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Ghanaian musicians Sulley (“So'-lay”) Imoro and Alfred Kpebesaane—currently artists in residence at the Ithaca College School of Music—will join students from their “African Drumming and Dance” and “Worlds of Music” classes in a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Free and open to the public, the performance will begin at 7 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

The program will feature festival, recreational and funeral dances from the Volta , Upper North, South and Greater Accra regions of Ghana.

Imoro was eight years old when he began learning African drumming and dance from his father, a dancer well-known throughout his native Ghana. “Anytime in the village when we didn’t have entertainment, Father would bring the drums out and play,” Imoro said.

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GLBT History Month Continues

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 10/11/2010 

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) History Month is celebrated in October. Throughout the month, the LGBT Center website will feature videos highlighting different historical figures. Visit the LGBT Center website's GLBT History Month Featured Videos section to find a new video each day of October.

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Because of the enthusiasm for our Clothes and Coat Drive, we're extending it until THIS WEDNESDAY, October 13th. All donations can be dropped off in the Student Activities Center on the 3rd Floor of the Campus Center.

You still have time to help out those in need! Thanks for all your support and donations!

If you’re in the area, or know someone who may be, please spread the word and stop by the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) table to say, "hi."

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Physics Department Fall Seminar Series

Tuesday, October 12th: 

The Standard Model is the best theoretical framework we have for particle physics today, yet we know it is not complete. I will discuss the Standard Model and try to describe some of the experimental methods we have of testing it. If time allows, I will discuss how it helps our understanding of the evolution of the Universe from the Big Bang onward.

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Attention once again IC undergraduates! Win a FREE Ithaca College undergraduate 2011 summer sessions course (up to three credits) or FREE on campus summer housing (up to five weeks). Your choice!

Here's how it works. Just wear your Ithaca College Summer Sessions Tshirt every Tuesday in October. That's every Tuesday in October and the IC Summer Session Tshirt Police will find you!

Here are the dates we'll be on the prowl:

  • Tuesday, October 5 - We had a WINNER!! Karla Lopez ('14)
  • Tuesday, October 12
  • Tuesday, October 19
  • Tuesday, October 26

A total of up to TEN prizes will be awarded.

Don't have a Summer Sessions TShirt? Beg, borrow or steal! ('cause we're OUT.) This contest is not to be missed.

See Summer Sessions GIVEAWAY for details and restrictions.

Etiquette in the Asian Culture!

Contributed by Keona Campbell on 10/11/2010 

KAMUSTA (Hello in Talalog-Filipino dialect)!

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Find out by entering the SAB Stand-Up Competition!!

Wednesday, October 20th, 7:00 PM in IC Square

Finally one of SAB's most popular events the Stand-Up Competition IS BACK! Come hear some of the funniest student comedians at Ithaca College spit their bits and fight to the death in this epic stand up comedy contest.

The winner of the competition will get to open for our next comedy act: Anthony Jeselnik on November 2nd!

If you are interested in competing please e-mail Jake Goldberg at Don't wait, these 20 spots will fill up FAST!

Grab your surfboard! The next wave of ITS computing training is scheduled and ready to carry you to new heights in your computing knowledge.  All IC students, faculty, and staff are cordially invited join us for training on a wide variety of computing applications and services at no charge. Click any of the training topic links below to register online instantly.

Acrobat: Basic Form Tools

Blackboard: Introduction

ePortfolios: Student Web Sites

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Online grading is now available in HomerConnect.  The deadline for submission of midterm grades, as well as final grades for Block I courses, is Tuesday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m.

In addition, the spring 2011 semester class schedule will be available in HomerConnect on Monday, October 18 in preparation for student advising, which begins on Wednesday, October 20.  Students will be making advising appointments to discuss their course selections for spring.  Online (advance) registration using HomerConnect begins Monday, November 8.

The process of assigning classrooms and making changes to room assignments will continue during the week of October 18, with all final changes made by Friday, October 22.

Thank you.

Brian D. Scholten

Join us this Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Noon-12:50 pm, Ithaca Falls Room, 2nd floor, Campus Center

Plant-Based Eating -  featuring:

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Friday Nov. 5 at 7pm in Textor 101

Come join the Harry Potter Alliance and watch The Final Battle - the first public screening since its performance this summer in Orlando, FL! The Final Battle is a musical based on the last 200 pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was written and directed by Ithaca College senior Lena Gabrielle Weinstein.

Admission is free!

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

Before you share personal information ask yourself: WWW
Who's going to see it?
What's the value of it?
Why do they need to see it?

Learn more ways to stay safe online at:


The Student Government Association will be hosting a food allergy forum Monday October 11 at 7pm in Business 204 featuring VP of Campus Affairs Susannah Faulkner, Jeff Scott director of dining services, Julie Whitten marketing director for dining services, and two on-campus dining hall managers.

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Associate professors of Politics Beth Harris and Naeem Inayatullah recently participated in a conference sponsored by Baylor University's Center for Jewish Studies titled, "Encountering the Jewish Future: A Global Interfaith Conversation."

Beth presented "Grappling with Necropolitics as a Remnant of the Nation State: Looking Towards the Jewish Future."  Naeem presented, "Does the Future of Judaism or Islam Equal the Prophetic? A Conversation of the Possibilities and Dangers or the Prophetic in Universal Religions."  

Their inclusion in the two day conference resulted from conversations that emerged from the inaugural Peggy R. Williams Difficult Dialogues Symposium held in October 2009, which brought Marc Ellis to Ithaca College as a keynote speaker.

What: Colleges Against Cancer is hosting the first Relay For Life Kick-Off Event of the year!

When: TONIGHT (Monday 10/11), 7:00 - 9:00pm
Where: The Pub / La Vincita, Ithaca College

If you are registered for Relay or register at the event, you will receive a $2 OFF COUPON for all CAC merchandise including our new t-shirts!  AND Pulse (IC Hip Hop) will be performing!

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 What: Colleges Against Cancer is hosting the annual Pink Ribbon Ball for breast cancer awareness.

When: Thursday, October 21st, 8:00 - 11:00pm
Where: Mondo Gym, Fitness Center, Ithaca College


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  Attend a Pathways training to learn crisis response skills before you need them!  Don't wait until it's too late to learn how to identify and respond to a student who might be experiencing distress. 

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Ithaca College students are invited to attend SUNY Oswego's Fall Education Job Fair on Friday, October 22, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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You may have seen the Work/Life logo around campus and read Intercom postings about what has been going on in Work/Life.  With so much underway, we are interested in hearing back from you!

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