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This is advance notice. Members of the IC campus community are invited to submit proposals for a new round of review for the New Initiatives Fund.

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Mark this date….JUNE 9, 2007….that is the date for the 2007 IC Family Picnic.

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Jewish Studies Student Grants

Contributed by Rebecca Lesses on 12/13/2006 

The Jewish Studies Steering Committee invites grant applications from students who are engaged in projects, courses or other activities related to the study of Jewish history, culture or religion and connected directly or indirectly with an academic program at Ithaca College.

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IC Gives the Gift of Reading

Contributed by Michael McGreevey on 12/13/2006 

Ithaca College is pleased to contine our tradition of collecting NEW children's books at our faculty and staff holiday luncheon (Thursday, December 21st). We are proud to be a part of the Family Reading Partnership’s (FRP) ongoing efforts to create a culture of literacy in our local area.

Through this simple yet powerful act, we can help to ensure children’s books are a special part of the the routines and traditions of family life for all children in our community. We know that books increase in value when they are given as gifts, especially when they come as part of the holidays, and as gifts from a parent.

Give the Gift of Family Reading is a children’s book drive for the holidays, designed to provide beautiful new books for parents of low-income families to give to their children as holiday gifts.

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I Brake for Shakespeare

Contributed by Greg Bostwick on 12/13/2006 

Need some inspiration to get through finals week? Try a healthy dose of Shakespeare.

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Michael Trotti, Professor in the History Department presented a paper titled “Public Executions as the Historical Context for Lynching” at the Southern Historical Association annual meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, November, 2006. He also organized this panel, titled “Race, Lynching, and Legal Executions in the South and Southwest.”

Asma Barlas Publishes

Contributed by Winsome Wade-Compton on 12/12/2006 

Asma Barlas, director of CSCRE and Professor of Politics, has published a chapter on "Women's Readings of the Qur'an," in The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an, edited by Jane McAuliffe and published by the University of Cambridge this month.

Prints and the Revolution is an exhibition of new photographic works by sixteen artists. The exhibition is independently organized and curated by the members of Ithaca College’s senior thesis photography class.

Prints and the Revolution
Club Euphoria
115 North Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 14, 6-10 p.m.
Further Viewing: December 15-17, 12-8 p.m.

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Temporary Bookstore Help

Contributed by Jane Ray on 12/12/2006 

Do you know someone in your family or in your neighborhood who would enjoy some challenging temporary work and some extra cash?

There are temporary positions available beginning Saturday, January 20, 2007, and continuing through Friday, January 26, 2007 in the IC Bookstore.

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Bruce Thompson, Assistant Professor of Physics, and Tayza Yeelin, a senior physics major, have published a paper entitled "Duplicity in 16 Piscium Confirmed from Its Occultation by 7 Iris on 2006 May 5" in the December issue of Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

The paper reports an observation of the minor planet Iris as it passed in front of the star 16 Piscium in the constellation Pisces. The analysis of the data shows that the star is really two stars of approximately equal magnitude. Their separation is too small to be observed by standard telescopic observations but was evident in the way that the light dimmed and reappeared during the event.

For bass vocalists who wish to audition for ICVJE, please note this correction to the original article posted 12/10/06.

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Please join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a farewell reception for Stephanie G. Adams.

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Caroline Cox, director of major gifts, has announced her retirement, following a 22-year career here at the College. Her last day in the office will be January 4, although she will continue to work as a consultant for the Division of Institutional Advancement.

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Holiday Dinner

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 12/11/2006 

Please join us on Tuesday, December 12th in all dining halls for a very special holiday dinner.

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Chanukah Party!

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 12/11/2006 

Chanukah Party

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Associate Professor Mara Alper’s documentary "Forgiveness" will be screened by the Victim Offender Mediation (VOM) program in the Prison Fellowship International in England & Wales and at the University of Oregon Conflict Resolution Services and Restorative Justice Program.

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Still need some last minute gift ideas? The Ithaca College Environmental Society (ICES) will be having a craft sale this week from Wednesday (12/13) through Friday (12/15), 9:00am-3:00pm each day in the Campus Center Lobby.

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Access to final grades

Contributed by Christopher Knauer on 12/11/2006 

Grades for the Fall 2006 semester will be available for students to view on HomerConnect (https://homerconnect.ithaca.edu/) on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at noon. Happy Holidays!

Packages that have not been picked up from the resident hall mail rooms, (except for College Circle) by Friday, December 15th will be moved to the Phillips Hall Post Office for pick up during exam week. The Phillips Hall Post Office is open 8- 4:30PM, Monday – Friday. If a package has been moved to Phillips Hall a blue card notification will be placed in your mail box. These packages will be forwarded to the permanent address on file if not picked up by Friday, December 22nd. . During exam week, mail will be delivered to all resident hall mail boxes, but the mail rooms (except for College Circle) will not be staffed.

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Need to Drive College Vehicles?

Contributed by Kristine Slaght on 12/11/2006 

If you are 21 years of age and need to drive College-owned or leased vehicles for a campus department or club during the spring semester, please register for a mandatory driver safety class. A ‘driver information form’ must also be completed.

Please register by visiting the Office of Risk Management in Job Hall, 3rd floor. For more information, please visit http://www.ithaca.edu/riskmanagement.

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