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The first debate of vice presidential candidates Joseph Biden and Sarah Palin is scheduled to take place at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2. Come with your friends and watch together at the viewing location in IC Square, set up by the Election 2008 registration and education team.

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Scholar in residence John Confer directed a seminar on managing for biological stability in the Park Preservation System, a portion of the New York State Parks. The one-hour presentation was part of the 10th anniversary of the creation of Sterling Forest State Park, and was presented at the park on September 28.

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The voter registration deadlines for most states are quickly approaching.

Pennsylvania's deadline is October 6, New York is October 10, New Jersey is October 14, and Massachusetts and Connecticut are October 15.

Don't miss your chance to influence the November presidential election. Register to vote now!

Forms must be postmarked by the deadline date. Remember, Ithaca College will mail voter registration forms for students, so drop off your completed form at 340 Egbert Hall by noon for it to be postmarked on that date.

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This year's selected speaker, Shelby Knox, will address new students on Wednesday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. All are welcome to attend.

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Is there an AED (automated external defibrillator) in your building on campus and you don't know how to use it?

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Holiday Time in NYC

Contributed by Kasey J. Spada on 09/30/2008 

Other than sitting by the fireplace with your friends and family, where else is the best place to be at holiday time? NEW YORK CITY!

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Wendy Herbener Mehne, professor of flute at the Ithaca College School of Music, will give a free flute recital on Sunday, October 5, at 4:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

She will be assisted by pianist Diane Birr and flutist Kelly Covert. Music of Clarke, Doppler, Bach, and Mower is on the program.

The Guarneri Quartet will open the yearlong Ithaca College Concerts season, "Ensembles Great and Small," with a stop on its farewell tour, Friday, October 3. The performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The program will include string quartets by Bartok and Mozart, as well as Dvorak's "American" quartet.

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What were the effects of federal, state, and local housing policies in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina? Who was responsible for the displacement of tens of thousands of African Americans in New Orleans?

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Wednesday, October 8
New England College of Optometry
4:00 p.m., CNS 115.

Thinking of Optometry as a career? Join Dr. Walter Potaznick, O.D., Associate Professor of the New England College of Optometry. He will outline the graduate program pre-requisites and discusses career opportunities in the Optometry profession.

PIZZA will be provided.

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Are you the next Ithaca Idol?

Contributed by Tiffani Ziemann on 09/30/2008 

Have a song stuck in your head you canít stop singing, especially in the shower?
Then you are definitely a candidate!

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Students interested in Spring 2009 research in the Biology Department must attend the

Mandatory Informational Meeting with Faculty

Thursday, October 9
CNS 1st Floor Foyer
4:00 PM

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Thomas Dunn will be the first on-campus candidate for the director of public safety position. His open forum will be this Thursday, October 2, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Ithaca Falls Room of the Campus Center. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to participate.

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Each year, the board of trustees affords a number of faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to join them for lunch. The purpose of the luncheon is for trustees to have an opportunity to interact with and hear what is of interest to those attending -- there is no agenda per se.

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Each year, the board of trustees affords a number of faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to join them for lunch.

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Are you interested in helping out with this year's Senior Week? Apply for the position of junior co-chair now!

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Ithaca College Television (ICTV) is a finalist in 10 categories in this year's Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards. ICTV received the most nominations of any school; Central Michigan University received the second most with 4 nominations.

The awards will be given out on October 31 in Kansas City.

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The deadline for the T-shirt design submissions has been extended to Monday, October 6. Create a math-related illustration or cartoon, or even contribute funny quotes and jokes to be printed on T-shirts to show your math pride! The submitter of the winning design will receive a free T-shirt!

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Contributed on behalf of Mark Coldren, associate vice president for human resources.

To assist with planning for the upcoming holiday break, there are a few changes to be announced.

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5th Annual Habi-Dash 5K

Contributed by Jeffrey Goodwin on 09/30/2008 

Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring the 5th annual Habi-dash 5k run on Sunday, October 5th at 11am. The race starts on the Butterfield Stadium track.

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