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 MS Walk Pump Up Week Next Week!

Contributed by Jessica Dillon on 04/11/2010 

 Join ICMSA for our many events during MS Walk Pump Up Week starting next Monday, April 19th! And don't forget to sign up for the walk on May 2nd at Ithaca High School at! If you would like to host an on site fundraiser or perform please email

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This Thursday April 15th in Textor 101 Habitat for Humanity is hosting a documentary screening called 'Hammer and Cycle', about a group of college graduates who biked across the U.S. to raise awareness about Habitat For Humanity. FREE PIZZA will be provided, come and eat a free lunch and watch a very interesting documentary!


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Habitat for Humanity at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Ithaca’s SSDP invites all students, faculty, staff, and the general public to come hear the Co-Founder of Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey, Jim Miller, share his amazing, heart-breaking, and inspirational stories as a medical marijuana advocate on Tuesday, April 13th at 7:30PM in Textor 101.


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Terrace residents: mark your calendars now for the second annual Terrace Rocks! Part II BBQ:

Sunday, May 2

5-7 pm

Terrace Quads



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On Tuesday the 13th in the North Foyer Active Minds will be hosting a "Lunchtime Playtime' during the lunch hour. Come take some time out to relax, play games, and hang out! We will have music and games! So bring your lunch and hang out with Active Minds!

This event is a part of StressOut Week, so be sure to come stop by the Active Minds table in the North Foyer all week!

Active Minds is an organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Active Minds at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

 Ithacan Named Best in Northeast

Contributed by Michael Serino on 04/11/2010 

 The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Ithacan the Best Non-Daily Newspaper in the Northeast region for 2009.

The paper received the First Place Mark of Excellence Award on April 10 at the SPJ's Region 1 spring conference at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York. It now goes on to compete against the winners in the other 11 SPJ regions for the national Mark of Excellence award, which will be announced at SPJ's national conference October 3–5 in Las Vegas.

This is the third year in a row The Ithacan has been named best in the Northeast by SPJ; two years ago the paper was ranked number two in the country.

In addition, the following students received awards for work published in The Ithacan in 2009:
Allison Wassink ”09: Second place, sports photography
Andy Swift ’09: Third place, feature story
Allison Usavage ’11: Third place, photo illustration

THURSDAY April 15th, free

11am - 1pm - Whalen #3102: Presser Rehearsal Hall (public)

  1pm - 2pm - Whalen #m101: Borg Warner Control Room (RSVP: 10 additional people maximum)

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There are a variety of courses, from labs to field classes, for those interested in indigenous cultures and the minor in NAMS.

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Jack Rossen (Anthropology) spoke in the "Science at Noon" Lecture Series at the Museum of Earth in Ithaca on April 10. His talk was titled "Cayuga Archaeology in Your Backyard."

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Are you interested in land preservation and management and wish to understand how to succesfully organize and manage conservation in a college setting? Do you enjoy spending time on the natural land of South Hill?

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Earth Day in Ithaca April 24th

Contributed by Dani Novak on 04/10/2010 

If you want to join in the Earth Day celebration in Ithaca and get involved with local community folks please call Debaura Dahl (607)564-9406 or Wally Woods (607)272-1312.  The event will happen at South Side community center and the theme for this year will be conversations and reflections and will also include Earth Day parade,  Costumes and Beautiful Connection to Mother Earth.

Link for more information

Need financial aid for summer 2010?  Read on!

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IC Hope, Ithaca College's Relay for Life team, challenges you to join us on Sunday, April 18th for our second annual Logan's Run 5K Race!  A major fundraiser for our Tompkins County Relay, Logan's Run has something for everyone...both runners and walkers can enjoy a challenging course around campus while contributing to the American Cancer Society.  Can you top last year's 18:11:9 record by Billy Way??! Please see details below...

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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.

WATER = LIFE ONLINE SUMMER COURSE (June 1 - July 2 session)

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The Partnership for Sustainability Education (PSE) coordinating team is offering four grants of $1,000 each for curriculum development initiatives in the area of sustainability, especially those that focus on the "social" element of the "triple bottom line". These mini-grants are intended to support curriculum development work being conducted this coming summer and/or fall to infuse sustainability-related content into Ithaca College courses. This year, the PSE is encouraging applications for curriculum development related to social justice issues. Online courses or module development are also given preference. The deadline for mini-grant funding proposals has been extended to Friday, April 16, 2010.

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Interested in a short term study abroad experience?


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Space is still available for the workshop: “IC” Our Vision…I’m Part of It.

At the all-college meeting in January, President Tom Rochon discussed our desire to become a learning organization, and how your professional development is key to that process.  The Office of Human Resources is offering 90-minute workshops to help employees:

♦ Create or enhance your Individual Development Plan
♦ Initiate more effective conversations with your supervisor
♦ Establish more meaningful goals
♦ Discuss our Guiding Principles

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If you are a faculty or staff member who has an interest in taking students overseas, we would like to invite you to attend an important workshop.  The Office of International Programs will be co-hosting, together with our affiliate IES (the Institute for the International Education of Students), a workshop entitled "Legal and Risk Management Issues Affecting International Programs" on April 22, 2010. 

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Did you know that the energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for four hours?



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BOC will be accepting applications for next year's executive board.

Applications will be available in the SAC on the third floor of campus center. All applications will be due back in the SAC by April 16th at 5 PM.

If you cannot pick up a physical copy and would like to apply, please email for the application.

All positions are open. See application for details.

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