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Nope, that's not a's BASEketball!

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Want to win cool prizes and help people at the same time? 

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Have you been spotted?

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 10/20/2009 

This Fall Dining Services is continuing a partnership with REMP to offer more incentives than ever for personal sustainability responsibility!

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Arianna Huffington, cofounder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of 12 books, will serve as the 2009-10 Park Distinguished Visitor.

Tuesday, November 3
7:30 p.m.
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Free and Open to the Public

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Psychology Professor Barney Beins gave presentations at the New England Psychological Association (NEPA) convention and the annual meeting of the Northeastern Conference for Teachers of Psychology (NECTOP) in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 9 and 10.

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The members of the First-Year Experience Coordinating Committee would like to invite all first-year students to attend a series of events designed to highlight the wonderful speakers, events and performances that happen on our campus.

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Camp Good Days Raffle

Contributed by Ann Byrne on 10/20/2009 

WIN! Nintendo Wii, gift cards -Ithaca Commons Stores and Best Buy products

Raffle tickets:
$3 for one chance
$5 for two chances

Purchase tickets:

            Tuesday, Oct. 20, Textor, look for Camp Good Days table

            Thursday, Oct. 22, McDonald Lounge in Campus Center 3:00p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Drawing held on Oct. 22nd, McDonald Lounge in Campus Center, at 4:30 p.m.  Join us for games and music. *Need not be present to win.

Camp Good Days is a non-for-profit organization which provides retreats and programs for children and adults whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Stephen Sweet (Associate Professor, Sociology) organized the Sloan Work and Family Early Career Scholars Conference. The two day event, held October 14-15, 2009 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, brought together 27 recent Ph.D. recipients, 6 senior level scholars, and 3 publishers who shared common interests in work-family scholarship. 

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The Office of Residential Life is offering a one-time early off-campus release guarantee to the first 500 students who apply for off-campus status for Fall 2010 between November 2 and November 30th.

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The Onion, "America's Finest News Source," is sending Seth Reiss to Ithaca College on Wednesday, October 21, in Emerson Suites, where he will speak at 7:00 p.m. The Onion, which is available in both print and online editions, is well known for its comedic and sarcastic outlook on politics and current events. 

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Come learn how to design webpages in the club's first language lab.

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The Handwerker Gallery invites you to join us at the opening reception of "Threads of Hope:  The Chilean Arpillera Movement" from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22.

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Lis Maurer, LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services Program Director, and Rebecca Plante, Associate Professor of Sociology will discuss their new book, Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience. Belisa Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will also read from her chapter, “Can’t We All Just Move Beyond? Everyday Manifestations of the Black-White Binary.” The event is from 6 - 7 p.m. Friday, October 23, at "Buffalo Street Books" in the DeWitt Mall, 215 N. Cayuga St, Ithaca. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available.


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On Friday, October 23, join hundreds of other members of the IC community in a "ghost walk" to observe the International Day of Climate Action. We need 350 students, faculty and staff to dress up in ghost costumes with the bottom dyed blue to symbolize the potentially fatal problem of climate change and the rising sea levels it causes. The "ghost walkers" will assemble to take a picture in the shape of “350”, then conduct a parade around campus.

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The seventh annual Veterans Day Celebration will be held at noon on Tuesday, November 10th in Ford Auditorium in the Whalen Center for Music. Members of the Ithaca College community are encouraged to join in the college’s salute to those who serve. 

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Don Beachler, Politics Department, has co-authored (with Kevin McMahon of Trinity College, David Rankin of SUNY-Fredonia and John K. White of Catholic University of America) a book on the 2008 presidential election.  Winning the White House 2008 was published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2009.

ShortLine/Coach USA is offering an express charter bus to the Boston area for Thanksgiving break.

This bus will leave from the parking lot by the Park School at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, and will return Sunday, November 29, at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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On Saturday, October 24th between 9:00AM and 2:30PM a series of lectures will address current neurobiological theories of autism, genetics, medication, family dynamics, and current autism services in Central New York. The lectures will be addressed to people with autism spectrum conditions, their parents, educators, students, and other caregivers. The presentations will be held at Cornell University in Room 218 Robert Purcell Union. Presenters include Dr. Hudenko (Ithaca College, Psychology),  Dr. Belmonte (Cornell, Human Ecology), Dr. Fried (Franziska Racker Centers), Dr. Anagnostou (University of Toronto, Department of Pediatrics), and Dr. Persico (Rome's Università Campus Bio-Medico, Physiology). Registration is free but seats are limited.  For lecture information and to register go to:

There are 27 million slaves in the world today. People forced to work without pay, under threat of violence and unable to walk away.

Sometimes the slave holder ‘pays’ a few grains of rice to keep the slaves alive, or uses a bogus payment that the slave holder reclaims at the end of the month.

But the end result is what slavery is today and has always been—one person controlling another and then forcing them to work. As big and ugly as it is, we can end slavery.

To learn more come to our meeting on Wednesday, October 21st - 5:30 PM, Friends 210.


 There are a lot of exciting events this week so don’t miss out!

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