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When It's Time To Help A Friend

Contributed by LeBron Rankins on 04/06/2010 


When you’re concerned about a friend’s well-being, you don’t have to be afraid of hurting your friend’s feelings, making things worse, or not knowing what to say.  Attend a Pathways training to increase your confidence in being able to help a friend, or anyone else.


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Business Etiquette doesn’t have to be complicated, but there are certainly some bad manners that can be easily avoided at business meetings, conferences, business dinners and receptions.  Avoid these 3 meeting etiquette errors and you’ll be off to a great start!

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A few months ago I encountered the following book on the web:
Not Guilty  - Undoing the Illusion of Separate Existence  and it literary transformed my life.  I  went to see the author in Wisconsin and she agreed to give a workshop at Ithaca College on Saturday June 12, 2010.  I prepared a Registration form for the workshop.

The essence of the workshop is to help us let go of the illusion of separate existence that most of us believe in.   Sounds funny?  It is true.  We are all one but most of us do not know it.

The workshop will run from 9:00 till 5:00 in Williams 302 and will be free.  It is recommended that you look at the book before.

Don't Be Afraid To Help

Contributed by LeBron Rankins on 04/05/2010 

Reaching out to someone in distress can be life-saving and scary.  Therefore, consider attending a Pathways training and learn how you can help reduce the incidence of crises in our community by building confidence and skills to reach out to those in distress.

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Best-selling science author Jonah Lehrer will deliver the annual C. P. Snow Lecture on Tuesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Textor 102.  This talk will look at the work of successful artists in order to learn about human nature and the quirks of the brain.

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Calling all SUPERHEROES!!

Contributed by Katherine Fields on 04/05/2010 


Do you work on campus?

Do you like free food?

Do you like winning prizes?

Do you like superheroes?


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The Chi Xi chapter of Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) was installed at Ithaca College in 1992 and has more than 200,000 past and present members. Founded in 1922 at Oklahoma City University, TriBeta has evolved to become a nationally recognized professional honor society whose purposes are to promote scholarship in the biological sciences, growth in biological knowledge and to encourage research.

The Induction Ceremony will be held:
April 8,
5:00 p.m., CNS 112
Refreshments provided.

All are welcome Your support of their honor is appreciated.

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When:  Tuesday, 13 April 2010 

Where:  HR Training Room, GL052 Peggy R. Williams Center 

Time:  11:15 – 12:00 p.m. or 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. 

Why:  Check out the program, meet our leader, and join the group! 

Attending the Open House is the perfect time to meet our leader, Samarra (She’s fantastic!), and learn how Weight Watchers can help you reach your goals. And what could be more convenient than meeting here on campus?

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            The ongoing series of blogs, user-generated contests and special events that form Ithaca College’s Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) will continue on Sunday, April 11, as FLEFF partners with Buffalo Street Books to present a reading by renowned fiction writer Sorayya Khan. Beginning at 4 p.m. at Buffalo Street Books in the DeWitt Mall in Ithaca, the free event will include offering complimentary copies of Khan’s second novel “Five Queen’s Road” to the first 10 people to come to the reading.

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Kathleen Rountree has informed me that she intends to resign as provost effective May 31, 2010, and take up her tenured position as a full professor in the School of Music. 

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Join us for this week’s exciting events!

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Homer (Banner) Upgrade in June

Contributed by Brian Scholten on 04/05/2010 

The College’s administrative student information system (Homer), interactive web-based module (HomerConnect), and myIthaca will be undergoing an upgrade in June. All three systems will be unavailable beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 10 through the morning of Monday, June 14 while the conversion to these upgraded systems takes place.

The Banner Implementation Team appreciates your understanding and cooperation during this period of time in which Homer, HomerConnect, and myIthaca are temporarily inaccessible. The dates chosen are those that will have minimal impact on most of the campus. This upgrade is necessary in order to modernize our student information system and ensure that we can continue to conduct business with the Homer system.


Filmmaker and historian Judy Richardson will give two free public presentations at Ithaca College on Thursday, April 8. At 4 p.m. in Textor 101 she will screen and answers questions about her newest film, “Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968.” At 7 p.m. in Textor 102 she will deliver the History Department's annual Marjorie Fortunoff Mayrock Lecture, “From ‘Eyes on the Prize’ to ‘Scarred Justice’: Interpreting the Civil Rights Movement through Film.”


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On Thursday, April 8 at 8:15 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall, the Ithaca Wind Quintet will join forces with members of the Pennsylvania Quintet for a free concert.  The Pennsylvania ensemble will be joined by pianist Enrico Elisi for the Mozart quintet for piano and winds; the Ithaca group will perform music of Paquito D'Rivera, and the two ensembles will combine for the Charles Gounod Petite Symphonie. 

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Violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner will give this year’s Louis K. Thaler Concert Violinist Series performance at Ithaca College on Friday, April 9. The free concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The program will included sonatas and sonatinas by Mozart and Schubert.

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Vera John-Steiner, PhD., Presidential Professor of Linguistics and Education at the University of New Mexico, will present “Creativity & Interdisciplinary” in Clark Lounge, Campus Center, on April 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m.


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Dear Campus Community Member,

In an effort to evaluate the dining needs of Ithaca College, you are invited to participate in a market research survey regarding campus dining operations. Information compiled from this survey will be utilized to guide program improvements and enhancements.

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Tuesday April 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm in CNS 208, the monthly meeting of the Finger Lakes Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association. All people with an interest in archaeology are welcome!

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On March 5-6 Professor Katharine Kittredge of the English Department and her students, Samantha Hewitt and Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder traveled to Dublin, Ireland to present at the “Sound, Image, Text” conference sponsored by the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature.

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