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The Center for Educational Technology, CET, is now open in Job Hall.   

These lab sessions are short demonstrations and hands-on opportunities to learn to use tools on your Mac, focusing on the creation of digital media for your courses. Users are encouraged to bring their Mac laptops, however, we do have a few Macs in the CET. Sessions will be recorded as podcasts. These will be led by Mac Consultant Fred Chandra of Residential Life. 

Please RSVP by clicking the lab session title.

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A Master Class in Hip Hop will be held on Wednesday, March 31 at 1:00 in the Hill Center Dance Studio.  A Master Class in Tap will be held on Wednesday, March 31 at 3:00 in the Hill Center Dance Studio.  Both classes are open to all dancers and are free. 

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Naomi Klein, an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism,” will speak at Ithaca College on Wednesday, April 7. Sponsored by the Park Center for Independent Media, her talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall. It is free and open to the public.

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The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College has announced that its second annual Izzy Award for special achievement in independent media will go to investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, whose work in 2009 helped elevate the issue of abuse by military contractors to front-page news. 

Scahill is the author of the international best-seller “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.” He will appear on campus to accept the award on Monday, April 19. Details of the event, which is free and open to the public, will be announced at a later date.

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Pamela S. Mayberry, MGS, Associate Director and Academic Program Coordinator at the Gerontology Institute, has been elected to a two-year term on the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s Executive Committee. She also chairs the organization’s Publications Committee and is a Program of Merit Reviewer.

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Two staff and one faculty member from the Gerontology Institute made presentations at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s (AGHE) Annual Meeting held March 3–March 7 in Reno, Nevada.

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The Ithaca College Choir will present its annual tour program on Saturday, March 27 at 8:15 p.m.  The free concert is entitled "Dreams," and features Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem," along with music of Whitacre, Dinerstein,Stucky, and several others.  Lawrence Doebler will conduct.

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Sarah Davies, interim operations manager of Ithaca College's London Center, will be on campus March 26-30. The Office of International Programs will host a "coffee talk" reception to welcome her on Friday, March 26, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the McDonald Lounge, Campus Center. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. 

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Awards range from study or research projects in countries across the globe, to teaching English and American literature to high school students in any of a wide range of countries.

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The members of the First-Year Experience Coordinating Committee, once again, would like to invite all first-year students to attend a series of events designed to highlight the wonderful speakers, films, athletics and performances that happen on our campus all year long!

After a successful fall semester of featured events, we're happy to announce a few more from our list of FYE featured events that are coming up:

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This is just a reminder that April 2nd is the due date for Technology Renewal Summer 2010 questionnaires.

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The Job Hall Center for Information Technology is open and ready for business! The majority of Information Technology Services staff are now located in Job Hall.

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Cell Phone Donation

Contributed by Mary Bennett on 03/24/2010 

Cell Phone Donation to benefit the Tompkins County Advocacy Center.

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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 13th annual Etiquette Dinner.

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The eight annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 23. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please visit www.icalumni.net/rainbow_reception_2010 to register.

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A pilot program in a series staring next season, members of the School of Music faculty will team up for a free concert on Sunday, March 28 at 4pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.  Performing on this concert will be the Sheherazade Trio, violinist Nicholas DiEugenio, and jazz pianist John Stetch. The trio will present a Brahms piano trio, DiEugenio will play Steve Reich's "Violin Phase" for solo violin and sound engineer, and Stetch will offer some of his own music along with that of Thelonius Monk.

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John Fracchia was recently elected as President-Elect for the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers. The Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers better known as EACE is the largest regional college / employer network with approximately 1200 members representing 817 colleges, 258 employers, and 27 associates from Maine to Virginia.

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Photo House in association with the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences presents photographer Ron Jude. Professor Jude will present a lecture on the mingling of conceptual art and photography as it relates to his recent photographic projects.

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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 a paper at the annual conference for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies in Los Angeles.

Fee's presentation, “Rural Horror and Contemporary Irish Cinema,” examined how contemporary Irish horror films transform bucolic Ireland—historically visualized by tourism, Irish nationalism and cinema as a space of lush green fields and languid farms—into shadowy spaces of dread and decay, of the uncanny and the irrational. Fee argued that these films not only engage with longstanding representational traditions, but also articulate contemporary anxieties surrounding the place—or lack thereof—of the rural in a post-industrial and globalized Ireland.

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