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Faculty, staff, and students who have not already done so are strongly encouraged to sign up for the College's Emergency Notification System (ENS) prior to the test of the system that will take place during the noon hour this Thursday, March 6. The ENS uses voice, e-mail, and text messaging to provide time-sensitive information and details on appropriate responses during critical situations.

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Students can now sign up on Homer for one credit mini courses held in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). The courses begin right after spring break.

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The first Handwerker Gallery reading of the semester is coming up this Thursday, March 6th, at 6:30 PM. Our featured readers will be the Writing Department's Mary Beth O'Connor and senior Karen D'Apice. The theme for the evening will be "Like Life."

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Traditional Housing Selection is here at last! If you are a student with 5+ semesters, or a group with an average of 5+ semesters, you can log onto Homer Connect (https://homerconnect.ithaca.edu) on March 18 and choose your housing assignments.

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Want to stay in your housing for next year? Well now is the time to let us know!

Traditional squatting will begin on March 5, so log into Homer Connect (https://homerconnect.ithaca.edu) and indicate that you would like to squat your housing staring at 7:00 a.m. and ending 11:59 p.m.

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In a victory that exceeded the wildest expectations of Ithaca College administrators, the college has not only met its $115 million goal for the largest comprehensive capital campaign in its history, but surpassed it by raising a total $145 million.

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Ethics and Integrity Policy

Contributed by Deborah Emnett on 02/29/2008 

Submitted on behalf of President Peggy R. Williams

In spring 2007, faculty and staff were given the opportunity to provide input into the creation of an ethics and integrity policy that would continue the College's commitment to excellence in creating a workplace built on respect and ethical behavior.

An important component of this policy is a provision that allows an individual, who may not feel comfortable working directly with a supervisor to address compliance concerns related to federal and state laws and/or College policy, to exercise the ability to contact an external reporting site to report perceived violations.

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Starting Tuesday, March 4, at noon, the Partnerships in Sustainability Education program kicks off a new opportunity for faculty who are interested in infusing sustainability-related content into their courses. This Spring, the "Sustainability Brown Bag" series will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1pm in the Gerontology Institute Conference Room, 4th floor of the Center for Health Sciences.

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Are there lab or e-classroom computers and network printers in your area scheduled for replacement this summer under the Technology Renewal Program?

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Calling all Ithaca College photographers: Display your work for EarthWeek @ IC in a special display called "Photography Should be Seen and (Not Heard) Explored."

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This is a reminder that we will be wishing Michael best wishes and good luck in his new position at Wells College after almost 20 years of service to IC. A reception will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2008 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center. We hope you can join us!

Monty Python's Life of Brian is the Movie Monday choice for March 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Phillips Room, Muller Chapel.

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Business Cafe Sets New Hours

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 02/29/2008 

Beginning the week of March 3, Café @ the Business School is now open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will feature the documentary, Boy I Am, about the resistance of some in feminist and lesbian communities toward female-to-male transsexual people, on Thursday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 101.

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March is National Nutrition Month!

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 02/29/2008 

March is National Nutrition Month; a month full of nutrition education and nutrition information to help encourage and promote healthy food choices and active lifestyles.

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Lisa Voyticki, ’07, and So Hyeon Park, an exchange student from Korea, are the proud winners of the 2007 Leonard J. Raymond Collegiate Bronze ECHO award, sponsored by Litle & Co.

Arhlene Flowers, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, served as the students’ advisor.

The 2007 competition, which was conducted during the Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 semesters, attracted entries from undergraduate and graduate colleges nationwide. There were 65 entries in this year's competition. Experienced direct and interactive marketing professionals judged the entries, including Litle & Co. senior marketing team members, and officers and members of the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

The Office of the Bursar and the Office of Financial Aid are combining to become Student Financial Services (SFS). The Cashiering Services Office is now part of Financial Services.

Due to this reorganization, student transactions and departmental transactions at the bursar's office service window have been split and assigned separate work stations.

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The next Physics Seminar speaker, Tom Solomon of Bucknell University, will present "Chaotic Mixing and Reaction Patterns" on Tuesday, March 4, at noon in CNS 204. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Please bring your own cup. "Reduce, reuse, recycle" for a sustainable campus!

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The Women's Chorale and Chorus, under the direction of Janet Galvan, will present a program entitled "Everybody Dance Now!" on Thursday, March 6, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. The program includes music about dance from Poland, Hungary, and South America, among others.

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Soprano Deborah Montgomery, tenor David Parks, bass Ross Crolius, and pianists Charis Dimaris and Joshua Oxford will present music of Bernstein, Lehar, Mozart, and Weill on Tuesday, March 4, at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

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