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Commencement 2009 Ushers

Contributed by Suzanne Smith on 03/31/2009 

Submitted on behalf of Rory Rothman, associate vice president for student affairs and campus life.

Ithaca College Staff Members:

On Sunday, May 17, Ithaca College's 114th Commencement exercises will be held. Many of us have had daily contact with the fine young men and women of the 2009 graduating class, and have played an important role in their experience at Ithaca College.

To ensure that the Commencement exercises are carried out in an orderly, distinguished manner, we are requesting your help to serve as an usher. This function is vital as many guests are not familiar with the College, its buildings, and their locations. Duties will vary according to your specific assignment. Program distribution, guest seating, answering questions and giving directions are all things that you could be called upon to do to help maintain a dignified and orderly ceremony.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will conclude the 2008-9 season with a double feature screening of In God’s House: Asian American Lesbian and Gay Families in the Church and Coming Out Coming In. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102.

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The Faculty Excellence Award nomination deadline has been extended until Friday, April 3, 2009.

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On Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of Egbert Hall, alumna Kristen Britain '87 will return to Ithaca College to give a reading of her fiction and talk about the art of fantasy writing.

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The event "Blood on the Flag: Local Civil Disobedience" will present several short films and commentaries about anti-war civil disobedience by Ithacans on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. in Friends Hall 309.

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FLEFF Film: Drying up Palestine

Contributed by Beth Harris on 03/30/2009 

Drying up Palestine
Thursday, April 2

7:00-9:00 p.m., Williams 218

"Drying up Palestine is a portrait of the stresses and strains imposed on Palestinian society by Israel's almost total control over access to water and sewage facilities in the West Bank, told in the words of ordinary people. It is a compelling picture of the impact of military occupation on everyday life."

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The Power of Poetry

Contributed by Beth Harris on 03/30/2009 

Monday, March 30
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Williams 221

Jennifer D. Klein will discuss her experiences teaching poetry at An-Najah University in the West Bank, Palestine, and share the work of both her Palestinian and American students. This presentation will explore the realities of Palestinian life under occupation, and show how poetry can promote a creative space for political discussion that transcends cultural boundaries and ideological differences.

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Want an interesting job that looks great on your resume? Want to work in a place where you learn new things every day? Now is the time to apply to Information Technology Services (ITS).

ITS employs over 120 student staff in 15 different technology fields. If you are interested in computers and people, we probably have a job for you.

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Celebrate Asia Month in April!

Contributed by Tiffany Cheng on 03/30/2009 

April is Asia Month and we have events lined up for you each week!

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Did China Discover the Americas?

Contributed by Tiffany Cheng on 03/30/2009 

Historian Charlotte Harris Rees has maps that suggests that perhaps Columbus never discovered the Americas and that it was really the Chinese.

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The Student Psychology Association Speaker Series presents Professor James Cutting on April 8th, from 5:30-6:30 in Textor 101!

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"Just Dance" will be held on April 17th, from 8pm- 12am in the Mondo Gym of the Fitness Center!!!!

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2nd Bisexual Group Meeting Wednesday April 1st from 7-10PM in Williams 221. We will be watching and discussing the movie Kinsey, which talks about the continuum of human sexuality.

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Hey IC students! Do you want to learn more about your future career while helping your peers? The Office of Career Services is looking for motivated and creative students to serve as Peer Career Advisors for the 2009-2010 academic year.

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"How SUITE It Is!"

Contributed by Charleen Heidt on 03/30/2009 

... in the summer in ITHACA!

Check out our exciting new "SUITE" of related courses that make up the new Event Planning/Creative Economies Summer Program!

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ITS is pleased to announce that some iTunes U content is now publicly available to the world!

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Ball For A Cause!

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The Faculty Excellence Award Nomination deadline has been extended until Friday, April 3, 2009.

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Join IC Math Club & Other Realms on Thursday, April 9th from 7-10pm at IC Square for an evening filled with board games, card games, and various puzzles!

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"Get Your KICKS on Route 96!"

Contributed by Charleen Heidt on 03/30/2009 

(Credits optional.)

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