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Applications for the William A Scoones Community Service Award and the Rashad G. Richardson “I Can Achieve” Memorial Scholarship applications are now available online.

Are you someone who has made a difference through service for others?

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is proud to announce that their yearly community service award applications are available now.  


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Want to study school reform in the center of educational change in the U.S.? Ithaca College will sponsor up to 10 students interested in this one-credit study away program in Washington, D.C. Sponsorship includes lodging, metro travel while in DC, and a meal subsidy.

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 Focus Asia Month is HERE!

Contributed by Tiffany Cheng on 03/19/2010 

Get ready for a month of jam-packed Asian heritage celebration, hosted by the Asian Culture Club @ IC. 

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Understanding Disability Studies and Performances, a collection of essays co-edited by Bruce Henderson, Professor of Speech Communication, has just been published by Routledge.

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New York City and the Yankees!

Contributed by Kasey J. Spada on 03/19/2010 

Beginning Monday, March 22nd, we will begin accepting payments for the Sat. May 1st bus trip to NYC (transportation only).

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Holy Week at Ithaca College

Contributed by Lee Imbriano on 03/18/2010 

For Catholics, Holy Week is one of the most important week's of the year as we remember and celebrate God's ultimate Love for us.  We commemorate the mysteries of Christ's Passion, Death, and Resurrection.  Please join us for Masses and Services during this Holy Season.

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The Finger Lakes Project sustainability curriculum development workshop will be held at Ithaca College from Wednesday, May 26 - Friday, May 28. The focus of this year's workshop is on incorporating sustainability and social justice issues into curricula across disciplines. Through a generous grant to the "Commit to Change" program by the HSBC in the Community Foundation, registration for this 2-1/2 day workshop is only $50, which includes all workshops, meals and field trips.

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Don't miss your chance to attend the March 22nd lunch-and-learn session, "Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk of Cancer," presented by Bob Riter and Willard and Dorothy Daetsch!

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Contributed on behalf of Rory Rothman, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life.

On Sunday, May 23, 2010, Ithaca College’s One Hundred and Fifteenth Commencement exercises will be held. Many of us have had daily contact with the fine young men and women of the 2010 graduation class, and have played an important role in their experience at Ithaca College.

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Check for updates on Rec Sports website.

Don't forget you can use Island Health and Fitness until Sunday, March 21st for only $6.00 per visit.

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Kati Lustyik, assistant professor in the Department of Television-Radio, and three students, Joe Bagliere '11, Dan Haack '10, and Tucker Ives '11, traveled to Doha, Qatar this week to work on a collaborative research project on children's television.

The students have blogged about their trip and visits to the Qatar Foundation, Al Jazeera, and Islamic Cultural Center. To read more about their trip, visit

Relations with Native Nations, the environment and each other featured in groundbreaking series.


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Faculty tubist David Unland will present a free recital on Wednesday, March 24 at 7pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.  The somewhat unusual program features music not usually associated with the tuba, including duets by Johannes Brahms, a "London" trio by Joseph Haydn, and some of J. S. Bach's two-part inventions.  The recital will conclude with "The Only Piece Ever Written for Tuba and Violin" by P.D.Q. Bach.  Collaborating with Unland will be flutist Laura Campbell, drummer Will Hanson, violinist William Hurley, pianist Josh Oxford, and trombonist Harold Reynolds.

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Ithaca Brass Concert Monday

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 03/17/2010 

The Ithaca Brass, comprised of the full time brass faculty in the School of Music, will present a free concert on Monday, March 22 at 7pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.  The program includes several shorter works by the likes of Bach, Dukas, Gabrieli, Weelkes, Byrd, Goldstaub, Nance, and others.

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Keith Kaiser and Beth Peterson, associate professors of music education, recently gave a presentation entitled "Music for Life" at the New York State Band Director's Association Annual Symposium. The presentation was  part of a featured performance of the Ithaca Concert ("community") band, for which they serve as co-conductors. The community band gave a highly acclaimed performance that was interspersed with a presentation that focused on research and philosophy related to the values and benefits of lifelong music participation.

I'm happy to announce that calendars for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years have been approved.  The Academic Calendar Committee met last fall and held three meetings to discuss the various related issues, share differing perspectives, review the historical events that led to the calendar’s present form, and consider other institutions’ calendars.

Please click on the following link to view these calendars:

Thank you.

Jess Brandt '11 recently won "The Wannabe a ZJ Contest" contest sponsored by Z95.5, Ithaca's Number One Hit Music Channel. To enter, Brandt sent in a picture and an audio clip from her work at WICB.

Ten finalists were chosen, and the winner was was selected based on listener voting. With the help from family, friends, and Parkies, Brandt won. She now has a weekend show on Saturdays from 3-7pm and will soon be on Sundays as well, at the same time. For more information on Brandt, visit: 




Exciting news for iPhone & iPod Touch users! You can now download two free apps and listen to WICB and VIC Radio anywhere, anytime. Simply go to the App Store and search 92 WICB and VIC Radio.

To link directly to the apps, visit:

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Blackboard will be unavailable March 19, 2010 from 8 AM to 5 PM for routine database maintenance. This upgrade will have minimal impact on users -- the look and feel will stay the same!

Please contact the Helpdesk if you have any questions.

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Ithaca College is pleased to welcome to campus as a Fulbright Scholar Dr. Olena Borysova from the Kharkiv Academy of Municipal Economy in the Ukraine. Dr. Borysova has a very impressive research and teaching vita that includes regional environmental impact assessment, sustainable business practices, and regional sustainable development for the Crimean region of Ukraine.

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