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The Ithaca College community is invited to the 40th Annual Commencement Eve Concert on Saturday, May 19, at 8:30 p.m. in the Ben Light Gymnasium. You are also welcome at the dress rehearsal on Friday, May 18 at 8:30 p.m. -- less traffic and a smaller crowd, but the exact same show. The dress rehearsal is a polished performance that is attended each year by hundreds of people, and provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the concert in a more relaxed setting.

Admission is free. Directed by Professor Dana Wilson, this year’s theme is “Music and Memory” and features the wind ensemble, choir, marimba band, jazz workshop, and soloists, in an exciting and entertaining one hour program.

Effective June 1, 2007 the rates for renting college fleet vehicles as well as chargeback amounts for automotive fuel will change.

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This is a reminder about the annual campus electrical shutdown on May 26 and August 5.

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Congratulations to the Toastmasters members who were recently selected as officers of the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club for 2007-2008.

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Andrew Getzin, M.D., the head team physician at Ithaca College, has been selected by both the USA Triathlon and by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to provide medical coverage this summer.

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Mac’s and The Bookstore will close early at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 25 for inventory. Both stores will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 26 through May 28, for the holiday weekend. We will reopen again on Tuesday, May 29.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The 18th IC Employee Picnic

Contributed by Beth Hulbert on 05/14/2007 

Welcome in summer and come to the 18th IC Employee Picnic on Saturday June 9, 2007 from 10am -2pm!

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Indoor Pool Hours 5/14 - 6/1

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 05/11/2007 

The Indoor Pool will be open M-F from 12-1:30 from 5/14 through 6/1. The outdoor pool will open on 6/2.

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For the third consecutive year Recreational Sports will be hosting a summer, pick-up softball league for faculty, staff and students. The game schedule is still being finalized, but games will be on Fridays afternoons (and a few Thursday afternoons) starting after Commencement.

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The A.A. South Hill Noon Thursday Meeting is moving to the Phillips Room of the Chapel as of May 17.

This meeting is open to students, faculty, staff and community members who want to achieve or maintain sobriety.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
• The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
• A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
• Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

For a listing of other meetings in the area check the following website:

There is currently a need for a faculty or staff volunteer to give an informal talk at Longview in July.

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The next meeting for the informal education and support group for employees dealing with caregiving issues is scheduled for Friday, May 18, 2007, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (Gerontology Resource Room).

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The 14th Annual Jim Butterfield Golf Tournament will take place on Friday June 1 at Cornell's Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.

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The Office of Conference and Event Services is again pleased to announce the new internal menu options for the Ithaca College community.

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Art department chair Harry McCue will be the first of three artists invited to speak about their work during the Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition at the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery.

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Commencement 2007 CAPS AND GOWNS

Contributed by Art Gilmore on 05/10/2007 

Bachelor Caps, Gowns, and Tassels may be purchased and picked up at the campus bookstore buyback window on the dates below. Masters and DPT attire can be picked up on the same dates, but should be preordered. A limited selection of Masters and DPT attire may be available for late purchases.

* Wednesday through Saturday, May 16 - 19, 2007, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
* Sunday, May 20th, 2007, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Pricing for attire is:

Bachelor $36.00 Cap,Gown,Tassel
Masters $37.00 Hood
Masters $40.00 Cap,Gown,Tassel
DPT $190.00 Tam,Hood,Gown,Tassel

Commencement Eve Invitation

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 05/10/2007 

You and your family are invited to the Commencement Eve Gala Concert Saturday, May 19, at 8:30 p.m., in Ben Light Gymnasium. Admission is free. Directed by Professor Dana Wilson, this year’s theme is “Music and Memory” and features the wind ensemble, choir, marimba band, jazz workshop, and soloists, in an exciting and entertaining one hour program.

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Changes Coming to the Campus Center

Contributed by David Prunty on 05/10/2007 

In order to meet the campus need for large meeting space, the Campus Center Office is pleased to announce the creation of a new meeting room for 2007-2008.

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Psychology professor Barney Beins co-edited a book, Best Practices for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences, which has just been published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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Three staff members from Ithaca College are being honored at Women’s Expo 2007, sponsored by Cayuga Radio Group. Colleen Barnes, Marian Brown and Terry Martinez are among the “20 Outstanding Women You Should Know,” a group selected for their interesting and inspiring stories from the more than 200 nominees representing local women with diverse careers, backgrounds, volunteer activities and family lives.

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