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As previously communicated to you, several updates have been made to your retirement plan and are just waiting for you to put them to work for you. Not the least of which is an increased College contribution to the Regular Annuity Account from 8.25% to 8.75%. The new rate will be effective beginning in June for employees paid over a 12-month period and August for those who are paid over a 9-month period. Not only is the College’s contribution being increased, you now have new investment choices, new advice services, and a new dedicated website to make it even easier to manage your retirement savings investments. Here’s some more information to help you get started making your retirement savings work for you.

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The Senior Class will be sponsoring a Community Service Day! Join fellow classmates at the Lion's Camp Badger is Spencer as we help prepare their facilities for summer.

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The outstanding performance of Ithaca at the Lincoln-Douglas Open Championships caps off a season of excellence for the Speech and Debate Team. The team started the year hosting the British National Team and then competed in 11 tournaments.

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Over the weekend of April 4-7, three members of Ithaca College's Speech and Debate Team competed at the Lincoln Douglas Open Championship Tournament.

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Are you interested in working with a dynamic and motivated group of students interested in learning more about how to live sustainably? If the answer to this question is yes, please consider serving as a faculty fellow for the Sustainably Conscious Residential Learning Community.

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On April 2, the Department of Physical Therapy conducted a live video link with Chris Remillard '04, a physical therapy major who is now a captain in the U.S. Army and deployed in Iraq. Chris was eager to respond to questions from PT students regarding his rights in the military as compared to civilian practice.

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This event has been canceled due to illness.

Trevor Field, founder of PlayPumps International, will speak at Ithaca College on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102. Field's lecture is entitled, "The Right to Clean Water, the Right to Play."

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IC celebrates National Student Employment Week with Student Employee Appreciation Day on Thursday, April 17!

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The Office of Alumni Relations, in conjunction with Liberty Mutual Insurance, is sponsoring a defensive driving course for members of the Ithaca College Community.

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History major Amanda Stricker '08, art major Christopher Loomis '08, anthropology major Rebecca Grollman '10, and Vivian Bruce Conger, assistant professor of history, presented a panel at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Morristown, New Jersey, on Saturday, April 5.

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School of Music voice faculty member Deborah Lifton and associate professor of piano Charis Dimaras are currently featured on the website of Channel Thirteen, New York City's PBS affiliate.

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Out of Bounds, the weekly interview program on WEOS-FM, will feature host Tish Pearlman in conversation with award-winning media artist and documentary filmmaker Mara Alper, an associate professor in the Department of Television-Radio.

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Kirwin M. Providence, Stephen P. Higgins, Andrew Mullen ('08), Ashley Battista ('09), Rohan Samarakoon, Craig E. Higgins, Cynthia E. Wilkins-Port, Paul J. Higgins. 2008. "SERPINEl (PAI-1) Is Deposited into Keratinocyte Migration 'Trails' and Required for Optimal Monolayer Wound Repair." Arch Dermatol Res. Online print March; print forthcoming.

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Eleven students from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) actively participated in the New York State Recreation and Park Society Business Expo in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Caitlin McFadden '10 was selected to participate in the Collegiate Sports Medicine Foundation's third annual Athletic Training Student Leadership Workshop in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 14-17, 2008.

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Assistant professor Maria DiFrancesco’s book Feminine Agency and Transgression in Post Franco Spain: Generational Becoming in the Narratives of Carme Riera, Cristina Fernández Cubas and Mercedes Abad, was recently released by Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs. In her book, DiFrancesco considers the ways in which these three contemporary Spanish authors have pushed the limits of sexual and gender related discourse by relentlessly depicting controversial female agents in their narratives, from Sapphic lovers to monstrous mothers.

"Resisting Living Death"
Alan Eladio Gomez, Assistant Professor of Latino/a Studies
Thursday, April 10, noon
Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall

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CPR/AED Class Offered April 12

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 04/09/2008 

The class is offered through the efforts of the Ithaca College AED Committee. This Adult CPR/AED class is available for immediate sign-ups.

There were two cancellations, so there are slots available for this class.

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Asia Cuisine Dinner!

Contributed by Tiffany Cheng on 04/09/2008 

MM HMM Asian Food!

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The Office of Judicial Affairs is currently accepting applications for student justices for the 2008-09 academic year.

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