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Assistant professor of physics, Luke Keller, is among eighty scientists invited to a recent workshop sponsored by the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO). NOAO administers the nation's ground-based astronomical observatories, including several of the largest telescopes on Earth. Keller participated in the workshop to help with plans for instrumentation and telescopes that will enable observations in infrared light. Such measurements will aid astronomers in determining the physical characteristics of objects ranging from solar system bodies to the most distant galaxies in the universe.

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Andreas Lindblom, a senior business student, presented at the Annual Global Business Conference in Newport Beach, CA on November 18, 2006.

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(submitted on behalf of the Integrative Health Society)

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Vehicle Break-ins

Contributed by David Maley on 11/30/2006 

An investigation by the Office of Public Safety has identified two students found in possession of numerous items of personal property believed to have been stolen from vehicles parked at various locations on the Ithaca College campus. The students have been referred judicially, and criminal charges against them are pending.

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BUDGETS DUE

Contributed by Sally Dietz on 11/30/2006 

This is a reminder that all 2007/2008 budgets must be uploaded to the Office of the Budget no later than noon on Tuesday, December 5, 2006.

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John Whitwell, director of bands emeritus at Michigan State University, will make two appearances at Ithaca College as the first Colonel Arnald Gabriel ’50 HDRMU ’89 Visiting Wind Conductor. Whitwell will conduct the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and the concert and symphonic bands on Thursday, Dec. 7. Free and open to the public, the performances will start at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music at Ithaca College.

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Two well-known Russian works will be joined by two unfamiliar ones on an upcoming Ithaca College Symphony and Chamber Orchestras concert. The free performance will be conducted by Jeffery Meyer on Tuesday, December 5 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall at Ithaca College. Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Sheherazade” and Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony” will be joined by Prokofiev’s “Overture on Hebrew Themes” and Schnittke’s “Polyphonic Tango.”

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Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Deepa Kumar, (Rutgers University) will speak about “Ports, Cartoons, and Nukes: Islamophobia and U.S. Imperialism in the New Millennium” on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, in Klingenstein Lounge at 7:00 p.m. Professor of Politics, Zillah Eisenstein, will be the IC faculty panelist and Dean of Roy H. Park School of Communications, Dianne Lynch, will offer the introductory comments.

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Judith Pena-Shaff (Psychology) published "An Inclusive Process for Departmental Textbook Selection" in the journal Teaching of Psychology.

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Holiday Season Fire Safety

Contributed by Kristine Marshall on 11/30/2006 

Holiday Season Fire Safety Policy

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The Ithaca College/Longview Intergenerational Choir will give a concert at the Hockett Family Recital Hall on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m.

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HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT

Contributed by Robert Holt on 11/30/2006 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH.WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

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Anthropologist Joel Savishinsky's article, "First Impressions and Last Words: Condensing Elderly Lives into Three Line Haiku," was published int the November issue of Anthropology and Aging Quarterly.

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November is coming to a close so please be sure to send a thank you card to a colleague and redeem any coupons you may have received at the Employee Appreciation Reward Center located in the Office of Human Resources in Boardman Place. The Reward Center will be open until Friday, December 8th.

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Dessert and Dancing!!!

Contributed by Katherine Cooper on 11/30/2006 

The Dominican Republic Education and Outreach Group is hosting and event and you are invited!

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I have listed below the guidelines our office uses when processing early arrival requests. Please review them as you begin to plan for spring opening.

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The Sustainable Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00a.m - noon in the Hill Center Gym.

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The Ithaca College Adoption Support Group will meet on Tuesday, December 5 at 12:10 in the Campus Center Conference Room.

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It’s that time of the year again!

The holiday season is upon us and what a great time of year to make
changes that will last a lifetime. Acquiring the skills and habits needed
to maintain a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle begins in the college years.
By taking advantage of the personal training program at the Ithaca
College Fitness Center, you can help someone you care about to begin on
the lifelong path of fitness.

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