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"Build a Better Burn: Improving Hot Peppers through Systems Biology"
Presented by Michael Mazourek '99

Thursday, January 31
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112
http://www.ithaca.edu/biology/seminar_jan31.pdf

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Meditation for Anyone

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 01/23/2008 

Beginning Friday, January 25, there will be informal meditation in Muller Chapel every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.

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Recyclemania 2008 Begins January 27

Contributed by Mark Darling on 01/23/2008 

Recyclemania is a friendly competition between hundreds of colleges and universities across the country, as well as some schools in Canada and Mexico. This year's competition runs from January 27 to April 5.

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The Department of Writing and the School of Humanities and Sciences are pleased to present Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Olen Butler and Yusef Komunyakaa and National Book Award finalist Vivian Gornick as part of this semester's Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. They will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. on February 6, March 25, and April 1, respectively. Readings are free and open to the public.

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Jewish Studies Student Grants

Contributed by Sharon Loucks on 01/23/2008 

The Jewish Studies Steering Committee invites grant applications from students who are engaged in projects, courses, or other activities related to the study of Jewish history, culture, or religion and connected directly or indirectly with an academic program at Ithaca College.

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Have You Been Spotted?

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 01/23/2008 

Ithaca Dining Services and the Resource and Environmental Management Program (REMP) will once again be hosting the Spot-A-Mug campaign!

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Mark your calendars: Ithaca College Dining Services is excited to announce the annual Food Frenzy on Monday, January 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites.

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Shabbat Services Every Friday

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 01/23/2008 

Shabbat services are held every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. in Muller Chapel. All are welcome!

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All applications are available now at the Office of Residential Life, located in the East Tower lobby. Please check individual applications for specific deadlines.

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Are you interested in helping get Hillary to the Whitehouse?

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Public Safety Alert

Contributed by David Maley on 01/22/2008 

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on South Hill in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 22. A man reported to police that he had been robbed at about 1:00 a.m. as he was walking on Giles Street, by two men who threatened him with a handgun. The suspects were last seen walking west on Giles Street toward Hudson Street.

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In the event that a resident finds themselves lockout of their room or building, they are able to either retrieve a lock out key from the Area or Satellite Office located in the cluster of buildings they live in, or they can contact a staff member in an Area or Satellite Office (during their hours of business) or a Resident Assistant, who has the ability to gain access to keys that will allow them to key a resident into their room or their building.

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Top Five Events To Attend This Spring!

Are you a freshman? Senior? Somewhere in between?

Career Services events are open to all students. We invite you to participate in:

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Welcome to Intercom, Ithaca College's community information center.

Intercom is an online blog of news and events written by members of the Ithaca College community. Announcements of campus news, lectures, performances, and achievements are its heart and pulse.

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Lights, camera, action! Strut in style at "Stargaze on the Red Carpet" on Thursday, January 24, during dinner at Terrace Dining Hall.

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If you are interested in a new varsity team sport, try joining the men's or women's crew. Both teams are actively seeking prospects for the upcoming spring season. There will be an informational meeting this Friday, January 25, at 4:00 p.m. in Hill Center #58. Current team members are in winter training. Join us to get into the best shape of your life!

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Presidential Search Update

Contributed by Deborah Emnett on 01/22/2008 

Contributed on behalf of C. William Schwab '68, chair, board of trustees.

As the new academic semester gets underway, I wanted to provide an update on the work of the Presidential Search Committee. The committee has been hard at work over the semester break reviewing materials submitted by potential candidates. I am very pleased to report that we have a very high-quality and experienced candidate pool. It is clear that Ithaca College is highly regarded in the world of higher education.

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The Office of Residential Life anticipates needing to approve seniors and non-seniors to move off campus for fall 2008.

In order to expedite the process, and make approval notifications earlier, the Office of Residential Life will begin the off-campus approval process on Friday, February 1, 2008.

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Submitted on behalf of Kathleen Rountree, provost and vice president of academic affairs.

In recent weeks, President Williams and I have discussed at length the topic of institutional planning, exploring several possible strategies that will help Ithaca College focus on moving forward on important goals even as we undergo a period of transition in senior leadership.

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Ithaca College Faculty Art Show

Contributed by Cheryl Kramer on 01/22/2008 

The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the 2008 Ithaca College Faculty Art Show on Tuesday, January 22. Featuring work by 12 faculty in the art; cinema, photography, and media arts; and television-radio departments, the exhibition highlights the diversity of contemporary art practices at Ithaca College.

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