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Designated Drivers are the Life of the Party!

Designated Driver Day is December 12. Stop by at the R*E*A*C*H table in the North Foyer from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. to nominate your favorite designated driver to win a cheesecake!

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Collin McDermott, class of 2009, will deliver his first sermon, Sunday, December 10, 5:00 pm, at Ithaca Community Church, Muller Memorial Chapel. All are welcome!

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The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance is proud to announce that the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (formerly Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services), has been granted continuing accreditation for their overall baccalaureate degree program by the National Recreation and Park Association Recreation (NRPA)/American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) Council on Accreditation.

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An art exhibit of two Longview seniors, Annette and Richard Corth, will be having an opening reception on Friday December 15, 2006 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. in room 413 CHS at the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. Light refreshments will be provided.

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It's time to kick-off another successful year of Relay for Life at Ithaca College. Last year's event was the TOP COLLEGE RELAY IN THE NATION for money raised per capita! GREAT JOB!

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Do you need a JOB for the Spring ‘07 Semester?

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Presentations begin each day at
4:00 p.m. in
CNS 112.

Complete presentation information is available at:

All are invited!

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Final Performances of The Seagull

Contributed by Susan Monagan on 12/06/2006 

Tickets are still available for Ithaca College Theatre's production of the adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” by the award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard. Evening performances will take place at 8 p.m. Dec. 7–9. There will be a matinee on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the Clark Theatre, Dillingham Center. There will be a "talk back" after the Dec. 9th, 2PM performance.

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Anthropologist David Turkon is the senior author of an article in the most recent issue of PRACTICING ANTHROPOLOGY (Vol. 28, No. 4), a publication of the Society for Applied Anthropology.

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Polar Plunge 2007

Contributed by Deborah Mohlenhoff on 12/06/2006 

It's the most wonderful time of the year...Polar Plunge 2007!

Polar Plunge, modeled after Community Plunge, is a one day community service event. Volunteers arrive on campus Thursday, January 18th and serve at various sites in the Ithaca area on Friday, January 19th.

Past volunteer sites have included Museum of the Earth, Significant Elements, Caroline Elementary School and Better Housing for Tompkins County.

All meals are covered, and Friday night we even go ice skating! Sign-ups take place now through December 15th, so hurry up to the CSLI to put your name on list! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to help those in need and meet new friends!

Any questions can be directed to Kristen Leising, student organizer, at

Stephen Sweet's (Sociology) article "The Older Worker, Job Insecurity, and the New Economy" has been accepted for publication in the journal /Generations/. The article reports findings from Sweet's research on how families adjust careers in the face of job insecurity and job loss. Older workers commonly need to limit searches to harmonize with spouses' careers and children's lives, possess skill sets that may be mismatched to current opportunity structures, as well as face prospects of age discrimination. While retirement is a means of exiting the workforce, the majority of older insecure workers lack economic resources to use this as an option to adjust to job loss.

Caroline Cox, director of major gifts, has announced her retirement, following a 22-year career here at the College. Her last day in the office will be January 4, although she will continue to work as a consultant for the Division of Institutional Advancement.

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Unity Conference

Contributed by Terry Martinez on 12/05/2006 

On Saturday, December 9th, the Student Government Association and African-Latino Society are co-organizing The Unity Conference, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM in Textor 101.

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Here's the latest roundup of information from Opportunity Knocks, the Career Services enews site.

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Contributed by Julie Whitten on 12/04/2006 

Looking for the perfect gift for friends, family, or co-workers? Give the gift of coffee.

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SAY AHHH, an exhibition of photographic works by Associate Professor Ron Jude's Photography Exhibition and Design class will be on display December 7-10.

Exhibition opening reception:
Thursday, December 7th
6-9 p.m.
107 N. Aurora Street (next to Viva!)
Food and beverages will be served

Additional viewing hours:
Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9 from noon-8 p.m. and Sunday, December 10 from noon- 4 p.m.

Four writer-producers from "South Park," "Nip/Tuck" and VHI’s recent Tori Spelling sitcom "So NoTorious" spoke to students attending the Los Angeles program at ICLA’s Pendleton Center Nov. 15.

The event included a freewheeling panel discussion on their shows, careers and the state of the TV industry, as well as a lengthy Q & A session.

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Trio of Jazz Concerts Upcoming

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 12/04/2006 

A trio of free jazz concerts will be offered at Ithaca College in the coming days:

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Ithaca College’s choral ensembles will offer a free concert including some seasonal music on Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. in Ford Hall. Performing will be the Choir, Chorus, Women’s Chorale, and Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Lawrence Doebler and Janet Galván.

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The deadline to nominate an outstanding junior or senior for the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership has been extended to this Friday, December 8, 2006.

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