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Summer Positions Available

Contributed by Lorelei Becker on 03/10/2006 

The Office of Conference & Event Services and the Campus Center Office have more than 25 student positions available for the summer of 2006.

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National LGBT Health Awareness Week is March 12-18, 2006. The theme of this year's week is "Own Your Health. Get Checked Out."

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The renowned University of Wisconsin-Madison Concert Choir under the direction of Beverly Taylor will present a concert in Ford Hall on Sunday, March 12, at 8:15 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

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On Wednesday, April 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Center for Faculty Excellence will sponsor a presentation and discussion about successful tenure and promotion at Ithaca College. With keynote remarks by Provost Peter Bardaglio, the program features a panel of successful candidates reflecting on how they went about assembling their files, and a panel of recent members of the all-college tenure and promotion committee.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the May Institute, May 22-26. Designed as a course whose subject matter is the implementation of the recommendations of the Core Experience process, the institute is open to all faculty and staff. Participants will work on assignments that relate the initiatives to their own courses or professional goals, and they will assemble an ePortfolio as students might.

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Dodgeball is coming to Ithaca College this Saturday! Hurry to sign-up your team this week in Campus Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All the proceeds go straight to Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts, so sign up to have a lot of fun and help a good cause!

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Are there lab or e-classroom computers and network printers in your area scheduled for replacement this summer under the Technology Renewal Program?

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Dear Colleagues,

As you may have read in Intercom, President Williams has selected The Life of Pi by Yann Martel as the 2006 selection for the First-Year Reading Initiative. I sincerely thank those of you who have already volunteered to be discussion leaders and invite those of you who have not yet volunteered to do so. For more information about the author and about The Life of Pi, please visit www.randomhouse.ca. Faculty teaching first-year courses during the Fall 2006 semester are encouraged to consider incorporating the text into their classes.

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Ithaca Bests Princeton in Recycling

Contributed by Mark Darling on 03/10/2006 

Ithaca College edged out Princeton University for the number twelve position in Recyclemania, a friendly competition among university recycling programs in the United States. Ithaca remains in first place in New York State, outpacing Hamilton College and Binghamton University. Complete results available at www.recyclemaniacs.org.

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The application deadlines for the London Center (Summer and Fall 2006) and the Walkabout Down Under (Fall 2006) have been extended.

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Holocaust Memorial Museum Trip

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 03/09/2006 

There are still some seats left for the Holocaust Memorial Museum Trip.

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Important Registration Information

Students will use the current system (SIS) during the Spring 2006 semester to access their spring course schedule, student account information, financial aid information, grades, and unofficial transcripts. They will also use Degree Navigator during the Spring 2006 semester as a tool for advising during the course registration process for the summer and fall terms, which begins on Monday, April 3. However, students will not be using the registration component of Degree Navigator to register for courses for the summer/fall terms. Registration for the Summer/Fall 2006 terms will be conducted using Homer Connect. Students are invited to attend a demonstration of Homer Connect, which will replace the SIS and Degree Navigator, on one of the following dates: March 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, and 30 between 12:10 and 1:05 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Textor 102.

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Don't miss the 16th annual Ed Tech Day!

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New Group Exercise Schedules for Block 2!

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The Ithaca College Jewish Studies Program invites you to apply for funding in support of your teaching and research in any area related to Jewish history or culture – broadly defined to include all academic disciplines. We especially encourage studies and projects which do any of the following: cross disciplinary boundaries, illuminate Jewish cultural diversity; investigate historical and contemporary encounters and relationships between Jews and other cultural groups.

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Ithacappella, Ithaca College’s all male a cappella student organization, was recently ranked among the top 12 a cappella groups in the nation, and was named the best male a cappella group in the Mid-Atlantic Region by the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella judges.

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Party All Night with IC Hope

Contributed by Stanley Seltzer on 03/07/2006 

IC Hope, Ithaca College’s Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) team, will hold an organizational meeting on Tuesday, March 14, at 12:10, in Textor 103.

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Swee Wong Leaving Ithaca College

Contributed by Tom Torello on 03/06/2006 

Swee Wong, Marketing Communications Manager in the Office of Marketing Communications, will be leaving Ithaca College next month to relocate to Connecticut with her family. A reception in her honor will be held Friday, March 10, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Conference Room.

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An iPod Could Be Yours For a Song

Contributed by Anne Woodard on 03/03/2006 

What's that? You haven't been to the Bursar's Office yet to buy a raffle ticket for the beautiful iPod they are offering? And you haven't drooled over the chocolate basket raffle yet either? Time is wasting away. Don't let your buddies beat you to the tickets!

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The City of Ithaca has asked Ithaca College to remind students who are leaving town for Spring Break that they should not leave their cars parked on city streets.

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