit the Headstart Playground Project of Tompkins Community Action.

Entrance fees are $4 for adults, $3 for kids and $15 for a family/group of 5 or more.

Food will be sold at rock bottom prices - so plan on eating dinner at the carnival!

Activities include crafts, carnival games, Bobby K entertainment moonbounce, inflatables and giant slide, performances from IC student groups and fun for all!

Campus Wide Electrical Shutdown

Contributed by Lori Ray on 02/16/2007 

There will be a campus wide electrical shutdown on Monday, March 12th from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This shutdown is necessary in order to tie in new high voltage cables at our substation.

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Is all matter in the Universe actually composed of inconceivably tiny filaments of vibrating energy? One of the most exciting scientific adventures of all time is the search for the ultimate nature of physical reality, a hunt that in the past century has yielded relativity and quantum mechanics, two theories that radically altered our picture of space, time, gravity, and the fundamental building blocks of matter. The latest theory in that venture is called Superstring Theory - and it seeks to resolve some of the surprising discrepancies between relativity and quantum mechanics.

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“Feel Your Boobies, Save Your Life”—that’s not a message Leigh Hurst expected to be spreading when she graduated from Ithaca College in 1992 with a degree in corporate communications. These days, though, after a high-powered career as a trainer—and a diagnosis of breast cancer at age 33—Hurst will return to her alma mater on Thursday, Feb. 22, to tell young women that detecting breast cancer early is the best way to survive the disease. And the best method of early detection for women under 40 is reflected in the title of Hurst’s talk:

“Feel Your Boobies: Are You Doing It?”
Thursday, February 22
7:30 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium

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Tired of shoveling the equivalent of your weight in snow? Depressed about the bitter cold nipping at your heels as you wander around campus? You need some pampering! Come on down to the Bursar's Benefit Auction and check out all the nice ways you can indulge yourself. You deserve a break!

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The lecture by British journalist Robert Fisk has been rescheduled. Fisk will serve as the 2006-2007 Park Distinguished Visitor.

Robert Fisk
British Journalist and Middle East Correspondent
Thursday, March 1
7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites.

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It is a parent's worst nightmare. Tom and Doris Smeltzer's college-aged daughter, Andrea, didn't call on Father's Day. She had been uncharacteristically out of touch for several days.

Frantic calls to friends and college administrators led the police to search for Andrea. When they found her she had died in her sleep of bulimia.

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Premed: LECOM Opportunity

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 02/16/2007 

Thursday, Feb. 22
12:10 p.m.
CNS 112

Looking for information on different health careers?
Come find out more from:

Maggie Crosswhite
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

• Want to find out more about osteopathic medicine?
• Want to find out more about the programs and admission requirements at Lake Erie?

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Intramural XBox Tournament

Contributed by Scott Flickinger on 02/15/2007 

Sign up for the XBox tournament!

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It has come to our attention that at least two local radio stations incorrectly announced Thursday morning that Ithaca College was closed for a second day. This was an error by the radio stations, as the College did not notify them that it was closed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused for our faculty, staff and students.

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There was a technical error discovered with the online application Orientation Leader on Tuesday, February 13th.

If you submitted your application online between February 6 and 13th, please call our office at 607-274-1908 to confirm receipt of your application. Please read further for more online application information.

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Thursday February 22
6 p.m.
Career Services Office, 1101 Gannett

Workshop on Writing Personal Statements and the Premed Interview

If you are planning on having a letter of recommendation from the premed committee, you will need to interview with us this spring. In preparation for this, John Bradac, Director of Career Services, will be offering a workshop to talk about what you need to do to prepare for this interview.

http://www.ithaca.edu/hs/pre/med/meetings/

Andrea Smeltzer was a talented, vibrant, creative and well loved young woman when she died at age 19 from bulimia.

Hear the story of Andrea's life, struggle with bulima, her early death, as told by her parents. Important information about eating disorders and resources for helping a friend or yourself will also be included.

7:00 p.m., Monday night, Feb 19th, Textor 102

Sponsored by the Health Promotion Committee.
Please call Priscilla Quirk for more information about Andrea's Voice, or call the Counseling Center for information about the "Eating Disorders Issues Group". 274-3136

"Stubborn Things" Extended!

Contributed by Cheryl Kramer on 02/15/2007 

Due to popular demand, the current Handwerker Gallery exhibition "Stubborn Things: Recent Photographic Work by Ron Jude and Nicholas Muellner" has been extended through February 22. For furhter information contact Cheryl Kramer, Handwerker Gallery director, at ckramer@ithaca.edu

Pianist Karl Lutchmayer will give a free faculty recital on Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music at Ithaca College. His program will include music of Haydn, Liszt, the American premier of a piece by Humphrey Searle, and two works by Busoni.

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"Color-Blind Speech" Talk Canceled

Contributed by Arno Selco on 02/15/2007 

Professor Denise A. Woods was not able to present her voice, speech, and dialects masterclass and her talk on "Color-Blind Speech" in the Clark Theatre because her flights from Los Angeles to Ithaca were canceled due to the weather. Professor Woods has indicated her interest in visiting our campus at another time. The new time, date, and place for her masterclass and talk will be announced in Intercom.

On Monday, February 19th curator Nancy Maas will speak about the exhibition African Art From the Permanent Collection currently on display in the Handwerker Gallery Rotunda. The talk will begin in the Gallery at 12.15 p.m. A catered lunch-time reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public. For further information please contact Kalia Armbruster at karmbru1@ithaca.edu

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