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Learn about the conflict in El Salvador through a first-hand account by novelist Horacio Castellanos Moya, a dissident Salvadoran writer who went into exile after receiving death threats for writing about the dangers of unchecked nationalism.

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Martha I. Dávila-García, Howard University
"Selective Control of Heart Functions"

Thursday, October 4
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

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Assistant professor of chemistry Scott Ulrich presented at Colby College in Maine. The title of his presentation, "Chemical Inhibition of Bacteria Quorum Sensing," describes a novel approach to antibiotics that targets bacterial signaling pathways which control virulence, as opposed to bacteroicidal or bacteriostatic drugs.

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The chemistry department seminar series 2007 invites Chris Nomura, Tuesday, October 2, at 4:30 p.m. "Chemistry of Sustainability: Elements for Improved Biodegradable Plastics Production."

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It's blood donation time again, this Wednesday, October 3, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. This is our first blood drive of this semester -- let's make this one a great success!

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The students in the Styles of Acting class would like to invite you over to their house.

The House of Atreus, that is.

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Matthew Pearsall (a 2006 graduate and chemistry major currently at Vertex Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts) and assistant chemistry professor Anna Larsen coauthored a paper accepted for publication in the Acta Crystallographica Journal (International Union of Crystallography).

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Special invitation to faculty, staff and students!

Each year, the board of trustees affords a number of faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to join them for lunch. The purpose of the luncheon is for trustees so have an opportunity to interact and hear what is of interest to those attending -- there is no agenda per se.

This year, the luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 11, at noon.

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Ithaca College is participating in a nationwide initiative to provide a comprehensive resource for prospective students and their families who are seeking help in making their higher education choices. The web-based project, called the University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN), offers free online access to information about hundreds of private colleges and universities across the country.

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If you vote by 5:00 p.m. on October 2, 2007 you’ll be entered in a drawing to win $100 gift card for groceries or gas!

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Beginning Monday, October 1, there will be no access to Job Hall from the temporary walkway located between the Gateway Building construction site and Dillingham and Job Halls.

This closure is required so that new communications lines can be installed for the School of Business and Gateway Building projects.

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According to Denise Duvé, assistant manager of College stores, Mac's General Store, located next to the Bookstore in Phillips Hall, has begun to carry Seventh Generation™ natural products, including paper towels, laundry detergent, and feminine products.

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Would you like a chance to chat with a member of the Board of Trustees over lunch?

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The Adult Occupational Therapy Clinic is open and now taking new patients.

Do you need occupational therapy?
Do your hands or fingers tingle when you wake up?
Do you have pain in your elbows or wrists after working on the computer?

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Asma Barlas Presents in Maine

Contributed by Alison Barrett on 09/26/2007 

Professor Asma Barlas, director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), gave a talk entitled, "Islam, Gender, and the 'War on Terror'," at the University of Southern Maine on September 24, at the invitation of that school's Muslim Students Association.

The Disability Awareness Committee announces events coordinated for National Disability Awareness Month:

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Contributed on behalf of C. William Schwab '68, chair, board of trustees, and Larry Alleva '71, vice chair, board of trustees

We hope the semester is off to a good start for all of you. This serves to update you on the progress to date related to the presidential search and the next steps involving all members of the campus community.

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Another chance to try this fun sport!

We are extending the deadline for noodle water polo! The new deadline is this Friday, September 28, by 5:00 p.m. All entries are to be turned in to 102 Hill Center.

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Intramural Bowling

Contributed by Scott Flickinger on 09/26/2007 

Let's get rolling!

Entry forms for bowling are due this Friday, September 28, at 5:00 p.m. All entries are to be turned in at 102 Hill Center.

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Running in High Heels
Wednesday October 3
Emerson Suites B
7:00 p.m. -- Film Screening
Open mike discussion and refreshments to follow

Women are 52% of the population,
but only represent 14% of Congress.

So what is it really like for a woman
to run for political office in 2007?

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