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Cutting to Cope: Understanding Self-Injury and How to Stop the Cycle
Monday, March 26, 7:00 p.m., Clark Lounge

Cutting or burning yourself, interfering with the healing of wounds, hitting or bruising yourself, and biting your fingernails excessively are all forms of self-injury.

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Writing Contest - Spring 2007

Contributed by Lynn Hyde on 03/21/2007 

The Department of Writing is pleased to present the 2007 Writing Contest. Categories for submission are First-Year Essay, Expository Essay, Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry.

Submit entries by mail or in person to: Writing Contest, The Writing Center, 228 Park Hall, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850. Deadline for entries is Monday, April 9, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. For complete listing of rules please visit http://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/writing/ or pick up a brochure in Park 223.

Winners will be announced April 25, 2007 on our website and department bulletin board. Contest winners will receive a prize and will be honored at a reading and celebration at the Handwerker Gallery on May 3, 2007 at 7pm.

Does one of these sound like you?

  • Graduating soon, but no job yet?
  • Need internship experience?
  • Want a summer job?

If so, Career Services can help.

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A new course in the Park School of Communications is open to all Ithaca College students, from freshmen to seniors. H&S majors, Exploratory students, and Communication majors are especially encouraged to register.

The 3-credit course is called, CRITICAL THINKING AND MASS COMMUNICATION, and it offers methods for thinking rationally about all sorts of claims in the media. Topics will range from psychics and UFOs to public relations and propaganda. The material should be very useful to anyone who relies on the media for information, and to those who plan to work in news, nonfiction, or documentary.

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Thursdays at the Handwerker and On The Verge present a reading of Caryl Churchill's "A Number," on March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery.

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Summer Sessions 2007

Contributed by Nancy Kotmel on 03/21/2007 

CATCH UP, MAKE UP, OR GET AHEAD

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Assistant professor of psychology Kim Kopko will be presenting findings from her research, entitled "Within-Group Variability of Delinquency, Rule Breaking, and Aggressive Behaviors in a Sample of Affluent Middle School Girls," at the upcoming Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Come take a walk into the future of your hometown.

Ithaca College Students for Sustainability have developed a walking map of the United States, displaying the consequences of unsustainable practices and the impacts of uncontrolled pollution on various regions of the country. This interactive display will be hosted in the North Foyer in the Campus Center between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20.

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The budget office is pleased to announce that the Board Approved 2007/2008 Budget and 2007/2008 Approved Planning and Priority Initiatives documents are available on our web page: http://www.ithaca.edu/budget/.

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The Ithaca College Choir will present a free concert on Saturday, March 24 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. The concert is the culmination of an east coast tour that took the choir as far south as Atlanta during spring break.

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I am pleased to announce that Diane Birr, associate professor of music, will spend the spring 2008 semester at the College’s London Center.

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IC Dining News Now Available

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 03/20/2007 

The Ithaca College Dining Services Newsletter is now available.

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Housing information for Senior Week

Contributed by Kate Berry on 03/20/2007 

Outlined below is the process for registering students to remain in the residence halls for senior week. Please review these guidelines as you begin to plan your staffing for Commencement 2007.

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Relay For Life
March 31st 7pm - 7am, Barton Hall, Cornell

Here are some tips on how to fundraise:

If you go to the relay for life webpage www.acsevents.org/relay/ny/ithacacollege and log into your headquarters, you will see an email tab. Click the tab. Make sure the template is at Ask for a donation email. It will provide you with content or if you want to edit it or add a personal story.

Ask your parents for email addresses from family and friends. Also utilize facebook and message and write on your friends walls.(10 people 10 dollars is 100 bucks!!!)

One last thing, if everyone would invite all your IC/CU friends to the RFL facebook event: http://ithaca.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2246361814

It would be a big help for advertising.
Thanks again.
QUestions: cac@ithaca.edu

Seats in the 1 credit FLEFF mini courses are still available, March 29-April 2.

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LIGHTS! CAMERA! RELAY!
3rd Annual Cornell/Ithaca Relay for Life
Sat. March 31st- Sun. April 1st
7PM-7AM
Barton Hall, Cornell U.

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Jewish Indian visual artist Siona Benjamin will join South Asian dancer Ishrat Hoque in a performance entitled “Color Me Blue” on Tuesday evening March 27 at Ithaca College. Described as “an exploration of female energy and power,” this event will be set in the Handwerker Art Gallery (Gannett Center) surrounded by Siona Benjamin’s paintings, which are on exhibit through April 7.

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Ithaca College has suspended its affiliation with the School for International Training (SIT) as of March 15, effective immediately. Any student planning to study abroad with SIT during the upcoming academic year (summer, fall or spring) should contact the Office of International Programs right away to discuss other study abroad options.

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Please bid a fond farewell to Sandy Simkin who is leaving Ithaca College at the end of March.

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Cutting to Cope: Understanding Self-Injury and How to Stop the Cycle
Monday, March 26th, 7:00 p.m., Clark Lounge

Cutting or burning yourself, interfering with the healing of wounds, hitting or bruising yourself, and biting your fingernails excessively are all forms of self-injury.

Self-Injury is the act of physically hurting yourself on purpose without the intent of committing suicide. It is a method of coping during an emotionally difficult time that helps some people temporarily feel better because they have a way to physically express and release the tension and the pain they hold inside.

Learn more about self-injury and how to respond to a friend who might be hurting her/himself.

A panel presentation by: Dr Vivian Lorenzo, Hammond Health Center; Dr Suki Montgomery, Counseling Center; Lind Koenig, Residential Life, and a self-injurer in recovery.

Sponsored by the Health Promotion Committee

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