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Every year, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures organizes a very special event called, "Our Languages, Our Cultures: A Celebration." This year, the event has been scheduled for Monday, May 3rd, from 4:30-6:00pm in the Clark Lounge. We come together to perform music, skits and poetry. During this celebration, we will give out our Outstanding Student of the Year Award as well as certificates of merit to some very wonderful students. Finally, we will honor our graduating seniors. Please come to celebrate! Light refreshments will be available.

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 Come join the Arabic Club this Tuesday, May 4th from noon to 1:30 PM on the Academic Quad to get a cool henna tattoo! Learn about this fun tradition and help support Ithaca College's Arabic Club at the same time!

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Then submit a show proposal to IC Shakespeare!

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Bella U Women's Jewelry

Contributed by Rick Watson on 05/01/2010 

The Bookstore will be hosting Bella U on Tuesday, May 4th, from 10:00am - 4:00pm and Wednesday, May 5th, from 9:00am - 4:00pm. 

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No Pressure Blood Pressure

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 05/01/2010 

The next No Pressure Blood Pressure screening will be held today, Wednesday, May 5, 2010. See the schedule below to know when to expect students in your building.

8:00-9:00: Center for Health Sciences, Smiddy Hall, Peggy Ryan Williams Center, Ceracche Center

9:00-10:00: Physical Plant, General Services, Public Safety

10:00-11:00: Hill Center, Gannett Center, Whalen Center

11:00-noon: Dillingham Center, Friends Hall, Job

Noon-1:00: Campus Center, Hammond Health Center, Fitness Center

1:00-2:00: Textor Hall, Muller Faculty Center, Bookstore, Williams Hall

2:00-3:00: Center for Natural Sciences, Park Hall, Administrative Annex

3:00-4:00: Towers, Terraces, Alumni Hall

No pressure!


Finals Survival Package

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 05/01/2010 

Attention students, faculty, and staff: the Finals Survival Package is now available through the Gifts from Home program.

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 Premium Blend's Block IV Concert!

Contributed by Daria Harper on 04/30/2010 

THE TIME HAS COME for your favorite all-female a cappella group, Premium Blend, to perform their last concert of the 2009-2010 year! Join the ladies of Premium Blend as they sing GREAT music, celebrate their CARA Nomination and spot on CASA's Top 10 Female Albums of 2010 list, and say goodbye to their five amazing seniors!


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Between April 20-24, 2010, the College Sport Research Institute Conference held on the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill campus was the destination of choice for a group of 10 students and Dr. Staurowsky.   While at the Conference, students had an opportunity to attend sessions, compete in a case study competition, and meet scholars and students from around the country.  

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A team of four sport management majors – Jon Gregory ’10, Greg Lewinter ’11, Robb Pearson ’11, and  Jason Young ’12 – traveled to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to participate in a case study competition April 22-24, 2010. Competing against teams from Coastal Carolina University,  Duquesne University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania,  Loras College, Nebraska-Wesleyan University,  Nichols College, St. Leo University, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Ithaca placed second after two days of intense competition.  

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I am pleased to announce that Nancy Pringle, Vice President and General Counsel, has agreed to chair the committee that will search for a new permanent provost as a replacement for Kathleen Rountree.

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After thorough evaluation and testing, ITS is now supporting Mozilla Thunderbird 3 for Windows and recommends that all Thunderbird users upgrade to the new version.

Thunderbird 3 has several new features including tab-style messaging, improved search capabilities, new toolbar options, attachment reminders and more. Our one-page upgrade guide provides detailed steps for upgrading from Thunderbird 2 to 3, as well as information about other resources for learning all about the new version.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence, the Faculty Development Committee, and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the program for the upcoming Spring Faculty Conference.

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During this lunch-and-learn you will learn to integrate the basic principles of mindfulness meditation practice into your learning and work environment. There will also be a short guided meditation session.

In only 10 minutes you will discover that you can create a more focused and calmer mind just by breathing in and breathing out… 

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IC Fit Kids

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 04/30/2010 

Please help us get your kids active and fit. This short 10 question 
survey will allow us to make the IC Fit Kids program more accessible 
and beneficial to your child's health.

Thanks very much.

The Campus Life Award is given each year to a select group of graduating seniors in order to recognize their outstanding contributions to the Ithaca College community through participation and involvement in campus life. Over the years this award has become a coveted goal and valued honor. In order to be nominated for this prestigious award, students must have been extensively involved in a number of areas of campus life and have demonstrated significant leadership abilities and accomplishments.

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Please join us in the Handwerker Gallery at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, for “Fashion Politics,” the final Tuesday Salon of the semester.  Jennifer Germann, assistant professor of art history, will lead a discussion exploring the intersection of fashion, politics, and gender.

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There are so many things to do as the semester ends, don’t forget about your mail! We offer the following suggestions to help provide continuity in your mail-related services.

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Posted on behalf of Dean Tanya Saunders, Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

Asma Barlas, professor of politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, has published a chapter, “Embodying Islam and Muslims: Religious and Secular Inscriptions,” in The Body Unbound: Philosophical Perspectives on Politics, Embodiment and Religion.  The book, edited by Marius Timmann Mjaaland, Ola Sigurdson, and Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir, has just been released by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Asma Barlas, professor of politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, gave the keynote address at the Festival of Friendship dinner by the Ottawa Muslim Women's Organization on April 25th.  The dinner, which was attended by about 400 people, is hosted annually by OMWO, a religious, non-profit and charitable Canadian organization.

Members of the Do Anything Nice Organization are looking for enthusiastic leaders to help carry on the organization next semester.

D.A.N  mission is to promote the value of kindness through student action. We aim to build long standing movements of social change.

The organization will be holding a planning meeting next week.  Food will be served! If you interested in helping out or learning more about the club, please email

with times you will be available to meet!