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The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites Ithaca College community members to nominate an Ithaca College ALANA (African-American, Latino/a, Asian, or Native-American) student to be considered for the 2009-2010 academic year African Latino Society Alumni Memorial Scholarship.

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Please join the Office of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs in recognizing the great work that the Residence Directors (RDs) do for our communities!

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Jason Dickens Memorial Award

This award is given in honor of Jason Dickens, who was an Ithaca College Biology major. Jason achieved an outstanding record while at Ithaca, being named to the Dean’s List every semester. He was also caring, dedicated and motivated. Jason hoped to attend medical school and to use his talents to serve society as a physician.

Tragically he was the victim of a boating accident in the summer of 1998 before he had an opportunity to realize his goals and fully utilize his talents. This award is given in his memory and honor.


  • Must be a Junior Majoring in Biology or Biochemistry
  • Must Have an Overall GPA Over 3.5
  • Must Be Committed to a Future in Science
  • Submit a 250 Word Essay Describing Future Goals and Aspirations

Submit an essay and unofficial transcript by March 3 to Dr. Susan Swensen 254 CNS.

Are you interested in studying abroad? IES (The Institute for the International Education of Students) is one of Ithaca College's affiliated study abroad providers, and a representative of IES will be on campus on Tuesday, February 10 to meet with students and provide further information about the IES study abroad options. A free pizza lunch will be provided!

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A $500 prize is awarded each semester by the Premed Committee. The award is to be used for assistance with preparation for the required standardized exams associated with admittance to graduate health programs such as the MCAT, DAT, OAT, or GRE.

The deadline to apply is March 2, 2009.

See complete details on the PreHealth Award website.

Nutritionist Cathy J. Saloff-Coste, MS, RD, CDN, offers nutrition counseling for students at the Hammond Health Center on Mondays. She deals with a broad range of student concerns including eating disorders, healthy weight management, sports nutrition, disordered eating, and healthy vegetarian eating. Cathy provides fee-for-service counseling; costs may be covered by student health insurance.

If you are interested in making an appointment with Cathy, you can call her directly (607-277-2053), or talk to your counselor or health care provider about making a referral.

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All Biology seniors AND students CURRENTLY enrolled in Biology 41100 SEMINAR must take the mandatory Biology Field Test

Thursday, March 5 (REVISED date & time)
4-6:00 PM
CNS 112

This isn't a test that you need to prepare for, or get nervous about. Instead, it is a way for the Biology Department to assess how much you are learning in their classes. There will be about 70 multiple choice questions. YOU WILL NOT GET GRADED ON THIS EXAM!

BUT, everyone MUST take this exam. If, for some reason, you are not available to take the test March 5, please contact me Anne Stork ( so that we can figure out an alternative date.

Don't miss out on the exciting happenings this week!

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One of the bold new voices in journalism will speak at Ithaca College on Monday, February 9. Matt Taibbi, chief political reporter for Rolling Stone magazine, will appear at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall.

His talk, "Independent Journalism amidst Conformist Media," which is sponsored by Ithaca College's Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM), is free and open to the public. Taibbi will also speak in classes and meet with students during his campus visit.

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Need a fundraising idea?

Contributed by Terry Martinez on 02/06/2009 

Plant sales!

There are several times of the year when the college greenhouse has space available for growing. Please contact groundskeeper Victor Rosa at or x41779 if your organization is interested in using some of this space.

The Roy H. Park School of Communications has begun its Internal Transfer Application process for Spring 2009. The process was recently revised, and new application forms are available outside the Dean's Office on the third floor of Park Hall.

Changes to the application process include a deadline of March 2, 2009 and a required minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to apply for all majors in the Park School. Please read the application instructions carefully for more details.

Applications are accepted from students who already have a Park School major, as well as students who have majors outside the Park School.

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If you haven’t thought of the perfect gift for your Valentine, your prayers are answered.

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There's still time to apply for the Kaplan Scholarship for free GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT prep courses!

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This SUNDAY is the last chance to show off your talent and be a part of the 2009 Fashion/Talent Show!

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Interested in learning about the "Current Economic Conditions and the Outlook for

Want to know more about the Eastern Regional Conference, your chance at internships and jobs?

Want to be the best? JOIN THE BEST! IC NABA

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Nicholas Muellner, associate professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts, and Charles Woodard '09, a Film, Photography & Visual Art major, were recently published.

The Photograph Commands Indifference features photographs & text by Nicholas Muellner (with design by Gerry Beegan). This book is a personal, historical, and philosophical inquiry into the relationship between photographs and monuments.

The History of Photography in Pen & Ink features illustrations by Charles Woodard. In this set of forty-three pen & ink line drawings, Woodard levels the history of photography through his own unique brand of stylistic primitivism.

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Don Beachler, associate professor of politics, was interviewed this afternoon by News10Now TV reporter Tamara Lindstrom for a follow-up story about the implications of the shoe-throwing incident that took place at last night’s Ithaca Common Council meeting.

A local resident threw his shoes at Mayor Carolyn Peterson to protest Council's position against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The story will start running on Channel 10 after 7 p.m. tonight.

On Monday, February 2, Pendleton Professional-in-Residence Steven Ginsberg moderated a panel on the television industry as part of the Media Industries course for Los Angeles program students. The panel included very successful ICLA alumni including:

Dave Rogers '92 - Director and Emmy award winning Editor of NBC's The Office

Larry Teng '99 - Director and co-executive producer of NBC's Medium

Erin O'Brien '97 - Live Producer of Dancing with the Stars

Gregg Goldin '95 - Director of development for Cartoon Network Films

Steve Kerem '95 - Segment producer for MTV and VH1 on "Bromance" and "Behind the Music" among many others.

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The Right to Love movie night!

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Where can you see all three of Ithaca College's acapella groups on campus at one time?!?! At Unite for Sight's Acapella Fest!!!

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