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The Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee is hosting a Winter Photo Contest all this month. The winner will receieve a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore and have their photo displayed in CNS and on the ICNL website.

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IES Study Abroad Info Session

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 02/27/2010 

Are you interested in studying abroad? IES (The Institute for the International Education of Students) is one of Ithaca College's affiliated study abroad providers, and a representative of IES will be on campus on Thursday, March 4 to meet with students and provide further information about the IES study abroad options. A free pizza lunch will be provided!

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There will be an informational meeting about the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship on Tuesday, March 2, from 12:10-1:00 in Hill Center 57.  The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. 

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Come join members of the NMC Campus Advisory Board for any of the following open and informal discussions of the six technology trends highlighted in the New Media Consortium's 2010 Horizon Report. The Horizon Project's goal is to chart the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. The focus of the discussion will be to brainstorm the implications for Ithaca College now and in the future.

The first discussion is on Mobile Computing on Thursday, March 4,  3:30 – 4:30 pm, facilitated by Mark Hine, (Library Conference Room, 3rd Floor)

It would be helpful if participants read through the section of the report on Mobile Computing.

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Pre-VET Meeting: Tuesday, March 2

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 02/26/2010 

12:10 p.m.
CNS 115


Contact Samantha Corrado with any questions.

The testing agency has just opened up registration for the June-September tests. 

If you plan on taking the test during that time, register soon in order to get the testing time and site of your choice.

The open presentation by Dr. Diane Gayeski, finalist for the Park School of Communications Dean, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 2, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in Emerson A.  The presentation will be followed by a reception.

The members of the First-Year Experience Coordinating Committee, once again, would like to invite all first-year students to attend a series of events designed to highlight the wonderful speakers, films, athletics and performances that happen on our campus all year long!

After a successful fall semester of featured events, we're happy to announce a few more from our list of FYE featured events that are coming up:

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IC Fit Kids Informational Meeting

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 02/26/2010 

*IC Fit Kids-  Informational Meeting  *

IC parents are invited to the Wellness Clinic, CHS 302, on Thursday, March 4th from Noon-1pm to learn more about the IC Fit Kids program. IC Fit Kids is an after-school program that provides structured, supervised exercise and lifestyle education to help your children meet whatever goals they may have from general fitness to weight managment to sports performance.  Bring your lunch and learn about this fun, motivating, and affordable program your kids can't miss out on. You can even sign up at the meeting to reserve a  spot.

Please join us in the Handwerker Gallery at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, for "Tea with Palin," the first Tuesday Salon of the semester.  Marty Brownstein, associate professor of Politics, will lead a discussion exploring the impact of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement on contemporary politics.

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Due to travel challenges posed by today's weather, the Mock Interview Day interviews and panel presentation will be cancelled.

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 Ithaca College’s Department of Sociology has been selected by the Eastern Sociological Society to host Naomi Gerstel, the 2009-2010 Distinguished Robin Williams Lecturer.  Stephen Sweet (Associate Professor of Sociology) will coordinate Dr. Gerstel’s visit to the Ithaca College Campus in Fall 2010.


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Because of the road conditions around the area and on campus this morning, Ithaca College will have a delayed opening on Friday, February 26. The opening time for offices will be 9:30 a.m. and the start of classes will be 10:00 a.m. Essential personnel are requested to report to work at their normal times, if possible.

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Why deal with all this snow if you haven't played in the gorges? If you haven't experienced Ithaca in the summer, well, you just haven't experienced ITHACA!"

Stay. Work. Play.

Experience Ithaca this summer by taking a course on-campus or around town.

Have to be home this summer? Take a course online in one of IC's intensive 2-week or 5-week formats.

Register NOW for summer courses through HomerConnect.

Review the full course schedule.

For additional information e-mail the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies at or call 607-274-3143.


Shabbat Services Revamped

Contributed by Rachel Berger on 02/25/2010 

Students asked and Hillel delivers - not one, but two Shabbat services! This week, in reponse to your requests we will have both Reform and Conservative services. The Reform service will be led by our own Cantor Abbe Lyons using the new Reform prayerbook, Mishkan T'filah.  The Conservative service will be student led. We will all join together at the end for wine and challah.  If you have been waiting to see a Reform service happen, this week's Shabbat is for you! Services will begin at 6pm in Muller Chapel this Friday Feb. 26th.  See you there!

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Get ready for more IM!

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How? By completing the Core Alcohol & Other Drug survey online. It will take only 15-20 minutes.

When? Check your inbox this Sunday, February 28th for an email from the Core Institute. The email will contain the survey link.

Why? The survey results will guide the IC Center for Health Promotion's prevention and education efforts. A year of NetFlix is a $160 value! The second place prize is a 6 month subscription, valued at $84.

The Core Survey is sponsored by the IC Center for Health Promotion and is voluntary and confidential. The survey link will be sent to a random sample of 3000 IC undergraduates. When you complete the survey, your email address is separated from your responses and automatically entered into the drawing. The drawing will take place on March 15, 2010, and winners will be notified by email.

For more information about the Center for Health Promotion, visit

The On the Verge staged reading of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, originally scheduled for Thursday, February 25th, has been postponed because of the weather.  The reading will take place on Sunday, February 28th, at 8 p.m., in Studio 4, Dillingham Center.

The recital scheduled for Thursday, February 25 has been postponed due to weather; watch the concert calendar for news of the rescheduled date.

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