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Ithaca College Theatre and the Ithaca College School of Music will celebrate French 20th- century opera with productions of two musical dramas: Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon (Cinderella) and Maurice Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Wild). The two remaining performances are February 25 and 27 at 8:00 p.m.

Conducted by Brian DeMaris and directed by David Lefkowich, the performances will be held in the Hoerner Theatre in Dillingham Center. The production will be sung in French, accompanied by English supertitles.

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A free Enduring Masters series concert brings the Verdehr Trio to perform their unusual repertoire of commissioned new works for piano, clarinet, and violin. The concert takes place on Wednesday, March 4, at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall, located in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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President Tom Rochon and Provost Kathleen Rountree announce that the spring semester meetings for faculty will be held on Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (or shortly after) on both dates.

Both meetings will be held in Park Auditorium in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

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LGBT Awareness Month Approaches

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 02/24/2009 

Are you planning a campus event, activity, lecture, happening, or celebration with a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) theme in April? Is your student group, organization, or department discussing programming or events in conjunction with the campus observance of LGBT Awareness Month in April? And are you wondering about ways to get out the word on campus about your event to maximize interest and attendance?

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Three student winners of the Ithaca College School of Music Concerto Competition will perform as soloists with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jeffery Meyer, on Saturday, February 28. The free concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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Anyone interested in conducting research in the biology department this summer OR fall MUST attend this information meeting:

Thursday, March 5
4:00 p.m.
Center for Natural Sciences (CNS), front foyer

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This year, the Ithaca College School of Music’s annual Black History Month Concert will feature a performance by the Saakumu Dance Association. Free and open to the public, the concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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The Symphonic Band, under Elizabeth Peterson's direction, will present a free concert of "COLOR!" on Thursday, February 26, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall.

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"G-Whizzes" Band Concert

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 02/24/2009 

Six composers whose names begin with the letter "G" will be featured on an upcoming free concert by the Ithaca College Concert Band on Wednesday, February 25, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall.

Mark Fonder will conduct works by Gregson, Gossec, Goto, Grainger, Giannini, and Goldman.

It's a reminder that the nominations for ALS ALumni Memorial Scholarship are due Friday, March 6. Please send your nomination form via campus mail to the attention of Nansa Brown, Office of Multicultural Affairs, 324 Egbert Hall; or fax to 607-274-1634.

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The 13th annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 16. This year's symposium will be the opening event of a two-day celebration for the inauguration of President Tom Rochon.

Please visit the following website to download the form for presentation submission(s):

Whalen Symposium: How to Become a Presenter

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Mr./Ms. Ithaca Pageant!

Contributed by Kay Cotton on 02/24/2009 

Sunday, March 1
8:00-10:00 p.m.

Emerson Suites

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Earlier this academic year we modified our College holiday policy to trade the Monday of spring break for Friday after New Year's Day.

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Are there lab or eClassroom computers or network printers in your area scheduled for replacement this summer under the Technology Renewal Program?

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Lauren Barnes, an outdoor adventure leadership major in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, won the Wilderness Education Association Student Leader Award.

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Don't miss out on your chance to go abroad this summer! We have extended the application deadline for all Ithaca College summer study abroad programs to March 6, so there is still plenty of time to submit your application.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will offer a screening of A Jihad for Love, featuring the stories of lesbian and gay Muslims. Islam is the world's second-largest and fastest-growing religion. Muslim filmmaker Parvez Sharma travels the world of this dynamic faith, discovering the stories of its most unlikely storytellers: lesbian and gay Muslims.

The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102.

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Professor Kent Scriber and assistant professor Paul Geisler -- both of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences -- presented three breakouts sessions on clinical reasoning in athletic training at a national conference in Washington, D.C., last weekend.

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List your course with the Native American studies minor!

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Set in the foothills of the snowcapped Himalayas, Dharamsala is the home of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama and numerous monasteries and nunneries. This program, led by Venerable Tenzin Thutop of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Namgyal Monastery, and Lindsay Gilmour, an assistant professor of theater arts at Ithaca College, gives participants a unique and in-depth look at the heart and soul of Tibet in exile. The program offers a unique opportunity to receive teachings from high Tibetan Lamas and experience the sacred religious arts and culture of Tibet.

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