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The Ithaca College chapters of Sigma Iota Epsilon and the American Marketing Association and the Office of Career Services cordially invite you to attend the 12th annual Etiquette Dinner.

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Due to the unexpected resignation of Robert Earl, the staff trustee position is vacant and we are currently seeking an individual to fill his seat. Please be aware that this process will be quick as to have no lapse in staff representation on the board.

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A service-learning, experiential field class that offers history and cultural study, cooking food underground, lomilomi massage, and volcanoes? Consider signing up for the Ithaca College winter session course The Anthropological Experience in Hawaii (ANTH 38100).

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Kayak Open House

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Join outdoor adventure leadership senior Greg Bennett for a beginner-friendly, discounted kayaking session on the inlet!

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The Housing Offering a Multicultural Experience (HOME) and Vecinos Spanish-language community currently have a few spaces left on their annual bus trip.

This year's destination is New York City.

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Conductor of the Ithaca College Orchestras Jeffery Meyer recently took third place in the Tenth Antonio Pedrotti International Competition for Orchestra Conductors.

The preliminary rounds for acceptance took place in early 2008 in Italy, Canada, the Czech Republic, Japan, and Belgium. Out of these several hundred conductors, 40 were chosen to participate in the trials in Italy; Meyer was one of only only four Americans selected.

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Joining the first Teaching and Learning Commons, to be held Thursday, October 16, is a second session on Monday, October 20, on the "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning."

We request that anyone interested in attending either session register in advance, so we can send a reminder and confirmation of the location.

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Students who normally walk or run to class so they're not late are getting a chance to experience the Ithaca College campus in a new way.

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FedEx shipments cost less when using the College's FedEx corporate account! But in order to take full advantage of these discounts, departments either need to be set up online by Mail Services as an authorized FedEx user, or ship their packages by using the College's FedEx shipping document found at both the Mail Center and Phillips Hall Post Office.

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This is a friendly reminder from the 2008 Voter Registration and Education group to register to vote before it's too late. If you miss your state's deadline, you cannot vote in the November 4 presidential election.

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The Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra will open its season with a free concert conducted by Jeffery Meyer on Sunday, October 12, at 4:00 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

The program will open with a Respighi work inspired by three paintings by Botticelli and continue with "Commedia for (Almost) 18th-Century Orchestra," composed in 1972 by William Bolcom. Bolcom is the fall visiting professor in composition at the School of Music. The concert concludes with Beethoven's seventh symphony.

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Irish Dance and Music Sessions!

Contributed by Sarah Hunter on 10/08/2008 

Damhsa, Ceol agus Craic, IC's Gaelic arts club will begin Irish dance and music sessions this coming week.

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The Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra will join forces with the Cornell Symphony for a free performance of Gustav Holst's "The Planets" on Saturday, October 11, at 8:00 p.m. in Bailey Hall on the Cornell University campus.

Jeffery Meyer and Christopher Kim will share the conducting.

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Matthew Fee, director of the Park Scholar Program and a lecturer in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, recently presented at the Visible Memories Conference at Syracuse University.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of cinema, photography, and media arts and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered the plenary at the Visible Memories Conference at Syracuse University on October 4.

The title of her presentation was "Speculations on Migratory Archives: Algorithms for Recombinant Histories and Collaborative Spaces."

Elliott Schwartz comes to campus as the Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition, as a part of the Enduring Masters series.

A concert of the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble, conducted by Steve Peterson, will include a performance of one of Schwartz's compositions on Tuesday, October 14. The performance begins at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall, located in the Whalen Center of Music. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Public Night at the Observatory

Contributed by Rebecca Peter on 10/08/2008 

Friday, October 10, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., come join us at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory to view the night sky.

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Pianist and composer William Bolcom and mezzo-soprano Joan Morris will visit the Ithaca College campus for a concert performance on Monday, October 13, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall, located in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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The Senior Class Giving Back Team is presenting a volunteer opportunity to IC students ...

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Alternative Spring Break is a student-run community service program whose mission is to engage college students in community service. ASB provides an alternative, drug and alcohol free way for students to spend their spring break. During Spring Break (March 6-14), Ithaca College students will have the opportunity to learn about the cultures and challenges members of different communities face that they otherwise would not be exposed to.

This year, we are offering 6 trips traveling to locations such as: Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Washington D.C., and West Virginia. Each trip focuses on a different aspect of service.

Driver applications are available NOW and include a driver discount! Participant applications will be available November 5th. For an application and general questions, stop by the Student Activities Center (Egbert 319) or email Alison Christiansen at

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