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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!

Wind down before finals and come join us for our last special event of the semester!!

From 8 - 10 PM TONIGHT, Friday April 30th, the Mondo Gym in the Fitness Center will be transformed into a laser tag arena!

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The 7th Annual Women Swimmin' for Hospicare.

Stay in Ithaca this summer and train for one of the season's local highlights - a 1.2 mile swim across Cayuga Lake completed en mass by 300 women in support of Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County. Registration opens May 3, 2010. Spots fill up fast. So if you plan to stay, study and play in Ithaca this summer, consider swimming and/or showing your support.

Stay in ITHACA this summer. You don't know what you're missing!

For additional information about IC's summer session courses, e-mail the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies at or call 607-274-3529.

Download the full Summer Session schedule in an easy-to-read pdf.

Online or on the lake!

Register for summer sessions today through HomerConnect.

I work as a Math teacher at Ithaca College.
In the Fall of 2010 I will be coordinating weekly inquiry sessions based on the book "Not Guilty" by Yaani Drucker.   The purpose of the course is to awaken us to our True Self.  The course is based on the book that is freely available on the web but you can also buy it from Amazon.  See:  After I find out who is interested I will reserve a room at Ithaca College and coordinate a time.

If you are interested please fill the form:

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The main ITS public labs will follow the regular academic schedule until Friday, May 14. Please see our public labs website for details. CHS will be open additional hours on Saturday 5/1 and Saturday 5/8 from 12pm-5pm.

The Student Computer Repair Center will be closing for the semester on Monday, May 10. The last day to receive Apple or Dell warranty repairs will be 5pm on Friday, April 30. The last day to receive non-warranty repairs will be 8pm on Monday, May 10.

ITS is pleased to offer a brand new workshop on using Adobe Acrobat Professional to create electronic forms, called "Acrobat: Creating Forms." This workshop will show you how to use Adobe Acrobat’s built-in form wizard tools to create simple, accessible PDF forms. You will get hands-on practice building your own form using elements such as text fields, list boxes, radio buttons, and check boxes. Methods of submitting and distributing forms also will be covered. To register online instantly for this new ITS workshop, click the link below:

Acrobat: Creating Forms

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Attention all Terrace residents! Join us for our end of the year BBQ:

Sunday, May 2

5-7 pm

Terrace Quad

All Terrace residents welcomed.

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The Office of Risk Management is checking to see what interest there would be in having one more Student Driver Class between now and the end of May.  Please let us know ASAP if you have a student who needs the class.  If there are enough students interested we will make arrangements to schedule another class.  Please call us at 607-274-3285.  Thank You.

Each day begins at 4:00 p.m.
Center for Natural Sciences 112

This course involves original research at the leading edge of an important and growing area.  The answers to the questions we are asking are unknown at present. Some students may end up co-authoring papers in scientific journals based on their research and others will go on to give posters or presentations at scientific meetings.

View the Schedule and Presentation Titles (.pdf)

Refreshments served 3:40 p.m. in CNS first-floor lobby. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reuse, reduce, recycle

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Stop by the Pub starting at 5:30pm on Wednesday, May 5th for all you can eat wings! Cost is $5 per person for all the wings you can handle from all the best vendors around Ithaca.

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 Short Projects in Animation (CNPH 21600-01)

Summer Session, May 17-28
3 Credits
Prof. Jason Harrington

This is an intensive, hands-on introduction to the world of animation.  We’ll be making several short films as a group, experimenting with different 2D techniques as well as 3D stop motion and claymation.  Bring your dirty cloths, paintbrushes and your laptop computers (optional) to explore all the exiting ways you can bring images to life!  No art or animation experience required.


Death by Doorknob! Students in the Roy H. Park School of Communications took on the challenge of producing a film in which a character dies from a doorknob. This year’s Golden Doorknob Film Screening and Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium.

Why a doorknob? Ithaca College professor emeritus of cinema and photography Gustav "Skip" Landen (1924 -2009) started the Golden Doorknob competition in 1970 and continued it until his retirement in 1991. Back in those days the films were silent, black and white, and all of the Park School's film students had the assignment: make a very short film that presents the most imaginative way to kill someone with a doorknob.

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Students will lead both Reform and Conservadox Kabbalat Shabbat services this Friday at 6pm, Muller Chapel, followed by Shabbat Dinner at Terrace Dining Hall Balcony.  

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 Fridays at noon, Phillips Room, Muller Chapel April 30 and May 7

All levels of Hebrew are welcome!


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STAND Trivia Night!

Contributed by Daniel Sitts on 04/29/2010 

Come win a gift certificate to Ithaca Bakery!

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Professor Barney Beins has co-edited a book on the scholarship of teaching and learning in the psychology major. The book is entitled Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases, and Recommendations and was published by Oxford University Press.

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This is your last chance to give us your feedback by taking a short survey to rate your experience! 5 lucky participants will receive a smoothie gift certificate!

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I'm looking for 11 students interested in joining me for a 9-day tour of alpine Europe (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) tentatively scheduled for Dec. 28th-Jan. 5th, 2011.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO SPEAK GERMAN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOUR. A healthy curiosity of the world beyond Ithaca and a good pair of walking shoes will be enough.

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As we prepare to close our residence halls on campus, please take a moment to view a podcast that explains your responsibilities for checking out. 

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