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Did you know that Ithaca College is getting ready to install a solar-powered fountain in the Chapel Pond? A group of three students from the "Projects in Sustainability" class have been working with Greg Pitts from EcoVillage at Ithaca to design and install this and other solar applications on campus.

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The new Fall 2005 issue of the IC Journal of Race Culture Gender and Ethnicity is out and will be made available to students and faculty for free at the Journal's Release Reception this Friday, December 2nd, from 5 PM in the McDonald Lounge in Campus Center. Come pick up your copy of the Journal, chat with the editors and this semester's published authors, and enjoy free food and refreshments.

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On Monday, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites, first-year students enrolled in an Ithaca Seminar will display and present work from their seminars.

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With the holiday season upon us, it is a good time to review the College policies on the safe use of decorations. Please take a moment to read this important information.

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The Williamstown Mountain Film Festival presents quality mountain-oriented films with an emphasis on both adventure and mountain culture.

Saturday, December 3rd
2:00 p.m.
Park Auditorium

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor, Cinema and Photography and coordinator, Culture and Communication, delivered a major invited lecture entitled “The Old and The New: Amateur Film and New Media” at the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY-Purchase on November 16, 2005.

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Ithaca College will host Fulbright Visiting Specialist Mohammed Zin Nordin January 12 to February 8, 2006, as a participant in "Direct Access to the Muslim World," a special Fulbright initiative designed to expand understanding of Islamic societies and cultures.

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Premium Blend Winter Concert

Contributed by Amy Sholk on 11/28/2005 

On Friday, December 2nd at 8pm, Ithaca College's all-female a cappella group will perform in Emerson Suites.

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Beginning this fall, the Park School will require all incoming first-year students to purchase a laptop equipped with a uniform software suite. The laptop program will allow faculty to increase integration of computer applications in the classroom, and eventually reduce the demand for fixed-station labs within the school.

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On Tuesday, December 6, 2005, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., we will be participating in a Web conference entitled "Electronic Portfolios: Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment." This conference is open to interested faculty, staff, and administrators, and will be held in the north meeting room, Campus Center.

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Orchestral Classics Monday Night

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 11/28/2005 

Some of the most beloved music in the classical repertoire will be performed by the Ithaca College Symphony and Chamber Orchestras on Monday, December 5 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. Jeffrey Grogan will conduct, and violinist Susan Waterbury and cellist Elizabeth Simkin will be featured in Johannes Brahms’ “Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in a minor, opus 102.” Waterbury and Simkin both teach music performance at the School of Music, and also are active as performers.

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Winter Choral Concert

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 11/28/2005 

Four of the Ithaca College School of Music choral ensembles will perform a free concert on Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m. in Ford Hall on the Ithaca College campus. Lawrence Doebler and Elizabeth Swanson will conduct.

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Three Free Jazz Concerts

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 11/28/2005 

Three free jazz concerts are coming up at Ithaca College. The Ithaca College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Lauri Robinson-Keegan, will offer a “Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” on Tuesday, November 29 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The Jazz Workshop big band directed by Keaton Akins will perform on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall with guest saxophonist Mike Dubaniewicz, and the Jazz Workshop led by Steve Brown will present a concert on Friday, December 2, also at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall.

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Faculty, alumni, and students from the Department of Theraputic Recreation and Leisure Services offered a variety of presentations on a range of topics related to recreation services at the Cortland Recreation Conference on November 3, 2005.

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The IC Department of Theatre Arts presents a benefit staged reading of Wishing Aces by New Orleans playwright Rosary O'Neill, a prophetic play about four people trapped by a hurricane in a New Orleans railroad station.

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The IC Department of Theatre Arts presents a benefit staged reading of WISHING ACES by New Orleans Playwright Rosary O'Neill, a prophetic play about four people trapped by a hurricane in a New Orleans railroad station.

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World AIDS Day Events

Contributed by Erica Weiss on 11/27/2005 

World AIDS Day is Thursday, December 1.

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This Is Your Lucky Day!

Contributed by Anne Woodard on 11/24/2005 

Feeling down because you missed the chance to sign up for the next Weight Watchers session and now you have eaten way too much over the holidays? Well, today is your lucky day -- there is still time to sign up! Better yet, the new session has not started yet, so you won't be behind the rest of the group if you sign up today! We hope to begin the session on Tuesday, November 29th but we need 2 more participants. Could that be you?

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It is with a great deal of sadness that I inform the campus community of the death of one of our students. Senior Trevor Jahn was killed early Wednesday morning in an automobile accident while home during the Thanksgiving break. An applied economics major at Ithaca, he was also a cadet in the Army ROTC program at Cornell University.

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Be a Peer Recruiter!

Contributed by Cheryl Horihan on 11/23/2005 

Help The Office of Admission Recruit the Next Class!

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