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The Student Athlete Advisory Committee will be hosting “Mark Madness”, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament for all Ithaca College students, on Saturday, March 27th at 1 p.m. This tournament is being held in memory of former Athletic Trainer Mark Alderman.  All proceeds will be donated to the Mark Alderman Fund.

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Don’t miss this week’s exciting events!

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Seniors, don't forget to

Contributed by Alyssa Cooper on 03/22/2010 

sign the Senior Class Gift Banner that will be displayed at graduation. 

Contribute online today at and then stop by the Campus Center on Wednesdays, April 7, April 21, or May 5 to sign the banner.




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If you like water in any way, shape or form, here is a class for you. It is offered online this summer, so you can do it any time of the day from anywhere with a high speed internet connection. Students who took it last summer enjoyed it very much because it captured their imaginations and opened their eyes to the world of water.

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Steve Mauk, professor of saxophone, recently presented several performances in the state of Georgia. He gave presentations at the the North American Saxophone Alliance conference at the University of Georgia and performed at two other universities during spring break.

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On Thursday, March 25 at 8:15pm the Ithaca College Women's Chorale, led by Janet Galván á, and the Brass Choir, conducted by Keith Kaiser, will give a free concert in Ford Hall.  The Women's Chorale will be featuring "From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez," and the Brass Choir will perform music of Daugherty, Campra, and DiLorenzo.

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Student Leadership and Careers: What opportunities are available in the conservation field and what skills are needed?

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Jobs are now being posted on the jobs database on the student employment website for the 2010-2011 academic school year!

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The Educational Subcommittee of the Climate Action Plan (CAP) Implementation Team solicits recommendations and nominations for faculty members.

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Physics students Emily Backus ('12), Romaine Isaacs ('10) and Arnold Kotlyarevsky ('10) presented their research.

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As the chair of the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee, I wanted to thank those students, faculty and staff who attended the Diversity Listening Session which was moderated by President Tom Rochon on Monday, January 25, 2010 in the Emerson Suites. This session was designed as part of the MLK 2010 Kick-off event in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program provided members of the campus community the opportunity to share their views on the critical issues the College is facing at the present time related to Diversity. Members of the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee, President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, and the Diversity Awareness Committee were present to hear the thoughts and recommendations of those in attendance in order to help committee members in their important work.

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Mental Health Support Services

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Welcome back to the final block of the spring semester. We hope that you return from break feeling rested and energized for the remaining weeks of the academic year.

You may have heard about the recent student deaths at Cornell University, and our hearts go out to the families and communities affected by such terrible losses.

College life can be a time of growth and of great challenges, and for some, the challenges are overwhelming. Asking for help is the right thing to do when you’re feeling stressed. Your roommates, friends, RAs, family, professors, and staff members can be great sources of support in difficult times. Likewise, if you know someone who may be in distress, please don’t be afraid to reach out even if it is just to lend a friendly ear and let them know they are not alone.

Ithaca College provides resources for students who are experiencing difficulty in either their academic or personal lives.

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Michael Smith, assistant professor history, presented his paper "Laboratories for Life: The Countermodern Landscape Goes to Summer Camp" at the American Society for Environmental History annual meeting in Portland, OR (Mar. 10-14). He also chaired a panel on "The Greening of Campuses".

For information about the Society and its conference, see

The "Commit to Change" program offers several funding programs for students, including student program grants, internship and research support, and fellowships. The application deadline for all three funding programs is April 1st.

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Spit That! Spoken Mic

Contributed by Jaylene Clark on 03/22/2010 

Our final spoken mic of the semester!

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The Division of Graduate and Professional Studies will sponsor and exhibit at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Smart and Sustainable Campuses Virtual Conference on March 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

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Astronomy Education Research **CANCELED**

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Public Viewing Night, Friday, March 26th from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Ithacan a finalist for the Mark of Excellence Award for Best Non-Daily Newspaper in the Northeast region. The paper is consistently ranked among the top three papers in the Northeast, and two years ago was ranked number two in the country by SPJ.

In addition, three students were named finalists in their respective categories for work published in The Ithacan in 2009: Andy Swift ’09 (feature story), junior Allison Usagave (photo illustration) and Allison Wassink ”09 (sports photography).

The winners will be announced at the SPJ Region 1 Spring Conference in New York City, April 9–10. First-place winners from SPJ's 12 regions go on to compete for the national Mark of Excellence Award in their catetories. 


At the end of this academic year, Michael Rogers's three-year term on the Board of Trustees comes to an end.  As is its policy, the Board has invited the faculty to present three candidates for them to consider as they appoint a successor.


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