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FLEFF Opens to a Packed House

Contributed by Rosalie Fitzgerald on 04/02/2008 

Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost/Dean of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

This is the 11th annual year of FLEFF and last night’s opening was a huge success! The duo piano performance, “West Side Story Counterpoint” opened on March 31st to an appreciative standing room audience. There are many more exciting FLEFF events planned for this week.

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Recreational Sports is now accepting applications for Fall 2008 Personal Trainers and Group Exercise and Cycling Instructors.

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Recreational Sports is now accepting applications for summer 2008 lifeguards for the indoor and outdoor pools.

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Make a Swish for Make a Wish!

Contributed by Arhlene Flowers on 04/01/2008 

Come play in the Public Relations Students Society of America's annual 5-on-5 basketball tournament, where all proceeds go to the Make-a-Wish foundation. The fund-raising event will be held on April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ben Light Gym.

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This year's C. P. Snow Lecture will be delivered by medical ethicist Alice Dreger, who will argue that medicine today is increasingly drifting from its professional moorings as it develops ever more procedures for body modification. Dreger's talk, "Body Modification and the Future of Normal," takes place on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102. Her talk is free and open to the public.

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From April 14 through 18, you will have the chance to vote online for the 2008-09 Student Government Association executive board.

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Lighten up Caroline’s energy bill with 1,400 energy-saving lightbulbs!

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"Friendship is Canceled: Ethos and Ethics of Documentary Films," features John Scott, assistant professor of television and radio. The final colloquium is on Thursday, April 3, 12:10-1:00 p.m., in the Cayuga Lake room of the Campus Center.

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At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, the Handwerker Gallery will present a roundtable discussion on the exhibition, Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait, featuring Steve Skopik (Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts); Susan Allen-Gil (Department of Biology); Paige Davis '08; and JJ Ignotz '08.

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The Opera Workshop class will present an evening of scenes on Friday, April 4, at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. The evening will include a staged performance of J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 211 -- the "Coffee" cantata -- with the Early Music Ensemble (Nicholas Walker, director).

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Some 200 young gospel singers from six high schools in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Miami, and New York will join together on Saturday, April 5, for the third annual Ithaca College Gospel Invitational Music Festival. Free and open to the public, the event will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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Everybody knows that love can uplift or disappoint, betrayal can prompt sorrow or revenge, and jealousy can amuse as well as annoy. The same was true 400 years ago, and nowhere was it truer than on London stages.

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Two student DJs will be awake and on the air for 50 hours this weekend.

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Paula Turkon, of the Department of Anthropology, presented her paper as part of a Society for American Archaeology symposium in March 2008. The paper compared the relationship between food production and socially complex cultures in Africa and North America.

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Submitted on behalf of Carl Sgrecci, vice president, finance and administration.

TO: All Budget Managers

I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of College policy regarding expenditures for the balance of the fiscal year, which ends on May 31, 2008, so you can plan accordingly. The last business day of this fiscal year is Friday, May 30.

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Mandatory Student Driver Safety Class -- one more available on Sunday, April 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Textor 102.

Advisers and supervisors of student drivers: it is important that you are aware of the rules your student drivers must follow! You can review these rules at: http://www.ithaca.edu/riskmanagement/memos/driver_safety_class.pdf

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The New York-Penn Blood Services Region typically faces a decline in collections during the month of April due to academic vacations. The regional blood supply runs extremely lean and this deficit challenges our ability to meet the blood supply needs of area hospitals.

Your hard work and leadership will help bridge the gap for thousands of patients in our community who need blood! Please sign up to donate blood on April 10 in Emerson Suites in Campus Center from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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The Office of Admission would like to remind the campus community that our Ithaca Today programs for accepted students will be taking place on the first two Saturdays in April.

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The campus community is invited to a retirement party for Rita Carlson, who has worked at Ithaca College for 33 years, from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Park Hall, Room 220.

Rita began her time at Ithaca College in the Office of Admissions, then she worked for the Mobile Audiology Unit, and she has been with the Roy H. Park School of Communications' Office of the Dean for the past 30 years.

Please come help her colleagues in the Park School celebrate Rita's remarkable and tireless contributions to the students, faculty and staff of the Park School!

Please note: The party has moved from the third floor (outside of the Dean's office) to Park 220.

The Professor Poems, by Katharyn Howd Machan of the writing department, was published in February by the Main Street Rag Publishing Company of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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