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An Inquiry-based Course Using “Physics?” in Cartoons and Movies

Michael Rogers
The Physics Teacher -- January 2007 Volume 45, Issue 1 pp. 38-41

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Snow Tires For Sale

The Ithaca College Purchasing Department is offering the following for sale in as-is/where-is condition with no expressed or implied warranty:

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Congratulations to the newly renamed recreation and leisure studies (RLS) department, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP), for the current IC Quarterly stories showcasing two recent recreation management alumni:

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Ithaca College's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week of Celebration will take place from Monday, January 22-Monday, January 29, 2007.

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Please save the date for the first-ever Faculty and Staff Campaign Kick-Off. The event will be held on February 27th in Emerson Suites from 11:30am to 1:30pm, with a formal ceremony beginning at 12noon. We'll also be making a special announcement about a new Faculty and Staff campaign project - so mark your calendars!

All Ithaca College faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Check out all of the Spring classes available at the Fitness Center.

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The Office of Alumni Relations, in conjunction with Liberty Mutual Insurance, is sponsoring a defensive driving course for members of the Ithaca College Community.

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The entry forms and deadlines for all Spring 2007 intramural activities are now available online.

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Our Weight Watchers At Work meetings have been suspended 11 weeks into the 16-week session. Our leader, due to a job change, had to drop out, effective the first of the new year. We wish her the very best in her new position.

However, because of a serious lack of available leaders in the Ithaca area—in addition to meeting during the noon hour, which is difficult for those with full-time jobs—we are forced to suspend Weight Watchers At Work meetings until a new leader can be found.

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This is a reminder that an an all-college staff meeting will be held on Friday morning, January 12 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Emerson Suites of the Campus Center.

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Tower Club Resumes Regular Hours

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 01/08/2007 

The Tower Club Restaurant will resume normal business hours on Monday, January 8, 2007.

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Campus Wide Power Shutdown

Contributed by Richard Couture on 01/05/2007 

Due to required work being done on the campus electrical substation it will be necessary to have a campus wide power shutdown on Wednesday January 10, 2007.

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The following classes are now available for you to sign up for at the Fitness Center. These classes are taught by professional instructors.

All of these classes are for 10 weeks excluding Massage (6 weeks.) Flyers are available at the Fitness Center if you haven't decided what class you're interested in. You can sign up and pay at the front desk. The recsports website is not available with the current schedules.

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On Thursday, January 11, the Mail Service office will be participating in the Finance and Administration Winter Festival from 11:30AM – 3PM.
There will be limited services available on this date.
The Phillips Hall Post Office will be closed from 11:30AM-3PM

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On Wednesday, January 31st, from 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. in the Clark Lounge, the "Sustainability in the Community" academic partnership between Ithaca College and EcoVillage will offer a sustainability education training program. Jaimie Cloud, of the internationally-recognized Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, will conduct a hands-on, interactive workshop to help IC faculty teach the core content and habits of mind of an education for sustainability across the disciplines.

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Summer Grants for Faculty Research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis. Awards provide $3,350 in compensation for eight weeks of full-time research. Proposals are due in the Office of the Provost by February 15. Guidelines and application form may be found at http://www.ithaca.edu/provost/docs/internalgrants/SUMMER/.

The Bookstore and Mac's will close at 10:30 AM on January 11th for staff development. We will resume normal winter break hours on Friday, January 12th, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

All-College Staff Meeting

Contributed by Eileen Jacobs on 01/03/2007 

President Williams invites staff and administrators to an all-college meeting on Friday, January 12 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Emerson Suites. In addition to brief updates on key topics, Karen Hutcheson from Segal/Sibson will present an update on her work with various aspects of our initiative regarding quality of work life for staff and administrators.

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Peter Bardaglio to Leave College

Contributed by Peggy Williams on 01/03/2007 

I wish to announce that Peter Bardaglio has informed me that he will be resigning as provost and vice president for academic affairs as of May 31, 2007. He will be on sabbatical for the spring semester, during which he plans to complete his book-length manuscript on the politics of daily life in the U.S. South after the Civil War as well as continue research on another project regarding sexuality and the law in the 19th-century South. He will not be returning to the College following his sabbatical.

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IC Choice Award Recipients - 2006

Contributed by Tanisha Graves on 01/03/2007 

Congratulations to this year’s IC Choice Award recipients! We are pleased to announce that 8 individual awards and 3 group awards were presented.

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