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I am pleased to announce the visit of the second finalist for the position of Dean of the Park School of Communications.

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Enjoy special event notices, discussions, campus clubs, and food facts through the Facebook fan page “Ithaca Dining Services”.

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 If you are seeking to have a capital improvement project performed, the first step is a Project Approval Request or PAR.

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Snow Sports-Free Clinic

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 03/04/2010 

Anyone interested in participating in a free instructional clinic on Snowshoeing or XC-Skiing, please email Justin Gainer at

After making arrangements to rent gear, an OREC staff will lead a short, basic trip through the IC Recreation Trails.


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Having Trouble Getting Belayed?

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 03/04/2010 

The Ithaca College Climbing Wall is offering a Belay Certification Class, for any student, staff or faculty looking to learn, refresh or hone their skills.

Read more . . . (104 words) brings a professional Math-Magician to campus.   Mike Stanley, a professional Math-Magician combines Math, Magic and inspiration.

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No, this not about green eggs and ham, but about how the choices you make about food affect you and everything around you. Want some delicious home cooked local food and good conversation? Look no further!

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Hey IC students!  Do you want to learn more about your future career while helping your peers? The Office of Career Services is looking for motivated and creative students to serve as Peer Career Advisors for the 2010-2011 academic year.

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Anthropology major Morgan Milazzo has been elected to the Steering Committee of the AIDS and Anthropology Research Group (AARG). This was a competative election and Morgan was selected based on her interestes in studying why Ghana has maintained low transmission rates for HIV. As a member of AARG's steering committee Morgan will participate in on-line discussons that help to shape the future direction of AARG, determine themes for its newsletter, and identify emerging areas for research and intervention work. Congratulations Morgan!

Jazz pianist and School of Music faculty member John Stetch will give a free recital on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.  Joining Stetch for music of Stetch, Oxford, and selections from the Great American Songbook will be Elizabeth Simkin, cello; Richard Faria, clarinet; Josh Oxford, piano; Renato Hanriot, bandoneon; and Nicholas Walker, bass.

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The Jazz Ensemble under Mike Titlebaum's direction and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble (VJE) led by Lauri Robinson-Keegan will team up for a free concert on Monday, March 8 at 8:15 in Ford Hall.  Fred Sturm, longtime jazz and contemporary media faculty member at the Eastman School of Music, will be the guest director/composer/arranger. 

The VJE will sing music of Ellington, Van Heusen, and others.  The Jazz Ensemble's performance includes music by Piazzolla, Wayne Shorter, and Fred Sturm, with guest guitar soloist Ulf Bandgren.  The two groups will combine for "Come Fly with Me," "In a Mellow Tone," and "Agua de Beber."

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Wenquing Zhang and Nathan Hess will present a free concert of music for two pianos on Monday, March 8 at 7pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.  The program includes:
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Witold Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Astor Piazzolla: Libertango
Maurice Ravel: La Valse

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Need Summer 2010 Financial Aid?

Contributed by Larry Chambers on 03/04/2010 

The priority deadline to apply for summer aid is April 1, 2009. Read on for more details!

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Dr. Anna Larsen was recently awarded Fulbright lecture/research
scholarship for a project "Carboranes Chemistry in Upper-Level 
Organometallics Course; Synthesis, Catalysis and Stabilization 
of Nitroxyl and Diazene".  The work is to be carried out during 
the sabbatical leave in Fall of 2010 jointly with the researchers
at the Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Analítica, y Química Física,
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, 
Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina.

The NCUR 2011 Executive Committee is seeking faculty volunteers to help organize the academic sessions for this conference.

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Contributed by Katharine Crutchfield on 03/03/2010 

 When? Saturday, March 6 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

 Where? Fitness Center Aerobics Room

 What to wear? Anything neon or that looks cool under blacklights!

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Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends!

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Professor Amanullah De Sondy, Assistant Professor in World Religions - Department of Philosophy and Religion, will present two classes and a public lecture at Boston University's Department of Religion on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th March. 

Firstly, speaking to a class on Women & Religion on his research focus on Islamic Masculinities.  Secondly, speaking to a class on Western Religions on the subject of Islam and Muslims in Scotland.  He will also deliver a public lecture on the famous 19th century Mughal poet, Mirza Ghalib, exploring his love of alcohol and courtesans and in turn dissecting his hedonistic Islamic masculinity and raising the question, in view of Qur'anic constructions of masculinities, whether he is to be regarded a drunk or a saint.    

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women’s Studies will screen of the film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, in on Monday, March 8 in 101 Textor, 7-9 PM.

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Noted political philosopher Martha Nussbaum will present “Same-Sex Marriage and Constitutional Law: Beyond the Politics of Disgust” at Ithaca College on Tuesday, March 9 in Emerson Suites at 7:30pm.

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The Sustainability Café on Tuesday, March 9th will feature Hans Pfister, president and co-owner of Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality, speaking on integrating sustainability into the hospitality industry. The Café will be held in Friends Room 207 from 12:10 – 1:00PM. The unique name of this Sustainability Café is taken from the "Pigs, Twigs and Garbage Tour" at Lapa Rios Ecolodge in Costa Rica, where guests learn how they can incorporate elements of sustainability into their personal lives.

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