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The women's tennis team (7-1) beat Nazareth 5-4 Sunday to win the Empire 8 Championship Tournament title and clinch the program's first bid to the NCAA championships.

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The Ithaca College Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting of the 2006–7 academic year Wednesday–Friday, October 11–13. The meeting will include five new members elected within the past year and will be the first since 2001 without William Haines at the helm. After reaching the five-year maximum for serving as board chair, Haines has been elected chair emeritus.

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Just a reminder: Ithaca College faculty, staff, and students are invited to a campus wide celebration Thursday, October 12, to launch the Campaign for Ithaca College: Making a World of Difference. Here are details of what promises to be a remarkable day.

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As part of the Student Leadership Institute, Russell Martin was scheduled to present “Conducting Effective Meetings” on Thursday, October 12 at 12:05 p.m. in Williams 221. In order to support the Campus Campaign Kick-off, the session will be rescheduled later in the year.

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The Department of Physics will open its new Performance-Based Physics Laboratory on Friday, Oct. 13. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. in room 208 in the Center for Natural Sciences. Housing 11 round tables each equipped with audio, data, electrical outlets and Mac Powerbooks, the new facility allows students to create their own learning communities for three- to nine-person teams.

The inauguration of the new classroom will feature remarks by Howard Erlich, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, and a demonstration of the new facility’s technology by assistant professor of physics Michael “Bodhi” Rogers. In addition, Eric Leibensperger ’05 will give a talk, “Atmospheric Physics and Global Warming,” which focuses on his current research at Harvard University.

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Contributed by Robert Holt on 10/06/2006 

Continuation – Sanitary Sewer Interceptor Project 2006

South Aurora Street between the intersections of Prospect & Pleasant Streets.

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Cash Found on Campus

Contributed by Crystal Young on 10/06/2006 

The Office of Public Safety is attempting to identify the owner of a sum of US Currency which was found on the campus within the past few days.

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Third Time's a Charm

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 10/06/2006 

“We care more about voting for our favorite American Idol candidate than voting for our favorite Congressional candidate.” Zack Ford, Ithaca College Student Body President

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The School of Business attains its first ever profile in Princeton Review's "Best 282 Business Schools."

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Matt Podolsky (Env. Studies and Cinema and Photography) presented "Shrubland Habitat Restoration in Contiguous Forest: Win-Win Management for Biodiversity" at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Ornithological Association. The conference was held in Oneonta, NY in September.

The paper was a co-authored with Dr. John Confer (Bio), and Juliana Quant (Bio.).

Matt received a $350 scholarship from the NYSOA for attending the conference and presenting the paper.

John Confer presented "Managing Habitat for Shrubland Birds" at a conference on "Early Successional Habitat" sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation at the Rensselaerville Environmental Institute in September.

Sex is natural, sex is good, not everybody does it, and that's OK!
Join us for "Don't have Sex in the Dark" - a presentation by Planned Parenthood that will include lots of info on safer sex, sexual communication, and other sexual health topics.
Monday night, October 9th, 7:00 p.m. Clark Lounge

I am pleased to be able to inform the campus community that Robert Cree, the former Associate Director of Financial Services until about a year ago, will be rejoining the Ithaca College family as Assistant Vice President of Business and Finance on October 30th.

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The handicap spaces in E lot near the Textor flag pole will be temporarily relocated to the south side of E lot in front of Muller.

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Composer and percussionist Warren Benson was a faculty member in the School of Music from 1953 to 1967 and made a huge difference in many IC students' lives. He also wrote the music for the College's original alma mater, the "Ithaca College Anthem." He passed away in October 2005. To honor him, his former student, acclaimed composer Persis Parshall Vehar '59, wrote "Kaddish (In Memoriam – Warren Benson).”

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Services Slated for Former President

Contributed by David Maley on 10/05/2006 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, for Ellis L. Phillips Jr., the fifth president of Ithaca College. The services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 496 Main Street, Medfield, MA.

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On Tuesday, October 10th,the Ithaca College Wellness Clinic's No Pressure Blood Pressure screenings will once again be holding a campus wide blood pressure screening.

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Peace Corps Thanks Ithaca College

Contributed by John Fracchia on 10/05/2006 

Career Services is pleased to announce that 11 Ithaca College students joined the Peace Corps last year and will be serving in countries around the world.

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Beginning Wednesday, October 25th from 6:30-8:00pm $35 for 6 weeks, you can learn various massage techniques at the Fitness Center. Staff, faculty and students are welcome.

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Greek Tragedy in the Afternoon

Contributed by Greg Bostwick on 10/05/2006 

The students of the Styles of Acting class would like to invite you over to the house. The House of Atreus, that is.

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