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I am pleased to announce two staff changes that will help ease us through the public phase of the "Campaign for Ithaca College: Making a World of Difference."

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Due to the events related to the Campaign Kick-Off, Board of Trustees Meetings, Admissions Open House (etc) the Offices of Conference and Event Services, Catering, Facililites Services and Public Safety will not be able to provide any additional (not already scheduled) services the week of October 9 through October 15.

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Maymanah Farhat will present “From the Ashes of Lebanon: Cultural Destruction and Resistance,” a lecture-slide show, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, in the Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College. Ms. Farhat’s talk includes works by Lebanese artists that were made before, during, and after Israel’s recent invasion of Lebanon. This event is free and open to the public.

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The next meeting for the informal education and support group for employees dealing with care giving issues is scheduled for Friday, October 6, 2006, noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (Gerontology Resource Room).

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Soprano Sharon Sweet will return to the Ithaca College School of Music in early October to give two free master classes to voice students. Sweet—who has performed at such venues as the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the Paris Opera and London’s Royal Opera House—earned her Master of Music degree from the school in 1978. The public is welcome to attend the classes, which are on Friday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, at noon, both in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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Soprano Patrice Pastore, a member of the voice faculty at the Ithaca College School of Music, will present a free concert of “Goddesses and Rebels” on Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall at Ithaca College. All of the music on the program has a contemporary flavor and has either a woman poet or composer. Pianists Diane Birr and Andrea Merrill will collaborate with Pastore for this concert, which will include music by Copland, Bernstein, Musto, Tann, Hoiby, Walton, Britten and others.

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Ithaca College’s annual Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series will bring Van Cliburn competition gold medalist Alexander Kobrin to campus for a free concert on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Beginning at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, the program will offer a sonata by Haydn, a Mozart fantasy, Beethoven’s opus 110 sonata, and Schumann’s “Kreisleriana.”

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Guess what? You are!

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Contributed by Melinda Butler on 09/28/2006 

Yom Kippur

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This week in Rec Sports

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 09/27/2006 

Find out what is going on this week in Rec Sports

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Submitted for: Cheryl A. Freer, Director of Benefits

As you know from previous communications, the College is offering two medical plan options for 2007. In an effort to ensure that each eligible employee understands each plan option, and knows what tools and other resources are available to help decide which plan best meets their needs, several informational sessions will be held as detailed below.

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“Beyond CNN: Indy Media Interventions, New Visual Imageries, and the Iraq War,” a series of experimental and documentary work on the occupation of Iraq, will screen on Monday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium as the second event of the Global Fury/Global Fear: Engaging Muslims series for the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity. The screening will be followed by a panel

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As a part of the Student Leadership Institute, Kelly Stevens will present two free sessions entitled “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®” on both Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Williams 225 and Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Clark Lounge.

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As a part of the Student Leadership Institute, Dianne Lynch will present a free session entitled “Leadership: It’s in There, Somewhere...” on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge.

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We're going back to Little Falls, NY to climb outdoors!

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Thursday, October 5
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Bobby Janelli (Jean Hardwick's Lab)
"Nitric Oxide and the Immune System Response"

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RA Appreciation Day

Contributed by Jen Richardson on 09/27/2006 

Join the Offices of Residential Life & Judicial Affairs and show your RA how much you appreciate them!

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Received today September 27, 2006

Detour update from the City of Ithaca.

Questions can be directed to SHANE SEGER, ( 607-262-0826

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Adoption Support Group

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 09/27/2006 

The next meeting of the adoption support group is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in the Campus Center Conference Room.

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Contributed by Karen Serbonich on 09/27/2006 

Beginning Monday, October 2, 2006, outgoing prepaid DHL packages will be dispatched following the same procedure as UPS and FedEx. Currently DHL has been making “on demand” pick ups at the College. Departments and students currently must call the DHL toll free number or use their on line form to request a pick up and then take their packages to the Phillips Hall Post Office or the Mail Center.

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