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It is with a great deal of sadness that I inform the campus community that faculty member Mark Alderman, clinical assistant professor of exercise and sport sciences, fell suddenly ill while on campus Tuesday afternoon and passed away. A skilled educator and practitioner, Mark served as an athletic trainer for the College’s sports teams.

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SGA Spring Budget Process

Contributed by Ivan Topalov on 04/04/2006 

Now that SGA is no longer accepting allocation requests, we have to move on to our planning for next year. Forms and information regarding the spring budget process (the process in which your organization requests operational funds for 2006-2007) are available online on the SGA website at www.ithaca.edu/sga. If you have any questions at all, especially if you have a transitioning executive board, please try to reach me by e-mail at SGABusiness@ithaca.edu. I will begin accepting applications (ONLINE ONLY!) as soon as the forms are available (which should be the night of Monday, April 3rd). The form is simple, and by reading the information regarding the process, many of your questions may be answered. Good luck, and welcome to the process!

Lane Tobias
VP Business and Finance, SGA

¿Quiere practicar su español? Stop by the IC Square from noon to 2:00 p.m. this Thursday and practice your Spanish with IC’s Spanish Club. Coffee and conversation will be brewing!

For more information please contact Yeiry Guevara: yguevar1@ithaca.edu
or Annette Levine: alevine@ithaca.edu

Nos vemos este jueves

Brooke Olson Receives Award

Contributed by Lisa Paciulli on 04/04/2006 

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that Brooke Olson was honored by the African-Latino Society...

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The Career Services office is pleased to announce that John Bradac, Director of Career Services, recently received The Distinguished Service to the Commission for Career Development Award at the 2006 American College Personnel Association convention in Indianapolis, IN.

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Jump Rope for Heart Disease

Contributed by Mary Bennett on 04/04/2006 

Help Ithaca College fight heart disease and stroke.

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National Alcohol Screening Day® (NASD) is an annual event that provides information about alcohol and health as well as free, anonymous screening for alcohol problems.

Students can access anonymous on-line screening 24/7 by going to the Counseling Center website www.ithaca.edu/counseling and clicking on Mental Health Screenings (password:HOPE).

Staff and faculty can access confidential screening at the Tompkins County Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 6. This free service is provided by the Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County (www.alcoholdrugcouncil.org).

If you know students who are questioning their use of alcohol or other drugs, please let them know that counselors and a health educator are available to discuss their concerns - call 607-274-3136 to reach the Counseling Center and Health Promotion Program.

Share your love for IC with prospective students! Help recruit the next class of IC students!

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National Alcohol Screening Day

Contributed by Priscilla Quirk on 04/04/2006 

Ever been concerned about your drinking?

There's a quick, anonymous on-line screening that will help you find out whether your drinking might be a problem.

Go to www.ithaca.edu/counseling - click on Mental Health Screenings - password HOPE

If you want to speak to a health educator or counselor about your use of alcohol or other drugs, call the Counseling Center & Health Promotion Program - 274-3136.

Originally scheduled for April 4, 2006, the 16-week session has been postponed. This opportunity to begin – or to continue – working on your fitness goals before summer fully sets in will be available for a limited time. There is still plenty of room for you to join us. The session will be scheduled as soon as we get at least 15 prepaid registrations.

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Learn about Distance Learning

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 04/04/2006 

"Distance Learning: Ourselves as Students and Teachers; A Conversation with Colleagues"

Six faculty members analyze their experiences with distance learning programs as doctoral students and as faculty members in this Colloquium. It takes place on Thursday, April 13, from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m., in the Clark Lounge. You are welcome to bring lunch; coffee and treats are provided.

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Physics Cafe: April 11

Contributed by Susanna Stumpe on 04/03/2006 

  • Tuesday, April 11
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Emerson Suites
  • Refreshments offered

  • J.C. Séamus Davis, a captivating speaker from Cornell who has done amazing work on high-temperature superconductivity and imaging techniques that show the wave properties of superconducting materials will give this year's Physics Café.

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    All faculty and staff are cordially invited to attend Alumni Weekend ’06, June 2–4.

    We are extending a special invitation for the Alumni Weekend Picnic and Party on the Quad, Saturday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Campus Center Quad.

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    Designed for musicians and health care providers, the Healthy Musician: Injury Prevention and Intervention program of seminars and hands-on workshops will focus on health and musical performance.

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    This program, offered by the Division of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, is designed to increase the competence of professionals conducting exercise programs for healthy clients and for people with controlled disease.

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    Erica K Weiss, a Registered Nurse on the fulltime staff at Hammond Health Center since 2001, underwent specialized disaster relief training then spent two weeks in New Orleans as a Red Cross volunteer this January.

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    The Mary Hayes North Piano Recital Competition for Senior Piano Majors will take place on Friday, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. Each contestant will perform a short recital, with the one judged to be the best receiving a cash prize.

    Trombone Festival This Weekend

    Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 04/03/2006 

    Ithaca College will once again host "Fruehling Posaunen" ("Spring Trombones"), an annual gathering of the trombone choirs from Ithaca College, the Eastman School of Music, and Penn State. The free performance will take place on Sunday, April 9, at 3:00 p.m. in Ford Hall. Each choir will perform separately, then join together for a finale. All are warmly invited to attend.

    The Ariadne String Quartet, an ensemble in residence at the School of Music, will give a free concert on Sunday, April 9, at 4:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. Their program will feature the “Lyric Suite” by Alban Berg, and Franz Schubert’s Quintet in C major. They will be joined for the quintet by cellist Heidi Hoffman, a lecturer in music performance at the School of Music.

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    A free Ithaca College Jazz Workshop concert will take place on Friday, April 7, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. The performance will be led by Steve Brown and graduate assistant Keaton Akins. Pianist Frank Puzzullo will be the featured soloist, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble will also make a guest appearance.

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