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As we prepare for our 113th Commencement on Sunday, May 18, I would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession. The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad if it's nice weather, or inside the enclosed walkway beginning at Job Hall and extending through the Campus Center if it is raining.

Please see below for information on forming the academic procession if Commencement is indoors. The academic procession will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 9:00 a.m. The procession will be in the order noted below:

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"What We Are Already Doing" is the theme of the institute, which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20-21. It will include sessions on course design, integrating sustainability, scholarship of teaching and learning, and the new Faculty Learning Communities program.

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The last Wellness Clinic newsletter of the year is now on our website ( Check it out!

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Eighteen students have been inducted into the Sigma Xi honor society for 2008. Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi is the international honor society of research scientists and engineers; the Paulen A. Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1966. The students were elected to membership because of their research achievements or potential.

This year's students have already done an amazing variety and quality of scientific research and we look forward to hearing of their future accomplishments.

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Public Safety Alert

Contributed by Anonymous on 05/09/2008 

On Friday, May 9, at about 10:00 a.m., a female resident of the West Tower reported to the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety that an unknown person had pointed a camera at her while she was in the shower.

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Along with skin cancer, Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in this country. People over 50 are especially susceptible to developing this disease. In most cases, colorectal cancer is preventable and it is highly curable in its early stages. It is extremely important that you ask your doctor about colorectal cancer screenings. More information can be found on our website or in the American Cancer Society website.

Itís the end of the semester and itís time to P-A-R-T-Y! The IC Picnic Sub-Committee is planning a unique celebratory event to honor the hard-working employees of Ithaca College. All are invited to come and hang out at the "beach" for some much-needed rest and relaxation!

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Summer Hours - 2008

Contributed by Tanisha Malone on 05/09/2008 

President Williams is pleased to announce that the College will institute our Summer Hours program for summer 2008!

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You've seen the lively graphics on the poster and postcards! Now come for the lively presentations in the Clark Lounge on Wednesday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to noon! Each represents one of the types of scholarship here; all are exciting faculty work.

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You and your family are invited to the Commencement Eve Gala Concert Saturday, May 17, at 8:30 p.m. in Ben Light Gymnasium. Admission is free. Directed by Professor Dana Wilson, this year's theme is "Farewell" and features the symphony orchestra, choir, marimba band, jazz workshop, and soloists in an exciting and entertaining one-hour program.

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Join Ithaca College alumni, parents, and friends for a day of giving back at the 15th annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon.

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The Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee (NLC) was recently awarded the 2008 Richard B. Fischer Environmental Conservation Recognition Award by the Town of Ithaca. The committee's work in using undeveloped properties as learning tools and for contributing to the natural environment of the Town of Ithaca is being recognized.

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Congratulations to the three members of the Ithaca College community being honored at Women's Expo 2008, sponsored by Cayuga Radio Group. Cynthia Henderson, Deb Mohlenhoff, and Beverly Baker are among the "20 Outstanding Women You Should Know," a group selected for their interesting and inspiring stories from the dozens of nominees representing local women with diverse careers, backgrounds, volunteer activities, and family lives.

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The Ithaca College Bus Trip Committee is sponsoring a day trip to "America's largest free admission park." Join us for a one-day bus trip to Knoebels Amusement Resort on Saturday, June 28, where admission into the park is FREE! Cost per person for the bus trip is $24, which includes transportation only.

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Phone service in individual residential hall rooms will be available on an opt-in basis only beginning in the fall semester.

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The Ithacan took top awards in four competitions this spring.

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Exciting Blackboard News!

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 05/07/2008 

Attention faculty members, you can now create your course shell in the Blackboard 6 online courseware system through HomerConnect!

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Eli Kowalski '10, a cinema and photography major with a concentration in still photography, and currently enrolled in Intermediate Photography, placed as a finalist in Photographer's Forum magazine's 28th annual student photography contest, sponsored by Nikon USA.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce this year's winners of the C. P. Snow Scholar Award and the H&S Dean's Award. The C. P. Snow Scholar Award recognizes a high-achieving student "who has successfully combined scientific and humanistic studies at Ithaca College." The Dean's Awards are given to the four graduating seniors with the highest GPAs in their discipline.

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The evening hours for recreational swim during Senior Week have been canceled. Below are the remaining rec swim hours for finals and Senior Week.

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