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Please join us in The Handwerker Gallery on September 11th for the first reading of the Fall 2008 “Thursdays at the Handwerker” series, featuring assistant professor of writing Jaime Warburton and sophomore Sarah Vitti, an exploratory major. The reading, themed "True Lies", will begin at 6:30 PM.

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Calling all first-year students! You are most cordially invited to the official kick-off of the INVOLVED program on September 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge (in Campus Center, near the Grand Central snack bar and the information desk.)

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PLEASE REMEMBER: bring in those food and personal care items for the annual United Way Day of Caring Drive. If you don't get the opportunity to drop them in the bins tomorrow morning when you arrive to campus, then please take a lunch break and visit us at Stewart Park.

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Don't miss the SGA's Homecoming Pep Rally, coming up on Friday, September 19! The pep rally will be from 6:45-9:15 p.m. in the Fitness Center, with a bonfire on the Campus Center quad afterwards!

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In order to accommodate the Handwerker Gallery's growing teaching commitments and increased collection-management needs, the gallery will close to the public on Tuesdays.

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Few journalists have caused the resignation of a member of the president's cabinet; fewer still have done so by blogging. Josh Marshall and colleagues at the Talking Points Memo/TPM Muckraker blogs won this year's Polk Award in legal reporting for their relentless coverage of the politically motivated firings of U.S. attorneys by the White House. The coverage by TPM and others led to Congressional hearings and the ultimate resignation of attorney general Alberto Gonzales.

Marshall will speak at Ithaca College on Tuesday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites on the importance of independent media in this era of technological change and crisis in the mainstream media. He is keynoting the first symposium of the Park Center for Independent Media -- convening independent media leaders and experts to campus from across the country.

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Founder's Day Concert: The Royal Treatment
Featuring the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble
Stephen Peterson, Conductor


Please join the Friends of Ithaca College and local community for the annual Founder's Day Concert on Sunday, September 21, at 2:00 p.m.

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Television from around the world is available in the Language Center, 316 Gannett Center.

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The first Sustainability Café of the fall 2008 series will focus on "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Lake Health Assessment: The Cayuga Watershed Experience." This café event, being held in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar, will be held on Monday, September 15, at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for Natural Sciences, room 119.

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"The Flamboyant Saxophone"

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 09/09/2008 

Steven Mauk will present a free recital of flamboyant music for the saxophone on Sunday, September 14, at 4:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall at Ithaca College. Assisted by pianists Diane Birr and Josh Oxford, and guitarist Pablo Cohen, the program will feature flashy and exciting music for soprano and alto saxophones.

Included on the program are a work based on Irish Celtic melodies, "Jaropo Jam" for guitar and saxophone based on Venezuelan folk music, and Vadim Neselov's "San Felio," written with a modern, crossover style fusing pop and jazz.

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I am pleased to announce a new initiative in the area of faculty development.

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Interested in ICFA$T, using subcodes, or new enhancements to the budget process? Read on ...

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The Office of Admission is looking for volunteers to serve as overnight and class hosts for prospective students.

Overnight and class hosts can help make the difference for prospective students in deciding to attend Ithaca College. Be an overnight or class host and have a great time showing why IC is the place to be!

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Celebrate Leland Craft's Retirement

Contributed by Mark Darling on 09/09/2008 

Join Facilities Services in celebrating the retirement of long-time employee Leland Craft on Friday, September 12, at 1:00 p.m. in the McDonald Lounge, Campus Center.

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The annual campus-wide Perialas Prize in Persuasive Speaking will select three winners this year: the best speech for presidential candidates Obama, McCain, and an alternative-party candidate.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants support direct course improvement as well as interdisciplinary projects. Proposals are due in the Office of the Provost by September 15 or November 15 for fall and spring implementation, February 15 for spring and summer implementation, and April 15 for summer and fall implementation.

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Margaret Wagner-Maggitti, recreation management senior, and Linda Heyne, faculty member with the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, have published an article, "Ecotourism: Saving Your Vacation for Future Generations!" in the current issue of the Voice, a publication of the New York State Recreation and Park Society.

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There will be an open house for the CSTEP program on Tuesday, September 9, at 5:00 p.m. in the Taughannock Falls Room of Campus Center.

If you are a New York State resident and a science, physical therapy, accounting, speech pathology, or other eligible major, come get Wingz, pizza, and information!

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Ithaca College's annual Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series will bring eminent pianist Stewart Goodyear to campus for a free concert on Friday, September 12. Beginning at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, the program will offer a Mozart sonata, Ravel's "Gaspard de la Nuit," Samuel Barber's "Excursions," and Rachmaninoff's second sonata. Goodyear will also present a master class on Saturday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the Whalen Center.

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Attention Juniors!

Are you interested in helping out the Class of 2009? We are looking for a member of the Junior Class to become the co-chair of Senior Week!

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