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Fix-it Friday Summer Hours

Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 05/13/2008 

In keeping with the Collegeís summer hours policy, the Fix-it Friday (FIF) maintenance time will be adjusted accordingly. From May 23 to August 8, the system maintenance window will be Fridays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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The Catholic Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 3:00 p.m. in Hockett Family Recital Hall. All students and families are encouraged to attend.

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The men's lacrosse team (16-2) will host Western New England on Wednesday, May 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Upper Terrace Field in an NCAA quarterfinal playoff game.

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An injury prevention and intervention workshop for musicians and health care providers will be held June 13-16 and June 17-18.

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The Ithaca College baseball team (29-11) has been chosen to host an NCAA regional tournament from Wednesday through Monday at Falcon Park in Auburn. The Bombers are the second seed for the eight-team tournament, and will play their first game Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Ticket prices are $3 for general admission and $2 for students, senior citizens, and children under 12.

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The purchasing department is pleased to announce that we have negotiated lower pricing for 100-percent-recycled plain, white copy/printer paper.

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The departmental transaction window will close one hour earlier on Fridays (at 2:00 p.m.) due to summer hours, and will also be closed from noon to 12:30 p.m.

This early closure will be in effect May 23 through August 8.

The Jostens representative will be on campus May 16, 17, and 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day at the Bookstore.

Jostens is offering a free cap and gown with any ring purchased at that time.

CSCRE News from Abroad

Contributed by Catherine Carpenter on 05/12/2008 

Asma Barlas, program director at the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, gave the first Spinoza Lecture at the University of Amsterdam on May 8. The talk was entitled, "Believing Women in Islam: Between Secular and Religious Politics and Theology."

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The Office for New Student Programs is pleased to announce that Erica Shockley has been appointed as the Acting Assistant Director for New Student Programs.

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As we prepare for our 113th Commencement on Sunday, May 18, I would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession. The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad if it's nice weather, or inside the enclosed walkway beginning at Job Hall and extending through the Campus Center if it is raining.

Please see below for information on forming the academic procession if Commencement is indoors. The academic procession will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 9:00 a.m. The procession will be in the order noted below:

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"What We Are Already Doing" is the theme of the institute, which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20-21. It will include sessions on course design, integrating sustainability, scholarship of teaching and learning, and the new Faculty Learning Communities program.

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The last Wellness Clinic newsletter of the year is now on our website ( Check it out!

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Eighteen students have been inducted into the Sigma Xi honor society for 2008. Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi is the international honor society of research scientists and engineers; the Paulen A. Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1966. The students were elected to membership because of their research achievements or potential.

This year's students have already done an amazing variety and quality of scientific research and we look forward to hearing of their future accomplishments.

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Public Safety Alert

Contributed by Anonymous on 05/09/2008 

On Friday, May 9, at about 10:00 a.m., a female resident of the West Tower reported to the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety that an unknown person had pointed a camera at her while she was in the shower.

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Along with skin cancer, Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in this country. People over 50 are especially susceptible to developing this disease. In most cases, colorectal cancer is preventable and it is highly curable in its early stages. It is extremely important that you ask your doctor about colorectal cancer screenings. More information can be found on our website or in the American Cancer Society website.

Itís the end of the semester and itís time to P-A-R-T-Y! The IC Picnic Sub-Committee is planning a unique celebratory event to honor the hard-working employees of Ithaca College. All are invited to come and hang out at the "beach" for some much-needed rest and relaxation!

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Summer Hours - 2008

Contributed by Tanisha Malone on 05/09/2008 

President Williams is pleased to announce that the College will institute our Summer Hours program for summer 2008!

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You've seen the lively graphics on the poster and postcards! Now come for the lively presentations in the Clark Lounge on Wednesday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to noon! Each represents one of the types of scholarship here; all are exciting faculty work.

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You and your family are invited to the Commencement Eve Gala Concert Saturday, May 17, at 8:30 p.m. in Ben Light Gymnasium. Admission is free. Directed by Professor Dana Wilson, this year's theme is "Farewell" and features the symphony orchestra, choir, marimba band, jazz workshop, and soloists in an exciting and entertaining one-hour program.

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