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The PIECES (Providing Ithaca Experiences Connecting Every Student) program will be returning for opening weekend again this fall, and we're looking for faculty and staff volunteers to help with this program again.

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Three Ithaca College faculty were invited delegates to present their recent research at the Media and Society in Asia: Transformations and Transitions Conference in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, July 18-21, 2005.

Gina Marchetti, Cinema and Photography; Patricia R. Zimmerman, Cinema and Photography; and Stewart Auyash, Health Promotion and Physical Education, were among 30 U.S.-based scholars at the Asian Media, Information and Communications Centre (AMIC) sponsored gathering of nearly 300 delegates from 30 different countries.

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Last Call for Yankee Bus Trip

Contributed by Susanna Stumpe on 08/07/2005 

The bus trip is to see the Yankees vs. Kansas City on August 27! We need to know if you'll be joining us by this Friday, August 12.

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New Faculty/Staff Workshops

Contributed by Michelle Hammond on 08/05/2005 

ITS is pleased to offer a new series of workshops -- Introduction to WebCT and Using an E-classroom.

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Plan Now, Beat the Rush

Contributed by Kris Shields on 08/05/2005 

As faculty, staff, and students return to the Ithaca College campus, many people begin planning for the coming year. As a result, many people and organizations are starting to request room reservations. This rush of requests places a significant burden on the staff processing reservations.

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Summer Meal Plan Info

Contributed by Debra Meeker on 08/05/2005 

Attention summer meal plan participants
Campus Center Dining Hall will be open through dinner on Saturday, August 6, 2005.
Campus Center Dining Hall will close and the Towers Dining Hall will be opening on Sunday, August 7
Fall semester meal plans begin on Saturday, August 20

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The Caring and Sharing Committee of the Ithaca College Staff Council is pleased to offer back-to-school assistance.

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Due to circumstances beyond dining services control, the Tower Club Restaurant will be closed for lunch today (August 4, 2005). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The restaurant will be open with the regular Friday lunch buffet tomorrow.

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Parnassus will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. August 11 through August 15 for a major software upgrade. The August 12 bi-weekly and the August 15 semi-monthly payrolls should be available for on-line viewing through Employee Self-Service at http://vail.ithaca.edu/ace on August 10 and 11 respectively.

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Live Fire Extinguisher Training

Contributed by Michael Lewis on 08/03/2005 

On Friday, August 19, Ithaca College’s environmental health and safety group (EH&S) will be partnering with the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) to provide “live” fire extinguisher training.

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Biology Alumni get Published!

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 08/03/2005 

Meghan Lindauer ('01) and Maira Pires (’02) are pleased to announce their joint publication, along with other co-authors. Their article entitled, "p63 regulates commitment to the prostate cell lineage" appears in PNAS 102(32): 11355-11360. The abstract is available at ithaca.edu/biology/kudos_lindauerpires05.pdf.

Farewell to Robert Cree

Contributed by Tami Hastings on 08/02/2005 

Please join financial services, purchasing, accounts payable, budget and finance, and administration in saying farewell to Robert Cree, associate director financial services.

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Do You Hear the ECHO?

Contributed by Kimberley Conrad on 08/01/2005 

Have you heard the ECHO? Experiencing Connections by Heading Outdoors (ECHO) is an opportunity, sponsored by first year programs, for a group of 60 incoming first year students to go on an overnight backpack camping trip to Hector National Forest with members of the Ithaca College community. ECHO is looking for faculty and staff to participate in some way.

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Lisa Maurer, coordinator of LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, was an invited presenter at the XVII World Congress of Sexology in Montreal, Canada in July 2005.

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This was erroneously announced for Wednesday; the correct day is Thursday, August 4.

Every blood donation is essential, and many donors are unaware of the constant need to replenish the blood supply. Please help our blood drive by donating on August 4 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Emerson Suites.

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ITS Announces Support of iMac

Contributed by Michelle Hammond on 07/29/2005 

We are pleased to announce that ITS is now supporting the Apple iMac computer as a viable campus alternative.

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Northeast by North

Contributed by Bonita Ferguson on 07/29/2005 

James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, NY

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Mature Content

Contributed by Bonita Ferguson on 07/29/2005 

Community School of Music and Art-330 E. State St., Ithaca

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The Office of Recreational Sports is pleased to announce Jamie Drahos as the new program coordinator.

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Temporary Bookstore Help

Contributed by Deborah Merriman on 07/29/2005 

Do you know someone in your family or in your neighborhood who would enjoy some challenging temporary work and some extra cash?

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