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Homer Implementation

Contributed by Christopher Knauer on 03/27/2006 

During the next several days the Registrar's Office will be preparing to "go live" with Homer on Monday, April 3. We appreciate your patience; calls and emails will be responded to as quickly as possible. We welcome feedback regarding the experiences of the campus community with Homer. Please send feedback to homer@ithaca.edu and we will answer as quickly as we can. There is also a HomerConnect: Frequently Asked Questions document available on the Registrar's Office Homepage: www.ithaca.edu/registrar

With just a few days left until the Bursar's Benefit Auction, we thought we'd leave you with a little ditty for inspiration. Sing the following to the tune of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" as you pad your wallet and head towards the Clark Lounge on Wednesday.

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Called a "powerful musician and an intense performer" by the New York Times, violinist Christian Tetzlaff will give the fourth performance in the Louis K. Thaler Concert Violinist Series at Ithaca College. Named in memory of the prominent Ithaca attorney, the series was established in 2002 to honor Louis Thaler's lifelong love of the violin. The free concert will take place on Sunday, April 2, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The program will include music for unaccompanied violin by Bach and Bartok, widely regarded as some of Tetzlaff's signature works. In addition to the concert, he will also give a master class in the School of Music on Monday, April 3, at 5:00 p.m.

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Help lead first year students by leading volunteer activities all over the Ithaca community and make their transition into college life a little easier. Team leaders are dedicated current IC students with a taste for service and fun. Applications are due by 5:00pm April 7, 2006 at 319 Egbert Hall, 3rd floor Campus Center. You can pick up an application from the CSLI Community Service desk (3rd floor Campus Center) or just print one out from http://www.ithaca.edu/csli/

NOTE: You can apply to be a team leader whether or not you have participated in Community Plunge in the past. All are welcome to apply!

For more information contact us at volunteer@ithaca.edu.

Please join us to wish Paula Davis farewell on Monday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Conference Room. Cake, beverage, and other goodies will be provided.

A memo from Carl Sgrecci, vice president for finance and administration and Rick Couture, director of physical plant.

As required by federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations, Ithaca College has a Lockout/Tagout Program that specifies procedures for isolating and controlling hazardous energy such as electricity while employees are engaged in maintenance and repairs of machines, equipment, and facilities.

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Brockport, N.Y. -- The gymnastics team placed second of eight schools at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA). Ithaca's score of 183.8 put the Bombers 2.45 points behind Wisconsin-La Crosse, which won its sixth straight team title. Junior Kelly Stevison earned all-America honors in the all-around, placing seventh with a score of 36.9, and the vault, placing third with a final score of 19.3.

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In celebration of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival's new institutional location at Ithaca College, The Onward Project presents Trafficking in the Archives: Cinemascapes, Soundscapes, and Mindscapes beyond Corporate Control, featuring live rock music by Mary Lorson, Billy Cote and Piano Creeps with archival film on Monday, March 27, at 8:30 p.m. in Park Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, March 28, is election day in Israel. Hillel is sponsoring a mock election on the same day on campus and online.

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Employment Opportunities

Contributed by Mark Warfle on 03/27/2006 

Are you looking for a job where you can earn good money and have a flexible schedule? The Conference & Event services office is hiring 3 –5 new staff for our Set-Up crew.

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SGA Elections Kick-Off Party

Contributed by Ivan Topalov on 03/27/2006 

Come meet and support your future SGA and Senior Class Representatives at the SGA Elections Kick-Off event this Tuesday (March 28), from 6 pm to 8 pm in the IC Square!

You'll be able to see the candidates table in the North Foyer from April 3rd to April 7th.

The ONLINE VOTE will take place from April 10th to 12th. There is room for write-in candidates!!

Help spread the word.

Ithaca College's annual spring Job and Internship Fair now has 60 employers who are offering over 150 jobs, internships and summer employment opportunities for our students!

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The next "Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen" event will take place on Saturday, April 1, with a day-long film festival featuring the most popular offerings from the Out of the Closet series. The films to be screened were chosen by an online campus poll. This will serve as a "second chance" screening for those films you may have missed, or another opportunity to see all your favorites on the big screen.

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Ithaca College's annual spring Job & Internship Fair now has over 60 employers offering more than 150 jobs, internships and summer employment opportunities!

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The Park Student Media are all finalists for Mark of Excellence Awards to be presented at the SPJ Northeast Region at their conference at Rutgers March 31-April 1.
The Ithacan is a finalist for Best Non-Daily Newspaper and ICTV's Newswatch 16 is a finalist for Best Newscast.

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Contributed for: Cheryl A. Freer, Director of Benefits

Did you hear the good news? Effective April 1, 2006, the College has selected The Standard as its new short- and long-term disability carrier. What’s more, the statutory disability benefit provided for staff members has been enhanced! The change in insurance carrier as well as the enhanced benefit underscores the College’s commitment to its employees and their families.

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First year students still have time to complete the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life survey.

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How is your stash of available money for the auction coming along? Better take back some more bottles and cash in those rebate slips. The auction is this Wednesday. Hard to believe, but the auction is just a few days away and items are STILL coming in! Wait till you see all the great loot that could be yours! As we head down to the finish line, we thought we'd give you our top 10 reasons to make sure you don't miss this great event.

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2008 Class Council Elections

Contributed by Lynne Pierce on 03/24/2006 

The 2008 Class Council will hold elections for its officers for the 2006-2007 academic year on Monday, April 24, 2006.

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Paul Geisler, athletic training, presents a Scholarly Colloquium on Thursday, March 30, from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center. The presentation and discussion draw from his forthcoming book, Higher Education at a Crossroads, which integrates curriculum theory and cultural studies with postmodern and poststructural theories. An electronic copy of the first chapter of the book is available on request from Susanne Morgan, at morgan@ithaca.edu, and copies will be available at the Colloquium.

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