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Folk Music Society Table Event

Contributed by Seth Weiner on 02/01/2006 

Public Table in Campus Center North Foyer - Live Music!

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Come enjoy a week of fun events with friends hosted by the Student Activities Board! Events include a hypnotist, music by the Alternate Routes, a comedy show by the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, our weekly feature film Rent and a casino night. A chance to win prizes at every event!

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I am pleased to announce that President Williams has chosen the text for the 2006-07 first-year reading. It is Life of Pi by Yann Martel. This book has won a number of awards, including the Man Booker Prize for 2002. I hope you will enjoy reading it. Please visit wwww.randomhouse.ca for information about the author and Life of Pi.

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Women's History Month Events

Contributed by Judith Barker on 02/01/2006 

Many Events have been planned for Women's History Month at Ithaca College. Please read the descriptive calendar and plan to attend some of our events. For more information, contact Judith Barker (barker@ithaca.edu).

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The Peer Advisors you know and love are back to business for 2006. The organization, which works to ensure a smooth transition for the first year student into Ithaca College is recruiting new membership and wants YOU.

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Do you like getting involved, giving back, and sharing your knowledge? Are you skilled with computers or don't know what to do with your old model? Extra suits taking up space in your closet?

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The vice president for finance and administration is pleased to announce that a search for the new leader of the Office of Human Resources is underway. The associate vice president for human resources will direct the work of the Departments of Benefits, Employment and Employee Relations, Training and Development, Compensation and Design, and Human Resource Information Systems.

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This spring, Rhythm n’ Shoes (IC Tap Club) is hosting the First Annual Finger Lakes Tap Festival in conjunction with the Tap Legacy(TM) Foundation, Inc. (founded by tap dancers Gregory Hines and Andrew J. Nemr). From Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2, tap dancers will be coming to Ithaca from all over the country, and five world-renowned guest artists will be teaching classes and performing. (For more information about the festival, you can check out our website at www.fingerlakestapfestival.com)

In order to make this festival possible, we need many volunteers to assist us in various areas.

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Discussion: Avian Communication, from Finches to Penguins
February 6
7:30 p.m.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road

Admission is free and open to all.

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Figure Drawing Session

Contributed by Bonita Ferguson on 02/01/2006 

Open to all interested students!

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Freestyle Friday Competition

Contributed by April Richardson on 02/01/2006 

The African-Latino Society, Student Government Association, Diversity Council, and many other organizations are sponsoring Ithaca College's first Freestyle Friday Competition with celebrity Host DJ Envy of HOT 97! Competitors from various New York colleges and universities will compete at this event on February 3, 2006 from 7pm-11pm.

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Ed Cluett presented a poster co-authored with IC Biology students. R. Adametz(’05), A. Bowers (’04), A. Yerdon (’03), Ke Ke (’05), A. Fritz (’06). “Phospholipase A2 antagonists alter the trafficking of endocytically-derived free cholesterol”. American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, CA.

View the abstract here: http://www.ithaca.edu/biology/cluett_05poster.pdf

Biology Seminar: Feb. 9

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 02/01/2006 

Cole Gilbert, Cornell University
"Blinding speed: Visually-guided predation by tiger beetles"

February 9
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Everyone is welcome to attend!
Refreshments beforehand* (3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) in first floor lobby.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder is reported by 17% of Ithaca College students. Visit the Health Promotion Resource Room (lower level, Hammond Health Center) to try a light box and learn more about SAD. The SAD/Light Box display begins on Friday, Feb 3rd and will continue through the darker months.

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Zillah Eisenstein has been invited and has accepted to become a member of the Board
for the W.E.B. Dubois Center in Accra, Ghana. She will also speak for International
Women’s Day in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, March 8 and 10, 2006; as well as present
a plenary address at the National Association of Women’s Studies conference, Oakland,
California, June 15, 2006. She will then lecture in Cape Town, South Africa while being
hosted by the NGO, Engender the first week of June, 2006.

Waltz, Tango, Swing and more!

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Susan Swensen and Jason Hamilton (Biology Department) attended a workshop entitled, “Train the Trainer”, given by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Education, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.  The focus was on how to engage faculty at our home institutions in the teaching of sustainability concepts.

Jewish Women Speak

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 01/31/2006 

A panel of Jewish women -- orthodox to secular -- talk about their lives and the importance of 'Jewish' to them.

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Last fall, four Park Students met with The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) co-founder Morris Dees, attended an SPLC workshop, and witnessed the Wall of Tolerance unveiling in historic Montgomery, Alabama with the late J. Diann Sams. Those four students were: Alyson Buck '06, OCLD; Lonna Dawson '07, OCLD; Christopher DeAngelis ’06, IMC; and Ashley Fazio '05, OCLD.

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Nominees should demonstrate subject mastery, presentation, interaction with students, and dedication to teaching.

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