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Holiday Pay Distribution

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/15/2006 

The final pay date of 2006 for bi-weekly and semi-monthly employees is Friday, December 29th.

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Toastmasters at Longview 12/19

Contributed by Drew Hatton on 12/15/2006 

The Ithaca College Toastmasters will be visiting Longview for our December 19th meeting.

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Raymond Ghirardo (Professor, Art) and Megan Roberts (Associate Professor, TV-R) were selected as Artists- in Residence at Everglades National Park (December - January 2006-07)

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The National Science Foundation hereby awards a grant of $150,000 to Ithaca College for support of "Creating a Performance-Based Physics Program for Introductory Physics and Astronomy Classes Using the SCALE-UP Model of Teaching Physics," which is under the direction of Prof. Michael Rogers and Prof. Luke Keller, Department of Physics.

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Fitness Center Intercession Hours

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 12/14/2006 

Please note the Fitness Center hours during intercession.

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The open swim hours will be slightly different for finals week.

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Spring crew for men and women

Contributed by Becky Robinson on 12/14/2006 

The men's and women's varsity and novice crews are looking for prospects for the 2007 spring season. No previous rowing experience is necessary. There will be an organizational meeting on Friday, January 26, at 5:00 pm in Hill Center room #58.

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This is advance notice. Members of the IC campus community are invited to submit proposals for a new round of review for the New Initiatives Fund.

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Mark this date….JUNE 9, 2007….that is the date for the 2007 IC Family Picnic.

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Jewish Studies Student Grants

Contributed by Rebecca Lesses on 12/13/2006 

The Jewish Studies Steering Committee invites grant applications from students who are engaged in projects, courses or other activities related to the study of Jewish history, culture or religion and connected directly or indirectly with an academic program at Ithaca College.

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IC Gives the Gift of Reading

Contributed by Michael McGreevey on 12/13/2006 

Ithaca College is pleased to contine our tradition of collecting NEW children's books at our faculty and staff holiday luncheon (Thursday, December 21st). We are proud to be a part of the Family Reading Partnership’s (FRP) ongoing efforts to create a culture of literacy in our local area.

Through this simple yet powerful act, we can help to ensure children’s books are a special part of the the routines and traditions of family life for all children in our community. We know that books increase in value when they are given as gifts, especially when they come as part of the holidays, and as gifts from a parent.

Give the Gift of Family Reading is a children’s book drive for the holidays, designed to provide beautiful new books for parents of low-income families to give to their children as holiday gifts.

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I Brake for Shakespeare

Contributed by Greg Bostwick on 12/13/2006 

Need some inspiration to get through finals week? Try a healthy dose of Shakespeare.

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Michael Trotti, Professor in the History Department presented a paper titled “Public Executions as the Historical Context for Lynching” at the Southern Historical Association annual meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, November, 2006. He also organized this panel, titled “Race, Lynching, and Legal Executions in the South and Southwest.”

Asma Barlas Publishes

Contributed by Winsome Wade-Compton on 12/12/2006 

Asma Barlas, director of CSCRE and Professor of Politics, has published a chapter on "Women's Readings of the Qur'an," in The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an, edited by Jane McAuliffe and published by the University of Cambridge this month.

Prints and the Revolution is an exhibition of new photographic works by sixteen artists. The exhibition is independently organized and curated by the members of Ithaca College’s senior thesis photography class.

Prints and the Revolution
Club Euphoria
115 North Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 14, 6-10 p.m.
Further Viewing: December 15-17, 12-8 p.m.

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Temporary Bookstore Help

Contributed by Jane Ray on 12/12/2006 

Do you know someone in your family or in your neighborhood who would enjoy some challenging temporary work and some extra cash?

There are temporary positions available beginning Saturday, January 20, 2007, and continuing through Friday, January 26, 2007 in the IC Bookstore.

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Bruce Thompson, Assistant Professor of Physics, and Tayza Yeelin, a senior physics major, have published a paper entitled "Duplicity in 16 Piscium Confirmed from Its Occultation by 7 Iris on 2006 May 5" in the December issue of Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

The paper reports an observation of the minor planet Iris as it passed in front of the star 16 Piscium in the constellation Pisces. The analysis of the data shows that the star is really two stars of approximately equal magnitude. Their separation is too small to be observed by standard telescopic observations but was evident in the way that the light dimmed and reappeared during the event.

For bass vocalists who wish to audition for ICVJE, please note this correction to the original article posted 12/10/06.

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Please join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a farewell reception for Stephanie G. Adams.

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Caroline Cox, director of major gifts, has announced her retirement, following a 22-year career here at the College. Her last day in the office will be January 4, although she will continue to work as a consultant for the Division of Institutional Advancement.

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