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Enjoy a weekend full of entertainment, athletics, and Ithaca College spirit during Homecoming 2005, October 7-9.

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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce that John Hanson, director of Hope College's DePree Gallery, will give a gallery talk on contemporary media at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 6. Hanson's talk will focus on issues associated with the installations on display in the exhibition "Light Boxes/Dark Rooms," which opens on Thursday.

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The American Friends Service Committee’s acclaimed traveling exhibition, "Eyes Wide Open: Beyond Fear, Towards Hope," is coming to Ithaca, October 6 through 9.

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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the opening “Light Boxes/Dark Rooms,” a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by the De Pree Gallery, Hope College, Michigan, on Thursday, October 6.

“Light Boxes/Dark Rooms” presents work by three contemporary Japanese artists, Shinji Ogawa, Tomoaki Shitara, and Ko Yamada, who explore basic themes in art such as the nature of imagery and the nature of looking. Their sources, which include Zen philosophy, postmodern theories, and contemporary film, demonstrate a sophisticated and erudite knowledge of the world.

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Composer, writer, and lecturer Michael Colgrass will be the focus of two October events at Ithaca College as the School of Music's 2005-6 Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition. In addition to the public events, Colgrass will provide individual instruction for composition students in the School of Music.

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Choral Collage This Weekend

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 10/03/2005 

The Ithaca College School of Music’s five choral ensembles will present a free joint concert on Sunday, October 9 at 3:00 p.m. in Ford Hall. Participating ensembles will be the Choir and Madrigal Singers under Lawrence Doebler’s direction, the Chorus and Women’s Chorale led by Elizabeth Swanson, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by Lauri Robinson-Keegan.

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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of "Daniel Jackson: Upon Reflection," curated by Cheryl Kramer, on Thursday, October 6.

"Upon Reflection" offers the viewer a glimpse into the intimate, playful world of Daniel Jackson’s still-life paintings. This body of work is characterized by a small selection of objects brought into a unified composition through subtle tonal variations within a virtually monochromatic background. Enhancing the intimacy of the works is their small scale and simple, but monumental, design. The artist subtly captures the effects of light and the textures of objects though his sophisticated handling of paint.

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Jennifer Hayghe, an assistant professor of music performance at Ithaca College’s School of Music, will present a free recital on Friday, October 7 at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. The program includes Bach’s “Partita in D Major,” Beethoven’s “Sonata, Op. 110,” and works by Debussy, Faure, and Grieg.

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Rent-a-Rower

Contributed by Becky Robinson on 10/03/2005 

The rowing crew will have workers available on Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. to help you with those tough and tedious domestic jobs. We can rake leaves, move furniture, clean garages, dig ditches, paint fences, and do a variety of other tasks.

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Are you or is your student organization looking to help with the hurricane relief effort? Then we could use your help!

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The Perialas Prize in Persausion 2005

Contributed by Jodi Cohen on 10/03/2005 

The 8th Annual Perialas Prize in Persuasion is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ithaca College School of Humanities and Sciences this year by inviting students to speak on the topic "What event since 1955 has had the most impact on higher education in the U.S. Today?"

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The entry deadline for intramural flag football and indoor soccer is this Friday, October 7th.

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We would like to thank the over two hundred and fifty people who participated in No Pressure Blood Pressure on September 21st.

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In order to accomodate students who will be taking part in the Jewish holiday services, Active Minds will begin it's informational meeting earlier than originally posted. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm Tuesday (10/4).

A special thanks to those who enhance our awareness of diversity and culture.

Submitted for Martha A. Turnbull, Director of Human Resources

Ithaca College welcomes our new faculty and staff to the campus community.

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Active Minds At Ithaca

Contributed by LeBron Rankins on 10/02/2005 

An informational meeting about Active Minds will take place Tuesday evening (Oct 4) at 7pm in Williams 211.

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The Counseling Center will continue its tradition of supporting National Depression Screening Day by offering free, confidential depression screenings on Thursday, October 6, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Emerson Suites.

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"What Happy Faces Are Hiding"

Contributed by LeBron Rankins on 10/02/2005 

If you're depressed, know someone who is depressed or want to decrease your chances of becoming depressed, this is the event to attend.

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Make Your Holiday Plans Now!

Contributed by Anne Woodard on 10/02/2005 

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it the fear of adding unwanted pounds. Want to get ahead of the game now? Join the College's "Weight Watchers At Work" program and learn how to plan for the festivities before the pounds creep up.

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Backgammon, checkers and chess at the IC Square

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