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On Tuesday, November 3rd, at 4:00pm in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112, the Sustainability Café will feature Bill Kern ’04 presenting on “Harvesting the Power of Grassroots Organizing.”

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Budget planning for 2010/2011 is upon us and there is positive news from the United States Postal Service about postage rates for the classes of mail used most frequently by Ithaca College. 

The Postmaster General announced last week that First class postage rates, Non-profit and Periodical postage would not be increased in May 2010. In previous years the rate increases for these mail classes were announced in February and would be implemented in May of that year. The next potential increase to these classes of mail would be in 2011. 

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The online budget process for fiscal year 2010/2011 is now open and available for review and editing of operating budgets.

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Loft Requests

Contributed by Ryan Salisbury on 10/28/2009 

Starting Monday, November 2nd, the Office of Facilities will begin accepting loft requests.

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Want to have an experience you'll never forget?

Alternative Spring Break is accepting applications now until November 6th. 
Sites include Washington D.C., Kentucky, West Virginia, New Orleans and North Carolina.

Meet new people and participate in helping others from March 12-21, 2010.

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Professor James Pfrehm, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures gave two presentations on the use of technology in the classroom at the University of Virginia on October 23-24.

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Applications are now available for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program, which offers graduating seniors and recent alumni the opportunity to serve as research assistants for senior associates working on a variety of projects. Junior Fellows work for one full year (August through July) immediately following their graduation from college. Positions are paid, offering a salary and full benefits package. 

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The eccentric electronics mastermind brings his highly participatory show to Emerson Suites on the 15th! Tickets are just $10 for students and ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE! at

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The Nathan L. Lewis Memorial Scholarship has been generously created by Robert S. Lewis and his family in honor and memory of his father, Nathan L. Lewis. This scholarship is for a student who has studied in a Jewish day school for a minimum of four years and a maximum of 12 years, and who has demonstrated financial need.

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Accounting Professors Jeff Lippitt, Eric Lewis and Joanne Burress published an article on "The Use of Earnings Capitalization in the Valuation of Growing Firms," in the most recent issue of the Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis. This is a prestigious journal in its field.


The French horn duo "MirrorImage" --  Michelle Stebleton and Lisa Bontrager, with Tomoko Kamanaru at the piano -- will present a free concert on Tuesday, November 3 at 8:15 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.  Works from their upcoming compact disc project, “Safari” will be featured, along with commissions for the ensemble by Paul Basler, Ray Chase, and Larry Lowe.  Also on the program are several opera arrangements by Ray Chase, which have been recorded on the ensemble’s recent compact disc release, “MirrorImage at the Opera,” on MSR Classics.



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Violinist Susan Waterbury will present a free recital at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 1 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall at Ithaca College. Pianist Jeffery Meyer and narrator Mary Alice Dillman will collaborate. Besides the children’s classic “Ferdinand the Bull,” music of Ravel, Beethoven, and Lutoslawski is on the program.

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Every year at this time, the Office of Conference and Event Services works with the Office of Dining Services to project catering costs for the following year.

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Considering applying for Teach For America? Today, October 28th is the time to do it! All it takes is a resume and 500 word letter of intent (The application itself it non-binding).  While there are two other application periods, submitting earlier is recommended.

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Your online image is important. Did you know that 83% of employers use the internet to find more information about potential employees? What will they find out about you?

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Thursday, October 29, 2009, 7:30 p.m., Emerson A. Dr. Gordon J. Horwitz will speak on "Ghettostadt: Łódź and the Making of a Nazi City."

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Public Viewing night, Friday, October 30th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Go Purple Day!

Contributed by Joy Kucinkas on 10/28/2009 

Wear PURPLE on Thursday October 29 to Support Awareness of Domestic Violence and win a vibrator!

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Thursday, October 29th is Go Purple Day!  Show that you know domestic violence is a problem and that you are committed to supporting healthy relationships in your life and in the lives of those you love!

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will host a double feature on Thursday, November 5, in Textor 101. Two films will be screened: Mother/Country at 7 pm, and Black Sheep at 7:30 pm.

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